Our Opinion

The Vivo V19 128GB is a significantly better phone, but the Vivo V17 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Vivo V19 128GB.

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Excellence Score
38.6
57.0
Value for Money Score
68.5
67.5
Price ₹ 17,990 onwards ₹ 24,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2019 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Super AMOLED, Punch-hole Camera, 2.5D Curved Glass N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 712Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 612 Adreno 616
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide); 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size (Macro camera), 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Super night mode, Ultra Stable Video, Portrait bokeh, Portrait light effects, AR stickers, Pose Master, AI Makeup, EIS, Super wide-angle (Photo+Video), Super macro, Portrait framing, Burst, Slo-mo, PRO Mode, AI Scene Recognition 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps
Secondary Camera 32MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, Super night selfie, Portrait light effects, AR stickers, Pose Master, AI Makeup, Burst, Gender detection 32MP: f/2.1 Aperture; 23mm Focal Length; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.3 Aperture; 17mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide Lens, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.54 mmMedium 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 176 gmMedium 186 gmMedium
Width 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 4500 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
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging Yes, 33W Vivo Flash Charge 2.0 (54% in 30 min)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Slick, trendy design - with a punch-hole front camera, which is one of the smaller ones on a phone to date
  • The good bit is despite sporting the four cameras, the back panel of the V17 doesn’t look cluttered - the rectangular (vertically) quad-camera module on the top left corner of the back adds to the overall design
  • Amazingly lightweight, for a phone with 4500 mAh battery inside
  • Despite having the same screen size as the V17 Pro model, it very easy to use with just one hand - which was difficult with the V17 Pro
  • Both the in-display fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock are fast and unlock the smartphone quickly
  • Beautiful 6.44-inch, Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole, which gives it an amazing screen-to-body of 91.38 per cent - it’s a delight watching videos on the Vivo V17
  • The full-screen display also get pretty bright in all lighting conditions, exhibits very good viewing angles and punchy colours
  • The Vivo V17 also comes with an always-on display option, which is useful
  • Solid performance with the Snapdragon 675 at the core - every-day use to gaming - it’s all lag-free
  • Good quad-rear camera setup (48MP main camera + 8MP ultra-wide camera + 2MP macro camera + 2MP depth sensor)
  • Pictures shot in bright daylight show a good amount of details and decent colours - Vivo V17 doesn’t pop the colours too much and captures the right colour-shade
  • The ultra-wide-angle lens offers a new perspective - shots look decent (though they are less detailed)
  • The portrait shots also turn out to be good, but the edge detection could have been better
  • Super Macro camera mode shows great details and good colours - the macro mode works best in good lighting conditions
  • The low-light pictures with the V17 turn out well - the Night camera mode of the V17 especially captures better details and colours in low-light conditions compared to the default photo mode
  • The 32MP front camera on the Vivo V17 clicks great selfies in good light
  • The night mode also works for the front camera and again it works pretty well
  • Very good battery life with a large 4500mAh battery - you will easily get about 1.5 days of moderate use
  • 18W fast charging support: it takes around 1.5 hours (approx) to charge the V17 fully with its bundled charger
  • Overall, the V17 is reasonably good value - especially if camera and design are your primary priorities, the Vivo V17 is a solid choice to consider in the under 30k segment - it does well on both those parameters
  • Beautiful, sleek design with a silver finish that switches colours as per angled light
  • The front is sharp and trendy with a pill-shaped punch-hole on the top-right that has the two front-facing cameras
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner is quick
  • Vivid, crisp 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution - the display looks punchy and you can tweak the display colour mode as well as the colour temperature
  • Vivo claims the peak brightness of 1200 nits, which makes it a comfortable screen to look at even in direct sunlight
  • Decent performance from the Snapdragon 712 SOC - casual and day-to-day applications run fine without any issues
  • Good quad-camera setup - a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the primary camera manages good shots with ample detail, objects at a distance are visible on zooming in
  • The ultra-wide-angle gives a fun, wider perspective to images (though, the details aren't as good as the primary camera)
  • The portrait mode works well and it lets you select the level of blur before taking a shot - edge detection is good in well-lit conditions
  • In low light, the phone takes decent photos - the night mode makes the scene brighter and objects in the shadows more recognisable (though, it's a little slow and forces you to hold the camera still)
  • The 32MP selfie camera is capable of delivering some very good selfies that are sharp and detailed - There is also an 8MP ultra-wide sensor that lets you take wide selfies and fit more subjects or people into one shot
  • Very good battery life with the 4500 mAh battery - it can manage about a day and a half worth of use out of the battery in one charging cycle
  • Charging is quick, and the phone manages to charge to 83 per cent in an hour
  • The Vivo V19 is a good camera phone which nails the basics with a trendy design, crisp AMOLED display and very good battery with fast charging
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Software continues to be a relatively weak point for Vivo, with a cluttered Funtouch UI (though it is quite feature-packed)
  • This is certainly not the best performing phone of this price bracket though - you get a much more powerful Snapdragon 730 with the Redmi K20 - in fact, there are the Vivo Z1 Pro and the Vivo Z1X that again cost less and come with a newer Snapdragon 712
  • Low light video though, is below average
  • If you are looking for an all-rounder though, you will have better options around especially in terms of software & performance - you will want to look at the likes of Realme XT, and Redmi K20
  • The Software continues to be a relatively weak point for Vivo, with a cluttered Funtouch UI - there's also plenty of bloatware (though it is quite feature-packed)
  • However, this processor is commonly found in smartphones priced at around Rs. 15, 000 and phones such as the Realme X2 Pro feel faster because of the better processor
  • The macro camera is just average and the output is restricted to 2-megapixels only
  • However, this is not the best all-rounder and the choice of processor for this price is a bit disappointing, when phones like the Realme X2 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro offer very good performance for the price and are better all-round phones
Expert Reviews
  1. The Vivo V17 brings a next-gen design to last-gen internals
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Feels a little overpriced
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers great value
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you are looking for a phone in this price range, and your priority is an exceptional camera that’s versatile and does low light like no other in the same price band, you definitely need to give the Vivo V17 a long hard thought
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  5. Feels a little overpriced
    dnaindia.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Gets the job done...but it's overpriced
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Even though there is nothing terribly wrong with the Vivo V17, it becomes a hard recommendation in a sea of great value-for-money phones
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Enjoy its fancy looks and decent camera, but that's about it
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Vivo V19 does pack in good cameras, a big battery and the display is vivid... but doesn't have a very powerful processor, and that might be the deal-breaker for potential buyers
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Vivo V19 is a pretty good upgrade to the Vivo V17 with a  great display, battery life and a very good set of cameras... though power-user or gamers should check out the alternatives
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo V19 is a great camera phone, but only a decent overall smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Vivo V19 is a good package
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. A fantastic device for single-hand use... but not very powerful
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Strong camera game, impressive design but slightly expensive
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Goes big on cameras and design... but not price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
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