Vivo V5 Initial Review
Today, Vivo Philippines showcased the heir to the Vivo V3 -- the Vivo V5. The fresh new gadget from the Chinese brand boasts a 20-megapixel front camera, causing it to be a major challenger for the best selfie unit title.
Let’s take a look straight into this early review for the Vivo V5 beginning with its spec package.
Vivo V5 Specifications
1.5GHz MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor
Mali T860 GPU
4GB of RAM
5.5-Inch HD IPS Display; 1280×720 Resolution
32GB of expandable storage
13-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED Flash
20-megapixel front camera f/2.0 aperture
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint Scanner
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, FunTouch UI
Vivo V5 Battery Size : 3000mAh
The Vivo V5 is created much like the recent releases by Vivo. Similar to the Vivo V3 and V3 Max, it features a metal body, but in contrast to its predecessors it’s been furnished gentler curves along its ends and appears matching to its mid-ranged brother, the Vivo Y55, which also sports a unibody design; making it more convenient to carry in one hand despite its screen size of 5.5-inches. The Vivo V5 includes a range variations from the V3 and V3 Max, however its better to have a look around the unit to point out specifically what those are.
Beginning of with the backside of the unit. Although the camera positioning remains the same, the 13-megapixel rear camera is actually given a rounder aesthetic along with the LED flash moved to just right of the camera portion. Another thing that’s also apparently lacking at the back of the unit is the fingerprint scanner that has now been embedded in the V5’s home button.
The right side holds the volume and power control. On the left is the mixed SIM card tray -- meaning you’ll have to either select from a second SIM card or a microSD card -- and the base of the V5 contains the 3.5mm jack, microUSB port, as well as the speaker grille.
Turn the device over and you’ll view the Vivo V5’s 5.5-inch IPS display screen with a resolution of 720p . Right over the display screen is the 20-megapixel front camera. It has an aperture size of f/2.0 for consistent depth of field shots for your selfies and definately will boost the camera operate better in low light conditions. The LED flash on the reverse side of the speaker grille is claimed to have a “moonlight glow” that will give even lighting for even much better looking shots using the front cam.
Below theV5’s display is the home button and, as said before, it has the fingerprint scanner, which is super fast and precise similar to the V3 and V3 Max.
On the insideof the Vivo V5 is a MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor that clocks in at 1.5GHz. The processor is combined with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a Mali T860 GPU. Browsing via Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the FunTouch UI overlay is sleek, also the battery capacity of this awesome device is 3000mAh. A good choice for long road trip and gaming!
Having a vibrant front camera, it’s quite clear that Vivo is working out its sights on its primary competition and fellow Chinese brand, OPPO. OPPO is known for a fair amount of selfie-centric devices in the market currently, and Vivo’s mid-ranged entry is a straight challenge to OPPO’s dominance of selfie phones.
Vivo V5 is now available in the Philippines and has been priced in the Philippines for Php 12,990.
Check out the video review : unboxing, camera quality, battery and gaming performance.