Vivo is on a launch spree in China, after the successful launch of Vivo X Play 5 and X Play 5 Elite, the Chinese brand has unveiled the 2 new entrants – Vivo X7 & X7 Plus Selfie smartphones.
The smartphones have been recently released in China. Both the phones sports fingerprint sensors and are selfie smartphones with decent front camera.
The Vivo X7 is priced at CNY 2,489 (Approx ₹ 25,000), while the X7 plus price is yet to be disclosed.Both the phones features a metal unibody Aluminum and Magnesium alloy, and design is inspired from the iPhone 6s design.
The smaller sibling X7 flaunts a decent user friendly 5.2 inch FHD Super AMOLED display and also has a 2.5D glass on top.While its bigger sibling X7 Plus sports a large 5.7 inch display.
The X7 and X7 plus both are powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 652 chipset which is very power efficient. The processor has 8 cores compared to Snapdragon 650’s 6 cores.
The chipset has 4x ARM Cortex A72, 4x ARM Cortex A53 along with Adreno GPU 510 for smoother graphic performance. The chipsets are paired with 4GB of RAM for fluid and offer stutter free experience.
The Vivo X7 features a higher megapixel front camera when compared to its rear. It has 16 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture front camera with soft LED flash and there is a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture & PDAF.
The X7 Plus has a slight change with bumped up resolution for the rear camera. It comes with 16 MP lens, f/2.0 aperture and Sony IMX298 sensor along with PDAF support.The cameras being the highlight of the phone as the company markets it as their best selfie smartphone and pit it against the Oppo F1 Plus selfie smartphone.
Vivo X7 is Sleek with 7.24 mm thickness
Both smartphones come with 64 GB of inbuilt storage along with all the sensors and connectivity options like 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS , 4G LTE. The Vivo X7 is quite thin and light weight measuring 147.3× 71.85 × 7.24 mm dimensions and has a weight of 151 gram.
On the other hand the Plus variant measures at 158.86 × 77.94 × 7.49 mm and weighs 184 grams.
X7 is powered by a decent 3000 mAh battery while the X7 Plus offers more battery back up with the massive 4000mAh battery capacity. Both the devices support fast charging.Software is where the smartphones disappoint Vivo fans and might be a deal breaker for many as they devices still runs on the dated Android Lollipop 5.1 with Funtouch OS 2.5.1.
Both the phones have dual sim support and have fingerprint sensors at the at the front, integrated in the home button.The home button is oblong in shape and looks similar to Oppo, OnePlus and Meizu devices.
The devices are launched in China and there is no official word on Global release. The phones will be available in Gold and Rose Gold version. Price of the X7 is CNY 2,498 (Approx ₹ 25,000) and is launched on various platforms on 7th July. The pricing of Vivo X7 Plus will be announced at the time of its July 15 release.
Key specifications for Vivo X7 and X7 Plus:
|Vivo X7||Vivo X7 Plus|
|5.2-inch FHD display with Super AMOLED||5.7 inch FHD display with Super AMOLED|
|Snapdragon 652 with 4GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU||Snapdragon 652 with 4GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU|
|16Mp f/2.0 aperture front camera and 13Mp rear camera with f/2.2 aperture||16Mp f/2.0 aperture front and rear camera|
|64GB inbuilt storage||64GB inbuilt storage and possible 128GB variant as well|
|3000mAh battery with fast charging||4000mAh battery with fast charging|
|Fingerprint – YES at the FRONT||Fingerprint – YES at the FRONT|
|Price- CNY 2,489 (Approx ₹ 25,000)||Price- Yet to be disclosed|