Vivo V5 Plus Specification Design and review

By | 25th January 2017
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Vivo’s selfie-focused V5 Plus smartphone, has officially launched in India today at a price of Rs 27,980. The phone was up for pre-order, according to links from Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom. Pre-bookings for the Vivo V5 Plus smartphone will start from January 24, and the phone will go on sale from February 1.

In terms of specifications, Vivo V5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2Ghz coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD, using SIM 2 slot).

Vivo launched its V5 smartphone in November last year, and at the time, the company also unveiled another model called Vivo V5 Plus. While the Chinese company didn’t share many details about the Plus model of the device right away, it has now officially launched the smartphone in India. The Vivo V5 Plus has been priced at Rs. 27,980 and will be available to buy via both online and offline retailers from February 1.

Much like other recent smartphones from Vivo, the highlight feature of V5 Plus is its front camera. This time around, the company is offering a unique dual-camera setup aimed specifically at selfie-lovers. We were provided with early access to a test unit before its official launch and here are our Vivo V5 Plus first impressions.

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Vivo V5 Plus Design and Display

When you hold the Vivo V5 Plus in your hand, the first thing you will notice about it is that it borrows some of its design elements from the iPhone 7, specifically the antenna lines. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Overall, the Vivo V5 Plus’ build quality is good, and it feels premium. The thin frame makes it easy to hold even with one hand. The smartphone measures 152.8×74.00×7.26mm and weighs 158.6g.

The Vivo V5 Plus rear camera is located in the top-left corner of the rear, while the power button and volume rocker are conveniently located on the right. The Vivo V5 Plus has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. In our time with the device, we found the fingerprint sensor to be extremely responsive as well as accurate. There is a speaker grille at the bottom, along with a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

VIVO V5 PLUS DETAILS

 Buy For
  • Excellent front camera
  • Robust configuration
Beware of
  • Average internal storage
  • Average primary camera
 Verdict
 Vivo has been extremely generous in manufacturing high quality smartphones ever since its introduction into the Indian market. Vivo V5 Plus is one such smartphone, that offers great performance, besides coming with excellent front facing camera. So if you love photographing yourself in the form of selfies, this is probably the best one for you to consider.
The selfie expert
Display and Configuration
The Vivo V5 Plus exhibits a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, that results from a density of 401 pixels per inch. The capacitive multi-touch touchscreen comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Under the hood, the smartphone carries a pair of quad-core processors, Cortex A72 and Cortex A53 each. This processor is placed on a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 and 4GB RAM, which in turns assists the processor to clock speeds of 1.8GHz and 1.4GHz respectively. A GPU of Adreno 510 looks after the graphical interface with ease.
Camera and Storage
The Vivo V5 Plus is fitted with a 13MP primary camera, which is enhanced with the help of phase detection autofocus, LED flash, ISO control, High Dynamic Range mode. These together help in processing images of 4,128 x 3,096 pixels resolution.
Moreover, the smartphone a great selfie camera option in the form of dual lens, 20MP and 8MP each. This, along with LED flash, turns out to be the best ever option, a delight for all of the selfie addicts and those who thrive on video calling.
The smartphone comes with an internal storage of 32GB, which can be further expanded upto 128GB with the help of a microSD.
Battery and Connectivity
The Vivo V5 Plus draws all its energy from a 3,300 mAh li-polymer battery, which claims to render a pretty long period of battery life, besides coming with quick charge feature.
This camera smartphone offers standard connectivity features in the form of dual SIM slots, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, mobile hotspot, v4.1 Bluetooth, A-GPS and a microUSB 2.0 slot.

Specification 

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NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, January
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, January 24th
BODY Dimensions 152.6 x 74 x 7.3 mm (6.01 x 2.91 x 0.29 in)
Weight 158.6 g (5.61 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Funtouch OS 3.0
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary Dual 20 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3160 mAh battery
MISC Colors Gold, Gray
Price group 8/10

 

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