Vivo is establishing its presence in the smartphone market, and what better way than to release products that cater to the needs of the customers. Today, this Chinese company known for its Hi-Fi equipped smartphones just unveiled two new products, namely the Vivo X7 and the Vivo X7 Plus. It looks like Vivo is trying to follow a similar path as the OPPO, as both the models have similar design and configuration as the OPPO R9 series model which are doing very well in China.
Design wise, the Vivo X7 and the X7 Plus come with a thin body, measuring just 7.2mm. The body is made out of magnesium aluminum alloy with matte double C technology and 3D cutting and trimming. The full dimensions of both the models are as follows:
Vivo X7 – 147.3mm x 71.85mm x 7.24mm Weight: 151 grams
Vivo X7 Plus – 158.86mm x 77.94mm x 7.49mm Weight: 183.5 grams
So, the overall finish of both the models should be top-notch. The Vivo X7 comes with a compact 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, while the X7 Plus bumps up the size to 5.7-inches. Both feature 1080p resolutions.
Under the hood, both the models have surprisingly the same chipset, namely the Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The memory combination is also the same, i.e. 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage. But the Vivo X7 Plus gets an additional 128GB storage variant. Remember that there’s no expandable storage on board.
As for the camera, at the back of the X7, you have a 13MP shooter with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture. The X7 is one of the rare smartphones in the market which feature a better camera up front. On the front, you get a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and moonlight studio flash. So, selfies are never going to be a problem, even at night when there’s no light. Coming to the Vivo X7 Plus, you get a 16MP f/2.0 (Sony IMX298) on both the front as well as the back. Also, like the X7, there’s flash on the front and the back. The company has partnered with Arcsoft to improve low light imaging on both the smartphones, making images sharper and blur free.
Under the hood, the Vivo X7 comes with a 3000mAh battery, while the larger X7 Plus features a 4000mAh capacity battery. There’s support for fast charging as well. Other features of both the devices include Hi-Fi AK4376 chip (supports QQ Music), dual SIM dual standby with 4G+, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi etc. Unfortunately, for software, both the devices are still running on Android 5.1. But these Vivo phones feature split screen multi-tasking as well as the company’s wisdom engine. Also, both the phones have fingerprint sensors embedded into the home button, which supports fingerprint payments. The phone unlocks with the fingerprint in just 0.2 seconds (from sleep). You can also double-click the home button to directly open up your favorite application.
As for the pricing, the Vivo X7 starts at 2498 Yuan ($376) and will go on sale in China on July 7. Vivo didn’t reveal the price tag for the X7 Plus, but we will get more details on July 15 during the company’s Shanghai sales meet.
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