The Vivo Y12s 2021 is a budget smartphone from Vivo, and it is only for those looking for a basic phone. However, to the company’s credit, it does have respectable specs as well. The biggest advantage of owning this phone is its affordability. The device comes at a starting price of about €120, which approximately converts to $135. The phone comes in just two configurations, which is surprising. Both variants have 3 GB RAM with 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage. The memory is expandable, which is a nice thing since the internal memory may not be enough for everyone.
Besides an SD card, the phone allows two Nano-SIM cards that support 2G to 4G connections. For colors, there are two options, Phantom Black and Glacier Blue. The next great thing about this device is its battery. The phone has a 5000 mAh battery that will easily last you for more than a day after a full charge if you’re an average user. The Vivo Y12s 2021 lacks fast charging as it only supports 10W charging. While many mid-range devices often lack the reverse charging feature, this phone hasn’t gone that way. For this, Vivo should be praised. Coming to the build quality, it has a plastic frame and back. The phone weighs in at 191 grams, so it shouldn’t feel heavy.
The device is 6.47 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and 0.33 inches thick. Considering the budget, the display quality is fine. It has a 6.51 inches HD+ IPS LCD screen. Its screen-to-body ratio is 81.6%, while the aspect ratio is 20:9. Considering the price point and the specs, the multimedia experience should be equally good. What also supports this experience is the presence of a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Coming to the software, the Vivo Y12s 2021 runs Android 11 with Funtouch 11 on top. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor while it has Adreno 505 GPU for gaming.
The phone should deliver a decent performance but it’s surely not meant for a heavy user. When it comes to sensors, the phone includes an accelerometer, proximity, compass, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The camera performance is a major lowlight of the Vivo Y12s 2021. The phone has a dual-camera set-up on the back. It has a 13 MP wide-angle with a 2 MP depth sensor camera. The device has features such as LED flash and panorama. As for video recording, the device can do so in 1080p. The phone has an 8 MP camera for selfies and video communications. The camera performance is quite underwhelming, to say the least.
For communications, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, GPS, and Wi-Fi. While you would be able to listen to FM Radio on this phone, it does have support for NFC. It is pretty common for budget phones to not have NFC support. What’s surely surprising though is the absence of Bluetooth 5.1 or Bluetooth 5.2. Instead, you get Bluetooth 4.2 on the Vivo Y12s 2021.