Vivo V7+ Hands-On, Quick Impressions and Quick Review

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Vivo V7 Plus Hands-on

After having it launched last month in India and then in Malaysia, Vivo has brought its tall-display smartphone in Pakistan. The company launched the Vivo V7+ today in the country for the price of Rs. 35,999/- announcing the availability from October 7th.

The Chinese company held a grand event in Lahore where the bloggers, media personnel, distributors and dealers witnessed the launch of this selfie master. Even though the company’s major marketing of this smartphone runs around its 24-megapixel front-camera, it gained a lot of attraction globally throughout the last month for its taller display with 18:9 display aspect ratio. Indeed, it’s the first thing that attracts you to look at it closely.

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Vivo V7+ sports a FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio like other brands have started adopting. It has thin bezels around the screen and has no physical home button on the front as well. The display resolution is limited to 720p but it’s HD+ with more pixels vertically. The phone has a 5.99-inch screen that serves you with the display resolution of 1440 x 720 in total. Vivo claims that the phone has just over 84% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo V7 Plus - 18:9 Display Size

The phone’s minimal bezels are indeed attractive, considering its mid-range class. But not sure why the company has chosen plastic for a full unibody on the back. The price tag of this phone doesn’t really target the mass-market for sure. In fact with even lower prices, other brands have metal built models. I really believe it had to be better than wearing plastic. We’ll see sooner in detailed review how does it go in practical usability and how capable it is to keep up with its plastic body.

Vivo V7 Plus Plastic Body

Right on the back there’s a 16-megapixel camera which has phase detect autofocus (PDAF) and also features an autofocus f/2.0 lens aperture. Can’t tell right now what capability of snapping pictures this phone has but company focuses more onto its front camera which boasts a 24-megapixel image sensor, promising greater selfies for selfie addicts.

Front camera features Portrait Mode that allows to take selfies with blurred background. It also features Face Beauty 7.0 that “uses a new algorithm to brighten up and offer a more even complexion in your selfies. You’ll look natural and beautiful, even in dimly lit environments.”

As there is no physical home button on the front, the fingerprint scanner is hosted on the back side. In addition Vivo V7+ also features facial recognition to unlock the phone. It uses the high-resolution camera on the front to detect verify authenticated face and unlock the phone.

Components wise, everything has been hosted down at the bottom of the phone – the microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and speaker grille. Primary mic is also among these components whereas the secondary mic is only what’s there on the top.

Volume and power buttons are on the right side, while the left side of the phone hosts a long SIM/micro SD card tray. And it’s not a hybrid SIM slot which you usually see on most smartphones today supporting dual-SIM cards but only one can be used if you add-in a memory card. Unlike that, Vivo V7+ has a dedicated slot for microSD card in addition to the two slots for SIM cards. You can use all at once.

The Vivo V7+ is powered by Qualcomm’s latest low-end Snapdragon 450 which is also an unjust for its price tag. Though it extremely matches to last year’s mid-range Snapdragon 625 with only difference of maximum clock speed. 450 limits at 1.8GHz while the 625 can go up to 2.0GHz which could be a significant difference at performance. We’ll see exactly how does it perform comparatively with the devices powered by the 625 chipset.

Vivo V7 Plus Features

Talking about the inside, Snapdragon 450’s architecture support for optimized battery and the only 720p display resolution, 3225mAh battery should be really good in performance. Running Android 7.1.2 out of the box, the phone carries its own flavor with Funtouch OS 3.2. While the phone comes in two colors – matte black and gold, the one we have here is the black variant.

Vivo V7 Plus Colors - Black Matte and Gold

On the memory side, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage are good decision by the company. 4GB RAM can only tested during detailed review process, however the 64GB of internal storage is more than enough for you to deal with unless you don’t clean your phone from the crap items – which are usually auto-downloaded stuff from apps like WhatsApp.

Keep an eye over here as a detailed review is just coming.

Vivo V7+ Hands-On Gallery

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