Vivo had an eventful 2017, and their latest launch – Vivo V7, promises a lot more. It is seen like a sibling to Vivo V7 Plus, which was launched earlier. Both devices are extremely similar in more ways than one, but Vivo V7 is smaller in size, weighs lesser and has a smaller battery. Both come under the 22k segment. So, how good is Vivo V7? Take a look below at the features and other aspects. By the way, it would compete with Oppo F5, which was also launched around the same time.
Vivo V7 comes with a plastic body, which according to us is one of the major bummers for a phone in this price segment. Under that body, the device runs on a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, and that might feel a tad underwhelming for this range, but when we used the device for heavy gaming and entertainment, we had no issues. The phone doesn’t have any major heating problem either. You get 4GB of RAM, along with 32GB of onboard memory, which is just half of what you get with V7+. It comes with a 5.7-inch IPS FullView display, which is decent, but we wonder why they didn’t include a full-HD screen for that price. The 18:9 aspect ratio of the screen is welcome though.
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At a time when brands are moving towards stock Android experience, Vivo is happy with Funtouch OS 3.2, a fork of Android 7.1.2 Nougat. If you are used to stock Android or even Mi UI, you will need a while to understand this one. What’s very surprising is the list of similarities with that of iOS. It’s time brands stopped mimicking iOS on Android. Coming to the camera, Vivo brings a 24MP shooter on the front with LED flash for this device, which works perfectly under most conditions we tried. Even in low lighting, the front camera didn’t falter. The rear camera is a 16MP one, and while it gets a few extra features, the picture quality does have the expected difference.
Vivo V7 gold is available at a discount online, so you can probably save some on this one. Overall, this is a good device for the price, and while the body and the processor may seem a tad below the range, it doesn’t disappoint. We also wonder why Vivo had to keep so many similarities with Vivo V7 Plus. Barring the screen size and battery, the effects are negligible. If you are in need of a selfie-phone, don’t think twice before buying Vivo V7 – It brings a good range of features with a camera duo you can rely on. Grab yours now!