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Vivo Y89 vs Realme U1 Specs Comparison – Is It The End of Realme’s Reign?


In our previous specs comparisons, Realme U1 dominated the game. But with the arrival of Vivo Y89, can it still reign supreme at P12k?

Realme U1 and Vivo Y89 Differences

Advantages of Realme U1

  1. Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  2. Helio P70
  3. dedicated microSD slot
  4. 25MP selfie camera
  5. 3500mAh battery
  6. smaller notch

Advantages of Vivo Y89

  1. metal + glass build
  2. Adreno 506
  3. 16MP + 2MP main camera

Realme U1 and Vivo Y89 Similarities

  1. 1080p+ resolution
  2. IPS LCD
  3. Android 8.1 Oreo
  4. expandable microSD of up to 256GB
  5. dual main camera
  6. single selfie camera
  7. audio jack
  8. BT 4.2
  9. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  10. microUSB 2.0

Which is a better buy between the Realme U1 and Vivo Y89?

Realme 3 to feature the same design as Realme U1

From the back of things, Vivo Y89 has a louder design. While Realme U1 might be reflective, it’s construction is made out of plastic but you do get the benefit of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 up front.

The performance difference won’t be that far but the graphical prowess of Snapdragon’s Adreno 506 is slightly leading here.

While there’ll be not much of a gap between the two’s dual main camera, it’s a different story for selfies. With a massive 25MP sensor, Realme U1 takes the cake.

Lastly, Realme U1 has a slightly larger battery at 3500mAh and charges at 10W rate.

Both phones battle at P12k price tag with a Php9,990 option for 3GB/32GB – Realme U1. Value-wise, it’s a close win for Realme despite the polycarbonate design.

Read: Best Smartphone Camera for P15k price and Up

SpecsRealme U1Vivo Y89
Display6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 36.26-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2280, 403ppi, 19:9 ratio
Dimensions157 x 74 x 8 mm , 168 g154.8 x 75 x 7.9 mm
ChipsetMediatek Helio P70 (12nm)Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 (14nm)
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 506
Memory64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD, up to 256GB64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB
Main Camera13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
16 MP, f/2.0, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm16 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, 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 3500mAh battery (10W charging)Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.2Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.5
Official Priceestimated at Php9,990 – 3GB/32GBPhp11,990 – 4GB/64GB$235 in China, estimated at P12k Philippine Price and global

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