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vivo T1 5G Review: A new mid-range champ

If you want a stylish phone that is fast, reliable, and has a great battery life, the Vivo T1 5G is a terrific choice. 

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The vivo T1 5G, a mid-range smartphone specially made for gaming, was recently introduced by vivo Philippines in the country. 

At the heart of the vivo T1 5G is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, which promises superb gaming performance on a number of fronts. It also packs a 64MP triple camera setup and a 90hz refresh rate AMOLED display.

Can the vivo T1 5G deliver on its promise given that it costs less than PHP 20k? Find out in our full review.

Let’s do the Unboxing!

The phone arrives with a charger and a decent back case in a package. This ensures you won’t have to shell out extra cash for a phone case. The Vivo T15G is available in two colors: Turbo Black and Turbo Cyan.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Vivo T1 5G
  • Clear silicone case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ejector tool
  • Warranty card
  • USB-C cable
  • 80-watt FlashCharge wall charger

To make it more exciting, here’s our unboxing review:

A stylish design that will make you proud

Vivo made the decision to go with a tried-and-true design with premium plastic construction and curved back edges.

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The vivo T1 5G has a tall, slender frame that makes it comfortable to hold despite its height. Although the majority of it is plastic, the metallic paint job gives it a great, high-end aesthetic. Conversely, the back panel has curved sides that give the impression that the device is thinner than it actually is. Depending on the angle, its frosted glass surface emits a lovely sheen. Additionally, the material has a pleasant feel and effectively deters fingerprints and smudges.

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Similar to the Huawei P50 or OnePlus Nord 2T, the camera module is in the top left corner and has a pattern of camera lenses. The phone is not water or dust-proof, but Vivo has added a rubber barrier to the SIM slot to keep moisture out.

The SIM tray, USB Type-C port, and speaker grille are on the bottom of the phone, while the power button and volume rockers are on the right side. Both an IR blaster and a 3.5mm audio connector are absent from the phone.

We received the Turbo Black version for this review, which shimmers in intense light and has a classy look.

The screen offers a pleasant 20:9 aspect ratio and a 100% DCI P3 color gamut. The phone also has an SGS Eye Care Display certification, which means that you can binge-watch for hours without getting tired eyes.

Great for entertainment and visuals

The full HD+ AMOLED display on the vivo T1 Pro 5G delivers a respectable 90Hz refresh rate. Though a 120HZ refresh rate could be more appealing for gamers, similar to the Infinix ZERO 5G, it is still forgivable given the choice of an AMOLED display.

For playing fast-paced games on your phone, the display is fluid and responsive, and it also provides a pleasurable viewing experience when watching movies and web series. You can stream your favorite series or movies on Netflix with excellent image quality thanks to the T1 5G’s Widevine L1 and HDR10 support.

A perfect companion for travel

A 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera are all included in the Vivo T1 Pro 5G’s triple camera setup on the back. Selfies may be taken with the front-facing 16MP camera. 

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The 64MP primary camera specializes in capturing fine details and has a fairly wide dynamic range. Having said that, the camera’s color algorithm tends to favor vibrant, lively tones, which are ideal for use on social media. Its large F1.79 aperture lets in a lot of light even when there isn’t much light, and the dedicated night mode improves images by adding a small amount of light to shots taken at night.

Selfies come out excellent with lots of details, though the processing could be enhanced. Additionally, the phone enables 4K video recording, enabling you to record videos in exquisite detail.

Let us take you to the islands of Palawan with the vivo T1 5G’s imaging prowess.

These shots were taken using vivo T1 5G’s dedicated Night Mode.

Performance and Benchmarks

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G, which has an octa-core CPU, an Adreno 642L GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, powers the vivo T1 5G. Additionally, it incorporates a Vapor Chamber Cooling System to remove heat generated during gaming. 

We have the phone with 6GB of RAM for our review. Like many recently released Vivo smartphones, it uses some of its UFS 2.2 storage as “Virtual RAM,” and our model comes with an extra 4GB of Virtual RAM.

For a mid-range smartphone, the test results were fairly excellent, and the T1 5G outperformed the Realme 9 Pro in the Antutu benchmark test, which only yielded 508325 under the same price.

Games with demanding graphics, such as Genshin Impact, Diablo Immortal, and Call of Duty Mobile, can be played with this configuration. The Vapor Chamber Cooling System keeps the device cool overall while allowing it to become warm at times. This phone has a great 4D Linear Motor from Vivo that makes gaming more fun and realistic.

Given its reasonable price point, the vivo T1 5G surpasses our expectations for a mid-range gaming performance overall.

It’s more fun with FunTouch 12!

The Funtouch 12 proprietary user interface, which is based on Android 12, powers the vivo T1 5G. The apps are housed in a straightforward design with vibrant iconography that combines home screens with an app drawer. There are a few useful apps already installed, and it doesn’t seem to have any bloatware.

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The UI’s general usability is satisfying. On a daily basis, we had no noticeable lags or other issues.

Game On!

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The Ultra Game Mode is one feature of the vivo T1 5G that mobile gamers will appreciate. By tapping the Ultra Game Mode button in the drop-down menu, you can turn it on. But typically, once you start a game, it will turn on automatically.

At this point, the device has already optimized itself. It has freed up RAM, turned off unnecessary background services, and cut down on notifications so that you can play games without lag.

5G on the go!

The vivo T1 5G has all the standard connectivity functions, including dual-SIM with 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C, and GPS. You’ll have to utilize a wireless connection or an adaptor as there isn’t a 3.5mm audio socket. There’s also a fingerprint scanner for biometrics on the display. 

The vivo T1 5G can last all-day

The phone is powered by a large 4700 mAh battery. It delivers an excellent battery backup of up to a day on a single charge based on my typical usage, which includes internet browsing, watching videos or movies, participating in calls or video chats, browsing social networking applications, and playing games. The Vivo T1 Pro also comes with 66W FlashCharge technology, which lets you charge your phone to 50% in only 25 minutes.

The vivo T1 5G got an impressive 18 hours and 52 minutes in the PCMark Work 3.0 battery test that we put all of our phones through, which mimics hard mixed-use. In comparison to other pricey phones, this is one of the best so far. It shows that the battery of the T1 5G may last a day of regular use.

vivo T1 5G Full specifications:

vivo T1 5GKey Specifications
Display6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
RAM8GB
Storage128GB UFS 2.1 (non-expandable)
OSFunTouch 12 based on Android 12
Rear Camera64MP main, f/1.79 w/ PDAF
8MP ultra-wide, f/1.79 w/ PDAF
2MP focus, f/2.4 4cm macro
Front Camera16MP, f/2.0
Battery4700mAh
66W Flash Charge
ColorsTurbo Black
Turbo Cyan
Connectivity5G, 4G LTE, Dual Sim
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
PricePHP 16,999

Should you buy the vivo T1 5G?

Given that the 8GB/128GB version of the Vivo T1 5G costs only PHP 16,999, it is really a compelling offer. At the same price, it will compete with the Realme 9 Pro. The OnePlus Nord CE 2, priced at PHP 16,850 and featuring the same RAM/storage configuration as the Dimensity 900, is another rival.

There are some favorable aspects to the Vivo T1 5G. The AMOLED screen, competent CPU, and 90Hz refresh rate, which is ideal for mobile gamers, are all great features. The device is capable of running some resource-intensive games. Another strong point that meets most of your photography needs is the camera.

We can say that the Vivo T1 5G is in a league of its own and is worth every cent of its asking price.

The Vivo T1 5G sells at P16,999 locally at Vivo’s flagship stores online via Shopee and Lazada and authorized retailers nationwide.

vivo T1 5G Review: A new mid-range champ

RV Cuarto

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Display
Camera
Performance and Features
Battery
Price Point

Summary

The Vivo T1 Pro 5G is a solid mid-range smartphone priced competitively. The build quality and design philosophy really impress us. In terms of performance, it delivers with flying colors which appeals to mobile gamers. It is also worth noting the camera which is also a performer. Just PHP 16,999 gets you all of this.

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RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Get up to 56% off on OPPO Gadgets in the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

From August 8 to 12, grab exciting freebies, vouchers, deals on Shopee and Lazada.

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Heads up, shoppers! OPPO will offer incredible discounts with awesome freebies, vouchers, and deals during the OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and Lazada.

From August 8 to 12, visit and shop on OPPO’s Official Stores to enjoy up to 56% off on OPPO gadgets. You can collect a Php 200 off voucher if you reach a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and a Php 400 off for every minimum purchase of Php 14,999.

Don’t miss the chance to use your Php 50 and Php 55 shipping discount vouchers before checking out if you have a minimum spend of Php 500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively.

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For Lazada shoppers, you can also get a Php 50 off voucher for every minimum purchase of Php 500, including a 10% cashback on your orders.

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If you plan to shop from 12 pm to 2 pm on August 8, take advantage of free G25 Bluetooth earphones for each smartphone order ID. Later in the day, you also can enjoy a free A8 long speaker if you order the OPPO A55 from 9 pm to 11:59 pm.

A wide array of freebies are also in store for you throughout the sale. That includes a free 32GB SD Card when you order OPPO A16 3GB, a free TG113 Bluetooth speaker for every purchase of OPPO A55, a free Neon Island desk pad for all your OPPO Reno6 Series purchases, and a free A8 long speaker with Neon Island desk pad for every OPPO Reno7 Series orders.

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There’s more to look forward to on 8.8 when you check out OPPO Philippines on TikTok. Be sure to watch out for limited flash deals and giveaways during OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream on the following dates: August 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm; August 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; August 9 from 11 am to 7 pm, and August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm.

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Mark your calendars now! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale spectacular treats to welcome August on Shopee and Lazada, even on TikTok. Add to the cart and check out your favorite OPPO devices at great deals so you can finally take home the gadgets you have been saving up for!

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Vivo announces 8.8 Mega Sale in Shopee, Lazada and TikTok Shop

Enjoy exclusive vouchers and freebies!

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Vivo brings a surefire way to satisfy shoppers in this 8.8 Mega Sale! You can avail of vivo T1x, vivo Y1s, or vivo Y01 with vouchers, and exclusive freebies on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop.

The vivo T1x, with an original price of PHP 8,999, will be available at a reduced price of PHP 8,897 with a P100 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE TWS Voguard. Designed for gamers, the vivo T1x comes with a high-performing Snapdragon 680 processor, 4GB RAM (1GB RAM Extended) + 64GB ROM, 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging capability, Multi-Turbo 5.0 that helps you run your favorite mobile gaming apps smoothly. It also comes with a 50MP camera that can capture life’s best moments effortlessly and get pristine clarity whether you zoom in or crop photos. The vivo T1x also supports unique and high-quality camera features like Bokeh Camera, Super Macro Camera, 8MP Super Night Selfie, and Personalized Portrait Mode. It has a beautiful 6.58“ FHD+ Incell screen display and anti-fingerprint design with unique colorways in Gravity Black and Space Blue.

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Shoppers can also get the vivo Y01 for a fun deal. From PHP 5,299, it will be available for PHP 5,247 with P50 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE Premium Tumbler. The vivo Y01 is a great all-rounder device. It is an entry-level smartphone but packs advanced features like a 6.51-inch HD+ display for an immersive viewing experience, an 8MP rear camera for everyday shooting, and a 5 MP selfie camera on a small notch. It also has a 5000mAh battery that enables longer playtime and is also capable of reverse charging. The vivo Y01 can also run mobile games without lags because of its Multi-Turbo 3.0. This smartphone comes in a 3D slim design and is available in Elegant Black and Sapphire Blue.

For those who are looking for a more affordable smartphone, the vivo Y1s is another good option to consider. From PHP 5,499, it will be available for PHP 4,847 with P50 off voucher and FREE DITO SIMCARD. The vivo Y1s features a 6.22-inch Halo FullView™ display, providing a pleasant view for both videos and games. Plus, it can filter out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain. With elegant 3D body curves, the vivo Y1s fits perfectly in the palm for a comfortable grip. Its 32GB of internal ROM gives ample freedom to store more photos, files, and applications. It can also expand to up to 256GB with an additional SD card. And at a 4,030mAh battery, supported by exclusive smart power management, keeps it going longer for a more enjoyable gaming and video experience. It comes with a 13MP Main Camera and a 5 MP Front Camera with smart beauty features. The vivo Y1s will be available in limited quantity so add to cart now!

Other than T1x, Y01 and Y1s, vivo 8.8 Mega Sale also offers amazing freebies on other select Y Series, T Series, V Series, and X Series models and accessories. Check out these special deals on Shopee and Lazada:

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Motorola Moto G32 is now official, powered by Snapdragon 680

American tech firm Motorola recently announced its latest installment to the G lineup — the Moto G32. It is a mid-range handset featuring the Snapdragon 680 chip, a 90Hz display, and a 50MP triple-camera setup.

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