The Vivo V15, reviewed star of this article, is kind of lite model of the excellent high end smartphone. So is it any good? Short and sweet. Vivo launched the V15 in India just a few months ago in order to introduce the pop up selfies to users who do not want to invest Rs 30,000 in a phone. The company claims that this is because the company did not have enough time to properly research and design the handset before launching it.
The device looks quite attractive with a 6.5-inch vivo v15 screen and also features a nice, large, bezel-free glass front that curves smoothly around the entire front of the unit. On the sides, you can also find a USB port, an ear phone jack, a miniature flash drive, SIM card slot and a home button. One of the most impressive features of the vivo v15 is that it comes with a virtual keyboard – you basically point and click instead of using the touch screen! If you are looking for something more substantial, the Nokia 8.1 is a good choice but it is not as sleek and stylish as the vivo v15. But it is more than adequate considering that it comes with a six.5-inch display and has two cameras on the rear.
Like the nokia 8.1, the vivo v15 can take super low light pictures and videos – this is ideal if you want to take quality images while outdoors in low light conditions. However, one thing good about the handset is that it also supports video calling (which will come in very handy if you take videos of your friends and family). In fact, the only glitch so far is that it does not support live video streaming. Other than that, the handset is equipped with some of the best applications so far, including the excellent Knix+ video editor and Meez photo editing software that will make you love the beauty of nature even more.
The two biggest features of the vivo v15 that differentiate it from the Nokia 8.1 are the notification LED and the zero-lag Assistants. The LED ticker that glows blue while the application is in operation blinks when the user initiates any action. This helps users stay connected to their phones even when they are on the move. The zero-lag Assistants allow you to launch an application without having to pause or log out of the smartphone. This feature makes it perfect for anyone who is always on the go and needs to keep their hands on the device all the time.
However, the good news does not end here. The premium handset in the line also comes with a number of features that boost its multimedia capabilities to a great extent. The vivo v15 has a complete set of features that help you turn your smartphone into a powerful media player. There is a radio scanner that comes preinstalled on the phone and has the ability to scan all the frequencies present in the environment. This makes your device compatible with all your favorite music apps including those that do not support low light mode. If you have the passion for HD videos, you can connect your smartphone to the television with the help of the television connectivity modes that the phone comes with.
You can also take advantage of the front facing camera with the help of the front shooter feature of the vivo v15. With the help of this, you can snap photos of your friends in low light settings. With the help of the infrared camera, you can also use your smartphone as your primary camera or as an add-on unit for your current digital camera. These all are possible thanks to the Video Recording Plus that is enabled in the handset.