India, Dec. 02, 2017
Vivo brings younger brother to V7 Plus!
Vivo brought the Vivo V7 after its successful Vivo V7+ smartphone in the country. Vivo V7 is a more affordable smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio Full View Display at an attractive price tag of 18,990 INR. The smartphone offers stunning display, compact design and 24-MP front camera. Let’s check out how it performs during our review period.
Design and Build:
Vivo V7 has almost same design as the Vivo V7+, metallic uni-body with curved bezels. The back has a smooth and slippery finish and has designed antenna lines. Vivo branding at the center and Camera at the top.
On the front, there are sensors and camera at the top, Full View Display screen in the middle occupying a major portion with on-screen buttons. The SIM card tray slot is on the left while the Volume rocker keys and power button are on the right. MicroUSB port is at the bottom along with 3.5mm AUX port and speaker grill.
The design of smartphone is elegant, with the black matte colour being our favourite. Vivo provides preinstalled screen guard and a transparent cover for additional security, which is good. The built is sturdy and dependable.
Vivo V7 features a 5.7-inch Full View IPS HD+ display with 1440×720 pixel resolution. The display is protected by 2.5D Corning gorilla glass on the top. The display isn’t the best as Full HD is majorly opted for the 18:9 aspect ratio Full view display.
Vivo V7 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz with paired 4GB of RAM. It has 32GB of inbuilt storage and can be expandable with the provided slot along with SIM. Out of 32GB, users will get almost 23GB of free space. On the RAM section, you’ll get 2 to 2.5GB of free RAM while the rest consumed by the system. The smartphone supports 4G VoLTE on both SIM and offers other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB OTG.
It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with its custom FunTouch OS 3.2 on the top of it. The UI seems handy and colourful. It offers Stock Google Apps with very few additional bloatware which is from their end only. The UI offers lots of customisation options like Themes, Fonts and many more. I prefer stock Android over any other UI still it seems convincing and easy to use.
The provided Snapdragon 450 SoC works great with the paired 4GB of RAM. They offer good touch response and well-maintained app performance. The multitasking ability of the smartphone is great, one can switch apps easily. The transformations are well mannered and good.
The gaming section of the smartphone is good. One can enjoy the minimal games like Candy Crush and High-end games like Asphalt 8 on it. The initial gameplay of the high-end games are good but there are some lags after gameplay of more than 20-25 minutes. The heating issue is very minimal and can be neglected.
The benchmark performance of the device is good and comparable to other smartphones under this range. It scored 57547 in AnTuTu which is good. The Geekbench score was 759 in Single Core and 3918 in Multi-Core.
The fingerprint sensor works great. The Audio and Video quality is also great on this smartphone. The Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity also work great. The 4G VoLTE works great and there wasn’t any call drop issue in it.
The 16-MP Rear camera shoots decent images in Day-Light. The captured images have good depth and colour contrast. Images are vivid and true to the actual situations. The low light images were also good to some extent. The front camera is of 24-MP, it captures amazing selfies with good colour tone level. Images have a good amount of details and has good colour compositions.
There are several modes provided in this smartphone like HDR, Portrait, Live Photo, Ultra HD, Professional, PPT, Slow Motion and Time Lapse. Apart from these it also offers Beauty Mode for additional enhancement and Colour Filters. The modes work well on both front and at the back. The rear camera performance is good while the front camera works great on this smartphone.
The Vivo V7 houses a 3000mAh of the battery. It offers more than 9 hours battery life with moderate usage which is quite good. The battery lasts for 7 and half hours on video loop test. 3000mAh may seem not enough as our consumption is heavily increased but this will certainly give you decent battery life with its optimisations. The minimal user will get surely get a full day battery life.
Vivo V7 is a good smartphone with decent performance is almost every section. The smartphone justifies its price point and given abilities. Yes, it has some glitches likes missing Type C Port and Full HD display. But still, you can go for it as its one of the best options in this budget range.