Vivo, known for its mid-range smartphones, has added another feather to its cap with the Blue Vivo 5R.Launched in September 2016, the sixth handset is available for pre-order.
The device offers a perfect blend of specifications for its price. Introduced as a major step over its predecessor, the Vivo 5 launched a few months earlier in February, the R in the name is used to represent the term Refresh. Like all Vivo offerings, the gadget has been designed in the United States while its manufacture is being done in China. Available in metallic gray and gold color options, the dual nano SIM smartphone has a premium look.
Dimensions, Weight and Body Material
The Vivo 5R comes in just the right size for easy operation with one hand. The handset is neither too big nor too bulky with just the right size and weight. The upcoming 5R has a size of 154.3 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm that makes it really thin and sleek. The weight is not too much either at 161g. Added to these, the bonus is that the device comes with a metal unibody. The metal body combined with metallic color choices ensures that the gadget is really sturdy and classy with its polished finish at the same time. The back panel includes a fingerprint scanner and an encrypted file management system.
Screen Size and Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
The IPS LCD touch screen of the Blu gadget has a size of 5.5 inches that is a pretty decent size. The 2.5D curved glass display is made using Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Pixel resolution and pixel density are quite incredible at 1080 x 1920 and 401ppi respectively. On the whole, the Vivid Display screen of this refreshed smartphone assures you of wide viewing angles along withexcellent clarity and crispness. Added to this, the display screen is protected against scratches owing to the type of glass used. The screen to body ratio is close to 71.4% that indicates the screen covers a major portion of the Vivo 5R.
Cameras – Rear and Front
Although the Vivo 5R is being made available at a really affordable price, the manufacturer has done an extremely good job in offering noteworthy specifications for its cameras. The 13MP primary snapper on the rear has a Sony IMX258 sensor and an LED flash with 4128 x 3096 resolution for images. This shooter supports all the major features like low light mode, gesture shots, professional mode, voice capture, smart scan and mood photo, apart from many others. This shooter can also record 1080p videos. At the front, you will not be let down by the 8MP selfie camera with its ability to help in producing remarkable selfies and video chats for a smartphone of its price.
Under the Hood Configuration of Hardware, Software and Memory
If you are looking for a medium budget smartphone with some really good configuration, then you might definitely want to consider the 5R.The gadget comes loaded with an octa core MediaTek MT6753 that clocks at 1.3GHz and a Mali T720MP2 graphics processor. Housed with 3GB RAM, the Vivo 5R provides a smooth and seamless working experience. Apart from the 32GB ROM of internal storage provided, the device allows you to have an additional 64GB memory using a memory card.
Interestingly, the Blu smartphone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a fairly recent version of the operating system installed. While this is not the latest from Android, you can still take advantage of many new Android features that were not present in earlier versions.
Battery and Battery Life
Packed with a non-removable Li-battery of 3,150 mAh, the Vivo 5R offers the results expected from smartphones of the same price range. Unofficial reports claim the battery to render 9 hours of talk time and 280 hours of standby time, along with a music play time of a maximum of 38 hours. While the handset does not allow wireless charging, it offers support for 10W quick charging.
Connectivity and Sensor Options
With the 5R, you can avail all the standard connectivity options. A few of these are Wi-Fi (hotspot, direct, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, EDGE, GPRS, micro USB and 4G LTE.
As for the sensors, the handset comes with the standard proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and gyroscope.