Vivo Xplay6 unveiled: Power, at a price


Alongside the Vivo X9 and X9 Plus, Vivo also launched the new Vivo Xplay 6, successor to the Vivo Xplay 5. It’s a marked upgrade over the X9 and X9 Plus, but there’s a pretty huge caveat there as well. Read on for more info.

Vivo Xplay6 Specifications

  • Display: 5.46-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED dual curved edge display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB ROM
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, 5MP secondary rear camera
  • Camera: 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 4080mAh with fast charging
  • FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Weight: 178g
  • Dimensions: 153.8x 73.55x 8.4 mm
  • Dual nano-SIM slot
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, ES9038 DAC+ OPA1622 amplifier

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Vivo Xplay6 Features

Design-wise, the Vivo Xplay6 gets rid of the X9 line’s iPhone lookig design and instead adopts a dual curved glass display. The rear of the device also receives some small changes, namely the addition of another camera sensor as well as moving the camera placement closer to the center of the device.

Like the other recent Vivo devices, the Xplay6 comes in two colors, Gold and Rose Gold. The display on the X9 is a 5.46-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, with a dual curved edge design similar to the Note 7 and Mate 9 Pro.

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In a bizarre move, Vivo have also decided to equip the device with the Snapdragon 820 processor over the current Snapdragon 821. Whether this move will hurt the device has yet to be seen, but the phone definitely won’t be lacking in RAM or storage with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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Unlike the X9 line, the Xplay6’s main shooter is the better unit, with a 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, PDAF and a 5MP secondary rear camera. Despite this, the 16MP front camera is far from average, though it’s not touching the X9 line.

The Vivo Xplay6 will be powered by a large 4080mAh battery, which is fairly impressive considering the size of the device. It also comes with the same fast charging technology in the X9 line, so that’s good to now.

The phone measures in at 153.8x 73.55x 8.4 mm mm and it weighs in at a fairly light 154 grams. It will support 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. The Xplay6 also continues the Xplay tradition of providing great audio quality, with a ES9038 DAC and an OPA1622 amplifier being built into the device.

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And so here’s the caveat. While you may have though the X9 and X9 Plus were overpriced, the Xplay6 costs a massive 4498 yuan, roughly equal to $654. Considering that the recently launched OnePlus 3T has similar specs for half the price, this is definitely going to be a toughs sell. For those still interested, the Xplay6 will be available for order in China starting today.

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12 Comments

  1. MattD
    November 17, 2016

    Now, “similar specs”… This one has basically the top of this year’s technology, op3t only have a powerful soc (which is basically a slightly overclocked version of this one) and… That’s it! It comes short in each aspect of multimedia department and battery… All in all, I fell like the extra 150$ vivo asks are not that much compared to the little op3t offers for almost 500$

    • greg
      November 17, 2016

      I believe that the extra $174 usd for this one does not offer way more than the OP3T , besides the battery, wich Im not sure if its going to last longer due to the QHD screen , and maybe the camera will be better than OP3T

      • MattD
        November 17, 2016

        Screen will drain more, but it’s an amoled so the situation won’t be that much worse, and still battery is larger enough… Camera will be better hands down… Audio will be on another league… What does op3t offers for 500$?

      • Tapian
        November 18, 2016

        config audio : ES9038 and 3x amp OPA 1622 !

  2. G'n'T
    November 17, 2016

    Doesn’t this also come in black as well?

  3. Brooklyn701
    November 17, 2016

    Does this Phone have Band 20 on the 4G? Black would be a good choice on this one.

  4. MattD
    November 17, 2016

    Now, “similar specs”… This one has basically the top of this year’s technology, op3t only have a powerful soc (which is basically a slightly overclocked version of this one) and… That’s it! It comes short in each aspect of multimedia department and battery… All in all, I fell like the extra 150$ vivo asks are not that much compared to the little op3t offers for almost 500$

    • greg
      November 17, 2016

      I believe that the extra $174 usd for this one does not offer way more than the OP3T , besides the battery, wich Im not sure if its going to last longer due to the QHD screen , and maybe the camera will be better than OP3T

    • MattD
      November 17, 2016

      Screen will drain more, but it’s an amoled so the situation won’t be that much worse, and still battery is larger enough… Camera will be better hands down… Audio will be on another league… What does op3t offers for 500$?

    • Tapian
      November 18, 2016

      config audio : ES9038 and 3x amp OPA 1622 !

  5. G'n'T
    November 17, 2016

    Doesn’t this also come in black as well?

  6. Guest
    November 17, 2016

    Does this Phone have Band 20 on the 4G? Black would be a good choice on this one.