After appearing in some leaks, the Vivo Y93s smartphone has finally gone official in China. The company has introduced it in Aurora Blue, Aurora Red, Starry Night Black, and Zixia Red color options. Like most of the recently launched smartphones, this one too comes in a gradient finish on the back panel, which gives it a premium look. The phone has been launched at CNY 1698 (approx. INR 17,526). Let’s dig out more about the Vivo Y93s.
Vivo Y93s Launched With MediaTek Helio P22 Chipset, 4030mAh Battery
The Vivo Y93s comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display bearing 19:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch on the top that houses the selfie camera. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone is also aimed at gaming enthusiasts as it comes with built-in e-sports mode 2.0 that throttles the phone’s performance according to gaming requirements.
In terms of optics, the Vivo Y93s settles for a 13MP+13MP AI dual camera adorned with a slew of AI-assisted features such as AI Portrait mode, PDAF, and more. On the front as well, the phone supports AI-backed Face Wake face recognition feature, which is claimed to detect 1-24 facial features with optimum accuracy. It can unlock the within seconds by mapping the registered face ID. Other features include AI beautification and AR stickers. A 4030mAh battery backs the Vivo Y93s.
Additionally, the phone is equipped with Vivo’s proprietary AI assistant, Jovi. The built-in assistant enables users to identify and extract information quickly by long-pressing the screen text and run a query. Connectivity options on the Y93s include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and OTG support. It measures 155.11×75.09×8.28mm.
Downgrade or Upgrade Over Y93?
The Vivo Y93 was powered by a Snapdragon 439 processor with 64GB internal storage. On the contrary, the Y93s comes powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. Another difference comes in terms of storage, wherein the Y93 has 64GB of internal storage while the Y93s has 128GB of inbuilt storage.
These are the only differences between the two. As we know, Qualcomm has already established its dominance over MediaTek when it comes to mobile chipsets. Right from OEMs to users, Qualcomm is always the preferred, thanks to proven track record. On paper, the MediaTek Helio P22 processor is better than the SD439, but MediaTek chipsets mostly disappoint in real word tests. So, we think that the Vivo Y93s is a bit of a downgrade over the Y93 regarding SoC, but it takes the cake when it comes to storage capacity. The performance of the chipsets remains debatable, until we test the phone ourself.
It would be interesting to see whether Vivo brings this device to India. If it does, the company should rather price it consciously as with its specifications there are many alternatives on the market that pack better specifications. What’s your take on the Vivo Y93s? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.