Vivo V5

Vivo V5

The finances smartphone phase in India has witnessed super progress over the previous few years. And now, that competitors has seeped into the sub-Rs 20,000 worth phase. Prospects now anticipate extra options in smartphones, even when they don’t seem to be flagships. No marvel corporations like Lenovo, Gionee and Oppo are rising stronger, providing feature-loaded smartphones at reasonably priced worth factors.

The newest entry on this collection is Vivo’s V5. Filled with options akin to 20MP selfie digicam with a novel ‘Moonlight Glow’ and Hello-Fi audio.

On paper, these appear to be very nice specs. Much more so, when you think about the comparatively modest price ticket of Rs 17,890. However does that make the

a smartphone truly price shopping for?

We used the Vivo V5 for a couple of days to seek out the solutions, and this is the remainder of our assessment.

Design and show

Though it has a minimalistic design, the Vivo V5 smartphone seems fairly premium. It is accessible in two color choices – Crown Gold and Gray, with our assessment unit being the previous.

The entrance panel is dominated by a 5.5-inch HD show, beneath which lies a capacitive Residence button. There’s additionally a fingerprint sensor built-in into the button. Above the show, there’s the earpiece, the 20MP selfie-camera (with Moonlight Glow LED flash) and a proximity sensor.

Vivo V5

Flipping the telephone again, the non-removable rear panel hides a 3,000mAh battery. The again has the Vivo branding within the centre, together with the 13MP major digicam and LED flash within the high left nook.

Coming to the edges, the amount rocker and energy button are positioned on the proper, whereas the SIM tray is on the left. The underside is the place the speaker grille, a microUSB charging/knowledge port and a 3.5mm audio jack are.

Weighing round 154g, the Vivo V5 is fairly light-weight. Nevertheless, it is also a bit slippery when held within the hand.

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Coming to the show of the gadget, we discovered it to be actually good. The Vivo V5 sports activities a 5.5-inch HD show of 720×1280 pixel decision. And though the pixel density is a bit low at round 267ppi, we did not discover main pixelation within the on-screen content material akin to textual content and video games. The panel has fairly good color replica and viewing angles are okay as effectively.

Vivo V5

We used the telephone outside and located its daylight legibility to be fairly alright. The smartphone comes with a software-based eye safety mode, which filters the blue gentle emitted by the display screen to scale back eye pressure.

Efficiency and digicam

Vivo V5 is powered by an unnamed (possible MediaTek) 1.5 GHz octa-core CPU paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone presents 32GB of inside storage, which could be expanded additional by way of microSD playing cards of as much as 128GB in dimension. It runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.6 UI layer working on high.

We fairly appreciated the software program customizations of the telephone. There is no app drawer and all of the apps are laid out on the homescreen. The handset additionally comes with a couple of pre-installed apps akin to Fb, WhatsApp and WPS Workplace.

Vivo V5

Curiously, the short settings within the Vivo V5 don’t seem on the notification shade, as they do on most Android smartphones. As an alternative, they present up when the finger is positioned on the Residence button and scrolled up, very similar to within the case of units like Lenovo Z2 Plus and


Vivo V5 has one other fascinating function — Good Display screen Break up. Just like Android Nougat’s split-view multitasking, it enables you to run two apps on the identical time. We discovered this to be fairly a nifty addition.

Now, let’s get to the foremost spotlight of Vivo V5: The digicam(s).

Throughout our testing, the out of doors footage clicked with the 13MP major digicam of the smartphone turned out to be actually good. Color replica is correct and there’s no distortion in photos. The picture high quality would not deteriorate even when zooming in. Nevertheless, indoor pictures weren’t as nice as we would hoped.

The digicam app on the V5 comes with eight totally different filters that may be utilized to the pictures. Different data like watermark, timestamp and so forth. could be added to the pictures as effectively.

Vivo V5


Gionee S6s

Octa Core, 1.5 GHz, MediaTek MT6750, 4 GB RAM efficiency Octa Core, 1.3 GHz, MediaTek MT6753, 3 GB RAM
5.5 inches (13.97 cm), HD, 267 PPI, IPS LCD show 5.5 inches (13.97 cm), Full HD, 401 PPI, IPS LCD
32 GB storage 32 GB
13 MP Main Digital camera, LED Flash, 20 MP Entrance Digital camera digicam 13 MP Main Digital camera, LED Flash, 8 MP Entrance Digital camera
3000 mAh, No Fast Charging, Non-Detachable battery 3150 mAh, Non-Detachable
4 GB ram 3 GB

As for the USP 20MP selfie-camera, it left us actually impressed. We clicked fairly a couple of selfies and the Vivo V5 did not disappoint. There are quite a few beautification options within the app that can be utilized to make selfies look even higher. These embody all the things from face slimming to pores and skin tone correction.

Vivo V5

Additionally, the ‘Moonlight Glow’ LED flash that accompanies the selfie digicam resulted in great-looking selfies even in dimly-lit areas. It is price noting that Moonlight Glow is not the identical factor as an everyday LED flash. Whereas LED flashes are inclined to make footage taken in darkish look unnaturally white, the Moonlight Glow is softer. It brightens up the face of the consumer by including a pure glow.

It also needs to be talked about that the Moonlight Glow flash would not pressure the eyes.

Vivo V5

In addition to digicam, Vivo V5 focuses fairly a bit on music and options built-in Hello-Fi audio. We performed totally different tracks on the smartphone and located the audio high quality to be actually good. Total sound output is good and audio would not get distorted even at increased quantity ranges. Video playback is actually good, each for locally-stored and streaming movies.

As for the decision high quality, the Vivo V5 carried out as anticipated. Though it is one thing that relies upon rather a lot on community protection, we did not expertise any name drops throughout our utilization. Community reception is nice, even in areas akin to elevators and parking heaps.

Speaking concerning the battery, the 3,000mAh battery of the V5 lasted from morning to night with average utilization. This concerned slightly bit every of social media shopping, navigation, clicking photos, taking calls and watching YouTube movies. Fairly a good battery backup, we would say.

The Vivo V5 does get slightly heat when getting used for navigation, however it’s nothing too main.

The one side of the telephone that we did not discover spectacular was the fingerprint sensor. Though the corporate claims that it may unlock V5 in simply zero.2 seconds, there have been a number of events when it could not register fingerprints.


The brand new Vivo V5 is actually nice within the imaging division. Each the first digicam and the 20MP selfie-snapper are able to taking actually spectacular pictures, at the least given the worth of the smartphone. Different options like premium design, shiny show and good sound output make issues higher as effectively.

Total, we predict that at a worth of Rs 17,980, the Vivo V5 is certainly a value-for-money gadget. However for these options, the recently-launched

can be choice.


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