Update – 17-Feb-2020
Upcoming Vivo V19 Launch Date, Expected Price, and Features
Update – 17-Feb-2020
Vivo is planning to launch the new Vivo V19/V19 Pro in India on 3rd March 2020. The recent reports by 91mobiles and NDTV Gadgets suggest that the company will soon launch two new mobiles in the market.
The Vivo V19 is likely to come with upgraded specs in comparison to the V17 that they have recently launched for a price tag of Rs. 22,990.
The V19 will come with Dual Punch Hole cameras at the front and will have a 20:9 aspect ratio display with FHD+ resolution.
Further, the phone will have a price tag close to Rs. 28,000 and will come with 8 GB Ram and 256 GB internal storage.
Also, it will feature Quad-Rear cameras with a primary camera with a 64 MP sensor similar to the POCO X2.
Vivo V17, India Launch, Specs, Price and Top Features
Price and Variants
13/12/2019 – Vivo has launched the new Vivo V17 (Model No Vivo 1919, PD1948F_EX) in India with a price tag of Rs. 22,990. You can buy it from Amazon or Flipkart or even in the retail market.
It is available in two color options – Midnight Ocean, Glacier Ice.
There is only 1 variant launched with 8 GB DDR4 Ram and 128 GB internal storage. Also, there is a dedicated memory card slot to expand storage.
Display and Design
For starters, the phone comes with a polycarbonate build and is very attractive. The front side has an i-View display that offers full-screen experience and has a tiny punch hole camera.
There is a large 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display that comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio and has FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 Pixels).
The display has 91.38% screen to body ratio and thin bezels.
Performance & OS
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core Processor with 2.0 GHz clock speed and the Adreno 612 GPU for Gaming.
The mobile runs on the Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.2 on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
For imaging, we have Quad-Rear cameras with a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor (f/1.8 aperture), 8 MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Additionally, we have a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor, and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera lens.
The primary camera is decent, and can click detailed images and even comes with a night mode.
For selfies, we have a 32 MP punch hole camera that comes with an f/2.45 aperture lens.
Battery Life, Connectivity
Notably, the Vivo V17 comes with a massive 4500 mAH capacity battery and has fast charging support. The company is bundling an 18 Watts Dual Engine fast charger with USB-Type C Port.
Lastly, the phone offers Dual VOLTE, Dual Sim, and USB Type-C Port and even has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Should You Buy the Vivo V17?
The Vivo V17 has many Pros like Quad-Rear cameras, great display, 32 MP selfie camera, and good battery life.
You can buy the Vivo V17 if you like the brand or can even choose the above-mentioned mobiles.
Vivo V17 PRO, India Launch, Specs, Price and Top Features
Vivo V17 Pro (Model No Vivo 1909, PD1931F_EX) is available in India for Rs. 27,990, online and offline.
It is available in two color options – Ocean Black, Glacier Ice.
There is only a single variant that comes with 8 GB of DDR4 Ram and has 128 GB internal storage. It comes with a dedicated memory card slot.
The Vivo V17 PRO is similar to the V17 but has some changes in the cameras.
Display and Design
The mobile has a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display that comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio and has FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 Pixels).
The key change in comparison to the V17 is the lack of a punch-hole camera.
Performance & OS
Powering the device is the Snapdragon 675. Further, it runs on the Funtouch OS 9.2 along with the Android 9.0 pie.
For imaging, we have Quad-Rear cameras with 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor (f/1.8 aperture), 13 MP (2X Zoom Lens).
Additionally, we have an 8 MP( ultra-wide, f/2.4) bokeh and a 2 MP (f/2.4) macro lens.
For selfies, there is a Dual Pop-up camera (32 MP + 8 MP) with an f/2.0 aperture lens.
It is the only phone apart from the Asus 6Z that comes with the pop-up Dual Selfie cameras.
Battery Life, Connectivity
The Vivo V17 PRO comes with a large 4100 mAH capacity battery and has fast charging support. The company is bundling an 18 Watts Dual Engine fast charge with USB-Type C Port for a quick charge.
The phone offers Dual VOLTE, Dual Sim, and USB Type-C Port and even has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Vivo V15 Pro India Launch, Specs, Price Performance, and Camera Details
Price Drop for Vivo V15 Pro and V15 in India
The Vivo V15 Pro was launched for Rs. 28,990 for the 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage version. It is not available for Rs. 26,990. In fact, you can buy the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage version for Rs. 29,990.
Further, the Vivo V15 is now available for Rs. 19,990 (6 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage), instead of the launch price of Rs. 23,990.
Published On 4/March/2019 – The selfie king is back with a new offering and a different type from what the company has been offering to buyers. Vivo has today launched the new high-end V15 Pro (model number – 1818/PD1832F_EX) in the Indian market for Rs. 28,990.
Update – 04-Mar-2019 – Vivo has also launched the Vivo V15 apart from the Vivo V15 Pro. Below I have detailed the changes in the Vivo V15.
The phone is available on Flipkart starting today for purchase.
The new Vivo V15 Pro comes with an electronic pop-up selfie camera with a massive 32 Megapixel resolution.
Vivo loves to flaunt big megapixels on the selfie cameras and here is another one.
Additionally, the V15 Pro comes with triple rear cameras at the back. There is a massive 48 Megapixel (Quad Pixel Sensor, supports up to 12 million effective pixels), camera, along with an 8 Megapixel (Wide Angle Camera with AI) and a 5 Megapixel tertiary camera.
In total it has (48+8+5+32=93) 93 MP Cameras, just shy of 100 MPs.
The rear cameras come with 48 MP (f/1.8), 8 MP (f/2.2), and the 5 MP (f/2.4) with EIS support. Notably, there is no OIS support on this expensive phone from Vivo.
The camera assembly at the back looks unique and the 48 MP Quad Pixel Sensor is the highlight of V15 PRO.
The V15 PRO is the successor to the V11 Pro that the company has launched in the latter part of last year.
Likewise, the V15 Pro will also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner for quick unlocking and even has the face-unlocking support.
Further, it comes with a 6.39-inch FHD+ (2340*1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Ultra Full-View Display panel. The display has 91.64% screen to body ratio.
Notably, there is no notch on this device, thanks to the pop-up selfie camera.
Performance (Benchmark Score Antutu)
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core Processor that comes with Adreno 612 GPU for gaming.
The maximum clock speed is 2.0 GHz and the processor is made from 11 Nm manufacturing process.
Also, according to GSM Arena, the Snapdragon 675 is faster in comparison to the SD 710. The SD 675 scores 178K on the Antutu benchmark in comparison to the 154K of SD 710.
Definitely, the processor is much faster in comparison to the SD 660 or 636 found in several mid-range phones but it is no match for the flagship SD 845.
I was recently testing the SD 660 on the Zenfone Max Pro M2 and it scores close to 126K on the Antutu benchmark. The SD 675 is about 50-60% more powerful in comparison to SD 660.
There is 6 GB LPDDR4X Ram and has 128 GB internal storage. Additionally, there is a dedicated Micro-sd card slot on the V15 Pro to expand the storage upto 256 GB.
Also, it runs on the latest Android Pie update along with the custom skin from Vivo.
Also, the phone has a micro-USB Port (there is no USB Type C Port) and has a 3700 mAH capacity battery with Dual Engine fast charging support. Also, the device comes with a pair of earphones in the box, along with a fast charger.
The phone can charge from 0 to 24% in just 15 minutes.
It weighs 185 grams and has 8.21 mm in thickness. Lastly, there is support for Bluetooth 5.0, APTx, face unlocking, 3.5mm headphone jack, and WIFI 5.0 GHz.
- 32 MP POP-UP Selfie Camera
- 48 MP Rear Camera
- In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.
- Decent Performance
- Above Average Battery Life
- Lack of USB Type C Port.
- Lack of OIS.
- Lack of flagship processor SD 845.
Price and Availability
Aforementioned, it is available for Rs. 28,990 in India and you can buy it from Flipkart or Amazon. Flipkart is offering a 5% discount on the Axis Bank credit cards and Amazon is offering a 5% discount on HDFC cards. You can choose the seller based on the card you have.
The V15 Pro is slightly expensive at launch in comparison to the V11 Pro, was launched for Rs. 25,999.
The phone is available in Topaz Blue and Ruby Red Color. I think the Topaz Blue color of V15 Pro looks much better.
Vivo has released the Below Video, Starring Bollywood actor Amir Khan, showcasing the low light prowess of the 48 MP rear camera.
Should You Buy the Vivo V15 Pro?
The V15 Pro has a couple of disadvantages – lack of OIS, processor is no match for the Snapdragon 845 or Kirin 980. Also, there is a micro-USB port instead of the modern USB type C. Also, there is Funtouch OS 9.0, which is barely acceptable.
Otherwise, the V15 Pro looks good, performance is decent and has superfluous cameras for bragging rights. The pop-up camera is great and makes it more bezel-free and Super AMOLED panel is an added advantage.
Battery life is adequate and the same as the OnePlus 6T. It is a decent choice but you should get the OnePlus 6T or View 20 if budget allows. Else can also get the Zenfone 5Z for a better gaming experience.
For Selfies and popup cameras and more nifty features like in-display scanner can shop the V15 PRO. But don’t forget to get the discounts and even check in retail for better offers and EMI schemes from Bajaj and other companies.
Vivo V15 – What’s Different in Comparison to V15 PRO?
Vivo has also announced the watered-down version of the Vivo V15 Pro – the new Vivo V15. First of all it is yet to launch in India but has gone on sale in Malaysia and Thailand markets. We can expect Vivo to launch the V15 in the coming days in India as well.
The Vivo V15 was launched for Rs. 23,990, Rs. 5000 cheaper than the V15 Pro. The design and looks are the same for both the devices. The biggest change is the processor, the V15 comes with the Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor Vs the Snapdragon 675.
You can expect around 30-40% performance dip on the V15 Vs the V15 PRO.
Further, the rear camera is downgraded from the 48 MP Sensor on the Pro to a 12-megapixel primary sensor with the f/1.78 lens. The V15 also comes with triple rear cameras with the second camera with 8 MP lens (f/2.2) and a 5 MP sensor with (F/2.4) lens.
The rest of the specs are the same for both the devices and you can buy it in only one variant (128 GB storage and 6 GB Ram).
Oppo has also launched a similar phone with 48 MP rear camera – Oppo F11 Pro in India.