At an event in Lahore yesterday, Vivo – a Chinese mobile company – launched their V7+, a midrange smartphone in Pakistan.
Despite the midrange tag, V7+ offers top notch performance with a premium build and some unique features.
Design and display
With an all-metal body and antenna lines running on the top and bottom edge, the V7+ follows the mainstream trends in smartphones. The back has a really fast fingerprint sensor – unlocking the phone in just 0.2s – but unfortunately no dual-cameras.
It features a 5.99-inch “Full view” display, an 84.4% Screen to body ratio (according to Vivo at least). Following newest trend of “bezel-less” phones out there, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio albeit with a lower resolution (1440×720). The 2.15 mm narrow bezels give a better sense of immersion so that’s a plus.
Internals and Storage
It is strictly mid-range and packed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 with 4 GB RAM. Internal storage is 64 GB which can be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot. Unusually, the phone is Dual-SIM by default.
The V7+ runs Android 7.1 Nougat with the Funtouch OS 3.2 on top – a custom UI designed by Vivo for their smartphones.
Camera, Battery, and Price
The primary camera is a 16 MP shooter paired with software that can capture 64-megapixel Ultra HD photos. It also has Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF).
The front camera is the main highlight on Vivo V7+ with a 24 MP sensor.
The V7+ has a 3,225mAh battery. Paired with a low power SoC and a low-resolution display this phone can get you through a couple of days of use on average.
Vivo V7+ will set you back by Rs. 36,000, which is kind of overpriced for the specs it offers.
Vivo V7+ Specifications
- Processor: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- GPU: Adreno 506
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE; Dual SIM
- Display: 5.99-inch IPS LCD with HD (1440 x 720) resolution
- Dimensions: 155.9 x 75.8 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 160 g
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB
- Card Slot: yes, expandable by up to 256 GB
- Back: 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- Front: 24 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS, LTE
- Battery: 3,225 mAh
- Price: Rs. 36,000
Photos from the Launch Event