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The Y93 comes off as great all-round performer for its price. As opposed to the Y95, where the higher price and a similar list of specifications can be a dealbreaker, with the Y93’s compromise on the camera, this phone is better suited to be something that you can use every day without complaints. With its stunning looks, a great battery capacity, and features that can threaten high-end smartphones, this phone feels like a million bucks in your hand and works just the same.
Priced on Amazon at Rs. 13,990, the phone is set to compete with the Realme 2 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, and the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Vivo Y93 features the standard Vivo design – the prized “halo” display, that is a waterdrop notch display with an incredible 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone also comes with standard Vivo features.
Vivo Y93 Price in India
Vivo Y93 belongs to the budget-centric price range from the brand and it was launched to compete with multiple smartphones from other brands like Realme, Asus, Redmi and Zenfone. Now speaking about the latest pricing of Vivo Y93, according to Flipkart the smartphone featuring 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage is available at Rs.11,990 and another variant according to the online shopping platform featuring 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage is available under the price tag of Rs.13,990. The offer is limited under the Big Diwali Sale.
The Y93 goes with the standard Vivo design. It’s not a bad thing at all because Vivo’s standard design is stunning. Having the “Halo FullView”, that Vivo calls the water-drop notch, the phone looks gorgeous. The 88.6% screen-to-body ratio makes for a great screen real estate. The bezel-less edges on the side and the chin make it feel ore flagship than budget. Even though the phone is a plastic body, it does not feel cheap or flimsy owing to the great build quality. The phone is well weighted and is comfortable to hold in one hand. The front camera sits in the notch on top of the phone.
The rest of the phone is standard – with the dual camera setup in the rear along with the fingerprint scanner and the engraved Vivo logo. The 3.5 mm headphone jack, speaker grill, and the USB port are at the bottom.
The Y93 capitalises to maximise screen space, with an aspect ratio of 19:9 on the 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen. With a resolution of 720×1520 pixels and a density of 271 pixels per inch, the screen viewing experience falls a little short on how much it could have delivered. This is also a consequence of the fact that Vivo opted for an HD+ screen instead of a fullHD+ screen. The colours on the screen, however, are vibrant and well balanced. The subjects might not seem as sharp when compared to other phones in a similar price range. Legibility in broad daylight is good, and the screen remains perfectly operable.
The Y93 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, comprising of an octa-core array of Cortex A53 processors clocking a little below 2 GHz. Paired with 4 GB of RAM, the phone presents a smooth user experience, running apps flawlessly and with virtually no lags. However, there can be a little lag noticeable when the background has a lot of running apps. The graphics are handled by the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The Y93 is capable of running most games smoothly, however, you may have to turn down the graphics settings on memory intensive games in order to avoid large frame drops and lags.
The phone comes with 32 GB of internal space. If that is not enough, a dedicated microSD card slot can raise that limit up to 256 GB. That’s enough to satisfy most memory hungry users.
The phone overlays the FunTouch OS 4.5 over the Android 8.1, Oreo. The FunTouch OS comes loaded with a plethora of proprietary features like the Jovi Smart Assistant, SmartScreen, and a split screen that works with most native apps. The phone comes with a lot of bloatware and that can be a little unpleasant, but it’s nothing that takes away from the user experience. The OS feels like a derivative of the iOS with similar themes and controls and presents intuitive navigation.
The camera performs averagely well in its overall capacity. The rear camera is the main deal here, with 13 megapixel and 2-megapixel image sensors and apertures of f/2.2 and f/2.4 respectively. The smaller image sensor works to get the depth-of-field information in order to create a bokeh mode as seen on DSLRs. The camera is equipped with AI, in order to enhance photos captured in low lights by minimising grain and noise. Low light photography can still be a disappointing affair as is the case with most budget phones. Photos taken in well-lit conditions are, however, sharp and pleasant. The colours are vibrant, well saturated, and accurate.
The front camera consists of an 8-megapixel image sensor and an impressive f/1.8 aperture. It comes equipped with an AI and an artificial bokeh mode. The camera works well in proper lighting but is plagued with similar problems in low light conditions. The AI helps with recognising faces, genders, age, skin tones, and features. It helps in smoothing out features, enhancing complexion, and raising the sharpness of the subject. All in all, it’s good enough for the average selfie shooter.
The battery capacity of the phone is impressive. The Y93 is powered by a staggering 4,030 mAh battery that guarantees your phone a day’s worth of life without worrying about the charge. Even for moderate and intensive usage, the phone easily lasts over 12 hours. For your everyman, this battery capacity is enough to live without battery-tensions.
The phone lives up to the standard that Vivo has set with their phones. The price tag is supremely affordable, and the list of features on the phone is impressive. Although Vivo has better phones in a similar price range, this phone can make a stand in the ruthless smartphone market.