Vivo V5 Plus Review

Vivo which is headed by BBK Electronics has been catering to the mid-range budget segment for a while now, with a majority of its phones being priced below Rs. 20,000. Priced at Rs. 27,980, the Vivo V5 Plus breaks away from the pattern and positions itself as the ultimate smartphone for selfie lovers. Here’s a look at what the phone offers, to see whether it measures up to its increased price.

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The Chinese company has fitted the Vivo V5 Plus with a touchscreen display of 5.5 inches that has a full-HD screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The IPS display is bright and the touch sensitivity is very responsive. With sharp images and bold colours, the display of the Vivo V5 Plus offers a good viewing experience. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, making it able to withstand bumps and drops.

With a design that is similar to the iPhone 7, the Vivo V5 Plus is sure to stun. The sleek metal body has a home button that doubles up as a fingerprint scanner, placed at the bottom of the screen. On the back corner, you will find the primary camera and an LED flash.

Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor that clocks a speed of 2GHz and a RAM of 4GB. Together, these features allow a user to smoothly multitask and switch between apps. Thanks to this, the phone should perform without any lag. The Vivo V5 Plus has an in-built storage capacity of 64GB that cannot be expanded. So if you require more memory space, then this phone is not for you.

In terms of the camera, the smartphone has a rear camera of 16MP and a 20MP front camera for selfies. While low light performance is not great, the quality of images in good lighting is crisp and bold. As for the 16MP front camera that has an additional 8MP lens, this is undoubtedly the star feature of the smartphone! With a wide range of added effects including a ‘bokeh’ mode, the Vivo V5 Plus allows selfie lovers and others to capture some truly stunning images even in low light.

Vivo has offered 4K video-playing capability with the V5 Plus, along with a ‘Smart Split’ mode that allows you to view incoming messages from WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger without even closing the video player.

The smartphone runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow with the Funtouch OS 3.0 integrated over it. This is disappointing as it released long after Nougat was launched. Powered by a battery that has a capacity of 3055mAh, the Vivo V5 Plus should last up to a day when using 4G. This dual SIM smartphone supports two Nano SIM’s. The range of connectivity options includes GPS, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and Bluetooth. There are also a number of sensors built in such as a Proximity sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and an Accelerometer.

For the price point, the Vivo V5 Plus is a let-down and selfie lovers can consider several other options like the Oppo F1S.

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by techtalks @TechTalks March 27, 2017 6:14 AM UTC


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