The Vivo V15 Pro review can step up higher when it comes to smartphone innovation. This device is like the Vivo nex and Vivo nex dual display edition. This is offering with best of features being Chinese smartphone makers managing to be the latest launch in India. This is meant for bringing aspirational and useful features making it a more affordable segment and offers with a pop–up selfie camera as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor with triple rear cameras.
Its launched at a price of Rs 28,990 with the Vivo V15 pro setting a lot in its favor including attractive design, stacked hardware, impressive cameras and the latest version of android. This can justify its price tag, especially when it’s the 2018 values flagships like that of Asus Zen fone 57 and the Poco F1.
This is the Vivo V15 Pro which is a real looker and is going to draw some attractive glances. But not in the same way as like other smartphones out there right now. This has eye-catching designs and colors. This has gone for a more tasteful and elegant finish.
The rear panel is topaz blue in color with the review unit that has an electric blue diagonal streak in the middle that gradually fades into deeper shades of blue in the corner. There is even a microdot pattern in the center that morphs into a wave-like pattern near the edges and that makes the look called the spectrum ripple design.
It’s the color shift that looks beautiful when the light falls on in it at different angles. This phone is available in a completely different ruby to finish a red color that has a red gradient with a crosshatch pattern across the back.
Best of features to review
This is of the latest smartphones with the handset coming with an FHD and an ultra full view super AMOLED display and is backed by a 3,700 mAh battery. This is available with a notch-free screen offering with a 6.39-inch screen with a display of 19.5.9 aspect ratio and 91.64 % screen to body ration.
The complete handset is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 675 AIE with the 6GB RAM and 128 GB ROM that is expandable up to 256 GB. This runs off the Android 9 Pie-based on fun touch 9 operating system.
Apart from that, the device offers an in-display fingerprint scanner for the purpose of security. This bears a dual sim with weighing 186 grams. In the front, you have the camera that features a pop-up selfie camera at the front. This includes a 32-megapixel lens featuring like the AI face beauty.
The AI portrait composition, bokeh mode, AI body shaping, portrait light effect, AR sticker, video face beauty, and gender detection. The handset boasts with a triple rear camera setup at the back consisting of 48 MP primary sensors and an 8 MP secondary sensor with a 5MP ultra-wide lens.
This bears a glossy rear panel curves around the edges. This provides the impression of the device being thinner than its actual size. The sore point is the rear camera module that creates a considerable bump on the back. It bears a metallic rim that runs around the edges of the V15 Pro.
Also, the absence of sharp edges makes it hold perfect. On the right sits the power button and volume buttons. But on the left is present the Google assistant button and micro SD card tray. This button provides good tactile feedback but they are with a little to reach especially with the volume up button.
Specificities are features to review
The V15 Pro bears unique and excelling features to review. These are like:
This is powered with the octa-core Qualcomm snapdragon 675 Processor paired with 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 128 GB of the internal storage which is expandable using micro SD card. There are three different slots for the housing of the micro SD card and two Nano-SIM cards. This means that the users won’t have to sacrifice the dual Sim Functionality for more storage space.
Connectivity is handled by 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b /g/n, GPS/A-GPS, a micro- USB port, and a 3.5 mm headphone Jack, onboard sensors that include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope and proximity sensor.
On the side of software, the Vivo V15 Pro runs fun touch OS 9 Based on Android 9 pie and the android security patch running on the review unit. Fun touch OS is a heavily skinned version of android and will require some time to get accustomed to.
The deviation from the stock android is truly evident from the get-go, starting with the absence of the app drawer. Swiping left on the home screen opens the smart launcher that is populated by cards for tasks including events, the weather, a to-do list, and the news headlines. The cards on the smart launcher and their order can now be customized.
This comes with a loads of pre-installed app that include in-house software like the V- app store, iMusic, iTheme, Albums, and Vivo Cloud among others, as well as third-party apps that include Paytm, PhonePe, Ganna, UCBrowser, and WPS office. Above all the bloatware is never a desired trait.
You might find the UI of the fun touch OS slightly Garish and overall it looks like a less refined take on iOS. This is not very easy as well to find specific things in the settings app. The users will now have to live with it or resort to using it with the third-party launcher from the Google play store.
These features with the smart split for controlling the split-screen multitasking, app clone for running second instances of certain apps, smart lock for assigning tasks to the volume down button and the smart mirroring for displaying the media files on another display while you continue to use the phone.
There is a split-screen included in the messaging feature which is particularly into use. Like the message will appear on screen as a floating bubble. Tapping on it instantly opens with the split-screen interface without having to close the app that currently using.
The fun touch OS is also offering GameCube featuring tailoring to make the game best. This lets users mute notifications, automatically reject calls, minimize interruptions due to any kind of accidental touch gestures and stop all the background apps while gaming to maximize the performance.
Coming to the battery performance it depletes quite rapidly during sessions and serves with an average battery deterioration of 13 to 15 % just after 30 minutes of gaming.
Overall, the Vivo V15 Pro is a fantastic mobile with a lot of excelling features to manage great services. It is a worth buying product with lots of features compared to other big budget smartphones.