Vivo has been steadily launching new smartphone fashions throughout a number of sequence in India to increase its portfolio. In the previous 12 months, we now have seen the addition of the Vivo Z sequence, U sequence, and X sequence, which have been focused at those that purchase telephones on-line. However, Vivo’s oldest sequence, the camera-centric V sequence, hasn’t been forgotten. The firm has simply added to this sequence with the brand new Vivo V19. As its identify suggests, it’s the successor to the Vivo V17, however it’s priced barely increased.
Starting at Rs. 27,990, the V19 packs a Snapdragon 712 SoC, which appears underpowered in comparison with most of the different smartphones in the identical worth vary. Can this mannequin make up for that in different areas? We’ve reviewed it to seek out out.
Vivo V19 design
The Vivo V17 Pro was the primary smartphone with a dual-camera pop-up module for selfies, and the Vivo V19 is the primary from Vivo to sport a dual-camera hole-punch setup. The entrance cameras are within the high proper nook of the show. The cellphone is tall and you will not be capable of attain the highest of the show whereas holding it in a single hand.
Vivo has positioned the ability and quantity buttons on the proper aspect of the gadget, and these are straightforward to achieve. The left aspect solely has the SIM tray. The body of the Vivo V19 feels plasticky. At the underside, there is a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and loudspeaker grille, together with the first microphone. At the highest, it solely has a secondary microphone.
We discovered the Vivo V19 to be a bit thick. The again of the cellphone is manufactured from Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which ought to deal with day-to-day utilization fairly properly. Vivo has curved the edges which makes it straightforward to grip the V19. The digital camera module on the again sports activities 4 cameras and reminds us of the iQoo 3 (Review), which we lately reviewed. The Vivo V19 is on the market in two finishes, Mystic Silver and Piano Black. We had a Mystic Silver unit for this evaluate. We discovered the again panel to be a fingerprint magnet because it picked up smudges very simply. Vivo does ship a clear case within the field, and we advocate that you simply use it with this gadget.
The Vivo V19 weighs 186.5g and packs in a 4,500mAh battery. Vivo additionally ships a 33W quick charger within the field.
Vivo V19 specs and software program
The Vivo V19 sports activities a 6.44-inch AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision. The show seems crisp and will get vivid even when open air. You can tweak the show color mode in addition to the color temperature.
Powering the Vivo V19 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC, which can increase some eyebrows. This processor is often present in smartphones priced at round Rs. 15,000 and we have been shocked to see the Vivo V19 utilizing it. The Snapdragon 712 is an octa-core chip based mostly on a 10nm course of. It has six Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.7GHz and two high-performance cores clocked at 2.3GHz. For graphics, it has the Adreno 616 GPU. Vivo says it has used copper tube liquid cooling for the Vivo V19 to maintain thermals in examine.
The Vivo V19 will get 8GB of RAM and is available in 128GB and 256GB storage choices. The base variant is priced at Rs. 27,990 whereas the upper variant is priced at Rs. 31,990 in India. We had the 256GB model for this evaluate.
Connectivity choices for the Vivo V19 embody Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4 satellite tv for pc navigation methods, and 4G in addition to VoLTE. It lacks NFC connectivity and FM Radio.
On the software program entrance, the Vivo V19 runs Funtouch OS 10 on high of Android 10, and our unit was operating the April safety patch. This is the newest model of FunTouch OS and it’s a massive enchancment over earlier ones because it lastly fixes the short toggle situation we all the time reported, You now not must swipe up from the underside to entry the short toggles on the gadget; you may simply swipe down from the notification shade to entry them. This has been customary with most Android smartphones, however Vivo used an iOS-style swipe up earlier which was complicated. We are glad this has been modified.
There is not any app drawer, and all of the app icons can be found straight on the homescreen. Swiping proper from the homescreen will take you to the Smart Launcher’s shortcuts. You get loads of customisation choices on the Vivo V19. You can swap the normal three-button navigation structure for swipe-based gesture navigation. You also can change animations for charging, fingerprint and face recognition, and standby/wake, amongst different issues. It additionally will get Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.
The Vivo V19 comes with a good quantity of bloatware preinstalled. Apps on the gadget embody Helo, Dailyhunt, Opera, Amazon Shopping, Flipkart, and Facebook. Just a few of those apps are able to producing spammy notifications when launched, so we advocate that you simply uninstall those you will not use. The Vivo V19 additionally has a Motorbike mode, wherein the cellphone can reject calls and robotically ship a message to the caller.
Vivo V19 efficiency and battery life
The Vivo V19 delivers affordable efficiency and we by no means observed any lag or stutter whereas utilizing the smartphone. Having 8GB of RAM made multitasking a breeze. We might swap between totally different apps and barely needed to look forward to the gadget to reload the complete app. However, telephones such because the Realme X2 Pro (Review) and the Redmi Ok20 Pro (Review) really feel sooner when loading apps, which is likely to be as a result of selection of an older processor on this mannequin.
We ran a few benchmarks on the Vivo V19 to see the way it fares in comparison with different smartphones in its worth phase. In Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core checks, the Vivo V19 scored 416 and 1,596 respectively. In PCMark Work 2.0, it managed to attain 6,983 factors. These are quite a bit decrease than the scores of telephones such because the Realme X2 Pro, which scored 12,226 in PC Mark Work 2.0. The Vivo V19 scored 13fps and 24fps in GFXBench’s Car Chase and Manhattan 3.1 graphics checks respectively.
We performed PUBG Mobile on the Vivo V19, and it defaulted to the excessive settings by default. The body price was set to High and the graphics set to HD. We performed a number of rounds and didn’t discover any lag, though there was occasional stutter. We performed one spherical for 15 minutes and observed a 4-percent battery drop which was increased than we might have favored. The cellphone obtained barely heat to the contact however nothing alarming.
The Vivo V19 packs a 4,500mAh battery and delivers good battery life. The Snapdragon 712 SoC is not very highly effective however it’s environment friendly. We managed to get a few day and a half value of use out of the battery in a single charging cycle. Even in our HD video loop take a look at, the V19 managed to clock 18 hours and 30 minutes which is an effective rating. Charging is fast, and the cellphone managed to cost to 44 p.c in 30 minutes and 83 p.c in an hour.
Vivo V19 cameras
Like just about each different smartphone launching in 2020, the V19 packs a quad-camera setup on the again. This consists of a 48-megapixel major digital camera with an f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle-camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro digital camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a dual-LED flash subsequent to the sensors. On the entrance of the cellphone, there is a 32-megapixel major digital camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary shooter.
The digital camera app hasn’t modified a lot and is much like what we now have seen on Vivo telephones up to now. Apart from the common picture and video modes, it has Night, Portrait, Jovi Vision, and 48-megapixel modes. It additionally has buttons to modify between the totally different cameras on the gadget.
The Vivo V19 was fast to focus, and the AI might detect what we have been taking pictures. In daylight, the Vivo V19 managed an honest shot with ample element. Objects at a distance have been seen on zooming in. Shots taken with the wide-angle digital camera lacked element. The resultant picture had a wider area of view however there was barrel distortion.
Close-ups have been additionally good, and the gadget managed natural-looking depth between the topic and the background. You also can swap to Bokeh mode which helps you to set the extent of blur earlier than you are taking a shot. We discovered images shot on this mode have been hit-or-miss and a few seemed synthetic. The macro digital camera allows you to take tremendous close-ups of a topic, however the output is restricted to 2-megapixels solely.
You also can shoot on the full 48-megapixel decision which ends up in a lot bigger information. The last output allows you to zoom in fairly a bit however the particulars aren’t nice. We additionally observed some artefacts on zooming in. Regular images have higher dynamic vary because the V19 additionally applies HDR when not utilizing the sensor’s full decision.
The portrait mode provides beautification and also you do get the choice to tweak or disable this earlier than taking a shot. The default settings do soften pores and skin tones fairly a bit so we most well-liked turning this off. You must choose Bokeh within the lens setting because the cellphone doesn’t add this impact by default. However it does let you choose the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot. We discovered edge detection to be good in daylight.
Vivo has additionally enabled beautification by default for selfies on the V19. It can recommend totally different poses. In beneficial gentle, the Vivo V19 is able to delivering some superb selfies which are sharp and detailed even after zooming in. The wide-angle entrance digital camera didn’t ship the identical type of element as the first sensor. There was a noticeable drop in picture high quality, and pictures didn’t seem crisp. We additionally observed a slight color temperature shift in a number of images. There are wide-angle corrections in place which forestall warping. A function known as Aura Light turns your entire display screen white with an oval cutout in your face. Vivo instructed Gadgets 360 that it helps you get a preview of a shot earlier than taking it, and likewise helps enhance selfies in low-light situations.
In low gentle, there’s a drop within the general picture high quality. The Vivo V19 retains noise below management however the output is barely grainy. With Night mode enabled, the Vivo V19 takes a number of exposures and stitches them collectively. It is a bit gradual and forces you to carry the digital camera nonetheless. These images have been brighter and objects within the shadows have been extra recognisable.
Video recording tops out at 4K for the first rear digital camera and 1080p for the primary selfie shooter. Footage shot at 1080p was stabilised however not 4K video. There is an ultra-stable mode as properly that makes use of the first digital camera and crops the body to stabilise footage, even in low gentle. It’s even accessible with the entrance digital camera, however does not work as properly. Low-light video had first rate high quality however a shimmer impact was seen.
The Vivo V19 does not have a really highly effective processor contemplating its asking worth, and that is likely to be the deal-breaker for potential patrons. The Snapdragon 712 SoC is nowhere close to the quickest, however when you look past that, the Vivo V19 does pack in good cameras and a giant battery. The show is vivid and the in-display fingerprint scanner is fast.
At its asking costs of Rs. 27,990 for the bottom variant and Rs. 31,990 for the upper variant, the Vivo V19 doesn’t look nice when in comparison with different telephones on this phase. The Realme X2 Pro, which prices Rs. 2,000 extra, provides a far more highly effective Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC and boasts of 50W quick charging. What the Vivo V19 has going for it’s its selfie cameras. The major sensor manages good selfies and the aura gentle function is helpful in low gentle. Also, Vivo’s offline presence may make it simpler to supply this cellphone from a close-by retailer.
However, when you aren’t into selfies or vlogging, the Realme X2 Pro (Review), Asus 6Z, and even the Redmi Ok20 Pro (Review) are appropriate options for roughly the identical worth.
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