I consider myself a casual gamer. I play either Mobile Legends or Call of Duty Mobile purely for fun in my free time.

During my review of the new vivo Y36 smartphone, I considered it to be an ideal gaming smartphone for casual gamers. In this article, I’ll go in-depth with each gaming feature of the device.


1. 6 Nanometer Snapdragon Processor

Call of Duty victory with the vivo Y36 smartphone.

Call of Duty victory with the vivo Y36 smartphone.

The vivo Y36 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor. This is already proven for its gaming performance.

It has an octa-core CPU, Adreno 610 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. These aspects of this processor allow it to run games like Mobile Legends at high graphics quality.

This is also a 6 nanometer chip which means it uses smaller components than previous generations. It results in more efficient power consumption or better performance with long battery life.


2. 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate for Gaming

I have used other smartphones with the same processor but what makes the vivo Y36 perform better is its 240Hz touch sampling rate.

This is different from the screen refresh rate. It refers to the number of times that the screen registers a touch or swipe. Higher touch sampling rates mean more responsive gaming experience.

Some premium smartphones even have lower touch sampling rates than the vivo Y36!


3. Ultra Game Mode

Game sidebar of the vivo Y36.

Game sidebar of the vivo Y36.

Ultra Game Mode refers to a set of software features in the vivo Y36 that all enhance the gaming experience. It includes the following:

Game Sidebar – easy access to different gaming functions

Esports Mode – optimized display and framerate for competitive gaming

Autoplay with Screen Off – a useful feature in some games to reduce power consumption

Minimized Disruptions – notifications can be minimized and calls can be blocked to prevent disruptions while playing

Game Picture-in-Picture – some apps can be displayed in a small window such as Messenger and Calculator


4. 44W Fast Charging Technology

The vivo Y36 already has long battery life. Its 5000mAh battery can usually last 6 to 7 hours of Mobile Legends marathon!

When it eventually comes time to recharge the device, there’s a 44W fast charger included in the box that brings it back to 100% battery capacity in 1 hour and 5 minutes only. It’s one of the fastest charging technologies available for smartphones in its price range.


5. Balanced Set of Features

The vivo Y36 is not just for playing games.

The vivo Y36 is not just for playing games.

Finally, what really makes the vivo Y36 an ideal smartphone for casual gamers is its balanced set of features.

Its processor has enough power for playing casual games like Mobile Legends and also has efficient power usage for longer battery life. Its screen is large enough for watching videos and has 240Hz touch sampling rate for responsive gaming experience.

Furthermore, it’s equipped with a 50 Megapixel camera for photography and 44W of fast charging for longevity.


vivo Y36 Price and Availability in the Philippines

The vivo Y36 is now available in vivo stores, authorized retailers, website, and official vivo online shops on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok.

Its official price in the Philippines is ₱12,999.00.

vivo Y36 specs:

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  • 6.64-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2388 Pixels), 395 ppi
  • Android 13 Operating System
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6 nm) Chipset
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Dual Cameras (50+2 MP) with LED Flash
  • 16 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • 256GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 1024 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • 44W Fast Charging (vivo FlashCharge, 30% in 15 minutes)
  • 164.06 x 76.17 x 8.07 mm @ 202 g
  • 12,999.00 Official Price in the Philippines