Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Vivo Y19’s battery is good if you can handle the MicroUSB Port

The Vivo Y19 comes with a 5000mAh battery. It also sadly features a MicroUSB port. But if that doesn’t matter to you, let’s talk about the battery on this device.

With the MicroUSB port, you’ll get 18W fast charging. Which isn’t pretty fast, but it will take just less than 2hrs to charge to 100%. This isn’t fast enough, but it isn’t bad either way. Because even 50% can last you a whole day on minimal to medium use.

This phone is not so demanding. Social media browsing, a little of YouTube, and some music and you can use the device for two days. If you’re a heavy user, you can do a day comfortably on 4G. I have had to plug in the phone once at around 8pm when it was about 23%. Which perhaps is just me being paranoid.

VIVO Y19 Kenya Battery Life

Apart from the lack of USB Type-C, the other bad thing is that Vivo’s Funtouch OS doesn’t allow you to see battery usage. So I can’t give you details like Screen on Time, or how long since last full charge. This is something Funtouch has borrowed from OPPO’s ColorOS, and it is annoying. I estimate between 5 to 7hrs screen on time. That’s a big range, I know. But it is because I use my devices differently while reviewing them. One day, I’ll go all in, another day, I’ll have some moderate use.

If you plan on gaming, the processor and RAM could be your major setbacks. You can surely handle most light games. But heavy games will take a bit of loading. Graphic intensive games, on the other hand, will require you to tone down the settings a bit to get good performance.

When playing a game, the device doesn’t seem to heat up. But it does get a little warm. I won’t advise you to game while charging though, because I believe this will damage the battery. Vivo haven’t really pushed it as a gaming device. And that 4GB RAM, doesn’t inspire much confidence.

VIVO Y19 Kenya Battery Life

When you put the processor to task, like on a game, or on a download, or a heavy app, you’ll notice that the battery quickly takes a hit. I believe the processor is to blame for this. But I don’t believe many people considering this phone, at its price point, will be doing so because they’re getting a gaming device.

I wish they had Type-C because at 27k, in 2020, MicroUSB is a rip-off. Type-C would mean more versatility. It would also mean I would be comfortable carrying one charger for everything. Now I am forced to carry a MicroUSB cable like it’s the 2010s.

We are getting into a time where 5000mAh batteries will be the new normal. Both flagships and budget devices are pushing the limits on the size of batteries. And that’s a good thing. Hopefully, Vivo will also join the push and launch phones with 6000mAh batteries soon.

VIVO Y19 Kenya Battery Life

Vivo Y19 Specifications:

PRICEKES. 26,999
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Display6.53″ IPS LCD 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
Rear CameraTriple:
16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, macro camera
Front CameraSingle:
16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
ChipsetMediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
Storage128 GB Storage
MicroSD Slot up to 256 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9.2
BatteryNon-removable 5000 mAh battery
18W Fast Charging
5W Reverse Charging
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
FM Radio
MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SecurityRear Fingerprint Scanner
Colour optionsMagnetic Black, Spring White

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