A lot can be spoken about selfies, and we are well aware of the arguments for and against it. But, this is not the right time or place to delve into this. This is basically because the smartphone industry is prosperous off the front-facing camera. After observing the arrival of Oppo F1s and Gionee S6s whose ‘s’ stands for selfies, Vivo has joined the party with the V5.
The question that arrives next is, ‘How is Vivo V5 different?’ Of course, the apparent answer is the camera but the V5 also has a bag of more specialties in it. It is a decent upgrade of the Vivo V3. Launched on Tuesday and priced at INR 17,980/-, the phone sits an inch ahead in the line, which is presently not as crowded as the other price segments and have competitors such as the Samsung J7 and Lenovo Z2 plus, apart from the above-mentioned selfie focused devices.
The Vivo V5
The Vivo V5 stands on the bigger side with a toting 5.5-inch display and 2.5 curved gorilla glass. When it comes to design, this phone follows the same design pattern as any other phone in the market, with shiny lines running all over the edges and back, antenna bands at the back and curved edges. At first glance, the V5 does look classy with round edges and a metal unibody. Despite being a large phone, it has good ergonomics.
Vivo V5 Specifications
- 5 inch HD display
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB internal (upto 128 GB)
- 13MP rear camera
- 3,000 mAh battery
- 5 GHz Octa core mediatek MT 6750 processor
- Anroid 6.0 marshmallow OS
- Completely touch screen
What’s good about it?
The spotlight feature of Vivo V5 is its 20-megapixel-selfie camera, which is complemented by a fascinating moonlight glow flash that creates natural glow on faces, instead of the punitive white tone that a regular flash creates. There is also a face beauty mode for selfies, in which you can choose between custom and automatic options. The custom option manually adjusts the slimming and buffing levels and the automatic option corrects photos on its own.
The photos taken with the front camera on the Vivo V5 are good in indoor lightning, and the moonlight glow flash puts less strain on the eyes. The camera app has the option of video size, timer, gender detection, photo size, the shutter sound and the plus toggling one-touch capture. It has a 3000mAh battery to keep things running, and uses the latest form of Vivo’s fun touch OS 2.6, which is founded by Android 6.0 marshmallow. The phone doesn’t have any app drawer, which makes the interface quite simple to navigate and understand.
Preloaded apps on the Vivo V5 include Whatsapp, Facebook, easy share and the entire Google suite of apps. The control system pops up when you swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen and has the options to adjust the volume and brightness, toggle the flashlight, take a screenshot and even open the recently closed apps. You also have the option to use two apps at the same time called the smart screen split.
A good few are really looking forward to the launch of the V5 in the market to see what all the fuss is about.
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