Hope you remember how Vivo revolutionized the concept of camera with Vivo Nex and now in its recent launch is also bringing the same concept of pop-up camera and who’s better than Mr. Perfectionist could fit the brand face to promote this revolutionary step of Vivo. The latest Vivo V15 Pro from Vivo is believed to be evolution of smartphones in terms of beauty, power and performance. Let’s check out what all surprises can V15 Pro pulls out in this review.
Vivo V15 Pro is hard to resist because it holds beautiful rear panel with micro patterns doped in topaz blue color which looks so attractive. The rear cameras are also placed in a beautiful manner under a frame in alignment with the pop up selfie camera. The three rear camera sensors add more beauty to the rear panel. At front there is full view display with no notch. The body of the phone is molded in such a manner that is very easy to hold and operate plus the weight of the phone is light as well because of the plastic body composition. The new Vivo V15 Pro holds 3.5mm headphone jack at the top of the phone. At the bottom lies dual SIM tray, micro USB port, and a speaker grille. To the left lies a microSD card holding tray whereas at the right side lies the power button and the volume rockers. Vivo V15 Pro has an upgraded fingerprint sensor on display which Vivo calls it fingerprint sensor 5 and it surely is very fast like in micro seconds it unlocks the phone and it is mainly due to the horizon which has been expanded to recognize the patterns of finger. Another highlighting feature of Vivo V15 Pro is that its face recognition is lighting quick as well and the camera pops up and goes down in matters if seconds unlocking the phone. The lack of Type-C port is one of the drawbacks of the new Vivo V15 Pro.
The display of the new Vivo V15 Pro is very impressive as you get true full view display. The colors are bright and punchy thanks to the Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen of the phone. The screen size is of 6.39 inches and every millimeter of the screen has been used to give a full view display and viewing angles are wide thanks to the 19:5:9 aspect ratio of the phone. The screen has density of 400 ppi and resolution of 1080×2316 pixels. The screen visibility is very good as well as it could be easily seen under direct sunlight.
The new Vivo V15 Pro has latest android version 9.0 Pie as its operating system on top of Vivo’s Funtouch 9. The touch of the screen is very smooth and fast and it is because of the powerful processor and the RAM size of the phone. Vivo V15 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC processor with eight octa-cores where two cores clocked at 2.0 GHz Kyro 460 Gold whereas other six cores are clocked at 1.7GHz Kyro 460 Silver. The distribution of cores in this fashion had been seen earlier as well in Nokia 8.1 and the sole purpose of this is to enhance the performing ability of the phone. The processor ran very smoothly and it stood up all to the task thrown at it. The phone did not heat up while performing any task; be it playing games or using any other applications. Gaming experience was good as well and the phone did not lose its graphic quality while playing big games. The smooth performing of the processor is backed by powerful 6GB RAM which is something which is very rare to find under such price range. The phone has internal storage of 128GB which could be further expanded with the help of microSD card. To accommodate the SD card V15 Pro has separate slot giving an upper hand to the phone.
The main highlight of the new Vivo V15 Pro like other Vivo phones is the camera ability and V15 Pro has one of the most brilliant and powerful camera under the segment in which it falls. Starting with the selfie camera, the selfie camera is a motorized pop up first ever 32MP camera. The pop up camera of V15 Pro is surely something amazing as its speed of coming out and going back is impressive faster than what we have seen in Vivo Nex. The selfie camera will make you drool over it in terms of detailing as it delivers brilliant images. The selfie camera has AI features as well and there are lots of changes in terms of face reshaping, whitening etc. before capturing selfie. The selfies captured both at night and day are impressive and if you are selfie lover then Vivo V15 Pro could be your real deal. Vivo V15 Pro has triple rear camera sensors with the first and main sensor being of 48MP with an auto adjustable aperture between f/1.8 and 1/2, the second sensor is of 8MP with 13mm (ultrawide), whereas the third sensor is of 5MP with an aperture of f/2.4 which is basically the depth sensor. You get options to click images even in full 48MP which is just totally awesome and the quality of images are so well detailed even during night shots. The ultra-wide options further add to the excitement when you capture images. There are of course various modes to opt got like Panorama, Night mode etc. To be true about the cameras Vivo V15 Pro surely is very impressive and it is something to bet your money upon.
The battery capacity of the Vivo V15 Pro is of 3,700mAh. The battery is very capable of delivering long hours of fun and entertainment with slow leaking out of power meaning it discharges very slowly. The phone has microUSB port which supports fast charging but it lacks the Type-C port. So it could be said that despite having fast charging the phone seems to lag behind in terms of having a rapid charging speed which might be major drawback of Vivo V15 Pro.
Overall, the new Vivo V15 Pro is a package backed by efficient processor, impressive rear cameras, full view display and pop-up front lens. The smartphone scores on crisp AMOLED display, huge aspect ratio is a treat for watching. The combination of triple cameras at the back produces some stunning shots. The motorized pop-up selfie lens is a dapper too that makes you stand out among the crowd. Pricing it at Rs 28,990 makes it to compete with Poco F1 with QS845 at much lesser price.
Pros: Cameras, Design
Cons: Misses on Type-C