vivo Y76 5G Review Part 2 : Seven Things I Appreciate Most About This Smartphone

This is part 2 of my vivo Y76 5G Review, delving deeper into the key features of the smartphone after two weeks of using the device as a daily driver.

If you haven't, feel free to check out my initial vivo Y76 5G review, unboxing, and features rundown article to get a good overview of this affordable yet feature-packed new release from our friends at vivo Mobile Philippines.

vivo Y76 5G

In this follow-up article I'll talk about the seven things I appreciate about this great value-for-money handset, which are also my reasons for recommending it to Pinoy consumers, especially those who are currently planning to upgrade from their entry-level smartphone to a more powerful midrange device.

Smooth Mobile Legends Gaming Experience and Decent Benchmark Scores

vivo Y76 5G

vivo Mobile Philippines describes vivo Y76 5G as primarily a vlogging-centric smartphone -- and I totally understand that since this model has reliable video recording and editing features, which I have discussed in my initial review.

However, what I found out is that vivo Y76 5G could also be marketed as a very good gaming smartphone, especially for Mobile Legends Bang Bang players like me. This smartphone supports high frame for MLBB and delivers a very enjoyable lag-free gaming experience.

vivo Y76 5G Benchmark Test Result

I've also run benchmark tests on the device and the results that I got are more than decent given the price of the model. In terms of power, this handset is very competitive when we compare it to other models in its price bracket.

vivo Y76 5G got a Single Core Score of 437 and Multi-Core Score of 1,427 on Geekbench 5. As for its AnTutu Benchmark Score, it is 325,298.

vivo Y76 5G Antutu Benchmark Test Result

I think that the combination of the 7nm 2.2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 processor, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 8GB of RAM with Extended RAM technology, and the 128GB of internal storage delivers a smooth, pleasant, and stutter-free overall mobile experience.

Ultra-Fast 5G Connectivity Support

vivo Y76 5G

The one feature that sets vivo Y76 5G apart from previous vivo Y-Series best-sellers is its 5G mobile connectivity support.

This ultra-fast connection, which delivers around 170 MBps download speed in the 5G zone where our home is located, definitely ensures worry-free gaming and high-resolution movie viewing experience.

The fairly powerful set of internal hardware of this model would be all for naught if the doesn't support fast connectivity so I'm glad that this is a 5G-enabled device.

Eye-Catching Attractive Design

vivo Y76 5G

"What's your new smartphone, Mac? It looks amazing!" (Ano yang bagong phone mo, Mac? Ang ganda!)

That's what all members of my family told me the first time I showed them the vivo Y76 5G in Cosmic Blue. Based on their reactions, I really think that this colorway effortlessly grabs people's attention and makes them fall in love with the device at first sight.

As I've mentioned previously, although the smartphone's shell is made predominantly of polycarbonate, its iridescent finish, balanced ergonomics, and interesting camera module design give it an air of elegance and sophistication that's hard to miss and ignore.

Reliable Selfie, Main, and Macro Cameras

I'm usually just at home these days so my usual photography subjects are my loved ones.

Just like all vivo smartphones from then til now, vivo Y76 5G is a great selfie or groufie snapper. Here's a photo that I took with my dear mom using the handset's 16 MegaPixel f/2.0 front-facing camera. Kindly tap on the image for a larger view so you can inspect the software beautification effect that was applied to our faces.

vivo Y76 5G

The best camera on vivo Y76 5G is its main 50 MegaPixel f/1.8 camera at the back. It's the one that delivers the highest resolution photos and clearest images even in low light conditions. Here are some sample images that I took using the 50MP cam featuring my nephews and my mom. Kindly tap on the photos for a larger view so you can appreciate how detailed they look.

vivo Y76 5G

vivo Y76 5G has three cameras at the back, namely, the 50MP main camera, the depth sensor that enables Portrait Mode, and a 2 MegaPixel Macro shooter. The last one lets you take images of very small objects or minute details on larger subjects -- and I think that many users will find some cute uses for it. Here, I used the Macro cam to snap a photo of one of my toys, allowing viewers to see its intricate design better.

Clear Front Video Camera for Vlogging

One of the simple joys of my life currently is spending time with my little nephews - Mikoy and Jalenn - and recording short vlog clips with them.

They like watching themselves while we record our videos so I usually use the front-facing camera of my smartphones, the one above the screen, to record our vlogs.

Thankfully, vivo Y76 5G's front-facing FullHD video recorder gives me clear and crisp clips that are instantly ready to be uploaded on Youtube. The handset comes with a built-in video editor, replete with filters, but I prefer just uploading our clips raw.

Here's a short vlog clip that my nephews and I recorded using the front video camera of the vivo Y76 5G while we were eating merienda one afternoon.

Large Display Delivers Enjoyable Video Viewing Experience

vivo Y76 5G

One thing I love doing on my handsets currently is watching videos - from film trailers to vlogs on Youtube, TikTok dance clips to movies on Netflix - and I think that vivo Y76 5G's 6.58-inch FullHD+ IPS display is clear, crisp, and brilliant enough to give a consistently enjoyable viewing experience.

Sure, the screen's refresh rate is just 60Hz but personally, it doesn't really bother me that much to count it as a negative or a major downside. If anything, I think that despite having this limitation, the display quality is still very good for an IPS panel.

Good Battery Life and Fast Charging

vivo Flash Charger

From my own experience as someone who uses my smartphone mainly for browsing social media apps, playing Mobile Legends, and viewing Youtube videos, I get around 10 to 12 hours of uptime from the vivo Y76 5G's 4,100 mAh Li-Po battery coming from a full charge. I think that's already very good as it covers the entire day.

As I've noted in my initial review, I wish that this phone came with a 5,000 mAh pack for extended uptime but if you ask me now, I'm not really complaining about it because the handset's power-efficient processor and Flash Charging technology more than make up for it.

vivo Y76 5G Flash Charge

Using the provided travel charger, this smartphone's 44W Flash Charge Technology delivers 0% to 70% charge in less than 35 minutes so that really gives me more time to do the things I love on the device instead of waiting for around two hours for it to fully charge.

There you have it! These are the seven things I appreciate about the vivo Y76 5G. Let me know if you have questions about the features I talked about by leaving a comment below or by messaging me on social media.

vivo Y76 5G is now available at all vivo Concept Stores and official online channels in the Philippines for only PHP 14,999. It's out in two colorways, namely, Midnight Space and Cosmic Aurora.

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