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Head-to-Head: Vivo V5 Plus vs Vivo V5

Now that we have more details about the Vivo V5 Plus, it’s time to see how it stacks up to its V series sibling — the V5. We already know that the V5 Plus will outshine the V5, but we’ll save you the time of having to comb through the spec sheets by offering you a side-by-side comparison of the selfie-centric smartphones from the Chinese brand.

Read: Malaysian Retailer Outs Vivo V5 Plus Ahead of Launch

Vivo V5 Specifications

  • 1.5GHz MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.5-Inch HD IPS Display; 1280×720 Resolution
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED Flash
  • 20-megapixel front camera f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, FunTouch UI

Vivo V5 Plus Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch Full HD display; 1920×1080 resolution
  • 64GB of expandable storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera
  • 20-megapixel with 8-megapixel secondary camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3160mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, FunTouch UI

We only have a little bit to go on in terms of design, but we do know that the dimension of the two will be exactly the same, 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6mm. We can expect the Vivo V5 Plus to have the metal build as the V5 with the buttons and ports in the same location as well. It seems that the back of the Vivo V5 Plus has been given a bit a hint of Apple’s design with the antenna bands laid out similarly to the iPhone 7. The main difference with the Vivo V5 Plus and the V5’s appearance are the front cameras with the V5 Plus sporting dual front selfie shooters.

Under the hood, we can see that Vivo has gone with a Snapdragon 625 giving it an edge in processing power; both have an equal amount of RAM at 4GB but, again, the V5 Plus edges out the V5 in storage by doubling its capacity. The V5 Plus also gets a bit of an advantage in terms of its battery, but the difference is negligible.

It’s time to take a closer look at the cameras on these selfie-centric smartphones. Let’s start off with the rear cameras though. The Vivo V5 has a 13-megapixel rear shooter with phase detection autofocus and an LED flash, while the Vivo V5 Plus has 16-megapixels. It wasn’t specified if the V5 Plus was getting more improvements to its rear shooter, but we can at least assume that it’s getting PDAF as well.

In terms of its front shooters, the V5 has a very capable 20-megapixel selfie camera with soft lighting for great selfies in less than ideal situations. We already know that the Vivo V5 Plus will outperform the V5’s selfie camera thanks to its 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel secondary camera. Expect to be able to add on some really smooth bokeh to your selfies, which means you won’t have to worry too much about photobombers.

That’s pretty much it for this head-to-head between the Vivo V5 Plus and the Vivo V5. The official launch of the V5 Plus is this Saturday, January 21, and we’ll be giving you its local pricing by then; the price revealed by Malaysian retailer, Direct D, had it at RM 1799 or Php 20,149. The Vivo V5 has an official price tag of Php 12,990.

Stay tuned for the full review of the Vivo V5 Plus in the coming days.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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