Vivo V5

price Rs. 15,868 onwards | launch Nov, 2016
magic score ?
77.0
very good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#6
of 84 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 10 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Looks quite classy, and despite being a large phone, has good ergonomics
  • Slim, and light
  • Bright, colourful display that has good 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
  • The speakers are quite loud and clear
  • Good battery life - the 3, 000 mAh battery is 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

What We Didn't

  • 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
  • While the overall performance is good, it's 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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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Eye Protection Mode
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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average brand rating
3.25/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Very Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys