Vivo launched its first Snapdragon 712-powered smartphone, the Vivo Z1 Pro, in India recently. It’s a sweet budget offering with a punch-hole display and triple rear cameras, which is called Vivo Z5x in China. Thus, the Chinese giant has today launched sort-of a sibling for this device in its home country.
Vivo Z5 today went official in China as the second Snapdragon 712 smartphone in the company’s budget portfolio. It packs a myriad of modern features such as a waterdrop notch, AMOLED screen, in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 48MP camera. Let’s take a closer look at this smartphone.
Vivo Z5: Price and Availability
Vivo Z5 has been priced starting at 1,598 yuan (roughly Rs 16,000) for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. You can find the pricing details for all other variants right here, as there are a lot of them:
- 6GB+128GB – 1,898 yuan (Rs 19,000)
- 6GB+256GB – 1,998 yuan (Rs 20,000)
- 8GB+128GB – 2,298 yuan (Rs 23,000)
The Vivo Z5 will be available in three vibrant color variants – namely Aurora Illusion (purple), Holographic Illusion (pearl white), and Bamboo Forest Night (green).
Vivo Z5: Specs and Features
Much like any other smartphone launching these days, the Vivo Z5 also brings along a vibrant and reflective gradient finish on the rear panel. There’s only a triple rear camera setup here, which makes the design feel clean and minimal. The fingerprint scanner has been moved under the display, in line with most trendy smartphones today.
This smartphone sports a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch design up-top. This means it has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2340×1080 pixels resolution, & 90% screen-to-body ratio. There’s a considerable chin at the bottom as compared to all other bezels, but it’s nothing that will disrupt your daily use or viewing experience.
As we’ve already mentioned above, Vivo Z5 is the second smartphone in the company’s portfolio to be powered by the Snapdragon 712 chipset. It’s a powerful chipset that sees minor performance upgrades over the Snapdragon 710 (has the same Adreno 616 GPU that’s capable of running Fortnite) and is comparable to the Snapdragon 675 chipset as well. It is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It comes bundled with Vivo’s Multi-Turbo technology that improves the performance and better optimizes the gaming experience.
In the camera department, Vivo Z5 comes equipped with a triple rear-camera setup. This includes a primary 48MP sensor, paired with a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens (with 120-degree field of view) and a third 2MP depth sensor. There’s a 32MP sensor for selfies fitted into the waterdrop notch on the front. Vivo offers a number of cool camera features such as Remosaic, Night mode 2.0, AR effects, and more.
It runs Android 9 Pie-based FunTouchOS out-of-the-box, which packs a ton of interesting features. Vivo Z5 comes packed with a massive 4,500mAh battery and support for 22.5W fast-charging called FlashCharge out-of-the-box. It packs a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack as well. This makes the budget device lot more attractive for the masses who want to quickly juice up their device before running out for work.
This could be a sweet sibling to the Vivo Z1 Pro, so we hope Vivo brings it to India really soon. What are your thoughts on the Vivo Z5? Let us know in the comments below.