Samsung isn’t the type to release a reasonably priced midrange smartphone, but the Galaxy A6s changed that. As a good pick under P14k, could the Vivo Y89 be the better option?

Samsung Galaxy A6s and Vivo Y89 Differences


Advantages of Samsung Galaxy A6s

  1. Super AMOLED display
  2. Snapdragon 660
  3. no notch
  4. microSD up to 512GB
  5. up to 4K @ 30fps video recording
  6. BT 5.0
  7. Wi-Fi ac
  8. USB Type-C
  9. 3300mAh battery

Advantages of Vivo Y89

  1. Android 8.1 Oreo
  2. 16MP + 2MP main camera
  3. 16MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A6s and Vivo Y89 Similarities

  1. 1080p+ resolution
  2. dual main camera
  3. single selfie camera
  4. audio jack
  5. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Which is a better buy between the Samsung Galaxy A6s and Vivo Y89?


Design-wise, the Vivo Y89 shouts better design despite the existence of the notch. While there’s no notch on the Samsung Galaxy A6s, it looks like a phone from two years ago.

We rarely see a Super AMOLED at this price point so having it on the Galaxy A6s should entice more consumers with its saturated colors and deep blacks.

Both are capable daily drivers but expect slightly better gaming performance out of the Snapdragon 660 of Samsung’s handset.

Not much can be said with the camera performance as they are closely spec’d with each other. Although, the Galaxy A6s can go up to 4K resolution of video recording.

In terms of connectivity, Samsung is prepared for 2019 as it features BT 5.0 and a USB Type-C port.

The Vivo Y89 is expected at P12k while the Samsung Galaxy A6s is priced at P13,990. It’s going to be a compromise between the two. Functionally, Samsung’s handset comes out on top while value will go to Vivo’s.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 second opinion review: Two Months After The Hype

SpecsSamsung Galaxy A6sVivo Y89
Display6.0-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2160, 402ppi, 18:9 ratio6.26-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2280, 403ppi, 19:9 ratio
Dimensions156.1 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm154.8 x 75 x 7.9 mm
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 (14nm)
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 506
Memory64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM + dedicated microSD, up to 512GB64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB
Main Camera12 MP, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
16 MP, f/2.0, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera12 MP16 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung UIAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.5
Official Priceestimated to arrive at Php13,990$235 in China, estimated at P12k Philippine Price and global

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