Vivo V5 has gained all the attention in selfie lovers with its front camera-centric feature. Now, Vivo has come up with V5 Plus smartphone continuing its success in providing great selfies. Gone are those day that people spend a lot on smartphones just by looking at specs sheet or brand. Considering that note, Vivo is mainly focusing on manufacturing performance oriented features in their phones. Before we get into the Vivo V5 Plus review, let me tell you the fact that selfies have become one of the prime factors in choosing a smartphone these days.
Will this latest Vivo V5 Plus continue its era? Will this serve the mean purpose of attracting selfie lovers? More importantly, what does it store beyond selfie? Check out in our Vivo V5 Plus review.
Just like Vivo V5 borrowed its design from iPhone 6, V5 Plus does the same. But this time, it chooses the updated iPhone 7. However, it isn’t boring to have this selfie beast in your hand. The antenna bands on the rear panel of the Vivo V5 have shifted to the top and bottom edges. On the front, you get a 2.5D display and a home button which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. You’ll find a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom edge along with microUSB port and speaker grille.
Volume rockers and the power button is placement on the right edge remained regular. Left edge holds a SIM tray which provides space for two Nano SIM cards. Overall, Vivo V5 Plus design is great and perfect handy with a sleek look. It measures 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55 mm in dimensions and weighs around 156 grams.
The Vivo V5 Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The 2.5D display has the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on it. The screen to body ratio is about 73.8% which is great without any extended bezels. Vivo providing IPS LCD display is a bit disappoint, where providing a Super AMOLED or AMOLED could have been better. However, the display quality of the device is quite good with accurate colors.
The viewing experience is quite satisfactory, but Vivo can’t claim the best. Besides Auto brightness mode, there are few other display options which enhance the viewing experience. Furthermore, Vivo V5 Plus has Eye protection mode which adjusts the screen color to relieve the visual exhaustion.
Vivo V5 Plus review: Specifications
Vivo V5 Plus packs a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4B RAM. The chipset is mated with Adreno 506 GPU for smooth and enhanced graphics. Vivo Choosing the Snapdragon 625 chip results in great performance. As per the CPU upgrade, you’ll observe a much faster performance than Vivo V5. You don’t find any performance relates issues like lags or heating. Multi-tasking switching between the apps in the phone is fast and smooth.
Detailing other specs, Vivo V5 Plus offers 64GB internal storage which you cannot expand it any further. You get each connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The speaker quality on the phone is neither too loud nor unimpressive. The smartphone lacks behind if we compare its specs sheet to the like of OnePlus 3T and Moto Z Play. Vivo V5 Plus boasts a less capable processor than the OnePlus 3T but isn’t way far in terms of performance.
Coming to software department, Vivo V5 Plus runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0 on top. Even the UI of the phone resembles more of iPhone. However, the animations are smooth, and the customizations options are good. Few other features like one tap taking you back one step impress you. Also, you get few pre-installed apps in V5 Plus for your usage.
The camera will be the highlight feature to be discussed in our Vivo V5 Plus review. As Vivo shouts load about the dual front camera setup, a 20 megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras are equipped. The 20-megapixel camera makes use of Sony IMX376 1/2.78-inch sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system. On the other hand, the 8-megapixel camera captures depth-of-field information. The moonlight effect gives a professional photography studio effect with soft, radiant complexion every time.
The combination of the V5 Plus provides a ‘bokeh‘ effect for the selfies you click. Again, this feature has become familiar with the latest iPhone 7 rear cameras. You can even adjust the area to be focused on the effect after taking a shot. Sadly, the HDR mode and the face beautification mode barely enhance the photo quality.
On rear camera concern, Vivo V5 Plus sports a 16-megapixel camera with a LED flash. The rear camera proves to be decent with some quality of pictures. Performance in low light conditions will disappoint you a bit, and there is nothing extraordinary with the rear camera.
Vivo V5 Plus is backed by a 3160 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery along with fast charging support. The provided battery will serve you for a full day on a heavy usage. If you are a moderate user, the battery won’t run out of juice over a day. V5 Plus comes with ‘low power consumption‘ mode which extends the battery for a couple of hours on the same charge cycle. To be short, Vivo V5 Plus has a good battery but not the best when compared to its peers.
- Front camera
- Battery Life
- Funtouch OS
- Rear camera
Vivo V5 Plus is definitely a boon for all the selfie lovers out there. ‘Selfie’ is the only reason Vivo provides you to choose the phone over its rivals. Apart from the front camera, the performance of the phone is quite good. Majorly, there are few areas where the phone took the cues from iPhone 7. On the other hand, Vivo V5 Plus price in India is on the higher side. Such a high price for just selfie show is not acceptable in other cases. But if selfies are your cup of tea, you have no other options over the Vivo V5 Plus.
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