Vivo launched four smartphones alongside X5Max that cater to the needs of users across segments. The Y22 aims to compete against the likes of Moto G and as such comes with a trick or two up its sleeve to upset the competition. Will it be able to upset the competition or not is something we would be able to tell later only, all we can say is that we are eager to give this smartphone a try.
Let's talk specs
The Vivo Y22 can support two SIM cards and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. A 1.3GHz quad-core processor, along with 1GB RAM, can be found on the Y22. There is a 4.5-inch screen on Vivo Y22 and it puts out display resolution of 854x480 pixels. The Y22 sports 4GB inbuilt storage and it can be expanded up to 128GB for which a microSD card slot is provided on the smartphone. An 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 0.3-megapixel unit on the front can be found on the Vivo Y22. A 1900mAh battery powers the Y22 and it can survive 12 hours of talktime before you go hunting for a charger.
Let's talk about buying one
First, we will talk about the tricks that Y22 sports to upset the competition. The first trick is its ability to expand internal storage to a whopping 128GB, a feature which is still a reserve for flagship smartphones only. How many would be able to benefit from this depends on individual's use. The second is the presence of a small screen and a smaller battery and while many might complain it is a drawback, the fact that Y22 can survive 12 hours of usage should give everyone the answer. However, for a mid-range competitor, the Y22 is inadequately equipped to take on its rivals, which range from the immensely popular Moto G to the powerful ZenFone 5 and even the former flagship named BlackBerry Z10. Facing such a tall order is next to impossible for the Y22 and that is why we are not going to recommend it.