Vivo V7 Plus Review – After Month Long Usage. Is it worth a buy? – Review & More

Vivo-V7-Plus

Pros: Large 6-inch display in compact size with decent display, smooth performance, great selfie camera, live photos from rear camera feature, excellent audio output via Speakers and via Headphones

Cons: Expensive considering the low-end processor, 720p display resolution, no IR port, no 4k video recording

Specs:
• 5.99-inch screen
• 1440 x 720 pixels resolution with 18:9 Full View
• Dimensions: 155.87 × 75.7 × 7.7mm;
• Weight: 160grams
• Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
• 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Omni Vision OV16880 sensor, PDAF
• 24MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
• 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450
• Adreno 506 GPU
• 4GB RAM,
• 64GB internal storage,
• Expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
• Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
• Dual SIM (nano + nano)
• Fingerprint sensor at rear below camera
• 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip
• Connectivity Options: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
• 3225mAh built-in battery

Review After Usage after 30 days:
We have made this smartphone as our Primary smartphone for 30 days and today we are here to share our experience.
To start with, as advertised correctly by Vivo, this smartphone is great for the Selfie users but is disappointing for power users as it lacks Full HD Resolution and also it lacks powerful processor at the price point which this comes at.

Grateful to the narrow bezels and wide aspect ratio wiht 18:9 Full view Display, the Vivo V7+ has a 6-inch display in the dimensions of a 5.5-inch device device for its size, good brightness and rich colours. This phone is great for watching video, playing games as well as for social media experience. However the resolution is 1440 x 720 pixels which gives it a pixel density of just 269ppi (pixels per inch) and feels bit shady. In comparison, the 5.5-full HD display on the Redmi Note 4 has a pixel density of 401p. The Vivo V7+ also comes with a Full View Display that borrows its design from the Samsung Galaxy S8’s ‘Infinity Display’.

The full metal uni body design fits well with in the hands as this one comes with the great ergonomic feel as well. The device runs on Android 7.1.2 OS out of the box and also comes with Vivo’s Funtouch OS on top of it. The Funtouch OS needs a much of polish here as we have found that all of a sudden the default settings gets changed on its own like the keyboard which was changed to Google Keyboard was automatically got restored to . On paper, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC that this phone uses might disappoint you, but then it does deliver a seamless performance when it comes to multitasking and gaming. The 4GB RAM is also sufficient enough for daily usage on this device. Another good thing with the Vivo V7 Plus is that it comes with dedicated two SIM card slots and a micro SD-Card slot as well.

The Vivo V7 Plus comes with powerful 24-megapixel camera up front that is really good for people who want to enhance their facial features while clicking selfies. It also comes with a live photo feature just like an iPhone and there is also a portrait bokeh effect available for your selfies. The image quality is superb for clicking selfies and that’s what this phone is good at. Things like voice command and palm detection works great when taking a selfie. The rear camera of 16-megapixels is good but when compared to front camera, this obviously lacks the clarity and the sharpness. Low light images are also just near average. Both the front and the rear cameras are capable of shooting 1080p HD videos but we found a lot of noise when there is a low light.

Talking about the battery on this device, there’s lot which company needs to work on and we hope that in coming updates to come it will be improvised. Though the battery will last you a day if you are an average user, but shoot a lot of selfies or watch videos and you might not make the phone last a day which is generally the thing with most of the smartphones.

Conclusion:
Vivo V7+ scores high on design, display and camera performance. However, the price puts it in a tight spot. While the display is a unique proposition at the moment, there are cheaper phones available with slim bezels and ultra wide screens, for instance the Micromax Canvas Infinity (Rs 10k) and LG Q6 (Rs 15k). For selfie lovers, Vivo’s own V5 Plus and Oppo F3 are available for a cheaper price and they both have excellent selfie cameras.

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