Vivo Y17: a versatile shooter with a massive battery

Last month, Vivo released a new smartphone that packs a large 6.53-inch screen, attractive looks, Helio P35 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a massive 5,000mAh battery, which is actually pretty good for a device of this caliber. But it has another trick up its sleeves though, the AI Triple Rear Cameras.

Let’s start with the cameras. The Y17 has a 13MP main shooter with F2.2 aperture. The resolution is decent for most shooting scenarios like portraits, food photography, or anything that requires a cameras full resolution.


Next, we have the 8MP ultrawide camera with F2.2 aperture with a 120-degree field of view. We think an ultrawide lens is a huge advantage to smartphones when it comes to daily photography as it allows you to capture scenes that would be difficult to do using the main camera like landscapes and group photos. It can also provide you with a better perspective of your usual subjects for cooler looking photos.

And then, we have the 2MP depth camera with F2.4 aperture. We mentioned earlier that one of the types of photography you can do is portraits. And to make that portrait stand out, the subject must have a blurred background. The depth camera can help you achieve that.

How about selfies? Well, this is handled by the 20MP front camera with a wide F2.0 aperture. It comes with Face Beauty so you can enhance your facial features before uploading them to your favorite social media platform.

The Y17 doesn’t stop there though, as the whole camera system is, including the front camera, is powered by AI. This allows the phone to automatically tweak the camera’s settings like contrast and color to bring out the best from your subject. Not to mention, it comes with other features too, like Time-Lapse, Slow, Live Photos, HDR, Portrait Mode, Panorama, Portrait Bokeh (single front camera), Watermark, and Camera Filters.

Looking back at all the features it brings to the table, including the versatile cameras and large storage, the Vivo Y17 is a good daily driver for someone who likes to take tons of photos as well as videos. And thanks to the massive 5,000mAh battery with dual-engine quick charge, it will definitely last you a whole day of heavy usage.

Vivo Y17 specs:
6.35-inch HD+ (720 x 1544 px) 19.3:9 IPS display, 268ppi
Octa-core 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35
PowerVR GE8320 GPU
128GB internal storage
13MP F2.2 PDAF (main) + 8MP F2.2 (wide-angle)+ 2MP F2.4 (depth) triple rear cameras
20MP f/2.0 front camera
Single SIM or Dual SIM
WiFi 802.12 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
FM radio
Fingerprint scanner
Android 9 Pie
5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
159.4 x 76.8 x 8.9mm
Mineral Blue, Mystic Purple

The Vivo Y17 is available for PHP 12,999. You can read our hands-on here.

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