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Vivo Y55s smartphone: Decent performance but overpriced

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New Delhi, March 20 

China-based Vivo, whose strength lies in a strong offline presence in India, has so far delivered devices that are known for superior design and quality.

Priced at Rs 12,490, Vivo’s new offering Y55s is an upgraded version of Y55L that was launched last year.

The device packs split-screen feature for multitasking and an eye-protection mode that allows for comfortable screen brightness by reducing blue light.

Here is what works for the device.

Sporting unibody design with 2.5D curved-edge screen, Y55s looks similar to other Vivo smartphones.

The overall dimensions of the device are neat and it does not slip while holding. The rear camera placement is also good and does not protrude, making it safe from unwanted scratches.

The 5.2-inch HD display choice appears adequate for the price. The colours rendered on the screen are nice but not very sharp. Lenovo K6 Power in the same segment offers more vibrant colours, brightness levels and contrast ratio than Y55s for an enhanced movie or videos watching experience.

The ‘Eye Protection’ feature reduces strain by restricting blue light emissions, thereby preserving eye health.

The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM ran smoothly during light to moderate multitasking. However, serious gamers beware as the device slows down.

The “Funtouch OS 3.0” based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow is bright, colourful and easy to navigate.

The camera performances — both rear and front — are good enough for regular use but do not deliver exceptional photos.

The 13MP rear camera with LED Flash is pretty good and daylight, macro shots came out clean with enough colour in them.

If you are a selfie lover or a photo enthusiast, Y55s is not the one for you.

The 2,730mAh battery, though small, manages to run for almost a day on light usage.

What does not work?

The 720p display is not the best in this price range. Smartphones like Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and K6 Power pack full-HD display.

The display brightness of Y55s is also not suitable for outdoors viewing during day time.

Vivo Y55s does not have fingerprint sensor which has become a common feature in smartphones.

Conclusion: Vivo Y55s packs decent specifications and has enough power for regular use, but, unfortunately, there are devices in the same price segment that are armed with better specifications. Still, go for it if you have used Y55L before.

By Anuj Sharma 

(IANS)

(Anuj Sharma can be contacted at [email protected])

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BJP Lok Sabha member from Ladakh quits party

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Srinagar, Nov 15 : Thupstan Chhewang, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Ladakh constituency, resigned from the party on Thursday.

In a letter addressed to Jammu and Kashmir BJP President Ravinder Raina, Chhewang said he was resigning from the basic membership of the party on health grounds.

Chhewang also told Raina that he was writing separately to the Lok Sabha speaker submitting his resignation from Parliament.

The BJP has three Lok Sabha members from Jammu and Kashmir including Chhewang.

The other two BJP Lok Sabha members are Jitendra Singh, MoS (PMO) and Jugal Kishore Sharma.

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Police officer, PDP activist killed by terrorists in Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar, Oct 28 : Terrorists carried out two deadly attacks in the troubled Kashmir Valley on Sunday, killing a middle-rung police officer and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist, Muhammad Amin, in Gangbugh.

An unknown number of terrorists intercepted a private vehicle driven by police sub-inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir in Wahibugh area of Pulwama district.

Police said the officer was forcibly taken out of his vehicle, taken some distance away from the road and then shot dead from close range, killing him instantly.

Mir worked in the state intelligence department and was posted in Srinagar.

In another attack, militants targeted a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist, Muhammad Amin, in Gangbugh area on the outskirts of Srinagar district.

He was fired at from close range, leading to critical injuries.

He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, a police officer said, adding that FIRs had been registered in both cases.

Sources in the intelligence department said the security forces have information about two groups of sniper shooters active in south Kashmir areas.

“Each group of sniper shooters comprises two terrorists each,” one officer said.

Security forces have been told to be vigilant about such sniper attacks that can be carried out from a long distance with pinpoint accuracy.

A special police officer (SPO) was critically injured after he was shot at by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, authorities said on Sunday.

The incident took place in Charar-e-Sharif area on Saturday night.

“The injured SPO Muhammad Hafiz was shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” police sources said.

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Mirwaiz Umer defies house arrest, shifted to police station

Another senior separatist leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik who had evaded arrest, appeared in Lal Chowk where the police took him into preventive custody.

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Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq defies his house arrest during a protest march against the deaths of seven civilians in an explosion in Kulgam district; in Srinagar, on Oct 23, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Srinagar, Oct 23 : Senior Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq defied house arrest on Tuesday and tried to march towards the Lal Chowk area here.

According to the police, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who was placed under house arrest in his residence on the city’s outskirts, tried to defy the order.

“He was taken into preventive custody and shifted to the Nigeen police station,” police sources said.

Another senior separatist leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik who had evaded arrest, appeared in Lal Chowk where the police took him into preventive custody.

The separatists had called for a protest march to Lal Chowk against the killings of seven civilians in an explosion in Kulgam district on Sunday.

Authorities have placed curbs on the movement of traffic to and through Lal Chowk.

Educational institutions have been closed in Srinagar as a precautionary measure.

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