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Vivo Y52 5G smartphone review - Mid-range with power

Alternative to the Poco M4 Pro? If you are looking for an affordable phone that is quite powerful for its class, the Vivo Y52 5G could be a good buy. In the test, we will check whether the fast SoC is everything the phone has to offer.
Vivo Y52
Vivo Y52 5G (Y Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.58 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41), 5G (n1/​n3/​n7/​n8/​n28/​n40/​n41/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 164 x 75.3 ( = 0.33 x 6.46 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.79, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.99 W/kg (head), 1.20 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
219 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
79.4 %
02/2022
Vivo Y52 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
193 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.58"2408x1080
76.9 %
12/2021
Vivo Y33s
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
182 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.58"2408x1080
80.5 %
01/2022
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2400x1080
78.6 %
01/2022
Motorola Moto G31
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
181 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080

Case and equipment - A lot of fast memory at Vivo

If you want to buy a smartphone for around 200 Euros, the selection is huge. Almost every manufacturer now has its sights set on the affordable mid-range. Vivo, which has long been an established manufacturer in China, also wants to gain a foothold in the West and offers a wide range of devices in its Y series

The Vivo Y33s and the Y21s as well as the Y72 5G have already been put under the microscope, and now follows Y52 5G, which is oddly priced below the Y33s. That's a bit strange, because new model have faster memory and 5G which makes it better, even if Y33s got more working memory.

The Vivo Y52 5G comes in a plastic casing that is available in Graphite Black or Polar Blue. Our review sample is the latter: the back panel refracts the light and therefore shimmers in many colors starting from the camera module.

The chassis has a high-quality build, but pressure on the front comes through to the screen. The smartphone is similarly heavy and big as the Poco M4 Pro and thus not necessarily suitable for smaller hands.

128 GB of fast UFS 2.1 memory are installed, as well as 4 GB of working memory. Especially in terms of RAM, there are phones with more capacity for similar money. The mass storage can be expanded via microSD card, but you have to give up the second SIM slot for that. The card reader is also quite slow in our test with the reference microSD Angelbird V60.

Vivo Y52
Vivo Y52
Vivo Y52
Vivo Y52
Vivo Y52

Size comparison

164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs163.56 mm / 6.44 inch 75.78 mm / 2.98 inch 8.75 mm / 0.3445 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 181 g0.399 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=84, last 2 years)
26.4 MB/s ∼100% +82%
Motorola Moto G31
  (Angelbird V60)
17.7 MB/s ∼67% +22%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
15.47 MB/s ∼59% +7%
Vivo Y33s
  (Angelbird V60)
15.3 MB/s ∼58% +6%
Vivo Y52 5G
  (Angelbird V60)
14.5 MB/s ∼55%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Vivo Y52 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø16.3 (11.4-24.4)
Vivo Y33s Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø22.1 (12-40.3)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32 (25-46.5)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø35 (24.2-45.6)
Vivo Y52 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø40.6 (12.2-44.9)
Vivo Y33s Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø75.6 (50.1-79)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø75.5 (58.6-78.9)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø76.7 (37.3-82.8)

Communication, software and operation - 5G smartphone with bloatware

The smartphone offers the option of mobile Internet access via 5G and sufficient 4G frequencies so that it can also be used when traveling abroad. However, the Vivo Y52 is not a real worldphone that can be used everywhere. The mobile reception is decent in our sample in urban environments, even indoors.

The transfer rates of the Wi-Fi module in our test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router are typical for a Wi-Fi 5 modem and also typical for the price range.

The Vivo Y52 5G comes with FuntouchOS 11.1 as the operating system, which is again based on Android 11. The security patches are from January 2022 at the time of testing and thus up to date. The interface is slightly customized, but should not pose any major challenges for those who accostumed to Android. However, you have to uninstall a few preinstalled third-party apps, such as hotel booking services, if you do not want to use them.

The fingerprint sensor for unlocking the smartphone is integrated into the standby button on the right side of the casing. It is easy to reach and unlocks the smartphone reliably and without delay.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Vivo Y52 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
350 (344min - 355max) MBit/s ∼100%
Vivo Y33s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
347 (334min - 352max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Motorola Moto G31
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
346 (334min - 352max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
iperf3 receive AX12
Motorola Moto G31
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
353 (261min - 359max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Vivo Y52 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
343 (324min - 347max) MBit/s ∼97%
Vivo Y33s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
311 (222min - 329max) MBit/s ∼88% -9%
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; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø342 (324-347)
; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø350 (344-355)

Cameras - No wide-angle lens

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

The main camera of the Vivo Y52 5G has a resolution of 48 megapixels, but always combines 4 pixels into one by default and thus achieves a higher light yield. Of course, this only results in 12-megapixel pictures, but it is completely sufficient for most applications.

The camera manages a good brightening in most situations, even in very low light and strong contrasts. The level of detail in the pictures is only average, as is the image sharpness. All in all, the Vivo Y52 5G takes good photos for its price range.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p with 30 fps at most, the Poco M4 Pro at least manages a smoother 60 fps. The quality of the recordings is decent, the exposure is adjusted quickly and quite smoothly, and the autofocus reacts quickly.

The front-facing camera takes selfies with a maximum resolution of 8 megapixels. These are okay at first glance, but a closer look reveals the surface structure of the screen glass in front of the front lens in details, which distorts contours and details.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - PlantMain camera - SurroundingsMain camera - Low Light
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ColorChecker
9.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo Y52 5G: 7.05 ∆E min: 2.17 - max: 11.63 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
51 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
60 ∆E
48.5 ∆E
33.6 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
60.5 ∆E
60.3 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
46.5 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
70 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
67.6 ∆E
66.4 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo Y52 5G: 43.55 ∆E min: 13.55 - max: 69.99 ∆E

Display - 60-Hz screen with typical values

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Vivo Y52 5G features a Full HD screen with IPS technology, which is standard in this price range. Here, too, the Poco M4 Pro has an advantage with its 90 Hz frame rate for smoother movements, which the Vivo Phone cannot offer. The similarly priced Motorola Moto G31 even comes with an OLED screen.

The Vivo Y52 5G is competitive in terms of brightness, but it is probably not enough to recognize the screen's content well on really sunny days. We measured PWM flickering at very low brightness, but the frequency is so high that even sensitive users should not have a problem with it.

According to our measurements with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software, color reproduction is also on a class level. The accuracy is probably not enough for demanding graphics professionals, but it is sufficient for home use.

436
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 470 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 437.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 458 cd/m²
Contrast: 1174:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.28 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.267
Vivo Y52 5G
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.58
Vivo Y33s
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.58
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
TFT-LCD, 2400x1080, 6.60
Motorola Moto G31
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Response Times
2%
-27%
21%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 ?(21, 21)
44 ?(25, 19)
-5%
50 ?(25.6, 24.4)
-19%
6 ?(3, 3)
86%
Response Time Black / White *
26 ?(11, 15)
24 ?(9, 13)
8%
34.8 ?(20.8, 14)
-34%
6 ?(3, 3)
77%
PWM Frequency
23150 ?(15)
223.2
-99%
Screen
-24%
-18%
12%
Brightness middle
458
443
-3%
504
10%
423
-8%
Brightness
437
424
-3%
499
14%
425
-3%
Brightness Distribution
89
91
2%
91
2%
94
6%
Black Level *
0.39
0.62
-59%
0.72
-85%
Contrast
1174
715
-39%
700
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.28
3.14
4%
3.3
-1%
1.58
52%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.07
7.11
-40%
6
-18%
4.68
8%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.2
5
-56%
4.1
-28%
2.7
16%
Gamma
2.267 97%
2.189 101%
2.28 96%
2.219 99%
CCT
7214 90%
5990 109%
7041 92%
6674 97%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-11% / -19%
-23% / -20%
17% / 15%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 51 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 23150 Hz
≤ 15 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 23150 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 cd/m² and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23150 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

As the flickering occurs only on very low brightness settings, it should not be an issue in typical office settings. Nonetheless, use in low light conditions may be straining to the eyes.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Fast mid-range phone

The MediaTek Dimensity 700 is used as the SoC. Thus, the Vivo Y52 5G achieves good performance rates and can even almost compete with the Poco M4 Pro in our benchmarks. In any case, the user gets enough power for everyday use and can also run more demanding apps on the smartphone. The good performance rates also do not lead to excessive heating.

We also like the fast UFS 2.1 memory, which is by no means available in every phone in this price range.

The mono speaker on the bottom edge can get quite loud when needed. It does not distort and the trebles are not overemphasized too much. Overall, the speaker sounds average, better than many other phones in this price range, but sound is still thin. Fans of high quality sound will therefore probably rather use external speakers or headphones, which can be connected via a 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth.

A 5000 mAh battery like in Vivo's Y52 5G is also standard in the lower mid-range. Our review sample lasted 16:27 hours in the Wi-Fi test, which is a good rate. The battery can be charged with a maximum of 18 watts, which is a good rate for the class, but not as fast as in the Poco M4 Pro. Thus, it sometimes takes 1:30 hours for full charge.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
671 Points ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
598 Points ∼89% +7%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
561 Points ∼84%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (454 - 574, n=6)
544 Points ∼81% -3%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
373 Points ∼56% -34%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
353 Points ∼53% -37%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2195 Points ∼100% +29%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1809 Points ∼82% +6%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1705 Points ∼78%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1347 - 1775, n=6)
1667 Points ∼76% -2%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1355 Points ∼62% -21%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1295 Points ∼59% -24%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=147, last 2 years)
10202 Points ∼100% +57%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9402 Points ∼92% +45%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6492 - 10433, n=6)
8201 Points ∼80% +26%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6596 Points ∼65% +2%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6492 Points ∼64%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
5766 Points ∼57% -11%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=225, last 2 years)
4949 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3965 Points ∼80% +11%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3580 Points ∼72%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3277 - 3580, n=6)
3506 Points ∼71% -2%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1785 Points ∼36% -50%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1736 Points ∼35% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=225, last 2 years)
6918 Points ∼100% +90%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
4014 Points ∼58% +10%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3637 Points ∼53%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3435 - 3664, n=6)
3601 Points ∼52% -1%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1633 Points ∼24% -55%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1578 Points ∼23% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3801 Points ∼100% +12%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3393 Points ∼89%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=223, last 2 years)
3245 Points ∼85% -4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2824 - 3393, n=6)
3215 Points ∼85% -5%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
2672 Points ∼70% -21%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2644 Points ∼70% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2714 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=180, last 2 years)
2529 Points ∼93% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2343 - 2453, n=6)
2392 Points ∼88% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2366 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1408 Points ∼52% -40%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1361 Points ∼50% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=180, last 2 years)
2628 Points ∼100% +18%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2546 Points ∼97% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2206 - 2313, n=6)
2247 Points ∼86% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2220 Points ∼84%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1246 Points ∼47% -44%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1194 Points ∼45% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3529 Points ∼100% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2829 - 3508, n=6)
3106 Points ∼88% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3075 Points ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=180, last 2 years)
2857 Points ∼81% -7%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
2669 Points ∼76% -13%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2578 Points ∼73% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=233, last 2 years)
4017 Points ∼100% +65%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2770 Points ∼69% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2434 - 2497, n=6)
2462 Points ∼61% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2434 Points ∼61%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1430 Points ∼36% -41%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1364 Points ∼34% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=233, last 2 years)
5005 Points ∼100% +119%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2570 Points ∼51% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2281 - 2336, n=6)
2306 Points ∼46% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2281 Points ∼46%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1267 Points ∼25% -44%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
1195 Points ∼24% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3804 Points ∼100% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=233, last 2 years)
3241 Points ∼85% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2948 - 3355, n=6)
3232 Points ∼85% +2%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3179 Points ∼84%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
2694 Points ∼71% -15%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2603 Points ∼68% -18%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=183, last 2 years)
3197 Points ∼100% +189%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1235 Points ∼39% +12%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1105 Points ∼35%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1094 - 1105, n=4)
1101 Points ∼34% 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
719 Points ∼22% -35%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
686 Points ∼21% -38%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 11700, n=184, last 2 years)
3392 Points ∼100% +216%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1210 Points ∼36% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1074 - 1083, n=4)
1078 Points ∼32% 0%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1075 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
717 Points ∼21% -33%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
682 Points ∼20% -37%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=139, last 2 years)
991 Points ∼100% +210%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
360 Points ∼36% +13%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
320 Points ∼32%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (316 - 321, n=3)
319 Points ∼32% 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
181 Points ∼18% -43%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
174 Points ∼18% -46%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=135, last 2 years)
977 Points ∼100% +216%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (309 - 1073, n=3)
565 Points ∼58% +83%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
348 Points ∼36% +13%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
309 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
180 Points ∼18% -42%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
172 Points ∼18% -44%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=251, last 2 years)
28.7 fps ∼100% +121%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
15 fps ∼52% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (13 - 14, n=6)
13.5 fps ∼47% +4%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼45%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.4 fps ∼29% -35%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
8 fps ∼28% -38%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 123, n=252, last 2 years)
34 fps ∼100% +127%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
17 fps ∼50% +13%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
15 fps ∼44%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (14 - 15, n=6)
14.8 fps ∼44% -1%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.6 fps ∼28% -36%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
9.2 fps ∼27% -39%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=252, last 2 years)
19.8 fps ∼100% +144%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9.3 fps ∼47% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (8.1 - 8.9, n=6)
8.5 fps ∼43% +5%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼41%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5.4 fps ∼27% -33%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
5.1 fps ∼26% -37%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 47, n=252, last 2 years)
13 fps ∼100% +136%
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6.2 fps ∼48% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5.5 - 5.6, n=6)
5.53 fps ∼43% +1%
Vivo Y52 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.5 fps ∼42%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.5 fps ∼27% -36%
Vivo Y33s
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 8192
3.3 fps ∼25% -40%
Vivo Y52 5GVivo Y33sXiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5GMotorola Moto G31Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-52%
1%
-51%
-24%
1%
Sequential Read 256KB
949
302.5
-68%
964
2%
309.8
-67%
771 ?(427 - 1011, n=99)
-19%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
-2%
Sequential Write 256KB
342.5
236
-31%
471
38%
221.5
-35%
284 ?(13.6 - 719, n=99)
-17%
472 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
38%
Random Read 4KB
187.2
120.7
-36%
148.8
-21%
84
-55%
149.9 ?(92.6 - 239, n=99)
-20%
166.5 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
207.5
57.6
-72%
171.8
-17%
109.8
-47%
127.9 ?(18.2 - 290, n=99)
-38%
159.7 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
-23%

Temperature

Max. Load
 38.8 °C
102 F
37.2 °C
99 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 38.9 °C
102 F
36.7 °C
98 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 38.3 °C
101 F
36.8 °C
98 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 38.9 °C = 102 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
33.8 °C
93 F
36.3 °C
97 F
37.1 °C
99 F
33.9 °C
93 F
36.8 °C
98 F
38.1 °C
101 F
34.3 °C
94 F
36.7 °C
98 F
37.5 °C
100 F
Maximum: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.9 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.1 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap front
Heatmap front

Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.740.42539.240.33130.931.74033.736.3503739.76330.234.38021.429.810019.924.612514.632.916012.540.32009.944.22509.3503158.254.14008.558.85009.362.76309.863.280014.568.1100011.472.8125010.373.516009.371.620009.274.6250010.676.1315011.776.7400011.474.8500012.176.6630012.675.2800012.870.11000013.571125001468.51600014.451.4SPL23.885.8N0.563.1median 11.4median 68.5Delta2.111.54036.532.431.227.627.729.931.534.937.9272617.818.314.218.313.322.810.228.78.836.59.642.97.345.97.349.89.256.712.960.317.360.112.968.210.971.99.771.810.271.511.671.71370.813.962.615.266.615.76915.865.417.161.416.156.416.644.825.880.90.745median 12.9median 60.32.812.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseVivo Y52 5GVivo Y33s
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Vivo Y52 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Vivo Y33s audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 73% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Vivo Y52 5G
5000 mAh
Vivo Y33s
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G31
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
987
1009
2%
966
-2%
1032
5%
906 ?(438 - 1953, n=256, last 2 years)
-8%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
16h 27min

Pros

+ long runtimes
+ good performance
+ good camera pictures
+ fast memory
+ up-to-date software

Cons

- lame card reader
- preinstalled bloatware
- no wide-angle camera
- no 90 Hz display

Verdict - Not quite enough for the price-performance winner

In review: Vivo Y52.
In review: Vivo Y52.

The Vivo Y52 5G is an affordable mid-range smartphone that can convince with a decent camera and quite a bit of computing power. The smartphone hardly has any real weak points.

Vivo Y52 still cannot quite compete with the big rival Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro: it lacks an additional wide-angle camera, a 90 Hz display, even faster charging technology, and the performance is not as good. However, those looking for an alternative to Xiaomi's inexpensive smartphone will find a lot in the Vivo Y52 5G that other smartphones in this price range do not offer.

The Vivo Y52 5G is well equipped for its price and can compete with the price-performance winners of the class in some areas.

The Motorola Moto G31 does not offer 5G, but it does have an OLED screen. Compared to the Vivo Y72 5G our current review sample offers the better price-performance ratio.

Price and availability

The Vivo Y52 5G is available from some online retailers. the manufacturer itself charges 219 Euros via its store on amazon.de the device is considerably more expensive at other retailers.

Vivo Y52 5G - 02/02/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
87%
Games Performance
25 / 64 → 39%
Application Performance
65 / 86 → 76%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 90 → 71%
Camera
64%
Average
73%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-02- 2 (Update: 2022-02- 2)