Vivo V5 

price₹ 12,790 onwards

launchNov, 2016

25.3

excellence score

63.5

value for money score

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Design

  • Looks quite classy, and despite being a large phone, has good ergonomics
  • Slim, and light
  • 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
  • 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

Display

  • Bright, colourful display that has decent legibility even under direct sunlight (although resolution is on the low side)

Software

  • The custom UI on top of Android feels a little cluttered (though with a rich feature-set)

Performance

  • Good performance in day-to-day use, and multitasking, with 4GB RAM

Camera

  • Decent 13 MP rear-facing camera - takes good photos in both well-lit and low-lit conditions - autofocus is decently quick too
  • 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

Audio

  • Good audio quality
  • The speakers are quite loud and clear

Battery

  • Decent battery life - the 3, 000 mAh battery is generally good enough for a whole day’s worth of mixed usage
  • The lack of a USB Type-C port, and quick charging, is also a negative

More

  • 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

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Vivo V5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Eye Protection Mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750
GPUMali-T860
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight154 gm
Thickness7.55 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera20.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
More
  • AK4376 Audio Chip, Smart Split 2.0
  • USB On-The-Go

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