vivo Y73 Unboxing and First Impressions

Meet vivo’s newest upper entry-level smartphone that packs a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, a 64MP main rear camera, and a fast 33W fast charging tech.

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The new vivo Y73 is the brand’s latest upper entry-level smartphone that is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution, Helio G95 chip, a 64MP main rear camera, and a 33W flash charge technology.

We’re fortunate enough to get our hands on an early unit of the vivo Y73 in Roman Black variant that uses a striped pattern for its matte back panel giving it an elegant look and feel. Here is our unboxing and initial impressions of vivo’s latest camera-centric smartphone.

Build Quality/Design

The vivo Y73 features a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and slim bezels around the edges on a slim glass body and plastic back panel. The phone is super lightweight, weighing only 170 grams. This device is a fingerprint smudge magnet. Good thing vivo also included a transparent silicone case that we recommend using since the device is also a bit slippery to hold.

As mentioned earlier, the vivo Y73 has a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution display with 570 nits max brightness that produces vibrant and detailed images with decent brightness. Unfortunately the vivo Y73 only has a 60Hz refresh rate but having an AMOLED display at 60Hz is still great for watching video streaming content like Netflix in HD video quality. In fact we tried checking its widevine security level and it has a L1 security level which is the highest level of security meaning this device is capable of playing video content at the highest possible resolution.

vivo Y73 - Netflix widevine security level
The vivo Y73 has a L1 widevine security level

It also has a triple card slot for 2 nano-SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card slot. We also noticed that the card slot has rubber around to help prevent water and dust.

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vivo Y73 - triple card slot
On the left side is a triple card slot for 2 nano-SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card slot up to 1TB (Terabyte = 1000 Gigabyte)
vivo Y73 - volume rocker and the power button.
While on the right side is the volume rocker and the power button.
vivo Y73 - speaker grille, USB Type-C port, microphone, and a 3.3mm audio jack.
The bottom part of the phone has a speaker grille, USB Type-C port, microphone, and a 3.3mm audio jack.

Unboxing/Accessories

The vivo Y73 comes in a white-and-blue box that features the phone’s model printed on the front of the box and a big vivo logo at the lower portion of the box.

vivo Y73 - Unboxing
What’s Inside The Box?

Inside the box, you will find the vivo Y73 handset, 33W wall charger with flash charge technology, USB Type-A to USB Type-C data/charging cable, 3.5mm wired earphones, transparent silicone case for protection, paper documentations and the SIM ejector tool.

Honestly it’s really nice to see that vivo still includes a charger, a pair of earphones, and a silicone case inside the box when most brands nowadays no longer have these accessories out of the box.

Camera

The vivo Y73 uses a triple-rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture for each. It also has a LED flash. On the front, there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture mounted in a waterdrop notch.

Overall, the vivo Y73’s camera performance is above-average considering its low price tag.

Here are some sample photos using vivo Y73:

vivo Y73 Specs

Display: 6.44-inch AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
CPU: 2.05GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G95 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G76 3EEMC4 (900MHz)
RAM: 8GB
ROM: 128GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 1TB
Back Camera: 64MP f/1.79 w/ PDAF, EIS + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 bokeh + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0
Battery: 4,000mAh w/ USB-C 33W FlashCharge
OS: Android 11 w/ Funtouch OS 11.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint scanner, USB-C
Colors: Roman Black, Diamond Flare
Dimensions: 161.24 x 74.37 x 7.38 mm
Weight: 170 g
Price: PHP 14,999

We’ll have to reserve our full thoughts and tests in our full review! So watch out for it really soon!

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