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 typeFull HD+
Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels
Screen size6.53 inches
Dimensions162.1 mm x 76.4 mm x 8.8 mm
ColoursMagnetic black, spring white
Weight193 grams
Pixel per inch395 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.

Vivo Y19

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 SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
SkinFuntouch OS 9.2
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P65
ProcessorOcta core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-G52

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.

Camera

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 camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP (Triple camera setup, f/1.78)
Rear camera featuresContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Front camera16 MP (AI Selfie Camera, f/2.0 aperture)
FlashYes (LED)
Video recordingYes ([email protected])

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.

RAM6 GB
Internal memory128 GB
Expandable memoryUp to 256 GB (Via Micro SD)
USB OTG SupportYes

The good: The 6GB RAM used by this device makes for a convenient smartphone experience.

The bad: –

Vivo Y19 Network support

Vivo Y19 photo

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.

GPRSAvailable
EDGEAvailable
VoLTEYes
4G bands
  • TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
  • FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28)
3G bandsUMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G BandsGSM 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.

Connectivity

The various connectivity options suppoeted by the device are tabulated below:

Bluetooth5.0 (A2DP, LE)
WiFiYes (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/ n, WiFi Direct, hotspot)
InternetGPRS, EDGE, LTE
GPSWith GLONASS
USBMicro (2.0, OTG support)
Headphone Connector3.5 mm (Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)
SIMDual (Dedicated Slot)
NFCNo
DLNAYes
RadioYes
Media PlayerYes (MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ FLAC player)
Video PlayerYes (MP4/H.264 player)

Battery

Powering the unique features of the Y19 is a 5000mAh rated battery which supports fast charging.

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-Ion
Replaceable?No, non Removable
Fast charging?Yes

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 sensorYes, rear-mounted
Water resistantNo
Other sensorsE-Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity
Warrenty1 Year
DustproofNo
ShockproofNo

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.

Verdict

Vivo Y19 is designed for users who rever perfection than price. In terms of core features, Vivo bares it all on this device.

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