I suddenly began seeing Vivo Philippines tweeting something new with the hashtag #FullView and #SeeMoreThanEver. Then, another two more hashtags: #VivoV7 and #VivoV7PLUS. OMG! Am I going to fall in love with this new Vivo V7 and V7 Plus specs. Take a gander out of this thing! The SPECS, I mean.


The V5 uses Snapdragon 625 while the V7 goes for the 630. Why is that, I really don’t know; because the 625 is actually 0.2 GHz faster than the 630. Both have an integrated LTE cellular chip and uses big.LITTLE technology, meaning the chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. Both supports 64-bit, hardware-assisted virtualization, has integrated graphics and NX Bit (that thing that helps protect from malicious attacks); both also have Trustzone (secures the device for use in mobile payments and streaming video with DRM), AES (speeding up encryption/decryption), maximum memory data rate of 7.45 GBps, OpenVG, OpenGL ES, OpenCL, DirctX and a higher version of EMMC. Phew!

Android Nougat – over 1,500 emojis, multi-language, double-tap to switch between apps, run two apps side by side, multi-window view, Vulkan API high-performance 3D graphics, VR mode, Doze to help save battery power, quick setting tiles, reply on the fly within notifications and bundled notifications, Data Saver modes, change display and icon sizes, download in the background, file-level encryption, and direct boot (start your device faster and run apps securely even before entering your password) – to name a few. LOL!

Dual SIM – is it only the iPhone that’s still going against that? Another LOL!


Yay! Not only is the RAM size 4 GB (at last), the internal memory is a whooping 64 GB.


Yay again! Corning Gorilla glass; and curved! Nice, big 5.9-inch screen in full HD.


So, I think you call it Genie in Android?


Here’s where Vivo V7 is pushing hard for – dual front-facing cameras. It’s a combination of 24MP and 8MP, as compared to the V5 with only a 20MP version, and with LED flash. And video quality at 1080p with slow-mo effects? Awesome!


We’ll see how the speaker fares compared with the V5; and yes to keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack intact.


Type-C USB! Oh, boy! But then again, Type-C is so much better and years apart from the traditional Micro USB version that most Android phones use. I hope they’re using the latest 3.2 version which can provide as much as 20 Gbps data rate and a charging capacity of up to 100 watts (that means your phone can charge your laptop, silly!) Good, too, that they’re using Chrome as the V5 does. No NFC? Well, in the Philippines, maybe not yet.


The battery type is Li-Po, short for Lithium-Polymer, which offers a slightly higher specific energy and can be made thinner than conventional Li-ion. Standard specs describe Li-Po batteries can be charged in about an hour, and do not need to be discharged before charging (NiCd and NiHm batteries need to be discharged before charging). In other sites, the Vivo V7 Plus battery is being spec’ed out between 3150 mHa to 4000 mHa; I would love it having the latter capacity.

The video above was uploaded to the Vivo Philippines Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/VivoPhil. I couldn’t find it in YouTube to embed it into this blog.


Sources: Vivo Philippines Facebook Page | GSM Arc | Gadgets 360 | Roger’s HobbyCenter | Android | Versus