The Maxed Out Highly Reactive Smartphone
Rating : 83/100Price : INR 23,980
- How does it feel out of the box?
Vivo manages to maintain with its DNA, keeping in check with its older devices. Just like its siblings, the housing is dominated by metal at the back of the device. When you unbox it, a rather bulky device steps out. It immediately appeals to the eyes with chamfered edges and richness of bezel surrounding the side panels of the phone. Normally, a huge smartphone with metal unibody build, creates a misconception of being heavy. Surprisingly, Vivo managed to keep it light and really comfortable to hold in the hand. Vivo V3 Max definitely feels refreshed, following a new approach of style, giving it a real premium look.
- What am I getting for the price?
Vivo remains true to its punch line and we would say it’s nippy. The fingerprint scanner is really quick, one of the fastest fingerprint scanner I’ve used till date, unlocking immediately to the command of your finger without being stubborn. It refines your experience with some new features. An iPhone identical with Rose Gold colour at half the price of an iPhone is very soothing for the price. A real show off, if you wish to brag in front of your friends catering the demands towards people who admire class without spending a lot. The back cover of the phone houses the finger print scanner with rear camera. Apart from Hi-Fi music technology, it has a dedicated music chipset. The front packs up with front camera, receiver, light sensor and android navigation buttons protected well with Corning Gorilla Glass coating. The metal body is smoothly curved to form its side panels, offering a transparent plastic back pane to give you the perfect grip, so it doesn’t max out of your hands.
- How does it perform?
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM, running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Funtouch OS 2.5 as the UI. The UI OS resembles the iOS and there isn’t much to differentiate about. It sports 5.5 inch Full HD display with 510 Adreno graphics. There is something unique about this device. We did load up the phone with heaps of apps and tested high end games like Asphalt 8, which played well without any lag, but on a disappointing medium visual quality. The other game was Unkilled and by no means did the performance stutter. On an octa core processor clocking 1.8 GHz, we did multi task and phone didn’t trouble us. Although, some apps froze for a few seconds which is negligible, provided it didn’t force the app to shut down. We did download other apps and used multiple apps forcing all the cores to function mechanically. The smart multi-screen window was captivating, giving you the freedom to use two screens, rather than pausing and switching. Apart from that, all smart features were tested, proving that the phone is stylish filled with smartness. The 3000 mAh battery life had enough juice to suffice for a day. While charging, it is slow and then suddenly out of nowhere it will boost up, giving you a complete charge after 2 hours of power. There isn’t any app drawer. Interesting! The pain lies in switching, as you would need to drag the screen from down to go to the background apps.
- What’s so special?
The Vivo V3 Max is special and has a few things to brag about. Featuring a 13MP gave me great shots blending contrast, colours, brightness and sharpness really well. The UHD mode was worth trying, but the time it takes for processing leads to distorted images. The focus should have been quick like the fingerprint scanner. It didn’t struggle under dim light and direct exposure to sunlight. The 8MP snapper was good for selfies. Smart features like multi-screen windows and smart motion and the power to increase the brightness levels while watching a video makes it special.
- What’s your final take?
The Vivo V3 Max definitely rose up to the occasion and offers what it promises. Although, it is overpriced as compared to other competitors to what they have to offer. With smart features and being a lightweight, you should consider buying, as it scores more than Samsung S6 and Nexus 6.
- 5.5 inch Full HD Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 on Octa core
- 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM extendable up to 128GB on Hybrid sim slot
- 13MP rear/ 8MP front
- 3000 mAh with fast charging option
- 5.1.1 Lollipop on Funtouch OS 2.5
- Smart features like Multi-screen and Smart Motion.
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