Vivo Y19 Review and Alternatives

Editor Rating:          3.9 /5
Last Update 2020-01-10 00:00:00 Views 5988

Vivo has launched the Vivo Y19 with a triple camera setup this month. The mobile phone has offered 8GB of RAM and 128GB native storage, and it can also support up to 256GB for microSD card slot to expand more storage. It is available in Magnetic Black and Spring White color options, and the phone costs $230. You can purchase Vivo Y19 from Amazon, Flipkart (Indian users), and any other international store.

Design and Body Material

The Vivo Y19 measures 162.2 x 76.5 x 8.9 mm (6.39 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) and its weight is 193 grams. The company built this Smartphone with a Plastic frame body, and the front panel is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the front panel, it offers water-drop notch for the selfie camera and the earpiece grille is just above the notch. For photography lovers, Vivo Y19 has vertically shaped triple camera setup on the rear side.

It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and it also offers 3.5mm audio jack. The Vivo Y19 has all physical on the right side like the Power button and volume rockers. The left side of the phone has only a dual SIM tray while the bottom offers USB-C port and speaker grille.


The handset features a 6.53 inches IPS LCD that can support 16M colors with 395 PPI density. Along with 1080 x 2340 pixels, it can offer Full HD+ resolution at 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and the company promises the phone has 84.4% screen-to-body ratio. The Vivo Y19 screen exceeded as we measured 514 nits at the far-right end of the bright scrubber. In our display test, the phone offers the best viewing experience with the screen contrast ratio of 1875:1 under the light theme. You can also do down screen brightness as low as 2.0 nits.


The mid-range device offered 5,000 mAh large battery that can support up to 18W for rapid charging. You can charge the battery 50% in 30 minutes while the full charge takes about 80 to 90 minutes, and the phone has 110h excellent endurance rating, and you can watch videos up to 17h, 33h of talk on 3G, and browse web about 20h as well.

Software (FunTouch)

The Vivo Y19 runs Funtouch 9.2 Vivo’s layer based on the top of Android 9 Pie, and it offers Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. It may be possible; this device will get an Android 10 update after the company's permission. In the settings icon, you’ll get many options like AirPlane mode, Dual SIM and Cellular Network, other wireless connections, Bluetooth, Display and Brightness Sound and vibration, and Security option. In the security option, we can add a face, fingerprint, and also enable a lock-screen password for authentication. It offers – font size, font style, Cooler, Warmer, and up-down brightness options. The handset has ultra-game mode, and you can also release memory for the better gaming experience. Swiping down from the top, it has many different toggles – Wi-Fi, Cellular data, Silent mode, Bluetooth, Flashlight, Eye protection, ultra-game mode, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Volume controller, Brightness controller, and Do Not Disturb mode. The phone offers iManager for optimized the device and also has a cleanup option. Unfortunately, there is no option for Dark Mode, and the locked-home screen provides a camera icon and Time schedule. The Vivo Y19 has essential media apps like – Gallery, Music Player, File Manager, FM Radio, Compass, and Proximity. Aside from Play Store, it has also owned iApps (Vivo's apps store) to install different apps. There is a Low Battery Power Mode to save the battery life, and you can set different themes and wallpaper form the iTheme icon.

Performance and Benchmarks

Under the hood, the Vivo Y19 has MediaTek MT6768 Helio P65 Chipset and paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The Helio P65 Chipset is constructed on a 12nm Octa-core processor (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55), and it offers Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The phone comes with a Multi-Turbo acceleration technology that enhances the overall performance of the device while playing the game, and it also offers Game Box and Game Space for the better gaming experience. The Vivo Y19 gets different scores in the following ranks.

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p off-screen): 28.

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (on-screen): 23.

3DMark SSE 3.1 Unlimited: 2437 scores.

AnTuTu Scores

Rear camera setup (Triple camera mechanism)

 For best photography experience, the phone has vertically shaped triple camera setup on the back, which includes a 16MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. The primary 16MP sensor has an f/1.8 aperture while the ultra-wide sensor has f/2.2 aperture and 13mm wider. Along with the f/2.4 aperture, the dedicated 2MP macro camera can shot as close as up to 2cm as well. Unfortunately, there is no option for 4k video recording, but it can record FHD videos at 30fps. You can capture beautiful images with the support of LED flash, HDR feature, and Panorama mode.

Moreover, the 16MP primary sensor also has dual-pixel PDAF for capturing beautiful images and pictures from the Y19 lively colors and high contrast and look pretty and appealing at fit to zoom level. We capture gorgeous images with HDR features at Dynamic range, and the phone also provides the best photos result in the daylight theme. Unfortunately, the Vivo Y19 hasn’t provided a better response in low-light conditions. The rear triple camera setup supports Bokeh mode, hybrid focus, and AI scene detection for better photography experience, and you can record videos between 1x, 2x and 5x optical zoom options. The Vivo Y19 delivers beautiful effects and captures impressive pictures in Portrait mode and also provides original skin tones at blur background.

Front camera

Like many other budget-friendly devices, Vivo Y19’s water-drop notch has a 16MP sensor for taking selfies and live video recording. Along with 1/3.1" size, the 16MP selfie sensor has f/2.0 aperture, 26mm wider, and 1.0µm pixels. Along with the HDR feature, it provides beautiful selfies at Dynamic range, and you can record FHD videos at 30fps as well. It offers many options in the beauty mode icon and also offers many themes for adds to colors in selfies. The Vivo Y19 has a portrait mode, and it provides beautiful selfies with natural skin tones and colors are rendered nicely.


Bigger 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging

Stylish back color

Triple camera setup

8GB RAM option at a reasonable price


There is no option for a 4k video recording.

IPS LCD screen, not an AMOLED display

Both front and rear cameras can’t provide better images in low-light conditions.


Vivo Y19 is one of the best budget-friendly Smartphone that offers many immersive things like 5,000 mAh battery, 6.53 inches large display (better viewing experience), triple rear camera setup, and 8GB RAM with 128GB native storage. But, Along with the 16MP primary sensor, the phone hasn’t provided better photography experience in low light like night time, and it can’t record 4k videos. Aside from these cons, the Vivo Y19 offers better gaming experience (especially PUBG). Anyway, if you want to purchase a mid-range phone with 8GB RAM for better gaming performance than the Vivo Y19 is the right choice for you at a reasonable price.


The Vivo S1 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are the best alternatives to Vivo Y19. If you haven’t much need for 8GB RAM, then you can buy Vivo S1 with S-AMOLED display, Under-display fingerprint, and MediaTek Helio P65 Chipset, but it has 4GB or 6GB RAM options. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also offers many better things like quad-camera setup, Helio G90T Chipset, and Aluminum frame body instead of Y19’s plastic body. The Redmi Note 8 Pro also available in 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM, but you need to spend $30 more over Y19’s $230 price.

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