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 what consumer actually demands in the market. In this boat of a right now selfie camera is the most demanded thing in the market. So, to cover all this stuff Vivo comes up with their new smartphone, Vivo V7. This device houses a 24-megapixel selfie camera with an added feature of moonlight glow as a LED flash which will help the user to capture best selfies even in low-light. The camera application and camera performance is improved drastically form Vivo Previous devices.
The Phone is going to be available in both offline as well as in online market with the price of Rs. 18.990.
So, let’s check out how Vivo V7 performs in the real world:
|Operating system||Android 7.1.2 with Funtouch OS|
720 x 1440 pixels
MicroSD up to 256GB
Single LED flash
|Dimensions||149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9 mm|
Design & Built
Now when we start with the Design and built in Vivo V7, this times the phone houses in polycarbonate body which seems to be like metal built but actually is very fine and high quality of plastic. This is beneficial in two way; one it will low down the weight of the phone and secondly, it will control the heating of the phone while doing intense gaming and another multitasking. The design seems to be inspired by all their previous models but still, they have given better edges and way better built when we compare this with its previous models. We also get better antenna lines which look more premium and elegant.
Starting with the front top here we get large 24-megapixel camera beside it a LED notification earpiece, different sensors and a Moonlight LED flash which works perfectly for nightlife selfies.
Sliding down it houses a 5.7′ HD Display which is not a normal display but an infinity display. This large display is fitting in a body of a small device and give about 79% of the screen to body ratio.
Moving down we get on screen back keys which can be modified and change according to your usage. This is not enough the best thing which I loved the most is that you can permanently hide the on-screen keys which will give you more screen to work with and for the home button, you can use gestures which are located at the same location where the on-screen keys are fitted.
Coming to the downside of the phone we get Micro USB port which supports OTG. Beside it, we get 3.5 mm audio jack, primary MIC and speaker which is quite loud.
Turning the phone to the left side here we get triple tray slot which supports dual Nano Sim as well as at the same time we get a support of dedicated Micro SD card slot.
Turning to another side we get volume rockers and power lock key which works perfectly. The buttons are perfectly blended in the curved body of the device.
Moving to the top side of the phone we only get a secondary noise cancellation MIC.
Finally coming to the back panel of the phone, here we get a 16-megapixel primary camera which captures quite good shots, beside that houses a single LED flash. Below that we get a fingerprint sensor which is as fast as we get on the Oneplus device, rest you can imagine how fast it is. Below that VIVO branding and nothing much which we need to cover over here.
Vivo V7 comes with a 5.7-inch HD display which gives you the resolution of 1440 x 720 and pixel density of 282 PPI. The Display colors are more towards natural tint this time which looks more vivid and dark but looks good. That Infinity display makes it looks gorgeous. Watching movies and playing games will give you some great experience. The Sunlight legibility if Vivo V5 is also top notch, while on automatic brightness or on manual brightness display is easily visible in even direct bright sunlight also. But I would say the display panel we get in Vivo V7 looks great. Overall the screen for movies and games and daily use is good.
Coming to the Viewing Angle it is also good and doesn’t have any complaints about it. There are different color modes, which you can change as per your usage by going into the setting panel.
The phone comes with Snapdragon 450 processor which features a 4 GB Ram. This combo makes it a perfect device for under 20,000 segments. Out of 32 GB of internal storage you get about 24.5 GB free, even after that, you can expand it to up-to 256GB because of the phone support dedicated Micro SD card Slot.
We get Antutu Score of 55103 and certain other scores are also good. With this screen size and great selfie, they have also given all the sensors which are required by any normal person. We can also use VR with this device as it supports gyroscope sensor. Even while using GPS it will give you proper accuracy as it also has magnetic and orientation sensor.
Coming to the gaming part, we can play almost all games. In my use, I have not seen any lag or frame drops even in Asphalt 8 high setting. Every game even in the high-end setting is working well. I have tried playing most of the games like Asphalt 8, Shadow Fight 3, Batman, Bully at Adreno 506 GPU with the support of Snapdragon 450 processor work well. I have also not seen any heating issue while long gaming in DELHI, INDIA Temperature.
Vivo always comes with some great camera. This time in Vivo V7 comes with comes up with 16 MP rear Camera which comes out quite good. The rear camera seems to be even better than what we get in Honor 9i. We get better clarity and better bokeh. The images came out really good with some great colors and saturation. Rest, I have already posted some camera shots downside. Coming to the Low light images, it comes up with a little bit noisy
Coming to the front part here we get a large 24-megapixel sensor for selfies with a front LED flash in it. I would say taking selfies in good light as well as no light will come out really good.
Rest, we also have a different option in the camera application which we can use and fiddle up with to get better shots.
Out of the box, Vivo V7 comes up with Android 7.1.2 Nogat with the skin of Funtouch OS running on top of it. This OS seems to be inspired by IOS and is not having any app drawer. Rest you can also change different themes by downloading it from their 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 the day to day usage.
Vivo V7 comes up with 3,000mAh battery. Overall it took about 1 Hour 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 100% from their default charger. Even with my heavy usage with containing whole day Wifi Hotspot+dual Sim+ Whole day calling and messaging and browsing. Until the end of the day, I left with 35% of battery.
This means you need to worry about battery while using the phone it will last you long.
For selfie lovers, it is going to be a great device.
- Great Selfie Camera
- Software Optimisation
- Battery Life
- Good audio quality
- Fast fingerprint sensor (same as Oneplus)
- High Price
- No USB Type-C
- Plastic Body (polycarbonate, which looks like Metal)