Vivo Y16 in Nepal: This budget phone has a game-boosting mode, but its benefit is restricted

Vivo Y16
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Vivo Y16 has been officially launched in Nepal. This is the latest offering from the company in its popular Y series. Not long ago, Vivo also launched two budget smartphones from the same series, Vivo Y22 and Vivo Y22s, here.

Vivo Y16 is yet another budget offering from the company. The phone comes with a standard display and with a sleek design. The cameras on the phone are also basic and the battery life is also standard for the price range it is being offered. There is also a gaming-boosting mode on the phone, but it would not be able to run high-graphics games smoothly.

Let’s get into the details of the Vivo Y16.


DimensionsHeight: 164 mm
Width: 75.6 mm
Thickness: 8.20 mm
Weight: 183 grams
Display6.51-inch IPS LCD
SimDual sims
Resolution720*1,600 pixels, 270 PPI density
OSAndroid 12, Funtouch 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
SD card slotDedicated
CameraFront: 5 MP, f/2.2
Rear: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF             
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5,000mAh, li-po, non-removable
10W charger
SensorsSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
Proximity Sensor
Ambient light sensor
Virtual gyroscope
ColoursDrizzling gold, stellar black
PriceRs 19,999 (4/64GB)

Design and display

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Vivo Y16 has a similar design to the rest of the Vivo Y series launched recently. The phone has a glass front, plastic back and plastic frame build. It has a similar flat-back design with round corners. As marketed, the fluorite texture on the back panel represents patterns of the sun rays and shooting stars. The back panel also has been marketed as anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch. The fingerprint sensor has been mounted on the side with the power button and is said to be extremely fast.

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Vivo Y16 weighs around 183 grams and measures 8.2mm in thickness. The phone is available in gold and black colour options.

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On the front of the Vivo Y16 is a 6.5-inch, IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 720*1,600 pixels and 270 PPI density. The display on the phone is said to automatically adjust the brightness based on ambient light conditions and filter out harmful blue light to prevent eye strains.


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Vivo Y16 comes with a minimal camera setup. The primary 13MP camera on the back of the phone is accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor and an LED flash. On the front is a 5MP selfie sensor with an aperture of f/2.2.

The camera modes on the phone include panorama, face beauty, photo, video, live photo, time-lapse, pro and documents. The primary camera on the phone can record up to 1080p resolution videos.

Performance and storage

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Vivo Y16 runs on Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm) chipset while the graphics are handled by PowerVR GE8320. Furthermore, to improve the gaming performance on the phone, there is also an ultra-game mode on the phone, which boosts the performance of the device when enabled.

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For storage, Vivo Y16 is only available in a single 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant. The phone offers an Extended RAM 2.0 feature, which allows the phone to allocate and use a part of the internal memory and convert it into additional RAM to boost the overall performance of the phone. The storage on the phone can also be expanded with a micro SD card, for which there is a dedicated slot on the phone.

Battery life, connectivity and others

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Vivo Y16 gets a 5,000mAh non-removable li-po battery backup. There is no fast charging system available on the phone and gets charged with a 10W charger. As marketed, a fully charged phone can provide users with up to 18 hours of HD video streaming, up to seven hours of gaming and up to 22 hours of music playback.

The phone supports dual sim cards with up to 4G network. It also supports dual-Wifi, GPS and FM radio. The Bluetooth 5.0 on the phone offers wireless pairing with other devices while the USB Type-C cable can be used for charging and wired pairing. For audio, the phone has a loudspeaker as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Vivo Y16 is priced at Rs 19,999.

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