Vivo V5: Redefining The Perfect Selfie

Vivo Mobile has finally revealed their newest and hottest offer to the Philippine smart phone market. Their latest offering called V5 was unveiled in a grand and superb launch last Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Solaire Resort & Casino in Parañaque, Metro Manila.

The event was hosted by Shamcey Supsup and Will Devaughn, graced by the presence of Vivo's brand leaders as well as local digital influencers Mccoy De Leon and Verniece Enciso. 

Vivo V5

I was particularly excited with the release of V5 knowing that there will be more smartphone options for Filipinos - a smartphone that's reasonably-priced yet doesn't compromise its quality and features. As for me, I always look forward to what new smartphones can offer in the photography department. 

For some of you in the country, this might be the first time you've heard about Vivo. I admit I wasn't too familiar with it at first which is why I wanted to know its full potential and see if it's worth the money. V5 is priced at Php 12,990.

About Vivo

Vivo is a leading global smartphone brand focused on introducing products with professional-grade audio, extraordinary appearance, and a fast and smooth user experience. The company is committed to developing dynamic and stylish products for energetic and passionate young people. It has retained its position as a top 5 global smartphone brand in Quarter 2 of 2016 report. 

Vivo Philippines Vice President Ms. Hazel Bascon said: 

"With the launch of the Vivo V5, Vivo again sets the benchmark of a premium midrange smartphone with perfect selfie features that one would normally only see in flagship offers. Filipinos will once again have a capable and compelling smartphone choice, and one that can fulfill a wide range of roles in their everyday lives."

Vivo V5 boasts two highlights of their newest smartphone - camera and music. I think that placing their focus on both of these features is a huge hit because a lot of people who purchase smartphones nowadays consider checking the camera features first, as well as the music or sound system quality.


V5 is equipped with a powerful 20-megapixel Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78" Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with a 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2.0. It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take a selfie. This ensures that users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere. 

Vivo V5

What does this mean?
  • Perfect Selfie - The 20MP front camera creates powerful high resolution images featuring excellent clarity and vivid natural colors with every selfie. This helps you look your best! (Rear camera has 13MP)
  • Radiate Your Beauty - The V5's selfie softlight creates the lighting effects of a professional photography studio, giving you the soft radiant complexion for a beautiful picture-perfect image every time.

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V5 has an iconic custom-made AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi (high fidelity) audio chip that provides an unparalleled sound quality, giving a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 115dB. 

Vivo V5

What does this mean? 
  • You get to immerse yourself in the ultimate audio experience as V5 gives you superior sound quality over the usual compressed audio formats. 
  • If you're a serious music fan, you can rejoice now! V5's Hi-Fi music feature brings greater detail and texture so that it feels like you are closer to the original performance. 

Here are other features you might like too. 
  • Unibody shell-back case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors
  • 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection 
  • MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5 GHz with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via micro SD up to 128GB)
  • Front-facing fast fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds

Vivo V5

  • Fast-charging technology to quickly top up its 3,000mAh built-in battery
  • Funtouch OS 2.6 based on Android's Marshmallow OS
  • Network is up to 4G FDD-LTE
  • Smart Split 2.0 to make multi-tasking a breeze (If a text messsage comes in while you're watching a video, just click once to split the screen in two. You can reply to the message in one half of the screen while enjoying your video in the other half.) 

Vivo V5

Vivo is also proud to announce the newest face of the brand who is no less than basketball superstar Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (who I think will be here in the Philippines in March next year). 

Not only that!!! There's A Plus! 

Vivo also revealed an upcoming smartphone that will supplement Vivo V5 which is the Vivo V5 Plus! It will have a similar form factor as the V5 but will feature a 1920x1080 display and 20-megapixel dual front-facing camera that is set to enhance the selfie experience even more. It's coming soon in the Philippines so watch out for that.

Vivo's Grand Launch was a big success! I personally enjoyed the event so much - there's overflowing food, well-prepared performances, and so many surprises! Here are some of my blissful snapshots of the event. 

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*Pa-simple selfie pose - lol! 

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 *Yup, we were glowing in the dark at the grand ballroom. Lol

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*Been there! :) 

*All Vivo phone photos are from their official website

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