Vivo V5s

price Rs. 16,273 onwards | launch Apr, 2017
magic score ?
good value for money
our verdict: buy
of 76 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 9 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Looks quite impressive, similar to the Vivo V5 Plus, which is more expensive - the faux-metal finish at the back feels solid
  • Feels good in the hand, and allows for fairly comfortable one-handed usage
  • The fingerprint scanner is placed on the front and is easy to reach
  • Decent display - the screen is bright, text appears crisp, and sunlight legibility is decent too
  • The iOS-styled Funtouch UI is quite iOS-like and has some useful software features like App Clone, split screen, one-handed mode, Smart Click, and Smart Motion gestures
  • Good performance with apps, games and multi-tasking
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Good call quality
  • The highlight of the phone is the 20-megapixel front-facing camera with 'Moonlight Glow' front flash - the camera fares well in all kinds of situations - selfies taken in broad daylight or with sufficient light manage to show good amount of detail and proper colours - Ones taken in low light have noise at the corners but are still better than what we get from other phones in the same price segment
  • The 13-megapixel rear camera is decent too - quick with focusing, and manages to capture some good detailed shots - the video recording at 1080p is good too
  • Good battery life - the phone manages to last over a day with heavy usage - with light usage could make it last a day and a half before you need to recharge
  • Good charging speed too - takes slightly less than 90 minutes to charge fully from zero

What We Didn't

  • A full-HD resolution would have been nicer for the display
  • The Funtouch UI packs in plenty of bloatware, some of which cant be uninstalled

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
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
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Weight154 gm
Thickness7.55 mm
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Face Beauty
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Night Mode
  • PPT
  • Pro
  • Fast
  • Slow Motion
  • Watermark
  • Camera Filter
  • Voice Capture
  • Touch Capture
  • Palm Capture
  • Timer
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
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
  • AK4376 Audio Chip, Smart Split 2.0
  • USB On-The-Go
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