Talk about the latest smartphones under the 20k category, and you have Vivo V7 Plus. Well, Vivo V7 Plus price initially was 22k, but with online stores, you can always get a discount. Since this segment is saturated with so many choices, how well does Vivo V7 Plus fare? In this post, we take a look at the specifications, pros and cons for this new model from Vivo.
Features at a glance
Vivo V7 Plus runs on the 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64 GB of onboard memory. It features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3225 mAh battery, which offers a day’s charge with regular use. For the software, Vivo has updated Funtouch OS 3.2 skin, and it now runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). Vivo buyers are often more interested in the camera. So, it features a 24MP shooter on the front and 16MP variant on the rear. Use three-finger swipe down, and you can activate the ‘Smart Split 3.0’, which allows you to use two apps at the same time.
As expected, Vivo has packed one of the best front cameras for the price point, and the 24MP shooter clicks perfect pictures even in low light. The shift to 18:9 aspect display is also commendable, and in terms of design, the plastic back does offer a premium feel. There are chrome accents on the edges, which again add to the aesthetics. Before we talk about the processor, let’s start by saying that the reviewer found no issues in terms of performance, even though the Snapdragon 450 isn’t the best for this range. Even heavy games go smooth, and the overall feel of the device, whether in hand or in pocket, feels premium. The non-removable Li-Ion 3225 mAh battery is a good addition too.
As mentioned, you expect a better processor than Snapdragon 450 for this price. Vivo V7 Plus doesn’t have a full-HD display, which is a bummer, given that many models in the same segment are offering better features for lower prices. The rear camera feedback isn’t as good as the front shooter, and the custom skin does have a heavy influence of iOS.
Well, Vivo V7 Plus has to compete with Oppo F5 for the same range. Oppo F5 price is around 21k, but that too is available on a discount. If you are someone who likes to click selfies and have enjoyed other models from the brand, Vivo V7 Plus isn’t a bad choice for what you pay. Just check online if you can get an offer for the model, which seems to a good gamble for the brand.