The Vivo Y79 captures superb selfies with a 24MP front camera

Vivo Y79
Vivo Y79

The Vivo Y79 is set to launch in China after the mid-ranger was announced by the company as the latest addition to its ‘Y’ Series. The smartphone packs an impressive range of specs at its budget-friendly price.

Vivo Y79 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Vivo Y79 Specs

Display

The Vivo Y79 is one of those devices coming up with a 2:1 aspect ratio (18:9) and the usual 720 * 1440 pixel resolution that comes with it. The display in question is a 5.99-inch On-Cell FullView display at 84.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Design

The smartphone sports a metal unibody design in Matte Black, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colours. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with its power key and volume buttons located on its right side.

Storage & Processor

Under the hood, it combines Adreno 506 GPU for graphics with Qualcomm’s 2.0GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor running on 4GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 64GB of expandable memory.

Camera

The camera department highlights Vivo’s most impressive feature which is its 24MP selfie camera with Moonlight selfie flash. At the rear is a 16MP Autofocus shooter with LED flash, phase detection and a 64MB ultra HD images support merging four images into one.

Battery & Connectivity

The Vivo Y79 powers up on a built-in 3225mAh battery that can carry you for as long as you could ever ask for. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS + A-GPS, FM Radio, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE.

Software

The smartphone will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box with Vivo’s custom skin, FunTouch 3.2 on top.

Vivo Y79 Full Phone Specifications

Vivo Y79

General

Device BrandVivo
ModelY79
AnnouncedNovember, 2017
ReleasedNovember, 2017
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkUMTS 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600 MHz
SIM TypeNano SIM.
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GLTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions155.87*75.74*7.7mm
Weight160g
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ColorsMatte Black, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold

Display

Display TypeIPS Capacitative Touchscreen
Size5.99 inches
ResolutionHD+ (720 * 1440) pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~269 ppi
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionScratch resistant
FeaturesMulti-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

16MP camera
LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, continuous shooting, Panorama, phase detection, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR
  • Rear camera – Yes
  • Front camera – Yes
24MP
Moonlight selfie flash, face beauty, f/2.0 aperture

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
FunTouch 3.2
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core
CPU Speed2.0GHz
GPUAdreno 506
4GB
Internal Storage64GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeType 2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)n/a
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
n/a

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po
Capacity3225mAh
PlacementNon-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, AAC, AAC+, eAAc+, MIDI, WMA, MP3, WAV
Yes, WMV, MP4, H.263, H.264, MKV, Xvid, DivX, AVI
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Vivo Y79 in China & India

The Vivo Y79 will be available in China on Vivo Mall, TMall and JD.com from November 11th and is already priced at 2,498 Yuan (~Rs 24,400).

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