Well, I had to do this since it was enticing.
But I recently got a new phone, not as a new daily driver but as some sort of backup/media consumption device to supplement my Moto Z in some areas where it might not be as viable mainly due to its very average battery life.
And that new phone is……..
……A VIVO Y55L!
I know, it doesn’t sound exciting, but I got this for less than $5 off a carrier, so it’s actually kinda sweet.
Here are the basic specs for those who are interested.
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940), 28nm LP|
|CPU||Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53, clockspeed ranging from 960MHz to 1.4GHz per core|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 505 clocked at 450MHz|
|Storage||16GB of eMMC 5.1, microSDXC card slot up to 128GB++|
|Display||5.2” (diagonal) IPS LCD with a resolution of 720×1280, 282PPI, screen film preapplied.|
|Rear camera||8MP 4:3 aspect-ratio (3264×2448) unknown rear sensor (1/3.2” IMX179 with 1.4 micron pixels?) with f/2.0 aperture, HDR, up to 1080p30 video recording and 480p120 slow-motion and manual ISO, shutter speed, focus and white balance controls plus single LED flash|
|Front camera||5MP (2592×1944) unknown sensor with f/2.2 aperture and up to 1080p30 video, screen flash|
|Location||A-GPS/GPS/GLONASS/Beidou (depending on region)|
|Speaker||Single front-mounted earpiece, single mono bottom-mounted main loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Software||Android 6.0.1 “Marshmallow” with FunTouch OS 2.6, Google Play Services preloaded on international models|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, compass, proximity, ambient light sensor and pedometer|
|Power||2730mAh Li-ion battery (non-removable). 60h of mixed usage with 6 hours of on-screen time (early tests), 5V/2A charging over microUSB|
|Features||Dual SIM (without taking up an SD slot), raise to wake, themes, multi-window, one-handed mode, gestures.|
And some more pictures of the device for your viewing pleasure.