You may be up for a new smartphone. Would you be interested in discovering what Vivo’s latest smartphone is? More to the point, you’d probably love to find out what Vivo’s best smartphone for the Philippine market is.
If that’s the case, then this is the article for you! Join us as we take a closer look at what Vivo has to offer prospective smartphone buyers. As a matter of fact, we’d say that Vivo’s lineup is so competitive that you might just end up making an investment in one of Vivo’s hottest new units after seeing what they have to offer.
It’s terrific to see that Vivo’s not taking the COVID-19 pandemic lying down, and has introduced not one but two mid-range smartphones. Moreover, it’s also continued to offer some alluring high-end phones that can give even a Samsung top model a run for its money.
Let’s start with two of the latest phones to join the company’s lineup. The first is the V19, and it’s pretty compelling. It’s loaded with tempting features that put it near or at the head of its class, including a large and beautiful 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display; a powerful Snapdragon 712 chipset to run it; and a generous 4,500mAh battery to power the whole phone.
The V19’s camera sets are particularly compelling. The main set is comprised of a 48MP main lens, an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, a 2MP bokeh lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The selfie set is made up of a 32MP main snapper as well as an 8MP ultrawide lens to amp up your group shots.
The V19 comes with the very latest Funtouch OS 10 that’s built off of Android 10, and if you’re not familiar with this latest version of Vivo’s OS, it’s one of the better OSs out there, being dynamic and snappy while being easy to use. It comes in your choice of Gleam Black or Sleek Silver.
The V19 Neo is the second of the new units Vivo’s dropped recently. Although it joins its V19 sibling in the middle range of the market, perhaps we can say it occupies the “lower-middle” bracket, because it’s slightly lower-specced than the V19.
Both phones do have a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display and also boast the same main quad-camera set. However, the Neo’s processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, is a little less powerful than that of the V19. Additionally, the selfie camera is a single-lens affair in the V19 Neo as opposed to the dual-lens setup in the V19.
The V19 Neo comes in colorways quite different from that of its sibling phone—Crystal White and a nice shade called Admiral Blue.
The S1 Pro is another mid-ranger and its differentiating factor is that its design was inspired by jewelry. Its body is constructed of glass and metal, giving it a classy and substantial feel, and the observant will note that the lenses of its rear quad-camera module (another riff on Vivo’s 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP main-camera setup) are arranged in the shape of a diamond.
The S1 Pro’s screen is only slightly smaller than that of the V19 and V19 Neo—it’s a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED affair. Its 32MP front-facing selfie camera, a single-lens unit, is housed in the phone’s waterdrop notch.
Pick up your S1 Pro in your selection of Knight Black and Fancy Sky.
From the mid-range, we now begin to move up Vivo’s smartphone ladder, and the next unit up is the V17 Pro. If you thought that the V19 and V19 Neo had ‘wow features’, the V17 Pro will really turn your head, thanks to its impressive hardware design—most especially its dual pop-up selfie camera set.
The camera set on the V17 is actually quite similar to that of its newer cousins the V19 and V19 Neo—its powerful and snappy 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP main set stand it in good stead just as it does in the aforementioned two phones. And its dual front cameras share the same specs, too. But what sets them apart is the pop-up module that houses them. Activate it when it’s needed and retract it when not—you save precious screen real estate and protect those cameras from damage when it’s unwarranted. Plus it looks quite cool as well.
The V17 Pro can be purchased in either Knight Black or Crystal White.
For some, the NEX3 is Vivo’s best smartphone offering in the local market. The NEX3 is a technological showcase, and those hankering for, say, Oppo’s best phone or the range-topping phones of other leading brands would do well to give it a spin before committing to the competition.
The NEX3 boasts an impressive 6.89-inch AMOLED “Waterfall FullView” display that occupies nearly the entire front of the phone and even swoops down and curves around its sides. You only have to deal with a little bit of a forehead and chin. Not only that, but the NEX3 also comes with virtual instead of physical buttons—you’ll only need to touch certain points of the phone’s edges to put it to sleep/wake it up or change the volume.
The NEX3 also features a motorized 16MP front camera, as well as a 64MP main lens, 13MP wide-angle snapper, and 13MP telescopic rear lens that comprises its main camera set. A powerful Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 4,500mAh battery round out its key features. It comes in only one colorway, Glowing Night.
We’ll take you back to the midrange, but there’s a reason for that. What if we were to tell you that Vivo brought some of the key technologies from the NEX lineup to a midrange phone? They’ve done this with the V15 Pro.
The V15 Pro boasts a notch-free Ultra FullView Display (6.39 inches, Super AMOLED) with its thin bezels and allows for an overall sleek style and design. You’ll also note that it has an in-display fingerprint scanner; no need to reach around to the back to unlock it. The V15 Pro it runs on a Snapdragon 675 and boasts a three-camera main set: a 48MP + 8MP + 5MP affair as well as a pop-up 32MP front selfie camera.
The V15 Pro is available in Topaz Blue and Coral Red.
Last but not least, we have the Y95, which is another midrange smartphone, but which incorporates many features which might be more expected of higher-end phones.
Features in this vein include the 6.22-inch display HD+ display, which is clear and bright and contains the sole front 20MP camera; the dual-lens rear main camera, which is somewhat less powerful and incorporates 13MP and 2MP lenses. The striking Y95 can be had in two gradient colors, Starry Black which shifts from black up top to blue down under, and Aurora Red which changes from red to light violet from top to bottom.