There was a time when having a front camera as low as 0.3 Megapixels was a novelty and was used solely for Skype and video calling. However, some geniuses found in it a way to click self portraits and they went on to be called selfies. Such is the craze among smartphone users for selfies that brands went on to manufacture selfie smartphones for that very reason. Today, we have handsets that have better cameras on front and not on their rear panel as a primary snapper. Vivo has now come up with a first of its kind selfie smartphone with world's first ever 20 Megapixels front camera. This handset the V5 and here is a brief overview of the same.
Why Should You buy?
20 Megapixels Front Camera: We have already mentioned it and this is the main highlight of Vivo V5 that has recently been launched. The handset is first of its kind to come with a powerful 20 Megapixels front snapper for all those who love to click selfies. The picture quality is further enhanced by the enhanced beauty mode accompanying the camera interface.
Front Flash: Vivo is marketing this handset as the one with moonlight camera on the front for its front flash. The brand claims that the front selfie flash on the handset produces a soft light akin to moonlight for natural looking selfies. This further appeals to those who are a huge fan of clicking selfies.
Hi-Fi Music: This handset is also a good one for those who love to use their smartphones for listening to music. Vivo has equipped the device with AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip, which is designed to improve the audio quality.
Eye Protection Mode: Vivo has provided an eye protection mode in this handset, which is quite a useful feature to have. This feature, when enabled filters the blue light completely to protect the eyes of the user. A must have for anyone who use their devices for prolonged period and are at risk of weak eyesight.
Why Should You Not buy?
Lackluster Build quality: One of the issues plaguing budget handsets is the build quality, however, Vivo has priced V5 above INR 15,000 and as such we can expect a decent build from the handset. However, that is not the case for V5 as the build quality feels pretty plasticky and tacky.
No Quick Charging: At a time, when most handsets are coming with good batteries and fast charging, not including the same in the handset does not make any sense. There is a a 3000 mAh battery in this handset but without fast charging it does not usually make sense.
Lenovo Z2 Plus: The best alternative to the Vivo V5 in this price range is the Lenovo Z2 Plus, which has a much better build quality. Lenovo has equipped it with a bigger battery as well as quick charging, which is a plus. However, no alternative can beat the Vivo V5 when it comes to front camera.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. The supported apps can easily be moved to SD card in this handset when need arises.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Vivo V5 comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with single LED flash. As well as a front single LED moonlight flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in V5 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – Yes, this smartphone can record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 1080p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which makes for a good user experience. The stock Android has been skinned by Funtouch OS, which is visually appealing and easy to use.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset With Battery (Non-removable), Headset (Earphone), Power Adapter, USB Cable, User Manual, Sim Ejector, Complimentary Screen Guard, Complimentary Back Cover