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Vivo V17 First Impressions | NDTV Devices 360


Vivo V17 has arrived in India, and it is fairly completely different from its Russian counterpart, which was a variant of the Vivo S1 Professional launched within the Philippines. Shortly after the launch of the Vivo V17 Professional in India nonetheless, the Chinese language firm has launched a brand new mannequin with a barely decrease positioning, the brand new Vivo V17. Identical to its sibling, this cellphone is designed primarily for pictures fanatics and makes use of its digicam {hardware} and software program as its predominant USPs. Priced formally at Rs. 22,990, Vivo should use its model worth and offline attain to compete with online-first worth giants equivalent to Xiaomi and Realme.

The Vivo V17 is a considerably tall cellphone, with a 6.44-inch 1080×2400-pixel full-HD+ 20:9 Tremendous AMOLED show that takes up just about your entire entrance of the machine. The chin is comparatively slim, however most individuals’s consideration will probably be drawn to the entrance digicam embedded inside the display. That is what’s generally known as a “hole punch” design, within the top-right nook.



The digicam gap is way smaller and fewer disruptive than what we have seen on different telephones which have tried the identical design. There’s nearly no ring of lifeless house across the digicam, and there is loads of content material seen round it. Nevertheless, there is a silvery ring across the lens itself, which is reflective and catches the attention when the cellphone shifts even barely, which we discovered very distracting. Vivo has additionally fitted a display protector onto the V17, and this additionally has a cutout across the digicam which attracts the attention there always.

Now we have the Glacier Ice model of this cellphone, which is the now-common iridescent white end that we have seen from a number of producers within the mid-range and premium areas. You will see gentle swirls of color as you tilt this cellphone in any course. The white again is offset properly by a matte metallic rim. There can even be a darker Midnight Ocean possibility in India.

So far as appears go, the Vivo V17 is pretty slick. It would not really feel very premium although. Many other models in this price range use glass and metallic, and really feel extra stable than the plastic Vivo V17. We must also level out that Vivo has launched this cellphone in another international locations with a markedly completely different design for the digicam module on the rear and a digicam notch as a substitute of a gap within the entrance, so do not go by footage and critiques you would possibly see on-line already.


Vivo V17 has a 13-megapixel entrance digicam positioned in a small gap within the display


Coming to the cameras, there is a two-column-wide rectangular bump on the rear, which can be a mode that we’re beginning to see numerous now. The digicam bump is barely raised, however not sufficient to make this cellphone unwieldy. On the left, we’ve got three equally sized and spaced digicam lenses one beneath the opposite, with one smaller lens and a flash module positioned subsequent to them asymmetrically. That is very distinct on the Glacier Ice model, and never as noticeable towards the Midnight Ocean color, which you would possibly need to contemplate.

Vivo has outfitted the V17 with a main 48-megapixel rear digicam with an f/1.Eight aperture. Subsequent, there is a 120-degree wide-angle 8-megapixel digicam with an f/2.2 aperture, adopted by a 2-megapixel depth sensor (referred to by Vivo as a “bokeh camera”), and at last a 2-megapixel macro digicam. We have seen very comparable configurations on a variety of latest low-cost telephones together with the highly regarded Realme 5s (Review) and Redmi Note 8 (Review) that are priced considerably decrease. The only entrance digicam has a 32-megapixel decision and f/2.45 aperture.

The large promise right here is low-light photograph high quality for the entrance in addition to the rear cameras. Vivo is touting its Tremendous Night time Mode which it says captures a number of frames and makes use of customized algorithms to cut back noise and enhance element in pictures. We’ve not been in a position to check these claims, however we’ll undoubtedly be paying shut consideration to low-light photograph high quality in our full evaluation. Vivo’s different promoting factors are ultra-stable video recording, the identical Pose Grasp function for selfie composition that we noticed on the V17 Pro (Review), and a number of digicam modes for inventive expression.


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Vivo V17 has 4 rear cameras together with a 2-megapixel macro digicam


Past the cameras, the V17 options the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Our unit has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and there are not every other variants in India on the time of launch. There is a 4500mAh battery and assist for quick charging, with an 18W charger included within the field. Vivo additionally claims that its new-generation in-display fingerprint sensor is quicker and extra correct than earlier than.

Vivo appears to have performed a very good job right here with design, and has chosen options and specs that a whole lot of different producers are additionally selling proper now. Nevertheless, the Vivo V17 goes up towards very established competitors, and you may get comparable {hardware} and cameras for a lot much less cash. The truth is, a number of fashions provide near-flagship-class {hardware} at this value stage right this moment.

Regardless of these promising options, Indian patrons are extremely price-sensitive, so it’s attention-grabbing to see that Vivo has positioned this cellphone above Rs. 20,000. By way of specs, the competitors together with Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Motorola, and others have a number of compelling choices which are priced decrease. Do keep tuned to Devices 360, as our full evaluation of the Vivo V17 is developing, and we’ll have the ability to dive into the small print of this cellphone’s design, usability, efficiency, cameras, battery life, and way more.




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