Vivo has officially launched the Vivo V5s smartphone in the Philippines. It’s a 5.5-inch octa core smartphone boasting a 20 Megapixel selfie camera for an official price of ₱14,990.00.

That large selfie camera is also said to be perfect for group selfies since it has wide angle field of view and there’s even a front LED flash for night time shots!


Vivo V5s Design and Display

The Vivo V5s is enclosed in a metallic unibody shell. The antenna bands are even hidden towards the sides ala iPhone 7.

On the front, the device flaunts a 5.5 inch HD display covered by a layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. It even has 2.5D arcs or slight curves around the edges for a better feel and look.


Vivo V5s Performance

The Vivo V5s is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 chipset. This is composed of an octa core 64-bit CPU running at a maximum speed of 1.5GHz and a Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor at 520MHz. There’s also 4GB of RAM so the specs conscious couldn’t ask for more in terms of performance.

Of course, it runs on the company’s own spin on Android – Funtouch OS 3.0. This is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow though.


 Vivo V5s Photography and Audio

The 13 Megapixel rear camera of the Vivo V5s.

The 13 Megapixel rear camera of the Vivo V5s.

Aside from the 20 Megapixel front camera, the Vivo V5s also has a 13 Megapixel rear camera. It has phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and its own LED flash.

It can even stitch together a huge 52 Megapixel image by shooting multiple frames in rapid succession.

Music lovers are treated with a dedicated AK4376 audio chip. It promises High Fidelity audio through the headphones.


Vivo V5s Connectivity, Battery and Sensors

The Vivo V5s is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. There’s also the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG support.

The phone’s home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor and promises unlock time as quick as 0.2 seconds!
A 3000mAh battery powers the device but there’s no fast charging nor is it removable.


Vivo V5s Price and Availability

The Vivo V5s has a quite reasonable price tag at ₱14,990.00. It’s now available in Vivo stores and retailers nationwide with two color options – gold and black.

Vivo V5s specs:

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  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD Display (720 x 1280 Pixels), 267 ppi
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System
  • Mediatek MTK6750 Chipset
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 13.0 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 20.0 Megapixel Front Camera with Soft LED Flash
  • Dual SIM (Micro + Nano)
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • 75.5 x 153.8 x 7.55 mm @ 154 g
  • 12,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines
  • Buy the Vivo V5s on Lazada or Shopee.