- March 24, 2023
If you’re looking for a fast and feature-packed phone that can last you all day and charge in a flash, vivo’s got you.
The vivo Y35 is a chic and sleek midrange phone from vivo’s Y series. It features an all-day 5000mAh battery, extended RAM, and 44W fast charging.
We got the chance to test the vivo Y35 and here are our first impressions of this device.
Design and build
The phone comes in a clean white box with a ‘Y35’ metallic stamping on the upper left. Inside are the phone, USB Type-C cable, 44W Fast Charge power adapter, clear jelly case, a SIM eject tool, a quick start guide, and a warranty card.
At 182 grams and 8.2mm thin, the vivo Y35 is light on the hand. It features a 2.5D curvature—a slight curvature toward the edges of the display—making it easier to hold.
The Dawn Gold colorway of our review unit is beautiful, although we’re not a fan of the rectangular black camera bump. We wish vivo made it the same color as the unit for a more seamless look.
The matte textured finish repels smudges, but the same can’t be said about the front glass panel, which picks up fingerprints quite easily.
On the right edge of the phone are the volume keys and the power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The left edge of the device is kept clean.
On top is the SIM tray for two nano SIM cards and a dedicated slot for microSD, while on the bottom edge are the 3.5mm audio jack, microphone port, USB-C port, and speaker grille.
The vivo Y35 comes with a large 6.58-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, which means you get smooth, fluid visuals. It’s also bright enough for outdoor viewing, although colors aren’t as punchy (because it’s not AMOLED, of course). Overall, it’s a decent screen to watch videos on. Plus, the Audio Booster mode helps give you a more immersive audio-visual experience.
In the optics department, the vivo Y35 comes with a triple rear camera setup. There’s a 50-megapixel f/1.8 main camera and a pair of 2MP f/2.4 cameras—one for portrait and one for macro shooting. Too bad there’s no ultrawide shooter here; we prefer that over a macro one.
Thanks to the large main sensor, you get pretty good photos with ample details and contrast. Selfies also turn out decent enough for your social media posts.
Performance and battery
Helping the vivo Y35 deliver strong performance efficiently is the tried-and-tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM. Further aiding on the performance front is the 8GB extended RAM feature, which converts unused storage into additional RAM. As such, you can have many apps open or use more demanding apps without slowing down the phone.
The large 5000mAh battery with AI power saving technology can last up to a day and a half, depending on your usage. When you finally have to charge it, you don’t have to wait too long because it supports 44W fast charging. During our test, it took only 15 minutes to charge the phone from 0 to 30%. Another 15 minutes of charging brought up the battery level to 70%.
Overall, the vivo Y35 is a solid midrange phone with decent performance, good cameras, a nice display, and a great battery life with fast-charging capabilities—all for P14,999.
The vivo Y35 is now available through the vivo website, Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok Shop, and at all vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide.