The Vivo V series is a selfie-focused one, and Vivo has now launched the Vivo V5s smartphone to take the selfie game to the next level. Even though the smartphone doesn’t come with a dual front camera setup which has become the signature feature for selfie-focused smartphones, it has a selfie photography system that will surely blow your mind away. We’re going to get to this soon.
The Vivo V5s succeeds the Vivo V5 which was launched in November last year. We expect that a variant of the V5s, the V5s Plus would be announced soon, as is Vivo’s tradition for smartphones in the Vivo V series.
Vivo V5s Review
The Vivo V5s runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Funtouch OS 3.0 layered on it. The phone might not have the latest in terms of the Android software, but the added custom UI allows you to enjoy the freedom of customisation inherent in Android.
Design & Display
The Vivo V5s has a 5.5-inch display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and a 267 ppi pixel density. The phone’s screen is covered with 2.5D curved glass and is protected from breaking due to falls and scratches with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Vivo V5s has a metal unibody design which is similar to that of its predecessor, the Vivo V5. It has a physical home button below the display and its speaker and microphone grills below it.
Memory & Performance
The Vivo V5s is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor with a clock frequency of 1.5GHz, and a Mali T860 GPU. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB using an external microSD card.
The V5s sports a 13MP camera with PDAF and a f/2.2 aperture at the rear, complemented with a LED flash for visibility in low-light situations.
At the front, the Vivo V5s sports a 20MP camera with a screen flash system termed Moonlight Glow which lights up the face with the screen light when taking a selfie, thereby making your selfies brighter even when taking in dark conditions.
The Vivo V5s packs a 3000mAh battery which unfortunately doesn’t come with a fast charging option. This means that while the smartphone would last for long before you get a ‘low battery’ notification, it might take long to recharge it.
Connectivity & Hardware
The Vivo V5s comes with a hybrid dual micro + nano SIM slot which supports 4G networks with VoLTE. The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor which is embedded into its home button and unlocks the phone in 0.2 seconds.
The smartphone has a custom AK4376 audio chip which enhances your audio experience, and it has USB OTG which allows you to use hardware peripherals and charge other phones with it.
Vivo V5s Full Specifications
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500).
- Network Speed: –
- SIM Type: Micro + Nano / microSD Slot.
- SIM Count: Hybrid SIM
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- User Interface: Funtouch OS 3.0.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 153.8 * 75.5 * 7.55 mm.
- Weight: 154g.
- Display size: 5.5 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Pixel resolution: ~267 ppi pixel density
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Metal Unibody Design.
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Colours: Crown Gold & Matte Black.
- Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6750.
- Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
- Graphics Processor: Mali T860.
- RAM: 4GB.
- Internal Storage: 64GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint Sensor.
- Lens: 13MP.
- LED Flash: Yes.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: f/2.2 aperture, PDAF.
- Lens: 20MP.
- Flash: Moonlight Glow.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, Sony IMX376 1/2.78″ sensor.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: AK4376 audio chip.
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: v4.1.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: No.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: April 27, 2017.
- Availability: May 6, 2017.
How much is Vivo V5s in India?
The Vivo V5s comes in Matte Black and Crown Gold colours and costs Rs. 18,990 in India. The Crown Gold version will be available in the country from the 20th of May, while the Matte Black version will be available earlier, from May 6. The smartphone is currrently available for pre-order on online and offline stores in India.