Vivo V15 Pro
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About the Phone
- It has an eye-catching design and a vibrant display.
- It does not have a bezel or notch and thus, provides an authentic FullView experience.
- It has a dual engine fast charging technology.
- The pop-up selfie camera performs very well. Even the rear cameras deliver excellent images.
- The in-display Fingerprint Sensor is fast and accurate.
- The overall performance of the phone is good.
- It does not have USB Type-C port.
- The audio quality of video recordings is subpar.
- The FunTouch OS feels cluttered and has bloatware issues.
- It doesn’t support HD streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.
While it is true that iOS-like software isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the Vivo V15 Pro seems to be a great package overall. With a big AMOLED display, powerful cameras, and a decent battery life, the phone is an excellent choice if you are looking for a daily driver but with an edge.
The Vivo V15 Pro flaunts a 6.39-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system with Vivo’s FunTouch UI skin on top.
Apart from the massive FullView display, the 32MP pop-up selfie camera is one of the major highlights of the phone. This pop-up mechanism was first seen in the Vivo NEX. That’s not all – on the rear, you get a triple-camera module with an LED flash. An Octa-Core (2 GHz, dual-core, Kryo 460 + 1.7 GHz, hexa-core, Kryo 460) processor powers its core.
The V15 Pro has a 3700 mAh non-removable battery. It offers 6 GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which can be further expanded to 256GB via microSD card.
There are three color variants for this phone – Topaz Blue, Coral Red, Ruby Red. In India, the Vivo V15 Pro was launched at Rs. 28,990.
Although Vivo V15 Pro features a polycarbonate body, the glossy gradient finish gives a premium look-and-feel to the device. The rear panel consists of a micro-dot pattern, something that Vivo proudly calls the “Spectrum Ripple Design.” The glossy back is a fingerprint and grease magnet, but thankfully, Vivo does provide a protective casing for the phone.
On the top left corner lies the AI triple camera setting. The edges are rounded to allow for comfortable handling. While the left side of the frame has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, the right side houses the power and volume buttons. While the top portion houses the 32MP pop-up selfie camera and the 3.2mm headphone jack, the bottom part holds the SIM tray, micro USB port, and the speaker grille.
Coming to the display, the phone sports a 6.39-inch, bezel-less AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 2.5D curved glass. It has a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a 91.6% screen to body ratio. The colors look vibrant and rich both indoors and outdoors.
With the AMOLED display, you get the always-on feature along with color temperature adjustment, both of which are welcome features. The in-display Fingerprint Sensor is prompt and responsive. You also get a Face Unlock feature that works very efficiently despite having the pop-up selfie camera module.
The V15 Pro is one of the first handsets to feature the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 chipset. It runs on an octa-core CPU that comprises of 2x Kryo 460 Gold cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and 6x Kryo 460 Silver cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. For the graphical side of things, the phone gets an Adreno 612 GPU. Combined with the 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage, the processor delivers a flawless performance for the most part.
It is a known fact that the Snapdragon 675 is an excellent mid-range performer, particularly when considering productivity. For routine everyday tasks, the phone performs well without showing any signs of lagging, even though it has the feature-rich Funtouch OS UI. Multitasking and switching between apps are seamless. Even while playing graphics-intensive games l
The camera is one of the best aspects of Vivo phones, and the V15 Pro is no exception. The 32MP pop-up selfie cam with an f/2.0 aperture functions flawlessly and delivers great selfies in well-lit settings. It is equipped with an AutoFocus sensor, and hence, it is quick to focus. You get options like Live Photo, HDR imaging, filters, and much more.
As for the rear camera, it boasts of a tri-cam setting – an 8MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 48MP Quad Pixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture. However, the 48MP cam is actually a 12MP sensor that uses ‘four-in-one’ pixel technology and conjoins four adjacent pixels to a single 1.6um big pixel. This setting allows for clear and detailed low-light and night shots.
When it comes to daylight shots, the Vivo V15 Pro does capture amazing images with accurate color reproduction, lots of details, and a wide dynamic range. If there’s proper lighting, you can use the wide-angle mode to click good close-up images. The rear camera can take some pretty decent snaps in low-light conditions as well. You get a host of useful options like Pro Mode, Portrait lighting, Live images, AR stickers, and even an extensive choice of Beautification options.
Moving on to videos, they come out looking good, thanks to the EIS feature. You can record both 720p and 1080p videos at up to 60fps, and even 4K videos – but only at 30fps.
The Vivo V15 Pro comes with a 3700 mAh battery that promises a reliable performance. On a single charge and normal-to-medium usage, the battery can easily last for an entire day. However, if you are into power-intensive tasks such as video streaming, gaming, and browsing, you might see a significant drop in battery percentage.
But that shouldn’t be an issue – the phone has a ‘Dual-Engine’ fast charging support. And although it isn’t as fast as the Dash Charge of OnePlus, it is pretty good.
Overall, the Vivo V15 Pro looks like an impressive phone through and through. Although a majority of the focus lies on the camera, the phone does pack in a lot of other useful features like the big AMOLED screen, a powerful core, a good battery back up, and of course, the sleek and slim design.
However, given the features, the price tag seems to be a tad much. After all, various other phones in the market come with similar specs (minus the pop-up cam), and at a lower price.