Vivo Y200 Challengers: iQoo Z7 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro, More !!!


Vivo Y200 Challengers: iQoo Z7 Pro, redmi Note 12 Pro, More

While other brands focus on flagships and higher-end devices, Vivo has continued to quietly expand its presence in the mid-segment, releasing devices with an emphasis on style and photography. 

The brand's latest smartphone, the Vivo Y200, sticks to this "good looks and good camera" formula. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor might not be as powerful as the chips of many other phones in its segment, but what the Y200 loses out on power, it more than seeks to compensate in terms of style quotient. 

The phone comes with a glass and front back and is available in striking shades of Desert gold and Jungle Green. It is a mere 7.7mm thin, and at 190 grams, is lighter than many of its competitors. It also sports an impressive 64-megapixel main camera with OIS (still a rarity in its segment) Vivo's much-talked-about Smart Aura Light technology and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. 

It comes with a brilliant 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 4,800mAh battery with 44W charging speed (and a charger in the box). It does, however, lack a 3.5mm audio jack and even expandable memory, which is rare at this price point. 

Running Vivo's FunTouchOS 13.1 on top of Android 13, the Vivo Y200 is not a spec monster, but at its price of Rs 21,999 for an 8GB+128GB variant (there's only one), it is looking to cash in on its sleek design, different colors, and very good main camera. It is not going to be an easy task as standing in its way are some very formidable devices, especially in the spec department. 

These five phones in particular have what it takes to be a nightmare for the Vivo Y200:

Qiao Z7 Pro: Sub-Brand Sibling

Ironically, one of the biggest challenges for the Vivo Y200 is one of its siblings — the Z7 Pro, which comes from Vivo’s sub-brand, iQoo. The iQoo Z7 Pro might come with a slightly higher price tag, but it brings a lot to the table for those extra bucks. It has a bigger 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and runs on a more powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor. 

It too comes with a very good 64-megapixel main camera with OIS and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. It has a smaller battery at 4600 mAh but charges faster thanks to a 66W charger in the box. And well, it is rather good looking in its own right, with a curved display and a 7.4mm thin frame, although it too lacks expandable memory and a 3.5mm audio jack. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: Never Settle For Anything Else?

Perhaps the biggest challenger to any phone in the Rs 20,000 range is the most affordable OnePlus of them all. Its design will not turn heads as the Y200 might, but we can see many people loving the typically clean and minimalistic OnePlus design of this device.  It also packs in a massive 108-megapixel main camera and a big 5000 mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, and its Snapdragon 695 chip, while old, can still more than match the processor on the Vivo Y200. 

It may not have an AMOLED display but its 6.72-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate is still a very good one. Round that off with stereo speakers, expandable memory, and a 3.5 mm audio jack, as well as OnePlus' clean OxygenOS UI, and we can see many getting tempted by this device, although it is the only one in the list to come with an LCD rather than an AMOLED one. 

Redmi Note 12 Pro: A Note-worthy Pro-Level Challenger

There is a redmi Note for just about every user in the Rs 15,000 - Rs 30,000 segment and the one that is standing in the path of the Vivo Y200 is the very able redmi Note 12 Pro. It might not have as classy a design but is more than a match for the Vivo in the specs department with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, a more powerful Dimensity 1080 chip, a very good 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, a large 5,000mAh battery with a 67W charger in the box. 

It comes with stereo speakers and an audio jack but with no expandable storage. It initially shipped with Android 12 but has since been updated to Android 13 with Xiaomi's feature-packed MIUI on top of it. 

Moto G84 5G: Got The Looks And Specs… As Well As Stock Android

In terms of appearance, the vegan leather-backed Moto G84 5g in a Magenta shade can give the Vivo Y200 a run for its money. It also packs in some very good specs, with a 6.5-inch FHD+ pOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, a 50-megapixel camera with OIS, and a large 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W charging. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip powering it remains a good performer and it comes with a staggering 12GB ram and 256GB storage. Like all motorola phones, it comes with close-to-stock Android on top of Android 13 and also has a 3.5mm audio jack and stereo speakers. It has the looks, specs, and price to give the Y200 a tough time. 

Poco X5 Pro: Want Specs On A Budget?

It was launched at a higher price earlier in the year, but a few price cuts have made the Poco X5 Pro the best option for those who want a power-packed device below Rs 20,000. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, which is way more powerful than the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chip on the Vivo Y200, and it also comes with a 108-megapixel main camera and a huge 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging.  

A 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate and stereo speakers as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack, make this a great device for playing games and multimedia on a tight budget. It comes with Android 12 (updated to Android 13 since) with MIUI 14 on top, making it very feature-packed without being too crowded. The design is a little basic, and some might not like the plastic frame and back,  but this is one for those who seek specs rather than a spectacle.

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