vivo Y36: A Casual Gaming Partner for Today’s Popular Games

Here's how you can expect the vivo Y36 to perform for casual gaming use.

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Launched in the Philippines back in July, the vivo Y36 is billed as a great content creator partner, especially for those who want to dip their toes into photography, especially for portraits.

But did you know, the vivo Y36 is also a surprisingly nice partner for casual gamers. By casual, we don’t just mean users who play puzzle or tile-matching games – we’re also talking about those who play today’s popular esports titles such as MOBAs and FPSes.

Of course, the vivo Y36 still excels first and foremost as a reliable daily driver while being a great partner or backup for content creation. But if you’re also someone who likes playing a MOBA game in between breaks, the vivo Y36 is a pretty good device to have.

Need more convincing? Here’s why the vivo Y36 is a phone that can be your casual gaming partner.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680: Still a Capable SoC 

At this point, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is not a spring chicken when it comes to chipsets, though there’s a reason why it’s still a popular SoC that continues to be used in many affordable mid-range smartphones.

Looking back around seven or so years ago, the Snapdragon 625 was all the rage as it provided great performance for mid-range devices. Since then, later Snapdragon 6 series chipsets have continued to deliver when it comes to gaming performance for today’s popular titles.

In our review of the vivo Y36, we found it to be a capable partner for a wide range of notable competitive multiplayer titles. For instance, you can play Mobile Legends: Bang Bang at the higher graphics settings, all while having a smooth framerate and a cool temperature.

Moving to another MOBA, we also tried the Y36 out for League of Legends: Wild Rift. When setting the game to Medium graphics quality, the game is able to run at a smooth 60FPS with no issues. We tried playing multiple matches on the phone for over an hour, and it did not have any issues.

The same can also be said for shooters like Call of Duty Mobile which ran at a smooth framerate on the Medium setting. You can bump the graphics to high, though you may need to tweak the framerate setting to Medium.

Overall, if you want a phone for popular multiplayer mobile titles, the vivo Y36 is quite a capable partner. Though if your interests lie in gacha games, you can also run some of the less hardware-intensive ones here. Plus, for users with an even more casual preference (i.e. puzzle games), the Y36 will have no issues at all.

240Hz Sampling Touch Rate for Responsive Gaming

Having good performance is just one thing, but having a good display with a high sampling touch rate is also a major benefit when it comes to gaming responsiveness.

Typically, a lot of attention is put into a display’s refresh rate. While a fast refresh rate is well and good, the sampling touch rate is also important though it’s something that many tend to forget or at least not prioritize as much.

So, what is touch sampling rate? Basically, it is the number of times a display will scan for touch input in one second. Some phones only have a 120Hz sampling rate display, meaning they will scan 120 times a second. This is enough for everyday use, but for gaming, having a faster sampling touch rate is ideal for faster and more responsive controls.

Enter the vivo Y36 which comes with an IPS LCD screen with a 240Hz sampling touch rate, giving it great responsiveness for gaming that is even better than other devices. With this, you’re all but guaranteed that the input you made will be detected by the display.

On top of this, the phone’s screen has a 1080 x 2388 resolution, meaning it should look sharp and clear so you should have no issues with how your game looks.

Gaming Multi-Turbo 5.5 and Extended RAM 3.0

The Gaming Multi-Turbo 5.5 is vivo’s feature that it packs into its phones, and it promises to optimize the phone for better gaming performance. With this, users should be guaranteed to get the most gaming performance out of the vivo Y36 when they play games.

On top of this, if you’re someone who likes playing but also wants the extra memory to switch between apps smoothly, the Y36 comes with vivo’s Extended RAM 3.0 feature which allows the phone to “borrow” memory from the internal storage. This should make the phone feel snappy, even when there are a lot of apps open.

Fast 44W Fast-charge Support so you can Keep on Playing

Finally, the vivo Y36 packs a large 5,000mAh battery which should give you hours of playtime on a single charge – great for users who love playing lots of matches in one go.

Though if you do need to charge, the vivo Y36 comes with a 44W fast charger which can fill the phone up to 30% in just 15 minutes. With this, you should be able to get hours of use on just a single charge.

This is a nifty feature to have, especially for users who need top-ups from their marathon gaming sessions, or for those who tend to forget to charge their phones the night before another work or school day.

vivo Y36 Price and Availability in the Philippines

The vivo Y36 is billed as a reliable daily partner and content-creation tool, but it is also a surprisingly good device to have for some casual gaming. This is thanks to its combination of a reliable chipset, a high touch sampling rate display, and a large battery with fast charging.

To top it all off, the vivo Y36 is priced at PHP 12,999, making it a pretty nice deal to consider for those on the lookout for a new phone that can play games casually and more, all without breaking the bank?.

Interested in getting one? The vivo Y36 is available now in vivo stores and partner retailers in the country, as well as via the vivo official e-store.