There was a time when having a front camera as low as 0.3 Megapixels was a novelty and was used solely for Skype and video calling. However, some geniuses found in it a way to click self portraits and they went on to be called selfies. Such is the craze among smartphone users for selfies that brands went on to manufacture selfie smartphones for that very reason. Today, we have handsets that have better cameras on front and not on their rear panel as a primary snapper. Vivo has now come up with a first of its kind selfie smartphone with world's first ever 20 MP front camera. This handset the V5 and here is a brief overview of the same.
20 Megapixels Front Camera: We have already mentioned it and this is the main highlight of Vivo V5 that has recently been launched. The handset is first of its kind to come with a powerful 20 Megapixels front snapper for all those who love to click selfies. The picture quality is further enhanced by the accompanying 8 Megapixels camera accompanying it, which makes it a dual camera module on the front.
Front Flash: Vivo is marketing this handset as the one with moonlight camera on the front for its front flash. The brand claims that the front selfie flash on the handset produces a soft light akin to moonlight for natural looking selfies. This further appeals to those who are a huge fan of clicking selfies.
Hi-Fi Music: This handset is also a good one for those who love to use their smartphones for listening to music. Vivo has equipped the device with AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip, which is designed to improve the audio quality.
Eye Protection Mode: Vivo has provided an eye protection mode in this handset, which is quite a useful feature to have. This feature, when enabled filters the blue light completely to protect the eyes of the user. A must have for anyone who use their devices for prolonged period and are at risk of weak eyesight.
Lackluster Build quality: One of the issues plaguing budget handsets is the build quality, however, Vivo has priced V5 above INR 15,000 and as such we can expect a decent build from the handset. However, that is not the case for V5 as the build quality feels pretty plasticky and tacky.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 1, 2017|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Upgradable To V7.0 (Nougat)
|Custom UI||Funtouch OS|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||152.5 x 74 x 7.2 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Screen||IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass|
Corning Gorilla Class 5
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||73.73 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Front Camera||20 MP + 8 MP|
|Front Camera Sensor||Exmor RS|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor, Exmor-R CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3055 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, Protective Film, Protective Case, User Manual, Warranty Card|