A couple of months back, Vivo had launched its selfie-centred V5 smartphone. A few months later, on Monday, the company launched another selfie-centric Vivo V5 Plus Smartphone at an event in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 27,980 as we earlier expected it to be priced at and will start selling from February 1.
The Pre-bookings for the smartphone, however, will kick off from the next day of the launch i.e. on January 24. The Vivo V5 Plus was unveiled in Malaysia earlier this month, and the highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup.
Unlike many of the smartphones, though, the dual-camera setup on the V5 Plus is up front. The Vivo V5 Plus takes the dual-camera module and places it in the front to achieve bokeh effects in self-portraits.
Vivo V5 Plus specifications
Display: The Vivo V5 Plus boasts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on top. At its heart is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage.
Processor: Under the hood, the smartphone is packed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM. The Vivo V5 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0 layered above.
Storage: The Vivo V5 Plus comes with 64GB of onboard storage.
Battery: Fuelling the smartphone is a 3,160 mAh battery, which comes with Vivo’s dual-charging engine technology.
Camera Features as the Camera is the highlight of the Selfie-focused Vivo v5 Plus Smartphone.
It consists of a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 1/2.78-inch sensor, with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system. There is a secondary 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture that captures depth information in an image. The two sensors work in combination and add depth-of-field to selfies.
One can also change the focus of the selfies after the photo is clicked. Similar to the V5, the Vivo V5 Plus also gets a ‘moonlight glow’ flash. The LED flash basically brightens up the scene by acting like a lamp or torch, rather than firing like a flash.
The front cameras also come with support for Face Beauty 6.0. This is just another term for Beauty mode, wherein the smartphone uses a few software tricks to tweak your selfies to look better.
In addition to the dual-camera module in the front, the Vivo V5 Plus features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and 4K video recording capability.
Connectivity and other Features of Vivo V5 Plus Smartphone
- Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (nano SIMs), 4G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB OTG.
- Other features include a fingerprint sensor on the front, which is placed beneath the home button.
- The UI comes with features like Smart Split 2.0, which essentially allows users to use two apps simultaneously side-by-side.
- There’s also an eye protection mode, which “filters out blue light to protect your vision and prevent eye strain.”
As for competition, the only other smartphone that comes with a dual-selfie camera setup is the Lenovo Vibe S1.