The Vivo Y91i is the new budget smartphone from Vivo to compete in the under $120 segment of the market. For those budget users who still need a smartphone for daily simple tasks, Vivo is here for you. Despite being in this price range, the Vivo Y91i features impressive specs, especially in the battery category. This smartphone is also known as Vivo Y91C and will rival the likes of Huawei Y6 (2019) and Samsung Galaxy M10 in the budget segment.
Vivo Y91i (Vivo Y91C) Design
The design is the usual basic plastic unibody with front glass. Though Vivo made sure it’s polished well enough. It features a waterdrop notch and at the back is a single camera. There is no fingerprint scanner on the Vivo Y91i. The budget phone weighs 163.5 grams and measures 8.3 mm in thickness. Body colours available here are Fusion Black, Sunset Red and Ocean Blue.
Dimensions: 155.1 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 163 grams
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Fusion Black, Sunset Red, Ocean Blue
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Vivo Y91i (Vivo Y91C) Display
The Vivo Y91i sports a 6.22 inches IPS LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The display features a 720 x 1520 pixels and 270 PPI density.
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.22 inches (82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (270 PPI density)
The camera specs of the Vivo phone isn’t that bad for a phone of its price. At the rear is a 13 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. While at the front is an 8 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture.
Single: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
Features: LED flash, panorama
Single: 8 MP, f/1.8
Under the hood is MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-core processor clocking at 2.0 GHz. The phone comes in two memory variants of 2GB/16GB and 2GB/32GB. There is a microSD dedicated slot for more storage up to 256 GB.
Chipset: Mediatek Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
Memory: 2GB/16GB, 2GB/32GB
MicroSD: up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Vivo stripped the software of this device maybe due to its price. It runs on an outdated Android 8.1 Oreo. Even the UI is a Funtouch OS 4.5 which also isn’t new.
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
User Interface: Funtouch 4.5
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
Powering the Vivo Y91i is a non-removable Li-Po 4,030 mAh battery. This is probably the best feature of this budget smartphone.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Vivo Y91i Price