SlimJek, 15 Feb 2017Keeps wondering why this brand isn't available in Nigeria yet.Beacause it's high priced more than specs
Is it possible to upgrade thru firmware for VOLTE support on this phone
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017i lost my vivo account plzz helpFile a Police Complaint. They will track your phone using IMEI number
LIER, 20 Sep 2016As they said it's 6Gb RAM why it's only 4GB RAM?6gb ram is xplay5 elite. 4gb is xplay5 only.
LIER, 20 Sep 2016As they said it's 6Gb RAM why it's only 4GB RAM?Because 6G is the Xplay5S and this is the normal version.
Just a few comments to add. I live in China, by the way. The Xplay5 is available now in phone shops throughout the country. The Xplay5S (with 6GB of RAM, an aluminum body and a faster chip-set) is available as well, BUT only through special order on Vivo's website. I ordered mine online 2 weeks ago; this is how I know. Not sure yet if the Xplay 5S will (ever) be available in markets other than China. And one correction to the specs posted above: the Xplay 5 and 5S are both shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, fyi.
Other than that, and after only 2 weeks of using it, I can say that this phone is fast, gorgeous and smooth to hold and use. I'm really happy with it, especially with the 128 GB of ROM. I can now keep my entire 50 GB of music in one place, which is a first. Build quality is exceptional and it takes great photos as well.
For 4,200 RMB (or $US 630 based on current exchange rates) it should be a show-stopper, and it is. Here is a link to the official Vivo website; sorry that is does not appear to be available in English. For phone-geeks like me who just read the specs, you'll know what you're reading: http://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/xplay5s/
FYI: MOST (almost all) mobile phones are manufactured in CHINA! Even iPhones have parts that are manufactured in CHINA! So what's the big deal with that?! I can't understand why people say so many bad things about other brands and even compare it to other brands such as Samsung, iPhone and etc. yet they don't even own a single Vivo phone! How ironic and how STUPID!!!! There really are a lot of mediocre minded people in this world!!! As for my review about this phone, I checked this unit Xplay5 (not the Xplay5 Elite - they're different) at their display center/store and what I noticed with the unit is
1. It is a little bit heavy than most of the android phones.
2. Camera is good (I never expect that it is very clear because I can see my pimple when I tried taking a selfie).
3. I like it that it is already AMOLED (so there's no need for tempered glass).
4. Qualcomm chipset? Hmmmmm... personally, I don't really like it because it has a few cons when you say Qualcomm.
5. Internal memory (128GB) is good even if they don't have card slot (that's enough space for all my files).
6. 3600 mAh battery - They should've added more since this unit contains 6GB RAM and cpu is octa-core so I'm pretty sure the battery won't last a day especially heavy usage.
That's all and I hope reviewers will post reviews/comments that makes sense (not just posting rubbish or non-sense).
Mits, 28 Jun 2016Would have definitely considered this phone if it did not have the fingerprint scanner at the ... moreMy wife has a phone with the scanner at the back and it is actually very convenient to unlock the phone etc. Just use your index finger.
Would have definitely considered this phone if it did not have the fingerprint scanner at the rear, its just bad placement in order to be different
This phone has 6Gb of RAM and a 128 Gb Rom in China. :-) To all of you who seem to see so many different phones incorporated into the design, It would be nearly impossible to design a "normal" phone that didn't look like some other phone so get over it.