Vivo V15 Review in India
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Vivo V15 Review: Great design and pop-up selfie camera

Vivo has launched its new smartphone Vivo V15 in India. It is a toned-down version of Vivo V15 Pro. The phone is available in Royal Blue, Frozen Black and Glamour Red color, and the company has priced the device at Rs 23,990. The device is available at online stores like Flipkart, Amazon etc. and also at offline stores. Today we are going to review Vivo V15.

Vivo V15 Design and Display:

The Vivo V15 smartphone is slightly bigger than its elder sibling Vivo V15 Pro. The smartphone comes with a gradient finish at back with curved edges, which looks premium. The device is made of high quality polycarbonate plastic, which feels quite sturdy and solid in hands. The rear panel houses the fingerprint sensor and camera bump with Vivo branding.

The volume rockers and power button are placed at the right side. The left side has a smart button, which can be customized to activate Google Assistant or Google Search. The SIM tray is located at the right edge, and supports two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. The bottom has microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a speaker, while the pop up selfie camera and another microphone are place at the top.

The Vivo V15 features a 6.53-inch Ultra FullView In Cell full HD+ display, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 90.95% screen to body ratio. During our review, the smartphone produced good colors and great viewing angles in indoor lighting conditions, but it could have been better in direct sunlight. The phone does not support Widevine L1 certification, which means it cannot play HD videos of Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Vivo V15 Performance and Specifications:

The Vivo V15 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 (Compare with Snapdragon 660) chipset, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 9.0 Pie with FunTouch OS 9 on top. The smartphone is able to handle app switching and multi-tasking without any lag. The device comes with a many preinstalled apps like Gaana, Facebook, PhonePe , PayTM etc. The Vivo V15 has two power saving modes, which include a Low Power Saving Mode and an Extreme Power Saving Mode.

Gaming experience was quite decent on Vivo V15. The device could easily handle casual gaming like Temple Run and Subway Surfers. For graphic intensive gaming like PUBG and Asphalt 9: Legends were playable in medium settings, but in high graphics setting we found some frame drops. There is an Esports Mode that closes background apps and block notifications while playing games. The smartphone comes with a Game Cube feature which claims to enhance the gaming experience.

Vivo V15 Camera:

The Vivo V15 has a triple rear camera setup with 12MP primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, 8MP Ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera performance was decent in daylight, but low light shots were grainy and had noise.

The pictures taken in portrait mode come out to be really good with good depth. The device comes with a feature to adjust the blur effect before and after taking a photo.  The photos clicked by wide-angle camera were good, as it covers more area compared to other sensors, but image quality was not satisfactory. The Vivo V15 also has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera does a great job, the image taken had great details and accurate colors.

Vivo V15 Battery Performance:

The Vivo V15 is fueled by a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, which is able to charge the device up to 40% in half an hour. For moderate users, the battery will last more than a day. With heavy usage its easily lasted an entire day.

Final Words:

The Vivo V15 comes with a premium design, impressive selfie camera and a great battery life, but it lacks Widevine L1 Certification and face unlock. The gaming performance was not impressive on this smartphone. Samsung Galaxy A50, a good loaded device at a lesser price, can be considered as a better option.

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Abhimanyu has been blogging about Technology for a long time, and has contributed to a number of Tech blogs at Easofy. He has a whole lot of expertise in smartphones and gadgets. Abhimanyu prefers to focus on covering mobile news, reviews, and comparison.