Today I am going to review the best selfie smartphone available in the market and it’s none other than VIVO V5 PLUS. I had been wanting to buy this phone from a very long time and now that I have finally got my hands on it, I thought I must review this phone for you guys, in case you wanna buy it too! As you are already aware that I am a Travel and a Fashion blogger and taking high quality pictures and selfies is a part of my job. I remain on the move most of the time for my photo shoots. So, a phone with good camera quality is a must have tool for me because most of my work revolves around taking pictures only. Since I am a big fan of thin phones packed with numerous attributes, so Vivo V5 Plus has really won my heart over! 

About Vivo: Vivo was founded in 2009 in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. It is a leading global smartphone brand focusing on introducing products with professional-grade audio, extraordinary appearance, and fast and smooth user experience.

Price : Vivo V5 Plus Smartphone was launched sometime in January 2017 at a price of INR 29,980. Right now, its price is somewhere around INR 26,000.

Look and Display : Vivo V5 plus is a slim and stylish metallic selfie smartphone available in gold, grey and rose-gold colors. I must mention that this unibody gold metallic phone is quite light (its weight is just 158 gms) and gives the vibes of a premium phone. The face of the phone has the dual selfie cameras, the display and the various sensors, earpiece, home buttons, and the fingerprint sensor! All the ports (micro USB 2 port, headphone jack and a microphone slot) and speaker grill are at the bottom of the phone while the sim card tray which can accommodate two Nano-SIM cards is on the left. The dual selfie cameras button, the menu and back buttons and the power, and volume buttons on the right side. 

This phone has an embedded fingerprint sensor on its home button. The finger print scanner is added in this phone for that extra layer of security. Now you can unlock your phone quickly with just a press and a slight touch of your fingertip. You can also get an instant access to all the applications by just double tapping on the Fingerprint Scanner.


Display : Vivo V5 Plus comes with a 5.50 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The viewing angles are great and the display is sharp and crisp and you can use the phone outdoors under direct sunlight too. The auto-brightness works fine too. 


Camera : This one is downright a camera centric phone and with this phone, I am able to click sharp pictures! By the way, Vivo V5 Plus phone has got famous because of its dual front camera which has a 20 mega-pixel camera (which helps in taking sharp images) plus an 8 mega-pixel sensor camera (which is meant to capture depth-of-field information and blurring the background and create bokeh effect). There is also a 16MP rear camera with LED flash. So, the USP of this phone is 20MP and 8MP dual camera with moonlight flash for selfie centric people. You can get the lighting effects of a professional photography studio with this unique Moonlight Selfie feature of this phone. There is a Face Beauty Mode also which will make you look radiant and flawless in each and every photo.

Performance : Vivo V5 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor and comes with a 4 GB RAM which enhances the processing speed of the phone and makes it highly responsive. The phone also has a 64GB non expandable internal storage. The Vivo V5 Plus packs in 3055mAh battery with the dual-engine fast charging feature. There is low power consumption and low running temperature too. Overall, this phone is ideal for performing multiple-tasks at the same time. If you are into gaming, then let me tell you that with this phone, you will get an enriched gaming experience. It further adds to your web-browsing experience with an incredible speed. 

Software : Vivo V5 plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Funtouch OS 3.0 operating system which provides a seamlessly smooth performance. The UI is neat too. You can also turn on the Split screen mode which allows you to see the incoming messages by partitioning the screen. 

The Vivo V5 Plus is a dual SIM smartphone that accepts both Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 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. Also, this smartphone comes with pre-installed apps such as the UC Browser, Amazon app and WPS Office, which you can uninstall if you want.

Battery Backup : This smartphone has 3,160 mAh battery and hence you can play games or watch movies without having to put your phone on charging every now and then. The  battery would easily last up to 12 hours if you indulge in only only texts, calls, and messaging. Whereas, if you do social media browsing, the battery will lasts up to 8 hours. Also, this phone has Dual Charging Engine technology which helps to get the battery charged rather very quickly. 

Apart from the phone, you will get the user manual and documentation, earphone, power plug, USB Power Adapter, micro USB to USB Cable, Screen Guard, the power plug, SIM ejector tool and the USB cords are solid and durable. 

Do I recommend Vivo V5 Plus?

I would definitely recommend this phone as this one is best selfie smartphone with dual camera available in the market today at this price range!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Much Love, Neha


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