While the Indian smartphone market witnesses a number of phone launches every month, there are a select few that manage to stand out – catching both consumers and critics’ attention at the same time. Chinese brand Vivo’s latest offering, the V5, certainly falls in this category. It already holds the title of being the world’s first smartphone with a 20MP camera at the front. However, that’s not the only reason that it’s special. It has several features in its kitty that make it a worthy choice at its price tag of Rs 17,980. So, let’s check out the top five reasons to buy the Vivo V5.
If looks could kill
There was a time when only high-end phones offered a premium design language with the use of metal, glass and other materials. Not anymore. The Vivo V5 falls in the category of devices that defy their price range with their classy design. The unibody metallic phone is quite slim at 7.55mm, along with being lightweight at 154g. Available in grey or gold options, the phone manages to catch your attention instantly. Adding to the looks is a 2.5D covering glass on top of the display, which gives the impression that the display extends towards the edges.
A high-definition display
A large 5.5-inch display graces the front of the Vivo V5, which is ideal for watching videos, or reading long text. The IPS technology used by the company ensures vivid colour reproduction, along with ample brightness levels. With an HD resolution, the display remains quite sharp. It also has an eye-protection mode which ensures that your eyes aren’t strained during night.
First, let me take a selfie
Of course, the talking point of the Vivo V5 is its 20-megapixel camera at the front. Yes, it’s quite notable, not just because it’s the first phone in the world to sport it, but also because that even many mobiles don’t sport such a high-res sensor at the back. With a 20MP camera, you can be assured of impressive selfies with complete details. Don’t worry, the camera would work even in low light, thanks to the availability of moonlight flash. It would illuminate the scene as per the ambient light in the surroundings.
If you like photography, the rear camera would meet your needs quite well. The 13MP shooter can capture landscape shots and macros easily, and also comes with an LED flash to click in dim settings.
4-gigs for smooth performance
Usually, the beefy amount of 4GB when it comes to RAM capacity is reserved for flagship smartphones. But just like all its aspects, Vivo has packed a 4GB RAM in the V5. The RAM, when coupled with an octa-core processor tuned at 1.5GHz, results in a lag-free performance. Be it gaming or running multiple apps, the smartphone handles them really well.
You won’t complain about storage as well since the Vivo V5 comes with 32GB of memory, which can further be extended with the use of microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Lasts long, really long
What’s the use of all the power and beautiful selfies, if the phone can’t even last a day? Well, with the Vivo V5, you don’t have to worry about that as it’s powered by a large 3,000mAh non-removable unit. The capacity is enough to ensure that the phablet can easily last an entire day, and if used moderately, then it can even last a day and a half. You can also use various battery-saving modes to extend the battery life, if required.
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list of what the Vivo V5 offers, but the five reasons mentioned above surely suggest that the latest flagship from Chinese manufacturers’ stable is worth a second look.