Vivo came up with V7+ in September 2017, and it promises to be a worthy update to V5 Plus, but does it deliver? Well, let’s start by saying that the 20-30k smartphone segment is a confusing and saturated one. For around 25k or a little more, you can get an Apple iPhone 6, but under 20, there are brands like Oppo, Vivo, and LG battling it under 20k. Below is a review of V7+ for interested buyers.
Know your device
Vivo V7+ comes with a 5.99-inch HD screen, and for the first time, the brand has introduced 18:9 aspect ratio for a phone, which is welcome. In terms of hardware, you get a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, with 4 GB RAM. There is 64 GB of internal memory onboard, but you can expand it to 256GB via a microSD card. Sadly, the device has an all-plastic body, which is a bummer for the price you pay. However, the device weighs 160 grams and feels pretty light with depth of 7.7mm. Vivo phones are eventually all about the camera, and in that department, you get a 24 MP shooter on the front, with a 16MP camera on the rear. It runs on a 3225mAh battery, which offers a day’s power with full charge. Also, the display gets Gorilla Glass protection. You get a 3.5mm headphone socket on the bottom, with the Micro-USB port.
Should you buy this one?
To give credit where its due, Vivo V7+ isn’t a bad device. Even with heavy gaming, the phone doesn’t drag, and users, well most of them, didn’t complain about any kind of heating issues. The 18:9 aspect ratio display is a much-needed feature at this price point, but with just HD resolution, the display doesn’t really deliver as expected. However, while doing this review, we didn’t have kind of issues with viewing angles and color saturation. The fingerprint sensor is aptly placed on the back and can be used to lock apps or take a quick selfie. While you get a large 10W charger with this one, there is no support for fast charging, which you would expect while paying that kind of price. As far as cameras are concerned, this is probably the best you can find for the segment
Finally, Vivo V7 Plus price is close to 22k, which is quite okay for what is offered, but a better display would have made things better for sure. Also, there are newer alternatives to this one as far as hardware is concerned. If you are just a selfie lover, Vivo V7 Plus might just offer what you are looking for – a mid-segment phone with great cameras. Check online for a great deal!