Vivo offers a lot of smartphones for different budget and for different people and now, we got one of the latest smartphone, the Vivo Y95. The smartphone belongs to the Y-series which has a lot of smartphones for different price range but this one stands below the Vivo V11i. Check out our review of the smartphone here.

Hardware and design

The Vivo Y95 belongs in the Y-series but the smartphone does feature an interesting design. The Vivo Y95 sports a design similar to the Vivo V11i and yes, the smartphone is also available in the beautiful starry night color that we loved on the Vivo V11. The look of the smartphone is almost similar so some of you might get confused with it. The easiest way to differentiate the smartphone from the Vivo V11i is that the Vivo Y95 lacks the gold accents on the camera, fingerprint scanner and on the sides of the smartphone.

The smartphone features a glossy polycarbonate material that feels light to the hand but of course, the feel of the smartphone isn’t as premium as expected. Yes, it might be beautiful but you’ll hate that the smartphone is prone to fingerprints and also smudges. But you can use the included jelly case on the smartphone if you hate that. Thanks to the curved on the sides, the smartphone does feel comfortable to hold.

On the left, you can find the sim card tray of the smartphone that houses two sim card slots and a microSD card slot. On the other side is where you can find the power button and also the volume rocker of the smartphone.

Below is where you can find the headphone jack along with the Micro USB port of the smartphone. And at the back is where you can find the fingerprint scanner of the smartphone that works well and really fast but if you want, you can go for the face unlock of the smartphone which is pretty fast too.


The Vivo Y95 features a small notch and the display is called the Halo FullView display. It’s a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display so it’s not on par with the one on the Vivo V11 and Vivo V11i. Despite the lower resolution on the Vivo Y95, the smartphone does have decent colors and it’s surprisingly fine to me. Using it outside was just actually fine with me.

Battery life

Inside the Vivo Y95 is a 4030mAh battery which is really decent. In our test using the PC Mark app, we encountered errors everytime we finished the benchmark but the PC Mark battery test logs show that we got a result of 44398 seconds or 12 hours and 19 minutes. That’s really good for a smartphone with this battery life.

Software and performance

The Vivo Y95 runs on FunTouch OS 4.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Just like other smartphones, the Vivo Y95’s interface is easy to use but it was heavily customized to fit their UI. Swiping from the top will show you the notifications while swiping up from below will show you the different functionalities and also the running applications

The smartphone does come with some unique features such as the Jovi AI which basically runs the AI of the smartphone and then there are the apps pre-installed on the smartphone but the notable ones are WPS office for office applications, VivoCloud for their cloud service, EasyShare for easy transferring of files, and kids mode which will limit the usage and offer features that can help you limit your kid’s smartphone usage.

When it comes to performance, the Vivo Y95 does come with a Snapdragon 439 chipset, 4GB RAM, and Adreno 505 GPU for gaming. When it comes to light usages such as browsing your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then the smartphone wouldn’t be a problem for you however if you’re planning on using the smartphone for gaming, you might need to do adjustments to enjoy some games.

In our benchmarks, the difference in performance between the Vivo V11i and the Vivo Y95 is noticeable. Check out the different benchmark scores that we got on the smartphone.

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The camera UI of the Vivo Y95 is basic but it is definitely easy to use and easy to understand. It easy to add bokeh, activate HDR, and to use different functionalities of the smartphone and with the pro mode, you can adjust the focus, white balance, shutter, ISO and the EV of the camera. As expected, you can use different functions on the smartphone which are – DOC for shooting documents, professional, panorama, face beauty, photo, video and AR sticker. The Vivo Y95 can shoot 1080p videos too if you’re the type of guy who loves to take videos.

Shooting using the rear camera of the smartphone is just fine when there’s enough lite, however, under lowlight, you’ll notice the flaws of the smartphone’s camera as it tends to be blurry at times. I also noticed that the AI of the smartphone definitely helps in the Face beauty mode of the smartphone.

The selfie camera is one of the strengths of having a VIVO smartphone. The smartphone features a 20MP front camera on its tiny notch at the top and surprisingly, I can get good selfies on the smartphone whether I’m using the smartphone at lowlight or at decent lighting conditions. Check out the shots that I took using the smartphone below:


The Vivo Y95 is definitely one of the best-looking smartphones out there in its price range thanks to the availability of different colors and also its comfortable design. There’s long battery life on the smartphone too and the selfie camera of the smartphone was really fine.

However, the Vivo Y95 is sporting a Snapdragon 439 chipset which might not be your ideal chipset especially if you’re into gaming or heavy processing usage on the smartphone. Nonetheless, if you’re just into social media, selfies and long battery life, the Vivo Y95 won’t be a problem for you.


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