Our Opinion

The Vivo Y53 is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 3, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Vivo Y53!

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Excellence Score
16.7
20.5
Value for Money Score
55.3
68.0
Price ₹ 7,504 onwards ₹ 7,301 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2017 Mar, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Polarizer IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Mediatek MT6737Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #71 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T720MP2 Adreno 308
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus F/2.0 Aperture, Normal, Face Beauty, Panorama, HDR, Night Mode, PPT Mode, Pro Mode, Camera Filter, Voice Capture, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Autofocus, 84 Degrees Wide Angle Lens, Display Flash F/2.2 Aperture, Screen Flash, Normal Mode, Face Beauty, Videos, Voice Capture, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Mirrored Selfie
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.5 mm 7.64 mm
Weight N/A 137 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2650 mAh 2500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features NFC N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Sleek, classy design, and good build quality
  • Comfortable to hold in one hand
  • Decent display - plenty bright and with decent sunlight legibility, on par with other budget devices
  • The UI does well on aesthetics, keeping things simple with a near-stock Android experience with a nice "Nokia blue" skin on top
  • The single bottom-firing loudspeaker is pretty loud
  • Audio quality on the whole is decent
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Video recording is only limited to 720p and saves files in the antiquated 3gp format - video frame rates are also inconsistent from time to time
  • Poorly optimised software - the UI often stutters even with casual loads
  • The chipset also tends to struggle with graphic tasks (games etc)
  • Mediocre rear camera - the 8MP main camera has autofocus issues and produces soft photos - HDR seems to help a bit with finer detail, but leads to over sharpening - spot exposure metering is inconsistent and overly sensitive
  • The front camera too tends to be inconsistent
  • Average battery life
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