vivo T1 5G review: A well-rounded mid-ranger

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vivo has released their newest addition to the smartphone world, and that is the T1 5G. With its Snapdragon 778 5G Processor that is sure to immerse you in lag free activities that you do on your smartphone. But we’ll get to that in a bit. The highlight of this phone’s aesthetic, I guess for me, is its giant lens cutouts on its rear that is sure to catch the attention of anyone seeing you holding this phone.

The phone has dimensions of 164 by 75.8 by 8.3mm with a weight of 187g. Its not the lightest nor thinnest phone out there, and the build is made up of plastic, but it does pack a punch in a not so huge package.

It runs on Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12 and a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 778G Octa-core, with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM with 4GB of extended RAM that’s recognized by vivo’s software. There’s also has an ‘Ultra Game Mode’ option, if you’re a mobile gamer who plays a lot of games that has extensive graphics.

It has a triple camera setup that is great for high-definition night shots, as can be seen with this little photoshoot that I did below:

The shot on the right is taken with the rear main camera which is a 64MP lens that is great for low light photography. There are two other lenses on the back: an 8MP ultra-wide lens (which was used to take the photo on the left, above.), and a 2MP macro camera (which I have used to take the photos below:)

And, of course, we can’t forget about the front camera, which is a 16MP lens that is also great for taking low light shots:

The cameras’ AI technology is great for compensating for the low lights in each photograph so that the user will be able to still see the details in each photograph taken. But there is a dual-LED flash setup that you can use as well for flash photography, and it can take video footage with 4k resolution at 30fps and 1080p resolution at 60fps.

Speaking of seeing detail, the T1 5G also has a 6.44″ AMOLED display that has an 83.9% screen-to-body ratio, with a resolution of 1080 by 2408, which is not the standard, as presumed, and may be due to the teardrop cutout for the front camera, but that is the final decision that vivo has come up with on their screen ratio of 20:9.

The vivo T1 5G has a dual SIM setup in which you can only put SIM cards into. So, expandable storage may be a shot in the dark for this phone.

Onto the base of the phone, which is where you’ll find the SIM card slot, a speaker grill, and the charging port (which uses a USB Type-C connector). Unfortunately, no audio jack. But, seeing as I am a recent convert into the wireless earbud world, that doesn’t bother me as much anymore.

Back to the charging port, it uses a USB Type-C connector and, with the power brick included in the box, utilizes a 66W FlashCharge for its 4,700mAh battery that can charge up to 50% in just 18 minutes (proven and tested!)

There’s two colourways for the T1 5G, what we have for the review is the Turbo Black and there is also a Turbo Cyan.

If you want to avail of your very own vivo T1 5G, you can contact you local vivo representative or visit your local vivo retail store. You can also shop online at the official vivo online store, but you can also find them on Shopee and Lazada. It retails for P16,999. So what are you waiting for?