Phone manufacturers are always racing each another with every new product release. For a particular manufacturer, to produce a device that features enormous storage capacity, mind-boggling screen resolution, futuristic design that benefits the consumer, premium photography features, long-lasting battery, and the list goes on, is tough.
The final product would probably be overpriced, and the vast majority of consumers wouldn’t be willing to pay such a sum for a mobile device. Instead of producing long-living phones that will last for many years, manufacturers develop devices that fit acceptable specs in general and exaggerate a few features in particular.
Popular mobile phone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, LG, rely on their names and add to their updated flagships design changes, upgrades on general specifications, additional connectivity supports, and better photography.
But new brands, especially those from China that besides having their devices set for the mainland competition, struggle for global awareness from a limited number of large manufacturers that do not need more than their name to sell out.
Set against such overpowering competition, new brands need to make a name for themselves by giving their devices extended battery life or more memory.
One of those names from China that brought something different was Vivo, and it released the world’s first phone with 6GB of RAM last year. Although it is a year old and is no longer the only device to have such enormous memory support, the Vivo Xplay5 Elite still sits as one of top 6GB RAM smartphones.
For Vivo, adding more Random Access Memory to its device was exactly what its curved-edge flagship needed to jump from the bottom to the top. But now, more memory is a standard mobile technology trend, and it has expanded beyond six Gigs.
Asus released this year an Augmented Reality powered device with 8GB of RAM. Bringing the memory battle to a whole new level.
Vivo Xplay5 Elite: specifications and features
- 5.43-inch Super AMOLED display with the 2K or OHD resolution.
- 64-bit quad-core processor with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 technology and Adreno 530 GPU.
- 128 GB of flash storage linked with the 6 GB RAM.
- 16 MP Phase Detection Autofocus and it has been developed with the latest SONY IMX298 COMS sensor technology. 8 MP front-facing selfie snapper.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow version of the Google’s mobile OS with Funtouch OS 2.6 skin.
- 3600 mAh battery with the quick charge technology support.
- Support 4G+ and has the connectivity for the both SIM cards.
- Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has been developed with the unique Hi-Fi 3.0 technology
- Quick-responding rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor.
Design and display
It has a metallic body that has been given the metal uni-body design. The Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is curved on both sides, which gives it an amazing look and the perfect display for OHD resolution. The design of the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite shows some similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge that has the same style since 2015.
Below the display, you see three capacitive buttons including the home, menu, and back. It allows fast application access. The phone is equipped with two speaker grills, and there is a USB port between them. The fingerprint scanner has been placed behind the camera so you can enter the password without anyone knowing how you did it. It sports a professional and elegant look. The only downside is that there is no Type-C USB port available.
Hardware and performance
It has already been mentioned that the smartphone has been developed with the largest RAM in the world and so it will be providing the best performance. In order to introduce the best RAM, the developers also designed a strong processor for the phone to ensure it is perfectly compatible with the smartphone.
The best thing about this phone is that it will work at a speed that you never expected. It has the hardware that is yet to come on many of the phones designed by the top manufacturers. Even Samsung is yet unable to introduce the same technology found in the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite.
The rear camera has 16 megapixels. Apart from that, there is an F 2.0 aperture that provides perfect PDAF focus. There are also dual color temperature flashes that allow you to take a better picture with the highest quality resolution.
For selfie addicts, it has an 8 megapixel front camera to create perfect images to show off to your friends. The camera combined with the wide screen lets you take as much of the scenery as you want.
One of the most important things in a phone is the battery life. The reason is that we often have to work the entire day and do not get time to charge the phone. So if the battery dies quickly the phone is of no use. This is the reason Vivo developed the Elite’s amazing battery life with quick charge technology.
There are two channels for charging the phone. So the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite will charge two times faster than other phones you have been using. This smartphone will never make you wait and it will be your best partner.
Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has been developed to make life easy. You might find the product expensive but it could be your long-term partner because when you get the taste of the large RAM it would be hard to go back to the smartphones will lower RAM.
Although it is no longer is the only device to have such features and has been overpowered by newer devices, including the company’s own Xplay 6, it still makes a great alternative to many other over-priced Android phones.