Tuesday, January 19

a mid-range smartphone with a controlled price-performance ratio

Vivo marks its arrival on the European market with a very well thought-out mid-range smartphone. The Vivo Y70 relies on the right components as a smartphone with a controlled price-performance ratio.

To gain a foothold in the French smartphone market in 2020, you need to have real experience and truly innovative products. That’s good, Vivo combines these two qualities and proves it with the Vivo Y70, a device with a perfectly controlled quality-price ratio. This new smartphone at less than 300 euros is one of the most interesting of 2020. It must be said that it fulfills all the expectations that one can have vis-à-vis a good mid-range smartphone.

Starting with an affordable price, since the Vivo Y70 is offered at 279 euros at resellers like Boulanger, Fnac or Darty.

A mid-range smartphone that aims for efficiency

In terms of design, the Vivo Y70 prefers to play the card of efficiency rather than revolution. This does not prevent Vivo from endowing the back of its smartphone with a superb gradient effect, both in black and blue. We find ourselves in front of a 6.44-inch smartphone with thin borders and a teardrop notch, so as not to eat away at the display surface. Likewise, and this is rare in this price range, the fingerprint sensor is located under the screen and not on the back of the phone, which makes it particularly easy to use.

Another feature that is normally found on high-end smartphones, the Vivo Y70 screen is an AMOLED panel with Full HD + definition. This occupies 85% of the frontage, which greatly enhances viewing comfort.

Performance at the rendezvous

But more than the screen, a good mid-range smartphone must remain fluid in everyday use as well as in games. On this side, the I live Y70 does not disappoint since it ships a Snapdragon 665 SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. It therefore ensures a smooth experience, both during web browsing and on certain mobile games.

Not to mention that its storage is expandable via a microSD card of up to 1TB, which tends to become scarce among phones in this price range. Its 4,100 mAh battery ensures comfortable endurance that easily takes a full day’s use. Especially since the Vivo Y70 is compatible with 33 W fast charging, which allows it to recover more than 60% of its battery in just 30 minutes.

Photography has not been sacrificed

Often, mid-range smartphones are subject to tradeoffs so as not to push up the bill too much. Sacrifices that are often found in the photo module. Fortunately, the Vivo Y70 offers a good photographic experience with its triple back sensor.

Its 48-megapixel main camera can not only capture 4K video but also manages a promising Night mode. It is accompanied by a 2 megapixel sensor dedicated to Macro mode, as well as another 2 megapixel sensor which is dedicated to Bokeh. The Vivo Y70 thus manages to deliver precise and detailed shots, whatever the situation.

Finally, the 16-megapixel front sensor can rely on the HDR + Morpho algorithm to soften overexposure or on the contrary brighten up dark environments to capture detailed selfies.

Available since October 30, the Vivo Y70 is priced at 279 euros at Fnac or Baker. The ideal finishing touch to obtain a smartphone with a quality-price ratio under control from start to finish.

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