comscore Vivo V7+ Hands-on and First Impressions: FullView screen and excellent front camera

Vivo V7+ Hands-on and First Impressions: FullView screen and excellent front camera

With wide-screen smartphones being the flavor of the season, the Vivo V7+ is the latest attempt to cash in on the craze. But is there more to the Vivo V7+ than its screen?

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After Samsung, LG and Micromax, Vivo is the latest smartphone maker to launch a phone with a wide-screen display. The Vivo V7+ has been launched today at Rs 21,990 and goes on sale on September 15. It comes with a handful of stand-out features, including a 24-megapixel front camera with flash, and a 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio screen that occupies a larger-than-usual part of the front of the phone. With more manufacturers getting into the business of wide-screen phones, we re keen to see how Vivo s effort plays out. We ve got our hands on the Vivo V7+, and here are our first impressions of the new phone. Also Read - Vivo Y32 spotted on TENAA: Images, key specifications revealed

FullView display gives you more screen per phone

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While different brands have different marketing names for their wide-screen technologies, Vivo calls its variation FullView. Essentially, this is an 18:9 aspect ratio screen, which is similar to what s on offer from LG and Micromax. However, while those screens are a bit smaller, the Vivo V7+ gets a 6-inch screen. Unfortunately though, the screen resolution is a rather low 720×1440 pixels, which translates to a pixel density count of 268 pixels-per-inch. ALSO READ: Vivo V7+ with Full View display launched in India, priced at Rs 21,990: Specifications and Features Also Read - Vivo V23e 5G with 44MP front camera to debut on November 23

This makes for a screen that isn t quite as sharp as we d like, and feels a bit dull and unexciting as well. However, as we have observed with all of the other wide-screen phones we ve used this year, the high screen-to-body ratio on the Vivo V7+ does help in making the phone look fantastic, and is particularly useful when watching movies. For videos and movies that play in the 21:9 ratio, this results in smaller black bars on the screen, and helps with the viewing experience immensely.

The Vivo V7+ uses Funtouch OS 3.2, which has been optimized for the increased screen ratio. As a result, most apps run cleanly, or are automatically stretched a bit to fit the screen. The phone is also about the same size as a typical 5.5-inch phone, which gives you a larger screen without a sacrifice on form factor or overall v7+ selfie

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC

The Vivo V7+ is among the first smartphones the world over to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. Announced back at MWC Shanghai 2017, the Snapdragon 450 is Qualcomm s first 400-series SoC to be fabricated on the 14nm process, and comes with improvements across the board. There s also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage on board, which is really the industry standard for phones in this price range now.

While performance is certainly better than the previous generation of 400-series SoCs from Qualcomm, it s important to remember that this is still a budget-range SoC from Qualcomm, and the use of the chipset in the Vivo V7+ is a bit surprising considering the price. We will go into more detail on this in our review, once we ve thoroughly tested the performance of the Vivo v7+ logo

If you love your selfies

Vivo smartphones have been more about the features than the raw specifications, and one such angle that has been pursued by the Chinese company is at offering stand-out camera features. The Vivo V7+ comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with single-tone LED flash, and a massive 24-megapixel front camera, with lamp flash. Both cameras have an aperture of f/2.0, and can record video at up to 1080p resolution. Additionally, you can set the camera resolution to shoot at 18:9 aspect ratio, thereby using the entire screen as a viewfinder.

Images taken with the front camera are excellent at first look, while shots with the rear camera are fairly decent as well. Selfies are detailed, sharp, feature decent detail and background defocus, along with excellent colors and tones. Skin tones look as natural as it gets, and selfies look particularly good. We haven t tried out the phone s cameras in low-light conditions, so stay tuned for our review to know just how good the camera really is.

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(Camera samples shot with the Vivo V7+)

Final thoughts

The Rs 21,990 Vivo V7+ is an expensive phone for the specifications, no doubt. However, there s a couple of key factors to remember here Vivo phones are available for purchase across a huge network of brick-and-mortar stores all over the country, and come with stand-out features that really do matter to the buyer. In this case, buyers get a big screen in the form factor of a smaller phone, great looks, and a front camera that is among the better ones we ve seen. At first look, the Vivo V7+ does look interesting to buyers who are looking for those specific features. We will be bringing you our full review very soon, so stay tuned.

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  • Published Date: September 7, 2017 2:09 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 8, 2017 10:45 AM IST

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