XLR8R, 04 Oct 2017@ King maker and others: Is android nougat confirmed for Vivo V5 Plus? It is released for X9 i... moreI remember Vivo launching their X9 smartphone in India last January as Vivo V5 Plus. As usual with Vivo's marketing policy in India (their second biggest market) after China, the launch price was crazy high at INR 28K. Six months down the line Xiaomi released the Mi A1 at a more sensible INR 15K. It was a phone with near identical specs, looks & built quality of V5Plus.
I am a big fan of Vivo, but I hate their marketing strategy & initial high pricing. But two months back I struck a golden deal with Paytm Mall online retailer with huge discounts & additional cashback with some credit cards. Price of V5Plus fell by almost 50% to just INR 14K!!! At that price V5Plus was a steal and I bought one.
After two months of using V5Plus as my primary phone, this is what I have to say:
1) Exemplary build quality, fit & finish. All metal unibody iPhone copycat design, the golden finish exudes a very premium look.
2) A very compact phone with a 5.5 inch FullHD screen, much smaller than other phones with same screen size. Kinder to my pocket and I love its compactness & rounded corners.
3) Very good display quality and very bright. Maybe not as accurate in color reproduction to my Lenovo Vibe X3 but none the less a very good 1080p IPS panel.
4) Excellent cellular reception quality, zero call drops, no cellular tower loss. All calls heard
are loud and clear. This single trait of Vivo makes me stick with them.
5) Gorilla Glass 5 protection on display. Very scratch resistant display protection and even after heavy usage my phone has not a single scratch.
6) First ever internationally released Vivo phone to receive & Android version upgrade. I have owned all their flagships released internationally and only V5Plus received Android Marshmallow to Nougat update. Good to see Vivo is changing their upgrade policy.
7) Fluid & very stable Android experience, or should I say iOS like experience. Most stable Vivo phone I ever used. The Android skin of Vivo looks and feels a ditto copy of iPhone, but you get iPhone experience at such low price.
8) Fast charging out of the box with supplied 18 watt charger.
9) Very good primary camera quality. I don't take much selifies. However the Bokeh mode works during selfies.
10) Above average sound quality over headphones with dedicated AKM AK4376 audio chip. Vivo X5Max or Lenovo Vibe X3 had much superior sound quality.
11) Very loud internal speaker with good quality.
12) Support for 4G dual sim & VoLTE.
13) 64 GB internal memory with no option to extend memory size.
14) Even with 4 gigs of RAM, excellent RAM management .
Overall at INR 14K, you cannot ask more from V5Plus. It is a very sturdy, compact sized phone with a much higher built quality than its competition at the current price I bought. A good all-rounder. The phone strikes a good balance with its very stable software and a good all rounder. Love this phone.
I bought v5 plus and it is really good. The camera and battery life exceeded what I had expected. so far with the new updates, i have not encounter any issues yet. ":)
Want this one, 04 Dec 2017This phone was already pace out in the Philippines . this one is my prospect. what should I... moreBought this 3 months ago got nougat update and 2 more updates for bug fixing. Great phone satisfied till now.
This phone was already pace out in the Philippines .
this one is my prospect.
what should I buy for my 13Th month pay???
need advice like this one...
vivo has always an update...
that's why I like vivo
Please VIVO provide a battery optimising update so that battery last for one day...
After marshmallow to nougat battery stops draining in background,but while using phone battery cmptd faster than before,i even did hard reset after updating.what to do?
After a month usage, i posting my first review about this phone
1) snapdragon processor performance
2) IPS display
3) Iphone 7 design
4) excellent sound & video quality with HIFI technology
5) Accurate fingerprint sensor
6) no lags
7) 64gb inbuilt storage
8) otg supports smoothly
1) when i comparing with iphone 6, the camera quality of vivo v5 plus is poor on both rear & front (i noticed after more than 1000 clicks in beaches and mountains)
2) touch sense is bad (needs to improve)
3) poor system software
Err, 08 Nov 2017How about the battery life after updating guysIts increasing nd aftr nougt update of 942 mb ....other updatee also get of 75 mb whch further improvees performance nd bug free phone now
I've got an Nougat 7.1.1 udate today.. Vivo V5 plus Black Edition.. check your vivo system update now. thankyou vivo
Jay, 04 Nov 2017This phone is already update in 7.1 andorid
Plz upgrade your via wifi or 4GReset ur phone after update den all error finished
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2017Hotspot and internet was not work now get reverse 6.0.1Reset ur phone after update den all error finished
xEd, 04 Nov 2017Hows the overall performance any issues after updating to nougat 7.1?Hotspot and internet was not work now get reverse 6.0.1