Vivo V5 Plus
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About the Phone
In totality, there are a lot of things Vivo does right, while some attributes could have been better. We had the chance to take the phone for a spin, and this is what we were able to assess.
There can be a lot of things that the Vivo V5 Plus has to offer – which includes the set of good cameras, the bright AMOLED display, etc. But to compete with the OnePlus 3T and another big league of phones, this device has to enhance itself a lot more to hold its ground. Here’s a set of a detailed list of pros and cons:
- High-Quality Images
- Tough built
- Decent performance
- AMOLED Display
- Monotonous Aspect Ratio screen instead of the Full-screen notch design
- Average selfie camera
- MicroUSB Charging at the price of fast charging
It can be said that Vivo did take a pretty good attempt and brought its most-loved features (and a few delightful upgrades) with this device – but is still miles behind the expectations at the given price range.
Featuring a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 401 PPI density, the Vivo V5 Plus is finally a Full HD phone compared to Vivo’s other models. Running entirely on the 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 chipset processor and the Android 6.0 operating system, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space which can be expanded up to 128GB. The rear camera has 13MP LED flash and a set of front cameras of 20MP+8MP. Powered by 3,300mAh battery with quick charging technology, the Vivo V5 Plus comes with several connectivity features like the Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, micro-USB 2.0, etc.
However, at an asking price of almost INR 30,000/-, the V5 Plus is hugely overpriced and is quickly overshadowed by the OnePlus 3T.
Having a dimension of 52.6 x 74 x 7.3 mm and weighing at 158grams, the Vivo V5 Plus feels pretty light and has a smooth finished look. But due to same aspect ratio screens, it looks and feels no different than the other Vivo, Oppo phones in the market which comes at half the price that of this smartphone. However, this phone is built strong and looks stylish cum durable. The little detailing punched speaker holes, micro USB port – are all arranged and looks proper finishing to add the spark to this device.
Okay, so Vivo has heard the complaints about its lack of a full HD display in other models and finally releases its full HD viewing – but at a much higher cost. Featuring a 5.5inch Color IPS AMOLED screen, this device is known for its thin bezels and 2.5D curved glass which adds a certain charm to the entire phone. Not any lacking, but the display is beautiful but would have been great at the full screen, notched design display just like for its competitors.
The V5 Plus comes powered by the 2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU keeping the operation lag-free. However, it is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System which is outdated and is a deal breaker at this asking price. For playing high-end phones like Asphalt Airborne, the device ran pretty smooth, but while multi-tasking between apps can have slower loading times.
The V5 Plus had a 20MP camera and now comes with an additional 8MP camera in the front – while the rear camera now also has a 16MP rear sensor that can shoot through the day and night. The beautiful Bokeh effects, whitening skin tones, selfie modes and other features this front camera is maybe not the best but is undoubtedly one of the very best cameras with smartphones that you’d find in the market.
The Vivo V5 Plus uses a 3055mAh Li-ion battery that isn’t a juice gobbler – thanks to the Snapdragon 630 processor. It sports a dual engine quick charging technique that requires only 2 hours to charge the phones fully.
Aimed entirely towards the Instagram savvy people out in front, the beautiful bokeh images are the USP of this device. But there’s plenty of things which needs to be upgraded to make the Vivo V5 Plus hold its ground, if not finishing on the top of the line with some of the biggest flagship phone makers across the world.