Our Opinion

The Vivo Y55S is a slightly better phone than the Vivo Y55L, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Vivo Y55S!

Vivo Y55L  Vivo Y55S 
Vivo Y55L Vivo Y55S
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Excellence Score
16.2
18.4
Value for Money Score
46.7
58.0
Price ₹ 10,789 onwards ₹ 8,549 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Feb, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected Android 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass Display TFT, 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 308
RAM 2 GB 3 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 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features N/A F/2.2 Aperture, Night Mode, Panorama, HDR, Face Beauty, Ultra HD Photos
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Screen Flash F/2.2 Aperture, Face Beauty, HDR, Screen Flash
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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.5 mm 7 mm
Weight 142 gm 142 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2650 mAh 2730 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 Smart Split 2.0 (split-screen feature) Smart Split 2.0 (split-screen feature)
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Aesthetic unibody metal design
  • Light-weight
  • Feels compact to hold and results in easy handling, especially for people with small hands
  • Decent display - though resolution could have been better
  • Funtouch UI looks attractive, and offers a lot of useful customization/gesture options
  • Decent performance - performs well with multi-tasking, and does reasonably well with games too (though is definitely not as fast as the other top performers in this price range, like the Redmi Note 4)
  • Decent rear camera - images turn out to be crisp, clear and bring out good color - daylight and macro shots came out nice - the flash is also good and is not very over bearing - low light images come out grainy though
  • The front camera is decent for selfies especially if there is good lighting
  • Decent video recording performance too
  • The audio experience using earphones is decent
  • The speaker output is loud and clear
  • Good call quality
  • Pretty good battery life, with special low power consumption and super power-saving modes (though again not as good as the best performers in this price bracket, like the Redmi Note 4)
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Does not come with a fingerprint sensor which is a bit of a letdown at this price
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