vivo Y100 5G – Sleek, Affordable Phone With Purple Leather Finish & 120Hz AMOLED Display
March 4, 2024 Andrew Cheng

When you’re shopping for a new phone with a tight budget, you have to make a number of sacrifices. On top of that, most affordable phones don’t put much emphasis on design either, so you’re left with options that don’t look particularly eye-catching.

But there’s where the vivo Y100 comes in. Not only does it have a sleek leather back for the aptly named Purple Leather model, it also has a fluid and vibrant 120Hz AMOLED display, a generous 5,000mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging, and 3D stereo speakers.

On top of that, the Y100 offers 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage as well. Priced at RM1,199, it’s quite a budget-friendly phone too.

One of the headline features of the vivo Y100 5G has to be its leather back panel, which is only offered for this Purple Leather model in Malaysia. Made out of eco-friendly EcoFiber Leather, it does look and feel like leather; it even has stitching-like texture on the edges of the back panel for a more luxurious appeal.

If you’re concerned about the vivo Y100 5G’s leather back panel getting dirty over time, fret not. Thanks to vivo’s patented anti-stain coating, the back panel is durable enough to withstand everyday use for years to come. If you want to protect it a step further, you’ll be happy to know that a clear case is bundled with the phone, so you can protect it from drops and still admire the the purple leather back.

In the display department, the vivo Y100 5G features a 6.67-inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. With a peak brightness of 1,800 nits, it’s a bright, vibrant display with wide viewing angles. The 120Hz refresh rate lends to very smooth animations too, which is especially noticeable when compared to other phones with 60Hz (or even 90Hz) panels.

Needless to say, the vivo Y100 5G’s 120Hz AMOLED screen makes content consumption quite enjoyable, which is further enhanced with the phone’s 3D stereo speakers. It has a feature dubbed 300% Volume Audio Booster, and as its name suggests, it can increase the volume even higher for a more immersive viewing experience.

Battery life of the vivo Y100 5G is worth a mention too. Its 5,000mAh battery is quite a generous capacity, which is more than enough to provide all-day battery life. When you need to recharge the phone, the 80W fast charging can juice up the phone to 80% in only 30 minutes.

Packed with 8GB of RAM – further expandable to 16GB with the Extended RAM feature – and 256GB of internal storage, the vivo Y100 5G can also run multiple apps in the background seamlessly. Gone are the days where you need to sacrifice RAM and storage capacities on more affordable smartphones like the Y100.

Other specifications of the vivo Y100 5G include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset that is fast enough for everyday use, a dual camera system (50MP main + 8MP ultra-wide) with a flicker sensor, an 8MP selfie camera, IP54 dust and water resistance, as well as Funtouch OS 14 based on Android 14 out of the box.

The vivo Y100 5G is now available for purchase in Malaysia through Shopee, Lazada, TikTok, and vivo’s own online store for RM1,199 until 28 March 2024. Those who purchase the phone by then will also receive free gifts worth up to RM298, including vivo Selection earbuds and vivo Care 1+1 extended warranty.

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by vivo Malaysia.