Vivo Y95– The smartphone notches — that became a trend in 2018 comes in different sizes and shapes. While Apple is considered to be the first one to implement it, others have taken inspiration and improved the design, making it much smaller.
We do see these new notch design screens on the premium flagship devices but the mid-range and budget smartphones often didn’t get these features until after a couple of years.
Vivo Y95 – The Best Budget Smartphone in Pakistan
This however has changed when Chinese smartphone makers like Vivo started implementing these “premium” features in their budget devices.
The latest Y95 features a minimal v-shaped droplet like notch which gives almost 90% screen-to-body ratio on a 6.22-inch panel, obscuring less content than other phones in the notch family.
This notch design screen is dubbed as the Halo FullView™ Display and houses a 20MP AI Selfie shooter with array of sensors and an ear speaker above it. The screen is an IPS panel with full-incell technology and boasts HD+ resolution.
While the resolution does seem a bit low — colors however, are still accurate and vibrant with good viewing angles. The screen is quite bright and can be used under direct sunlight without any problems.
You can also adjust the color temperature of the screen, as well as the aspect ratio of third-party apps to force them to run at the Y95’s native ratio of 19:9. Vivo has also included full-screen gestures for navigation and greater ease of use as the gesture navigation frees up more space on the screen.
It is worth-noting that the side-bezels on this device are also very thin and the bottom chin is just small as the flagship V11 Pro. The rounded corners on the top and bottom are fully supported with OS functions and unlike other devices it doesn’t hide app icons or notifications.
Y95 is aimed at Selfie-Lovers with its 20MP AI camera, but we do miss a dedicated flash-light on the front. Vivo has devised a solution for that and the screen lits-up white when you’re taking a selfie compensating for the brightness in night-time shots.
Coupled with glossy fusion colors back, featuring Starry Black and Nebula Purple colors; Vivo Y95 is a one of the most beautiful phones you will see in this range.
Here are the key features for this smartphone:
- 6.22-inch Halo FullView™ Display
- 20MP AI Selfie Camera, f/2.0 wide aperture
- 13+2MP Dual Rear Camera with PDAF
- 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core SoC
- 4GB RAM & 64GB Internal Storage
- 4030mAh high capacity battery
- Face Access and Rear Fingerprint Scanner
- Dual SIM 4G LTE support with dedicated microSD slot
- Jovi Smart Scene & Personal Assistant
- Funtouch OS 4.5 (based on Android 8.1)
- Price 34,999 (Starry Black & Nebula Purple)