Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Vivo V5 
Samsung Galaxy J7 PrimeVivo V5
magic score62.272.1
PriceRs. 15,449 onwardsRs. 15,900 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Sep, 2016Nov, 2016
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass DisplayIPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode
Processor1.6 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor NameExynos 7870MediaTek MT6750
GPUMali-T830MP2Mali-T860
RAM3 GB4 GB
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP20.0 MP
Internal Memory16 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GBup to 128 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness8 mm7.55 mm
Weight167 gm154 gm
Battery Capacity3300 mAh3000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
  • Looks quite classy, and despite being a large phone, has good ergonomics
  • Slim, and light
  • Bright, colourful display that has decent legibility even under direct sunlight (although resolution is on the low side)
  • Good performance in day-to-day use, and multitasking, with 4GB RAM
  • Decent 13 MP rear-facing camera - takes good photos in both well-lit and low-lit conditions - autofocus is decently quick too
  • 20 MP front camera is the defining feature here - it is good (though, not ground-breaking) with field of view large enough to fit a few friends in the frame, and capable of capturing a lot of details such as texture and contrast which is uncommon to find in this price bracket
  • Good audio quality
  • The speakers are quite loud and clear
  • Decent battery life - the 3, 000 mAh battery is generally good enough for a whole day’s worth of mixed usage
  • On the whole, the Vivo V5 is a good purchase for someone who wants to click a lot of selfies, and consume media on their phone
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • The body, though it looks good, does feel very plasticky and not as well built as the Lenovo Z2 Plus or even the Samsung J7
  • The custom UI on top of Android feels a little cluttered (though with a rich feature-set)
  • While the overall performance is good, it's definitely not chart leading in this price bracket - heavy games/apps like Modern Combat 5 or Asphalt 8 are not ideal for the phone - and the phone can be a bit laggy after using the camera burst mode
  • Front camera is good overall, but tends of over-expose pictures a little bit
  • The lack of a USB Type C port, and quick charging, is also a negative
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