Updated on 2018-04-11 by Geetansh Arora
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Say whatever, Vivo is one of the fast players in the mobile space and since 2017 was the genesis year for bezel-less smartphones, Vivo couldn’t be kept out of the circuit for long. So here’s Vivo V7+ launched in September, 2017. The V7+ builds upon the Vivo V7, in many ways.
Starting with a big 5.99 inch display at a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, at 18:9 ratio that gives a mundane density of ~269 PPI. Vivo says that the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, with nearly no side bezels but some at the top and bottom, housing the camera and speakers. Vivo V7+ is quite thin at just 7.7mm and weighs around 160 grams. Not so heavy for such a large smartphone.
Looking at the smartphone, you won’t get the ultimate premium appeal, credits to plastic unibody build. The 2.5D curved screen glass gives it some premium touch though. The IPS LCD is not that impressive considering the price of the smartphone and that’s probably the elephant in all our disappointments with this smartphone. What’s no less hurting is that the smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC, featuring 8 Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8GHz. To handle graphics, there’s an Adreno 506 onboard which is definitely not a gamer’s delight, but yeah Its quite okay for casual gaming on Android.
One thing about which we don’t know to be happy or perplexed about is the RAM. Vivo has packed 4GB of RAM in this device, which is quite not equalling to the Snapdragon 450 chipset. (Why Vivo?) Vivo V7+ has 64GB of onboard storage and is expandable via MicroSD. The smartphone is running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box - with no sight of Oreo update. And to lower us this smartphone more into Its grave, Vivo’s iOS-Ripoff Android skin called the FunTouch 3.2 is all over the place.
Let’s talk numbers, On GeekBench 4.1, Vivo V7+ scores 767 on single core drives and 3912 on multi-core tests. On AnTuTu, Vivo V7+ scores 57791, which is well below Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 and Note 5’s score 61616. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is on a different level with a score of above 100000.
Coming to cameras, because Vivo calls Itself market ‘leaders’ in camera, the Vivo V7+ boasts a 16MP, f/2.0 rear sensor with 1-micron pixels. On the front, we have a gigantic 24MP, f/2.0 sensor with LED flash. The rear camera performs well is daylight conditions and takes pictures with plenty of details. The performance under low-light is decent as well. The selfie camera takes excellent pictures. There's beautify mode as always which makes you look better.
Apart from that, we have rear-mounted fingerprint scanner above the Vivo branding. The smartphone has a 3225mAh juice pack which is okay-ish but not impressive as the smartphone runs a 6-inch IPS LCD display which is bound to burn the fuel pretty fast. Thank the lord, we have a 3.5mm jack. There’s no fast charging, as Snapdragon 450 isn’t enabled for that, so embrace the USB2.0. There’s no IP rating, so if you buy V7+ please keep it safe away from liquids.
Priced at around Rs. 20000, we think it is a bit overpriced. With Xiaomi spoiling the crowd with dirt cheap smartphones with superb features and internals, it is difficult to justify this pricing. Still, if you are a selfie lover and need a bezel-less display phone then this is a decent option.
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Vivo V7+ is a phone with beautiful bezel-less display, decent chipset and great cameras. The phones performs well and is a great option for selfie lovers. The chipset is not very powerful so gamers should avoid it.