Plastic has been used to make the Vivo Y17 smartphone. There are two color variants of the smartphone: Mineral Blue and Purple. We have its Mineral Blue variant that has a gradient finish on the rear panel. At first glance, the back of the phone appears to be made of glass, but it is actually made of plastic. Fingerprints easily fall on the back of the phone.
It has been seen before that because it has a glossy plastic body, there are small scratches on the body, in such a situation, whether such a problem occurs will be seen by reviewing the Vivo Y17 or not. In the retail box, you will get a case that will help you in such a situation.
Vivo Y17 has a 6.32-inch HD+ (720×1544 pixels) LCD screen, which has an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. There is also a waterdrop notch on the front panel of the phone. The screen-to-body ratio is 89 percent. Its viewing angles are good. Other smartphones in this price segment, like the Redmi Note 7 Pro Review and Oppo K1 Review, come with Full-HD+ display panels.
While there are slim bezels on the sides of the screen, the bezel at the bottom of the phone is a bit thicker. The headset has found its place in the frame. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone while the SIM tray slot is on the left side of the phone. We found the buttons to be well placed and easy to reach. The frame is slightly curved, so the phone was comfortable to hold in the hand.
The 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB port, main microphone and speaker grill have been placed at the bottom of the phone. Other smartphones in this price segment are equipped with a USB Type-C port, so you may be a bit disappointed with the micro USB port. There is an AI-based triple camera setup on the rear panel of Vivo Y17.
Talking about the camera setup of Vivo Y17, the phone has three rear cameras, a 13-megapixel main camera with F/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera with F/2.2 aperture. Other than this, it has been given a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an F/2.4 aperture. A 20-megapixel front camera has been given up for selfies and video calls, which has an F/2.0 aperture.
The capacitive fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone, the hand reaches the sensor easily. We found that the scanner is fast enough to scan and unlock the phone. The face unlock feature is also offered on the Vivo Y17, but we will test it in our review. MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core 2.3 GHz processor in this latest smartphone from the Vivo brand. Other smartphones in this price segment are equipped with powerful processors.
Only 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of the Vivo Y17 have been released. A MicroSD card slot has been provided to increase storage. The dual-SIM (Nano) phone supports 4G and VoLTE in both slots. For connectivity, features like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth version 5.0, GPS, FM radio, and GLONASS have been provided.
To spice up the phone, a 5000 mAh battery has been provided which comes with better battery life. In the retail box, you will get an 18-watt fast charger, with the help of which the battery will be charged faster. Vivo Y17 runs on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie. The new version of FunTouch does not have an app drawer, so all apps are available on the home screen only. In our review, we will provide you with detailed information about Vivo Y17’s performance, battery capacity and camera.