With the launch of Vivo Xplay 5 in China, it became the world’s first smartphone to have 6 GB of RAM. This phone has incredible specifications. From 128 GB of internal memory to Snapdragon 820, Vivo Xplay 5 has outperformed its competitors in many departments. And not just that, this device with impressive specifications is a magnum opus and looks stunning. With 5.43-inch QHD dual-edge Super AMOLED display, along with a metal unibody design, this device has good looks. Some may even say that Vivo has just made a cheaper Galaxy S7 Edge, but what looks impressive on paper, need not necessarily work well in real-life performance. Time and again, history and experience have always shown us that you cannot expect a specification sheet to predict the performance of a device in real conditions. To be upright, the specs look impressive. There is no doubt about that. We will have to wait and see about the performance of Xplay 5. For now, let us see in detail, what the specs sheet has to say about this awesome looking Vivo Xplay 5.
There is no doubt about the design department; Vivo has done a wonderful job in giving a beautiful design to Xplay 5. The phone has a metal unibody, and on the front, it has a dual edge super AMOLED display. Rumour is that Vivo has bought the dual edge screen from Samsung, and if they have taken it from Samsung, then it is all the more awesome. At the bottom of the screen, there are capacitive buttons. On top, there is an 8-megapixel front camera with an aperture of f/2.4, on the left side of the earpiece. On the other side of the earpiece, there is the proximity sensor. On the right, there is a volume rocker and just below it, there is the power key. At the bottom, there is the microUSB slot and speaker grilles on either side of it. On the top, you will find the 3.4 mm audio jack. On the back side, there is a 16-megapixel camera on the top left, with dual LED flash beside it. Just below it, at the center, you have a fingerprint scanner.
Xplay 5 has a 5.43 inch, Super AMOLED capacitive screen. It has a resolution of 1440 x 2560, the pixel density of 541 ppi and is endowed with a depth of 16 million colours. The images and graphics on this screen are very clear and sharp. The display screen is a dual-edge display just like Galaxy S7 Edge, but it does not have any feature like the S7 Edge, which is a big disappointment. Xplay 5 does have a dual edge screen, but they have not used it well.
The Vivo Xplay 5 runs on Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset. It has an octa-core processor which is divided into two cores of Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 and quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53. The GPU used is Adreno 510. The Xplay 5 comes in two models, the only difference between the two is the capacity of RAM. Flagship Edition has 4GB of RAM, and the ultimate edition has 6 GB of RAM. Both of the models have 128GB of internal memory. The Snapdragon 652 chipset is a new one and is very powerful, and with 6 GB of RAM, we think it will have good performance along with being efficient. The phone has Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is tweaked by Funtouch OS 2.5.1.
Vivo Xplay 5 has a 16-megapixel primary camera on its back, which is phase detection autofocus enabled. It has dual LED flash beside it which helps in taking photos and recording videos in low lighting conditions. The size of the sensor is the ½.8 inch. 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 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30fps. Xplay 5 has an 8-megapixel front camera, which you can use for taking selfies. It has an aperture of f/2.4. Front camera performance is good enough for a selfie camera. Overall, the performance of cameras of Xplay 5 is good.
The Xplay 5 is equipped with Hi-Fi 3.0 dual speakers (CS4395+AD45257 audio chip), which enhances the audio quality. Nothing much can be said about it yet, as it is yet to be tested.
The Xplay is equipped with 3600mAh of battery, and it supports super-fast charging. The battery seems just enough to cater to the phone’s specifications. However, much cannot be said about its backup because there is a large display which has dual edge screen, 6GB RAM, and octa-core processor, and we think, maybe 4000mAh battery would have been a better choice for Xplay 5. 3600mAh might fall short. But we can’t be sure of anything. We will have to wait, and only after the tests are done on Xplay 5, the real performance of Xplay 5’s battery will come in light.
This is a dual SIM phone. The Xplay 5 accepts only Nano SIM, and it has dual standby feature. The phone supports 4G network. For other connectivity options, there are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot; Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE; GPS with A-GPS; NFC and FM Radio. It has USB on-the-go as well.
The phone also has fingerprint scanner which can unlock the device from sleep in 0.4 seconds and from a screen-on state in 0.2 seconds.
Much cannot be said about its pros and cons because the phone was released just a few weeks ago.WHAT WE LIKED