Vivo has launched the Vivo Y15s in the Indian smartphone market. It comes at the starting price of Rs 10,999. However, it does not offer the value at the pricing Vivo has launched this device.
The device comes with Mediatek Helio Processor, Dual Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera lens in the water-drop style notch display, and more.
Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Vivo Y15s. We have listed all the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs.
Price and Availability in India
The device launched in two different variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and 3GB RAM + 64GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Wave Green and Mystic Blue.
The 3GB+32GB model is priced at Rs 10,990. However, the 3GB+64GB model pricing is yet to be revealed by the company.
Vivo Y15s Review
No, Vivo Y15s is not worth buying because Vivo is offering an HD+ LCD display while there is no ultra-wide-angle lens too. So Vivo is just charging extra money for no reason. Overall, it is better to skip Vivo Y15s and take a look at other devices like Poco M2.
Just like other Vivo devices at the same price, the Vivo Y15s is also an overpriced smartphone but they need to provide some value to the customers.
Also, this could have been the best smartphone, if there were no other smartphone available but that’s not the case, we do have many smartphones from Poco M2 to Micromax IN Note 1 which are available at the same price as Vivo Y15s and they offer a lot better value.
This smartphone features a 6.51-inches HD+ IPS LCD Display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a 60Hz Refresh Rate.
The frame and back panel of the device are made out of plastic while there is glass protection on the top but Vivo has not disclosed which glass they used to protect the display.
The Vivo Y15s features a 13MP Dual Rear Camera setup with an LED Flash in the rectangular module. The cameras consist of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
There is an 8MP Selfie Camera lens in the water-drop style notch display with an f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras can record video at 1080p at 30fps.
The 13MP rear camera shoots okay and very limited quality pictures and the dynamic range is also very limited. And yes, forget that 2MP camera sensor as it is added just for numbers.
When it comes to selfies, the 8MP selfie sensor clicks average photos, so there are no such issues as other brands are also giving the same selfie shooter at this price range.
I am not saying much about cameras because they are not good at, Vivo needs to work on cameras and provide better cameras at this price. Also, they need to optimize the camera.
Overall, the cameras of the device are not that great compared to what other brands are offering at the same price.
The Vivo Y15s is powered by a Mediatek Helio P35 Processor coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The device runs on Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11 Go Edition. Now, at this price point, Helio P35 is totally not acceptable.
Vivo has added a 5,000 mAh battery with 10W charging support. The battery will last for more than a day because it has an HD+ display, so the phone will consume less power.
Also, there are no stereo speakers but it does have a 3.5mm audio jack, dedicated SD-card slot, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Pros and Cons of Vivo Y15s
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||HD+ LCD Display|
|Good Battery Backup||Low Performance with Helio P35|
|Good Looking Design||Only 10W Charging support|
|Dedicated SD card slot||Decent Cameras|
|No Stereo Speakers|
|Bloatware in the UI|
|Micro-USB Port (No Type-C)|
|Runs on Go Edition|
So, these were the Pros and Cons of the Vivo Y15s. Now, let’s see the full features and specifications of the device.
Vivo Y15s Full Specifications
|Display||6.51-inches HD+ IPS LCD Display|
|Resolution||1600 x 720 pixels|
|Refresh Rate||60Hz Refresh Rate|
|Dimensions & Weight||163.96 x 75.2 x 8.28 mm, 179 grams|
|Operating System||Android 11 Go Edition based FuntouchOS 11.1|
|Processor||Mediatek Helio P35 Processor|
GPU – IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
CPU – Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
|Storage||LPDDR4x RAM + eMMC 5.1 Storage|
|Card Slot||Dedicated Slot (2+1 MicroSD card)|
|Rear Camera||13MP primary sensor|
2MP secondary sensor
|Front Camera||8MP Selfie Camera|
|Battery||5000 mAh Battery|
|Charging||10W Charging Support|
|Headphone Jack||Yes (3.5 mm)|
|Fingerprint||Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner|
Ambient light sensor
|Navigation||GPS, BeiDou, Glonass, Galileo|
|Colors||Wave Green, Mystic Blue|
- 6.51-inches HD+ IPS LCD Display
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- Mediatek Helio P35 Processor
- 13MP Dual Rear Camera
- 8MP Selfie Camera
- 5000 mAh Battery
- 10W Charging Support
- 2+1 microSD slot
- Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
- FuntouchOS 11.1 Based on Android 11 Go Edition
In short, it’s better to buy the best smartphone rather than a phone that hangs or lags from day one. So you can skip Vivo Y15s and take look at Poco M2 or any other smartphone than this one.
By the way, in the end, it’s your money, I am only here to tell you what’s good and bad, in the end, you have to decide!
No, the device does not have an FHD+ Display. Instead of that, it has an HD+ IPS LCD Display with a 60Hz Refresh Rate.
Yes, the Vivo Y15s has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion which means you can insert two SIM cards and one SD card.
No, the device does not support 5G connectivity as it features a Mediatek Helio P35 processor which has 4G support.