Vivo recently introduced its budget-centric smartphone, the Vivo U10, in India. The smartphone is now available for open sale in the country. This means that users don’t have to wait for any flash sale if they want to buy this smartphone.
The latest smartphone from Vivo comes loaded with interesting hardware along with some dependable battery life. However, does it make a good option considering its price point? In this article, we are going to talk in details about the hits and misses of the latest smartphone from Vivo.
Why should you buy Vivo U10?
For its Price Point
One of the biggest talking points of the Vivo U10 is the price. The company has aggressively priced the latest smartphone. The base model of the phone with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 8,990, while the 3GB RAM + 64GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 9,990. Lastly, the top-end model with 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage is available for Rs 10,990. The kind of specifications it is offering, the phone seems to be rightly priced and it is currently one of the cheapest smartphones available in the market with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.
For your reference, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A and Redmi 8 comes with Snapdragon 439 processor. The Redmi 8A comes with a price tag of Rs 6,499 for 2GB RAM variant, while the 3GB RAM option is priced at Rs 6,999. The Redmi 8 is priced at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB and Rs 8,999 for the 4GB + 64GB internal storage. With this price, you are getting better proposition with Vivo U10 as the base model comes with Rs 8,990 and it sure looks better than the Redmi 8.
For its Battery Life with Fast Charging
Another plus point of the Vivo U10 is the battery life. The smartphone is equipped 5000mAh battery and the company has added an 18W dual-engine fast charging solution as well. This combination makes it an interesting smartphone, especially for those who want longer battery backup.
With Vivo U10, one can get almost two days of battery backup under normal usage. If you are a power user, then you can still get around 30 per cent till the end of the day with gaming, camera, streaming, web surfing and more. However, what sweetens the deal is the fast charging support. The 18W fast charger can charge up the device up to 61 per cent in an hour. This is a good thing as most of the smartphones available in this price range does not offer fast charging support.
For its Performance
The Vivo U10 is a powerhouse when you consider the price range. The smartphone, as we said, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor along with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot. The chipset is a new one and it currently powers devices like Realme 5, Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Mi A3 and more. However, most of them prices starts at Rs 10,000. This makes the Vivo U10 smartphone to be one of the cheapest devices with this chipset.
Coming to the performance, you will not face much trouble with daily tasks and multitasking is smooth with this one as well. Moving on, coming to gaming performance, games like PUBG Mobile runs on Low Graphics settings, but apart from this, the overall experience is quite decent.
Why should you not buy Vivo U10?
For its User Interface
The user interface of the Vivo is not great, to be honest. The smartphone runs with FunTouch OS, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The major problem with the user interface is the presence of a lot of bloatware. You get multiple company-owned applications along with third-party apps. Furthermore, the user interface lacks app drawer support and Apple-inspired control centre looks eerily confusing for many.
For its Camera performance in Low Light
The Vivo U10 is loaded with a triple-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture to enable portrait and bokeh modes. For the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which is housed inside the notch.
Although shots taken in the daylight conditions came out to be good, the smartphone delivers some average low light photos. The shots clicked in low light conditions came out to be grainy and full of noises. So, if you are looking for a smartphone with good camera capabilities then you can easily skip this one.