Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has quietly added a new entry-level smartphone to its Y-series. Called Y53i, the smartphone is priced at Rs 7,990. At this price point, the smartphone will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Nokia 2 among others. While Vivo hasn’t officially announced it, Mumbai based retailer (Mahesh Telecom) has shared details about the smartphone.
Vivo Y53i specifications and features
The smartphone features a 5-inch display running at a resolution of 540x960pixels. It is disappointing that the screen doesn’t even have an HD (720p) resolution, while its competitors priced in the same range do. At the heart of the Y53i runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. A microSD card slot for further storage expansion is also present.
In the photography department, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The selfie camera also supports Face Unlock feature. Armed with a 2,500mAh battery, the smartphone comes with connectivity options such as dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
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In the software department, the Vivo V53i runs on the two-generations-old Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is quite disappointing, especially when Android 8.0 Oreo has been released for over 7 months now. The smartphone is available via offline retail channels, but there is no word on online availability.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 which is also priced at Rs 7,999 for the base variant, comes with an HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, a better Snapdragon 450 SoC, along with a bigger 3,300mAh battery making it a value for money proposition.