Vivo V7 Plus was announced in September 2017. It’s one of the many smartphones in the sub-22k segment. How well does it work for the price? It comes as an addition to Vivo V7, and therefore, the expectations are high? Here’s a quick review of Vivo V7 Plus.
Vivo V7 Plus comes with a plastic back, which gives a feel of metal from a distance. The design isn’t anything inspiring, but doesn’t really feel flimsy. The build quality is decent and all the expected sensors are in place. Under the hood, the model is powered by 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor, with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of onboard memory. The 5.99-inch screen comes with a HD resolution of 720×1440 with 18:9 aspect display. For the price, you would expect a better processor and at least a full-HD display. Also included is Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. For the software, it gets the Funtouch OS 3.2, which is updated to Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). The UI has some stark similarities with iOS, which is something that Android smartphone makers should stop aping. For the camera, you get a 24MP shooter on the front, and a 16MP shooter on the rear, both with LED flash.
Does it work?
Vivo V7 Plus isn’t a bad device, but for the same price, you get better hardware from many other brands. It must be mentioned that the 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor offers decent feedback, and even with heavy usage and gaming, there were no lags whatsoever. The cameras are decent, but the front camera works better even in low light. If you are someone who likes to click selfies with your phone more than anything else, this device should suffice your daily needs. What doesn’t work is the display. You would want better, as mentioned earlier. The device also comes with a feature called Smart Split 3.0, which allows the user to use two apps at the same time. To activate the mode, you just need to do a three-finger swipe downwards to the screen.
Vivo V7 Plus runs on a 3225mAh battery, but there’s no support for fast charging. You get an adapter that gets 50% charge for the device in an hour. Overall, this isn’t a bad device, but a lot of things could have been more. Vivo V7 Plus price in India is around 22k, but many of the online sites have a decent discount on the retail price, which is a good advantage. If you just use your phone for the basic things and want to focus on the camera alone, Vivo V7 Plus is a good choice. Check online for the best deals!