When it comes to the selfie-focused mobile phones market in Pakistan, Chinese Smartphone players Oppo and Vivo unquestionably rule the mid-price segment. The vivo V7 has plenty to make an outstanding first impression – Elegant design, Full View Display, High-Resolution Cameras, Fashionable Chipset, Excellent Title and to top it off, is the Official Smartphone for FIFA World Cup 2018. But surpassing all these details is Vivo’s lasting commitment to the selfie photography.
Extending its selfie-focused line, Vivo has announced two devices – V7+ and V7. V7 has a similar camera to V7+ but runs a bit short in terms of battery capacity, display size, and onboard memory.
Design and Display
Vivo V7 directly challenges the Oppo F5, Rs 31,899 which has a 20MP selfie shooter. Let us examine if Vivo V7 can become a mid-segment selfie champion. Design-wise, the trimmed antenna lines appearing on the lower and upper edges at the back are a unique factor, giving an excellent look to the device. Encased in 2.5D glass on the front and metal-finished plastic body on the back, the Vivo V7 is thin and fits well in hand.
The major highlight of V7+ was its 5.99-inch edge-to-edge IPS “Full View” display that is just like LG’s “Full Vision Display” and Samsung’s “Infinity Display”. The V7 display has exact 18:9 aspect ratio as the V7+. It has very slim bezels on the side and sufficient space on the top for the 24MP front sensors and camera.
The 24MP front Camera supports HDR and has a selfie portrait mode. The “live photo” feature generates a moving picture, instead of capturing a moment in time with a still photo. Users can use hand gesture or voice command to trigger the camera. Selfies have nice details under right lighting situations. In low-light conditions, the fill flash feature helps click a lovely image. At the rear, the device has a f/2.0 aperture with a 16MP sensor. The processing is fast thanks to well-balanced hardware.
Vivo V7 comes with 4GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. The onboard storage memory, though, has been lessened to 32GB. It has 3,000mAh battery that was sufficient for a day’s run. On Android 7.1.2 Nougat with bloatware Vivo V7 has Fun touch OS 3.2. The device has an iPhone impact on the user interface. The navigation keys can be adjusted depending on choice and can be hidden – similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. The V7 also has a face-recognition feature; something that Apple has in its latest iPhone X to unlock the phone.
For a normal user, Vivo V7 is a very reliable performer and can handle tasks without putting much strain on the hardware.
We did not notice any problems related to the device getting heated up despite continued gaming, and it worked lag-free with many apps running in the background. A more massive display indicates that now we have more space for content consumption. Audio output through earphones was great. While, the opponents give you a Full-HD display in a similar price bracket, Vivo V7 only gives you an HD screen. Overall, using Vivo V7 was a good experience.