Vivo X5 Pro launched; has an iris sensor, takes 32MP selfies and is 6.4mm thin!


Another mid-range-yet-high-end device from Vivo got announced today in the form of the Vivo X5 Pro, after suffering a lot of leaks and rumours.

The phone has a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED full HD display, which is covered in 2.5D curved glass (which also happens to adorn the rear). The fact that the phone comes powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (second generation, like the Xiaomi Mi 4i) along with 2GB of RAM suggests that the X5 Pro isn’t Vivo’s flagship for this year. Rather, a phone for the fashionista.

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It measures 147.9 × 73.45 × 6.44mm (now I’m convinced it is a phone that’s meant to look good) and has a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, an 8 mega-pixel front camera that stitches together selfies of up to 32 mega-pixel in resolution. That’s not all about the front of the phone; there also sits an iris scanner which should give you an added layer of security.

The 13 mega-pixel rear camera works on PDAF (phase detection auto focus), which should greatly enhance the focusing speed — we should know how well it works when we get our hands on the device. The X5 Pro runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, but as usual there’s the Vivo touch in the FunTouch 2.1 ROM.

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A Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC sits on the motherboard along with the Snapdragon chipset which should provide some good quality sound… or ‘Hi-Fi’ like Vivo like to call it. Vivo have always had an above-average sound chip decoding audio, this should be no different.

It doesn’t really have a 4150mAh battery as we thought it would (that much in a 6.4mm frame is near-impossible), but there is a 2300mAh cell that hopefully will drive you through one day of usage. In more ways than one, this phone reminds us of the Gionee Elife S7, which is another slim phone but not the fastest on Earth.

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64 Comments

  1. yeah
    May 13, 2015

    Retinal scan > iris sensor

    • MaxPower
      May 13, 2015

      Retinal scan? Checking…. OK, phone unlocked! BTW, you have Glaucoma!

      • balcobomber25
        May 13, 2015

        And you also may now be blind in one or both eyes….

        • MaxPower
          May 13, 2015

          “Why didn’t you pick my call? ”
          “Sorry babe, I couldn’t unlock my phone because I ran out of atropine drops”

          • balcobomber25
            May 13, 2015

            “Honey why are your eyes bleeding?”
            “I got three text messages today….”

            • MaxPower
              May 13, 2015

              Hahaha

  2. MaxPower
    May 13, 2015

    Launching a new phone without mentioning the price sounds weird.

    • balcobomber25
      May 13, 2015

      That’s because its going to be an absurd price like the Gionee. $400+ for something with $200 specs.

      • MaxPower
        May 13, 2015

        Well, it definitely worth more than 200$. Super Amoled display, good camera 2.5D glass…300$ would be a reasonable price, but I’m afraid it’s going to be higher

        • May 13, 2015

          same

        • Marius Cirsta
          May 13, 2015

          Try around double that for the launch price but it’s like saying the latest BMW is overpriced … Vivo is a premium brand after all.

      • Marius Cirsta
        May 13, 2015

        With $200 specs yes but utimately it’s worth as much as people pay for it.

        I must admit I find myself liking these phones more then the ones with the top specs because they have style, a good construction and some unique features ( iris scanner here ).

        Of course the initial asking price will be way up there but let’s see what it finally comes down to.

        • balcobomber25
          May 13, 2015

          Ultimately any purchase is worth more to some than others. Some people will happily pay $20 for a cheeseburger while others say you can get a better burger for $2 at a fast food restaurant.

          People buy Vivo’s because they love the products, they love the hifi audio and they are a consistant and reliable brand. I have overpaid for some Gionee phones for that same reason.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          May 14, 2015

          Vivo’s phones rarely “come down”. The “asking price” (MSRP) will be THE price for the first 8-10 months in which then they might give it a “whooping” 15% off.

          If you look at both their XPlay 3s and xShot phones, they have both only come down 500 RMB in price since their launch (both over a year old already). This was not a gradual decline in price but both phones got a 500 RMB cut after about one year on the market.

    • pedro
      May 30, 2015

      £290

  3. eliHd
    May 13, 2015

    why the hell you want to take 32mp selfie!? is it so you can zoom in to see how ugly you really are? or how much make up girls slap on their faces?! lmao

    • Cuerex
      May 14, 2015

      i don’t know, but i wouldn’t mind a 32mp camera instead of my current 5mp very much

  4. Tizz
    May 13, 2015

    It doesn’t seem bad; by the way an italian startup announced a new phone with Helio X10, they did a special contract with Mediatek for kernel release, they say it will be easy to mod!
    The phone is called Stonex One.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      Stonex , yeah guess somebody was pretty stoned when they chose the name.

      Not a bad phone but they really should set up some stuff in English too … Not that cheap either.

      • Tizz
        May 14, 2015

        Yeah there should really be an english website, IMO it’s really cheap but just for the European market, €330 for a smartphone with a QHD display, 3GB RAM and 32 GB of storage is nothing; it will be cheap if you won’t have to deal with resellers. With that price here in Europe you can just buy something like a Mi4.

  5. malifact
    May 13, 2015

    I’ll definitely be waiting for the new XPlay or XShot

  6. David Košič
    May 13, 2015

    Here is also something to think about both of the premium phone makers in china Xiaomi and Vivo launched their new phones with the SD 615 instead of the MT6752.

  7. yeah
    May 13, 2015

    Retinal scan > iris sensor

    • MaxPower
      May 13, 2015

      Retinal scan? Checking…. OK, phone unlocked! BTW, you have Glaucoma!

    • balcobomber25
      May 13, 2015

      And you also may now be blind in one or both eyes….

    • MaxPower
      May 13, 2015

      “Why didn’t you pick my call? ”
      “Sorry babe, I couldn’t unlock my phone because I ran out of atropine drops”

    • balcobomber25
      May 14, 2015

      “Honey why are your eyes bleeding?”
      “I got three text messages today….”

    • MaxPower
      May 14, 2015

      Hahaha

  8. MaxPower
    May 13, 2015

    Launching a new phone without mentioning the price sounds weird.

    • balcobomber25
      May 13, 2015

      That’s because its going to be an absurd price like the Gionee. $400+ for something with $200 specs.

    • MaxPower
      May 13, 2015

      Well, it definitely worth more than 200$. Super Amoled display, good camera 2.5D glass…300$ would be a reasonable price, but I’m afraid it’s going to be higher

    • Chris
      May 13, 2015

      same

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      With $200 specs yes but utimately it’s worth as much as people pay for it.

      I must admit I find myself liking these phones more then the ones with the top specs because they have style, a good construction and some unique features ( iris scanner here ).

      Of course the initial asking price will be way up there but let’s see what it finally comes down to.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      Try around double that for the launch price but it’s like saying the latest BMW is overpriced … Vivo is a premium brand after all.

    • balcobomber25
      May 14, 2015

      Ultimately any purchase is worth more to some than others. Some people will happily pay $20 for a cheeseburger while others say you can get a better burger for $2 at a fast food restaurant.

      People buy Vivo’s because they love the products, they love the hifi audio and they are a consistant and reliable brand. I have overpaid for some Gionee phones for that same reason.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 14, 2015

      Vivo’s phones rarely “come down”. The “asking price” (MSRP) will be THE price for the first 8-10 months in which then they might give it a “whooping” 15% off.

      If you look at both their XPlay 3s and xShot phones, they have both only come down 500 RMB in price since their launch (both over a year old already). This was not a gradual decline in price but both phones got a 500 RMB cut after about one year on the market.

    • Guest
      May 30, 2015

      This comment was deleted.

    • MaxPower
      May 30, 2015

      Source?

    • Guest
      June 7, 2015

      This comment was deleted.

    • MaxPower
      June 7, 2015

      Of course not.
      I’m not that fool to spend almost 500$ on a phone through a reseller on Aliexpress with zero feedback

  9. eliHd
    May 13, 2015

    why the hell you want to take 32mp selfie!? is it so you can zoom in to see how ugly you really are? or how much make up girls slap on their faces?! lmao

    • Cuerex
      May 14, 2015

      i don’t know, but i wouldn’t mind a 32mp camera instead of my current 5mp very much

  10. Tizz
    May 13, 2015

    It doesn’t seem bad; by the way an italian startup announced a new phone with Helio X10, they did a special contract with Mediatek for kernel release, they say it will be easy to mod!
    The phone is called Stonex One.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      Stonex , yeah guess somebody was pretty stoned when they chose the name.

      Not a bad phone but they really should set up some stuff in English too … Not that cheap either.

    • Tizz
      May 14, 2015

      Yeah there should really be an english website, IMO it’s really cheap but just for the European market, €330 for a smartphone with a QHD display, 3GB RAM and 32 GB of storage is nothing; it will be cheap if you won’t have to deal with resellers. With that price here in Europe you can just buy something like a Mi4.

    • Tizz
      May 14, 2015

      Yeah there should really be an english website, IMO it’s really cheap but just for the European market, €330 for a smartphone with a QHD display, 3GB RAM and 32 GB of storage is nothing; it will be cheap if you won’t have to deal with resellers. With that price here in Europe you can just buy something like a Mi4.

  11. fangbanger
    May 13, 2015

    with that rez I can’t use it for VR. No deal.

  12. antidumb
    May 13, 2015

    this phone is ugly and looks cheap, gionee s7 is better option for looks and thin body plus larger battery in thinner body

  13. malifact
    May 13, 2015

    I’ll definitely be waiting for the new XPlay or XShot

  14. fangbanger
    May 13, 2015

    with that rez I can’t use it for VR. No deal.

  15. Abir
    May 13, 2015

    Price? oh its VIVO, will cost an arm and leg then.

  16. Guest
    May 13, 2015

    this phone is ugly and looks cheap, gionee s7 is better option for looks and thin body plus larger battery in thinner body

  17. tonio93
    May 14, 2015

    Price $420 with small battery ,it’ s a Joke ?

  18. Guest
    May 14, 2015

    Price? oh its VIVO, will cost an arm and leg then.

  19. Cpaun
    May 14, 2015

    Gsmarena says it’ll cost 440$. Expensive, but that’s Vivo. Nice design though. I’m wondering if the iris sensor will work in low-light… I’m not familiar with this technology.

  20. tonio93
    May 14, 2015

    Price $420 with small battery ,it’ s a Joke ?

  21. Cpaun
    May 14, 2015

    Gsmarena says it’ll cost 440$. Expensive, but that’s Vivo. Nice design though. I’m wondering if the iris sensor will work in low-light… I’m not familiar with this technology.

  22. Faux-News
    May 15, 2015

    A fashion conscious user will clearly be able to spend a 50$ more and get the Huawei P8 that beats this phone in every department.

  23. Faux-News
    May 15, 2015

    A fashion conscious user will clearly be able to spend a 50$ more and get the Huawei P8 that beats this phone in every department.