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Vivo Y76 5G Hands-on Review - Best Midrange Gaming Phone!

Vivo Y76 5G

The vivo Y76 5G is the brand's latest midrange gaming smartphone, with a slim design, a large screen, as well as a gaming chipset with additional virtual RAM and a fast 44W fast charge.

Vivo Y76 5G

The Battle of the Legends: Mobile Legends Bang Bang Tournament is being hosted by Vivo Philippines, with the Y76 5G serving as the official smartphone and the Championship finals scheduled for February 13, 2022. The winning team will face vivo ambassadors and esports teams Nexplay Esports and ECHO Philippines in the finals. Each member on the victorious squad will receive an a vivo Y76 5G smartphone.

Vivo Y76 5G

We've already covered the Y76 5G's unboxing and initial impressions, and now it's time for our hands-on review of this midrange gaming smartphone.

Design

The Y76 5G, like other vivo smartphones, features a stylish design and is available in two color options: Midnight Space and Cosmic Aurora. It has a plastic body and a stunning color blend that creates the illusion of a secondary color when hit by light, which is rather stunning to look at.

Vivo Y76 5G

The matte finish on the back provides additional grip and prevents the device from slipping easily on the hands, especially when playing games. It's also lightweight at 175 grams and has a slim profile of only 7.79mm making it comfortable to hold and preventing wrist strain after extended gameplay.

Vivo Y76 5G

It features a triple camera system comprised of a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel bokeh camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera, as well as an LED light. Closely looking at the camera lens, it has a noticeable feature which is the smooth CD grooves that crown the camera's visual display. Additionally, it has a huge bump, thus it is recommended that you use the provided cover to protect it from scratches.

Vivo Y76 5G

The power button, which also doubles as a fingerprint reader, as well as the volume control, are both located on the right side of the device, making them easy to reach and it provides a nice tactile feel when in use.

Vivo Y76 5G

The SIM card slot is located at the top, which leaves the device's left side clean. The SIM slot is hybrid, which means it can be configured with two nano-SIM cards or with one nano-SIM and a microSD card. It supports 5G mobile data connections, which means you can take advantage of fast mobile connections thanks to its support for the 5G NR NSA network.

Vivo Y76 5G

At the bottom are the standard connectivity ports, including a Type-c port, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone, and a speaker grille.

Display
This smartphone features a large 6.58-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a notch for the 16-megapixel front camera. It also features a 20:9 aspect ratio and a decent 401 pixels per inch density.

Vivo Y76 5G

It boasts a minimal bezel on the top, and sides, but has a little more on the bottom, and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.6%, making the screen appear larger. Watching videos is excellent on landscape and has a good 460 NIT of Brightness.

Vivo Y76 5G

The display looks sharp with its full HD+ resolution with 96% NTSC color gamut, the animations are smooth. and scrolling through the interface is a more pleasing experience with a smooth sense of control when playing games.

Performance
The Y76 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset clocked up to 2.2GHz, paired with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 8GB of RAM, with support of virtual RAM expansion of up to 4GB, it also has generous 128GB internal storage. Now that is solid specs for a smooth mobile gaming experience.

Vivo Y76 5G

In terms of gaming, the Y76 5G has more than capable processing power to smoothly run the latest and most popular games today, which include the Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Call of Duty Mobile, PUBG, Pokemon, Asphalt, and many more.

Vivo Y76 5G

On Call of Duty mobile game, it handles medium graphics settings and high frame rate settings for smooth gameplay. While on the Mobile Legends Bang Bang you can expect smooth graphics and gameplay with high settings.

Vivo Y76 5G

The Y76 5G features Ultra Game Mode 2.0 with the new full sensory gaming experience. You can use between “Battery Saver”, “Balanced”, and “Performance” modes with an optimized sidebar. It also includes features like shortcut functions such as the ability to accept background calls, hands-free, when the user is in the middle of the game. You can also be selective and just allow some calls from elected contacts.

Vivo Y76 5G

With the addition of the Multi-Turbo, the Y76 5G raises its performance to new levels. To keep Y76 5G running smoothly, it automatically optimizes network use and heat dissipation, AI, and gaming performance. It can quickly give you the power you need when you need it. Additionally, the Five-Dimensional Liquid Cooling System combines multiple cooling measures to lower the core temperature by 10 degrees, resulting in a smooth and stable gaming experience.


For everyday use, the Y76 5G is capable of handling tasks such as checking emails, browsing websites, updating social media, taking pictures, watching videos, and more while also playing games without any issues, thanks to its 8GB RAM with support for virtual RAM expansion of +4GB, bringing the total to 12GB RAM. This keeps the Y76 5G running smoothly and allows for easy multitasking.

Cameras
The Y76 5G sports a triple camera at the back with a 50-megapixel main sensor a 2-megapixel bokeh camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with LED flash. While the selfie camera packs a 16-megapixel sensor.

The main camera is very capable of capturing great photos, the 50-megapixel performs great, the pictures we took look with proper lighting look sharp with great details. The default photo mode uses only a 12-megapixel sensor, but it has a dedicated 50MP more if you want to fully utilize the camera's capability.




Sample Shots of vivo Y76 5G camera, you can check the Album of photos here.

Snapping wacky selfies with the front camera is also nice, one of the cool features of the camera is the Dual-View video which you can use both the front and back camera simultaneously to record videos. It also has an Ultra-Stable Video feature that stabilizes phone motion and with AI Editor it's easy to create videos in one go.

Battery
The Y76 5G features a typical 4,100mAh battery with 44W fast charging capabilities. On an average day's use, it can last an entire day, which includes regular use of the phone as the primary device for daily tasks and some occasional use of the camera to take pictures and record videos, watching videos of cats on YouTube and a lot of playing online games.

Vivo Y76 5G

The battery barely lasted about 5 hours when playing games for more than 3 hours at high brightness, high graphics, full volume, and a 5G mobile data connection. Good thing it supports fast charging, which is an advantage since it can charge the battery 70% in less than half an hour.

Vivo Y76 5G Specs

Android 11, Funtouch OS 12
6.58-inch Full HD+ IPS display, 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution, 401ppi
2.2GHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G octa-core processor
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
8GB RAM, +4GB via virtual RAM expansion
128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
50MP + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor rear cameras, LED flash
16MP selfie camera
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
Dual SIM, Dual standby
4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB Type-C
4,100mAh battery, 44W fast charging
Colors: Cosmic Aurora, Midnight Space
175g

Pros

Premium design and built
Slim profile
Nice large screen with a good resolution
Reliable performance
Gaming capable
Good camera performance
5G mobile data connection
Fast Charging capability

Cons
Plastic body
Notch selfie camera
Night shots need improvements
Average battery life

Final Thoughts
The Vivo Y76 smartphone is a good option if you are looking for a device that packs a very capable processor that can handle demanding games and provide you with a smooth and fun gaming experience. The battery capacity, on the other hand, is insufficient for a full day of gaming and screen time for other activities.

The new vivo Y76 5G is priced at ₱16,999, it's now available in all vivo stores and kiosks nationwide and via its official online shops in Lazada and Shopee.

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