Vivo has launched a new model in the entry-level segment. This is the Vivo Y18e which has previously surfaced online and received certifications. We can now take a closer look at the device, including its design, specifications and availability.


From the back, the phone looks decent with its two circular camera cutouts. I liked the golden glow of the cameras matching the black color of the device. However, the front side does not hide its budget. It has a teardrop notch that looks dated for a budget phone in 2024. I hope Vivo considers using a more visually appealing punch notch for its future phones.

To keep costs down, the device is made of polycarbonate material. The phone measures 163.63 x 75.85 x 8.39 mm and weighs 185 grams. The Vivo Y18e device features a dustproof and waterproof body with an IP54 rating. The phone comes in two colors including Gem Green and Space Black.


The Vivo Y18e is the company's first budget smartphone to come without a charging adapter

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The Vivo Y18e features a 6.56-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution of 1612 x 720. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone features a 13MP primary lens and a 0.08-megapixel secondary lens. While there is a 5MP selfie shooter on the front.

As for the performance department, the device gets Helio G85 with 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB eMMC 5.1 storage. The phone comes out of the box with FunTouch OS based on Android 14.

The phone is powered by a 5000 Mah battery with 15W fast charging. However, upon further investigation, we found that this device does not come with the charger in the box. Rather, the 15W charger is sold separately. This could be the beginning of the removal of chargers from Vivo.

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Disclaimer screenshot from Vivo V18e official landing page

Moving on, the device boasts of convenient features like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack.


Vivo Y18e is targeted at the Indian market. It looks like the device is already available in other regions like the Vivo Y03. Pricing for the Y18e hasn’t been announced yet, but you can check it out The official website of Vivo to learn more about the device.

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Vivo Y18e: Budget Smartphone Debuts Without Charger