Vivo Y91C Review: An affordable smartphone with great features

Vivo Y91C Review: An affordable smartphone with great features

Vivo Y91C specifications have indeed captured the public's attention with the advantages it carries. The cellphone made by the Vivo brand has successfully brought updates to its specifications.

The Y91C comes in a 6.22-inch screen with an HD+ display. A teardrop notch sits at the top for the front-facing camera which is a 5MP shooter. The Y91C is also capable of facial recognition technology, allowing you to unlock the device with your face. On the back, you’ll find the rear 13MP camera.

On the downside this phone only supports facial recognition and no finger print sensor like it’s competitors.

On the upside though if you are currently looking for a good android phone at an affordable price under R2000, the Vivo Y91C is a good recommendation for you.

One of the things that makes this Vivo phone superior in certain aspects is its strengths. 

The Design is Unique and Trendy 

The Vivo Y91C has a modern design that is beautiful and trendy,the back even though it  is made of plastic  it looks glassy and very upmarket giving a high end phone outlook. The phone also comes with a pre-applied screen protector and a back cover which gives extra protection to this device

High Resolution Camera

One of the advantages of the Vivo Y91C is the high resolution AI rear camera with a 13 MP lens , also supported by LED flash.

The quality of the photos produced is very good for an entry level smartphone. The colors are quite vibrant and the details are quite clear. The video resolution is also quite impressive.

The camera of the Vivo Y91C is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, which is quite a nice feature of this smartphone.

Superior Performance

When viewed in terms of a runway kitchen, the Vivo Y91C presents a great performance , especially for access and graphic data because it is supported by Mediatek Helio P22 Chipset .

The Vivo Y91C is supported with an Octa-Core processor with a speed of 2.0GHz which helps it achieve good and stable performance. 

The Vivo Y91C comes with Android 8.1 (Oreo) Funtouch 4.5 and houses 32 GB Storage and 2 GB Ram.It also supports a micro sd card to increase storage space up to 256 GB

Large Battery Capacity

Large battery capacity is one of the advantages of this Vivo Y91C. This phone is powered with a long lasting and durable 4030 mAh battery. 

Screen on time available on the Vivo Y91C can last up to 2 days with regular use. When used intensively it can last up to a day and a half. While using it as my daily phone, the phone constantly lasted for a day and a half on a single charge. My usage included a couple of PUBG drops, about six hours of music playback over Bluetooth, and checking WhatsApp,Instagram and Twitter throughout the day.


The Vivo Y91C supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Y91C phone also  has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station. Unlike most of its competitors the Vivo Y91C comes with great quality earphones which come in handy when exercising or just listening to your favourite music.

Smartphones today come with sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Vivo phone comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

The Vivo Y91C is definitely a contender in the entry level smartphone category and it definitely gets a thumbs up from Techreport for a smartphone under R2000.

With the Vivo Y91C, Vivo has succeeded in offering high-end display at an affordable price. If you enjoy watching movies on your phone, the VivoY91C is ideal for you.

Keep an eye out for an update and the Vivo Y11 review coming soon

Vivo Y91C detailed specs

  • 6.22 inch HD+ IPS display, 1520 x 720px resolution
  • MediaTek Helio P22
  • Funtouch OS 4.5 (Android 8.1)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • 5MP front camera
  • 13MP rear camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Face Unlock
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • microUSB port
  • 4,030mAh battery capacity
  • 163.5g

Techreport Star Ratings

Design            ★★★★
Build Quality            ★★★
Display            ★★★★
Performance            ★★★★
Camera            ★★★★
Software Experience            ★★★
Battery            ★★★★★