Vivo V5s selfie smartphone is the latest hardware launched at an event in India. The new V5s pre-orders also took place on the same day, which was booked at a price for Rs 18,990.
Now, what we actually want to know is how the newly launched Vivo V5s will become the best selfie smartphone in the market currently vs other competitors with a bit cheaper budget. Here are the Vivo V5s review to checkout the details and decide to choose the better.
First impression points at the yet another selfie phone from Vivo, and the only change would be the name V5s, other than that bring 64GB of storage space, 20-megapixel front-facing camera equipped with Moonlight Glow flash. This phone would be a hybrid cross between the V5 and V5 Plus. On the rest of the side, the V5s retains much of the hardware specs – including the selfie camera setup of the V5, and it looks a lot like the V5 Plus, which invariably means that it pretends to look a lot like the iPhone 7.
When we compare Vivo V5s price with its predecessors, the V5 was launched at Rs 17890 the V5 Plus – because it was Vivo’s premiere phone – was price at a bit hefty Rs 27,980. The V5s, which falls in the middle of two, costs Rs 18,990 respectively.
When V5s details are concerned, the phone however, doesn’t disappoint much as far as taking selfies into consideration. It is capable of taking some really crisp and detailed selfies in ideal lighting conditions which means when you’re out and about in warm, sunny environment. Those conscious about their black spots, acne or whatever would want to use the Face Beauty shooting mode on-board that softens the details otherwise.
Hands-on with Vivo V5s. Indoor shots under artificial lighting see substantial loss in detail, and also, there’s some noise associated with these photographs. Shutter speed is good, but still there a room for improvement. You would wish it was a bit more faster during motion photography.
On the rear, the V5s comes installed with a 13-megapixel camera – somewhat like the V5 again — with Phase Detection Autofocus and a single LED flash. The V5s camera on the back can record 1080p videos. The V5s takes an average at best photos (even) in good lighting. Dynamic range leaves a lot to be desired and landscape shots lack details.
Furthermore, the V5s has the same hardware set as the V5 which was made available in November, the only difference being the internal storage. The V5s, just like the Vivo V5, comes with a 5.5-inch HD 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM but 64GB of internal memory, which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM phone runs Android Marshmallow-based FunTouchOS which is Vivo’s custom UI skin pack.
The user interface also comes with features such as Smart Split multi-tasking which as the name suggests allows for split-screen multitasking on supported apps. By the way, the phone supports 4G LTE connectivity as well as OTG. It comes with Vivo’s proprietary “AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio ship which provides an unparalleled sound quality, giving a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 115dB” according to the Chinese company. The phone is further backed by a 3000mAh battery just like the V5’s.
The V5s gives you a 3.5mm headphone jack, though the Funtouch OS 3.0 inside the smartphone also looks ridiculously like iOS 10. The icons, the control center, the wallpapers, everything screams iOS 10 UI. Vivo is indeed copying Apple. When compared to V5 Plus, the Vivo V5s has made things even more affordable, fancies an iPhone design for cheap.
The Vivo V5s brings in a very capable 20MP front camera and iPhone 7 design to the table at just Rs 18,990. Its hardware especially somewhat dim screen and lower mid-range processor might be lacking in the longer run.
Conclusion, the Vivo V5s is a much better than last year’s V5. For others, there are definitely better options at far less the price. The Moto G5 Plus is one such phone for instance to put your hands on.
The biggest highlight of Vivo’s phone – like most other phones – is the fact that it will be going on sale via online and offline channels starting May 6 in Matte Black finish. Crown Gold V5s variant will arrive on May 20 on wards.
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