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Vivo Y72 5G smartphone review - 5G mid-range phone with high-resolution screen

All-round carefree 5G? The Vivo Y72 5G is a mid-range smartphone that wants to score with 5G reception, a particularly high-resolution main camera, and good storage equipment. Can the challenger beat established manufacturers in Europe with it?
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Vivo Y72 5G (Y Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.58 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 352 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/38/39/40/41), 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
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix f/​1.79, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​60fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, silicone bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.99 W/kg (head), 1.2 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Rating Version
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Price from
80 %7
07/2021
Vivo Y72 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
193 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.58"2408x1080
79 %7
07/2021
Motorola Moto G50
SD 480, Adreno 619
192 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
84 %7
04/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
SD 732G, Adreno 618
193 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
79 %7
03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3
205 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720

Case, equipment and operation - A lot of memory for the money

While Vivo has established itself as one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in Asia, sales in Europe are still comparatively new. The Vivo Y72 5G is one of the devices with which the manufacturer wants to gain market share: A mid-range phone for just under 300 Euros (~$353) that comes with 5G and is supposed to score with a particularly high-resolution camera.

Externally, the smartphone is available in two versions: Dream Glow, which offers a color gradient from creamy white to purple and blue, or Graphite Black, which gradients from light to dark gray and is thus much more discreet. On the front, there is only a small waterdrop notch for the camera.

The plastic casing does not rely on Gorilla Glass (or Vivo did not acquire the license for naming it). Thus, it is difficult to assess how well the display is protected from breakage. Overall, the chassis looks stable and feels comfortable in the hand.

With 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 flash, the Vivo Y72 5G is very well equipped for its price range in terms of storage. NFC for mobile payment services is also supported.

In terms of mobile network diversity, the 5G support is of course noteworthy, and some 4G networks are also supported, but the Vivo Y72 5G is not a real world phone. The Wi-Fi module supports Wi-Fi 5 and thus achieves good transfer rates for the price range of the Vivo Y72 5G.

Android 11 is installed on the smartphone. At the time of testing, the security patches were from June 2021 and are thus still fairly up-to-date. The manufacturer puts its own Funtouch OS interface on top of the normal Android and unfortunately also installs some advertising apps on the smartphone, but they can be uninstalled quite quickly and easily.

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

Size comparison

164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 74.9 mm / 2.95 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs164.2 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Smartphone
  (11.9 - 55.3, n=36, last 2 years)
26 MB/s ∼100% +61%
Vivo Y72 5G
  (Angelbird V60)
16.1 MB/s ∼62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13.29 MB/s ∼51% -17%
Motorola Moto G50
  (Angelbird V60)
12.3 MB/s ∼47% -24%
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Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Vivo Y72 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential write: Ø15.4 (11.2-24.2)
Motorola Moto G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential write: Ø34.9 (24.2-43.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Adreno 618, SD 732G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø37.2 (26.8-48.4)
Vivo Y72 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential read: Ø40.6 (32-44.6)
Motorola Moto G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential read: Ø79.1 (33.6-85.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Adreno 618, SD 732G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø83.3 (23.8-89.8)
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Vivo Y72 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
347 (333min - 351max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
346 (324min - 360max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
312 (292min - 320max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
283 (148min - 297max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
366 (347min - 374max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Vivo Y72 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
343 (314min - 350max) MBit/s ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
331 (158min - 339max) MBit/s ∼90% -3%
Motorola Moto G50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
317 (256min - 332max) MBit/s ∼87% -8%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø343 (314-350)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø347 (333-351)

Cameras - Unfortunately no UltraHD videos

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The Vivo Phone has a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Switching between the lenses is only possible via direct selection, otherwise there is only digital zoom.

The pictures of the main camera are usually recorded with pixel binning. This means that 4 pixels each are combined into one pixel. This results in a higher light yield and the resolution is still quite high at 16 megapixels. There is also a special mode if you really want to take pictures with 64 megapixel resolution.

The pictures of the main camera are overall on a high level, but could still be a bit more dynamic and contrasty. Details are displayed well. The lack of dynamics is particularly noticeable in low light and high brightness differences: Hardly anything can be recognized in the dark areas then. At least something can still be seen in the pictures in very dark scenes.

The wide-angle camera takes good pictures, but you should not enlarge it too much, but that is not a good idea for other smartphones, either.

Those who would like to record UltraHD videos will be disappointed with the Vivo phone: Only 1080p with a maximum of 60 fps is possible. However, we like the quality very much here: The autofocus reacts slightly delayed, but then quickly and reliably and the exposure changes without visible gradations.

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 FlowerMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low LightWide-angle lens
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ColorChecker
17.9 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo Y72 5G: 15.83 ∆E min: 3.87 - max: 29.64 ∆E
ColorChecker
12 ∆E
20 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
22 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo Y72 5G: 18.91 ∆E min: 11.08 - max: 30.75 ∆E

Display - A bit too dark and with little contrast

Subpixel image
Subpixel image

A Full HD display is by no means a matter of course in this price range. It is nice that Vivo opted for a high-resolution panel. The brightness is usually sufficient for everyday use, but smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro achieve much better peak brightness, which helps visibility especially on sunny days outdoors.

At the same time, the black value and consequently the contrast ratio of the display in the Vivo Y72 5G are not convincing. As a result, colors look a bit pale. The color reproduction on the other hand is decent. At most, the grayscale shows a very slight blue cast.

381
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 419 cd/m² Average: 384.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.11 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 419 cd/m²
Contrast: 599:1 (Black: 0.7 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.32 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.203
Vivo Y72 5G
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.58
Motorola Moto G50
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
TFT-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Response Times
-52%
91%
-82%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (19, 23)
52 (25, 27)
-24%
2.8 (1.2, 1.6)
93%
66.8 (32, 34.8)
-59%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (9, 11)
36 (21, 15)
-80%
2.4 (1.2, 1.2)
88%
40.8 (19.2, 21.6)
-104%
PWM Frequency
2336000 (20)
490.2 (54)
Screen
17%
48%
-14%
Brightness middle
419
340
-19%
653
56%
543
30%
Brightness
384
325
-15%
651
70%
512
33%
Brightness Distribution
87
92
6%
98
13%
85
-2%
Black Level *
0.7
0.18
74%
0.63
10%
Contrast
599
1889
215%
862
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.32
4.75
-43%
1.2
64%
4.9
-48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.06
7.53
-49%
2.9
43%
8.6
-70%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3
3.9
-30%
1.8
40%
6.3
-110%
Gamma
2.203 100%
2.224 99%
2.25 98%
2.23 99%
CCT
7236 90%
7384 88%
6426 101%
8120 80%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / 4%
70% / 58%
-48% / -28%

* ... 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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) 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 - Others last even longer

With the MediaTek Dimensity 700 Vivo has made a good choice: The review sample's performance is on par with the competition and even a bit higher in some areas. The graphics unit also delivers suitable performance rates. That should be enough for everyday use in most cases. Only very demanding apps and games should show their performance limitations.

The UFS 2.1 memory is overall very fast, only sequential writing has slight weaknesses.

The case heats up to a maximum of 41.5 °C (106.7 °F) after a sustained load. This is still within the usual range, but it could become unpleasant to touch the smartphone in very high ambient temperatures.

The mono speaker on the bottom edge can get quite loud when needed thanks to Vivo's Audio Boost mode, and the sound is then sufficient for a normal-sized room. The sound is decent for such a small speaker, but still quite treble-driven. We preferred to turn down the volume a bit in our test so that the trebles did not thud so unpleasantly in the ear.

External audio devices can be connected via a 3.5 mm audio jack or Bluetooth. However, there is no aptX for improving the wireless audio.

The 5,000 mAh battery is on par with its class in terms of size, and the runtimes in the WLAN test are decent at just over 18 hours. However, the comparison devices from Xiaomi and Samsung can still get a few more hours out of it. The runtime should be sufficient for two days of normal use. Charging is done with a maximum of 18 watts, and a corresponding charger is included in the scope of delivery. Charging takes just under 1:30 hours when battery is empty.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
565 Points ∼98%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
507 Points ∼88% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
563 Points ∼97% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
472 Points ∼82% -16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (454 - 574, n=5)
541 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=244, last 2 years)
578 Points ∼100% +2%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1772 Points ∼89%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1627 Points ∼82% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1728 Points ∼87% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1511 Points ∼76% -15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1347 - 1775, n=5)
1660 Points ∼84% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=244, last 2 years)
1981 Points ∼100% +12%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
6783 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
8351 Points ∼84% +23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6783 - 10433, n=5)
8543 Points ∼86% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=59, last 2 years)
9973 Points ∼100% +47%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
6368 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8688 Points ∼100% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6145 Points ∼71% -4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6368 - 10981, n=4)
8541 Points ∼98% +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=260, last 2 years)
7923 Points ∼91% +24%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3516 Points ∼85%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3647 Points ∼88% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3887 Points ∼94% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3713 Points ∼90% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3277 - 3565, n=5)
3491 Points ∼84% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=278, last 2 years)
4136 Points ∼100% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3612 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3839 Points ∼73% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4038 Points ∼77% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3975 Points ∼76% +10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3435 - 3664, n=5)
3593 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=278, last 2 years)
5238 Points ∼100% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3216 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3103 Points ∼92% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3372 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3018 Points ∼90% -6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2824 - 3389, n=5)
3179 Points ∼94% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=276, last 2 years)
2982 Points ∼88% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2419 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2478 Points ∼89% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2783 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2575 Points ∼93% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2343 - 2453, n=5)
2397 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=253, last 2 years)
2640 Points ∼95% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2222 Points ∼80%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2338 Points ∼84% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2694 Points ∼97% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2525 Points ∼90% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2206 - 2313, n=5)
2252 Points ∼81% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=253, last 2 years)
2791 Points ∼100% +26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3508 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3136 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3372 Points ∼96% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2765 Points ∼79% -21%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2829 - 3508, n=5)
3112 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=253, last 2 years)
2819 Points ∼80% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2476 Points ∼74%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2563 Points ∼76% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2938 Points ∼87% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2659 Points ∼79% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2449 - 2497, n=5)
2468 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=277, last 2 years)
3358 Points ∼100% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2308 Points ∼61%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2447 Points ∼65% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2832 Points ∼75% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2597 Points ∼68% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2290 - 2336, n=5)
2311 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=277, last 2 years)
3792 Points ∼100% +64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3325 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3076 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3311 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2901 Points ∼87% -13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2948 - 3355, n=5)
3242 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=277, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼91% -9%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1102 Points ∼39%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
986 Points ∼35% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1143 Points ∼40% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1245 Points ∼44% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1094 - 1103, n=3)
1100 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=103, last 2 years)
2850 Points ∼100% +159%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1083 Points ∼37%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
974 Points ∼33% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1124 Points ∼38% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1215 Points ∼41% +12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1074 - 1083, n=3)
1078 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 8672, n=99, last 2 years)
2964 Points ∼100% +174%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
321 Points ∼35%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
290 Points ∼32% -10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (316 - 321, n=2)
319 Points ∼35% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 2288, n=51, last 2 years)
905 Points ∼100% +182%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
312 Points ∼34%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
284 Points ∼31% -9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (312 - 1073, n=2)
693 Points ∼76% +122%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117 - 1982, n=49, last 2 years)
910 Points ∼100% +192%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
13 fps ∼43%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
30 fps ∼100% +131%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼60% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
30 fps ∼100% +131%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (13 - 14, n=5)
13.6 fps ∼45% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=281, last 2 years)
22.9 fps ∼76% +76%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
15 fps ∼57%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
17 fps ∼64% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
21 fps ∼80% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼64% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (14 - 15, n=5)
14.8 fps ∼56% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=280, last 2 years)
26.4 fps ∼100% +76%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8.4 fps ∼44%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
19 fps ∼100% +126%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼58% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼89% +102%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (8.1 - 8.9, n=5)
8.58 fps ∼45% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=281, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼79% +80%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Vivo Y72 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
5.6 fps ∼54%
Motorola Moto G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6.4 fps ∼62% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.4 fps ∼72% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6.2 fps ∼60% +11%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5.5 - 5.6, n=5)
5.54 fps ∼54% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=281, last 2 years)
10.3 fps ∼100% +84%
Vivo Y72 5GMotorola Moto G50Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 ProSamsung Galaxy A32 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
318%
446%
674%
432%
595%
Sequential Read 256KB
955.6
392
-59%
511.55
-46%
858.19
-10%
768 (427 - 999, n=85)
-20%
781 (41.9 - 2037, n=289, last 2 years)
-18%
Sequential Write 256KB
13.6
204.4
1403%
267.99
1871%
381.69
2707%
257 (13.6 - 511, n=85)
1790%
346 (11.9 - 1321, n=289, last 2 years)
2444%
Random Read 4KB
164.4
89.2
-46%
146.52
-11%
174.64
6%
146 (92.6 - 239, n=85)
-11%
139 (13.5 - 325, n=289, last 2 years)
-15%
Random Write 4KB
179.4
131.7
-27%
126.65
-29%
167.15
-7%
120 (18.2 - 290, n=85)
-33%
125 (5.2 - 330, n=289, last 2 years)
-30%

Temperature

Max. Load
 41.1 °C
106 F
39.4 °C
103 F
37.9 °C
100 F
 
 41.5 °C
107 F
39.3 °C
103 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
 41.2 °C
106 F
39.1 °C
102 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 41.5 °C = 107 F
Average: 39.6 °C = 103 F
36.5 °C
98 F
38.3 °C
101 F
38.2 °C
101 F
36.7 °C
98 F
39 °C
102 F
40 °C
104 F
36.7 °C
98 F
39.1 °C
102 F
40 °C
104 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.7 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.5 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.740.62536.1373126.930.44032.430.25034.332.6632726.28018.919.610018.424.212517.83416015.143.720014.548.125012.351.431511.355.74009.759.250011.564.963014.565.880015.168.1100015.371.1125012.470.8160011.874.6200010.974.6250011.274.4315015.266.7400017.775.850002080.1630018.677.2800017.169.91000018.166.11250018.369.91600021.856.6SPL28.286.1N0.963.3median 15.1median 66.7Delta3.18.135.944.92942.825.144.231.445.142.446.132.448.52647.821.547.41549.121.350.914.453.81457.513.559.511.964.312.265.512.666.513.471.712.275.712.37812.779.913.580.9138312.885.113.782.313.583.613.881.714.783.313.680.214.2731571.125.793.20.795median 13.5median 73110.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseVivo Y72 5GSamsung Galaxy A32 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Vivo Y72 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 70% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Vivo Y72 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G50
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
5020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1084
1198
11%
753
-31%
1235
14%
899 (425 - 2000, n=294, last 2 years)
-17%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
18h 04min

Pros

+ generous memory
+ good performance values
+ 5G and NFC
+ Full HD screen

Cons

- no UltraHD videos
- low contrast in camera images...
- ... and screen
- preinstalled bloatware

Verdict - Well-equipped 5G midrange

In the review: Vivo Y72 5G. Test device provided by:
In the review: Vivo Y72 5G. Test device provided by:
cyberport.com

The Vivo Y72 5G offers good storage, 5G, a high-resolution screen, a stylish casing, and good performance rates for its price range. Thus, it fulfills many requirements that one could wish for in a mid-range smartphone.

Of course, the battery should last a bit longer when you look at the comparison devices, and preloaded ad apps are always annoying. The low contrast of both the camera pictures and the screen could also annoy users.

Vivo manages a well-equipped mid-range phone with the Y72 5G that can outperform many rivals.

However, those who do not care about these details should take a closer look at the Asian phone. After all, you get quite a lot for your money, and we did not find any major flaws in our review.

A quick word about the competition: If you do not need 5G, you will get a good price with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G lasts even longer.

Price and availability

The Vivo Y72 5G usually costs €299 (~$352) on the Internet at the time of testing. You can get it from our loaner Cyberport, but also at notebooksbilliger.de or other retailers.

Vivo Y72 5G - 07/22/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
89%
Battery
92%
Display
85%
Games Performance
30 / 64 → 46%
Application Performance
68 / 86 → 79%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 90 → 69%
Camera
63%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2021-07-25 (Update: 2021-07-25)