Vivo launched its Y36, the successor to the Vivo Y35, in Indonesia first; however, it is now launched in the UAE and is expected to launch in India later this month. The Vivo Y36 uses a Snapdragon 680 processor and comes in two storage options — 8 B of RAM with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
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It features a gigantic 6.64-inch FHD+ LCD display that can refresh up to 90Hz per second and is also IP5X (dust) and IPX4 (water) and scratch-resistant.
The Vivo Y36 offers a dual-camera system on the back: a 50MP main shooter and a 2MP bokeh camera for stunning portraits.
And to keep the fun going, it offers a 5,000mAh battery that can charge 30% in 15 minutes thanks to its 44W flash charger.
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Vivo Y36 UAE Pricing and Availability
The Vivo Y36 has launched in the UAE with a price tag of AED 799. The phone hasn’t launched in India yet, and the pricing hasn’t been announced either. However, it is reported that this phone will launch sometime this month, and it is expected to go on sale on online platforms such as Amazon or Flipkart. It is also expected to cost around ₹18,000 to ₹20,000.
However, Vivo has released some information about the smartphone (the Vivo Y36) on its website, but it has yet to host its official announcement and mention a lot more.\
Vivo Y36 Specifications
|Size:||164.1 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm|
|Screen Size:||6.64 inches IPS LCD display|
|Resolution:||1080 x 2388|
|RAM / Storage:||8GB/256GB|
|Cellular:||LTE, Dual SIM|
|Primary Camera:||50 MP f/1.8|
|Depth:||2 MP f/2.4|
|Selfie:||16 MP f/2.5|
|Video:||1080p @ 30fps|
|Battery:||Li-Po 5000 mAh|
Design and Display
The Vivo Y36 has a boxy design, which gives it a premium look. It boasts a 6.64-inch FHD+ LCD display that curves at the phone’s edges beautifully and can refresh up to 90Hz. Therefore, all the scrolling will be smooth, and you will be able to play many games without feeling lag.
The display provides crisp and clear picture quality for movie watchers and offers 650 nits of maximum screen brightness. Yes, having an LCD display does not make it the best in the class compared to OLED and AMOLED, but the display is a bargain for the price.
The Vivo Y36 comes in two colour variants: Vibrant Gold and Meteor Black. It offers a “Fantasy Frame” on the camera ring that produces a rainbow-ish colour when light reflects on it from different angles.
Features and performance
The Vivo Y36 uses the Snapdragon 680 processor and offers two ROM options. You get 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
It also offers a RAM extender that can extend RAM up to an additional 8GB when you’re running demanding tasks like gaming.
The gaming experience should be smooth without lag or stuttering, and you can even play BGMI at high settings, which is quite outstanding for the price the phone will be available at.
The phone also has the latest Android 13, with a Funtouch OS skin on top.
The Vivo Y36 offers a 50 MP primary camera and a 2 MP Bokeh+Macro camera as a secondary camera. On the front, you get a 16 MP front shooter.
The camera offers all standard camera features, such as Night mode, Portrait mode, Live Photo, Slow-Mo, and plenty more.
Apart from this information, Vivo hasn’t released much information about cameras.
Battery & Charging
The Y36 packs a 5000 mAh battery with a 44W charger in the box that can charge 30% of the battery within 15 minutes. There is an option to reverse charge as well but you won’t find wireless charging.
Vivo Y36 Alternatives
Here are some phones that are in a similar price or spec range to the Huawei Nova 11 Pro that you can consider.
Weight: 189g | Thickness: 8mm | OS: Android 12 (MIUI 13 ) | Screen: 6.67 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 695 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM | Rear camera: 48MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 13MP | Battery: 5000mAh, 33W Wired charging, No wireless charging
- Stunning 120Hz AMOLED display
- Fast processor
- Great battery life
- Middling camera performance
- Slower charging than the Poco X4 Pro
The Poco X5 is an excellent phone and better than the Vivo Y36 in almost every way while costing a little more. It has a better screen, a faster processor and a better camera. It does take the backseat to charging speed compared to the Vivo Y36.
Weight: 179g | Thickness: 7.5mm | OS: Android 12 (Magic UI 6.1) | Screen: 6.7 inches 1080 x 2388 pixels, IPS LCD, 90Hz | Processor: Octa-core Mediatek Helio G88 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Cellular: 4G, Dual SIM | Rear camera: 100MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 16MP | Battery: 45000mAh, 22.5W Wired charging, No wireless charging
- Beautiful design
- 100-megapixel camera
- The display is IPS, not AMOLED
- Not the best chipset
The Honor X8A can be dubbed as the Jack of all trades and master of none. It provides you with everything you’ll need without mastering any. The phone has a beautiful design that shimmers in direct light and is one of the best-looking budget phones. The Mediatek Helio G88 has decent performance in web browsing and other light tasks, but don’t expect the Honor X8A to wear any performance crowns.
Vivo Y36 FAQs
Does the Vivo Y36 Support Expandable Storage?
No, it doesn’t have any expansion capabilities through microSD cards.