When you can get top features with a budget phone, there is no need to spend more. Since the competition is very high among manufacturers, people have now good budget phones to choose from. Just after the launch tease of its new U-series, Vivo has officially launched the Vivo U3 in China. With great camera, ever-lasting battery and other features, this might be one of the best budget phones.
An upgraded version of the Vivo U3x(u10), the Vivo u3 boasts a slim body of 6.53-inch FHD+ screen(1080 x 2340p). It has a notched design, which includes a waterdrop notch on the top which houses the selfie camera. Owing to its design, the phone gets a large screen-to-body ratio of 90.3% so that users get a wholesome experience watching movies and inside games.
Under the hood, the Vivo u3 runs with a powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11nm), which is a 20% boost from its predecessor Snapdragon 665 chipset found in the u3x. This new processor means the more smooth and fluid experience for regular use as well as regular gaming and stuff. The device is available in Android 9.0 with Funtouch 9.1 overlay which has tech like “Multi-Turbo” included, and Vivo says it will boost the performance by 20%.
Vivo’s u3 is offered in two memory variants. The base version will have 4GB RAM while higher one will have 6GB. Storage is, however, the same at 64 GB. But with expandable storage(up to 256 GB), there’s plenty for everyone.
Speaking of the camera, Vivo has again shipped this phone with some great camera specs for a budget phone. There is a triple camera setup housed vertically at the back. We get a 16MP primary shooter, one 8 MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP dedicated depth sensor combo just above the fingerprint sensor. Along with a superb set up, there will be Super Night View 2.0 which will assure good quality night-time shots.
The front camera, on the waterdrop notch, is of 16MP with f/2.0.
Vivo has always been admired for its huge battery instalments on even budget phones. Vivo u3 is shipped with a big 5000 mAh battery, which is more than enough for a day’s work.
There is also the support of 18W fast charging. While the micro-USB charging might be difficult to cope with as Type-C is almost everywhere, it still shouldn’t be much of a problem with some easy workarounds.
Vivo U3 Price and Availability
The phone is available in Porcelain Black, Blue and Green.
While it’s now only available in China, we expect its price to be ¥999/(NRs. 16,065)-4 GB, ¥1,199/(NRs. 19,280) – 6 GB.
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Detailed Specifications of Vivo U3:
- Launch Date: release 2019, October ( Announced: Oct 2019)
- Dimension: 6.38 x 3.01 x 0.35 in
- Weight: 193 g
- Display: TFT LCD touchscreen panel, 6.53 inches, 90.3% Screen-to-Body ratio, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2340 x 1080 pixels
- CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675(11nm Mobile Platform)
- GPU: Adreno 612
- Memory: 4GB/6GB, expandable upto 256GB
- Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 16 MP, f/1.78(main), 8 MP, f/2.4(ultra wide), 2MP, f/2.4(Depth Sensor)
- Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0
- Battery: 5000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging 18W
- Colors: Porcelain Black, Blue, Green
- Vivo U3 Price: ¥999/(NRs. 16,065)-4 GB, ¥1,199/(NRs. 19,280) – 6 GB.