Vivo has launched a new mid-range smartphone in India today. It is aimed to entice selfies smartphone buyers and shutterbugs. The Vivo V5 comes with an incredible 20 Mega Pixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens to click life like selfies shots.
The V5 has Sony IMX376 sensor, and a 5P lens and a dedicated front flash which Vivo calls a moon light flash. The soft flash is ideal for clicking selfies in the low light conditions.
The camera App is equipped with Face Beautify 6.0 to ensure a more gorgeous looking portrait shots and there is also gesture support, you can wave and click a selfie.
There is also a 13 Mega pixel rear camera which comes with a single LED Flash. There is support for PDAF (phase detection auto focus) and slow motion videos.
The Vivo V5 like most Vivo smartphones comes with a premium design and finish. It has metallic build and comes with aluminum uni-body design. The smartphone has iPhone 6s like build and comes with an oblong shape home button.
The Vivo V5 is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek 6750 Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. It comes with 4 GB of Ram to ensure lag free multi-tasking. MTK 6750 is not one of the faster chipsets out there, it scores around 38,000 on the Antutu benchmark.
The Vivo V5 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Funtouch OS 2.6. The OS also offers some unique features like a night mode to ensure there is less strain on eyes when reading text at night. It also comes with smart split screen feature to allow you to use 2 Apps simultaneously.
To enhance Audio performance V5 utilizes the AK4376 DAC which has been present in some of the Vivo smartphones like Vivo V3 Max.
The smartphone comes with 32 GB of internal storage and which can be further expanded to 128 GB using a micro- sd card. The Vivo V5 comes with 5.5 Inch display and has HD resolution (1280*720). It comes with 267 PPI display which is a tad low.
The smartphone has a water resistant fast fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button at the front which can unlock it in less than 0.2 seconds. The Vivo V5 measures 7.55 mm in thickness and has a weight of 154 grams. The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAH battery which can last all day with moderate usage. There is no mention of fast charging on the Vivo V5 official website.
Vivo V5 comes with support for 4G LTE as well as native 3G and 2G networks. The V5 lacks the USB Type C port but utilizes the legacy Micro USB for connectivity and charging. The smartphone will be available online as well as offline price Rs. 17,980 in crown gold as well as grey color.
Competition – The Vivo V5 competes with the Oppo F1s which is also priced similarly and comes with a 16 MP front camera. Reportedly the Oppo F1s is a top selling selfie smartphone and recently asserted Gionee also to come up with the Gionee S6s. The Gionee S6s has a 8 MP front selfie camera and is priced at Rs. 15,999.
The battle among the best selfie smartphones gets heated with the addition of new 20 MP Selfie nemesis.