Vivo has released some selfie-focused phones and now it has another addition to the lineup called the Vivo V7. The design isn’t much different from the V7+. Even the specs are similar.
It’s not hard to find a mid-range Smartphone whose body is made entirely of metal. The Vivo V7 can be bit deceiving, though. From afar it looks kind of like a metal construction, but when you see it up close and inspect its surface, it’s clear that the phone is made of plastic. Plastic used to be a primary choice for phones, but now it’s getting rarer because many manufacturers try to appeal buyers by incorporating metal into their products. The Vivo V7 isn’t bad despite the plastic frame. It has a chrome trim around the edges to boost its visual appeal. The nano-SIMs + microSD card tray can be found on the left. Meanwhile, the bottom houses a micro-USB port for charging. On this side, you can also find the speaker grille and headphone jack.
It offers a 5.7-inch IPS Fullview display. Fullview displays are increasingly becoming a new trend because they’re claimed to provide more convenience while watching. It’s not to say that the phone is bezel-less. You can still notice bezels on all sides, but they’re pretty thin to begin with. The top one is thicker compared to the side bezels, which is understandable as it houses the front camera and sensor. The screen has a HD+ resolution. It could’ve been higher, like a full-HD+. This way, the display will appear much shaper and pixelation won’t be visible. When it comes to brightness, we have nothing bad to say. It’s sufficient, not to mention that it also comes with a protective screen guard.
As a phone that’s focused on selfie-camera capabilities, the Vivo V7 does a good job. It uses a 24MP sensor, which is very big for a front-camera. The features are also incredible, one of which is HDR support. Performance-wise, the camera is speedy. It takes a bunch of shots in a short period of time. There is also Face Beauty Mode which can be used to alter the results. It has tools for skin correction, whitening, and others. The image quality is good especially when it’s taken in direct sunlight. Photos take in low-light still show lots of detail, but make sure the LED flash is active. The rear camera is 16-megapixel with a f/2.0 aperture. This also takes high-quality pictures.
For performance, Vivo adds a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 to this handset. This chipset isn’t the most potent, but pretty fast for handling daily tasks. It also packs a Adreno 506 GPU to handle the graphics side of things. Overall, we would say that the phone is reliable, as evidenced by the 55,303 score on GFXbench. The 4GB of RAM is adequate, but you won’t be happy about the storage reduction. It goes from 64GB to only 32GB. It can be a deal-breaker for some. The worst part is the battery capacity follows suit. It now packs a 3000mAh, probably not too disappointing because it still gives a long screen-on time. The operating system it runs on is Funtouch OS 3.2. While it’s not complicated, those who’re accustomed Stock Android will probably take time to get used to it.
Vivo V7 specs:
- 5.7-inch IPS Fullview display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
- 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage
- 16MP rear camera, 24MP selfie camera
- 3000mAh battery
- Funtouch OS 3.2