Vivo has launched a new mid-range smartphone in India, called the Vivo Y95. Prior to the launch, the phone was also listed on the Vivo India e-store. Earlier this month, the Chinese manufacturer launched this phone in the Philippines. And starting today, customers in India can also buy the phone via the official Vivo online store. This is the latest Y-series smartphone from Vivo and is focused at the youth of the country. The phone comes with good mid-range features and design, with pricing that won’t break your bank account. The Vivo Y95 will compete with phones such as the Realme 2 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Moto G6, Moto One Power, and others.
Vivo Y95 Price in India
The Vivo Y95 is priced at INR 16,990 in India and it is available only in one storage+RAM configuration. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This isn’t such a great pricing to be honest, as the Realme 2 Pro starts at a much lower price and still offers a much more powerful processor.
In the Philippines, Vivo is selling the phone at PHP 13,999, which equals to about INR 19,000. So yes, it is cheaper to buy the phone in India, but we believe that Vivo should have priced the phone better. If you are interested in buying the Vivo Y95, then you can head over to the official Vivo e-store and get one right now. The phone is available in two color options: Starry Night and Nebula Purple.
For INR 16,990, you can actually buy the Realme 2 Pro with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and the Snapdragon 660 processor. As of now, Vivo doesn’t really have the same market share as some of its competitors. Xiaomi, Honor, Huawei, and Oppo are doing much better in terms of sales and brand name. Vivo phones are still not that widely accepted, but the company has seen growth in India. The new Vivo Y95 doesn’t really have any incredible feature that can warrant the price. You can pay a little extra and also get the Pocophone F1 from Xiaomi, or the Honor Play.
Vivo Y95 Features and Specifications
Alright, let us talk about the features and specifications of the Y95. It comes with a 6.22-inch FullHD+ display, which has a tiny waterdrop notch. The phone has a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. The display gets a tall 19:9 aspect ratio. Comparing to the Realme 2 Pro, even that comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display and a waterdrop notch.
Vivo has used the new Snapdragon 439 chipset on the device, which is pretty decent, but not as good as what the competitors are offering. You also have only one variant of the phone on sale, which gets 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. For cameras, the phone makes do with a dual-rear camera setup with 13MP+2MP sensors. Selfies are taken care by a 20MP camera placed inside the notch. The camera software uses AI for scene detection, and includes a portrait mode as well.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor at the back and also includes a headphone jack. It is backed by a large 4030mAh battery, which should easily keep the device running throughout the day. The Vivo Y95 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo software with the FunTouch OS 4.5 UI on top. If the phone was priced around INR 13,990, it would be a good buy and value for money.