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HONOR 70 review: More than an arm candy

Look beyond its beauty

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HONOR has marked its triumphant return with the launch of the HONOR 50 in 2021. A year later, it debuted a successor in the N-series called the HONOR 70.

With an eerily familiar look and the promise of Google Mobile Services, along with top-class photography and videography capabilities, can the HONOR 70 be your GadgetMatch?

Specs

Just to get it out of the way for the spec-obsessed, here are the key specifications of the HONOR 70.

 

Display

 

 

6.67-inch OLED 58° Curved Punch

100% DCI-P3, HDR 10+

120Hz refresh rate

4096 Brightness levels

2400×1080 resolution

 

Processor

 

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6nm)

Adreno 642L, Honor GPU Turbo X

 

 

Memory

 

 

8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB ROM

 

 

Rear Cameras

 

 

54MP f/1.9 Sony IMX800

50MP f/2.2 122° Ultra Wide

– 2.5cm AF Macro camera

2MP f/2.4 Depth

 

Front Camera

 

 

32MP

 

 

Battery

 

 

4800mAh

66W HONOR SuperCharge

 

 

Operating System

 

 

Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12

 

 

WiFi

 

 

WiFi 6

 

An exquisite colorway

I used to think I live a colorful life. Not until I got my hands on the HONOR 70 in its Crystal Silver colorway. With diamond patterns encompassing its rear body and glitter glimmering on its bottom half — I knew it was designed to stand out.

HONOR drew inspiration from jewelry, especially in the way light radiates over a diamond. If you’re fond of silver or white gold, the smartphone can instantly complement your outfit and even become a fashion accessory.

Though it looks like HONOR puts the spotlight on its Crystal Silver colorway, there are splendid colors to choose from if that’s not your cup of tea.

There’s Midnight Black for the serious types, an Emerald Green for those who want the subtle blend of power and beauty, and an Icelandic Frost for the charmer.

Taller, sturdier

Side-by-side, the HONOR 50 and the HONOR 70 give an impression that they came from the same brand. What with the shining, shimmering design along with the right curves and the humongous camera system?

Comparing the two, the HONOR 70 is scantily taller and sturdier which might seem inconsequential but trust me, there’s a difference.

The most noticeable is the heft. The HONOR 70 feels sturdier and more secure in my grip, despite being a bit heavier than its predecessor. However, it’s still lightweight enough that it’s easy to slip into your pockets, hold the device for quite a while, and even use it while walking.

You’ll still barely feel its weight. I actually like how it gives a serious vibe with its tall, slim, and symmetrical disposition.
What I didn’t like about it is how I can’t easily reach the volume rockers when playing a game or watching a show, due to its taller screen. It’s a small inconvenience, but it’s worth noting.

Curved madness

Curved displays are still here, evident in the HONOR 70. But like I’ve said about the HONOR 50, I’ve grown indifferent towards curved screens.

Nevertheless, the 6.67-inch OLED display is impossible to ignore. It has ultra-slim bezels on its left and right frames, and when paired with the curved design, it simply has an immersive experience.

The colors are punchy, the details are crisp and sharp, and it’s HDR10+ certified. Meaning, the visuals are stunning and the color quality is excellently true-to-life.

Fluid gameplay

I recently had an unbearably stressful month, both on the personal and work fronts. I would’ve used my Switch to cope and let out my frustrations, but I would prefer a game that wouldn’t require any thinking.

That’s when I remembered how I play One Piece: Bounty Rush on the HONOR 50. I transferred the data to the HONOR 70, put it on the highest settings, and reveled in the vivid and dynamic visuals of the game.

The 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate came into play when I started the matches against other players. I get engulfed by the game and the ability to be fluid when switching my camera angles.

It helped me determine the positions of my opponents, allowing me to act quickly whether escaping the strong ones, or fighting head-on.

One might say the game is simple enough to be using a high refresh rate, but like most Android fanboys said before: Once you go 120Hz, you can never go back.

Running on midrange power

What surprised me is how the HONOR 70 performed. With only a Snapdragon 778G+, you’d think a midrange chipset wouldn’t be able to run graphics-intensive games.

Fret not, I ran Tower of Fantasy and it was still able to deliver smooth gameplay. Of course, there are occasional delays here and there when it comes to the game’s animations, but still fluid nonetheless. My only gripe would be the heat produced when playing a graphics-intensive game.

Nonetheless, the HONOR 70 still proved it’s a capable device when it comes to multitasking. Switching between apps seems easy even if there are plenty of background apps running.

HONOR attributes this to its self-developed OS Turbo X technology, which keeps more apps alive by preventing background processes from stopping whenever users switch an app.

User… friendly?

The HONOR 70 comes with the latest Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12. At a glance, you’ll find it eerily similar to EMUI. If you’ve used plenty of Huawei phones in the past, the interface will be familiar, making it easy to use.

Of course, as a brand trying to shy away from its previous parent company, we would expect that HONOR will deviate from that familiar appeal.

At a press conference, GadgetMatch asked HONOR if it has any plans for MagicUI to deviate in the future.

The company confirms that Magic UI will continue to develop, promising a new identity and new user experience that will set it apart from the competition. Here’s to believing they will, hopefully by next year.

For now, let’s take a look at what HONOR and Magic UI have in store for us.

Made for efficiency

The HONOR 70 puts efficiency at its front, enabling a split-screen through Multi-Window Mode. The feature can be accessed by swiping in from the left or right edge of the screen, enabling you to display the dock.

To enable split-screen, you just need to hold an app icon in the dock, then drag it to the side of the screen.

HONOR has also improved its file management. Through “My Files”, you can locate all types of content — from images, documents, videos, and more.

A growing ecosystem

Like many other smartphone brands, HONOR is growing its ecosystem through the Internet of Things (IoT).

It has HONOR Share — like Huawei Share and Quikshare functioning like the Airdrop — that enables rapid cross-system file transfers.

You can quickly transfer your files between the HONOR 70, the HONOR MagicBook 14, and the HONOR Pad 8. It also identifies other HONOR products, making the smartphone a central hub to connect with different devices.

With HONOR also pushing for interconnectivity between different operating systems, it won’t be long to see the usability of the HONOR ecosystem working seamlessly with other devices.

Entertainment

Although we’ve discussed how the display is perfect for watching your favorite visual content, I haven’t stressed how the HONOR 70 looks perfect as an entertainment device.

It’s lightweight, has a 20:9 aspect ratio that’s wide enough to play cinematic content, and visually-pleasing screen.

From watching my comfort shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Great News to watching HDR-certified shows and the latest K-dramas such as Extraordinary Attorney Woo — the experience is quite delightful.

Not to mention, the speakers are loud enough to fill a 16sqm room. Sometimes, I don’t connect the HONOR 70 to my favorite Soundcore 3 portable speaker when I watch my favorite shows.  Go, save that battery from another Bluetooth connection!

Although, on another note, audiophiles won’t be pleased with the sound the HONOR 70 produces. It’s too loud, and cranky at most, but the regular audience typically doesn’t complain about this part.

Battery & Charging

Now that we’re on that topic, the HONOR 70 surprisingly lasts for a day with a 4800mAh battery. It only drains quickly when you’re playing games, especially the graphics-intensive ones, and when you keep using mobile data. But for the most part, it lasts a full-day use — even if you use it as a hotspot.

I got to go around the city in the morning, run with music playback while connected to my wireless earbuds, take photos and video clips along the way, scroll through social media, and even watch video content.

With its 66W SuperCharge technology, juicing up can be done in less than an hour. Whenever my battery reaches 20%, I plug it in to quickly fill it up. I could take a bath, do some chores, or even take a nap.

When I’m done, I’m always giddy to find that I can use the phone again. iPhones, please keep up.

Taking photographs

Onto the most exciting part, the HONOR 70 prides itself on the 54-megapixel Sony IMX1800 Super Sensing Main Camera. The lens is located on the upper ring together with the 2-megapixel depth camera.

Meanwhile, the bottom ring contains the 50-megapixel ultra-wide and macro main camera, along with the flashlight.

Here are some samples using the default mode:

Night mode which was automatically activated upon scene detection

We also tried Portrait Mode to see if it already improved. Of course, it did. We were delighted that for a midrange smartphone, Portraits are looking polished, vibrant, and detailed.

It’s something that’s usually reserved for higher-end smartphones, particularly one that can cost your kidneys or a fortune.

The prowess of the combined 50-megapixel ultra-wide and macro camera is also explored. Here are some samples for you to peruse:

Ultra Wide Angle

4x Zoom

Of course, we took several selfies. As usual, without beauty mode, the HONOR 70 already pads beautification.

Video-centric masterpiece

Aside from the Sony IMX800 functioning as the cream of the crop, the HONOR 70 takes pride in its videography capabilities. More people have been making vlogs and other video content, which is why HONOR packed the device with enhanced features.

For instance, you can now shoot 4K video recordings at 30fps. There’s also a Solo Cut Mode Vlog with autofocus tracking technology, so you can keep the focus on you.

There’s also a multi-video mode for one-take recording. You can talk about your day using your front camera, while also recording the surroundings with your rear camera.

Price and availability

The HONOR 70 retails in China for CNY 2699. In Europe, it officially retails for EUR 549 for the 8GB/128GB variant, and EUR 599 for the 8GB/256GB variant.

However, due to differences in regulations between regions, some markets have unusually cheaper prices for the HONOR 70. For instance, the 8GB/256GB variant retails for RM 1999 in Malaysia.

Now, depending on your region, the HONOR 70 might be pitted against several midrange competitors. There are the headliners of the Galaxy A series, along with the vivo V25 series, and Xiaomi’s midrange lineup like the Xiaomi 12 Lite. In some markets, it might even go higher and the HONOR 70 might clash with the likes of realme GT 2 Pro.

But surprisingly, even HONOR admitted that it intends to compete with the Nothing Phone (1). After all, they have the most similarities in terms of specifications.

Nevertheless, the HONOR 70 is now available in Europe and other select markets.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

The HONOR 70, surprisingly, for a base unit on a lineup, performs like a high-end flagship. It reminds me of the time when the Huawei P9 — even as a base — garnered attention with its flagship performance at an affordable price.

When you compare it to the devices in its price range, the HONOR 70 certainly stands out. Beauty mode and that familiar EMUI look aside, there’s not much to dislike about this smartphone.

It has that vibrant and immersive display, a latency-free performance, an impressive set of cameras, and video-centric features that will make you want to be your own creator.

Add to the fact that it’s a premium-looking device without much of an exorbitant price tag. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

If you’re in the market for an upper midrange smartphone with a strong focus on photography and videography, the HONOR 70 can easily be your GadgetMatch. It certainly captures the needs of everyday consumers and aspiring rookies in the field of content creation.

SEE ALSO: Bringing back HONOR with Magic

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vivo Y16 review: The basics turned classy

Budget phones look like this now

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vivo Y16

The competition for the best smartphone gets tighter by the minute. If you’ve been up-to-date with tech news, you’ll notice that more smartphones are being released. And the features just keep getting better.

Many of us aspire to have these latest and greatest smartphones. But let’s be honest, not all of us can afford it. 

So what can we get our hands on that’s possibly within the budget? We have here the newest member of the vivo’s Y series this year — the vivo Y16. 

Now let’s check out what this new player can offer us.  

Dazzling design in Drizzling Gold

vivo Y16

One thing that vivo’s been consistent with is how they make their smartphones look and feel premium, even the ones belonging in the budget range. 

The 8.19mm-slim Y16 weighing 183g really feels premium, especially with its 2.5D curved flat frame that makes it comfortable to grip. 

vivo Y16

I also understand why people can’t help but glance at it especially when I’m using it outdoors because its design is striking, especially this Drizzling Gold variant that we have. When hit with light perfectly, its design actually makes it seem like I’m holding a piece of the sun. 

I also prefer smartphones that are not fingerprint magnets. Even if I’m using a flagship phone, I tend to dislike it when I see fingerprint smudges all over its body. So I was really pleased that the Y16 is smear-free no matter how sweaty my hands get. 

Decently sized display but colors could be improved

vivo Y16

Up front, the vivo Y16 comes with a 6.51-inch 720p Fullview Display with a dewdrop notch. While I do like its size, I noticed that the colors do seem a bit washed out. This is more noticeable when side by side with other phones, nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable experience to watch music videos on it.

The bottom bezel is noticeably thicker than the rest which makes the screen look more dated paired with the notch.

vivo Y16

I did walk around Baguio City and BGC with this and found that it was a bit of a struggle to use it outdoors, especially on sunny days.

Mediocre Performance but tons of storage

vivo Y16

Under the hood, the vivo Y16 comes with the Media Helio P35 octa-core processor, 4GB + 1GB Extended RAM storage and 128GB of internal storage. Which is quite refreshing to me since most phones I’ve encountered in this level are commonly just 32 and 64GB variants. 

Not being a big gamer, I did try to play a few games such as Asphalt 9 and Crash on the Run while I was out at BGC and the experience was mostly pleasant.

vivo Y16

It does have vivo’s Multi-Turbo 5.5 performance gaming mode which optimizes the phone as it is running games. I’m guessing this may have contributed to reducing stuttering and lag so I was able to play smoothly. 

In addition, it also has what vivo calls an Ultra Game Mode. It lets users experience 4D Game Vibration, mute and block incoming calls, and hide visual notifications. To add in having a more immersive and focused gameplay.

vivo Y16

But ironically, it was when I was not playing that I noticed that the phone’s performance was not as snappy and fast as I wanted it to be. 

I often notice that there’s a bit of delay while swiping, tapping and opening apps. It didn’t affect my usage and productivity that much but I just really can’t help but notice it. 

Capable camera by day, needs improvement by night 

vivo Y16

We’re very much familiar with the fact that vivo is well established in the smartphone camera scene especially with its flagship phones. But even in the entry-level spectrum, vivo did not underwhelm. 

A dual camera setup with 13MP main rear camera and 2MP macro camera is loaded in the Y16.

I used it as my secondary shooter during our 3-day trip in Baguio and the photos taken with decent lighting actually look pretty good. Colors looked natural and the photos didn’t look badly processed and saturated.

 

vivo Y16

While taking snaps at Camp John Hay, photos even looked better when I adjusted the exposure a bit. This worked well with its HDR mode which I found to be effective in capturing the bright sky and keeping the whole image nicely exposed.

vivo Y16

vivo Y16

Personally, I think they’re very usable despite not having a bunch of megapixels unlike its contemporaries. I was quite pleased with the outcome that I can consider posting it on socials without much needed tweaking. 

Selfies taken with the 5MP front camera looked okay. But I did feel it needed a bit of editing on Snapseed before posting as that seemed a bit dull.

As for night shots, the Y16 didn’t have a dedicated Night Mode so you can only shoot in standard photo mode. We gave it a try and did a short photowalk before heading back to the hotel and as we had expected, photos looked grainy.

 

Adequate battery life 

vivo Y16

We started our days early when we were in Baguio. So. it was quite commendable that its 5000mAh battery lasted me throughout the day. That’s with me using the phone mostly for photos, a bit of web browsing, and listening to music. Oh and also there’s navigating around the city. 

Getting back to the hotel, I still had around 20 to 30 percent battery. I didn’t need to immediately reach for the charger. When I juiced it up with its 10W charger in the morning, it took a little over two hours to be fully charged. Seemed pretty standard for its rated battery capacity. 

Is the vivo Y16 your GadgetMatch? 

vivo Y16

The vivo Y16 may not have many remarkable features aside from its mesmerizing design and sizable memory. However, there really isn’t too much that we can demand from devices that are within its price range.

The Y16 has a capable battery. It has hardware that is enough to do light gaming and media consumption. Plus, nice enough cameras that lets you keep memories through beautiful photographs. 

vivo Y16

If you’re looking for a smartphone that’s within your budget and your criteria fit everything that we mentioned, then surely the vivo Y16 deserves to be among the options for you to choose from. 

The vivo Y16 retails at PhP 7,999 for its 4GB + 32GB variant. The 4GB + 128GB variant retails for PhP 8,499  and is available in Drizzling Gold and Stellar Black. 

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POCO M5 review: No need to break the bank

More than just a gaming phone

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Gaming is usually an expensive hobby. Between new hardware and pricey games, it’s too common to feel broke as a gamer. However, buying into gaming shouldn’t always break the bank. If you’re a mobile gamer, the world now has options to feed your habit without feeling guilty. Earlier this month, POCO launched a new gaming smartphone for budget-conscious gamers — the POCO M5. Now, almost a month after the launch, let’s see how the phone holds up.

Big but light

Boasting a 6.58-inch screen, the POCO M5 is quite hefty. However, despite the size, the phone is a few millimeters narrower than my main driver. It’s gigantic but not uncomfortably so. Of course, size is a great aspect to boast for a gaming phone. Watching Netflix is more than enjoyable on the POCO M5.

Adding to that, the smartphone is remarkably light for its size. Weighing in at just 201 grams, it sits comfortably on my hand while I’m either watching or playing.

As for other design quirks, the smartphone does take some creative liberties behind the screen. Instead of a smooth back, the rear has a leathery texture, adding to a premium feel. Also, like the Pixel 6 series, it sports a camera island that wraps around the entire width of the rear panel. However, unlike the aforementioned Google flagship, the island doesn’t protrude as much, making for a pleasantly stable surface.

Gaming on a budget

Armed with the MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor, the POCO M5 is capable of holding its own weight. Besides the processor, it also has up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage (expandable through a microSD slot). It’s not quite a flagship, but it’s enough to get the job done.

Everyday operations — browsing, texting, taking photos — felt seamless. The smartphone never felt slow or laggy — at least during non-gaming sessions.

Unfortunately, the phone’s gaming capabilities fall a bit short from “true gaming phone” territory. While Genshin Impact (which the phone came installed with) played well, meatier games like Diablo Immortal did run into some lag spikes. Thankfully, it’s not a huge downside. Despite playing in low to medium settings, Diablo Immortal played well enough to get through an hour of unbridled gameplay.

Heat wasn’t an issue, either. After playing through an hour, the smartphone never really got hot enough to an uncomfortable level. Plus, with a plastic case, the heat simmered down to lukewarm levels. It might be different during a hot summer day, but the transition between summer to fall is a good time to have this phone.

Taken with the POCO M5

An impressive camera for its price

For a phone with an affordable price tag, the POCO M5 carries an impressive camera combination. Sporting a 50-megapixel main sensor and two 2-megapixel macro/depth sensors, the smartphone can deliver photos that are good enough for the ‘gram.

Taken with the POCO M5

Under bright to overcast lighting situations, photos offered substantial detail and contrast. In fact, it was enough to go up against my Pixel 6. Of course, it doesn’t do as much for less-than-stellar lighting conditions. Regardless, it does remarkably well for its price point.

For example, I took the phone to a live show. The photos were a delight. Although, if you zoom in enough, you can spot some pixelation. It doesn’t matter as much, especially since the photo itself is still impressive.

Taken with the POCO M5

Similarly, the phone does well enough for night shots. Taking photos required stable hands, of course, but the photos were decent. A well-lit photo at night is more than enough for a phone of this caliber.

Gaming all day

With a huge 5000mAh battery, the POCO M5 lasted more than a day. The battery does well for everyday use and some moderate gaming on the side. Further, I tried an all-day screen test with the phone. Despite being on for an entire day (that is, from 5AM to 10PM), the smartphone still had more than a quarter of its battery left.

Charging is standard. With a fast 18W charging standard, the phone filled up to 100 from 15 percent in around 90 minutes.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

Coming in black, green, or yellow, the POCO M5 is available now starting at EUR 189 (going up to EUR 229 for the highest trim). For its price point, the new smartphone is a worthy purchase if you’re looking to game on a budget. And that’s without the additional frills you’re enjoying.

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vivo Y35 review: Y series upgraded

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We know that the Y series is vivo’s entry-level line of smartphones and is among their highest selling variants to date. So, it does feel confusing that the vivo Y35 still belongs in this category as a lot of its features already belong to a higher class. 

It has everything a Y series should be but also a lot to take it to the next level.

That’s exactly what we’re going to discuss as we talk more about the identity crisis this phone is having and why it actually is pretty good.

Specs

A quick recap of the specs before we proceed. The vivo Y35 is running on the Snapdragon 680 chipset with 8GB RAM plus 8GB of extended RAM, it also has a large internal storage of 256GB and is being powered by a 5,000mAh battery with a 44W Flash Charge.

Designed like a Y series and that means beautiful

vivo Y35

The way this phone is designed looks and feels almost exactly like vivo’s other entry-level offerings. It’s not necessarily a bad thing since their designs are recognizably attractive and are pretty well built.

With this one, the size feels slightly thicker and heavier on the hands. It can be both a blessing and a curse especially for people with bigger hands. I like that it feels a bit chunky. It makes it easier to grip though it also bulges a bit in my pants’ pocket.

vivo Y35

It’s commendable that for a relatively affordable phone, I feel proud to bring out even in sophisticated engagements. Contrasting the camera module’s dark gray mirror finish with the Dawn Gold colorway of the whole body is picture-perfect.

Plus, I greatly appreciate that they finally went with a matte textured back case which doesn’t attract smudges.

Responsive Display 

vivo Y35

If you place the Y35 side by side with other budget phones from vivo, you’ll probably think they’re all using the same screens. Most of them still have a chin and a dew drop front camera design. But on paper, most of them slightly differ. 

The one on the Y35 is a 6.58-inch, full HD+, IPS display but now boasts a 90Hz refresh rate. So it does feel a bit more responsive adding to its overall user experience.

vivo Y35

Given that this isn’t AMOLED, we can’t expect it to have the same vibrance of that kind. But at least the viewing angles are decent and colors are nicely saturated.

Outdoor usage may be a bit of a struggle but not to the point that it gets annoying.

Battery and Charging is its best feature

One of the highlights on the Y35 is its fast charging capabilities. vivo claims this phone can charge up to 70 percent in just 34 minutes. It’s quite unusual to experience in this category of smartphones.

Based on my personal test, the 44W Flash Charge on this was able to get a 20 percent increase in just ten minutes of charging. And from 15 percent, it took a whole hour and two minutes for it to get fully charged.

Not entirely the same as vivo’s claims but still remarkably fast. Especially if we consider that most entry-level phones do take more than two hours to get fully charged.

This means we can now change our overnight charging habit to just charging before we prepare ourselves for leaving the house.

vivo Y35

Battery performance was also fairly good. I managed to use this mostly on data connection, streaming a whole bunch of YouTube videos in a four-hour bus trip to Baguio and I ended the whole day still with 58 percent battery remaining.

That’s pretty decent for a 5,000 mAh battery if you ask me.

Built for Multi-Tasking 

vivo Y35

Aside from the large RAM and storage, there really isn’t much to go crazy about the Y35’s hardware and performance. Apps run more or less the same as other Snapdragon 680 powered phones. But the benefits of having more RAM is quite noticeable.

It can surely handle running apps side by side on multi-window mode but not absurdly responsive. It also manages to return to apps I have running in the background without having to wait for it to load all over again.

vivo Y35

I assume games may have also benefited from the large available RAM as Call of Duty: Mobile is able to run lag-free at very high settings with high FPS enabled. 

vivo Y35

But I feel that among the games I’ve tried, Genshin Impact had a more significant benefit from its specs. Despite being very demanding, the Y35 seemed pretty comfortable handling this game at its default setting with no noticeable slowdowns.

At medium setting, slowdowns did become evident but dropping a few settings to low made the game run at nearly its full speed. I even managed to configure some settings to a combination of high graphic options and this worked out pretty well, too.

Cameras that take Insta-worthy snaps 

vivo Y35

Like the display, I was also expecting the camera to be the exact same one that came with the Y35’s more affordable siblings. With 50MP for its main camera, 2MP bokeh shooter, 2MP macro camera and 16MP selfie camera, on paper, these do seem very similar.

But having the chance to use a lot of them, I can say that that isn’t the case. Image quality has improved but not so drastically.

 

 

 

 

It often gets the colors where I want them and looks Insta-worthy but so long as we manually adjust the exposure slider. Not doing so will mostly result in an overly exposed image which isn’t too appealing.

I noticed that it still has difficulty capturing details in background subjects like leaves of trees. However, I may belong in the minority who actually likes the look of its softness. It kind of reminds me of old digicams which make some shots feel nostalgic if that makes sense.

What I really liked was the ability to recover quickly after taking a shot. I think this could also be a product of its hardware specs and not the camera itself. Whatever it is, it helps ease shooting. The Y35 manages to snap at fast moving subjects allowing me to catch candid moments as it happens.

Is the vivo Y35 your GadgetMatch?

vivo Y35

Priced at PhP 14,999 as of writing, the vivo Y35 does seem to be pushing against the boundaries of the entry-level category. For just a little bit more, a lower mid-range phone isn’t too far off which would likely be better in most cases.

Having this consideration in mind, I think the Y35 would be an ideal fit for people eyeing a budget phone who are willing to stretch their pockets a bit for more features.

vivo Y35

It’s fast enough for daily tasks and games. and is capable of capturing the moment with its decent cameras. It’s also a fast and vibrant display, and best of all, it charges fast and won’t easily die down on you. Plus it also looks really nice, albeit with the notch design.

Basically, it’s a phone that gets the job done with a few extras here and there. Maybe vivo can consider calling this a Y series Plus or Pro? 

The vivo Y35 is available in Dawn Gold or Agate Black colors at their Shopee, Lazada, Tiktok Shop and vivo e-store and all vivo Concept stores nationwide.

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