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Vivo V5 Lite Hands-on, First Impressions

Vivo introduced a new smartphone in January and the latest addition to the company’s V5 lineup, the Vivo V5 Lite. As the name suggests, it’s the toned-down version of the Vivo V5 we reviewed back in December. It has a 5.5-inch display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 16MP front camera with LED flash, and a sub-Php10K price tag. Check out our initial impressions about the device.

The V5, right off the bat, looks and feels similar to the V5. On the front, it has the same 5.5-inch display with HD resolution and mounted with 2.5D curved glass. There’s no mention if it’s Gorilla Glass, so we’re assuming it’s a standard scratch-resistant glass.

Situated above the display are the receiver, sensor, 16MP camera, and LED flash. Down below are three unlit capacitive keys for navigation. Absent here is the fingerprint scanner found in the V5 and V5 Plus.

On the right are the volume keys and power/lock button. To the left is the hybrid SIM tray that can accept two micro-sized SIM cards or a single SIM and a microSD card.

The top side is devoid of any ports or buttons, while down below is the headset jack, microphone, microUSB port, and loudspeaker.

At the back is the 13MP camera, LED flash, Vivo badge, and two antenna bands at the top and bottom.

On the hand, the V5 Lite feels premium thanks to its metallic body. There’s a plastic chrome strip lining the sidewalls for added grip and attractiveness. It’s also relatively thin at 7.6mm with enough heft at 155 g.

Software-wise, it’s running FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android Marshmallow. It’s supported by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU, Mali-T860 GPU, 3GB RAM, and 3,000mAh battery.

Vivo V5 Lite specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 267ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU
Mali-T860 GPU
32GB storage
microSD card support (uses SIM 2)
13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
16MP front camera w/ Selfie Softlight
FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
3,000mAh non-removable battery
153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm
155 g
Crown Gold, Rose Gold

The Vivo V5 Lite is Php9,990. Stay tuned for our full review.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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