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Vivo V5 Plus Detailed Camera Review and Photo Samples

Vivo V5 Plus was launched in India today featuring a dual front camera setup. It is one of the very few phones to feature a dual front camera. The V5 Plus also comes with a front facing Moonlight flash, allowing you to click amazing selfies even in low lighting conditions. The phone features a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display and comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC.

The highlight of the Vivo V5 Plus are its cameras. We took the phone for a spin over the last few days to see how it performs in real world. Let’s take a look at the camera performance of this selfie-focused smartphone from Vivo.

Vivo V5 Plus Coverage

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Vivo V5 Plus Camera Hardware

Model Vivo V5 Plus
Rear Camera 16 Megapixel
Front Camera 20 + 8 Megapixel
Sensor Type (Rear Camera) BSI CMOS
Sensor Type (Front Camera) CMOS
Aperture Size (Rear Camera) f/2.0
Aperture Size (Front Camera) f/2.0
Flash Type (Rear) Single LED
Flash Type (Front) Moonlight LED
Auto Focus (Rear) Yes
Auto Focus (front) No
Lens Type (Rear)
Lens Type (Front) Sony IMX376
fHD Video Recording (Rear) Yes, @ 30fps
fHD Video Recording (Front) Yes, @ 30fps

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Vivo V5 Plus Camera UI

The Vivo V5 Plus is a selfie-focused smartphone. Understandably, Vivo’s biggest area of focus will be the camera interface. The stock camera app on the V5 Plus is filled to the brim with features, filters and modes. It comes with a lot of options as well to let you click the best photos without having to use third party software.


On the left, the V5 Plus comes with a few toggles – Flash, HDR, Bokeh. It also has the Settings button on the left. On the right, you will find the Shutter, Gallery and Front Camera buttons. Just above the Shutter button, you will find different modes – Panorama, Face Beauty, Photo and Video. Above these modes, you get another sub-menu allowing you to quickly alter different settings like Buffing, Skin Tone, Whitening etc.

The Photos mode comes with a range of filters and options. Each options comes with 9 filters each, allowing you to be more creative and imaginative.


Vivo V5 Plus Front Camera Samples

The Vivo V5 Plus is one of the very few phones in the market to feature a dual front camera. The phone comes with a 20 MP + 8 MP camera setup on the front. Assisting the dual front cameras is a Moonlight LED flash. Not only do you now have one of the best selfie camera phones, you also get to click selfies in low light conditions. This is the best selling point of the phone. In our testing, we were very impressed with the results.

We decided to do a more thorough testing of the V5 Plus’ dual front cameras. Below are some samples in Artificial light, Natural light and Low light. We also put to test the Face Beauty and Bokeh modes.

Artificial Light

While most phones come with a single front camera, the V5 Plus comes with two sensors. While the 20 MP sensor captures images as usual, the camera software uses the images captured with the 8 MP sensor for depth of field details. After you click an image with the front cameras, the camera software combines the details from the two sensors to give you a much more detailed single image.

We noticed the difference right away after clicking several selfies using the front camera in artificial light.

Natural Light

The V5 Plus performed really well in natural lighting conditions. Given that it performed well enough in artificial light, its daylight performance comes as no surprise.

Low Light

Most front cameras struggle visibly in low lighting conditions. However, these testing conditions were not really difficult for the V5 Plus, as evident from the results below.


Vivo has included a bunch of modes in the V5 Plus’s camera app. We tested the Boken mode. The results were satisfactory.

Face Beauty

Face Beauty mode hides flaws in the image. You can set it to 0 using the slider in the camera app. We noticed that setting it to medium level gives us the best results.

Vivo V5 Plus Rear Camera Samples

The V5 Plus comes with a 16 MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is assisted by an LED flash and comes with Phase Detection Autofocus. Below are some samples in Artificial light, Natural light and Low light.

HDR Sample


Panorama Sample

Vivo V5 Plus panorama

Low Light Sample


Artificial Light

Coming to the rear camera, the V5 Plus comes with a 16 MP f/2.0 CMOS camera. The rear camera comes with a single LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus. In our testing, we found the rear camera to focus quite fast. Overall, the image quality is satisfactory.

Natural Light

The rear camera on the V5 Plus fared very well in natural lighting conditions. Focusing and image processing speeds were good. Colour reproduction is also very accurate. Overall, the V5 Plus’s performance in this regard was very good.

Low Light

Under challenging low light conditions, the V5 Plus tends to struggle a bit. As evident from the images below, there is some amount of noise in some images. On the whole, low light performance of the V5 Plus was average.

Camera Verdict

The Vivo V5 Plus’s main attraction is its cameras. The front cameras, especially, perform really well. Thanks to the dual front camera setup and the front facing flash, you will not have to worry about grainy, dark selfies anymore. The rear camera is decent as well. Considering that most other phones do not come with such a good front camera experience, the V5 Plus has little to no competition in this regard.


Abhinav Singh

Abhinav Singh, a software engineer who is very much interested in social engineering. He is responsible to manage all the social media profiles of Gadgets To Use. He also has a hobby of tracking new apps and gadgets and to share them with our readers as well.