My first 18:9 full display phone arrived today and I’m pretty chuffed that my first experience with such a phone comes in the form of the Vivo V7+.
Vivo is becoming so well known that even my mother knows the brand! I have no idea how a lady in her 60’s knows about Vivo, but she does and it’s hardly surprising since Vivo has been visible in some of the biggest movies of the past few years and is the title sponsor of the 2018 Russian World Cup.
Vivo V7+ Unboxing
As usual, Vivo has packaged their latest smartphone in s quality box which snuggly slots together. The front of the box shows the Vivo V7+’s FullView™ 18:9 display and highlights the 24-megapixel selfie photography features.
Vivo is clearly marketing the V7+ as the perfect selfie phone, and along with the industry-leading 24-megapixel front camera, the phone also boasts an LED flash up front and Face Beauty 7.0 to enhance skin tones and softness.
Once you have slid the lid of the box off (be warned that it’s a tight fit) you’ll find the V7+ safely packed away in a clear envelope and sitting in a molded plastic tray. Under the tray is a small tool for removing the SIM tray from the left side of the handset.
Lift the SIM tool accessory box out of the way (this box also contains a clear protective case for the V7+, we wish more phone makers would include a case like Vivo do) and you’ll find the rest of the included Vivo V7+ accessories.
In my case, I received the UK, 3 pin plug, but depending on where the V7+ is bought a suitable charger will be included. Also included are a pair of Vivo in-ear earphones and a USB cable for charging the phone and transferring data.
Vivo V7+ Hand On First Impressions
As I’ve only had the Vivo V7+ for a few hours it’s too early to give you full impressions of the phone and I haven’t tried all the neat new photography features, but what I can comment on is the build, design and that 18:9 FullView™ display.
First off that display. The idea behind FullView™ is to offer a larger display in a small body and that’s exactly what Vivo has managed.
The V7+ is only slightly wider than my OP5, yet the Vivo has a large 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio compared to the OnePlus’ 5.5-inch panel.
With an impressive 84.4% screen to body ratio, the Vivo V7+ is a seriously impressive thing to behold. Add that large display to slim 2.15mm bezels and you have a large screen phone that comfortably sits in your hand.
Vivo uses onscreen buttons for navigating through the FunTouch OS 3.2 (based on Android 7.1) as the chin space on the phone is minimal, this also means that the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the rear of the handset and I’m happy to report this is your typical high-quality, and highly accurate unit on par with other Vivo phones. As this is the first impressions I won’t go into all the details here, but I will just mention that in addition to the fingerprint scanner you also have the option to use face recognition to unlock the Vivo V7+. I’ve been playing around with this feature and have found it to be fast and accurate.
On the reverse side of the Vivo V7+ is a simple, elegant Vivo logo, fingerprint scanner and the main 16 megapixel rear camera. Yup, the front is a 24 megapixel sensor while the rear is a 16 megapixel model, however, it is capable of 64 megapixel shots when using the HD photo mode.
Build quality is just as you would expect from a Vivo phone, which is to say that is top notch. There are few Android phones that I truly get excited about receiving for review, but there is just something special when it comes to Vivo, their attention to detail is second to none.
For now, I’ll finish off this first impression with the specification highlights of the Vivo V7+ along with a gallery of photos of this new Vivo smartphone.
If you have any questions about the Vivo V7+ please feel free to ask them in the comments below, and keep your eyes peeled for my full review of this stunning phone coming in the next few days.
Vivo V7+ Specification Highlights
- Display: 5.99 inch FullView™ Display (1440 X 720)
- Front Camera: 24 megapixel
- Rear Camera: 16 megapixel
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB
- Battery: 3225mAh
- Dimensions: 155.87 x 75.74 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 160g
Vivo V7+ Unboxing Gallery