In a a few brief moments I spent with the new V7+, Vivo’s latest pride in its line of cutting-edge smartphones, during its star-studded launch in Manila Marriott Hotel last September 20, it’s not hard to sense its truly game-changing promise. Compared to its predecessor, the new V7+ was an incremental, high quality updates to V5 and V5 Plus models.
What are the Vivo V7+’s best features?
Face ID Access: As an added security, aside from its biometric feature, fingerprint sensor, V7+ touts this face id access to allow users to unlock the smartphone with mere facial recognition.
Camera: It sports a 24MP (with an f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera that is obviously geared for the selfie-loving millennials. Another upgrade in this model is its 16MP rear camera, f/2.0 Aperture, a dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. To take selfie snapping to the next level, there is a smart photography algorithms added, according to Vivo’s specs.
Face Beauty 7.0: Taking selfies in dimly-lit environment has been addressed with this feature. The Face Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up photos and evens-out complexions even in low-light environment.
Portrait Mode: The latest model mimics DSLR cameras. Those who uses and are familiar with DSLR know so well that such gadgets allow for blurring out backgrounds in order to highlight sharper photos.
Display: Now wit.h 5.99 (720 x 1440) FullView display, 84.4% screen to body ratio (which is good though not exactly bezel-free), this is touted to be Vivo’s biggest screen ever. Pixel density of the new model is 267ppi.
Design: Overall, the V7+ looks simple yet classy. Thanks to its metallic, matte finish at the rear section. The Vivo logo is placed slightly above the center. You can find the power and volume buttons at the right side of the V7+, while the other end is where you can find the card tray, which provides slots for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. A 3.5mm audio jack is present at the bottom-side corner of the phone, along with microphone, speaker grille, and a micro USB port. Yes, you read it right, the USB Type-C port is still missing. Despite its large size, holding the new phone is comfortable.
Audio: For better audio playback, the new model sports AK4376A Hi-Fi DAC.
Other features: 4G LTE network, 1.8 GHz Octa Core processor, 3225mAh battery, 4GB RAM + 64GB of ROM expandable to up to 256GB.
OS: It runs on FunTouch OS 3.2 as powered by Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
How much does the V7+ cost?
Vivo announced they priced the new model at P17,990.00.
What are the available colors for Vivo V7+?
The new Vivo model is available in the market in sophisticated shades: Champagne Gold and Matte Black.
When will the V7+ going to be available?
The V7 Plus has since been widely available on September 30, after Vivo announced it will start accepting preorders on the day after its Philippine debut on Sept. 20 via Lazada, Vivo stores and kiosks, including authorized dealers.
Should I buy the new V7+?
Just for the overall design, front-facing camera, rear camera and other advanced camera technology features, facial recognition and fingerprint sensor features, and the P17,990 price tag, Vivo’s V7+ looks like a good buy now. Although it is pretty early to say yes given that other smartphone makers are yet to announce their flagships this quarter.
Until next time …