Vivo is one of the most sought brands out there when it comes to camera-centric phones for a budget price, hence, the Vivo Y93. But with the likes of Realme U1 entering the game and branding itself as the “Entry-level King“, do we finally have a new budget winner?
Vivo Y93 and Realme U1 Differences
Advantages of Vivo Y93
- 4030mAh battery
Advantages of Realme U1
- 1080p+ resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Helio P70 based on 12nm process
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
- starts at 3GB/32GB
- 25MP selfie camera
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Vivo Y93 and Realme U1 Similarities
- polycarbonate body
- small notch
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 13MP+2MP main camera
- BLuetooth 4.2
- microUSB 2.0
- audio jack
- up to 1080p @ 30fps video recording
Which is a better buy between the Vivo Y93 and Realme U1?
Starting with the design, both entry-level phones are sporting a polycarbonate build but mimicking a glass finish on the back along with the small notch up front. Where it differs is the quality of the image wherein the Realme U1 shows a crisper 1080p+ display.
Performance-wise, we’re seeing a slight edge with the Realme U1 again thanks to its Mediatek Helio P70 which is clocked higher than the Snapdragon 439 of the Vivo Y93.
As for the camera, it’s a toss-up for the two as both sports a 13MP+2MP(depth sensor) main camera setup. But in terms of selfie camera, the Realme contender destroys the game with its 25MP shooter.
As 2019 phones, it’s nice to see them both using a headphone jack. What’s not enticing to see is the use of a micro USB port.
The only advantage of Vivo Y93 is the large 4030mAh battery.
Vivo Y93 has an expected price of Php11,990 while Realme U1 is expected to start at Php9,990(3GB/32GB) and also Php11,990 for the top model (4GB/64GB).
Even with the lower Realme U1 model, it’s still an overall better device for 2019 thus leaving the Vivo Y93 feeling like a year-old phone (in terms of specs) despite being released just a month ago.
|Specs||Vivo Y93||Realme U1|
|Display||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1520, 271ppi, 19:9 ratio||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||155.1 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm, 163.5g||157 x 74 x 8 mm , 168 g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Mali-G72 MP3|
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/2.2, AF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0||25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4030mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.5||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2|
|Official Price||$215 in China, estimated P11,990 Philippine price and global||estimated at Php9,990 – 3GB/32GBPhp11,990 – 4GB/64GB|