It was a busy summer for Vivo. They’ve launched affordable Y53 and the hot-selling Vivo V5 Lite. Not to mention the mall tours they have been doing here and there. And then the company unveiled the Vivo V5s. It was first unveiled in India as an upgrade from the Vivo V5 launched late last year. There are some key changes here that we are excited to share on our first impressions. Let’s get it out of the box!
- Octa Core Mediatek MT6750 processor
- Mali T860MP2 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (11280 x 720 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- AKM AK4376 HiFi DAC (digital to analogue converter)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF and LED flash
- 20 megapixel selfie Sony camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0
What’s inside the box?
- Vivo V5s unit
- USB cable
- Wall adapter
- Free Jelly Case
At first look, the Vivo V5s may not look different from its siblings but there are key differences between the V5 and the V5s like the antenna lines. The V5s for us look a lot like the V5 Plus if you ask us. Anyway, the design is no longer fresh and we look forward to see different designs on future Vivo smartphones. On the flip side, build quality is excellent and it is very comfortable to hold with one hand. It is quite slippery so make sure you use the bundled jelly case.
Ports and Buttons:
- Top – nothing
- Bottom – Speaker grill, 3.5mm headset jack, USB charging port and microphone
- Left -dual SIM card tray (SIM 1 -regular SIM / SIM 2 – hybrid nano SIM and microSD)
- RIght – Power button and volume rockers
The Vivo V5s has a 20 megapixel front facing camera which is a Sony sensor. At the back we have a 13 megapixel rear facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. So far, here are some of the first photos we’ve taken.
On top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is thick layer of Funtouch OS, Vivo’s own user interface. If you are keen on buying the V5s or a Vivo smartphone for the first time, it may take some getting used to but once you get a hang of it, you will love the interface.
With the Vivo V5s now in the country, this will give us more headache on what smartphone on this price range we will get. It did left us with good impressions especially on its build quality. More to review on this device. Full review coming soon!