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13 Nov 2023

vivo Y16: Performance meets value

vivo unveiled the vivo Y16 as a part of its affordable Y-series catalogue in September 2022. Boasting a trendy design with unique colour schemes, the vivo Y16 mobile became an instant hit with budget consumers. It has a 2.5D curvature and a back cover that is made of (poly methyl methacrylate), or PMMA, and PC (polycarbonate) materials, which lend it a special glass-like texture, and render it a chic and premium-looking device. Moreover, its flat frame makes it easy to hold the smartphone in one hand, providing a comfortable grip.

The smartphone scores high in the performance category as well, as it runs on an efficient MediaTek Helio P35 Octa-Core processor. With a side fingerprint scanner and the ultra-convenient face wake feature, this smartphone is highly functional, offering an excellent price-to-performance index.

Features and specifications of vivo Y16

The vivo Y16 punches above its weight class, as it offers a mid-range performance on a budget. It comes with 3GB and 4GB RAM options, with 32GB, and 64GB ROM variants. You can further increase the storage capacity up to 1TB using a microSD card, and with a triple card slot present, you do not have to choose between a microSD card and a SIM. Moreover, the extended RAM 3.0 feature of this vivo 5G phone allows you to add 3 to 4GB additional RAM to the base memory, making multitasking, and app-switching buttery smooth.

You also get a large 5,000 mAh battery that keeps the smartphone operational throughout the day. With this battery, you can consume 18 hours of HD video content, 7 hours of resource-intensive gaming, and 22 hours of music playback. The following are some of the specifications of the vivo Y16 mobile.

Specifications: vivo Y16


3GB, 4GB


32GB, 64GB

Front camera


Rear camera

13MP + 2MP


6.51-inch HD+ IPS LCD Halo FullView display


5,000 mAh


MediaTek Helio P35

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Highlights of vivo Y16


With its luxe 2.5D curvature, trendy colours, and flat frame, the vivo Y16 is an exquisite model that provides an excellent in-hand feel. It is also quite easy to grip, and its weight of 183 g makes one-hand usage comfortable and convenient. The smartphone boasts a thickness of 8.19 mm, and its glass-like texture makes it one of the most elegant handsets in its price range.

Display quality and resolution

Considering the vivo Y16’s price, you do not get an AMOLED panel, or Full HD+ resolution in this segment. However, you will not have any reasons to complain as this handset flaunts a large 6.51-inch HD+ IPS LCD with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. This lets you consume your favourite content while enjoying vivid and vibrant visuals. Its screen-to-body ratio of 88.99% ensures slim bezels that do not get in the way of relishing immersive content. Furthermore, the phone’s aspect ratio of 20:9 provides a perfectly balanced canvas, which offers visuals that are rich in colour and contrast.

Display type


Screen size

6.51 inches (16.54 cm)


720 x 1600 pixels

Aspect ratio


Pixel density

270 ppi

Good ▾

Screen-to-body ratio (calculated)

82.69 %

Bezel-less display

Yes with waterdrop notch


Yes, Capacitive touchscreen, Multi-touch

Power-packed performance

Powering the smartphone is a mid-range MediaTek Helio P35 Octa-Core processor that uses TSMC’s 12 nm FinFET production process. This gaming-centric chip uses eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores and clocks up to 2.3 GHz. The CPU is paired with the latest IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU to offer an excellent combination of high-performance hardware in a single chipset. Aiding the processor is a decent RAM of 3GB or 4GB, depending on the variant.

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However, the RAM can be expanded by 3 to 4GB through the extended RAM 3.0 feature, delivering a seamless multitasking, and app-switching experience. You can opt for a 32GB or 64GB storage variant, and the ROM can be expanded up to 1TB through a microSD card. This results in vivo Y16 executing multiple tasks simultaneously without freezing or stuttering.

Hardware and design

Coming to the phone’s hardware, the cameras at the back are slim and do not protrude significantly. The plastic back material makes gripping the phone easy and convenient, while the vivo Y16 mobile’s dimensions allow you to use the phone with just one hand. The handset retails in 2 colour options – Drizzling Gold and Stellar Black, which exude elegance.

You get a Type-C USB port at the bottom, along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack for earphones and headphones.


163.9 mm


75.5 mm


8.1 mm

Very Good


183 grams


Build material

Back: Plastic


Stellar Black, Drizzling Gold


At the back, the smartphone houses a 13MP AI dual camera setup, also consisting of a 2MP macro lens. The main camera comes with an f/2.2 aperture so that you can click clear and highly detailed images. With the macro camera, you can get close – up to 4 cm – to the subject. You can capture the tiniest of details clearly with the macro lens, while the camera system supports a range of features, such as panorama, face beauty, and live photos.

The 5MP front camera with aura screen light lets you click crisp, clear selfie images even in dark environments. The AI face beauty feature adjusts the skin tone, face shape, and facial features to provide enhanced yet natural-looking selfie images.

Rear Camera

Camera setup



13MP f/2.2, Primary camera
2MP f/2.4, Macro camera




Yes, LED flash

Image resolution

4128 x 3096 pixels


Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting modes

Continuous shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera features

Digital zoom
Auto flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

Video recording

1920x1080 @ 30fps


Front Camera

Camera setup



5MP f/2.2, Primary Camera

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Final verdict

The Y16 handset from vivo falls in the budget segment but is built and optimised to perform like a mid-range device. With excellent cameras, fine-tuned hardware, and a robust battery, the vivo Y16 mobile offers the best bang for your buck. With the extended RAM 3.0 feature, you can also multitask like a pro, while the Helio P35 chip aids you in your computational and gaming endeavours.

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