Vivo V7 Review With Reasons To Buy and Not Buy

Recently, Vivo launched its Vivo V7 smartphone in India. The new handset is essentially a lighter and cheaper version of the company’s V7 Plus. It comes with a smaller screen, lower battery capacity and internal storage. Highlights of the device include an 18:9 display, face unlock feature and a ‘Moonlight Glow’ flash for selfies. Additionally, it comes with a custom Funtouch OS skin. If you are confused about whether you should buy the innovative handset or not, then we are here to help you. Read on to find out Vivo V7 review with reasons to buy and reasons to not buy.

Vivo V7 Reasons To Buy

Here are reasons why you should buy the Vivo V7 smartphone

High-end Features At Mid-range Price

The V7 is a great option in the sub- Rs.20000 segment. It offers a nice combination of specs and features with a cheaper price tag. The new handset brings V7 Plus’s design and hardware elements in a smaller form factor.

Refined Design & Superb Display

The new Vivo V7 smartphone sports similar (yet refined) design as the V7 Plus. However, the compact design is easy to grip. It measures 7.9 x 149.3 x 72.80 mm and weighs 139g. The light-weight handset features a metal frame with a metal-finished plastic casing on the back. It comes in Champagne Gold and Matte Black colour options.

The 5.7-inch FullView HD+ display occupies most of the front side. The Vivo V7 comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 83.6 percent. It is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass and screen protector. While the front camera and an earpiece are clearly visible, the sensors and notification LED are almost hidden under the glass covering.

4GB RAM and Snapdragon 450 SoC Combo

The Vivo V7 features the same SoC and RAM combination as the Vivo V7 Plus. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor along with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB RAM. However, it comes with a smaller 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). It is a great performance package in the price segment.

Funtouch OS 3.2

The Vivo V7 runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2 skin on top. The smooth skin comes with a pack of proprietary features. This includes a game mode, an App Clone feature (allows you to use an app with different accounts), and a Control Center. You can also use gestures as navigation keys. ‘Smart motion’ shortcuts allow you to wake the screen with a slide upwards, or answer a call by bringing the device close to your ear.

Front Camera

The highlight of the device is its 24-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens and a Moonlight Glow LED flash. It comes with features like face beauty (offers preset options, namely buffing, skin tone, and whitening), panorama, HDR, ultra-HD, portrait mode, and tons of filters. Additionally, a Live Photos mode allows you to create short, animated clips.So if you take a lot of selfies, it is reason enough to consider this phone.

Face Unlock

Another highlight of the Vivo V7 is the Face Unlock feature. You can use the front camera to unlock your device via facial recognition. While lighting conditions affect this feature, the new feature works well in most situations.

Fast Fingerprint Scanner

The fingerprint scanner performance of this phone is quite impressive. Also, being a compact size phone, the fingerprint scanner at the rear is very convinient to reach with the index finger which makes it very easy to unlock.

Vivo V7 Reasons To Not Buy

Here are reasons why you should not buy the Vivo V7 smartphone.

Display Resolution

The Vivo V7 sports a wide display with minimal bezels. The 5.7-inch FullView IPS display comes with HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It offers vivid colour reproduction and decent viewing angles. Still, it falls short in comparison with the full-HD offerings.

Specs VS Price

While the Vivo V7 offers high-end specs and features, it might not be your first choice. At its price-point, the new handset faces tough competition from the devices like Honor 8, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and Oppo F5.

Verdict- Vivo V7 Review

The selfie-focused smartphone is a great choice for selfie-lovers. It offers impressive specs and beautiful design. The phone is very easy to handle with one hand. While the screen resolution and specs could have been higher, the device offers a good user experience. Things in favour of this phone are- beautiful design, superb display quality, great selfie camera, good user experience and smooth OS. So it is definitely a great pick especially for people who love to click selfies.

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