Vivo V5 Lite Unboxing And First Impressions

February 22, 2017

Earlier, Vivo has announced that the V5 Lite will be available for the Philippine market starting this Feb 25. It’s the most affordable #PerfectSelfie sibling line (V5 and V5 Plus) that still packs a punch on paper.

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How? Even with a more affordable price tag, the mobile giant was able to maintain identical construction and most of the good configuration found with the regular V5. That made this handset appealing for that quite large PHP 2K difference.

Now, let’s verify if this is really the affordable Vivo V5 and OPPO F1s alternative to get.

Vivo V5 Lite Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 267 ppi
CPU: 1.5 GHz 64 Bit MT6750 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T860
ROM: 32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
Main Camera: 13 MP f/2.2 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 w/ softlight flash
Battery: 3,000 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS w/ FunTouch OS
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Others: Colors: crown gold, rose gold
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Dimensions: 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55 mm
Weight: 154 g
Price: PHP 10,990 (PHP 9,990 sale price)

Disclaimer: This V5 Lite smartphone was borrowed from Vivo Philippines for this honest review. This is not a sponsored post.

Unboxing / Accessories

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Just like its higher-end siblings, the V5 Lite is presented in a clean and close to complete manner. The easy to open box contains the almost complete set of accessories you’ll need when buying a new smartphone.

It has a 1A USB wall charger (for regular charging speed), micro USB to regular USB data / charging cables, and earbuds with mic for calls. Vivo was also generous enough to throw a good type of flexible TPU case and pre-installed tempered glass for added protection to your unit.

Build Quality / Design

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When compared to the V5, the similarities are strikingly obvious. It looks the same and has the same construction. The only difference is the V5 Lite doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner anymore which was replaced with a non-lit Android capacitive keys.

Anyway, the construction is mostly plastic. It has a metallic finish in a unibody frame which feels good and well built (yes, even if it is plastic). On top, the 5.5 inch HD display is protected with 2.5D unverified grade of Gorilla Glass protection.

The body should be good enough to withstand moderate abuse and prevent hairline scratches on the screen. We’re glad that Vivo included a free case and pre-installed tempered glass to make sure.

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vivo v5 lite


vivo v5 lite

Design-wise, it reminds us of a combined V5 and Y55. It’s iPhonish with decent curves, nice antenna band design, good slimness, and non-protruding main camera. The rest of the buttons and ports are on standard placements.

When protected with the soft TPU case, the handset feels very good to hold. Without the case, the tempered glass has slightly disturbing sharp edges that you can feel. Gladly, it’s lightweight and non-fatiguing to hold at just 154 g.