Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: which sub-Rs Rs 20,000 phone should you buy?

Does the Vivo Y50 offer enough to take on the POCO X2 in the mid-range segment?

Highlights
  • Vivo Y50 price in India is similar to the POCO X2
  • The Vivo Y50 touts a 5,000mAh battery, while the POCO X2 brings a 120Hz display

Vivo Y50 was launched in India on Monday as a mid-range smartphone, priced under Rs 20,000. Key specifications of the Vivo Y50 include 8GB of RAM, 5,000mAh battery, quad rear cameras, and the Snapdragon 665 SoC. The smartphone will go on sale in the country from Wednesday, June 10th via major online and offline stores. The pricing of the Vivo phone puts it in the same league as the POCO X2 (review), which is currently one of the best phones you can buy under Rs 20,000. So, we take a look at how the Vivo Y50 compares against the POCO X2 in terms of price, specifications and features.

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: price in India

The Vivo Y50 price in India is set at Rs 17,990 and it comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The handset is available in Iris Blue and Pearl White colour options and will go on sale from Wednesday, June 10th onwards, through Vivo India E-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tata CLiQ, and across all offline stores.

The POCO X2 recently got a price hike in India and is now retailing starting at Rs 17,499. This is the price of the 6GB + 64GB storage variant. The phone is also available in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants, priced at Rs 18,499 and Rs 20,999, respectively. The handset comes in Atlantis Blue, Pheonix Red, and Matrix Purple colours. The POCO X2 is available only via flash sale on Flipkart.

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: design and display

The Vivo Y50 sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ iView LCD display that bears 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner to accommodate a single selfie camera. The phone comes with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The glass panel on the back sees a quad cameras setup in a rectangular module. The Vivo Y50 measures 162.04mm x 76.46mm x 9.11mm and weighs 197 grams.

The POCO X2, in contrast, features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display of LCD variety with dual-punch holes for dual selfie cameras. The screen supports a high 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone gets a glass protection on the back and a quad camera setup that is vertically-aligned along the centre. The alignment of the headphone jack, power button, and charging port are the same as Vivo Y50. The POCO X2 measures 165.3mm x 76.6mm x 8.79mm and weighs 208 grams. While the Vivo phone gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the POCO X2 gets a side-mounted sensor. 

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: processor and software

The Vivo Y50 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC coupled with Adreno 610 GPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that is further expandable up to 256GB. The handset runs FunTouch OS based on Android 10 out of the box to take care of its software side of things.

The POCO X2, on the other hand, rocks a more powerful Snapdragon 730G gaming chipset that is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB user-expandable storage onboard. Software-wise, the POCO X2 runs Android 10-based MIUI 11 with POCO Launcher out of the box.

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: cameras

Both phones pack quad rear cameras, but it’s the POCO X2 that offers a better setup. The handset features a 64MP (wide angle) primary sensor, an 8MP (ultra-wide-angle) secondary sensor, a 2MP (depth-of-field) portrait sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The front camera of the phone features a 20MP primary wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth-of-field sensor.

The Vivo Y50’s quad cameras at the back sports a 13MP primary shooter, an 8MP wide-angle lens with 120 degrees field-of-view, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP 2cm macro sensor. For selfies and video chats, there is a 16MP sensor on the front.

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: battery

The Vivo Y50 has slight edge over POCO X2 in the battery department. The handset features a large 5,000mAh battery capacity, but it doesn’t support fast charging. The POCO X2 does support fast charging at 27W, but it packs a smaller 4,500mAh battery. Both phones come with standard connectivity options such as 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging. 

Vivo Y50 vs POCO X2: which phone should you buy?

Based on the specifications alone, the POCO X2 clearly offers more value for money compared to Vivo Y50. The 120Hz display, 64MP quad rear cameras, Snapdragon 730G chipset, and 27W fast-charging tech are a few features that are still to be beaten in this segment. The Vivo Y50, on the other hand, offers more RAM and storage for the same price as the POCO X2, and it also comes with a bigger battery. While these are some positive points, the phone largely falls short in front of the POCO X2.