Vivo V5 Plus 

price₹ 19,999 onwards

launchFeb, 2017

23.4

excellence score

47.2

value for money score

Flipkart

 Recommended Store

Rs. 19,999

4 offers 
Card Discount  No Cost EMI on All Major Cards details »
Card Discount  5% off on ICICI Bank Cards EMI details »
Special Offer  15% Off on Accessories with Mobiles details »
Card Discount  5% off using Axis Buzz Credit Card details »

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 13+ Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Very well built, premium looking device - very iPhone-like looks
  • 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

Display

  • Very good display - the viewing angles are good, colour saturation is fairly decent, and sunlight legibility is good too

Software

  • Very iOS like Funtouch UI, that is done reasonably well, and has good added functionality

Performance

  • 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
  • While overall performance is decent, it is a step behind the Snapdragon 820/821 competition like the OnePlus 3

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • Decent call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Loud speaker output

Battery

  • Good battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Supports fast charging tech that takes about 2 hours to fully charge the device

More

  • Misses out on things like USB Type-C, NFC, and Wi-Fi ac - which are generally expected at this price point
  • 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

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. tech.firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. news18.com hands-on Read Review »

User Reviews

User reviews from India’s top ecommerce platforms

Vivo V5 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Eye Protection Mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3055 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight158 gm
Thickness7.26 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16.0MP
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 Camera20MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 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
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
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
  • Google Duo
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • WPS Office

PhoneCurry TV

Handpicked videos, curated by the PhoneCurry Team

Full Review 1
  • Full Review 1
Full Review

Vivo V5 Plus Full Review- Pros and Cons

Techniqued

Top Pick