Vivo V5 Plus

price Rs. 24,199 onwards | launch Feb, 2017
magic score ?
63.9
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#6
of 39 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 13 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Very well built, premium looking device - very iPhone-like looks
  • Very good display - the viewing angles are good, colour saturation is fairly decent, and sunlight legibility is good too
  • The phone has thin bezels on both sides of the display, giving it better ergonomics than many other 5.5-inch devices, and the 2.5D curved glass adds a touch of class to the whole design
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Very iOS like Funtouch UI, that is done reasonably well, and has good added functionality
  • Decent overall performer - the phone remains snappy as far as non-processor intensive apps are concerned - and even games work well - although, the app load times as well as the delay while switching between apps is considerably longer than the OnePlus 3/3T
  • Has a unique dual camera setup at the front making it one of the best selfie-centric smartphones - selfie enthusiasts will definitely love the V5 Plus
  • The dual camera setup makes for a cool 'Bokeh' effect in selfies, and also enables the phone to shoot better images in low light conditions
  • Decent call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Loud speaker output
  • Good battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Supports fast charging tech that takes about 2 hours to fully charge the device

What We Didn't

  • Misses out on things like USB Type-C, NFC, and Wi-Fi ac - which are generally expected at this price point
  • While overall performance is decent, it is a step behind the Snapdragon 820/821 competition like the OnePlus 3
  • Primary (rear) camera could have been better - there is an observable lack of detail, which became more evident when you see images on an external display - the camera algorithm tends to soften down the images to hide noise - especially in low light, the images are pretty ordinary
  • On the whole, the Vivo V5 Plus is a good selfie centric phone but most other things about it are overshadowed by it's top competitor - the OnePlus 3 and 3T

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Eye Protection Mode
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3055 mAh
Dimensions
Weight158 gm
Thickness7.26 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Normal
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Night Mode
  • PPT
  • Pro Mode
  • Ultra HD Photos
  • Palm Capture
  • Face Beauty
  • Voice Capture
  • Camera Filter
  • Fast
  • Slow
  • Sports Mode
  • Timer
  • Touch Capture
  • Video
Secondary Camera20.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (20MP + 8MP)
  • Moonlight Glow Flash
  • Sony IMX376 Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/2.78" Sensor Size
  • 5P Lens
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Normal
  • Gender Detection
  • Palm Capture
  • Face Beauty
  • Voice Capture
  • Camera Filter
  • Moonlight Selfie Timer
  • Touch Capture
  • Videos
  • Mirrored Selfie
  • Boken Mode
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • AK4376 Sound Chip
  • Smart Split 2.0
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Google Duo
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • WPS Office
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.28/5
(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