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- It is lightweight.
- The design allows for comfortable handling.
- The massive display is great for video streaming and playing games.
- The display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
- The battery capacity is great.
- The rear camera supports full HD video recording (1080p@30fps)
- It has no Fingerprint Sensor.
- It does not support fast charging.
- It is not water- or dust-resistant.
If you can look beyond what it lacks, then this phone could be a great fit for you!
The primary attraction of the Vivo Y81i is its impressive 6.22-inch IPS LCD screen. The bezels have been kept to a minimum to enhance the Full View experience. The power-efficient MediaTek Helio A22 processor powers its core.
The phone runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) OS and offers a combination of 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage. A PowerVR GE8300 GPU takes care of the graphics performance front. It comes with a 3260mAh battery and supports dual-SIM. As for storage, Vivo Y81i offers 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
Vivo Y81i packs in a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It is available in two colours – Black and Red. In India, the launch price of the Vivo Y81i was Rs. 8,490.
The Vivo Y81i is on the slimmer side. It weighs around 143 g, and its dimensions are 155.06 x 75.00 x 7.77mm (height x width x thickness). The front glass display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The phone features a polycarbonate body with a metallic finish that imparts a classy look to it. It has rounded edges that allow for a comfortable grip. The volume and power buttons lie on the right side, whereas the left side houses the SIM card slot. On the back, you will find the camera located on the top right corner, and just beside it lies the LED flash. The design is minimal and neat. Although it is possible to operate with the phone with one hand, it might be a little bit difficult for people with smaller hands.
Vivo Y81i mobile features a 6.22″ (15.8 cm) display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels (270 PPI) and an aspect ratio of 19:9. As mentioned earlier, the phone is mostly bezel-less except for a slight protrusion on the top part to accommodate the front camera and the earpiece. The multi-touch capacitive display is intuitive and fluid, and the colour reproduction is also decent. The big screen enhances your video streaming and gaming experience.
For the processor, Vivo Y81i uses a Quad core, MediaTek Helio A22 clocked at 2.0 GHz. It sports Vivo’s custom UI, FunTouch, based on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The user interface feels fluid and smooth. For the most part, the phone can handle day-to-day tasks quite well. Even multitasking and lightweight gaming shouldn’t be an issue. You might see some lag for graphics intensive games like Asphalt 8 and the likes. But that’s okay since you know that this phone isn’t exactly a gaming beast. Honestly, 2GB RAM isn’t sufficient for the phone to deliver an entirely lag-free experience.
It is what it is – a budget-friendly phone to fulfil your basic phone requirements.
Vivo Y81i features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture. It offers various options such as HDR, Slow Motion, Portrait Mode, Bokeh effect, Panorama, Time Lapse, and Face Beauty, to name a few. You can record 1080p@30fps, which is a welcome trait. The 5MP front camera, on the other hand, has an f/2.2 aperture, but no flash.
Speaking of the camera performance, both the cameras offer average performance at best. While they are capable of capturing some good snaps in bright-light settings, you might be disappointed with the results in low-light environments. The selfies captured by the front camera are decent. However, when you zoom in the snaps, you will encounter a grainy texture with a fair amount of noise.
The phone has a non-removable 3260mAh battery, which is a plus point. The battery can stretch through an entire day, provided you do lightweight stuff on the phone, like browsing, listening to music, making calls, using social media apps, and so on. For continuous usage (while playing games or streaming videos), the battery starts to drop faster. This, however, is true of every phone. Overall, the battery performance of the Vivo Y81i is pretty impressive for a budget phone.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS and Glonass, Bluetooth v5.00, Micro-USB, and 2G/3G/4G (Dual VoLTE) support. There are also many useful sensors like Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope. The lack of the
Fingerprint Sensor is made up by the Face Unlock feature.
Keeping all the features in mind, the Vivo Y81i an affordable phone that promises average performance. The massive display and the battery life are the two main selling points of this phone, apart from which the phone promises nothing extraordinary. In a similar price range, you can get phones with better specs like the Oppo A5s or the Huawei Honor 8S.