Vivo is gearing up for 2017 as it releases an improved version of the Vivo V5 which was launched only a couple of months ago. The Vivo V5 rocked the market by announcing its 20 Megapixel Selfie camera last November 2016. The Vivo V5 Plus now comes with Dual-Cameras, not at the back of the phone, but at the front!
Vivo is focused on making the V5 Plus “The Perfect Selfie” by using a Sony IMX376 sensor for its 20 Megapixel front camera and an 8 Megapixel camera to collect depth-of-field information for improved self-portrait images. This feature makes them a standout compared to other brands with Dual-cameras, especially Huawei since the user has to use his main camera to achieve a selfie with bokeh effect, which of course is impossible unless someone else takes a photo of him. The camera at the back of the phone is no slouch either as it comes with a 16 Megapixel sensor that is capable of taking vivid photos.
Here are sample photos of my selfie bokeh shot as well as images from the main camera:
The Vivo V5 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 64GB Internal Storage and 4GB of RAM. The fingerprint scanner is still found at the home button on the front which can now be pressed. I am not certain why Vivo switched to a button with moving parts, whereas they said before that market research was a result for them to have a non-pressable home button on the V5 similar to the Apple iPhone 7.
Here are the Vivo V5 Plus Specs:
|OS:||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with FunTouch OS 3.0|
|Processor:||2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor | Adreno 506|
|Display:||1080 x 1920 5.5" Full HD IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Curved Glass|
|Wireless Connections:||LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Memory:||64 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD Card up to 256GB, 4GB RAM|
|Connectors:||Micro USB 2.0 with OTG Support|
|Cameras:||16 Megapixels (Main Camera), 20 Megapixels (Sony IMX376) + 8 Megapixels (Front Cameras)|
|SIM Card Slots:||2x Nano SIM Cards required (Hybrid)|
The Vivo V5 Plus Price will be at P19,999.00 and is available for pre-order until January 28.