Vivo recently launched their latest flagship smartphones, the Vivo Xplay 5 range. Made up entirely of metal of tough material, the Xplay 5 Elite is the more premium version with the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor.
Apart from the SD 820 chipset, the smartphone also packs in a humongous 6GB of RAM. The Xplay 5 has a dual-curved Quad-HD display and packs in 128GB of internal storage. Here are the top 8 features of the smartphone that make it worth a purchase!
First things first, let's talk about the biggest feature of the Xplay 5. It has 6 gigabytes of RAM. When we were just getting acquainted with the idea of 4GB LPDDR4 RAM in a smartphone, in comes Vivo with this absurd new device that has 6 gigabytes of memory. We aren't complaining though! 6GB of RAM means this phone will perform and multitask better than ever, given the software integration is done right.
Snapdragon 820 Processor
Debuted with the Le Max Pro recently, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is the processor that will be powering the new Vivo Xplay 5. A quad-core 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 820 is succeeding the infamous flagship Snapdragon 810 processor of 2015. Clocked at 1.8 GHz, the processor will be accompanied by the Adreno 530 GPU for improved graphic performance.
Big Camera Sensors
This time around, Vivo has fitted the Sony IMX298 sensor onto their flagship smartphone, the Xplay 5 Elite. The new camera has a 16MP sensor and features like Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), dual-tone LED flash, OIS as well as 4K video recording. The camera is capable of recording slo-mo video upto 120 FPS. The front camera also has an upgraded 8MP sensor for selfies and video calling.
Dual-SIM card support
The smartphone accepts two Nano SIMs (GSM+GSM) and the slot is a pure SIM slot, not a Hybrid one. Both the slots will support 4G LTE-enabled SIM cards for faster cellular connectivity.
Big on internal data storage
With 128 gigs of onboard internal data flash storage, you are sure to never run out of storage despite huge amounts of audio, video and photos on your smartphone. To top it off, the Xplay 5 also have a MicroSD port for expanding data storage upto another 128GB. That makes it a total of 256GB in all.
Borrowing some design elements from Samsung S6/S7 Edge, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has an elegant dual-curved display that makes it great for overall ergonomics. With a 5.4-inch screen, the form factor is sleek and not to big for normal usage in your hands. While it does borrow the design from the Samsung bandwagon, there is currently no functionality or dual-screen on the edges of the smartphone.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
The Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has a large 3,600 mAh battery packed under the hood but the most interesting feature of the battery is its fast charging capabilities. Powered by the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the company claims that the Vivo Xplay 5 can go from 0% to 80% battery level in just about 35 minutes. Now that's a game changer.
Fingerprint sensor on the back
Fingerprint sensors on the back panel of a smartphone are very common these days and Vivo has put in a similar scanner on the back of the Xplay 5 Elite. Located just below the rear camera sensor, the fingerprint sensor is claimed to be extremely fast and can unlock the smartphone in 0.4 seconds, when the phone is in sleep mode, and 0.2 seconds when the screen is on.
Pricing and Availability
When it comes to Vivo, the brand is known to not shy off with pricing their product at a premium, something other Chinese players refrain from. Priced at CNY 4,288 or around $655, the Xplay is priced comparitively to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S7. The smartphone will be available in China starting March 8 and comes in color variants like Champagne Gold, Rose Gold and White.
Xplay 5 (cheaper variant) also launched
While this was all the talk about the flagship of the town, vivo also launched the Xplay 5 smartphone at a lower price compared to the Xplay 5 Elite. Priced at CNY 3,698 or around $565, the Xplay 5 has similar features to the more premium version, except the RAM and the processor. It packs in 4GB of RAM and runs on the Snapdragon 652, specs which aren't any less a beast.