How much does the Vivo Y12 cost? You can pick it up for around Rs.29,000 island-wide. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it.
The handset is rather new; it was released in 2019. It is also big. This is the hallmark of a modern device– its screen stretches 6.35 inches across. However, it’s not thin – its dimensions are 159.4 mm x 76.8 mm x 8.9 mm.
It’s got some weight. We’re fans of phones that are heavy, as they feel well-built. The Y12 comes in at 190.5 grams.
It’s made of high-quality plastic. It’s also super glossy, which is why it’ll look like glass from across the room.
There is a MicroSD slot on it. But the ROM that it comes with is decent. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well.
You can’t pick the Y12 up in many colours. There is only a blue and red choice. They look superb and there is a gradient on its rear.
We think the phone would be comfortable to hold. It’s very ergonomic, as Vivo curved its sides well.
As its display is so big, immersing in whatever you’re watching would be a breeze. We’re not the biggest fans of the panel on its front, though. It is IPS LCD. Colours won’t be vibrant.
There is barely any bezel action going on. That’s because its screen-to-body ratio is an impressive 81.4%.
Considering how big its display is, its screen resolution does not cut it. It is 720 x 1544 pixels.
Out of the box, it runs Android 9. No, you can’t upgrade its systems to Android 11. This is a shame as between the two OS versions, there have been several security optimizations.
The chipset housed is the Helio P22. It’s a mid-range processor that you can get extensive with.
You can pick it up with 32 or 64 GB of space. No matter which option you choose, you’d be getting expandable storage. You’d have to buy the microSD card separately, of course.
RAM-wise, how does it do? It comes with 3 or 4 GB of memory. 3 and 4 GB are more than enough RAM to prevent apps from force-closing.
Remember that the device’s width is not small. You’d expect a large battery to be housed. We’re happy to say that Vivo did not disappoint. It has a large 5,000 mAh unit. The Y12 fully drains in around 2 days. No, its battery is non-removable.
You’ll be charging it through a regular 10 W fast charger. Get a good book ready, it will take a while to reach 100%. You’ll have to place the charger inside its MicroUSB port. The entry is considered dated these days.
If you’re expecting reverse or wireless charging, get ready to be disappointed. They’re features that are present in more flagship units.
Let’s talk about its cameras. It has a triple set-up on its rear. Vivo isn’t known for making great cameras. The Y12 does decently, though. It just doesn’t take good shots in low-light.
Its triple-set up consists of a 13 MP primary lens, a secondary 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a tertiary 2 MP depth sensor.
There is a bright LED flash on its rear. You’re unfortunately not getting an LED sensor on its front. Speaking of its selfie camera, it is a single 8 MP shooter.