Vivo V5 Plus

Rs. 27980.00 (approx)
Rs. 27980.00 (approx)

Quick Specs:

  • It has an internal memory of 64GB and RAM of 4GB LPDDR3. The expandable memory provided up to 128GB.

Hi, in this review we are going to have a detailed overview about the Vivo V5 Plus. This is the latest selfie smartphone from the Vivo V5 plus with a 20MP camera which has a surprising configuration. Let’s see how it really works.


In terms of design, the smartphone comes with a metal construction which is pretty rounded at the edges than its previous devices. The device looks a lot better. But there are lines on the edges still visible may be part of the design. Like usual, the branding of the Vivo looks quite outstanding. Overall it looks nice, you get a 5.5-inch display. There is a fingerprint scanner on the bottom panel.

On the front top panel, you get the sensors and two cameras which look quite a bit messy.  You also get a 3.5mm audio jack at the top and a secondary noise cancellation mic. The device is very thin with a 7.6mm thickness. With the smooth finish, the phone feels slippery. The volume rocker and the power on/off button are located on the right.

Vivo V5 Plus - design

On the bottom, it has one speaker. The device again comes with a hybrid sim slot on the left. Moving to the rear facing camera they have a 16Mp camera. The dimensions of the smartphone are 152.6 x 74 x 7.3mm. The weight of the mobile is 158.6grams.


Vivo V5 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display. And the display type is LCD/IPS/In-cell giving around 16M colors. It comes with a 2.5D glass and bears a corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Vivo V5 Plus - display

It is packed with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It is a multi-touch capacitive screen. The display is nice and the brightness is good.


Vivo V5 Plus is running on an octa-core 2.0 GHz processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. It is running on the touch OS 3.0 (based on Android 6.0). It has an internal memory of 64GB and RAM of 4GB LPDDR3. The expandable memory provided up to 128GB.

Vivo V5 Plus - features

Having primary camera of 16MP with LED flash with Normal, Panorama, HDR, Night, PPT, Pro, Ultra HD Photos, Palm Capture, Face Beauty, Voice Capture, Camera Filter, Fast, Slow, Sports Mode, Timer, Touch Capture, Video, 4K Recording. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. 20 + 8 MP Secondary camera is provided. The secondary camera is provided with Normal, Gender Detection, Palm Capture, Face Beauty, Voice Capture, Camera Filter, Moonlight Selfie (India: Front Moonlight Glow), Timer, Touch Capture, Videos, Mirrored Selfie, Broken Mode, HDR. Gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass sensors are present.

Vivo V5 Plus - battery

And also supports fingerprint sensor. Moving to the battery this one is having a 3160mAh battery. It comes with fingerprint sensors with 5 fingerprint memory. It has dual sim device with GSM and HSPA support. You can see the viewing angles are good. Installed apps such as Google Duo, Play Store, Google Search, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Photos, Voice Search.


The device runs on Android v6.0 with a Funtouch OS running above. It scored an AnTuTu benchmark score of 63197. The overall performance while playing games is good. But this, not the most powerful but the multitasking is fine but you can find devices with same specifications at 20K and 15K.

Vivo V5 Plus - performance

It comes with a lot of bloatware mostly useful but you can uninstall if you don’t want. The battery is impressive giving around 1-day backup. The Fun touch OS feels mostly like Apples iOS. The OS is mostly light and offers nimble touch. The fingerprint sensor is accurate.


This has two self-cameras and a LED flash. One is the 20MP camera and an 8MP camera. We will use the second sensor to actually capture the depth information what this means, your self-portraits will have a bouquet effect now. The selfies captured a decent amount of details. You can also use the beauty mode to make your selfies look beautiful.

Vivo V5 Plus - camera

Even if you are a night owl your front flash gives you better pictures with decent details. The front flash on the Vivo V5 is the best I have seen. The 16Mp rear camera captures much more detailed photographs. The color and the reproduction is better in the HDR mode of the rear camera. Even when the HDR mode is off it gives great details and makes the final image impressive.

The overall camera performance is good. But in the pricing point of view, it is par with the Oppo F1 plus. It is provided with a smart split feature. Where you can split the screen into parts, you can watch a video and chat simultaneously.


Finally, at the end of the day, it will finally blow down to the price tag. This smartphone is available at a price of Rs 27,900 which is currently high. It got a great set of cameras. This is an incredible smartphone which is overpriced.

Vivo V5 Plus Full Specifications

Brand vivo
Model Name V5 Plus
Model ID V5 Plus
Release Date January 2017
OS Marshmallow v6.0
Weight 158.6 g
Dimensions 152.6 x 74 x 7.3 mm
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Touch Multi touch
Speakers Yes
3.5MM Jack Yes
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Noise Cancellation Na
Mic Yes
Primary 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Dual 20 MP + 8 MP
Video 2160p@30fps
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Data Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Edge Yes
3G Yes
WLAN hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
Infrared Na
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
Internal Storage 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
External Storage No
Memory Slot No
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Adreno 506
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro,
Browser HTML5
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Radio FM radio
Java No
Others - Fast battery charging - MP4/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - Document viewer - Photo/video editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3160 mAh battery
Talk Time Na
Standby Time Na
Colours Gold, Gray
Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty

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