It’s the latest Android mobile of the Vivo Series and here is the Vivo V7 Smartphone for you. Because the Vivo V7 comes with much to make an excellent first impression so it’s some amazing features. These include the fashionable design, FullView display, snappy chipset, and high-res cameras. This is the official Smartphone for FIFA World Cup 2018, which is another fancy title. However, ahead of all these facts is Vivo is continuing to the dedication to the selfie capturing where the V7 puts your face on 24 MP photos. The Vivo V7 gets a 0.2″ larger screen diagonal along with 8% higher battery capacity to deserve the extra plus sign in its model name, unlike other Smartphone pairs.
Since the diversity has always been a good thing, so we’re not judging. Here we’re to discover what the pair has to offer as well as whether it brings where it needs to. You know the potential of the V7, its imaging skills, its performance, Face Unlock and Funtouch OS and many more. As a result, we’re approaching this review well prepared along with high expectations. Besides, the Vivo V7 is the company’s latest addition to its selfie-focused series and it’s great in design and specifications. Currently, it’s the hero products in India that’s evident from the aggressive online and offline marketing campaigns the company has been carrying out. So, let’s know what the other features are coming with this phone that made it so popular with the users.
Quick Features & Specifications of the Vivo V7 Smartphone
- Device Type: Android 4G Smartphone
- CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 CPU Clock
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 64-bit Processor
- Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 with the 1.0µm pixel, LED Flash and AF Rear Camera; 24 MP f/2.0 Front cameras
- Memory: RAM- 4GB LPDDR3, 933MHz; ROM 32GB, External Memory Support Up to 256GB using MicroSD
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- Display: Screen size 5.7 inches IPS, LCD, HD+ Display (1440 x 720 Pixels)
- Color: Matte Black & Champagne Gold
- Battery: 3,000mAh Lithium-ion (Non-Removable)
- SIM: Dual SIM both are Nano-SIM & Nano-SIM Card and Dual Standby
- Operating System: Funtouch OS 3.2 Powered by Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS
- I/O Interface: 2 x Nano SIM Card Slot, 1 x MicroSD card, micro USB 2.0 Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker
- Dimensions: 149.3 mm x 72.8 mm x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 139 Grams (With Battery)
- Vivo V7 price: $353 Approx
Detail Features of the Vivo V7 Smartphone
Under the hood of the Vivo V7 Smartphone, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. Also, it has 32GB of internal storage, but you can be expanded up to 256GB while using a MicroSD card. Moreover, it comes with a 16-megapixel camera of f/2.0 aperture along with an LED flash. Besides, Vivo V7 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat along with Funtouch OS 3.2 on top. The Smartphone offers a 3,000mAh battery to keep things ticking. Most of these we have known from the above quick notes and now we’ll discuss these in details below:
Design and Build Quality of the Vivo V7 Smartphone
It’s an important point where it comes with the metal-bodied smartphones they’re pretty commonplace in the budget and mid-range segments. But, miserably, the Vivo V7 Smartphone doesn’t seem to have gotten with this program. The body looks like it could be metal from far away. But, it offers a plastic body that’s just like the V7+. Despite that, we didn’t have any issues with the fit and finish of the chassis and buttons. The tapering edges don’t offer the best grip but the on the whole size of the phone makes it easy to hold. If we say about the display of the Vivo V7, it’s a 5.7-inch IPS FullView display. Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio that fits into a body usually meant for a slighter sized screen.
Although there’s just enough space at the top for the earpiece, front camera, and sensors, the bezels on all sides are pretty thin. The phone’s HD+ resolution is a bit substandard because we like to see Full-HD+ as an alternative. It has chrome trim running alongside the edges of the phone for some visual appeal for its chrome-plated antenna bands running across the top and bottom of the back. As we like the physical feedback of the buttons, their position is also good quality.
Specifications and Features of the Vivo V7 Smartphone
The Vivo V7 Smartphone of the Vivo series latest android mobile uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mobile platform. It comes with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and the Adreno 506 GPU. You know that the Snapdragon 450 is pretty competent in practice. Besides, the benchmark performance is decent where the AnTuTu returned a score of 55,303 points while GFXbench churned out 33fps in the T-Rex test. Moreover, there’s single-band Wi-Fi b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.2. Among the other specifications are as FM radio, 4G with VoLTE support, USB-OTG, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, a compass, and a virtual gyroscope. Vivo doesn’t seem to have any plans to go down that road where many manufacturers are easing up on their Android customizations
Besides, you can hide them altogether because the software navigation keys can be switched around depending on your preference. You swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen to go one step back or to the home screen when you choose to do so. The native split screen mode of the Android in favor of Vivo’s own Smart Split feature. Currently, it supports Google Play Movies, Facebook, Youtube, MX Player, WhatsApp, and the video, file manager, messages, and calculator apps. Furthermore, the V7 offers the face recognition feature while unlocking it when you raise it to your face. Although it works well even in not-so-great ambient lighting, fails to work in low light. When you’re turning ‘Quick recognition’ off, it means that it’ll take a bit more time to unlock your phone.
Performance and Cameras of Vivo V7 Smartphone
The Vivo V7 is a very good performer and can handle most tasks very well with everyday use. But, we didn’t get any overheating difficulty. Indeed, when we’re gaming the phone hardly ever got warm. The interface is not laggy in spite of the heavy skin. And multitasking was also managed pretty professionally. Also, even in noisy places, the earpiece is loud sufficient for phone calls and its 4G reception is good as well. Moreover, the videos look good so thanks to the fairly bright display plus wide viewing angles. You’ll find that the audio performance is actually quite good when you plug in a pair of good aftermarket headphones.
On the other hand, the main selling point of the V7 is its front camera is it’s a pretty good one that’s just like the V7+. You can capture live photos because it comes with a 24 MP front-facing sensor has a selfie portrait mode that supports HDR. But, what we really like of the Vivo V7 Smartphone is the speed at which the camera captures. Also, the way that saves photos, while making it possible to take pretty sharp selfies. Even you can do it when on you’re moving about on uneven roads. But, the rear camera has a 16 MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture that’s just like the selfie camera. When taken under good lighting selfies have pretty good detail.
Battery Life of Vivo V7 Smartphone
The fitted battery of 3000mAh lasts up to 10 hours, 56 minutes when we test the HD video. We easily managed to go a full day and then some on a single charge with regular use. Although it has no fast charging support, the battery does fill up much quicker with the bundled adapter where we’re able to get to around 60 percent in little more than an hour. Since the battery usage graph is missing, you could download a third-party battery manager and see the same information.
We found that the front camera does a good job of taking selfies with the Vivo V7 Smartphone in our experience with. The design is good but still more convenient compared to the V7+ Smartphone. In spite of the slight reduction in capacity, Battery life is good as well. We’re sure it’ll succeed in the targeted markets because it has a good track record of delivering with its phones. Also, the phone is quite popular among the young, too. It’s a proportionate Smartphone coming with on every promise. As a result, we’d recommend you consider it, as there is a strong possibility the Vivo V7 might be just what you are after. So, our overall overview is it’s an excellent phone and a good partner while taking your and your friends’ selfies.