Vivo V3 Max Vivo V5 
Vivo V3 MaxVivo V5
magic score60.465.0
PriceRs. 17,850 onwardsRs. 14,799 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Apr, 2016Nov, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1Android 6.0
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode
Processor1.8 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652MediaTek MT6750
GPUAdreno 510Mali-T860
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP20.0 MP
Thickness7.6 mm7.55 mm
Weight168 gm154 gm
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Premium, high-end looks and design
  • Excellent build quality, with use of high-quality materials
  • Sharp, bright display
  • Vivo's FunTouch UI is reasonably good and stands out with the level of functionality on offer
  • Excellent, butter-smooth all-round performance backed by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 652 chipset
  • Blazing fast fingerprint sensor
  • Good battery life, with solid standby time
  • QuickCharge support for the battery
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality through headphones too
  • 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]
  • Bulky dimensions make one-handed use difficult
  • Average rear and front cameras
  • Tends to heat up under intensive usage
  • 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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