vivoV7+ Review

Intro

FullScreen, FullView, FullVision – call it whatever, but the 18:9 display with trimmed bezels has actually ended up the following huge point this year and also vivo’s V7+ is riding this wave. The manufacturer might be a bit late for the Full-something bandwagon, yet it is amongst the first to offer the trending attribute onto a mid-ranger smartphone.

With the V7+ the maker likewise keeps its standard focus on the selfie photography and supplies yet an additional outstanding shooter capable of developing a substitute defocused history. Yet that won’t suffice to beat the V5+ bokeh king. Not even the honor of being picked as the official smart device for World Cup 2018 in Russia. But a trending FullView display may simply do it.

The V7+ is likewise the premiere of Qualcomm’s most current 14nm chip – the Snapdragon 450. It has an unimpressive octa-core A53 processor, but the Adreno 506 GPU and also the new double ISPs with indigenous bokeh assistance are some welcome updates. There is additionally a new faster LTE modem and also the V7+ features a tri-slot for 2 SIMs and also a microSD cards, so you can fully use the phone’s capacities. And also the base 64GB storage space is much valued, too.

vivo V7+ essential functions:

Main shortcomings

While the Snapdragon 450 has a modern Wi-Fi chip, vivo picked to cover simply the basics and didn’t make use of the dual-band feature. No NFC as well as no rapid charging are additionally rather of a turn-off. But while the resolution may be stretching at 6″, the pixel thickness is still rather tolerable, and we anticipate no pixelization whatsoever.

We are thrilled to check this brand-new Qualcomm contribute action as well as see how points will certainly exercise with the new FullView screen in some pc gaming sessions. And understanding vivo, we already have some high hopes for that 24MP selfie eye. Shall we begin?

Covering it up

Vivo certainly understands exactly how to construct phones for the selfie-addicted fashion-conscious consumers. Sleek layout, stylish looks, advanced display, stylish efficiency, professional-level selfies. That’s the V7+ and also you get all packed right into a light-weight phablet body. Did we discuss these come with a bargain?

Vivo has gone shopping wise for the V7+ and we can not pick a favored feature due to the fact that there are numerous. The 18:9 6″ screen may be typical in resolution, however it’s still leading of the rack in immersive experience as well as comparison ratio. The brand-new Snapdragon 450 is gaming-friendly, and also a wonderful multi-tasker, and also it also offers fantastic battery life. Vivo did a great work with the main camera, however it’s the selfies where the V7+ really shines.

Vivo allowed some small omissions disrupt the otherwise great bundle – the absence of dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and fast charging. We no more locate the iOS-inspired UI style that cool down. But we might easily forgive those for the otherwise impressive all-round experience.

vivo V7+ key test findings

Noteworthy options

One more great thing about the V7+ is its competitive cost, where available. However the competition is already going in vivo’s niche, that’s without a doubt.

Take the Oppo F5 for example – it has a comparable body that wraps a similar 6″ 18:9 screen, however it’s of a greater 1080p resolution. The cpu and the GPU are more effective, the rear video camera has wider aperture, while the selfie sharpshooter is just as capable. There is no FM radio and also Hi-Fi audio on the Oppo, however the upgrades might be worth thinking about, specifically that both set you back the very same.

LG has the Q6 as a trump card in great deals of markets, as LG’s reach is broader and also its advertising and marketing maker – much better. The Q6 uses a higher-res widescreen, yet operates on a slower chip, as well as its selfie electronic camera is standard. Still, the larger market schedule as well as more powerful PR the Q6 may also make it to even more check lists than the V7+.

And also if the V7+ is also big for you, you should examine vivo’s latest V7 smartphone. It’s basically the V7+ but with a smaller display as well as cut in half storage.

If the 18:9 widescreen is not a must, then there is lots to pick from. Xiaomi’s newest Mi A1 working on pure Android, its MIUI counterpart – the Mi 5X, the very popular Redmi Note 4 or perhaps the Mi Max 2. These 4 offer blazing fast performance, sturdy batteries, terrific screens, metal bodies, as well as top notch pictures. Mi A1 and Mi 5X have dual-camera setups on the back, so you will certainly be obtaining indigenous bokeh shots, also.

Europe as well as U.S.A. clients might have a tough time discovering any of those yet the LG, so the Nokia 6, Motorola Moto G5S, as well as the Samsung’s Galaxy J7 Pro would do for them. The Nokia is one of the most unexciting of the triad, while the Moto has a dual-cam on the back with 4K video clip recording. The Samsung has a great Super AMOLED display as well as it has put large apertures and also LED flashes on both the rear as well as selfie snappers, so it’s a huge threat to the V7+.

The verdict

LG, Samsung, and also also Motorola may be overtaking the V7+ due to their bigger schedule and appeal. Yet that’s the elegance on the market division. While others construct gadgets for the globe, vivo customizes its phones to a specific target group as well as markets. And where the vivo V7+ is available – it will certainly offer great.

The V7+ has been meticulously put together with a certain audience in mind and it just masters all its highlight features – screen, efficiency, camera, even layout. If you live in a market where vivo offers, there is not a solitary reason why you should not give it a serious consideration.

Network
  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2017, September
  • Status: Available. Released 2017, September
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 155.9 x 75.8 x 7.7 mm (6.14 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz)
  • Build: Front glass, plastic body
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~78.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • – Funtouch OS 3.2
  • Platform
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
  • Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 506
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM (Vivo Z10)
  • Main Camera
  • Single: 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″, 1.0m, PDAF
  • Features: LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 24 MP, f/2.0
  • Features: LED flash
  • Video:
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – 32-bit/192kHz audio
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Radio: FM radio, recording
  • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – MP4/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – Document viewer
    – Photo/video editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3225 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Infinite Red
  • Price: About 360 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 1367 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1290Basemark X: 9955
  • Display: Contrast ratio: 1782:1 (nominal), 2.6717 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 66dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 79dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -86.9dB
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