vivo Y73 Unboxing, Hands-On

A Shine in the Light

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We got our hands on the vivo Y73 and do a quick unboxing and hands-on! This mid-range device offers a MediaTek Helio chipset, 33-watt fast charging, and a triple-camera setup at the back.

vivo Y73 Philippines specs

  • 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 px
  • MediaTek Helio G95 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
    +3GB Extended RAM
  • 128GB storage
    with dedicated microSD card slot for up to 512GB
  • Triple-rear cameras with LED Flash:
    64MP f/1.79 main
    2MP f/2.4 depth
    2MP f/2.4 macro
  • 16MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, GLONASS, QZSS
  • USB Type-C
  • Funtouch OS 11.1 (Android 11)
  • 4,000mAh battery
    33W fast charging
  • Colors: Diamond Flare, Roman Black
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Unboxing the device reveals a little more than today’s standard in terms of packages, as there’s a pair of wired earphones bundled in! That’s aside from the usual TPU case, documentation (neatly taped by the way), SIM and microSD card slot ejector, USB-C cable, and the power charger.

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The phone itself: stunning. The 6.44-inch display looks great at the front, along with the call speaker and the 16-megapixel selfie camera. We’re surprised this is a notched design, contrary to most phones at its price range that offers cut-out holes for the front cameras. The fingerprint scanner is also at the front part.

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The phone is also thin from its sides, making it easy to hold even for longer periods of time. The reflective chrome-plated sides reflect the surfaces it tops on. The bottom part has the 3.5mm audio jack, the microphone, the USB-C port, and the bottom-firing loudspeakers.

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The right sides has the volume and power/lock keys, protruding from the side frame.

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The left side features the card tray where you can put in two nano SIM cards and a microSD card slot.

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Turn the phone to its back and you’ll see this dazzling back pattern in purple-pink colors, and it’s cool that the refraction takes a different lighted pattern in different angles. The triple rear camera setup, along with the LED flash, is housed on a protruded rounded rectangle area at the top-left, while the vivo logo is below it.

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A 64-megapixel rear camera leads the triple setup along with an eight-megapixel for ultrawide photos, and a 2MP lens for depth. Photos captured have provided good details and colors. Here are some initial samples upon booting it for the first time:

The vivo Y73 is now available at vivo concept stores, authorized dealers, as well as their official online channels nationwide for P14,999 with a P500 off voucher and freebies in tow including a DITO SIM card and a pair of TWS earphones. You can also avail of this new device via 0% installment options — up to 12 months via major credit cards, and up to 9 months via Home Credit. We’re taking the phone for a deeper dive, so expect a full review in the coming days.

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