MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 chipset is far from retiring as it powered yet another budget 5G smartphone, the vivo Y35 5G.

An upgrade from the 4G-only version, the vivo Y35 5G uses the said trusty chipset from MediaTek with an option between 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM and a single 128GB storage.

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The Y35 5G shares the same set of specs that we’ve seen on a lot of affordable 5G smartphones. For one, it has a 6.51-inch IPS screen with only an HD+ resolution. A high 90Hz refresh rate would’ve been more apt, but it only has the standard 60Hz.

On the back, we have a similar design to the 4G-only version. Albeit, the main 50-megapixel camera was dropped to 13-megapixel. It is joined by a 2-megapixel macro lens and a downgraded 5-megapixel (from 16-megapixels) on the front for selfies.

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The charging speed is slower at 15W from 45W, but it does have the same 5,000mAh non-removable battery.

Since it’s in China, it will come with Android 13-based OriginOS Ocean.

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The vivo Y35 5G comes in 4GB/128GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/128GB variants for a price of CNY1,199 (around Php9,500), CNY1,399 (around Php11,100), and CNY1,499 (around Php11,900), respectively. They will be initially available in China and should arrive in other countries soon.

vivo Y35 5G Specs

  • Android 13, OriginOS Ocean
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.51-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.05 x 75.6 x 8.15mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Colors: Black, Yellow, Blue
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 15W fast charging



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