The Chinese smartphone company, Vivo, has released its latest entry-level Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity, named Y25. The smartphone features an attractive design with a metallic finish.
The Y25 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 resolution) IPS display, which gives a pixel density of 218 PPI. While it’s quite low resolution, we should not require too much with an entry-level smartphone. Powering the Vivo Y25 will be the 64-bit MediaTek MT6580 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz, with the Mali 400 MP2 GPU handling graphics processing. The chipset is packed with only 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which supports a microSD card slot allowing you to expand the storage up to 128GB.
At the back of the device is a 5MP main camera with an LED flash, while the secondary camera just stops at 2MP resolution for selfies and video calls. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 4G LTE support. Keeping all features working is a 1900mAh battery capacity, which is acceptable for an entry-level Android smartphone. As for software, the Vivo Y25 runs on the outdated Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.1 custom layout on top. Although we know that the Y25 is only a budget Android smartphone, it would have been a better if the company pre-installs with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Y25 will be priced at 499 yuan in China, which converts to around $112. Based on the specs of the smartphone, it seems to be overpriced to us. There are still better choices out there in the same price tag, so we do not think Vivo will be able to get any success with this new entry-level model. The Vivo Y25 will be available for only white and grey coloroption.