Cameras are pretty much on the average side for a budget-centric device
Depending on the variant you are getting, the Y71 comes with two different rear cameras. With the 3GB version we are reviewing, we have a 13-megapixel camera that captures photos that are OK in daylight. In tricky lighting and low-light situations, the Y71 struggles in balancing exposure, oftentimes leading to a loss in detail. Colors are more on the neutral side; they have the right amount of saturation and vibrancy that makes you get photos that are not laden with too many filters.
As for the camera UI, the Y71 is an interesting offering, as it has a Pro mode that lets you adjust shutter speed (up to 16 seconds), ISO (up to ISO 3200), autofocus mode, and white balance. Such a feature is a definite treat, considering that the Y71 is a sub-Php 9k phone.
The same goes with the 5-megapixel front camera, where we managed to get decent selfies with it. The Y71’s bokeh mode yielded good results, though it struggles to get that much-wanted bokeh effect right in bad lighting.
Battery efficiency is a strong point for the Y71
Just like the V7+, one of the Y71’s strong points is its battery efficiency. In fact, the Y71 outperformed the V7+ in our battery tests by scoring close to 11 hours on PCMark at 50% brightness. While the Y71 comes with a slightly bigger battery compared to the V7+, the use of a Snapdragon 425 processor, along with an updated version of FunTouch OS, are some of the possible factors with the Y71’s stellar performance in the battery efficiency department.
Just like the V7+, you charge the Y71 using a Micro USB charger. It does not come with any form of fast charging, so expect a little over two hours to fully juice up the Y71.
Is the Y71 a good offering from Vivo?