vivo Philippines brings yet another entry-level smartphone in the country. Meet the vivo Y16, joining the growing Y-series of devices in the brand’s lineup.

The new vivo Y16 shares a very identical design to the Y35 that just came out a week ago. It even has similar color options with the Drizzling Gold variant and the Sparkling Starlight. However, this one has a toned-down set of specs to accommodate the cheaper price tag.


That said, the Y16 is powered by an aging MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor, aided by a decent 4GB of RAM and an option between a generous 64GB or 128GB of storage.

On the front, we the usual 6.51-inch LCD screen with a resolution of, you guessed it, only HD+ at 1600 x 720 pixels. A waterdrop notch on top holds the 5-megapixel selfie snapper.


Around the back, there’s a 13-megapixel main shooter joined by a 2-megapixel camera that thankfully has a macro lens instead of just being a depth sensor.

It ships with a 10W charger to juice up its 5,000mAh battery. At the helm of everything is the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12.


The vivo Y16 4GB/64GB variant has an official price of Php7,999 while the 4GB/128GB is at Php8,499. They will be available starting September 17 on vivo’s official website and other online and offline stores.

vivo Y16 Specs

  • Android 12, Funtouch OS 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.51-inch HD+ IPS LCD display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 270ppi
  • MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro, f/2.4) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.95 x 75.55 x 8.19mm
  • Weight: 183g
  • Colors: Drizzling Gold, Stellar Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging

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