Vivo U10: Power Packed Budget Smartphone Under 10000

Vivo, the smartphone maker is among the best sellers of budget smartphones. Vivo smartphones have now turned the epitome of powerful performance, great appearance, and affordable price packed in a single device. It has introduced phones in S-series, Z-series, and U-series in almost all price ranges. We are here to know more about its first-ever U-series smartphone, the Vivo U10.

Vivo U10, the premium budget smartphone was launched in India on September 29, 2019. It costs Rs.8,990 in India and looks very similar to Vivo Z1 Pro. Vivo U10 incorporates the best in class features under the 10k category. The performance of the device is on par with the price of the device. When you consider other features like the camera and the storage, you will probably go for this device without giving it a second thought, such is the case with this device. With triple cameras, a big battery, fast charging, speedy processor, and ultra gaming mode, the Vivo U10 packs very well to be one of the best smartphones under Rs.10000. Let’s check out its specs and features from the below.

Vivo U10 Specifications and Features

Dimensions and Design

Height159.43mm
Width76.77mm
Thickness8.92mm
Weight190.5g

The Vivo U10 has a sturdy build and attractive 2D curved glass design with gradient finish. It feels good in hands. It has a plastic body and the design is more convincing for phones at its price range. The phone measures 159.43 mm in terms of height, 76.77 mm in terms of width, 8.92 mm in terms of thickness and weighs 190.5 grams. The thickness and weight are a bit more compared to its competitors. The excess weight may be due to its massive battery.

The phone carries the SIM slot on the left. On the right, it has the power button in the middle and the volume keys above it. The top edge goes completely clean and the bottom edge features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, the speaker grille, and a USB slot.

Display

Size6.35-inches
Resolution720 x 1544 pixels at 268ppi
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen to Body ratio89%
TypeIPS LCD Halo Fullview display
Brightness480 nits
Cover GlassGorilla Glass 3+
Touch ScreenIPS- IN-Cell (Capacitive Multi Touch Screen)

Vivo U10 features 6.35 inches (16.15 cm) IPS LCD Halo Fullview display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a pixel resolution of 720×1544 pixels at 268ppi pixel density. There is a dew drop notch on the top of the screen which holds the selfie camera. The 89% screen to body ratio offers immersive viewing experience while watching movie or playing games.

The screen allows a maximum brightness up to 480 nits which is good to use outdoors. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the edges have smooth finish. The IPS- IN-Cell Capacitive Multi Touch Screen offers extraordinary scrolling and swiping experience. Getting an AMOLED display at its price is difficult but still with the LCD display, Vivo U10 does a great job.

Performance

Operating System (OS)Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9.0
Processor (CPU)octa-core Kryo 260 11nm processor
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 665AIE
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 610
SecurityFace Unlock and Fingerprint unlock

The Vivo U10 is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665AIE chipset clocked upto 2.0GHz and octa-core Kryo 260 11nm processor. It runs on Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9.0. For gaming it integrates the Adreno 610 GPU. This GPU is an upgrade over the Adreno 512 GPU of Snapdragon 660 and the GPU is also more efficient than the CPU of Snapdragon 660.

By reducing frame drop, the Ultra Game mode with low blue ray eye protection gives you a smoother gaming performance. The experience is not just for the namesake and even on a phone priced so low, the game is not only optimized to run pretty well, but there’s also an Ultra Game mode to slightly bump up performance and provide some neat enhancements. The processor performance is satisfying. Unlocking Vivo U10 is very smooth, instant and more convenient with the face and fingerprint unlocks.

Storage

Storage SpecsStorage Variant OneStorage Variant TwoStorage Variant Three
RAM3GB3GB4GB
Internal Storage32GB64GB64GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD Card up to 256GBmicroSD Card up to 256GBmicroSD Card up to 256GB

The Vivo U10 uses 3GB/4GB RAM and brings two variants of internal storage 32GB and 64GB to store photos, music, videos, and other files. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot which enables you to use a microSD card along with dual nano SIM cards. With this microSD card slot, the internal storage can be further expanded upto 256GB. The data download and transfer speeds are pretty good in this budget smartphone.

Battery

Battery Capacity5000mAh
Fast Charging18W fast charge
Charger TypeMicro USB
Wireless ChargingNo

Vivo U10 is packed with a massive 5000mAh battery. The battery keeps the phone going longer for a more enjoyable gaming and video experience. In addition to the battery, the U10 also comes with Vivo’s exclusive 18W Fast Charging technology. Just with a 10 mins of charging you can enjoy 4.5 hours of Talk-time, 2 hours of Social Networking, 1.5 hours of YouTube and 1 hour of PUBG. The phone can easily last two days on a single full charge with light to medium usage. The battery is charged with a micro USB charger. The phone lacks wireless charging.

Camera

Camera SpecsRear CameraFront Camera
MegapixelsMain Camera: 13MP
Wide Angle Lens: 8MP
Depth Camera: 2MP
8MP
OISNoNo
EISNoNo
ApertureMain Camera: f/2.2
Wide angle camera: f/2.2
Depth Camera: f/2.4
f/2.2
FlashLED flashScreen flash
Video1920×1080@30fps1920×1080@30fps
FeaturesAI filter
Backlight HDR
Portrait bokeh
Slow motion
Time-lapse photography
Ai Beauty
Face Recognition
AI Filters
AI Beauty
HDR

Rear Camera

The Vivo U10 comes with a triple camera setup on the rear, comprising a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The triple rear camera has an LED flash placed below it. The main lens offers Phase detection auto focus that helps you focus on to pictures quickly when bringing the main subject into the frame. The pictures taken are very color accurate, without over saturated. From magnificent landscapes to beautiful portraits, these three cameras help you capture your most impressive shots with the least amount of effort. Bokeh photos look good too.

The rear camera supports features like AI filter, Backlight HDR, Portrait bokeh, slow motion, time-lapse photography, Ai Beauty. It also supports 1920×1080 pixels video recording @30fps. Unfortunately, Vivo U10 does not support both EIS and OIS.

Front Camera

Vivo U10 features an 8MP selfie camera inside the dew drop notch. With the help of AI, it takes decent pictures with details. This being a cheap phone, the pictures do not disappoint. There is no support for portrait mode photos, instead supports panorama mode. It has face recognition and supports HDR. It offers 1920×1080 pixels video recording @30fps. For selfie lovers, the U10 comes with multiple selfie modes, such as AI Face Beauty, lighting, AR Stickers, AI Filter, etc. 

Connectivity

SIMDual Nano SIM with 2G/3G/4G support
Wi-FiWLAN 2.4G, WLAN 5.1G, WLAN 5.8G, WLAN Display, Wi-Fi Hotspot
BandsGSM, WCDMA, LTE
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
PositioningGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
USB OTGYes
NFCNo

Vivo U10 allows dual nano SIM cards that support 2G/3G/4G networks. It has a dedicated microSD slot apart from the SIM slots. The phone supports WLAN 2.4G, WLAN 5.1G, WLAN 5.8G, WLAN Display, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Blurtooth 5.0. The connectivity further includes GSM, WCDMA and LTE bands, GPS and USB OTG. Vivo U10 lacks the NFC feature.

Audio

SpeakersIn built speakers
Headphone Jack3.5mm headphone jack
MicrophonesYes
FM RadioYes

Vivo U10 for its price range contains only the in-built speakers and lacks stereo or Dolby Atoms. Even then the in-built speakers really work well. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom for connecting headphones thereby providing good hearing experience. In addition, it also has microphone support and wireless FM radio option. Call quality is fantastic on the Vivo U10, and there are no issues regarding the audio or its quality.

Other Specifications

ColorsElectric Blue, Thunder Black
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
E-compass
Gyroscope
PortsMicro-USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone jack
In The Box AccessoriesVivo U10
User Manual
Documentation
microUSB to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
SIM Ejector
Protective Case
Protective Film

The Vivo U10 comes in two exciting colors like Electric blue and Thunder black. It has sensors like Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass and Gyroscope. It has ports for Micro-USB and headphones. The Vivo U10 box package consists of Vivo U10, User Manual, Documentation, microUSB to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case and Protective Film.

The U10 is the perfect integration of great power, performance, camera and design. It ensures a lag free experience. No doubt, with all its features and top specs it will really impress you in terms of a budget smartphone.

Pros of Vivo U10

  • Elegant look and style
  • 18W fast charging capacity
  • Provides low blue ray game eye protections
  • Allows Fingerprint unlock and face unlock
  • Triple camera that provides amazing and impressive photo shot experience.
  • Reduced frame drop and increased multi turbo technologies for good gaming experience
  • Advanced OS

Cons of Vivo U10

  • No wireless charging support
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • No waterproof or dust-proof
  • No notification light
  • No type-c charging port

Vivo U10 FAQs:

What is Vivo U10 price in India?

The Vivo U10 price in India starts from Rs.8,990 for 3GB/32GB variant, Rs.10,490 for 3GB/64GB variant and 4GB/64GB variants.

How many storage variants does Vivo U10 has?

Vivo U10 has three storage variants namely 3GB/32GB, 3GB/64GB and 4GB/64GB.

When was Vivo U10 launched in India?

Vivo U10 was launched in India on September 29, 2019.

Does Vivo U10 support EIS and OIS?

No, Vivo U10 does not support either EIS or OIS.

Does Vivo U10 support fast charging?

Yes, Vivo U10 supports 18W fast charging.