Vivo has launched the V7 smartphone in India. The smartphone is a variant of the Vivo V7+ which made its debut a couple of months ago. In an ideal condition, premium version of a particular smartphone is launched either alongside the base model, or after it. However, in the case of the new V7 series, the premium model was launched first, followed by the V7, which differs only slightly when it comes to specifications. Priced at Rs 18,990, the Vivo V7 boasts display and selfie capabilities as its highlights. We played with the smartphone for a little while and based on the brief usage, here are our first impressions.
Light and neat design
By now we all are aware that after massive displays, the trend is of narrower bezels with 18:9 screen aspect ratio. While some smartphones aim to achieve the thinness while retaining the overall jumbo size, few brands aim to bring that experience without increasing the size of the phone. Vivo V7, too, offers a wide-screen experience without compromising on the pocketability. For someone like me who is used to a much-smaller iPhone 5S, the Vivo V7 comes across as easy for one-handed operation. What also helps it score in the aesthetics is that it is also light-weight.
The Vivo V7 features what the company calls a FullView Display. Now, this is not to be confused with a fully bezel-less display, as there are bezels on the sides but they are narrow enough to give you a wider display experience. The top and bottom bezels are also present but are narrower as compared to regular designs. The front is dominated by the 5.7-inch screen offering a 1440 X 720p resolution. In the limited time of usage, the screen adapted well to the environments and offered good color contrast. However, Honor 9i in similar price segment offers a full HD display, if the resolution is your focus area. For more details, watch the video of our first impressions of the Vivo V7!