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Vivo V5 Plus FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries & Answers

Vivo V5 Plus has arrived in India today. The smartphone is looking great with its metallic unibody design and sleek look. Vivo has priced it at Rs. 27,980 and is available for pre-booking from 24th January 2017 and will start its sale from 1st February 2017. Vivo V5 Plus comes with 5.5 inch IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. It sports 16 MP primary camera and 20 MP + 8 MP dual front camera for the best of selfie experiences.

Vivo V5 Plus Coverage

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Vivo V5 Plus Pros

  • 5.5 inch full HD display, 2.5D curved glass
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
  • Good build and design
  • 20 MP + 8 MP dual front camera.

Vivo V5 Plus Cons

  • Battery performance
  • Poor thermal performance during gaming

Vivo V5 Plus Specifications

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Question: Does the Vivo V5 Plus have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, Vivo V5 Plus have dual SIM slots and both support nano-SIM cards.

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Question: Does the Vivo V5 Plus have microSD expansion option?

Answer: No, the device doesn’t support microSD expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: For now, Vivo has brought Vivo V5 Plus only in Golden color.

Question: Does the Vivo V5 Plus have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer: The Vivo V5 Plus comes with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and Fingerprint scanner.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 152.6 x 74 x 7.3 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Vivo V5 Plus?

Answer: The Vivo V5 Plus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip-set.

Question: How is the display of the Vivo V5 Plus?

Answer: It comes with 5.5 IPS display with resolution of 1080 x 1920p. It has 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Vivo V5 Plus

Question: Does the Vivo V5 Plus support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0 on top.

Question: Does it has physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: It has fingerprint sensor-cum-home button and two low intensity capacitive navigation keys.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: No, it doesn’t support USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it isn’t waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, it has NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Vivo V5 Plus?

Answer: Primary camera is of 16 MP with CMOS sensor and has f/2 aperture. On the other hand, secondary camera comes with 20+8 MP Sony IMX376 Exmor RS sensor and f/2 aperture. We have tested front and rear camera in all the three light conditions i.e. daylight, lowlight and artificial. Pictures came out to be good and well balanced in terms of colors, Front camera is quite impressive and a good option for selfie lovers.

Camera Samples

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, it doesn’t have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Vivo V5 Plus?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of Vivo V5 Plus?

Answer: The device weighs 158.6 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: Loudspeaker quality is good and remains under the average level. For indoor, it has a great quality and for outdoor. It really depends how much of sound there is around you.

Question: Can the Vivo V5 Plus be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


When talking about the Vivo V5 Plus’s build, design, camera the phone has a lot offer. The camera performance is good and gets our thumbs up. However, the phone lags behind in terms of battery and thermal performance. Snapdragon 625 is an efficient SoC, but still, the battery life of the phone leaves us wishing that Vivo had gone for a bigger battery.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.