This Vivo phone may not have all the bells and whistles of a much more expensive flagship, but the Vivo Y76 5G offers solid performance, especially for gaming. Furthermore, the large 6.58-inch display, microSD storage, 5G, and affordable S$429 retail price make this one to consider.
- Mediatek Dimensity 700
- 8GB RAM, 128GB
- 50MP f1.8, 2MP f2.4 depth, and 2MP f2.4 macro, 16MP f2.0 front
- Plastic housing
While you don't get gaming features such as ultrasonic buttons, the Y76 actually makes for a great gaming phone. The phone's MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip delivers good performance, which means you can set game graphics to be slightly higher without having performance issues. I've tried games such as Asphalt 9 and League of Legends: Wild Rift, and came away impressed.
The large 6.58-inch display offers plenty of screen real estate, and the curved edges make the phone comfortable to hold in landscape mode. It's not the brightest, but the screen holds up well in bright sunlight. The Y76 runs Android 12, but with Vivo's own Funtouch 12 OS on top. It features a very clean design, and supports 4GB of virtual RAM on top of the phone's 8GB. There's also an Ultra Game Mode feature that gives you CPU and GPU numbers and lets you decide on the phone's performance.
The phone's rear 50MP camera takes decent shots, though the zoom only goes up to 2x. There's a depth camera to help with portrait mode, and a macro camera for close-up shots. Battery life is average at 8hr 21min in our video loop test. If that's too short for you, fret not, there's fast charging. My test showed that you can easily charge back to 60% in 32 minutes, which is close to Vivo's claim of 70% charge in 32 minutes.
At S$429, the Vivo Y76 5G hits the sweet spot for gaming without any frills. If playing games such as MLBB or Asphalt 9 are your thing, and you need a secondary device, this will do fine as well. Get it from Shopee or Lazada.
Note: Review unit provided by Vivo.
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