Vivo Y19 with 5000mAh battery – the review, specs
Vivo have recently launched it’s latest flagship in Vivo Y19. The device comes with a laudable 5000mAh battery capacity alonside a fast and reverse charging protocols.
Even with the superb battery capacity of some smartphones, the power depletion rate could still be high. To guide against this, the Y19 comes with a 6.53-inch FHD + Halo display screen which uses less power.
Although being a mid-budjet phone, it still possess a smooth, sleek and premuim feel.
At the uppermost part of the screen is a water-drop notch that houses the front camera – most common among modern smartphones.
For it’s camera core specs, the device packs a triple camera vertical setup at the rear and a powerful front camera for selfies. The hardware specifications is as well excellent and there’s no major down-vote in any of the phone’s key department.
Vivo Y19 Body and Display
As was formerly mentioned, Vivo Y19 comes with a sleek and attractive design and full HD display. It has a screen size of 1080 x 2340 pixels, with a screen-to-body ratio of 84.34 %.
The device available in black and white colours measures 162.1 mm x 76.4 mm x 8.8 mm and weighs 193 grams.
|Display type||Full HD+|
|Resolution||2340 x 1080 pixels|
|Screen size||6.53 inches|
|Dimensions||162.1 mm x 76.4 mm x 8.8 mm|
|Colours||Magnetic black, spring white|
|Pixel per inch||395 ppi|
The good: It’s 395 pixel per inch ratio is quite convenient, same for it’s IPS capacitive touchscreen.
The bad: Earlier releases under the youth-inspired Y-series betters the Y19 in some ways. Y17 betters the latest flagship in weight as it’s weighs 190.5 grams compared to Y19’s 193 grams. Y15 on the other hand has a reduced thickness 85mm compared to Y19’s 88mm.
Operating system and Processor
Working behind the scenes is the phone’s octa-core Mediatek’s Helio P65 (MT6768) processor. The octacore processor consist of a hexa-core & dual core processor types each at 2Ghz in combination.
The Vivo Y19 model runs an Android operating system, version 9.0(pie) of it. It is based on the Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS skin, version 9.2.
|Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Skin||Funtouch OS 9.2|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P65|
|Processor||Octa core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)|
The good: The processor is a powerdul one.
The bad: When compared with the 2.3Ghz processor used by it’s predecessor, Vivo Y17, it is a bit slower.
For some good photographic experience, the device camera department come with a triple rear camera setup.
The combination sees a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.78 aperture pairing with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens which has a 120- degree field of view, and a 2- megapixel depth sensor.
On the phone’s screen is a waterdrop notch which holds the phone front camera. It is a 16-megapixel one mainly for selfies.
|Rear camera||16MP + 8MP + 2MP (Triple camera setup, f/1.78)|
|Rear camera features||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Front camera||16 MP (AI Selfie Camera, f/2.0 aperture)|
|Video recording||Yes (1080p@30fps)|
The good: The rear camera setup makes for a better photography.
The bad: Both Y17 & Y15 models has a higher secondary camera resolution (20MP and 32MP respectively) than Vivo Y19.
Vivo Y19 Storage and Memory
The Y19 model comes with a 6GB of RAM alongside a 128GB of onboard storage. The internal storage capacity could be expanded up to 256GB by inserting a microSD card.
|Internal memory||128 GB|
|Expandable memory||Up to 256 GB (Via Micro SD)|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
The good: The 6GB RAM used by this device makes for a convenient smartphone experience.
The bad: –
Vivo Y19 Network support
Like most recent releases, The Y19 comes with a 2G,3G, and a 4G network support.
There’s no mention of 5G network as at the time of it’s release and there’s no comment by the manufacturer concerning the possibity of there being an additional 5G variant.
|3G bands||UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|2G Bands||GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
The good: Major 4G bands is supported.
The bad: There is no mention of 5G, 4G is swiftly becoming old.
The various connectivity options suppoeted by the device are tabulated below:
|Bluetooth||5.0 (A2DP, LE)|
|WiFi||Yes (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/ n, WiFi Direct, hotspot)|
|Internet||GPRS, EDGE, LTE|
|USB||Micro (2.0, OTG support)|
|Headphone Connector||3.5 mm (Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)|
|SIM||Dual (Dedicated Slot)|
|Media Player||Yes (MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ FLAC player)|
|Video Player||Yes (MP4/H.264 player)|
Powering the unique features of the Y19 is a 5000mAh rated battery which supports fast charging.
|Replaceable?||No, non Removable|
The good: The 5000mAh rated battery is excellent, including it’s fast charging protocols.
The bad: –
Sensors & Special features
Vivo Y19 has as one of it’s unlock options a fingerprint sensor located at the rear, beside the cameras(rear).
If the device mistakenly gets into water, there’s no guarantee by the manufacturer that it would still be functional as it isn’t rated water resistant.
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, rear-mounted|
|Other sensors||E-Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity|
The good: –
The bad: Rear mounted fingerprint sensor is swiftly becoming outdated.
Price of Vivo Y19 in Nigeria
The price of this device is about N85,000 when translated into the nigerian currency.
Vivo Y19 is designed for users who rever perfection than price. In terms of core features, Vivo bares it all on this device.