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Vivo and Oppo have been trying to capture the 20k smartphone segment with frequent new launches. With other options in the mix, both brands have been extremely aggressive with their launches. Just after Vivo came up with Vivo V7 Plus, Oppo launched F5 in the same segment. Vivo V7 Plus price is around 22k, but is it worth the hype? Below are the details you need to know.

Specifications and features at a glance

Vivo has powered V7 Plus with the 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor, with 4GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Let’s start by saying that many models at cheaper prices have packed better hardware, which is why the core specifications of Vivo V7 Plus doesn’t really excite in a way it should have. However, it must be mentioned that the processor didn’t lag as far as performance is concerned. Even with heavy gaming and continuous usage, Vivo V7 Plus worked perfectly as expected. What’s really a bummer is the 5.99-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, because for the price you pay, you expect a full-HD screen at least. Funtouch OS 3.2 skin has been updated to Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), which is welcome, but you cannot help but notice the similarities with iOS. It’s time that Android stopped pretending to be iOS.

Camera and battery

Vivo V7 Plus has a non-removable Li-Ion 3225 mAh battery, which offered enough charge for a day of good use when we wrote this review. As for the camera, which is one the prime reasons why people buy a Vivo phone in the first place, you get a 24MP shooter on the front, and a 16-MP variant on the rear. While the rear camera is nothing extraordinary for sure, the front shooter is a marvel and clicks great images even in low light. The phone also features ‘Smart Split 3.0’, which allows the user to use two apps at the same time. To activate the mode, just use three-finger swipe down.

Final verdict

While Vivo V7 Plus doesn’t bring the best hardware for the price, it doesn’t really lag in terms of performance. It works well for the price point, but keeping the saturation of this segment in mind, makers could have done better with the display and hardware. The cameras of Vivo V7 Plus work well in general, being the best highlight. Of course, it will have to compete with Oppo F5. Oppo F5 price in India is somewhere around 21k, but both Vivo V7 Plus and Oppo F5 are available on a discount online.

Make sure that you check Vivo V7 Plus online for a deal. If you are someone who enjoys phones with better cameras, this one won’t disappoint.

Tran Neo

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