Plastic has been used to make Vivo Y17 smartphone. The smartphone has two color variants – Mineral Blue and Purple. We have its mineral blue variant with a gradient finish on the back panel. At first glance, looking at the back of the phone, it seems that it is made of glass but it is made of plastic. Fingerprints fall easily on the back of the phone.
It has been previously seen that due to the glossy plastic body, the body gets fine scratches, in such a situation, it will now be seen whether there is such a problem while reviewing the Vivo Y17. In the retail box you will find a case that will help you in such a situation.
Vivo Y17 has a 6.32 inch HD + (720 × 1544 pixels) LCD display, which has an aspect ratio of 19.3: 9. There is also a waterdrop notch on the front panel of the phone. The screen-to-body ratio is 89 percent. Its viewing angles are good. Other smartphones in this price segment such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro review and Oppo K1 (Oppo K1) review come with a full-HD + display panel.
There are thin bezels on the side of the display, while the border at the bottom of the phone is slightly thicker. The earpiece has a place in the frame. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone, while there is a SIM tray slot on the left side of the phone. We found that the button is positioned correctly, the hand is also easily reached. The frame is slightly curved due to which it is comfortable to hold the phone in hand.
The 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, primary microphone and loudspeaker grille have got space at the bottom of the phone. Other smartphones in this price segment are equipped with a USB Type-C port, so you may be a bit disappointed with the Micro USB port. Vivo Y17 has an AI based triple camera setup on the back panel.
Talking about the camera setup of Vivo Y17, the phone has three rear cameras, a 13-megapixel primary camera with an aperture F / 2.2, an 8-megapixel super wide angle camera with an aperture of F / 2.2. Apart from this, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with aperture F / 2.4 has been given. A 20-megapixel front camera has been given for selfie and video calling, which has an aperture F / 2.0.
Capacitive fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone, the hand reaches the sensor easily. We found that the scanner unlocked the phone by scanning faster. Vivo Y17 also has Face Unlock feature, but we will test it in our review. This latest smartphone of Vivo brand has 2.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor. Other smartphones in this price segment are equipped with powerful processors.
Only 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of Vivo Y17 have been launched. MicroSD card slot has been given to increase storage. With dual-SIM (Nano), this phone supports 4G and VoLTE on both slots. For connectivity, features such as dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth version 5.0, GPS, FM radio and GLONASS have been provided.
To bring life to the phone, a 5,000 mAh battery has been provided which comes with better battery life. In the retail box you will get an 18 watt fast charger, with the help of which the battery will be charged faster. Vivo Y17 runs on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie. The new version of Funtouch does not have an app drawer, so all apps are available on the home screen. In our review, we will provide you detailed information about the performance, battery capacity and camera of Vivo Y17.