This week has been quite a busy one, with releases rolling in on a conveyor belt. Important names in the industry such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola or Oppo have presented numerous novelties and now finally Vivo announces a new budget smartphone with 5G connectivity – Vivo Y77e.
The phone is made of plastic, has a somewhat contrasting design (the front area makes you think of something cheap, while the back is attractive, the two photo modules are really nice), and the hardware is as usual as possible in its category of price:
  • 6.58-inch AMOLED display, FullHD+ resolution (2408 x 1080 pixels), 60Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate;
  • octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor made on 6nm, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 6 / 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128 / 256 GB UFS 2.2 storage space, microSD card combo slot up to 1 TB;
  • Android 12 with Origin OS Ocean interface;
  • 5G SA / NSA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.1, localization via A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS and QZSS, 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C , side fingerprint scanner;
  • 13 MP wide main camera, f/2.2, PDAF + 2 MP macro, f/2.4, 8 MP front camera, f/2.0, shoots at 1080p;
  • battery: 5000 mAh, charging at 18W. dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.25 mm, weight: 194 grams.

I think more could be done for the Vivo Y77e, a higher refresh rate or a more powerful camera wouldn't hurt, especially since the starting price is around Rs. 20,000