Vivo Touts ‘V5 Plus’ As The First Device With 20MP Dual-Selfie Camera

Vivo V5 Plus - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: While 2016 was a successful year for the Chinese smartphone maker Vivo in India, the company has now come up with an innovative V5 Plus which is touted as the first device to have a 20MP dual-selfie camera.

Riding on the success of the V5 smartphone that had a 20MP selfie camera accompanied with the front-facing "Moonlight Glow", the Rs 27,980 V5 Plus sports two front cameras - a 20MP regular camera and an 8MP shooter for the depth - along with a 16MP rear camera. Let us see what works for the device. Since inception, Vivo has been selling its devices with two USPs - camera and music. Design-wise, the V5 Plus looks premium with a slight resemblance to the iPhone 7.

The fingerprint scanner of V5 Plus is situated on the front of the device.

The 7.26mm slim device fits very well in the hand. The V5 Plus has camera sensors to the left of the earpiece while the flash and sensor are on the right. The fingerprint scanner is situated in the front. At the back, the 5.5-inch display device boasts a camera and a flash in the top left corner with branding at the centre.

The phone clicks amazing selfies in 20MP resolution and the second camera comes into play when you use the device to take a photo in “bokeh” mode which allows one to focus on any point in the viewfinder and blur the background.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory powers the full-metal body device. We did not experience any lag while using the device and there were no heating issues as well. The dual-SIM device asked us to register the fingerprint scanner twice - one to register the central patch and the other to register the edges. The scanner is very sensitive and responsive. The company claimed that it unlocks the device in just 0.02 seconds and the scanner unlocked the device in a jiffy. The smartphone runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 that includes impressive features like Super Screenshot that allows a user to record voice as well. The device packs a 3,160mAh battery that lasted for almost 26 hours with medium to heavy usage. The V5 Plus charges in nearly two hours. As far as the music part is concerned, the single speaker in the V5 Plus does quite well. Also, the output through 3.5mm jack was stunning.

Vivo is selling the V5 Plus with camera as the USP

What doesn't work? Users feel that if Vivo is selling its device with camera as USP, it should have made the rear camera as good as the one in the front. The rear shooter failed our test of clicking sharp images in the night. For such a price point, the Snapdragon 625 is an unfair deal. At a similar price, OnePlus 3T offers a better Snapdragon 821 processor.

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