vivo Y28 price and specs via Revu Philippines

vivo Y28 to launch June 15 in PH with P7,499 intro price

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vivo Philippines is set to release another entry-level, camera-centric model in its affordable Y series.

This time, it’s the upgrade to the vivo Y18, which the company just announced on the local market last month. The new vivo Y28 will be available in the Philippines from June 15, with a starting price of just P7,999 (around $136 converted) for the variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage.

The higher-end 16GB/256GB version will cost P9,999 ($170), with an introductory price of P7,499 ($128) if you buy it on Shopee. The Y28 comes in Gleaming Orange and Agate Green colors, featuring a high-gloss metallic middle frame and vivo’s Dynamic Light LED interface on the back. For comparison, the Y18 sold for P6,499 ($111) at launch.

Specs-wise, the vivo Y28 is powered by a 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 chipset that runs the brand’s Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 software out of the box. It’s the same chip inside the Y18 and many other budget smartphones, and, unfortunately, it’s also limited to 4G data. The cameras on the front and back don’t see an upgrade, either — there’s a 50-megapixel rear image sensor and an 8-megapixel camera for selfies.

The vivo Y28 packs a bigger display, though, sporting a 6.68-inch HD+ LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen offers up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness in High Brightness Mode, a slight upgrade over the Y18’s 840-nit panel.

The battery capacity gets a boost, too, with a 6,000mAh cell that supports fast charging up to 44 watts. According to vivo, the battery should be good enough for 39.7 hours of Facebook use and 34.6 hours of PUBG gameplay, likely at the lowest settings available. Additionally, the company touts up to four years of good battery health for the vivo Y28. This translates to the battery capacity staying at no less than 80% after 1,600 charge cycles.

vivo Y28 specs

  • 6.68-inch LCD display, HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
  • 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 4G processor
  • Mali-G52 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Dual 50-megapixel main, 2-megapixel depth rear cameras
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Side fingerprint reader
  • 6,000mAh battery with 44-watt USB-C charging
  • Funtouch OS 14 based on Android 14
  • Colors: Gleaming Orange, Agate Green

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.