Vivo Y70 Review 2021- Best Mid-Range Smartphone
The Vivo Y70 does well in the test, especially with its bright OLED display, and can also score with good performance, extensive equipment and a short battery charging time. However, the middle class market is highly competitive. The Vivo Y70 does not stand out here, but it offers an attractive performance for the money at a price of less than 45,000 rupees.
- Sharp AMOLED display
- Very short battery charging time
- Round equipment
- No water protection
- Hardly any highlights compared to the competition
Vivo Y70 in the test: OLED for the middle class
You can hardly tell from the fact that the Vivo Y70 is an inexpensive mid-range device. Despite the low price, a high-resolution, borderless OLED display with a minimal notch is used here.
With a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and the high pixel density of 409 ppi resulting from the diagonal of 6.4 inches, content is always displayed sharply. The legibility is not lost even in sunlight, the appealingly high brightness of 640 cd / m² is very pleasing.
Thanks to the OLED panel, the cheap smartphone can almost compete with some high-end models in this regard. The screen works with the usual 60 Hz – i.e. not as smoothly as 90 or 120 Hz screens – but its color and contrast display is convincing: We measured a good value of 166: 1 in the checkerboard contrast test.
And 97 percent coverage of the large DCI-P3 color space is also impressive. This is a strong result for a mid-range smartphone. Users who attach great importance to the display of their smartphone no longer have to dig deep into their pockets.
Vivo Y70 shows good performance in the test
The performance of the Vivo Y70 proves to be good in the test. The cell phone is equipped with an eight-core Snapdragon 665 processor from Qualcomm, such as that used in the Redmi Note 8T. Thanks to the 8 GB RAM, the Android operating system runs largely smoothly on the Vivo Y70. Even (simple) 3D games are included.
In the benchmark test, our test device achieved a good score of 6,362 points in PCMark – which is roughly on par with a Galaxy A41 or Huawei P Smart. Seven images per second are achieved in the GFX bench; that’s not much, but still okay in this price range. Our test PDF takes just under 10 seconds to display via WLAN. These are still decent values - especially for this price range.
With the eight-core processor and the large RAM, the Vivo Y70 runs largely smoothly.
Round equipment without major highlights
The equipment of the Vivo Y70 surprised us with a large range, but, as is usual for devices in this price range, also lacks some features. Above all, we miss certified protection against dust and water as well as support for wireless charging – but cheap devices often do without these points.
In return, Vivo goes all out with the rest of the equipment of the Y70: USB-C as the main interface, a separate headphone output and the memory card slot adorn the case. The internal memory is generously sized at 128 GB; of which just under 109 GB can be freely used. Another card slot is used for the SIM cards: Thanks to dual SIM, you can use two nano SIMs at the same time. A memory expansion and dual SIM are also possible at the same time.
The Vivo Y70 transmits via WLAN-ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE with up to 600 Mbit / s. NFC is also on board for closer communication. To unlock, users have the option of entering a code, accessing the fingerprint scanner on the display or facial recognition.
The Vivo Y70 has decent mid-range cameras
A 48-megapixel triple camera consisting of a main lens, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel bokeh lens is used as the camera. In the practical test, it achieved passable results, but it lacks a bit of color and details, especially in low light.
The camera of the Vivo Y70 supports video recordings in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second as well as slow motion with up to 240 fps in HD quality. An autofocus is available; but as usual for the price range, there is no optical image stabilizer. A 16-megapixel camera is used for selfies – automatic “face beauty effects” are also used here.
Short runtime, short charging time in the test
The Vivo Y70’s 4,100 mAh battery can only offer an average runtime in the test, but it shines when plugged in. We measure an online runtime of 10:26 hours, which is just enough for a full day, but could become a problem in the long run due to a reduction in capacity.
Fortunately, the smartphone is ready for use again surprisingly quickly: Our test device was 53 percent full again after 30 minutes, and it was fully charged in 57 minutes. Even if some devices charge faster, the Vivo Y70 is refreshingly quick.