For quite some time, Vivo is known for coming up with some slimmest phones in the smartphone market. After launching the slimmest smartphone- Vivo X5 Max, Vivo has upgraded the same phone and has launched the Vivo X5 Max Plus. The successor of X5 Max comes with some advanced features such as 5.1 mm of dimension thickness, better chipset, and 2GB of RAM. Rest of the phone is same as X5 Max. They have not tried to touch any other of its specifications. The display is the same as X5 Max’s full HD, SUPER AMOLED 5.5 inch, which is quite good as it keeps the thickness in check. The Snapdragon 615 chipset has been removed, and the Mediatek MT6572 chipset is used in X5 Max Plus, along with the Mali T760MP2 GPU. The cameras are same- 13 MP primary and 5MP front camera. And the look of the X5 Max, which was one of the plus points for it, is also the same. It is still one of the slimmest phones on the market. Let us take a deeper look at what X5 Max Plus has to offer.
There is no doubt about the design department; Vivo did a wonderful job with the design of X5 Max, and they have retained it in X5 Max Plus. The phone is built on an alloy chassis, a single piece of aluminium. The back is mostly stainless steel and is coated with anti-fingerprint technology, same as the X5 Max. On the top and bottom, there are a couple of plastic strips that are made of soft matte plastic. The top one holds the primary camera on its back and is equipped with LED flash. The camera bulges out a little, about 2 mm. Hence, you have to take care of it while placing the handset down. The speaker is on the back, at the bottom. At the front, there are capacitive buttons. On top, there is a 5-megapixel front camera on the left side of the earpiece. On the other side of the earpiece, there is the proximity sensor. The left side is completely bare. On the right, there is a volume rocker and just below it, there is the power key. And at the bottom right, there are card trays for a microSIM and a microSD card or a micro and a nanoSIM card. At the bottom, there is the microUSB slot. On the top, you shall find the 3.5 mm audio jack.
X5 Max Plus has a 5.5 inch Full HD, AMOLED capacitive screen and has a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The pixel density stands at 401 ppi with a depth of 16 million colours. The images and graphics on this screen are very clear and sharp. However, there is no option for colour adjustment in the settings, and there is no glove mode.
The Vivo X5 Max Plus runs on MediaTek MT6752 chipset. It has Octa Core Cortex A53 processor which runs at 1.7 GHz. The GPU used is Mali T760MP2. The X5 Max Plus has upgraded in the RAM department, and it is equipped with 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16GB, which can be further expanded till 256 GB using a microSD card. The phone has Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which is a little old school.
Vivo X5 Max Plus has a 13-megapixel primary camera on its back with an aperture of f/2.0. It is autofocus enabled. It has LED flash beside it which helps in taking photos and recording videos in low lighting conditions. The image quality on this phone is good, although the indoor photos are a little noisy. Outdoor performance is quite good. The camera app has all the basic options such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR. The primary camera records 1080p videos at 30fps. X5 Max Plus has a 5-megapixel front camera, taking pictures at 2560 x 1920 pixel resolution. The cameras of X5 Max Plus are pretty good.
For multimedia, the audio player is nice. Vivo has used a new music player named iMusic, which doesn’t look overly impressive, but it is quite pleasant in using. The sound output quality is quite impressive, though. The loudness is very good with headphones, and when used with an active external amplifier, it just gets better.
Vivo tried their best in keeping the body of X5 Max Plus Slim, and to do that, they had to compromise with the battery. The X5 Max Plus is equipped with 2300mAh of battery. The battery does seem small according to the phone’s specifications. There is a large display on the front, which is Full HD, 2GB RAM, and octa-core processor, and hence, we think that at least 3000mAh battery would have been a better choice for X5 Max Plus. It is worth mentioning that in tests, the battery performed quite well. This phone achieved endurance rating of 70 hours, signifying that the battery performance is well balanced.
It is a dual SIM phone. The X5 Max Plus accepts both Nano and Micro SIM. The phone doesn’t have dual standby feature, which means that the second SIM slot is also the microSD card slot. The phone supports 4G network. For other connectivity options, there are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot; Bluetooth v4.0; GPS with A-GPS. There is no NFC and Radio.
Vivo X5 Max Plus is one such smartphone, which has one of the slimmest body in the market and despite having a small battery, its performance is wonderful. The body of the phone is beautiful, and the display is excellent. The ultra slim body of the phone has pumped up its beauty.WHAT WE LIKED