Vivo Xplay 5 is the World’s First Smartphone with 6 GB RAM

As the fight for distinctiveness in the smartphone sector continues, it is clear some companies are still focusing just as heavily on the numbers game as anything. The latest culprit is the new Vivo Xplay 5 Elite which comes with an absurd 6 GB RAM.

Though, fundamentally different, that’s more than most PCs in the world right now. The phone in question is the so-called “flagship edition”, with the peasant edition making an appearance later on.

It is also clear that design-wise it is inspired clearly by Samsung and Apple. Judging by the specs, too, it is clear where that inspiration is coming from.

The display at the front is a 5.43″ Super AMOLED with QHD resolution, and a 2.5D curved glass. It runs on aging Android 5.1 with a custom skin on top.

Underneath, you’ll get a Snapdragon 820 processor with 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of storage. The back boasts a 16 MP f2.0 Sony IMX298 processor with dual-tone LED Flash, along with an 8 MP f2.4 sensor at the front.

There’s also a fingerprint scanner at the back, along with a good audio prowess, including “HiFi 3.0” system with 2 ES9028 DAC chips, as well as three OPA1612 amplifiers. Connectivity is rather lacking with no NFC or USB Type-C.

All these goodness and numbers cost, and the price here is a mere $655. The lowly non-elite will retail for $565 with Snapdragon 652 and “just” 4 GB of RAM. Again, the phone doesn’t break any grounds with what it brings, rather it focuses just too much on the numbers game.

If I was in the market for a phone like this, at least I would get something which wouldn’t get obsolete after six months by a phone with 7 GB RAM because that’s what Vivo is apparently aiming for here.

Vivo Xplay 5 Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: customized Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Display:
    • 5.43″ Super AMOLED with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: TBA
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP Sony IMX298, f/2.0, dual-tone LED Flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.4
  • Connectivity: fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh with fast-charging


  • Raja Maja

    Farigh phone, useless ha ha ha………………..(i am in 2050), i am just speaking and my teledevice is interpreting and writing to a blog.

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      you high bro?

      • Fakhre Alam

        He’s down

      • Muhammad Yasir

        he’s just a bit disorientated after knowing the price … thats all :D

    • Muhammad Yasir

      will beat every phone in the market atm … this , mister , is the MOST POWERFUL phone in the market atm.

      im sure its benchmarks will show that it beats all flagships at camera , computing and display. only the top end devices will rub shoulders with it like S7 or iphone 7 and Xperia XA.

  • KWM

    If Apple or Samsung or any other popular brand had launched a phone with 6 GB RAM then it would have been revolutionary and taken the world by storm but since this is an unknown Chinese brand so 6GB ram is absurd now..

    • Muhammad Yasir

      are u being sarcastic ?

      i hope so…

  • KWM

    And lollipop android 5.1 is aging? Even big phones still don’t have Marshmallow

  • Fakhre Alam

    Great phone with great specs. Hifi sound, ram, best processor, dual curve design. What else do u need? Writer of this thread sounds like CEO of apple

    • Muhammad Yasir

      ahahah … there’s too much bias for chinese phones in Pak atm. time will tell.

      the only problem is the price :/

      • Fakhre Alam

        Am using meizu and so far its working great

        • Muhammad Yasir

          ya i know … an MX5 !

          • Fakhre Alam

            am thinking about xiaomi mi5 now.

            • xiaomi ka bara wala fan

              how u will buy xiaomi mi5, do let me know ,, i am too planning ti buy that phone but donesnt know here to buy

            • Muhammad Yasir

              if u have the cash … just wait for reviews … then rejoice when they’re overwhelming and order one

              • Fakhre Alam

                Hmm yes. I’ll wait for reviews.

  • Faheem Ahmed

    hahahha wont be updated to android upcoming releases..in future…

    • Muhammad Yasir

      maybe you’re mixing this up with other crap ?!
      this is Vivo … they’re one of the MOST premium brands in China , maybe the most premium !

      oh and they make phones much MUCH better for value and specs than all the pakistanis’ beloved brands like Samsung and Apple !

      read up.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    it also has a mind boggling price !

  • KMQ

    @ Azeem Ullah Hassan, bhai main thoda sa confuse hon aap is post main is phone ki launching ki khabar de rahe hain ya apna review?

    I think aap ke review ki alag post hoti tu ziyada behtar hoga, is tarah tu aap is phone ki launching ke sath hi apni rai logon ke upar musalat kar rahe hain and thats not the right way.

    Gustakhi ke liye mazrat…

  • snapdragor 820 hai set acha hoga yeh

  • Muhammad Shahbaz

    I want to buy this phone “vivo Xplay5 Elite” please confirm the process on [email protected]