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Vivo V3 Vivo V5
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Excellence Score
22.1
29.1
Value for Money Score
47.7
65.6
Price Rs. 17,980 onwards Rs. 14,299 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2016 Nov, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Android 6.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 MediaTek MT6750
GPU Adreno 405 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 Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Scene Modes - Panorama, Face Beauty, HDR, Night, PPT, Motion Track, Professional, Slow, Fast, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark 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 8.0 MP 20.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Scene Modes - Ultra HD, Night, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark 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 32 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 7.5 mm 7.55 mm
Weight 138 gm 154 gm
Battery Capacity 2550 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) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go AK4376 Audio Chip, Smart Split 2.0; USB On-The-Go
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Aesthetic design - brushed metal at the back gives the phone a premium look and offers good grip
  • The 5-inch display feels compact and is easy for one handed operations, and for people with small hands
  • Decent display with vibrant colors, and good viewing angles
  • Funtouch OS over Android looks attractive and has some useful added functionality (though it is a little cluttered)
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Loud and clear speaker
  • Good audio quality via headphones too
  • Decent front (selfie) camera
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good battery life - easily lasts a day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast charging support
  • 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]
  • Display is a little reflective, and prone to smudges
  • Display resolution could have been better
  • Average rear camera - daylight images come a little washed out, while low light images have plenty of noise
  • Average call quality
  • Heats up a bit when playing heavy games
  • 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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