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Vivo Y83 Full Specs Review

Vivo Y83 was one of the smartphones introduced by Vivo for the world cup season. Vivo is the official smartphone partner of the FIFA 2018 World Cup going on. The Y83 is a lower mid-range smartphone that is very affordable.

The Y83 runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with 4GB of RAM, it also boasts of the trending Face ID feature. It’s also the first smartphone running on the new Helio P22 chip from MediaTek. Let’s find out more.

Vivo Y83 Key Specs and Features

・6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB/3GB RAM
・Octa-Core 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762
・32GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3260mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Vivo Y83 Design

It was designed by aluminium alloy and it reflects light beautifully, just as expected. Vivo totally ignored the dual rear camera trend on this one and brought just a single rear camera with the LED flash right beside it.

Vivo Y83

There’s also a rear fingerprint scanner at its usual position, just in case you’re not in the mood for Face ID. It measures 7.7 mm in thickness and it’s quite lightweight, weighing just 150g overall. You can get it in Black, White and Red colours.

Vivo Y83 Display

Flowing with the current trend, the Y83 comes with the notch screen. This allows the screen to stretch all the way to the top with a notch in place. The notch is also super minimal, while the bottom chin came out to play as well.

The tall 6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen dishes out the FullView display. The screen boasts of 1520 x 720 pixels in resolution and 270 pixels per inch density. It also stretches up to 83% screen-to-body ratio, which is brilliant.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762 chipset does its job. The chip was built on a 12nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. The 8-cores of processor here clocks at 2GHz tops. While the PowerVR GE8320 graphics card takes care of graphics.

There’s a standard 4GB of RAM on the device that handles multitasking, it has an advanced memory speed of 933MHz. In the storage department, you’ll get 32GB space, there’s an expensive variant with 64GB as well. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 skin on top.

Vivo Y83 Camera

Vivo opted for just a single camera here, the 13MP shooter has f/2.2 aperture and comes with a LED flash and other features. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.2 aperture as well and supports Face ID.

Network and Connectivity

The Y83 supports 4G LTE and accommodates dual Nano SIM, it also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.


The Vivo Y83 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3260mAh battery with fast charging technology. Vivo Y83 is available on shopping stores, starting from $249 to $299, that’s about (N70,000 – N100,000).

Vivo Y83 Full Specs

・Announced: May 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018


  • Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
  • 3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
  • 4G Support: LTE : 850 / 1800 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • LTE-TDD: 1900 MHz (Band 39)
  • LTE-TDD: 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • LTE-TDD: 2500 MHz (Band 41)
  • LTE-TDD: 2600 MHz (Band 38)
  • Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
  • Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Metal + Plastic
・Dimensions: 155.21 x 75.24 x 7.7mm
・Colour: Black, White, Red
・Weight: 150g

・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.22-inch
・Resolution: 1520 x 720 Pixels
・Pixel Density: 270ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83%

・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5 GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8320

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 32GB

・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3260mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a Senior writer at He is a prolific writer who has an eye for everything technology. He is fondly referred to as one of Africa's most sought-after mobile phone reporters.