Vivo V7 Plus
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About the Phone
Back in the days of 2017 when the dual cameras were a craze (it still is but have come a long way), the Vivo V7+ used to be a refreshing change to the monochrome display standards set by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. One of the first ever phones to come with the 18:9 aspect ratio display, which kept people gawking at it for hours – the Vivo V7+ was an immediate hit. Now, as we look back, there are many setbacks to it. Here’s a detailed list:
- The original 18:9 aspect ratio display
- Good camera setup
- Clear image quality
- High-resolution viewing
- Pretty good battery life
- No Full HD+ viewing
- Struggling low light photos
Overall, it can be said that the Vivo V7+ shall always remain the birthplace of the broader and bigger displays of smartphones. It can be a good purchase if you’re happy with a pretty good performing, clear viewing experiences and a combination of excellent cameras that pulls off all the regular work with ease.
The Vivo V7 Plus comes with the 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clocked at 4GB RAM that ensures a smooth operation. The Vivo V7+ has a 5.99 inches Color IPS screen containing 16M colours and having a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, supporting multitouch and adding an enhanced viewing experience. Having a 16MP rear camera and a 24MP selfie camera with FHD Flash explicitly built for all the selfie enthusiasts – this is one of the strong points that work in favour of this phone. It also sports a non-removable Li-ion battery of 3225mAh capacity that can last for long hours of excessive usage and supports several connectivity features like GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wifi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, etc.
Vivo V7 Plus Price in India
Although with a dated design, the Vivo V7 Plus does get a decent configuration, if we consider its price tag. Being launched in September 2017 with Champagne Gold, Energetic Blue and Matte Black colour options the device is now available for Rs.16,990 via Flipkart. The V7 Plus can be claimed as a device to be skipped, especially in 2020, when there are so many other options offering much better internals at a much lower price tag.
With an 18:9 aspect ratio, this device breaks free from all the stereotype devices under INR 20,000/- in 2017. The thin bezels, slim build, metal unibody shell all look and scream luxury and is lightweight to hold. The antenna lines have been integrated with the metal body giving it a smooth finish and a striking fingerprint scanner in the rear that runs fast. However, the phone misses out on the USB Type-C port and has a negligible camera bump that gives it a few uneven grounds when placed in a vertical position.
The 5.99-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio, HD+ display stands out in this device and does good in viewing experiences from all angles. However, since it lacks a Full HD display and an AMOLED screen, other devices from much lesser price bracket easily outrun it in today’s market.
Again a feature that needs much improvement, the Vivo V7 Plus doesn’t do much except coming with an average Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 clocked at 1.8GHz and deliver a lag-free viewing and multi-tasking. When it comes to gaming capabilities, this device can handle the light ones, but the rich-graphics games fall flat and is a significant deal breaker at such a high price range.
The 24MP front facing and the 16MP rear camera comes with autofocus and a lot of other features. While the selfie camera lives up to its mark in the daytime, it struggles to keep noise free in the low-light scenario. Similarly, the 16MP rear camera yields photos that have a vibrant combination of colours while keeping the details intact, until you arrive anywhere without proper lighting.
The V7 Plus isn’t a hungry device and can be used well with a 3225mAh Li-ion non-removable battery that can last up to a whole day even in excessive usage. So, there’s no need to plug it to charge now and then.
Selling at 13,399/- with the absence of a full HD display, fifth-best sensors and cameras that only yield good pictures at good light is something that doesn’t feel right, especially when other brands offer twice the better features in half of its asking price. However, you can buy it if you’ve been a Vivo purist and wouldn’t bother much as long as you’re using it for everyday purposes.