Vivo V5 – Shutterbugs Delight
Vivo has launched a new mid-range smartphone in India today. The selfies smartphone buyers and shutterbugs are the intended audiences. For starters, the Vivo V5 comes with an incredible 20 Mega Pixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens to click life like selfies.
The V5 has a Sony IMX376 sensor, a 5P lens and even a dedicated front flash, which Vivo calls “Moonlight flash.” In fact, the soft flash is ideal for clicking selfies in the low light conditions.
Further, the camera App is equipped with Face Beautify 6.0 to transform the bland selfies into vibrant images. And there is even gesture support; you can wave and click a selfie.
Further, V5 comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera that has a single LED Flash. And there is support for PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and slow-motion videos.
The Vivo V5 like most Vivo smartphones has a premium design and finish. It offers a metallic build with an aluminum uni-body design.The design is beautiful, likewise an iPhone 6s; but comes with an oblong shape home button.
Hardware and Specifications
An Octa-Core Mediatek 6750 Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz powers the Vivo V5. Also, it comes with 4 GB of Ram to ensure lag-free multitasking. In fact, the MTK 6750 is not one of the faster chipsets out there. It scores meager 38,000 on the Antutu benchmark.
Furthermore, the Vivo V5 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Funtouch OS 2.6. Also, The OS offers some unique features like a night mode to ensure there is less strain on eyes when reading at night. It even comes with a smart split-screen feature to allow you use 2 Apps simultaneously.
To enhance Audio performance, V5 utilizes the AK4376 DAC which has been present in some of the Vivo phones, like Vivo V3 Max.
Additionally, the phone 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.
Furthermore, the phone has a water-resistant, fast, fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button at the front. It can unlock the phone in less than 0.2 seconds.
Notably, the Vivo V5 measures only 7.55 mm in thickness and weighs 154 grams. The V5 draws power from a 3000 mAH battery which can last all day with moderate usage. There is no mention of fast charging on the Vivo V5, as per official website.
Lastly, the Vivo V5 comes with support for 4G LTE as well as native 3G and 2G networks. Nevertheless, it lacks the USB Type C port but utilizes the legacy Micro USB for connectivity and charging.
It will be available online as well as offline for Rs. 17,980 in crown gold as well as grey color.
The Vivo V5 competes with the Oppo F1s that is available at a similar price and comes with a 16 MP front camera. Reportedly, the Oppo F1s is a top-selling selfie smartphone and recently coerced Gionee to come up with the Gionee S6s. Notably, the Gionee S6s has an 8 MP front selfie camera and is priced at Rs. 15,999.
The battle among the best selfie smartphones is hotter with the addition of new 20 MP Selfie stunner.