I’ve been using the Vivo V5 since December of last year so I’m pretty much used to Vivo‘s built and user interface by this time. So we’re glad to meet it’s younger brother, or should I say, younger sister – the Vivo V5 Lite.
Vivo is definitely on a roll in the Philippines just like in other SouthEast Asian neighboring countries. Having just launched the Vivo V5 late before 2016 ended and the Vivo V5 Plus recently, it’s not showing any signs of slowing down with the newest Vivo V5 Lite.
I could say that Vivo V5 Lite is seemingly made for those looking to having a Vivo V5 smartphone but on a budget. Smaller and a notch ‘lighter‘ on some of the specs, this ‘lite‘ version is very much worth your money given the price of Php 9,990.
Vivo V5 Lite Specs
Looking at the details, here are the major specifications of the Vivo V5 Lite smartphone:
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow + Funtouch OS 3.0)
- 5.5-inch HD Display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution + 2.5D Curved Glass
- 64-bit MediaTek MT6750 Octa-Core 1.5GHz Processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB ROM / internal storage, expandable to 256GB via microSD
- Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- 16 MP Front Camera + Selfie Softlight Flash
- 13 MP Rear Camera + LED Flash
- 4G, LTE Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, Gyroscope Sensor
- 3000mAh battery
What We Liked from the Vivo V5 Lite
Maintaining its focus on the “selfie“-centric market, the major feature of the Vivo V5 Lite is the 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and softlight specifically for the “selfie” generation. The 16MP resolution alone may be enough to lure the selfie addicts but the softlight feature makes it even more useful even in low-light conditions.
Looking very much like the other ViVo V5 series, the V5 Lite is physically more handy for the smaller hands. Despite the handy size, Vivo was still able to fit the 5.5 inch HD display through the slim bezel design that’s only 7.6mm thick and only weighs 155 g.
On the other hand, it doesn’t have the fingerprint scanner its big brothers has, which is no big deal for most.
Moreover, Vivo did not scrimp on memory with 3GB of random access memory which is enough to support Filipinos’ habit of multi-application use all at the same time. We were able to have a game running and watch Youtube videos in different apps while browsing the internet through a web browser with no issues.
Lastly, the 3000maH battery life it inherited from the Vivo V5 is a big plus. For a toned-down version, this means more life for the Vivo V5 Lite.
The Vivo V5 Lite smartphone is available in crown gold and rose gold colors. The white-boxed bundle comes with the user manuals, a pair of earphones, a plastic case, and of course, a charging cable and adaptor.
Here are sample photo shots using the Vivo V5 Lite:
Selfie using the 16MP Front Camera
Using the 13MP Rear Camera