AnonD-170684, 11 Mar 2017Just now i ordered Vivo x5max in amazon website for just 14990. What is difference between
V... moreBoth represents the same phone. :)
X5Max is Vivo`s flagship phone released in Jan, 2015 in India. If you have bought it for audio reasons get some decent audiophile grade in-ear earphones. However X5Max can drive many low impedance over the ear headphones like Edifier H840 with ease.
Just now i ordered Vivo x5max in amazon website for just 14990. What is difference between
Vivo x5max and vivo x5 max?.Because Vivo x5max price is 14990 and Vivo x5 max price is 32980.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2017http://www.vivoglobal.com/download/1.html
X5Max upgrade package PD1408F_EX_B_2.3.3 (MTP Vers... moreGreat to see the latest software version of Vivo X5Max directly available for download from Vivo Global website. This is an authentic website, anybody can download and install with their eyes closed. This will greatly benefit people who live in countries where Vivo have no presence.
After all in my eyes X5Max still remains as their most iconic flagship ever launched internationally. None of the other handsets l used like X5Pro, XShot, X3S, V1Max, V3Max have that feel or aura in it.
X5Max is also audiophiles nirvana. Only the Lenovo Vibe X3 & LG V20 can hold a candle to X5Max in terms sheer headphone audio quality.
X5Max upgrade package PD1408F_EX_B_2.3.3 (MTP Version) ONLY for Thailand Malaysia India Indonesia Myanmar (MTP Version) version phones
AnonD-647468, 25 Feb 2017Thank you RishiGuru. I have found this website that offer to download the firmware. It costs 2... moreVivo have presence in India. Almost all Chinese manufacturers do as it is their second biggest market. Hence I have no idea about this 3rd party websites who provide unauthorized firmware updates.
RishiGuru, 25 Feb 2017Unfortunately NO.
The newest PD1408F_EX_B_2.3.3 is only available from Vivo and it is a MTP... moreThank you RishiGuru. I have found this website that offer to download the firmware. It costs 25 dollars. Some of you did you try this site and services?
AnonD-647468, 25 Feb 2017Hi guys,
I have an X5Max but I have a big problem: I would do the upgrade to PD1408F_EX_B_2.3... moreUnfortunately NO.
The newest PD1408F_EX_B_2.3.3 is only available from Vivo and it is a MTP update. Hence a visit to service center is must.
RishiGuru, 26 Dec 2016Good to know that you finally found peace with Vivo X5Max. :-)
The "B_2.3.3" MTP update is ... moreHi guys,
I have an X5Max but I have a big problem: I would do the upgrade to PD1408F_EX_B_2.3.3 but I live in Italy and here there aren't Vivo's service center to update to this version.. I wrote to vivoglobal service but they don't have other possibilities. have you any suggestions how to solve this? thanks in advance.
I am music lover. Is it worth to buy in 2017 or please suggest good audio file mobile under 20000. Thanks in advance.
I am musical lover. Is it worth to buy in 2017 or please suggest any other mobile under 20000.Thanks in advance
Rajesh, 04 Feb 2017How is LG G3 in terms of audio playback.??I was truly excited about LG G5 with B&O Hi-Fi Plus (AFD-1200) module during launch. Later I had the chance to audition and found B&O module to provide a definite improvement in G5's audio quality through 3.5 mm audio output. :)
Internally B&O module ships with the new ESS Sabre ES9028C2M (DAC) with 129 dB SNR, 2 dB improvement over its previous generation ESS Sabre ES9018. We find ES9018 in Vivo X5Max & Lenovo Vibe X3.
The newly released ESS Sabre 9602 headphone amplifier can also be found in this B&O module. The previous ESS Sabre 9601 of X5Max had very good SNR of 122 dB, but severely lacked in amplification department. Hence Vivo in X5Max had to use it as I/V converter and the job of amplification was given to Texas Instruments OPA1612 acting as a headphone amplifier. However with Sabre 9602, ESS was able to dramatically improve the amplification capability while keeping the SNR at 122 dB.
To have a more clear picture below are the audio paths:
Vivo X5Max "HiFi": Snapdragon 615 --> ESS Sabre ES9018-K2M (DAC) --> ESS Sabre ES9601 (I/V conversion) --> TI OPA1612 (Headphone amplifier) --> 3.5mm audio jack
B&O Module (LG G5 ): Snapdragon 820 --> ESS Sabre 9028C2M (DAC) --> ESS Sabre ES9602 (Headphone amplifier) --> 3.5mm audio jack
Coming to the topic of subjective analysis of LG G5 + B&O module, I used X5Max as the marker. In regards to sound quality I found both to be neutral sounding. ESS dacs are generally neutral sounding, but B&O has a slightly softer tonal behavior of the two. Both produces crisp & clear sounding highs while mids on B&O are less clinical. But where B&O mostly suffered where the lows and repeatedly I felt it lacked the drive to produce that hard hitting & accurately timed lows. X5Max have more driving power of the two, and is more suitable candidate to drive audiophile grade earphones. However you can forget using the big headphones with B&O as my Sennheiser HD 598 sounded anemic at best while with X5Max there was a slight improvement in driving capability.
Nonetheless it was clear to me as both X5Max & B&O are designed to be paired with earphones not big headphones. Better get a Lenovo Vibe X3 if you want real driving capability plus audio quality. In the end of the near three hour audition, I had to give the crown back to X5Max. With B&O you will get equal treatment in mids & highs but lows are where X5Max shine. For example with my Fiio EX1's I can feel X5Max was producing a more accurate & bottomless bass and those 13 mm drivers are really working to produce more thrust. Not so with B&O.
Later one renowned Chinese audiophile website measured & reveled the LG G5 with B&O module is able to produce a maximum output level of - 5 dB, while that of X5Max was higher at -1.4 dB. So now I know X5Max have more driving force than B&O module but nonetheless it was a good try from both LG & B&O. :)
Rajesh, 03 Feb 2017Both these models seems to have availability issues in India. I find neither of them in stock ... moreLG V20. Will cost you 50 grand in India. :)
All these phones come with ESS Sabre audio DACs, the best in the world.
RishiGuru, 03 Feb 2017There are two actually: 1) Vivo X5Max 2) Lenovo Vibe X3 Buy any of them and you will be... moreBoth these models seems to have availability issues in India. I find neither of them in stock for quite sometime now. Any other models on par with these ???
Rajesh, 02 Feb 2017Which is the best Smartphone for audio (audiophile standard) currently available in Indian market?? There are two actually:
1) Vivo X5Max
2) Lenovo Vibe X3
Buy any of them and you will be equivalently happy audio wise. Both of them has no FM Radio.
RishiGuru, 01 Feb 2017If you are an audio enthusiast and love music, then YES. The sound quality through earphones a... moreWhich is the best Smartphone for audio (audiophile standard) currently available in Indian market??
akshay, 01 Feb 2017is it worth to buy vivo x5 max now ?? i am getting good deal in14k INR . please let me know at... moreIf you are an audio enthusiast and love music, then YES. The sound quality through earphones are abnormally good for a smartphone. PERIOD.
Pair high quality earphones like FiiO EX1, Sennheiser Momentum InEar headphones to reach the TRUE potential of Vivo X5Max's sound quality.
is it worth to buy vivo x5 max now ?? i am getting good deal in14k INR . please let me know at earliest