Detailed review Vivo V3 Max
If you do not know, Vivo is a manufacturer of Oppo hardware that is very successful in the Chinese market and is reaching out to the world. In 2015, the X series in Vivo has achieved considerable success even the company broke the world's thinnest smartphone with the X5 Max. sAnd this year, after appearing majestically in Captain America 3 Civil War, Vivo's new mid-range smartphone, V3 Max, has been gaining a lot of attention from users. What makes Vivo V3 Max so attractive to us?
Detailed configuration details in Vivo V3 Max:
Display: 5.5 inch Full HD IPS, 401ppi.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, 8 cores with quad-core Cortex A72 1.8Ghz, 4 core Cortex A53 1.4Ghz.
GPU: Adreno 510.
The following camera: 13MP, f / 2.0, LED flash, phase shift, slow-motion video recording.
Front camera: 8MP, f / 2.4.
Internal memory: 32GB.
Two SIM or 1 SIM card, 1 Micro SD card.
Operating System: Fun Touch OS 2.5 on Android Lollipop 5.1.
Cat support. 4 LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS.
Comes with 32-bit / 192kHz DAC Hi-Fi audio technology.
For manufacturers from China in general and Vivo in particular, designs from Apple's iPhone products are always very powerful when although big brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei or Oppo always voiced. Given this, recent Oppo F1 Plus products are proving the opposite. Vivo is no exception when designing its products from last year's X6 generation to the V3 Max this year is the look of the iPhone 6. In other words, the V3 Max can be considered a zoom of the Vivo X6 with some minor changes.
The V3 Max is a solid metal finish; solid aluminum bezel comes with 2.5D softly rounded bevel on the front. All give users a comfortable, friendly first contact with the machine. Although it should be emphasized that the design of this product is not new or superior to the existing smartphone models in the market, in terms of finishing, V3 Max will definitely satisfy users. However, it is quite strange that the manufacturer Vivo does not give us many options of colors in addition to yellow gold is very hot in the market. Overall, this gold color is quite beautiful and luxurious, but it will be difficult to meet the majority of tastes of customers. The feel of the V3 Max is quite slippery partly due to the metal finish of the machine. Compared with dual-sided glass products such as the Galaxy S6 Edge, the V3 Max still offers better handling experience but users will have to be very careful when handling this model.
Fingerprint sensors are located on the back like the majority of Chinese smartphones are on the market today. When using the device, our index finger will easily touch the fingerprint sensor comfortably. In addition, the sensor has extremely fast and sensitive detection, even users take less than a second is the machine has finished fingerprint scanning and ready to use. The downside of placing a fingerprint sensor on the back is that for those who have short index fingers or first contact with the layout of the back button, the experience will not be pleasant when it takes time to familiar.
The two sides of the machine can be considered Vivo's own approach to the user when it has completed the chassis with a sharp cut and angled, completely different from the way that Apple angular curvature soft as on iPhone 6. Although aesthetically may not be as good as on the iPhone 6 but will help increase the user experience grip, making the machine more secure. The power button and volume key combination increase and decrease the volume located on the right side of the machine, while the left side is the location of the sim card and microSD card. One plus point is that the physical keys on the V3 Max give the impression of a very good press, deep keys, comfortable operation.
The upper edge is where the 3.5mm jack is located, surrounded by a cut-off antenna. The bottom of the speaker is very loud volume designed in 3 blocks very eye-catching, next to the micro USB port and the talking microphone.
The front is similar to other Vivo products. Just below the screen, we have three touch navigation keys. The upper side is where the 8MP front camera is located, the speakerphone and sensor and the Vivo logo are neatly placed on the left.
In summary, Vivo V3 Max almost retains the entire design philosophy of Vivo X6 as well as other products of the company. Although this is not to blame when the finish of the product is very high, with no breakthrough design, Vivo can make a section of users boring. However, the V3 Max is generally very advanced and gives the feeling of being quite luxurious when holding hands.
The Vivo V3 Max is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with FullHD resolution and IPS-quality IPs with a pixel density of up to 401ppi. There is no surprise when the machine gives us a good display ability with high color sharpness.
The brightness of the V3 Max is also good, with 600nit, this is considered one of the highest brightness products on the market today, is quite comparable to flagship models such as the iPhone 6S or Xiaomi Mi 5 Therefore, the outdoor display of the machine is nothing to complain. However, due to the characteristics of the IPS, black is not displayed deep with the contrast is not high so it will cause eye strain as we use at night for news reading, surfing or viewing. video. In return, with the lowest brightness reaching the 7nit threshold, the machine is still good for use in low light environments without causing discomfort.
Overall, the screen can be considered a plus of the V3 Max when fully meet all the needs of the user image. Up to 5.5 inches in size, this product is also suitable for surfing, playing games or watching movies when the user experience space is very large. With today's panel technology evolving today, we almost no longer worry too much about the visibility of the smartphone anymore.
With a 3000mAh battery, Vivo has been optimized to retain the V3 Max. V3 Max can give you 29 hours of continuous, impressive voice. In addition, the machine can surf the web for 10 and a half hours, for video playback, the number of 9 hours 48 minutes can certainly make users happy. Using a mixture of common tasks, the machine can completely hold more than a day. Considering the slim, lightweight models such as the iPhone 6S, the Vivo V3 Max is clearly superior to the battery life.
Vivo V3 Max is available on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Funtouch OS interface itself in Vivo custom. Similar to other hardware makers from China, the Funtouch OS is still quite similar to Apple's iOS with the interface icon displayed all over the screen Home screen. However, the V3 Max still has its own highlights in terms of software and also brings some features specific to iOS to Android users, invisible generates a pretty interesting experience.
V3 Max's lock screen can be customized very deeply while retaining the features of Android Lollipop platform with the message displayed in the tab at the right Lockscreen. In addition, users can also optionally select two shortcuts to quickly open the app at the bottom of the lock screen, which is defaulted to the phone and the camera. One point worth mentioning is that Vivo will not forget to equip its own theme store for the lock screen, for those who love the customization and always want their smartphone is new, this is a very interesting feature.
The home screen of the machine is very familiar with the interface pretty much learn from iOS, shared many common points with MIUI, ColorOS or FlymeOS from other manufacturers from China. The icon interface is displayed on the Home screen, plus the user will be easy to familiar with while opening the application will not take much work as traditional default Android interface. However, the point deduction is that when users install too many applications, the home screen will be quite confusing and hard to see, and the app covers the wallpaper also reduces the aesthetics in use.
Fortunately, Vivo still has the feature of including applications into folders, helping to reduce the cramped Homescreen with the familiar wallpaper blur effect as on iOS. In addition, the appearance of the dock bar with up to 5 applications is also easy to associate with the operating system of "Apple bite bad". In addition, Vivo also equips the V3 Max with a Control Center, enabling users to quickly turn on customizations such as 3G, Wi-Fi, multitasking, or quick access to applications. In general, if you are using products from Apple, the transition to using Vivo Max V3 will almost no time to get used to when the FuntouchOS interface can be considered as an iOS version of Android.
In addition, the V3 Max is also equipped with a lot of familiar smart gesture features such as drawing to open the application, swipe up to unlock the screen when the machine is off or swipe down to quickly access the camera without the need to open the machine. These customizations can be customized in the Smart Motion section of the settings.
Features that can be considered a bright spot on the V3 Max is Smart Split, which allows users to split the screen and run two applications in parallel. Overall, though, Vivo has tried to customize it as well as bring its own unique features to the V3 Max, but still carry a bit of iOS. On the positive side, this interface will make it easier for users to become familiar when it is intuitive and friendly. However, learning too much from another platform will easily become a double-edged sword when a small fraction of users are thinking that Android is becoming "iOS" by Chinese manufacturers.
As a mid-range consumer product, the V3 Max is powered by Qualcomm's mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chip with a powerful 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A72 processor with four Cortex A53 1.4 cores. Ghz saves electricity. In addition, with the Adreno 510 GPU and 4GB of RAM, the V3 Max promises a great deal of performance especially when the Snapdragon 650 is a midrange processor with extremely powerful performance, even Passed the Snapdragon 810 on the test of speed of the game and application.
With Geekbench's ultra-fast processor-based software, the V3 Max scores 1374 on the single-core benchmark and 3004 on the multi-core. The mono machine is not as impressive when compared to competitors of the same range in light tasks, Snapdragon 650 will prefer to use Cortex A53 power-saving kernel. At that point, the multi-core has clearly demonstrated the power of the machine compared to the HTC A9 price segment when the A9 is equipped with Snapdragon 617 chip.
With the overall performance test with Antutu software, Vivo V3 Max reached over 70,000 points, an impressive number. Especially the 3D graphics of the machine is nearly 19,000 points. You will not need to worry about the ability of the machine when it is sure that V3 Max can play all the best games on the Play store simultaneously with the daily gentle tasks, the machine will experience very fast and smooth.
Overall, the choice of the Snapdragon 652 chip is a wise strategy for Vivo while ensuring a good performance, perfectly meeting all the requirements of the user while keeping the price of the machine at the same level. Reasonable and especially no overheating phenomenon as some other monolithic metal models.
The sound on the V3 Max is a huge addition to its marketing strategy as it is equipped with a high-quality Hi-Fi audio codec. Accordingly, if a user uses a high-end headset with a standard source, the V3 Max will deliver the Hi-Res Audio audio experience, superbly. If you connect the V3 Max to an amplifier, the sound experience is even enhanced when the machine produces a large volume of excellent clarity, which can perfectly satisfy the demanding customer. The demand for music.
The Vivo V3 Max is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera, f / 2.0 aperture, and a lack of OIS optical image stabilization capability, partly due to its midrange segment. In return, the machine supports a dual tone dual tone color with the front camera up to 8MP.
The interface of the camera application is quite simple and there are not too many customizable ones available. Users still have the option of Pro mode with professional settings such as shutter speed, ISO, white balance and manual focus. The camera also comes with custom color filters for users to preview and apply to both photos and videos.
In addition, the appearance of familiar shooting modes such as HDR, Face Beauty, Panorama will also provide more options for users in different shooting situations. Notably, Vivo also equips the V3 Max with a low-light shooting mode and sports shots.
The photos taken with the camera are generally good. High-definition on the whole frame, the color is reproduced very accurately. The dynamic range is easy to use, but it's not wide enough.
HDR mode improves detail in the dark, though not very good, but still enough to make a difference compared to regular-mode shots. Here are some pictures were taken from V3 Max's camera:
With the 8MP front camera, details of the selfie photos are reproduced very well. However, the image in many cases appears noise is quite clear even in bright enough conditions but in general, the camera front of the machine has done quite well its task. Some selfie photos from the machine:
V3 Max allows users to shoot 1080p / 30fps video with slow-motion recording but the video quality is reduced to 720p and balance is not as good as the video recording mode.
The V3 Max allows users to record 1080p / 30fps video with slow-motion recording, but the video quality is reduced to 720p and the balance light is not as good as the normal movie mode. In addition, the lack of image stabilization OIS, so the shake is very difficult to avoid, the camera is also a very difficult to focus on video recording. In general, the video recording capabilities of the machine just stopped at a decent level, acceptable.