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Key Specs
  • Display 6.53-inch (1080x2340)
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P70
  • Front Camera 32MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • RAM 6GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 4000mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2019

Vivo V15 Review

By Nadeem Sarwar (Apr 2, 2019)
Nadeem Sarwar
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Good selfie camera
  • Bad
  • Micro-USB port
  • No Widevine L1 DRM for HD video streaming
  • No 4K video recording or stabilisation
  • Sub-par low-light photography

Lately, Vivo has been looking to make a mark by bringing innovative features from high-end smartphones to the mid-range segment. The company's latest offering — the Vivo V15 — brings the innovative pop-up selfie camera to an even lower price bracket. On paper, the Vivo V15 appears to be a solid device with an attractive design, three rear cameras, a large battery, fast charging, and a high-resolution 32-megapixel front camera. The Vivo V15 certainly has an uphill task in the face of fierce competition not just from value-for-money champions such as Xiaomi and Asus, but also from Samsung, a behemoth whose new Galaxy M-series and A-series smartphones are making waves in the market right now.

Vivo V15 Summary

The Vivo V15 is a toned down version of the Vivo V15 Pro and aims to bring features such as a pop-up selfie snapper, full-screen design, and triple rear cameras to a lower price point. The Vivo V15 packs a 6.53-inch Ultra FullView full-HD+display (1080×2340 pixels) which offers a rich colour output and is great for watching videos and playing games. But the brightness levels could have been better, and the phone also can’t stream HD videos on Netflix or Amazon due to the absence of Widevine L1 certification. 

The Vivo offering is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM, which helps the phone offer smooth performance and good gaming experience. The phone runs FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie an offers a tonne of useful features such as message screen splitting, Smart Lock, Extreme Power-Saving Mode, Esports Mode, etc. But it does come pre-installed with a lot of bloatware. 

The triple rear cameras capture detailed photos with punchy colours, impressive details, and good dynamic range. The Vivo V15’s cameras struggle a bit under harsh daylight, and low-light images turn out to be grainy with a lot of noise. The selfies captured by the 32-megapixel front camera look crisp and there are also a lot of features to play with. The large 4,000mAh battery is a key highlight and helps the phone easily last through a day of heavy usage. 

Vivo V15 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Vivo V15 (6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Glamour Red 14,711
Vivo V15 (6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Frozen Black 14,711
Vivo V15 (6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Aqua Blue 14,871

Vivo V15 price in India starts from ₹ 14,711. The lowest price of Vivo V15 is ₹ 14,711 at Paytm Mall.

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Vivo V15 Video

Vivo V15 Unboxing And First Look
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Vivo V15 Full Specifications

General
Brand Vivo
Model V15
Release date February 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 161.97 x 75.93 x 8.54
Weight (g) 189.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Proprietary
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.53
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Hardware
Processor 2.1GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P70
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Camera
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Software
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
Skin Funtouch OS 9
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
USB OTG Yes
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Sensors
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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Vivo V15 User Review and Ratings

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  • Nice phone
    Vijay Singh (Apr 29, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Good camera quality
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  • Nice phone
    Ravi Rana (Mar 20, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    The phone must be good in performance as it is powered by Helio P70
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  • Awesome phone
    Alamin Hridoy (Jul 12, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Great.... Just lovin it
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  • Nice phone
    Gaurav Jeyaram (Apr 22, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    features including pop-up camera, Helio P70 and prolonged battery life.. this phone is worth a try
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    • Vijay Singh (Sep 5, 2019) on Gadgets 360
      Good mobile
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  • cool device
    Bhavin Rajput (Mar 30, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    i think the full screen, pop up camera and helio P70 processor are good features
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  • Cool camera
    Anshu Sharma (Mar 13, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    The phone has a great camera and other features which become efficient because of the MediaTek technologies used.
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    • Sachin Salyan (Oct 3, 2019) on Gadgets 360
      What about the camera performance of this mobile.
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  • Vivo v15 phone is perfect 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    Sanju Naskar (Oct 2, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Best pop up phone under rs20000....
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  • Manisharma
    Mani Sharma (Jul 6, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I like it....
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  • Nice Smartphone
    Abhishek Kumar (Mar 13, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    This phone looks cool and this variant has MediaTek Helio P70
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  • VIvo v 15 mobile
    Lasitha Sandaruwan (Sep 17, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    im used v 15 but very slowly..camera not real megapixels..no good
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