The Vivo V7 has just gone official in China, coming in as a sibling to the already unveiled Vivo V7 Plus and thus it’s cheaper than the latter. As you would expect, the Vivo V7 and V7 Plus have a few things in common, but they also have their own differences.
The Vivo V7 is a budget phone that packs quite an impressive range of specs and features. It comes with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display screen with the trending 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, the V7 has the newest member of the Snapdragon 400 series, the Snapdragon 450, clocked at 1.8GHz and mated with an impressive 4GB RAM.
For the storage, the Vivo V7 ships with 32GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card, and as usual, it’s the cameras that make the major highlights. The back has a 16MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 and is supported by a LED flash while the front gets a massive 24MP unit. This selfie shooter comes with features such as VivoFace Access technology meant for unlocking the Vivo V7 (and V7 Plus) alongside Smart Beauty 7.0, which, according to Vivo, “brightens up selfies and creates a more even complexion.”
Keeping the Vivo V7 alive is a decent 3000mAh battery unit and for the OS, you get Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Like most phones, you get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
For comparison purposes, the Vivo V7 Plus ships with a bigger 6-inch display screen with the same 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The processor and RAM remain unchanged, but the storage is doubled to 64GB. The cameras also remain unchanged, but the battery is bigger at 3225mAh.
The V7 Plus was launched in India priced at an equivalent of about $350, but the company says the standard V7 will be priced at an affordable price tag of “around $300.” Those in Indonesia can already buy the standard V7 in Gold and Black color variants and in future, global markets will also be able to purchase the phone.
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