Vivo Y16

Vivo Y16 is a good-looking and affordable smartphone from the popular Chinese brand, which features a fingerprint and scratch-resistant plastic back panel.

Vivo Y16

Vivo Y16

Editor Rating

Vivo Y16 features a brand new 2.5D curved design aesthetic but merged with a flat frame design to give off a sophisticated unibody look that is made from scratch-resistant and anti-fingerprint materials. The back panel is completely flat, with the camera module sitting flush with the surface. The only thing that rises even a few millimetres above the panel is the camera rings that protect the lens. The only way to tell the difference between the two spaces is a slight change in the design, which takes on a plain yet glossy finish, as opposed to the diagonal stripe design that is present on the rest of the surface.


Bottom Line

Vivo Y16 is a stylish and affordable smartphone which features a decent processor, a massive battery, and average cameras. But the real issue comes with the extremely slow charging speeds for such a large battery, and the performance of the selfie camera in lower lighting conditions.


  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Design


  • Slow Charging
  • Cameras
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2022
Announced Date Thursday September 1, 2022
Released Date Thursday September 1, 2022
Warranty 1 Year
Versions V2204, V2214
SAR 1.16 W/kg (head)
0.98 W/kg (body)
Variants 3GB/32GB,$170
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE
Network Speed
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 40
5G Bands
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features FM Radio
USB Type-C
USB On-The-Go
Body & Design
Height 164 mm
Width 75.6 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm
Weight 184 g
IP Rating
Colours Drizzling Gold, Stellar Black
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Scratch Resistant
2.5D Curved Flat Frame Design
Screen & Display
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Screen Size 6.51 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 82.5%
Ppi 270
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Tear Drop Display
Screen Protection
Display Features
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Processor Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics PowerVR GE8320
Storage 32GB, 64GB
Storage Features eMMC5.1
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu 121610
GeekBench 943 (Multicore)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Rear Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Panorama
AI Face Beauty
Live Photo
Macro Mode
Aura Screen Light
Super HDR
Bokeh Portraits
Speakers Yes
Multimedia Features Mono Speaker
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 10W
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 12
Custom UI Funtouch
Custom UI Version 12
Sensors & Features
Sensors Fingerprint - Button
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Features Ultra Game Mode
Extended RAM

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