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The question is how Vivo climbed up in popularity even though its features were never up to the top when it comes to lower-budget smartphones. This is just a simple fact. Let us look at this newest Vivo Y02T. The price is ৳14,999 for the 4/64 GB model and let us now see its main features.
We have a typical waterdrop notch display, no 90Hz refresh rate, no Gorilla Glass, no Full HD display, just simple IPS LCD (no AMOLED). But here is a very subtle secret. Even though there is no fancy punch-hole, the phone still looks umami, blunt, and butter-smooth. Perhaps it’s this style that Vivo has which gives a specific aura that is behind the popularity of this brand among lower-budget consumers. This is just our hypothetical observation. We are not saying that this is the only or the most important factor, but let’s move on.
There is Android 13, the latest software which is definitely attractive. But then there is a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. There is no way we are ever going to recommend this phone for this price when it comes to performance. It performs lower than the Unisoc T606 which is used in 10K budget phones. Why on earth would someone get a Helio P35 phone for a 15K budget? We don’t see a way. The back camera is a single 8 MP and the front camera is 5 MP. These are also under 10K budget cameras. The 5000 mAh battery comes with a standard 10W charger. At least there is reverse charging but it doesn’t fill up the gap at all. This is simply a very overpriced, average gadget from Vivo and we can’t recommend it all to our readers.
P.S: And oh dear, we don’t even have a fingerprint sensor.