This New Smartphone Is Great for Long Hours of Binge Watching and Mobile Gaming

Here are the specs and how much it'll cost.

vivo Y01
PHOTO BY vivo Philippines ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( A year and a half since the Y1S joined vivo’s Y1 series, the phone company has come out with the lighter and longer-lasting vivo Y01. The new model is now available in the Philippines, for those looking for a budget-friendly upgrade to their older, worn-out smartphones. Keep reading to learn more about the device's notable specs and find out how much it'll cost you.

Here’s what you’re getting from the vivo Y01:

The vivo Y01 is priced at P5,299, a light-on-your-wallet investment for a smartphone of its capabilities. It’s available now in vivo stores nationwide and for online purchase on Shopee. Starting May 14, it’ll also be available on Lazada.

Vivo Y01
PHOTO BY vivo Philippines

The Y01 is running a much improved 5000 mAh battery, giving it a competitive battery capacity with other top-of-the-line smartphones on the market. This allows you around 18 hours of web surfing and video streaming and nearly 8 hours of uninterrupted, immersive mobile gaming on the Y01.

Going more in depth into gaming performance, the Y01 has the Multi-Turbo 3.0 feature that – along with its 32GB RAM – allows for smooth performance and minimal drops in frame rate.

Vivo Y01
PHOTO BY vivo Philippines

Compared to the previous vivo Y1S, the vivo Y01 is wider at 6.51 inches and with a 1600x720 HD resolution. It’s also incredibly thin and light for a smartphone in its price range, with its dimensions coming out to 163.96x75.2x8.28 millimeters and its weight at 178 grams, somewhat lighter than your average chocolate bar.

Additional features include a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, which are what you’d expect from a phone in this budget range. The phone also has three card slots; two for SIM cards and one dedicated for a microSD card that can increase the phone’s storage up to 1TB. The phone includes a facial recognition unlock for increased safety and privacy. Finally, you’re also able to use the Y01 somewhat as a powerbank to charge other vivo phones, using its wireless power sharing feature.

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Vivo Y01
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The vivo Y01 comes in two colored variants: Elegant Black and Sapphire Blue. Elegant Black is fixed with the classic and confident shade that needs no added spice, while Sapphire Blue comes in a vibrant tone that sticks out more prominently.

The vivo Y01 is now available in vivo stores nationwide, online via vivo's official store and Shopee, and soon to be online via Lazada. For more information, log onto vivo’s official Facebook.

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