Saturday, 4 February 2017

VIVO Y51L Detailed review and specifications

Vivo Y51L smartphone was launched in January 2016. The phone comes with a 
5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels.
Vivo Y51L price in India starts from Rs. 8,995. 

The Vivo Y51L is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor

 and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can
 be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned,
 the Vivo Y51L packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel
 front shooter for selfies.

The Vivo Y51L runs Android 5.0.2 and is powered by a 2350mAh non removable

 battery. It measures 143.80 x 71.70 x 7.52 (height x width x thickness) and 

weighs 157.00 grams.

The Vivo Y51L is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM

 and Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 
3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).
 Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, 
Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
About Vivo.
Vivo Electronics Corp. is a phone brand based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
 It was founded in 2009. The company is another Chinese smartphone maker to
 enter India recently. It makes low-cost Android phones, and those in the 
mid-range segment of the market. All of these are available in India too.

              Unboxing & first boot of VIVO Y51L

Vivo Y51L detailed specifications
Release dateJanuary 2016
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)143.80 71.70 7.52
Weight (g)157.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2350
Removable batteryNo
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)5.00
Resolution540x960 pixels
Processor1.2GHz quad-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128
Rear camera8-megapixel
Front camera5-megapixel
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0.2
SkinFunTouch OS 2.5
Wi-Fi standards supportedNA
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tactics of the Xioami budget phones

Xiaomi’s combination of well-spec’ed phones and low price tags drove the company to over 60 million sales last year. That progress saw it replace Samsung as China’s top-selling smartphone company and become the world’s third top selling phone maker in the process.
The Chinese company’s flagship Mi devices typically retail for around $300 — its new Mi Note Pro notably breaks the $500 barrier for the first time — while its affordable Redmi family is sub-$150. For comparison, Apple’s top of the range iPhones sell for over $1,000 off contract, while the Samsung Note and Galaxy S families are similarly priced. So how can Xiaomi be so aggressive with its pricing?
Many theories have been put forward, including claims that Xiaomi sells at cost and makes money from other services. Hugo Barra, the company’s VP of International, lifted the lid on some of the company’s secret sauce.
Xiaomi is able to make price concessions thanks to the combination of a small portfolio and longer average selling time per device
Barra explained that Xiaomi is able to make price concessions thanks to the combination of a small portfolio and longer average selling time per device.
Importantly, Xiaomi continues to sell older devices (and tweaked versionsof them) at reduced prices even after it releases newer models.
“A product that stays on the shelf for 18-24 months — which is most of our products — goes through three or four price cuts. The Mi2 and Mi2s are essentially the same device, for example,” Barra explained. “The Mi2/Mi2s were on sale for 26 months. The Redmi 1 was first launched in September 2013, and we just announced the Redmi 2 this month, that’s 16 months later.”
That’s important because the longer runway for devices gives Xiaomi leverage to secure better component deals with its suppliers.
“The reason we do these price cuts is because we’ve managed to negotiate component cost decreases [with our suppliers] over time, which ends up leaving us with a bigger margin than we’d like to have, so we do a price cut,” Barra added.
“The vast majority of the components [in our devices] are still the same, so in terms of supply chain and component sourcing, we’re on the same supply contracts as Redmi 1, which means we’re still getting the same discounts on components,” he explained. “We can continue to ride the cost curve, so the importance of having a very small portfolio is significant — the fact that we only launch a few products each year, and (the fact that) we only have two product families.”
Barra said that the dynamics are “very simple,” but a commitment to devices for two or three years isn’t just about making price cuts. He pointed out that Xiaomi maintains software updates, spare parts and other services that customers require, longer than most companies would.
“The more focused the portfolio, the more efficient we can be at managing those costs too,” he explained.
There are other factors that contribute to the cost structure, including Xiaomi’s lean, online-only marketing focus and its location close to manufacturing plants in China , but the management of components and supply chain partnerships is a crucial element.
Xiaomi has big plans for expanding beyond Asia this year, which will make its pricing model and supply chain more important than ever.
The company sells its phone using an online-only model in most markets, but it has recently begun testing operator partnerships outside of China. It is running a limited trial with Airtel in India, and has found partners in Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Barra explained that operator partnerships are difficult in markets where the majority of consumers are on pre-paid tariffs — such as India — but it seems clear that Xiaomi is looking into ways to expand its retail footprint. It sold one million devices in its first five months in India using its flash sales model. If it can move beyond that and better meet demand for its phones in India and other emerging markets, it could vastly increase its sales figures in 2015.
Last year, Xiaomi projected that it would sell 100 million devices this year. It increased its target for 2014 mid-way through the year, but we’re yet to hear of a new figure for 2015 from the company.