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.
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
- Excellent front camera
- Robust configuration
- Average internal storage
- Average primary camera
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Secondary||Dual 20 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 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|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|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|
|– 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|