Vivo X5 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:39:44, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 13:18:10

What are the strengths of the vivo X5? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the vivo X5 is right for you.

Vivo X5's features, performance, reviews

Vivo X5's size

The vivo X5 has a width of 2.8 inches (71.1 mm), a length of 5.6 inches (143.3 mm), and a thickness of 0.2 inches (6.3 mm). Men with large hands can easily operate it single-handedly, but a woman with a small hand might feel like the size is a bit bigger. In addition, the weight of the vivo X5 is about 141 oz (141 g). Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of carrying the vivo X5 in terms of size and weight, it will not be a problem for everyday use.

Vivo X5's screen

Vivo X5 has a 5 inch display. It is large enough and you will rarely encounter issues due to the screen size. However, note that it is not very suited for writing long text.

Vivo X5 has a mid-range screen. It is OK for normal use, but if you want to enjoy photos, videos, or games at their best, you may feel dissatisfied.

Vivo X5's CPU specs

With the 1.5GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the vivo X5 has relatively high performance. Among all smartphones released to date, its performance is positioned between high level and middle class, but you won't feel any stress using most apps. For lighter 3D games you will almost always be able to play without complaint. And for 2D gaming you will probably feel hardly any stress.

With 2GB of RAM, the vivo X5 has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the vivo X5, it is a mid-range smartphone, and in everyday use operation doesn't feel very jumpy or jerky, but to enjoy games, movies and the like a grade higher smartphone is recommended.

Vivo X5's storage size

The data storage capacity of the vivo X5 is 16GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The vivo X5 is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Vivo X5's camera specs

Vivo X5 has a 13 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, vivo X5 has an 5 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Vivo X5's battery performance

The battery performance of the vivo X5 is 2250 mAh, which is a normal capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the vivo X5 has a normal amount of battery life. There is nothing to be worried about with everyday use. However, if you are using the internet or playing a game for a long time, you might feel a bit frustrated with the battery life.

Vivo X5's general rating

The vivo X5 is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

Advantages and disadvantages of vivo X5

Advantages of vivo X5

  • It is easy to hold, and you can use it comfortably with one hand.
  • It is lightweight.
  • The display is large, so text and images appear clear on the screen.

Disadvantages of vivo X5

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Vivo X5's specs

vivo X5
Imagevivo X5
Makervivo
ColorWhite
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.6 inches (143.3 mm) x 0.2 inches (6.3 mm)
Weight141 oz (141 g)
Display size5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280
Pixel density293 ppi
Battery capacity2250 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPU specs1.5GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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