Vivo V5 Unboxing And First Impressions – The New Selfie King?

Selfie centric telephones are the “open secret” to good fortune by way of maximum smartphone manufacturers these days to seize the higher marketplace of any person who desires to seem excellent in self-portraits. Because of that pattern, we are seeing producers arising with telephones that has over 13 megapixels in entrance for the previous two years.

Vivo V5 Unboxing And First Impressions - The New Selfie King?
The new selfie king?


Vivo, a emblem that is widely known for his or her worth for cash telephones enters this sport with the discharge of the V5, often referred to as the “Best possible Selfie” telephone. Why? On paper, it took the ballgame to a complete new degree with the creation of Sony’s 20 MP f/2.0 IMX376 sensor in entrance. On most sensible of that, Vivo added a “softlight flash” to enliven your selfies with herbal colours in low-gentle eventualities.

Now, let’s to find out on this two-part assessment if Vivo’s newest providing is the brand new selfie telephone to overcome.

Disclaimer: This V5 check unit used to be borrowed from Vivo Philippines for our uncolored assessment.

Vivo V5 Specifications

Show: 5.5 Inch HD 1280 x 720 solution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass coverage at 267 ppi
CPU: 1.5 GHz 64 Bit MT6750 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T860
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB expandable by means of micro SD card slot as much as 128 GB (hybrid)
Major Digital camera: 13 MP f/2.2 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Digital camera: 20 MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 w/ softlight flash
Battery: 3,000 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS w/ FunTouch OS
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A GPS, twin SIM
Others: Fingerprint scanner, AK4376 HiFi DAC
Sensors: Accelerometer, gentle, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Dimensions: 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55 mm
Weight: 154 g
Value: PHP 12,990

Unboxing / Equipment

The box!
The field!


This tool is packaged in a easy but great and jam-packed manner. It is filled with a 1.6A USB wall charger, USB to micro USB information / charging cables, earbuds w/ mic, and SIM ejector software.

Inclusions inside the phone
Inclusions within the telephone


The telephone could also be supplied with a excellent form of pre-put in tempered glass and narrow and transparent TPU case for extra coverage.

Construct High quality / Design

Vivo V5 side by side with Oppo F1s
Vivo V5 facet by way of facet with Oppo F1s


On first glance, we will be able to’t assist however examine it with the Oppo F1s? Why? Like what we mentioned above, the Vivo V5 is aesthetically an identical with the F1s on first glance. The distinction lies within the contruction of fabrics, the V5 is most commonly constituted of plastic with steel paint end. On most sensible, its 5.5 inch HD display has a 2.5D Gorilla glass coverage.

SIM tray ejected!
SIM tray ejected!


Whilst it does not really feel as top rate in comparison with different steel unibody telephones, we would not thoughts that a lot as Vivo ensured that the telephone would nonetheless really feel first rate. Additionally it is a small sacrifice inorder to place higher specifications on paper. Then so long as you do not take away the FREE tempered glass and TPU case, this tool will no doubt ultimate.

Chrome painted aspects, sensors, and the 20 MP selfie digital camera
Fingerprint scanner / contact-most effective house button at the side of 3.5 mm jack, microphone, micro USB port, and speaker grill beneath
Twin SIM and micro SD card slot at left
The same old energy button and quantity rocker placement at proper


With regards to design, this can be a extremely interesting telephone for everybody. Just like the F1s, it reminds us of a blended HTC and Samsung design that the majority love. It has right kind arching again design, semi rounded corners, strips of chrome paint end at the aspects, and gold lining accessory within the fingerprint scanner.

The V5 is a simple to like fashionable and top rate taking a look handset for nearly everybody!

The handset does not even have thick display black border bezels. Additionally it is narrow at 7.55 mm and lightweight at 154 grams. The tool seems nice for everybody and has same old placement of buttons / ports.

Our most effective small gripe is the pointy edges of its pre-put in tempered glass which may well be anxious in case your telephone is not dressed in its cushy TPU case.

Preliminary findings

1. Its 5.5 inch HD display has excellent colours although it is not as sharp as complete HD panels, its use of 10 issues of contact is a large plus as neatly.
2. The telephone seems excellent and its use of a most commonly plastic development is not bothering in any respect.
3. The use of MT6750 octa core chip paired with 4 GB of RAM is greater than sufficient for social media, enjoying movies, and informal process up to now. We will check if its battery existence and gaming efficiency additional.
4. Its 13 MP f/2.2 primary digital camera can vivid pictures, however there may be visual grains. The 20 MP selfie digital camera is excellent and may well be on par or fairly higher than the F1s. We additionally loved its softlight flash up to now.
5. We most popular its non-contact house button w/ fingerprint scanner over different buttons. There may be OTG and capacitive keys lighting fixtures as neatly. Then again, there is not any LED gentle for notifications. Its  AK4376 HiFi DAC sounds fascinating.

Digital camera teaser

Main camera test
Major digital camera check
Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie
Selfie with softlight flash
Selfie with softlight flash

As of the instant

The Vivo V5 is shaping as much as be a excellent telephone on this crowded midrange sport. It has excellent specifications in all places and its use of that giant 20 MP entrance digital camera shooter is a HUGE plus. This may well be the most efficient selfie telephone within the nation up to now.

Be careful for our complete assessment!

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).