As usual, Vivo is back with a smartphone that offers a higher resolution for the front camera than the back. But now they have joined the FullView fashion family with their new Vivo V7 Plus. It is one of the first phones to offer a 24 MP selfie camera, but not a double selfie camera. Find out how it works in our review below. The new design seems quite clear, at first because of the lean body, but you get used to it after a while. It feels solid enough with a good quality construction and very premium metal bracket. Although light enough, at least it does not look like a toy. Although it still looks similar to its previous smartphone, the FullView screen makes Vivo V7 Plus sexier and more up-to-date. The fingerprint scanner is now back.
The Vivo V7 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The Vivo V7 runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 149.30 x 72.80 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 139.00 grams.
The Vivo V7 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
The Vivo V7 Plus mobile features a 5.9″ (14.99 cm) display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and runs on Android v7.1 (Nougat) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A53 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3225 mAh.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Vivo V7 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies. 16MP primary camera with face beauty, panorama, HDR, PPT, professional, videos, time-lapse photography, slow, camera filter, voice, touch, palm, ultra HD, portrait mode and 24MP front facing camera with face beauty, videos,voice, touch, palm, gender detection, mirrored selfie, photo water, portrait mode, group selfie, HDR, camera filter.
As for the camera performance, this phone also focuses on the selfie camera rather than the rear camera. Image quality may look bad when you’re taking a selfie, but it is due to the lower resolution screen. Seeing the image from a PC, images turn out to be sharp and have a similar skin tone to the iPhone when taking a selfie with the 24MP camera. The Portrait Bokeh Mode makes the subject pops by a bit but not as much like the V5 Plus with Wide Aperture Control. It also supports basic EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), so taking a sharp selfie is much easier to achieve too.
The Beauty Mode does work very well as it smoothes out your image without making it look fake. As for the rear camera, the 16MP isn’t as good as the front. Clarity and sharpness aren’t as good as the front due to the lower resolution. The lack of any kind of image stabilization may be its weak point so the image gets blurred easily. Autofocus on both front and rear are quick but isn’t as snappy, it takes around 1 second for it to focus.
Connectivity options on the Vivo V7 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and FM radio. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and virtual gyroscope. It sports a 3000mAh, measures 149.3×72.8×7.9mm, and weighs 139 grams.