Vivo V5 Review – Best Selfie Phone?


As in our day to day usage smartphone is becoming a very important commodity of our life, brands are looking for different aspects to attract more and more consumers towards their brand. Some brands are more hardware focused because of huge online competition whereas there are some brands which are these days focused only on selfie lovers.In the boat of a selfie, Vivo comes up with their new smartphone, Vivo V5. It is the first device in the world which is having a 20-megapixel selfie camera with a added feature of moonlight glow as a LED flash which will help the user to capture best selfies even in low-light.

The Phone is available in both offline and online market with the price of Rs. 17.990.

So, let’s check out how Vivo V5 performs in the real world:

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Key Specs

Operating system Android 6.0 with Funtouch OS
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD
720 x 1280 pixels
Processor Meditek MT6750
Internal Storage 32GB
MicroSD up to 128GB
Battery 3000mAh
Rear Camera 13MP,
Single LED flash
Front Camera 20MP, f/2.0 with Sony IMX376
Dimensions 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm
Weight 154 g

Design & Built


Now when we start with the Design and built of Vivo v5, this times the phone houses in full Plastic Chassis with no plastic is being used in its built, it is may be they want to low down the cost was well as extra weight from there phone. The design seems to be inspired from all their previous models and nothing much is being changed over there. The phone is made up of plastic but still i would say it feels and looks like metal only. On the front they have added a 2.5D curved glass on its 5.5″ Display panel which adds extra protection as well as looks to the phone.


On the Top portion of the phone, you will be getting nothing, turning around to the down portion, it houses single Speaker grill, beside it a normal Micro USB port and a primary mic. Down portion if Vivo V5 also houses a 3.5mm Audio Jack.


Coming to the left side of the phone you will get a supports Dual Sim at the same time or single sim + Micro SD card up to 128 gigs which make it a hybrid SIM tray.


Turning around to the other side of the phone you will get volume rockers and below that power lock key which give quite good tactile feel and no patterned feel on it.


At the front top side you get a 20 MP, front facing camera with a moon light flash which is also a highlighted features of the phone and will be explained further below.


Coming little bit down you will get navigation back keys, which also lights up. Over here the home button which is not actually a button but it houses a Fingerprint sensor which has a 360 Degree recognition system in it and works really very fast same like oneplus 3.


At the back panel of the phone you will get a 13 MP camera below that Single Tone LED Flash. Below that you will find a VIVO branding a 2 antenna lines.



Vivo V5 comes with a 5.5-inch HD with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and pixel density of 268 ppi. The Display colors are more towards blue tint which looks more vivid and dark. But still the screen is really very great. Watching movies and playing games will give you some great experience. The Sunlight legibility if Vivo V5 is also very great, while on automatic brightness or on manual brightness you can see the screen easily while in direct sunlight also. But i will say the display panel of Vivo is always great. Overall the screen for movies and games and daily use is good. But sometime if you are using it for long time in night it may strain your eyes a bit , but you can on eye protection mode at that time which will convert the blue tint to yellow tint and after that the device can be used normally in dark.

Coming to the Viewing Angle it is good and and don’t have any complains about it. There are different color modes, which you can change as per your usage by going into the setting panel.


The Vivo V5 comes with MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor with the support of 4GB RAM to get the smooth performance in day to day usage. In there UI i have never seen any LAg and after 4 GB ram we can say lag free phone. While playing games on power-saving or we can say low power mode games likAsphalt 8, GTA  got some stuttering and frame drops while playing. There were also dropped frame rates in others. But when we switch off the performance mode everything works fine, every game is working with no lag and no framedrop.


Overall in daily use no lag or slugginess is there in power saving mode also rest for gaming you can always switch it back to performance mode just like we see it in Redmi Note 4.

Also Read : Redmi Note 4 : Full Review

Antutu 41832
Geekbench 2711 Multi-Core



Coming to the camera it supports FHD video recording, along with slow motion in 480p. Now starting with the main highlight of the Vivo V5 that is its selfie camera. The company has used a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with the aperture of f/2.0. Selfie’s clicked using Vivo V5 comes really very great. Perfect color, perfect light and perfect clarity. In daylight it captures awesome selfie and this time as they have added ‘moonlight glow’ which is a LED light in front which captures selfie in dark much better. The LEd works like a torch and do not fire it like a normal flash. So, i have no complains with 20MP selfie camera of Vivo V5.


Now coming to the 13 MP primary camera which seems to be average and not good as the selfie front facing camera. The daylight photos seems to be decent but if you switch in the HDR mode they become better and even cool, with better color, saturation and even clarity. Overall the rear camera camera seems to be decent and macro shots are great. Rest you can check our camera review video and some camera shot which are added below.

Camera Samples



Out of the box Vivo V5 comes up with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the skin of Funtouch OS 2.6 running on top of it. This OS seems to be inspired from IOS and is not having any app drawer. Rest you can also change different themes by downloading it from there itheme application. Rest there is nothing much which i think must be explained over there. The UI seems to be very smooth and lag free. Rest there are many new small features like eye protection, power saving mode, which will help you in day to day usage. There is one more application named as iManager which is the only way to access the battery settings and is well designed and will tell you almost perfect time of usage.


Vivo V5 comes up with 3,000mAh battery which last really long when we compare other phones with same battery capacity. This is all thanks to the great software optimizations While you are a moderate user the battery will easily last you more than a day and if you are very aggressive usage it will easily last you a day.

This means you need to worry about battery while using the phone it will last you long.


Vivo V5 the phone which is having the world’s first 20 MP camera. So, as per my views the device is good but little bit pricy. You can buy Vivo V5 for Rs 17,980. There is no complains about the phone but the best part is it selfie camera. so if you are a selfie addict then this one is for you.


  • Best Selfie Camera
  • Software Optimisation
  • Battery Life
  • Good audio quality
  • Fast fingerprint sensor


  • High Price
  • No USB Type-C
  • Plastic Body

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By Nishith Gupta

Hello Folks! Myself Nishith, popularly known as Nick. Yes, the same guy who's the Founder and Editor of Techniblogic. On records, I've done MBA in Marketing. Outside records, I'm a tech savvy and love to fiddle and write about the gadgets. World of cool gadgets always left me amazed and curious. So, If you want to know more about new gadgets, tech stuff just stay connected with me and our team.

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