Vivo Y55s

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Last Updated PriceRs 16,999


The Vivo Y55s is probably one of the few toned-down smartphones released by the Chinese manufacturer. The device falls in the budget side of things with its specifications doing well in exchange for the 18,000 rupees price-tag it commands. Let’s get into the thick of things to back-up what we just said.

Old design that you’ve simply gotten enough of

When it comes to its aesthetics, the smartphone is very similar to many Oppo devices with a similar simplistic design and nothing fancy. While beauty is subjective, we do feel that the smartphone should’ve offered something more than just a plain old exterior. However when it comes to its build materials, the all metal unibody feels good to touch which probably is one of its silver-linings as far as the design department is concerned.

Dimensions wise, the smartphone is as good as anything can get; a 7.5mm width is outstanding to say the least while its 142g weight finely compliments its aesthetics and design.

Fine display prowess

Vivo’s been developing bigger devices with large displays such as the V5 Plus, V5s etc. but the Y55s stands on the shorter side of things with a 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 282ppi pixel density. Equating to a 720p resolution, you’ll find a good mix of the pixel density and display size producing some nice graphics. That’s because 720p resolutions go well with display sizes below 5.2 inches leading to them giving more attention to detail.

Satisfactory cameras

The cameras department also sees some weight-loss as the Y55s features a small 5 megapixel selfie sensor. However, when it comes to its primary camera, it retains its muscle by housing a large 13 megapixel sensor with an LED flash and customary camera features that allow it to produce some nice snapping.

The primary sensor is somewhat powered-up through the inclusion of customary camera features that include touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama and HDR. The selfie camera on the other hand should’ve packed a bigger sensor as we’re not really impressed by the snapping prowess of a 5 megapixel sensor.

Ending the Y55s with…

The Y55s is powered by a 1.4 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with 2/3 gigs of RAM. With this amount of processing power, we’re optimistic that the smartphone will be able to run the built-in Android Marshmallow with relative ease. That being said, we do expect the 2GB RAM variant to very occasionally lag though. But when it comes to the 3GB variant, you’ll find more joy atop the Android Marshmallow as it’ll promise a much smoother user experience. The smartphone’s internal storage stands at 16 gigs with an external memory card-slot up to 256GB also in attendance. Dual-SIM capability is another added bonus while it misses out on USB type-C by going for MicroUSB technology instead. Other than that, you’ll get a fine non-removable 2730 mAh battery to power your Vivo Y55s while its 3 different colour schemes namely crown gold, rose gold and space gray ends the smartphone’s specs sheet.

Vivo Y55s pros:
  • An adequate 5.2 inches 720p display will likely produce good graphics
  • The 13 megapixel primary sensor is indeed very capable
  • Dimensions wise, you won’t see many better Vivo smartphones than this
  • The 3GB RAM variant promises a good user experience
Vivo Y55s cons:
  • Should’ve had a bigger selfie sensor
  • An improvised design would’ve been welcome as well

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General Features
Release Date2017-01-01
SIM SupportDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Phone Dimensions163.9 x 75.3 x 9.2 mm
Phone Weight199.8 g
Operating SystemAndroid 11, OriginOS 1.0
Screen Size6.58 inches
Screen Resolution1080 x 2408 pixels
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen ProtectionN/A
Internal Memory128/256 GB
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
ProcessorOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G57 MC2
TypeLi-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
Front Camera5 MP
Front Flash Lightnull
Front Video RecordingNo
Back Flash LightYes
Back Camera13 MP
Back Video Recording1080p@30fps