Vivo Y55 5G Review: the good and the bad of the smartphone

Mid-range cell phones have a number of features: main camera with more megapixels, latest processor or updated operating system. that’s what he’s done Live who has not only decided to launch a team with sophisticated specifications, but also a chameleon: the Vivo Y55 5G.

Is it a good idea to buy the Vivo Y55 5G? We have tested the smartphone for a few weeks and this is what is good and bad about the smartphone. follow this review.

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DESIGN

The Vivo Y55 5G measures 164 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs around 187 grams, it is quite light and fits well for one-handed operation. What is surprising is its quite modern chassis, since changes colors between light blue, violet and even orange depending on the light.

Also, Vivo’s device is completely clean, since it does not have too many additions or buttons that are not used. We only place the camera module that does not protrude too much from the body.

The Vivo Y55 5G measures 164 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs around 187 grams. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

Now moving to the sides we have the volume buttons, the 3.5 jack port for headphones, something that is no longer considered by several mobiles in the mid-range sector, in addition to the USB Type-C port and the on and off button that also plays the role of a fingerprint reader.

Already moving to the screen, which is 6.58 inchesis made entirely of glass, unlike the entire body which is polished plastic so that fingerprints are not impregnated.

The screen is made entirely of glass, unlike the entire body which is polished plastic.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
The screen is made entirely of glass, unlike the entire body which is polished plastic. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

The display has a drop-shaped notch, something that many mid-range devices are already replacing with a hole. Although Vivo should already handle a new attraction strategy in that section, in addition to that amazing color that places the Vivo Y55 5G, logically.

SCREEN

The display of Vivo Y55 5G has a 20:9 structure that makes it quite slim. Also, its screen is made of glass, so it is better to put a more resistant mica on it than the one that comes from the factory.

panel comes with IPS LCD technology and occupies 83.8% of the total façadewhich allows you to view the content in both 3:4 and extended formats, taking advantage of the full screen so you don’t miss out on seeing details.

The display of the Vivo Y55 5G has a 20:9 structure that makes it quite slim.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
The display of the Vivo Y55 5G has a 20:9 structure that makes it quite slim. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

A detail that surprised us Vivo Y55 5G is that it allows you to reach 2160 pixels with 60 frames per second in both your YouTube content as in your series on platforms such as Netflix, Disney Plus, among others.

How is the quality? Well, the colors are usually a bit colder than those used to an AMOLED or OLED screen. Although the blacks are not as intense, Vivo makes the white balance play well, recreating them somewhat soft and warm. Although sometimes exposing it directly to the sun plays badly since brightness is not its forte.

The smartphone brings a notch in the form of a drop, in addition to a brightness that is not so sufficient.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
The smartphone brings a notch in the form of a drop, in addition to a brightness that is not so sufficient. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

On the other hand, the display of the Vivo Y55 5G comes with 1080 x 2408 pixels, this will largely benefit a previously discussed point, raising the quality of your videos without achieving the long-awaited 4K. Of course, the refresh rate of the cell phone remains at 60 Hz, there is no possibility of raising it.

PROCESSOR AND PERFORMANCE

The Vivo Y55 5G has a fairly considerable speed, although in certain aspects it tends to become slow in pulsations. But best of all, the smartphone is factory Android 12.

But that’s not all, Vivo places its FunTouch 12 customization layer on it, a contribution that doesn’t end up saturating the device or overloading it with unnecessary apps. Also, the smartphone is made up of 128 GB of internal storage that work in conjunction with 4 GB of RAM. It can be integrated with 1 GB more of RAM to obtain 5 GB in order not to lose its initial performance.

The Vivo Y55 5G comes with Android 12 out of the box, in addition to its FunTouch OS 12 customization layer. (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
The Vivo Y55 5G comes with Android 12 out of the box, in addition to its FunTouch OS 12 customization layer. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

About the processor? well the Vivo Y55 5G carries MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700, this does not generate a disadvantage when running video games. We were able to run Genshin Impact without issue, but at 30 1/2 frame quality. The pulsations and powers are quite precise, but in some cases the movements tend to cause dizziness and even tend to get too big.

While in Call of Duty the graphics behaved correctly. The good thing is that the Vivo Y55 5G adapts quickly to any video game. Does it get hot? Almost nothing, the temperature remains stable and we liked that too.

We were able to run Genshin Impact without issue, but at 30 1/2 frame quality.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
We were able to run Genshin Impact without issue, but at 30 1/2 frame quality. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

CAMERAS

The Vivo Y55 5G has a triple rear sensor headed by a 50-megapixel lens, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor. While the front camera is 16 megapixels.

The range of colors that the Vivo Y55 5G offers to photographs are more than sufficient. Although they are not so outstanding in contrast, they enjoy a certain naturalness as long as there is good lighting at all times, since photography declines at night.

This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

Although the focus work is fine, on some occasions shadows and opacity tend to appear a little in the images, having to rely on HDR which comes automatically. There is no artificial intelligence to regulate the shots, but you can use the professional mode.

Although Vivo leaves everything to its main lens, it also relies on the macro which works quite well for the mid-range sector. There is no distortion of the images and it can capture small details that are often amazing to the human eye. For its part, the Depth sensor also does a good job when we are in a light zone, allowing the blurring to be quite precise.

This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
This is how the Vivo Y55 5G takes photos. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

On the subject of the front camera, on certain occasions I have seen that the Vivo Y55 5G provides a lot of lighting, without distorting reality. It seems as if a filter is active. Whether it was true or not, the good thing is that the selfies are illuminated and you can even play with the bokeh effect from the device settings.

DRUMS

The Vivo Y55 5G brings a 5000 mAh battery and comes with a considerable 18W charging system. In use, the energy can last between a day and a half to two depending on whether you only pick up the phone to answer emails, chat on WhatsApp or Messenger.

The Vivo Y55 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and comes with a hefty 18W charging system.  (Photo: MAG - Rommel Yupanqui)
The Vivo Y55 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and comes with a hefty 18W charging system. (Photo: MAG – Rommel Yupanqui)

Do you watch content all the time? In the event that you like video games or watch Netflix series, with a marathon included, the Vivo Y55 5G may last around 7 to 9 hours. The mobile charging system is not the fastest on the market, but it defends itself. You will have 50% of the battery in about 1 hour and 100% in 45 minutes. So take your precautions if you are going to go on a long trip.

CONCLUSIONS

  • The Vivo Y55 5G is an affordable device with surprising details, such as in the design section, aesthetics, and games.
  • The one that arrives with Android 12 already gives you an advantage over your competitors or teams that are still on version 11.
  • Although it lacks a flight in the photographic section, since its main lens does everything, the depth effect in the images makes its cameras stand out.
  • The Vivo Y55 5G is sold in Peru at a price of 1089 soles.

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