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Vivo V5


Vivo V5
Vivo V5 (V Series)
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD upto 128GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, E-compass, microUSB v2.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G FDD-LTE, 4G TDD-LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 153.8 x 75.5 ( = 0.3 x 6.06 x 2.97 in)
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Panorama, HDR, Night, PPT, Motion Track, Professional, Slow, Fast, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
154 g ( = 5.43 oz / 0.34 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 68% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo V5

Vivo V5 review
Source: GSM Arena English version
Vivo did a great job with the V5 Plus, but the V5 is certainly the less impressive product in the duo. The recycled design, the low-end chipset, the low-res screen, the mediocre main camera, the average battery life, and the old Funtouch launcher aren't helping the V5's case. And the 20MP selfie camera is just not enough to make up for everything else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
70% Vivo V5 smartphone Review- Lively display, Good performance and Standard selfies
Source: Tech Magnifier English version
Vivo V5 is a sub 20K smartphone that come in plastic body design. The smartphone still looks premium and offers good performance. The camera quality is good, however could disappoint you a little in low light. The moonlight selfie camera captures good selfies in proper lighting condition; again the low light photography is below average. Battery life is good and the display is also very bright.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Vivo V5 Review: Coming for the Selfie Throne
Source: Unbox English version
Should the Vivo V5 be crowned the new selfie king? Yes. The OPPO F1s and Vivo V5 share a lot of hardware and price tag (Php 12,990), but the V5 edges out the F1s with a slight bump up in RAM and the quality of selfies you can take with the front camera. The question we have to ask though is how long will it remain on the throne? We’ve already heard that Samsung will be releasing its own selfie phone, the C9 Pro, and we doubt that OPPO will take this lying down as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2016
Vivo V5 review - The new king of selfie phone
Source: Tech Nave English version
Since the V5 is marketed as a camera and music phone, it's only fair to compare it with the F1s. In retrospect, we think the F1s has better camera quality for the main one; whereas the V5 clearly beats the F1s as the new self-proclaimed selfie phone. But other than that, there's nothing really much to say about the rest because of its clunky FunTouch user interface features. The design is alright, the fingerprint sensor is awesome, though, and it's also good enough to play games like Asphalt 8: Airborne.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Vivo V5 Review – It’s the Selfie-centric phone with 20 MP front camera
Source: Mobygyaan English version
Coming to the end, the phone wins in the front camera and battery area. Hi-Fi audio is an added advantage. Overall, you can say Vivo V5 is an entry level device with a great selfie camera on board. For its ₹17,980 price, I would suggest you to buy it if you are obsessed with selfies, otherwise, there are other good phones in terms of performance and display quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Review Vivo V5: Selfie angle gone wrong!
Source: The Mobile Indian English version
To conclude, the smartphone can be considered as a good bargain at first and the 20-megapixel front-facing camera still tempting deal, but the device fails to give a long-lasting impact. The front camera will disappoint you, performance is satisfactory and battery is good. The device faces a stiff competition from Lenovo Z2 Plus, Oppo F1s and Gionee S6s as each one of them are specced competitively.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Vivo V5 Review
Source: Yugatech English version
Vivo has ticked some important characteristics with the V5 and we can say this might just attract the targeted group as it strikes a good balance between power, features, and price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2016
67% Vivo V5 Review
Source: Think Digit English version
The Vivo V5 offers fairly decent build quality, functional performance and acceptable battery life, but its main selling point, the 20MP front camera with Moonlight flash, is a letdown. It is definitely not exceptional, and on overall terms, the smartphone fades in comparison to the likes of Lenovo Z2 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Vivo V5 review: Great selfies at a great price; but compromises have been made in other areas
Source: English version
As mentioned throughout my review, the Vivo V5 does come with plenty of compromises, at the cost of a 20MP front-facing camera. But it all seems to have paid off, because at the end of the day, it does click some really impressive selfies. It beats the Oppo F1s and the pricier Oppo F1 Plus when it comes to selfies and image quality, but low light imaging is its sore point. The build quality while being rigid and well constructed still falls short of the Oppo, because the V5 is made of plastic. And then there’s that smudge-happy display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 65% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
70% Vivo V5 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
The Vivo V5 is a step up from its predecessor but fails to strike a decisive blow against the competition. The marque feature of this phone is its 20-megapixel front camera, which seems impressive, but isn't actually ground-breaking in any way. The high megapixel count feels unnecessary, unless you plan on printing A4 size posters of your selfies.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Vivo V5 review: For the love of selfies
Source: Gadgets Now English version
The new Vivo V5 is really great in the imaging department. Both the primary camera and the 20MP selfie-snapper are capable of taking really impressive shots, at least given the price of the smartphone. Other features like premium design, bright display and good sound output make things better as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Vivo V5 review – with 20MP selfie Front Camera
Source: English version
The Vivo V5 is a good handset, has got a premium look, is powerful, camera is above average, heat up is under control and battery life is pretty good. The handset however is quite pricey.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
Vivo V5 Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English version
On the software end, V5 has its custom OS Funtouch OS 2.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Vivo V5 touts a multi-window feature known as Smart Split 2.0 which works similar to multi-window. You can run two apps side by side. Moreover, the OS has an Eye Protection Mode that filters the Blue light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2016
90% Vivo V5 Review: A 20 Mp Front Camera Smartphone
Source: PC Quest English version
Bottomline: The Vivo V5 has the stylish design and backed by decent hardware which can handle the various task. If you are a selfie lover then this phone take pictures to next level. But as per the hardware core configuration, the phone didn;t impress us much. Also, the phone lacks the USB C type port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80%
Vivo V5 review: Ideal smartphone for selfie lovers
Source: The Indian Express English version
The Vivo V5, however, is an ideal purchase for someone who wants to click a lot of selfies, listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of YouTube videos. Just don’t ask it to be your hardcore number crunching office assistant, and the V5 won’t disappoint you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Vivo V5: Hands on and first impressions
Source: Android Authority English version
If you take out the front camera from the equation (for those who’re still not in on the selfie craze), the Vivo V5 is a tad uninspiring smartphone. However, with that marquee feature and good-looking metal body, and the fact that the V5 is available in physical retail stores across the country, unlike a lot of its competition, the company might be on something interesting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2016
70% Vivo V5 With 20-Megapixel Selfie Camera: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
In our brief time with the Vivo V5, we noticed no lags or hiccups, and our general experience was seamless. At this price point, the smartphone offers a good camera, a premium look and feel, and decent specifications. Vivo V5 is set to compete with other selfie-centric smartphones in the market such as the Gionee S6s (Review) and the Oppo F1s (Review). Both fall within the same price bracket at Rs. 17,999 and Rs. 17,990 respectively. While the Gionee S6s does have a front flash, the Oppo F1s does not. On paper, the Vivo V5 looks impressive and ready to give them both some tough competition. Pre-orders for the Vivo V5 begin on November 16 and will go on till November 25, after which the device will be available for sale.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

75% Vivo V5 Review- The Perfect Selfie?
Source: Android TV German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
67% Vivo V5 - smartphone với camera trước 20 'chấm'
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Review Smartphone Android: Vivo V5
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN version
Positive: Good selfie camera; nice design; decent hardware; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life. Negative: Poor main camera; average performance; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2016



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