Vivo V5s First Impressions : Only If You Need A Phone for Good Selfie
Vivo Mobiles has added another phone in its selfie phone’s portfolio. The name of the phone itself suggests that it is a variant of existing Vivo V5. The company launched the Vivo V5s at an event in Gurgaon and I was there to experience the device and see what it has to offer. Here is my first impressions of Vivo V5S.
If you go through the specs sheet, you will easily understand the reason why the company launched the phone. Vivo V5 had a small issue that the company decided to address with this phone. Vivo V5s comes with 64GB of internal storage while the Vivo V5 has 32GB of storage. When you are buying a phone just for selfie and camera usage, you will need a phone with large storage. While the phone has expandable storage, you had to compromise with second SIM. After the JIO services launch, two SIM cards are now a requirement.
Recently Gionee also launched a selfie phone with similar specs but with large storage. 20 MP front camera is still an advantage but storage was also a considerable feature. So, Vivo decided to upgrade the phone and add more storage to give users an option.
The design of Vivo V5s has slight changes but it looks same. Only the positions of antenna bands have been changed. All other things are same. The phone has the front camera and LED flash above the display. Below the display, it has a physical home button with a fingerprint sensor embedded on it.
It has a volume rocker and power button at the right edge and SIM card tray is at the left edge. The phone with micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio port and speaker grill at the base side. The rear camera with LED flash is located at the top left side of the back panel.
The phone has slight curved on the back to offer better grip. The company has also added a Matte Black option along with Crown Gold color option. The Matte Black option can be attractive for many consumers.
The phone has 5.5-inch HD display. At this price, HD resolution is disappointing. The same thing I hated in the Vivo V5 as well. The phone’s display is bright to give you awesome experience but having just HD display after paying this much amount is not a good option.
It runs on FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android Marshmallow. You get several software features on the phone to improve your experience and productivity. The phone can be customized with available themes and wallpapers. Vivo has also included the cricket theme for the IPL season. The phone itself has the option to get details of customer service places near you.
Smart Split multi-tasking is also a notable feature that allows for split-screen multitasking on supported apps.
The phone comes with Vivo’s proprietary “AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip to give you good music experience and unparalleled sound quality. It also has fingerprint sensor that can quickly unlock your phone.
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The phone comes with octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz along with Mali T860 GPU. It also has 4GB RAM for improved multitasking. The phone’s performance is fine but this setup for Rs. 19000 is disappointing. If you see other phones available in the market, this chipset is available in many phones priced around Rs. 10,000. Only offering More RAM with weak processor is not a good option.
The phone comes with 13 megapixels rear camera with LED flash. The rear camera captures decent photos.
The phone has 20 megapixels front camera with moonlight glow. You also get several software features including selfie mode. This is the only thing that makes this phone worth to consider. If you are looking for a phone just to capture lots of selfies and post across social media platforms, this phone can be your choice. moonlight glow works extremely well and works excellent in low light. So, you can capture brilliant selfies any time and anywhere.
For group selfies, it also has group selfie mode that allows you to capture panorama selfies and adjust lots of people in a selfie.
You can capture brilliant selfies any time and anywhere.
The phone has 4G with VoLTE, 3G, Wi-FI, Bluetooth, GPS, and microUSB. This is a dual SIM phone with the hybrid slot. It is packed with 3000 mAh battery. This is another disappointment. Most of the mid-range phones now offer larger battery. Vivo V5S is for selfies and camera. If you are capturing too many selfies and using social media throughout the day, this battery will drain fast.
Vivo V5s is considerable only if you are looking for a phone just for selfies. The phone is not bad at all, but the buying a phone just for selfies after paying this much of amount is something I don’t recommend. The front camera is the only USP. So, don’t expect good performance with the phone. It will be fine just for normal day-to-day usage and social media.