Vivo XPlay launched with 5.7-inch 1080 display priced at $486


Last night at an event in Beijing, Chinese phone maker BBK launched their latest flagship phone the Vivo Xplay. A lot was already known about this phone prior to release, however the company still had a few surprises.

Although the specification of the Vivo Xplay has been common knowledge for a few weeks now, 2 details remained a mystery right up until last evenings launch, the size of the 1080HD display and the price.

If you caught our updated post yesterday you will already have learnt that the Xplay boasts a 1920 x 1080 FHD display measuring 5.7-inches! In comparison the Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch 720p display and the Huawei Ascend Mate has a 6.1-inch 720p display.

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If you’re worried about the size of the Xplay and how difficult it might be to use one handed you needn’t as Vivo have included a neat feature which mirrors the display at a smaller, thumb friendly size to easy use.

As for pricing rumours had the Xplay price ranging from between $450 to $650, and in all honesty we were expecting the latter, so it was a shocking surprise to find that official pricing for the 16GB Vivo Xplay is 2998 Yuan ($480) which has this Chinese phablet competing with Oppo’s Find 5!

vivo xplay with vivo x1

Unlike previous Vivo phones though (see Vivo X1) the Xplay is actually a bargain at $480 and manages to out shine the Oppo Find 5 in every way! Not only is the display larger o the Xplay, but the processor is the new Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip with Adreno 320 GPU, Vivo have also added an updated 5-mega-pixel front camera to the phone also.

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The rest of the Vivo Xplay specification includes 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 3400mAh battery with dimensions measuring in at 153.8 x 79.68 x 7.99mm and a weight of 187g.

More photos can be found here.

Full Vivo Xplay Specifications below

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22 Comments

  1. Onetrack
    May 7, 2013

    Andi, please – details on importing, would this work on north american carriers for 3g ? Any reputable sites planning on selling it internationally?

    • May 7, 2013

      Hi, I’ve not seen the network details yet. I imagine someone like Android-sale might export them. They are currently doing the Find 5

  2. Xiaolu
    May 7, 2013

    y no microSD?! Could have been perfect!!!

  3. Daniel
    May 8, 2013

    Doesn’t the phone have a microSD slot? Do you know where to buy it online?

  4. Inkflow
    May 8, 2013

    For all of you who ask where to buy this phone (or any other Chinese phone) I advise you to never pre-order a Chinese phone. You should order such phones only when they are widely available and in-stock. You can pre order but be prepared to pay extra and in many times wait forever…

    I’m too would like to buy this phone – but there is no shortcut. I know I’ll have to wait about a month or two (and that is if BBK acts like a serious company) before I can really order one.

    BTW, if your money is making a hole in your pants you can pre order one from liaow meizu online shop they ask for about $100 more than the actual price of the phone – and you will still wait a long time before getting the phone (please also note that I don’t have any experience with this site, so I don’t know if they are reliable).

    • dan
      May 8, 2013

      Yes, they are reliable,
      liaow.com
      ordered my OPPO Find 5 from them (back in february).

      • Simon
        May 8, 2013

        Dan did you come across this website when researching where to buy your Oppo http://oppostyle.com/

  5. Simon
    May 8, 2013

    What make liaow.com different from other online retailers ?

  6. Me
    May 8, 2013

    I prefer the pantech vega iron.

  7. Simon
    May 8, 2013

    Now that is a class phone 🙂

  8. dan
    May 8, 2013

    hello everybody. I’ve got big ask to Andi please prepare some list of reliable sellers, shops for international customers. It would be great add to gizchina site.

    • Dax
      May 8, 2013

      Yeeeeah! I totally agree! 🙂

  9. Simon
    May 8, 2013

    I think Andy to going to post a thread in the forum about resellers if I remember correctly 🙂

  10. Simon
    May 8, 2013

    Actually what would be even cooler is if we could get a Gizchina group discount from a reseller(s)

  11. rahul
    May 15, 2013

    Pls tell me about about the micro sd slot.Yes or no?

    • May 15, 2013

      No

  12. Derp
    May 21, 2013

    well… Lenovo k900 is at almost the same price with way more performance ( 27833 antutu benchmark , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrWXG3szcEs , almost the same as gs4 octa core ) and way more attractive design made of steel (also with 13 mp exmor rs camera and 5,5 inch ips crystal display)

    what reason do you have to buy vivo xplay rather than k900?

    • May 21, 2013

      App compatibility. The snapdragon 600 will be vastly more compatible to the Google play store than the Intel atom as the Intel doesn’t have any Arm instruction code

  13. Jignesh
    June 8, 2013

    hi andy can you suggest a reliable store in sanghi form where i can buy this, also can you tell wethere online price and retailer prices are diffrent.
    thanks

  14. June 21, 2013

    Just ordered the 32Gb version for 580$. Will be shipped to me on monday.
    Cant wait…

    • Jignesh
      June 27, 2013

      hi hertz,
      have you got your x-play ?
      kndly tell pros and cons.
      have heard that, 1) its not rootable 2) most of the apps are custom apps and dont support english.
      do reply when you get your one.
      thanks
      jignesh