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    Vivo Y91

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    Release Date
    5-Nov-18
    Market Status
    Available
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    Original Price
    ₹9,990
    Price with Buyback
    Approx. ₹3,996
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    4030 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.1 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.22 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Colors
    Ram & Storage:
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    General
    Announced On5-Nov-18
    Market StatusAvailable
    BrandVivo
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 8,499
    Design
    Weight163.5 grams
    ColorsOcean Blue, Starry Black
    BuildBack: Plastic
    Dimensions155.1 x 75 x 8.2 mm
    SAR ValueHead: 1.283 W/kg, Body: 0.609 W/kg
    Display
    Screen Size6.22 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
    Pixel Density270 ppi
    Screen to Body Ratio88.60%
    Screen DesignWaterdrop notch
    Performance
    GPUPowerVR GE8320
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
    ChipsetMediaTek Helio P22
    CPUOcta core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceFuntouch OS
    Clock Speed2 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Process Technology12 nm
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants3GB 32GB, 2GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR3
    Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
    OTG SupportYes
    Front Camera
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/1.8 Primary Camera
    Front Aperturef/1.8
    Front FlashYes, Screen flash
    Battery
    Battery Capacity4030 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    USB Type-CNo
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    BluetoothYes
    FM RadioYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 13MP + 2MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.2 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution2 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/2.4, Depth Camera
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2.2
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability


    Vivo Y91 (Starry Black, 3 GB RAM/32 GB)
    Price
    ₹9,990

    About the Phone

    Vivo Y91 may look good but does it pack the punch expected from it? It has a few pros and cons:

    Pros

    • Vivo Y91 comes with a beautiful design and ergonomic button which looks quite decent, though it can be a bit flashy for some.
    • The battery of Vivo Y91 is an admirable one which fuels up the phone well enough for an entire day with moderate use.

    Cons

    • Vivo Y91 comes with a poor display with poor colour accuracy and low saturation levels.
    • The Vivo Y91 does not have an optimized processor which can go slow with basic multitasking as well as gaming, due to ill-managed RAM.
    • The phone has poor cameras which do not capture plenty of details and turn out bland photos.

    All in all, the Vivo Y91 has too many faults to it. It has a weak processor and camera, as well as a below-average display. It is not a recommended model, as there are better budget phones present in the market.

    Vivo Y91 is one of the rare budget smartphones of Vivo that can create a spark in the market. Priced at Rs. 8,990, the Vivo Y91 tries it stays afloat in the competitive budget market, both in terms of looks and hardware.

    However, despite looking good, the Vivo Y91 does not pack quite a punch. It appears with a poor camera and abysmal performance. Despite having a large battery fueling the phone, Vivo has not provided an excellent display to match up the power-packing battery. The Vivo Y91 falls short on many counts and can be easily beaten by the likes of Xiaomi phones like Redmi 7.

    Vivo Y91 will capture your attention, especially with its beautiful outlook. It has a plastic unibody, and a two-tone color along with the polished and comfortable back makes it a brilliant phone to keep in your hands. However, it is not quite slim. It might seem a bit chunky in hand.

    On the rear, it has the dual camera module placed vertically near the top left corner. The right side of the handset houses the volume rocker and power button. They are placed ergonomically, so you do not have to stretch your fingers too much. The build quality is quite sturdy. However, sometimes, the colors might look a little bit too flashy, especially given how the light falls on it.

    Vivo Y91 has a 6.22-inch IPS LCD which arrives with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. Along with that, it has a low pixel density of 270 ppi. A 2.5D curved glass covers the screen. The low pixel density does show itself. Despite having a 720p resolution, the colors do not appear too punchy.

    It has low saturation levels. The viewing angles are okay, but in extreme angles, the screen gets a bit darker. The phone is moderately bright, but you cannot expect it to hold its brightness under harsh sunlight.

    Vivo Y91 has a MediaTek MTK6762, which does not seem like the best processor. However, it can surprise the user with its below-average performance. It is paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Multitasking with a few apps and switching between them caused the phone to stutter. The real problem started appearing with gaming.

    High-end games like PUBG or Asphalt 9 refused to run on the device, crashing every time. Casual games can run smoothly, but you need to clear all the background apps running along with it. It shows that the phone does not have proper RAM management running under the hood.

    Vivo Y91 arrives with a dual camera set –  a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP supporting camera. The pictures captured by the cameras are very mediocre. Even in daylight, the photos come out oversaturated and do not have all the details. It seems artificial. The HDR mode tends to brighten up the images. Even daylight HDR mode tends to be inconsistent.

    However, in portrait mode, the phone does a better job. The edge detection is decent, and you can make out the outline of the subjects properly.

    In the front, the notch holds the 8MP selfie camera. It does a moderately good job. The pictures come out vibrant and social-media worthy. Vivo Y91 seems to have concentrated more on the optimization of the pictures, but Huawei Y7 Prime does a better job in both camera and optimization.

    Vivo Y91 has a massive 4030 mAh battery. As expected, the battery is capable of giving a fantastic runtime. The 720p display itself does not take up much fuel. As a result, with an hour of moderate use like playing with the camera, social media, texting and calling, the phone lost 11% battery.

    It means roughly it can give about 8 hours and more screen-on time. With heavy usage like multitasking and gaming, along with video streaming for an hour, the phone lost around 16%, which is still acceptable.

    Vivo Y91 is not the best phone of Vivo. It has a good design and a heart-stealing battery, but otherwise, it is a mess. It has a very mediocre performance, and the phone cameras do not produce the best quality photos with high-details.

    The RAM management on this phone is abysmal. Plus, the Vivo Y91 has a passable display which does leave a lot to be asked for. If you are an average user, then you would ask for better performance at least, if not cameras. Hence, Vivo Y91 is not the phone recommended for any mid-range user.