Vivo X7: Soberly Elegant

Vivo X7 is expected to arrive on April 10th, 2017. The device will run on Android v5.1 (Lollipop), but it might get an upgrade to Android 6 (Marshmallow). One can use two GSM SIMs on this device. The SIM slot will accommodate two nano-sized SIMs. It will support all the networks which are 4G (Indian bands), 3G and 2G. For better security and fast unlocking, there is a fingerprint sensor provided on the front side. There is a quick charging facility provided with which the device battery can charge up to 50% in half hour. This feature mostly works with the official charger provided by the device.

Design and Display

This device has dimensions 147.3 x 71.8 x 7.2 mm which can be rated very good as compared to other devices in the same price segment. It weighs 151 grams, and as compared to other devices, it can be considered as average. Build material for front and rear is made from metal. The buyers can have the device in two color variants which are gold and champagne. On the front side of this device, there is a huge 5.2 inches display. Just below the display, there is a home button which also acts as a fingerprint sensor for the security purpose. Besides the home button on the right side there is a back button and on the left side is an app switching button. On the top of the screen, there is an earpiece. On the left side of the earpiece is a front camera and on the right side is a proximity sensor. On the bottom of the device,one can find a headphone jackprovided on the left side, and there is a speaker vent on the right side. There is a microphone provide on the bottom of the device. Exactly at the center, there is a USB charging socket. There is a vivo branding on the centre at the back side. On this device on the top left corner at the backside, there is a rear camera accompanied by a dual LED flash.

The display on the front side is having full HD resolution, i.e. 1080 x 1920 pixels. The full HD display consists of pixels arranged at 424 pixels per inch density. This means that the device display is extremely sharp. It will be a super AMOLED type display due to which the black shade on display looks extremely dark providing enhanced theexperience to the user. It is a touch screen device with capacitive touch support, and it will also support multi-touch up to fingerprints.The user can enjoy the Screen to body ratio on this device is 70.32% which means majority area of the device is covered by the display providing better viewing angles.

Performance and Storage

This device works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976. It is an octa-core processor which consists of two quad-corechipsets. One of the chips is a CortexA72 quad-core and clocked at 1.8GHz,and the other one is Cortex A53 quad-core chip clocked at 1.4GHz. The architecture of processor on this device is 64bit which is extremely fast then conventional 32bit processors. Moreover, the use of 64bit processor ensures better power efficiency of the device. Some Android users are habituated to play games consuming more memory and requiring fast graphic performance. For such users, there is an Adreno 510 GPU provided which provides smooth graphic experience. There is a 4GB RAM installed on this device for lag free performance. On board storage on this device is 64GB and there is no option to expand the memory. Out of the 64GB memory, a user may get 56-58GB while the rest is occupied by theoperating system and system apps.

Camera and Battery

There are two cameras on this device. The front camera on this device is a16MPshooter, and the rear camera is 13MP both of these cameras are rated very good as compared to other devices. Images captured by both the cameras will be sharp and elegant. Rear camera captures images in 4128 x 3096 pixels, whereas the videos are recorded in full HD at 30fps. The front camera is accompanied by a flashlight to capture brightest selfies in the low light conditions. The battery is 3000mAh, and can last up to a day or a day and a half.

Network and Connectivity

Only SIM 1 supports 4G network, and the SIM 2 supports only 2G network. Other communication features include Wi-Fi, portable hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS for navigation purpose. This device has several sensors like light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and a gyroscope.


Vivo X7 price in India is expected to be around 25k. With the specified features, the device is worth buying. For the lovers of selfies and videos, the device can be much useful than any of its competitors.

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