Vivo dipping in to the budget phone market with Vivo Y33


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Vivo have confirmed a lower than normal price for their Vivo Y33 smartphone with a RRP of 1198 Yuan ($192).

Vivo aren’t known for being a low-cost phone maker, but they do want to dabble in the exciting entry-level market and have just announced the pricing of their Vivo Y33 smartphone.

Costing 1198 Yuan in China, the Vivo Y33 does seem a little overpriced in comparison to Xiaomi’s or Meizu’s offerings, but there are the added features of high quality audio and a slimmer and more stylish appearance.

As for the hardware the Vivo Y33 will have a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 8 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel rear, 2200mAh battery, dual SIM, and 1GB RAM and 8GB memory. The amount of RAM is the real killer of an otherwise good looking budget option.

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The Y33 will ship with FunTouch based on Android 5.0 and is said to look more or less identical to the Vivo X5 Pro. No word on an Indian or European launch yet, but there is the possibility.

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24 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    July 23, 2015

    I usually expect Vivo’s phones to be a little more expensive than their counterparts but this is a little bit much. Considering in the international market this will sell for as much as $250 with only 1GB of RAM and a small battery. Add another gig of RAM and it’s not a bad deal, still overpriced for many but sometimes it’s worth it to pay for the quality of a brand like Vivo.

    • Rob
      July 23, 2015

      I agree, once you’ve held a Vivo phone you know its a quality device with above average build quality and is worth paying a little bit more for, with the emphasis on the ‘little’. Add an extra GB RAM and drop the price by $20-30 and it would be an excellent phone, especially for someone who places an emphasis on sound quality too.

      • Francis Sim
        July 23, 2015

        Given my experience with Vivo X5Pro. The build quality is definitely above average or even good. However, the software optimization is another dealbreaker.

  2. July 23, 2015

    Crap

  3. RRRobert
    July 23, 2015

    The amount of RAM is the real killer of an otherwise good looking budget option.
    I have nothing to add…

    Come to think of it,with a RRP of just under $ 200, I can think of numerous alternatives that would cost you half that money or double the performance at the same price level.

  4. Cpaun
    July 23, 2015

    Kinda’ expensive with just 1Gb of RAM. 2Gb would be much more appealing. I could pay 200$ for 2Gb, considering it’s a Vivo phone. Maybe Vivo is reading these threads 🙂

  5. balcobomber25
    July 23, 2015

    I usually expect Vivo’s phones to be a little more expensive than their counterparts but this is a little bit much. Considering in the international market this will sell for as much as $250 with only 1GB of RAM and a small battery. Add another gig of RAM and it’s not a bad deal, still overpriced for many but sometimes it’s worth it to pay for the quality of a brand like Vivo.

    • Rob
      July 23, 2015

      I agree, once you’ve held a Vivo phone you know its a quality device with above average build quality and is worth paying a little bit more for, with the emphasis on the ‘little’. Add an extra GB RAM and drop the price by $20-30 and it would be an excellent phone, especially for someone who places an emphasis on sound quality too.

    • Francis Sim
      July 24, 2015

      Given my experience with Vivo X5Pro. The build quality is definitely above average or even good. However, the software optimization is another dealbreaker.

  6. Michael Ogbonnaya
    July 23, 2015

    Crap

  7. Guest
    July 23, 2015

    “The amount of RAM is the real killer of an otherwise good looking budget option.”
    I have nothing to add…

    Come to think of it,with a RRP of just under $ 200, I can think of numerous alternatives that would cost you half that money or double the performance at the same price level.

  8. Cpaun
    July 23, 2015

    Kinda’ expensive with just 1Gb of RAM. 2Gb would be much more appealing. I could pay 200$ for 2Gb, considering it’s a Vivo phone. Maybe Vivo is reading these threads 🙂

    • Max
      July 24, 2015

      that is a joke right? o.O

      • Dante
        July 24, 2015

        No its not you get snap 410 for 700 dollars 1 gb of Ram and 720p Display also they are emphasizing the sound of the device which is actually on par with vivo xplay 3s But No more So whats the point buying the Marshall Paris

    • Max
      July 24, 2015

      that is a joke right? o.O

    • Dante
      July 24, 2015

      No its not you get snap 410 for 700 dollars 1 gb of Ram and 720p Display also they are emphasizing the sound of the device which is actually on par with vivo xplay 3s But No more So whats the point buying the Marshall Paris

  9. MinusPlusDivide
    July 23, 2015

    same with OPPO Mirror 3

  10. CoinPhone
    July 24, 2015

    $192 for all that hardware specs? The Lenovo K3 Note is far better than that and cheaper too. What are they thinking? The frame is cast from real solid gold?

  11. Guest
    July 24, 2015

    same with OPPO Mirror 3

  12. Muhammad Yasir
    July 24, 2015

    that over pricing tho !

  13. Guest
    July 24, 2015

    $192 for all that hardware specs? The Lenovo K3 Note is far better than that and cheaper too. What are they thinking? The frame is cast from real solid gold?

  14. Guest
    July 24, 2015

    that over pricing tho !