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Vivo XPlay 6 Hands On Overview, Expected India Launch And Price

Vivo launched its high end smartphone, XPlay 6 back in November in 2016. This phone packs a lot of features and comes with some good specifications. It sports a dual camera setup at the back and comes with a dual curved AMOLED display panel like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It is powered by Snapdragon 820 chip set and packs a massive 4080mAh battery inside. Build wise the device is very premium and has got a metallic uni-body design.

Vivo XPlay 6 Specifications

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Physical Overview

Vivo XPlay 6

Vivo XPlay 6 is no doubt a very good looking device. The dual curved display, and the metallic uni-body design makes the device look very beautiful. The rear design looks a bit inspired by iPhone 7, specially the top and bottom part. From the front, it will remind you of Galaxy S7 Edge due to the curved display.

Vivo XPlay 6

Above the display, you will find an 16 MP front camera, ambient light sensor and the earpiece.

Below the display, you will find the home button which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor followed by back button and multitasking button on either sides. Both buttons are backlit.

On the right side, there’s volume up, volume down and power button.

On the left, you will find the dual-SIM card slot.

Top part is absolutely clean with just a secondary mic.

The bottom part houses a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, primary mic, and speaker grill.

Back part houses a 12 MP+5 MP rear camera followed by a dual LED flash.


Vivo XPlay 6 comes with a 5.5 inch quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display panel. The display is a dual curved display just like Galaxy S7 Edge.  It has got a pixel density of ~538ppi and 72.6% screen-to-body ratio.


Vivo XPlay 6 is powered by Snapdragon 820 chip-set with Adreno 530 GPU. It is an Quad-core CPU with with two cores clocked at 2.15 GHz and other two cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. It has got 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable storage.

Camera Overview

Vivo XPlay 6 comes with a dual camera setup at the rear. Rear sports a 12MP camera and a 5MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size, 4-axis OIS, PDAF, and dual tone LED flash. On the front, it is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera with  f/2.0, and 1.0 µm pixel size. Rear camera can shoot videos up to 4K resolution and front cam can shoot full-HD videos. Cmaera app comes with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR.

Price and Availability

The phone was launched in China for a price of CNY 4498 ( approx INR. 45,000). We are expecting it to be released in India by March or April with a bit cheaper price tag. It comes in Gold, and Rose Gold color option.


No doubt that Vivo XPlay 6 packs a very solid hardware and features. The combination of Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM, dual curved Quad-HD AMOLED display, dual camera setup, and the uni-body design makes it a very good smartphone to consider. However it would have been good to see the latest Snapdragon 821 chip-set on it and a bit cheaper price tag. Although we have to wait for the Indian launch as Vivo may price it competitively considering the competitors like OnePlus 3T.


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.