Vivo V7+ is the latest offering from the brand that fits the mid-range segment in the Indian smartphone market. Frankly, with brands launching phones left, right and center, selecting between devices is getting tougher for consumers. Thankfully, Vivo V7+ does deliver on the promises made, but there are a few small bummers too. Also, for a little more, you can afford iPhone 6 32GB too. Here’s what you need to know.
Vivo V7 Plus was launched in September 2017, and the brand has been promoting it as a device with great features and even better cameras. Let’s talk about hardware first. Vivo V7 Plus gets a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, with 4 GB RAM. The processor doesn’t lag in any department, and even with heavy gaming, there were no issues as far as heating is concerned. You get 64 GB onboard memory, which is just about find for the price, but the brand gives a choice to expand it further to 256GB via a microSD card. What doesn’t work is the overall design. Yes, the device comes with a plastic back, which is not something that you would expect at this price point. However, Vivo has tried to make it look better with a metal feel, and to be fair, the device is fairly strong to hold and weighs around 160 grams.
Camera and more
At the end of everything, Vivo devices are all about the front camera, and in this case, you get a 24 MP shooter, which is the best you can find for this price point. On the rear, there’s a 16 MP shooter, which also works fine as you would expect. However, both cameras have minor issues under low lighting, according to many reviews. As far as the batter is concerned, you get a 3225mAh non-removable one, which runs for a day on full charge. The 5.99-inch screen comes with 18:9 aspect ratio display and HD resolution. Vivo V7 Plus is priced at 21k, and for that amount, they should have included full-HD. The unusually large 10W charger doesn’t have support for fast charging.
If you are just concerned about good cameras and want to afford an 18:9 display under 20k, Vivo V7 Plus offers bang for the buck. It is a sleek device, and there are some minor issues with the display, which can be ignored, keeping the other highlights in mind. The device will have to compete with other choices from Samsung and Oppo, and if you are a smart buyer, you may want to compare these too. Nevertheless, Vivo V7 Plus is a good phone, given that there are no gimmicks here – You get what is promised.