Honestly, it’s hard to keep a track of the new smartphone launches under the 20k segment. Vivo and Oppo have been battling it out, and Vivo recently came up with Vivo V7, which is a good addition to their range. It’s smaller than Vivo V7 Plus, but how different is it otherwise? Here’s a quick review.
Well, much like many of the smartphones in this segment, Vivo V7 features a plastic body, just like Vivo V7 Plus. It looks like metal afar, but isn’t the best build in class, as far as grip is concerned. It comes with a 5.7-inch IPS FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio, so the overall effect remains decent as far as looks are concerned. The sensors, front camera and the earpiece are aptly located on the top. Also, for the price point, you expect more than HD+ resolution. By the way, Vivo V7 has been priced at 20k, but with online stores, you can always get it a discount. Just a small note – Vivo V7 comes with the screen-guard on.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard memory. If you have checked the Vivo V7 Plus, you probably know that it gets 64GB ROM. Also, the battery is a tad smaller for Vivo V7. The 3000mAh battery offers decent charge, but for the price point, you might expect a tad more. Sensors like ambient light, accelerometer and proximity sensor are included. At a point, when makers are trying to offer stock Android experience devices, Vivo doesn’t seem to be on that route. The device runs on Funtouch OS 3.2, which is a skin for Android 7.1.2 Nougat. For stock Android users, it might take a while to understand this one. You also get Vivo’s Smart Split feature with this one.
Camera and more
Vivo has been marketing V7 for the front camera, and to be honest, the 24MP shooter on the front is a good gamechanger. Capture live photos easily with this one, and the overall app for the camera is extremely smooth. The front camera also takes great pictures in the low light. The 16MP camera on the rear comes with a few extra features, but overall, the front shooter works better.
Now if you compare Vivo V7 with Vivo V7 Plus, the latter does feel a tad larger for regular free use, but it also gets a better battery and more memory. Overall, Vivo V7 Plus price is higher, and if you a looking for a decent device for a tad low price, Vivo V7 works well. It doesn’t really pack the best display, but other things are in place.