Vivo’s next contenders in the mid-range category have finally made its debut in the local market. The Vivo V15 and V15 Pro are devices that aim to bring the company’s various innovations to more consumers.
Both the Vivo V15 and V15 Pro benefit from the new Spectrum Ripple Design, which reacts uniquely depending on where the light is coming from. Both also sport Super AMOLED Ultra FullView Displays – 6.53 inches for the V15 and 6.39 inches for the V15 Pro. Under the hood of the former is Helio P70 backed by 6GB of RAM, while the latter houses a Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core processor backed by 8GB of RAM. Both have 128GB of storage.
Both phones are equipped with three rear shooters- 12MP (Main) + 8MP (Ultrawide) + 5MP (Depth) for the V15. The V15 Pro on the other hand, replaces the 12MP sensor with a 48MP quad pixel sensor. Vivo has also added AI Super Night Mode for capturing hand-held long exposure shots, and AI Body Shaping, which is basically “beautify” mode in other parts of the body such as legs and and waist.
The elevating front camera of the NEX has found its way to a mid-range phone, and only takes .46s to elevate or retract. Vivo claims the mechanism can withstand 300,000 movements, and 15kg of force. It’s designed to only activate when unlocking the device, or when switching to the front camera when using the default app.
Vivo has also managed to make improvements to the in-display fingerprint sensor, which can now unlock the device in .37s, and is noticeably more accurate compared to the one in the V11. The V15 retains a physical fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear.
Both devices come with Funtouch OS 9, and introduces Game Mode 5 with ESports mode that gives you a ton of other settings for optimizing performance, blocking notifications during gameplay, and more. It also brings Dual-Turbo to the table, which they claim reduces frame drops by up to 300%.
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Pre-Order, Pricing and Availability
The Vivo V15 will retail for PhP17,999, while the V15 Pro is priced at PhP23,999.
Those who will pre-order the V15 Pro from March 21 to 29 can also get an NBA Premium Gift Set, which includes a Bluetooth Speaker, and a Premium NBA Case. On the other hand, those who will pre-order the V15 Pro from March 21 to April 11 can get get a free JBL Clip 3 portable Bluetooth Speaker (Pre-Order Link).
All customers who will place advanced order for either device can also get a 6-month extended phone warranty and a 6-month screen protection warranty for only PhP500.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.