For a few weeks now, we have been using the new Vivo V7 which was recently launched in the Philippines. Here is the specs and a review of the test unit lent to us.
Vivo V7 Specs
- Front Camera; 24 MP
- Rear Camera; 16 MP
- Display; 5.7 Inches with IPS LCD with 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Resolution;: HD (720 x 1440 Pixels) 282 PPI
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2
- CPU: 1.8GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 w/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage; 32GB expandable to 256GB via microSD
- Connect; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, MicroUSB 2.0
- Biometric: Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Dimension & Weight: 149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9 mm / 139 g
Vivo V7 1st Impressions
With a 5.7” all-screen display and equipped with a 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, it is easy to fall in love with the new Vivo V7.
On first use, you’d immediately notice that although the screen-size is 5.7′ by specs, it remains handy as it is actually an ‘all-acreen’; meaning tehe screen size is your typical 5′ phone, but giving you more. Perfect for those who want their smartphones handy, and not too big.
Add to that the metal frame and comfortable feel of the matt finish at only 1399 with dimensions of 149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9 mm.
Easily, you’d conclude that it’s a good contender in the mid-range smartphone segment.
Vivo V7 Review
Now for the more geeky features, use of the Vivo V7 is confortable to the eyes with its HD resolution with(720 x 1440 pixels 282 PPI.
Muscle wise, opening multiple apps and browsers is also no problem with the 1.8GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 running on 4 GB RAM.
Sucker for a lot of photos and videos? You have a 32GB storage expandable upto 256GB via microSD as an option while tha battery juice is at 3000mAh – a good one for a handy phone.
It also has the usual connectivity features for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, and MicroUSB 2.0.
Moreover, technological biometric features will impress you with the Fingerprint Sensor for easy unlocking of the phone. Add to that the Face Recognition which we will feature in the next article.
I have been a Vivo smartphone user for almost a year now with my Vivo V5. And now, with the success of its big brother, the Vivo V7+ released a few weeks ago, Vivo V7 is expected to do even better in the more budget-conscious market.
Vivo V7 Philippine Price
The Vivo V7 Philippine price is Php 14,990, Php 3,000 lower than that of its bigger brother – the Vivo V7+.