VIVO Y17S, what more could you ask for from the entry range?

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He VIVO Y17S It is one of the most affordable terminals that vivo has to offer in 2023, and we can anticipate that it is a fairly balanced proposal below 200 euros. To summarize, this device features a 6.56-inch HD+ screen and inside it has the Helio G85 chip in combination with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Likewise, it is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and has a 50MP triple rear camera. If you are interested in knowing it in more detail, you have come to the right place.

On the other hand, if you are looking for something higher class, the vivo Y36 It’s a solid mid-range option that, at the very least, is worth considering if you’re looking for a reliable smartphone that doesn’t cost a lot.

Technical characteristics of the VIVO Y17S

Dimensions 163.74× 75.43× 8.09mm
Weight 186 grams
Colors Green purple
Technologies / Bands
  • 2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
  • 4G FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B13/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B66
  • 4G TDD-LTE: B38/B40/B41 (2535-2655MHz)
SIM type Nano SIM (Dual)
Screen technology LCD
Size 6.56 inches
Resolution 1612 × 720 (HD+)
Other data 90Hz refresh rate
Processor MediaTek Helio G85
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
Ability 128GB
SD slot Yes, Up to 1TB
Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13
Rear camera 50 MP + 2 MP Bokeh + 2 MP Macro
Frontal camera 8MP
Ability 5,000 mAh
Fast charge 15W
loading port USB-C
Wifi Yes, 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
GPS Yeah
NFC Yeah
Spanish Language Yeah
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope.
Box contents vivo Y17s, Quick start guide, USB cable, Charger, SIM needle, Protective case, Screen protective film (applied), Warranty.
Manufacturer site

Design and screen

The VIVO Y17S is not a terminal that is going to win an award for its repetitive design, but it doesn’t look bad either. That said, we can get it in two color presentations: purple or green, and in both versions it has a frosted back panel with a glass-like texture, which is anti-fingerprint and scratch resistant. However, in reality the material used is synthetic resin with a 2.5D design, so it is not exactly premium.

VIVO Y17S – Design

Be that as it may, the mobile consists of a fingerprint reader on the right sidethis shares its location with the power button and we have to give the manufacturer the fact that it is quite fast in its response.

On the front side we have a 6.56-inch LCD panel with HD+ resolution of 1,612 x 720 pixels, density of 269ppi and NTSC color saturation of 83%. Despite its low resolution, it’s a decent screen, and the fact that it has a 90Hz refresh rate serves as a bit of compensation in this regard.

VIVO Y17S - Screen

Hardware, software and more

The VIVO Y17S is powered by an old acquaintance, the chip MediaTek Helio G85which combines an 8-core 2.0Ghz CPU with 4/6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storageeither. In addition, this mobile supports extended RAM function, so another 6GB can be added (virtually) to the equation. Likewise, the storage – which in itself is good for the price – can be expanded using a Micro-SD card up to 1TB.

Put this device to the test obtains 264,523 points in the AnTuTu Benchmark, which is not bad for a smartphone in this market segment. With that in mind, it offers smooth performance in everyday tasks and applications, albeit with occasional slowdowns. And while gaming isn’t something it’s designed for, it’s not bad at it either; It is perfectly possible to run games like PUBG and Call of Duty Mobile with graphics on medium at an acceptable FPS rate.

VIVO Y17S – Performance

In another order of ideas, the mobile runs on Android 13 as its operating system, but the interface is provided by vivo’s FunTouch OS 13 layer, which makes minimal aesthetic changes and comes pre-installed with a few third-party apps, but overall it is a fairly pure Android experience. The downside is that there’s no clear upgrade path, so you’ll probably be stuck on this same version of Android for its entire lifespan.

Lastly, it is feeding for a 5,000mAh batteryand from experience with smartphones with the same chip, we know that this is equivalent to a day and a half of use on average. Unfortunately, charging is only 15W and that hardly classifies as fast.

VIVO Y17S - Charging and battery


At a photographic level, the VIVO Y17S has a triple rear camera on the back, which is made up of a 50MP main sensora sensor 2MP bokeh and a 2MP macro. On the front it houses an 8MP camera for selfies.

When it comes to the quality of photography, we can praise the capabilities of its rear camera, because in good lighting conditions it is capable of achieving detailed shots with realistic colors and acceptable contrast, nothing out of the ordinary, but such good results. as we can expect from a device in this price range. When night falls, we will inevitably lose image quality and there will be noise, but that is to be expected, and overall it is not a bad camera for the range in which it plays.

VIVO Y17S - Cameras

On the other hand, we cannot say such positive things about the front camera, because in addition to its low resolution, it tends to soften the details a lot, something that is particularly noticeable in faces. Likewise, the colors look a little washed out and the night mode doesn’t help at all.

VIVO Y17S – Colors

Those interested in the VIVO Y17S will be able to purchase it through Wortenbut it can also be found available at Media Markt for a competitive price. In addition, Fnac is another good option. As always, we advise checking all offers before making a decision.

  • Good performance-price ratio
  • Side fingerprint reader
  • NFC
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Charging is not fast
  • HD+ screen
  • Front camera less than mediocre
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