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Surviving The Competition Will Not Be Easy For Vivo V3!

New Delhi, Thu, 25 Aug 2016 NI Wire

Vivo, a renowned Chinese company, earlier had come up with its V3 and V3Max models that were released in the month of April.

Ever since then, V3 model has seen a reduction in its price and has now come down to a price of Rs. 15,000. Now this reduction in price has brought the device close to the league of budget smartphones in the country. And as we know, the craze for budget smartphones is only rising.

So, let's here have a look and see how well the V3 fits in the budget friendly zone.

Design and Build

One look at the new Vivo V3 and you will find it identical to its larger counterpart but not the V3Max. We're talking about the model that came earlier. The company logo at the front makes it distinguishable; else it appears as Oppo F1.

The device comes with non-backlit capacitive navigation buttons along with a curved glass edge. It comes with Gorilla Glass and has a pre-installed screen guard. The device has a 5 inch display and resolution of HD (720x1280). Its text and icons come with jagged edges, but luckily it's not that noticeable. Its metal frame is sturdy, and the button placement is ergonomic. It features a dual-SIM tray at the left, with a microSD card slot (up to 128GB) on the top. The device has powerful speakers with amplifier chip. This enhances your experience when you listen to your favorite music tracks and videos.

Specifications and features

Vivo V3 comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core SoC, and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also has dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, USB OTG and 4G LTE on Band 1, 3, 5 and 40. The device has fingerprint sensor on the back which does a great job.

V3 runs on Funtouch OS 2.5, a custom fork of Android Lollipop. The fact that the device lacks Marshmallow update is slightly unsatisfactory.

Vivo's apps has i Theme for visual customizations; i Manager allows monitor data usage and helps to manage apps and their permissions; EasyShare helps transfer files over Wi-Fi Direct; and Vivo Cloud is helpful when backing up your bookmarks, contacts, messages and notes.


V3's interface is slightly confusing but it does work smoothly. You can easily multi task with the device and it is capable of handling heavy apps and games. As the phone size is quite small, it's easy to carry.
Long hours of gaming ad video watching does heat up the device; which we believe is pretty common with smartphones these days.

It has a 13MP rear camera decked with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) that allows quick locking on to subjects. When images are taken in broad daylight, they do sound good. But zooming in brings out the imperfections.

For selfies, it has 8MP camera which is pretty okay. Though its video recording resolution tops out is 1080p but quality is not that good.

As for battery, V3 has 2550mAh battery. While it may not be very large but it does works good all because of the low screen resolution and well-organized SoC. Even if you play videos continuously, the phone will last for 11 hours and 31 minutes, so regular use will make it last for more than just a single day. It doesn't have the super charging feature but the battery won't take much time get fully charged.


Vivo V3 is an upright product but sadly, it can't survive the tough competition. Moto G4 Plus, Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 2 are in the same price bracket and all of them offer far better camera, display and performance as compared to V3.

The only area where V3 takes a lead is the battery life and commendable speakers. It can only be given a shot for these features, only if you desire them strongly!

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