Vivo V5 Plus Cons- Reasons not to buy

Vivo V5 Plus is considered to be one of the best Selfie centric smartphone in the sub 30k budget. Priced at Rs.27,990, it is directly competing with the likes of OnePlus 3, Asus Zenfone 3 etc. In this post, let’s have a quick look into Vivo V5 Plus Cons which may not be deal breaker but good to know.

Vivo V5 Plus Cons- Reasons not to buy

Vivo V5 Plus Cons

No Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box

It is been more than 4 months since the launch of latest Android version 7.0. Budget smartphone such as Zenfone 3s Max comes with Android 7.0 out of the box. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T already started receiving the Android Nougat update. Vivo in the past hardly updated their phones. Most of the phones still running the Android version which it sold with.

No NFC, IR Blaster and USB Type-C

Though these are not must have features, many phones which are priced lesser than this phone and similar priced phones have these features.

Mediocre SoC for the price

Snapdragon 625 is a efficient SoC. But for this price, there are phones with Snapdragon 820 which is much more powerful than this. Redmi Note 4 which is priced almost half of this phone is powered by this same SoC. OnePlus 3 offers Snapdragon 820 with 6GB of RAM which is also priced almost similar. When playing high end games such as Asphalt 8 in Vivo V5 Plus, we observed minor lags in the highest setting.

No expandable storage

Vivo V5 Plus comes with 64GB of internal storage which is enough for most of the customer. But lack of option to add a microSD is a bit disappointment. It would have been great atleast it had hybrid sim card slot.

Fast charger is not as fast as DASH charger in OnePlus 3

Vivo V5 Plus comes with Proprietary fast charging support. It does charges battery faster. However, when compared to Dash charger on Oneplus, it is bit slow.

These are some of the Vivo V5 Plus Cons according to us.

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