Vivo V7+ review – SD 450 powered, very good handset but very pricey

Vivo launched the Vivo V7+ handset in India for Rs. 21,990. Here is the Vivo V7+ (Vivo V7 Plus) review. This review covers all the important aspects that one would consider / needs to consider before buying a handset.

No doubt Vivo phones are pricey but you need a little bit or shall I say byte of intellect to understand that hardware may or may not be bad and it makes no sense coming to a conclusion just by analyzing the price tag.

Having said that the Vivo V7+ is a very good handset, it is powered by Snapdragon 450 and V7+ is the first handset to come with this Chipset in India. Performance is smooth, lag free, hardly heats up and the screen of 5.9 inches with 1440 x 720 pixels give a different usage experience.

Vivo V7+ box pack

Vivo V7+ features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Vivo V7+) :  Handset, user manual, data cable (USB – Micro USB), Travel Charger 5V/2A, SIM ejector Pin
SAR : 1.18
Body : Build and finishing is very good, handset comes with Metallic finishing, curvy edges and comfortable to hold and use. There are silver parallel lines on top / bottom that blends well with the black color body
SIM Type : Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Micro SD card slot (triple slot)
Weight and Dimensions : 164 grams, 7.70mm thick
Screen  :  5.9 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels resolution with 2.5D curved glass. 18:9 aspect ratio. Color reproduction, viewing angles are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic, gyro sensor, hall and step
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported (you need to enable OTG from settings – and if OTG is not used for 5 minutes it gets disabled)
RAM : 4 GB (about 2GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64 GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 256 GB MAX
OS : FunTouchOS 3.2 based on Android Nougat 7.1.2

Vivo V7+ review

Vivo V7+ Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.4 GHz
GPU :  Adreno 506 GPU
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 34 degrees

Performance was smooth, no lags and handset hardly heated up.

Vivo V7+ design

Vivo V7+ Benchmark

Antutu : 59179/ 11022
NenaMark3 :  59.4fps (3-5)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  262 MB/s read  and 236 MB/s write

Vivo V7+ Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 both games did well, were smooth and no lags.

Vivo V7+ back panel

Vivo V7+ Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 16MP, auto focus, PDAF, flash, f/2.0
Front Camera : 24MP f/2.0, Moonlight Flash
Video Recording : 1080p (FHD) resolution

I have done reviews of many Vivo phones and in most cases the front camera is always better, however on this Vivo V7+ even the rear camera is quite impressive. Camera quality is excellent. The front camera no doubt does a excellent job, also has the beautification mode.

Plus for the front single camera in the camera app there is a portrait bokeh mode that captures images in DSLR style with Bokeh background.

Camera Rating : 4.1 out of 5

Vivo V7+ camera samples

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Download Original Image files (right click and save) (do not use it for commercial purpose, without permission of gogi.in).

Other features

There is finger print sensor on the back that blends well with the color / finishing. Finger print detection is very fast. Sound is loud and clear, no issues with in-call speaker.

Vivo V7 Plus front 5.9 inch screen

Vivo V7+  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3225 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 2 hours using the charger provided 0 to 100%
Battery Life : 7 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 31 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 15 minutes / 3% / 33 degrees
Mc5 + Asphalt 8  game play : 29 minutes / 6% / 34 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  24 minutes / 5% / 34 degrees

Verdict

Vivo V7+ is  a selfie centric smartphone that comes with a much better selfie camera. Overall a very good handset but the price is too high. Vivo brand mostly does well in offline markets. Now you can get a better selfie camera smartphone for under Rs. 15,000 (the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual).

Rating : 4 out of 5

Vivo V7+ price in India is Rs. 21,990.

 

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