Vivo V7 Price in India Slashed

Vivo V7 Price in India Slashed

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vivo V7 is now available at Rs. 16,990
  • The Vivo V7 was launched in November for Rs. 18,990
  • The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC and 4GB RAM

Vivo V7 has a received a price cut of Rs. 2,000 in India and is now available for a new price tag of Rs. 16,990. This price cut comes more than a month after the smartphone was launched in India at a price of Rs. 18,990.

The selfie smartphone from Vivo in India is now available at Rs. 16,990 via both offline and online retailers, Gadgets 360 has learnt. The Vivo V7 (Review) is available in Champagne Gold, Matte Black, and the recently launched Energetic Blue colour variants. The phone has been available through offline and online platforms since November. Earlier, the smartphone was online-exclusive to Flipkart, but is now available on other portals such as Amazon and Paytm Mall. It features the new price on all three e-commerce portals.

Vivo V7 specifications

The Vivo V7 is a dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) smartphone that runs FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat OS. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch HD + (720×1440 pixels) FullView IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Vivo V7 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Vivo V7 bears a 16-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash and an aperture of f/2.0. One of the biggest features of the phone is its 24-megapixel front camera sensor with a soft ‘Moonlight Glow’ selfie light, alongside an aperture of f/2.0. The smartphone has 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It also sports a 3000mAh battery under the hood.

The Vivo V7 has dimensions of 149.3×72.8×7.9mm and weighs 139 grams. It faces competition from other phones like Honor 7X and Motorola G5s Plus. However, the Vivo V7 is the only smartphone in this price range to offer a 24-megapixel selfie camera.

Earlier this month, the Vivo V5s received a permanent price cut and is now available in India for a new price tag of Rs. 15,990. It was initially launched at a price of Rs. 18,990.

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Vivo V7

Vivo V7

Rs.15,889
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Dedicated microSD slot
  • Good front camera
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • No continuous AF for video
  • Low resolution display
  • Plastic body
  • UI feels dated
BUY AT
  • Vivo V7 (Matte Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.15,889
  • Vivo V7 (Energetic Blue, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.16,990
  • Vivo V7 (Matte Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.16,990

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Vivo V7 First Impressions

Vivo V7 First Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Vivo V7 is a smaller version of the previously launched Vivo V7+
  • The smartphone features a 5.7-inch FullView display with 18:9 aspect rati
  • It comes with a ‘Moonlight’ selfie flash and offers a face unlock feature

The Vivo V7, which was launched in India earlier this week, is a smaller and more affordable version of the V7+ which debuted back in September. The new Vivo smartphone retains most of the hardware of its predecessor, albeit a smaller screen, lower capacity battery, and half the onboard storage. Despite these cutbacks that make the V7 fit into the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment, features like the ‘Moonlight Glow’ flash for selfies, face unlock, and 18:9 display should be enough to give strong competition to the Honor 8, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and Oppo F5. The handset also has a custom Funtouch OS skin on top of Android Nougat that delivers a unique experience. We have been able to spend some time with the Vivo V7 following its launch in India, and here are our first impressions.

First things first, the construction of the Vivo V7 is very similar to that of the V7+. There is a metal frame that bounds a glass panel on the front, and a metal-finished plastic casing on the back. The device is 7.9mm thick, 149.30mm tall and 72.80mm wide. These measurements make it a compact device that is easy to grip in an average-sized palm. Further, the mix-and-match of plastic, metal, and glass in its construction makes the weight of the Vivo V7 manageable, at 139g – significantly lighter than the 152g Oppo F5 and the 178g Samsung Galaxy On Max. If we compare the Vivo V7 with the Vivo V7+, the new model is 21g lighter but 0.2mm thicker than its predecessor. It is available in Champagne Gold and Matte Black.

The Vivo V7 continues the trend of taller screens and narrower borders, and so there is a 5.7-inch FullView IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels (HD+) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. This display is bright and easy to read. Viewing angles are also fair and colour reproduction is quite vivid. However, the HD+ resolution is relatively inferior in this segment that is filled with full-HD offerings.

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Vivo V7 featuring a 5.7-inch FullView HD+ display

The screen of the Vivo V7 occupies most of its front face, with a screen-to-body ratio of 83.6 percent. This is the reason that there aren’t any physical or capacitive keys below it – pretty much the same as competing models. The display is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. Vivo has attached a screen protector on top of the scratch-resistant glass. Above the screen is a selfie camera sensor and an earpiece, whereas a pair of ambient light and proximity sensors and a notification LED are almost hidden under the jet black glass covering. Also, if you are afraid of accidental falls, the handset comes with a bundled TPU cover.

On the right side, the Vivo V7 has a volume rocker and a power button, while the left side has a three-card tray to hold a microSD card as well as two Nano-SIM cards. The bottom of the V7 has a 3.5mm jack, a primary microphone, a Micro-USB port and a loudspeaker grille. If you were looking for a USB Type-C port, you will be disappointed. The top has a secondary microphone for noise cancellation. On the back, there is a fingerprint scanner and the camera which protrudes a little and has a dual-LED flash.

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Vivo V7 with a matte, metal-finish back panel

At the heart of the Vivo V7 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450, the same SoC that powers the Vivo V7+. It’s a 1.8GHz octa-core CPU with integrated Adreno 506 GPU. The Vivo V7 also has 4GB of RAM. Instead of the 64GB storage that was available on the V7+, you get 32GB which is expandable using a microSD card (up to 256GB).

Vivo has gone with Android 7.1 Nougat with its own Funtouch OS 3.2 skin. We did not experience any lag, and usage was quite smooth. The custom skin has a bunch of proprietary features. There is a game mode that claims to improve performance, and an App Clone feature that allows you to use two copies of an app with different accounts. The interface that comes preloaded with FuntouchOS also has tweaks like an iOS-style Control Center, and gestures that can work as navigation keys. You can use “smart motion” shortcuts to wake the screen with a slide upwards, or answer a call by bringing the device close to your ear. There is no official word on the release of an Android Oreo update.

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Vivo V7 with Funtouch OS 3.2

Coming to the camera, the Vivo V7 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens that supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and an LED flash. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens. The camera app offers features such as face beauty, panorama, HDR, ultra-HD, portrait mode, and tons of filters. Also, there is an iOS-like Live Photos mode that creates short, animated clips. Face beauty offers preset options, namely buffing, skin tone, and whitening. The primary camera seemed to take well-detailed shots in our limited time with it. There was little noticeable noise even in low light. We did observe some signs of oversaturation while capturing selfies under bright light, though. The available LED Moonlight Glow flash can improve selfies in low light.

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Vivo V7 with a 16MP primary camera

The front camera of the Vivo V7 can be used to unlock the phone using facial recognition. The experience isn’t as smooth (or advanced) as Apple has implemented on the iPhone X. Lighting conditions impact the experience and face recognition won’t work in some instances. This is something that is common to most Android smartphones that have tried to implement this feature.

The Vivo V7 packs a 3,000mAh battery but doesn’t support fast charging. We’re reserving comment on battery performance till we can test it thoroughly in our full review.

Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 to catch our full review of the performance, features, cameras and battery life of the Vivo V7.

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Vivo V7

Vivo V7

Rs.18,990
Buy
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.8GHz octa-core

Front Camera

24-megapixel

Resolution

720×1440 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

BUY AT
  • Vivo V7 (Champagne Gold, 32GB, 4GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs.18,990
  • Vivo V7 (Matte Black, 32GB, 4GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs.18,990

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Vivo V7+ India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

Vivo V7+ India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vivo V7+ price in India is not known
  • The Vivo V7+ launch will be live streamed
  • The launch event begins at 12:45pm IST

Vivo V7+, a new selfie-focused smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, is launching in India on Thursday. The company will be live streaming the launch event, which begins at 12:45pm IST. The live stream can be seen on several platforms, including the company’s YouTubeFacebook, and Twitterpages, as well as on Flipkart and Amazon India. We’ll embed the video below as soon as we get the link.

There’s not much that’s known about the Vivo V7+ for now. We know it’s a selfie-focused smartphone. We also know that the display bezels on the sides are small. With the launch live streaming on both Flipkart and Amazon, we can also gather that the smartphone probably won’t be exclusive to either. Stay tuned to details from the launch event.

Vivo India recently also launched the selfie-focused Vivo V5s smartphone in the country, and priced it at Rs. 18,990. The big highlight of the Vivo V5s is the front camera – it bears a 20-megapixel front camera with a ‘Moonlight Glow’ front light and an f/2.0 aperture, apart from the Face Beauty 6.0 app. On the rear, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Vivo V5s runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It features a fingerprint sensor on its home button. It bears a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Curved Glass, Gorilla Glass protection, and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.

On the storage front, the Vivo V5s offers 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM format. The Vivo V5s runs on 3000mAh non-removable battery, weighs 154 grams, and measures 153.8×75.5×7.55mm.

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Vivo V5 Plus, Lenovo K6 Power, Nokia 6, WhatsApp for iPhone, and More News This Week

Vivo V5 Plus, Lenovo K6 Power, Nokia 6, WhatsApp for iPhone, and More News This Week
HIGHLIGHTS
The Vivo V5 Plus has two front cameras for better selfies
The new Lenovo K6 Power has 4GB RAM for just Rs. 1,000 extra
WhatsApp for iOS can finally queue messages offline
With Republic Day in the middle of the week, many people ended up taking things a little easy. Not so in the world of tech though, as we saw a number of launches, and major updates. Here’s a look at all the news you can use from the week.

The selfie-focused Vivo V5 Plus was launched in India this week, priced at Rs. 27,980. The Vivo V5 Plus has a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a dual camera setup for the front, with a 20-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor, which captures depth information to help create the digital ‘bokeh’.

Other Vivo V5 Plus key specifications include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 3055mAh battery, as well as 64GB of internal storage. The Vivo V5 Plus also comes preloaded with the Face Beauty 6.0 app. It sports a metal unibody design, supports dual-SIM cards, and runs on Funtouch 2.6 OS that’s based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
There was another launch this week, also of a beefed up variant of a phone that’s already in the market. We’re talking about the Lenovo K6 Power 4GB variant. While the Lenovo K6 Power is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB variant (Review), the 4GB RAM version that launched this week is priced at Rs. 10,999.

The Lenovo K6 Power sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and Adreno 505 GPU. The K6 Power bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX258 sensor, PDAF and LED flash, apart from an 8-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX219 sensor and a wide-angle lens.

Meanwhile, demand for the new Nokia continues unabated. Just last week, the available Nokia 6 units were sold out and the smartphone went out of stock within a minute in its first flash sale. Two days ahead of that Nokia 6 flash sale, registrations crossed the mark of 1 million. Registrations for the second flash sale for the Nokia 6 have already crossed 1.4 million.

If you’ve been looking to buy a Nokia 6 in China, HMD Global has said that the smartphone will not be available in white. Recently, several media publications claimed that the Nokia 6 smartphone was available to buy via a third-party online retailer in Philippines and come in a brand new White version. It turns out that the Nokia 6 smartphone being sold via Lazada platform is not from an authorised seller.
Speaking of Nokia 6, a Nokia-branded Android phone running on a Snapdragon 835 SoC appears to be in the works, though the company has hinted that this phone will not come out soon. A Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia P1 smartphone was leaked recently and is expected to be the premium offering from Nokia. There’s also something called a Nokia Heart Android phone, which is rumoured to be priced lower than the Nokia 6. The Nokia Heart smartphone has been tipped in GFXBench benchmark listing and is believed to be a toned down version of the Nokia 6 smartphone that was launched earlier this month.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp for iPhone finally gets a feature that’s been on Android for a really long time – you now have the ability to queue messages on WhatsApp. This means that you can respond to people when you’re offline (say on a flight) and the WhatsApp messages will automatically be sent when you connect to the Internet.

In other phones-related news, we had the launch of the Honor 6X (Review) this week. The phone, priced at Rs. 12,999, packs in two rear cameras – one with a 12-megapixel sensor, and the other with a 2-megapixel sensor for depth detection to provide the ‘bokeh’ effect.

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Going back to rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications and release date have been leaked – once again. The new leak shows the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone in all its metallic glory. According to the leak, the Samsung Galaxy S8 variants will sport 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays.

They will supposedly run on the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC (or a 10nm in-house SoC, depending on regions) paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB inbuilt storage that could be expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The phone is likely to be unveiled on March 29 and to go on sale on April 21, according to the leak.

At the start of the week, Samsung also confirmed that the battery was to blame for Note 7 fires, but it also acknowledged that it provided the specifications, and dismissed the possibility of suing the manufacturers.
Also at the start of the week, Hugo Barra, the Global VP for Xiaomi, announced that he is leaving the Chinese smartphone company and moving back to Silicon Valley, citing health reasons and a desire to be closer to his family. A couple of days later, it was revealed that Barra was joining Facebook, to lead all VR efforts within the company.

These were the biggest highlights of the week, but there were also a number of interesting launches. We saw two new tablets launched this week, the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE, which is the LTE version of the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) tablet, and the iBall Slide Nimble 4GF, which is a voice-calling tablet with 4G VoLTE support. We also had the launch of the Intex Cloud Q11 4G, with selfie flash, and VoLTE.

A new report shows that Reliance Jio is now the primary data connection in India, and is leading in consumption as well. This is of course due to “welcome offer” of Jio that offered unlimited data to its subscribers till March 31 this year – it’s only after people have to start paying to use Jio that we’re going to see this change. Meanwhile, we’re seeing more of the “Reliance Jio effect”, as BSNL announced a new Rs. 149 plan for customers, offering 30 minutes of free calls to any network per day, and 300MB of data usage.
Two other interesting pieces of news related to apps – FreeCharge now lets you buy Google Play recharge codes. These codes can then be used to buy apps, books, movies and so on through Google’s digital storefront. Last week, Paytm also unveiled this option on its app. And Netflix added a handy new feature to its Android app – SD card support. Earlier, when your Netflix downloads would be stored on the phone’s internal storage, which could be a bit of a problem, and Android users now have the option to keep the files on their SD cards. However, you can’t move files that have already been downloaded.

These were the highlights of the week for us, and if there’s some other news that you think we missed here, let us and the other readers know via the comments.
Disclosure: Paytm’s parent company One97 is an investor in Gadgets 360.

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