The Vivo Y12 has an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM, which offers ample space for smooth performance. Typically, the phone has no problems with loading and running apps. Navigating between the apps and multitasking is a relaxed affair, with no sluggishness whatsoever. In benchmark tests, the phone scored pretty well. While in Antutu it scored 41,177 points, in Geekbench’s single core and multicore tests it scored 605 and 2,530 respectively. Furthermore, the phone can handle lightweight games like Candy Crush, Clash Royale, Warhammer 40K, etc., decently. However, the gaming experience for graphics-intensive games like PUBG isn’t up to mark. There are occasional frame rate drops and lags. Another thing to note is that the device gets heated up during prolonged gaming sessions.
As for the UI, the Funtouch UI draws inspiration from iOS, and it is clearly visible from the app layout and icons. You get many preinstalled apps, which aren’t precisely bloatware – they’re okay-ish. There’s no app drawer, and the apps rest on multiple home screens. Although the FunTouch UI comes with a lot of customization features, it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.