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Vivo V7 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Following the footstep of its bigger brother, here comes the Vivo V7 with a smaller 5.7-inch FullView display. The good thing, it also has the same 24 MegaPixel selfie shooter, the same camera sensor with the Vivo V7 Plus.

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What’s in the box?

  • Vivo V7 unit
  • power adoptor
  • data/charging cable
  • earphone
  • SIM tray ejector
  • free jelly case
  • manuals

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Vivo V7 Plus Specs

  • 5.7-inch HD+ FullView Display
  • 1440 x 720 resolution at 282 ppi
  • 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset
  • Adreno 506 graphics
  • 32GB internal storage expandable via dedicated microSD up to 256GB
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash f/2.0 aperture
  • 24 megapixel front facing camera f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2
  • Dimensions – 155.9 x 75.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Price: P14,990

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

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The Vivo V7 is very similar with its bigger brother, the Vivo V7 Plus. Their only difference is the size. The V7 has a 5.7-inch display compared to the 5.99-inch display of the Vivo V7 Plus. This results to better hand grip specially for people who has smaller hands.

Ports and Buttons:

  • Top – microphone
  • Right – power button and volume rockers
  • Left – SIM and microSD card tray
  • Bottom – 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, microUSB port, speaker grill

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We also love this silver lining on its edge which separate the screen to its back cover.

DISPLAY AND UI

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Even though the Vivo V7 screen size was decreased to 5.7-inch, its screen resolution is remained to 720 x 1440 at 282 ppi density.

While on the User Interface side, everything is just similar to Vivo V7 Plus and other Vivo phones. FunTouch OS is very similar to iOS but of course with some Vivo twist on it.

The camera interface is also very clean and easy to understand. One thing that you could notice is the Portrait Mode on both cameras. The recent update made this possible on the V7 to have a bokeh-effect while shooting portraits on both cameras.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Vivo V7 is a good alternative for the V7 Plus. If you are a selfie lover, you will still get the same 24 MegaPixel selfie shooter and a 16 MegaPixel rear camera shooter with a lower asking price. In fact, its smaller form factor and lighter build makes it easier to take selfie with your single hand. The same principle apply when you are using your phone when you are lying on your bed. Of course the price difference between the V7 Plus and the V7 has something to do with the trade-offs like lower storage and smaller screen display. But as we use the device as our daily driver for the following weeks, we will also try to compare the V7 to the Huawei Nova 2i which has the same price of P14,990. So what out for our final review.