vivo T1 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

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vivo has just introduced the vivo T1 5G and T1x, the first T-series devices, in the Philippines. The new T-series is the company’s series built for gaming at an affordable price. 

vivo T1 5G - front box

We were among those given the experience to review the vivo T1 5G. It is the more powerful of the two and has support for 5G connectivity. 

Here’s our first look at the device.

Full Specifications

vivo T1 5G
Display6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Rear Camera64MP main
8MP ultra-wide
2MP focus
Front Camera16MP
Battery4700mAh
66W Flash Charge
ColorsTurbo Black
Turbo Cyan
PricePHP 16,999

Unboxing Experience 

The vivo T1 5G arrived in a very clean white box with the logo, model name, and memory configuration on the top of the box. Personally, I am a fan of the simplicity and cleanliness of the design of the box. 

vivo T1 5G - in box

As you open the box, it’s a pretty standard unboxing experience. You’re greeted by cardboard that houses the silicone case and the documentation. As you lift this, you see the phone that is protected by plastic. 

vivo T1 5G - unboxed back

Underneath the device is the charging brick, charging cable, and SIM ejector tool. I strangely prefer the separated SIM ejector tool as compared to the more ‘standard’ ejector tool kept with the cardboard, which if you really don’t look, you’ll totally miss out on. 

I appreciate that the tool is separated and just easier to spot. 

Hands-on Experience

vivo T1 5G - front

The device itself upon pick up was very easy to manage. It has a pretty decent size with its 6.44-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution. What really stood out for me, at least as far as its design went was the back. We were given the Turbo Black color option that just looks very classy. 

vivo T1 5G - rear

The rear has a glittery finish on the rear panel thanks to its 400nm nano-coating. It offers a good grip while also being low maintenance when it comes to fingerprints. 

The finish covers the entire back panel and the main camera module.

Speaking of the camera module, it has a 64MP main camera housed in its own circle due to its large f/1.79 aperture. This is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP focus lens that are in the second circle below the main lens. 

vivo T1 5G - rear camera
Look at that large main camera. Pretty sexy, no?

If you’re curious about how the photos look, here are some initial photos taken with the device:

vivo T1 5G rear camera portrait first impressions
vivo T1 5G ultrawide first impressions

The device is also capable of capturing 4K Ultra HD video and has Dual-view Video, we’ll give you samples of these in our full review. 

Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. 

In an initial test playing video games like Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9, and League of Legends: Wild Rift, the T1 5G impressed with a smooth gaming experience. The device also offers 4D Game Vibration for Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9 to add to your gaming immersion.

Of course, these were in small bursts of gaming sessions though. We’ll see how the phone handles prolonged gaming sessions in the full review.  

The 4700mAh battery was enough to last around a day given our early experience. Even if this was shorter, the 66W Flash Charge could easily compensate by offering a lot for a brief charge. 

Verdict

As far as early testing goes, I’ve enjoyed my time with the vivo T1 5G. Whether it be in my day-to-day tasks like checking social media/email, out taking photos, or just taking a break from work with video games, it’s been pretty smooth sailing. 

vivo T1 5G unboxed

It is available for PHP 16,999, which from initial use and on paper seems pretty fair given that you get a 90Hz AMOLED display, a large aperture main camera, 66W Flash Charge support, and, of course, 5G support. However, I’ll have to do a bit more digging and spend more time with the device to see if it actually is worth it. 

Device photos courtesy of Rianne Ronquillo

Ram Ronquillo eats puns for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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