Vivo is a new entrant in the Indian smartphone market all the way from China and it has brought to India the slimmest phone in the world. The X5Max is just 4.75mm thick and promises to give the flagship smartphones a run for their money. It does remind us of Xiaomi and how its Mi3 also promised the same. So, we take the X5Max with a pinch of salt as we give it a try and find out what its worth really is.
The Vivo X5Max has a 1.7GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and should help the user multitask with great ease. The X5Max runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and also features the ability to support two SIM cards. There is 16GB inbuilt storage provided on the Vivo X5Max and it can be expanded further up to 128GB using a microSD card. A 5.5-inch screen, which puts out display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, can be found on the X5Max. There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front can be spotted on the Vivo X5Max. Unfortunately, the battery specs are not available for now for the X5Max, though we feel it should carry a battery of 3000mAh and above which will dole out at least 8 hours of talktime.
Vivo has entered the Indian smartphone market following the success of players like Oppo and Gionee and the 'flash'(based on flash sales) success of Xiaomi. However, the Indian audience is skeptical about the smartphones coming in from Chinese makers and the case of Xiaomi's Mi3 is still fresh among many. Vivo faces all these risks and it has to zero in on a marketing strategy that can give it an upper hand in India. The X5Max is a powerful smartphone with specs that can put most of the flagship smartphones to shame unless they are on their way for an overhaul. Based on hardware, the X5Max is worth recommending but we would ask you to tread cautiously.