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Samsung Galaxy On8 Vivo V5
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Excellence Score
28.6
28.8
Value for Money Score
69.1
65.3
Price Rs. 12,090 onwards Rs. 14,299 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Nov, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7580 MediaTek MT6750
GPU Mali-T720 Mali-T860
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Face Beauty, Panorama, HDR, Night Mode, PPT, Motion Track, Professional Mode, Slow Motion Video, Fast Video, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 20.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/1.9 Aperture, Palm Selfie, Beauty Mode, 120 Degree Wide-angle Lens F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.78” Sensor Size, 5P Lens, Moonlight Flash, Face Beauty 6.0, Ultra HD Recording, Night Mode, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.55 mm
Weight 169 gm 154 gm
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 82 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Ultra Power Saving Mode; NFC; ANT+ Support; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go AK4376 Audio Chip, Smart Split 2.0; USB On-The-Go
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality and design
  • Polycarbonate back that has a smooth matte finish which looks and feels good
  • Fits perfectly in hand and isn’t slippery either, offering a nice grip when holding
  • Good Super AMOLED display - good color reproduction, sharpness, viewing angles and an above average sunlight readability
  • Customizable display mode - Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo, and Basic
  • Samsung's custom UI over Android adds useful features like the Ultra data saving mode, and the S Bike mode
  • Butter smooth performance without any noticeable lag
  • Decent camera - the daylight shots and macro shots are impressive with fine amount of details and sharpness - low light performance is average though
  • Front facing LED flash for the front camera
  • Decent sound quality via headphones
  • Good call quality/reception
  • Decent battery life - good for one full day - with moderate use
  • Also comes with Ultra power saver mode, which saves juices by applying a greyscale theme to your home screen and limiting the number of usable apps
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No notification light, which is present in most mid-range smartphones nowadays
  • The audio output on the speaker is on the low side
  • No quick charging technology on the battery
  • 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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