Vivo India on Tuesday launched the Vivo V5 selfie-focused smartphone in India. The Vivo V5 will be available on pre-order form Wednesday in 22 cities in India. And will go on sale on 26th November. It is available at the price Rs. 17,980. Ours is a selfie centered world. After witnessing the arrivals of selfie-centric phones such as the Gionee S6s and the Oppo F1s (where the ‘s’, very obviously, stands for ‘selfie’), Vivo has now arrived at the party with the V5. Whenever we are introduced to a new device we tend to ask what’s its best feature, and here it is its camera. Although its price also a great feature as it isn’t too costly. It has competitors in form of the Lenovo Z2 Plus and the Samsung J7, apart from the aforementioned selfie focused devices.
The Vivo V5 is a big phone ( although it has now become a normal size for smart phones) with a 5.5 inch screen. Its design is quite similar to many other phones in the market with curved edges and shiny lines running along the edges and over the back. That being said, the V5 does look quite classy, and despite being a large phone, has good ergonomics.
Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
OS Android 6.0.1
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Why should you buy it?
The first thing you do when you buy a phone is test its best feature. The rear camera of the phone is 13 MP and take good image in well lit and dim areas as well. The front camera, however, which is the highlight of this phone, is a little inconsistent in its performance. The frame is wide enough to take a good picture of you and your friends. However, most of the pictures taken through the front camera turned out to be a little overexposed, even while clicking indoors under fluorescent lights.
The phone attempts to be a complete multimedia package, as the display is quite bright and colorful even under direct sunlight, although it has a tendency to be slightly on the cooler side of color temperature. The speakers, however, are quite loud and clear, and it’s good enough for you to listen to music and have a party with your friends.
The 4GB RAM assures you of the fact that you can multi task on your phone. The everyday smartphone tasks such as browsing, dealing with emails, booking cabs, ordering food and checking your social feeds, are where this phone is comfortable. Heavier tasks, including using heavier apps such as Lightroom can slow the phone down. The phone manages heat generation pretty well.
The V5 comes with a 1.5GHz chip and 4GB of RAM, which on paper sound decent, but aren’t great enough for you to start playing Modern Combat 5 or Asphalt 8. Yes, you can still play Clash of Clans and Subway Surfer, and the colors will pop out and you’ll get amazing sound, but that’s about it. The body, though it looks good, does feel very plasticity and not as well built as the Lenovo Z2 Plus or even the Samsung J7.
The Vivo V5, however, is an ideal purchase for someone who wants to click a lot of selfies, listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of YouTube videos. Just don’t ask it to be your hardcore number crunching office assistant, and the V5 won’t disappoint you.