Something new

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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……..

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……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
RAM 2GB LPDDR3
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.

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