vivo Y22s: A Mid-range camera worthy smartphone

One of the top smartphone manufacturers in the Philippines, vivo, is releasing yet another amazing device that promises a special set of features that will improve mid-range smartphone experience for Filipinos. Let’s dive deeper into the phone’s features to really see if the vivo Y22s is worth buying.


The vivo Y22s has a refreshing and premium-looking design.

The Starlit Blue and Summer Cyan color options for the vivo Y22s are quite stylish. The Summer Cyan has a beautiful, flowing pattern that resembles peacock feathers. Vivo employed a nanoscale gradient electroplating procedure to create this type of textured look.

In addition to the appealing texture of the back panel, the color of the phone progressively shifts to tropical shades of blue, yellow, and green as you tilt it. If you are more of the simple and classy type, the Starlit Blue colorway is for you as it shows a glittery and almost cosmic texture.

At the rear of the device, you will see the vivo branding that is very usual to the Y series. On the right, the power button, which is also a fingerprint scanner, and the volume rocker are visible.

At the top, you will see the SIM tray and opposite that, the headphone jack, USB-C port, speaker, and microphone are located.

Regarding its display, the vivo Y22s offer a 6.55-inch display with HD+ resolution, which is decent for binge-watching videos. Not to worry about the smoothness and fast animation, the device has a 90Hz refresh rate that is great for all-day scrolling.


The vivo Y22s is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm processor, which can enhance CPU performance by 20%. While the 6nm technology improves performance overall and in particular for gaming.

Additional features that improve the performance of the phone include 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM, and an additional 8GB of dynamic RAM for a total of 16GB of dynamic RAM.

And for gamers out there, the device has more in store for you with its additional features for a smooth and reliable gaming experience. It is capable of Ultra Game mode that has extensive functions for vibration, voice, and notifications. It also has a Multi-Turbo 5.5 which helps boost and optimize CPU, RAM, and GPU capacity.

In terms of battery, vivo makes use of a huge 5000mAh battery that lets you work and play with the device the whole day. Supplementing its battery capacity, the vivo Y22s is capable of 18W fast charging.


Regarding the optics, the Vivo Y22s has a dual camera system at the back that includes a 50MP primary sensor and a wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. With a 2MP resolution and f/2.4 aperture, the secondary camera has a macro lens. When the sun is out, the rear camera operates quite well. Natural color pops up in images captured with the back camera since they are very highly saturated.

For high-quality selfies, the front of the Vivo Y22s is equipped with an 8MP sensor and a wide-angle lens with an f/2.0 aperture. This smartphone won’t let you down if you frequently upload selfies to Instagram or other social media. Low-light selfies turned out decent and useful.


When it comes to smartphones, vivo demonstrates that it doesn’t fall short. The vivo Y22s offers features seen in smartphones with higher price tags even though it is categorized as mid-range. So choose the vivo Y22s if you’re seeking for a gadget with superior performance and a camera but have a tight budget.

Retail prices for the vivo Y22s start at Php12,999, and it comes in the shades Summer Cyan and Starlit Blue. The device is available across the country from Shopee, Lazada, and other retail and authorized retailers.

What do you think?

Written by Gabriel

Introvert, wanderer, blogger, foodie, a hip-hop music writer, and one of the co-founders of a tech start-up company called GigsManila.


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