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Vivo V7+ First Impressions




Vivo has just launched their newest flagship smartphone, the Vivo V7+, a device that marks their introduction to the 18:9 display and selfie-centric spheres. With a 5.99-inch FullView display and 24MP front camera, Vivo is definitely stepping up their game through the V7+. Let’s check it out.

The Vivo V7+ sports a 5.99-inch FullView display with a resolution of 1440 x 720, for a pixel density of 267ppi. The bezels aren’t absent, but the screen-to-body ratio is moderately good at 84.4%.

Above the display sits the front-facing camera, the other main highlight of this device. It has a resolution of 24MP and an aperture of f/2.0. It is accompanied by a dedicated LED flash and the call speaker.

Moving to the back, we see the fingerprint scanner, 16MP OmniVision sensor f/2.0 rear camera, dedicated LED flash, and the Vivo logo slightly above the center. Aesthetic wise, the rear is where the V7+ shines. It has a metallic, matte finish that doesn’t seem to attract fingerprints and smudges, and has a simple but premium look.

The right side of the device is home to the power and volume buttons, while on the other end, we get a card tray that has dedicated slots for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card, a huge plus.

The bottom is busy, with a 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, speaker grille, and a micro USB port. It’s quite strange to see micro USB favored over Type-C here, as it doesn’t match with the rest of Vivo’s efforts to make a more premium device.

Other than the disturbingly missing USB Type-C port, the V7+’s overall design is very nice and holding it is quite comfortable despite its large size. The premium-feel is complemented by FunTouch OS 3.2, Vivo’s proprietary skin for Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Under the hood, the V7+ sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It packs a 3,225mAh battery, an AK4376A Hi-Fi DAC for better audio playback, and even has facial recognition capabilities for unlocking the phone.

The Vivo V7+ is priced at Php 17,990. You can now pre-order the phone via Vivo stores/kiosks and authorized dealers, as well as Lazada, until September 29. It will be widely available on September 30.

Vivo V7+ specs:
5.99-inch 1440 x 720 FullView display, 267ppi
84.4% screen-to-body ratio
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core CPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot
16MP OV16880 f2.0 rear camera w/ LED flash
24MP f/2.0 front camera w/ Moonlight Glow
Dual-SIM (nano)
4G LTE
Dual-band WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB OTG
FM Radio
Fingerprint scanner
Face ID
AK4376A Hi-Fi Audio Chip
Funtouch OS 3.2 (Android 7.1 Nougat)
3,225mAh battery
155.87 x 75.74 x 7.7 mm
160 g

 



Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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1 Response

  1. Ejia says:

    -flagship
    -Snapdragon 4xx
    choose one

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