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Vivo V5 Plus Selfie Camera Review- The Perfect Duo!

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Vivo V5 Plus Selfie Camera Review- The Perfect Duo!

Last year Vivo announced a new smartphone, the Vivo V5 which was focused on selfies with the massive 20MP front camera and flash. Vivo improved upon this device and launched their first dual front camera selfie smartphone, the Vivo V5 Plus. With selfies becoming a hot trend, most of the OEMs want to capitalize on this.

Vivo V5 Plus comes with the dual front camera (20MP + 8MP) along with moonlight selfie flash. The 20MP front camera is co-engineered with Sony and features an IMX376 sensor along with 1/2.78” sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, and 5P lens. This ensures stunning clarity, while a secondary 8MP front camera captures depth-of-field information. The 20MP and 8MP front cameras combined produces the bokeh effect for selfies. So how does the Vivo V5 Plus front camera perform? Let’s find out in this review.

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Vivo V5 Selfie Camera Review

The camera interface is functional with different modes to choose. You get face beauty, photos and videos along with options like timer shot, mirrored selfie, photo watermark and more. There is also HDR mode included along with option to toggle the flash.

Selfie camera

When we reviewed the Vivo V5, we mentioned that while the selfie camera was decent, the background in the photos were not great and they were mostly overexposed. But things have changed with the Vivo V5 Plus and dual camera set up. The selfies taken in daylight have come great with good color reproduction and also better dynamic range. The sharpness levels of the selfie also looks great and overall the selfie experience is really good.

The Bokeh mode is an interesting option in the camera. Once you turn on the bokeh mode, you can choose the aperture for the photos. It can vary from f/0.95 to f/16. If you select f/0.95, bokeh is more pronounced. But it doesnt end here, you can even change the aperture after you have taken the photo using this mode. There is also option to change the focus of the photos after they have been captured. Here are some of the selfies taken with bokeh effect.

The camera features don’t end here, there are a plethora of options to choose in the camera interface. You can enable filters and also get the HDR option in front camera and also the regular beauty mode. The front camera is also capable of recording videos in 1080p (full HD) resolution. The video recording using the front camera is also quite good even in artificial lighting conditions.

What if you want to take selfies in low light? Vivo has covered this aspect with the moonlight selfie flash which debuted in Vivo V5. The V5 Plus also features this and provides adequate lighting for taking selfies in low light. The selfie flash does not over expose the selfies thereby creating the best experience even in low light conditions. Here are some samples taken using the moonlight flash.

The selfie camera on the Vivo V5 Plus is probably the best we have seen in recent times and produces amazing selfies or rather perfect selfie in Vivo’s terms. If you are a person addicted for selfies, the Vivo V5 plus is the perfect companion and the results are surely going amaze you.

Without doubt, the Vivo V5 Plus produces the perfect selfie experience.

Note: This is a sponsored post

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Dev

    February 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    is gogi rana with you ?

  2. Amit

    February 7, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Sponsored post or review?

    • Nirmal

      February 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      This is a sponsored review, we have already mentioned in the post. But the views expressed are of mine.

  3. Michael@Gadgetonic

    February 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I am one among those people who are addicted to selfies, why not? When there are always the opportunity to share it and update my social media status with great pictures. I am glad to know that Vivo V5 Plus has the capability to capture amazing images. Its features encourage me more to take photos anytime or even in low light. Thanks for sharing this information, hoping to hear more if there are new added features on this product.

  4. Theo Nugros

    April 25, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    how is this phone?? its good or bad?

  5. Stephen Tran

    June 29, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I think it will be very tough for other companies now who launch their smartphone on the basis of camera. As for competition, the only other smartphone that comes with a dual-selfie camera setup is the Lenovo Vibe S1. The fact is that the company has fixed a good price in the market for V5 plus. Oppo is also known for its camera quality so now lets see what will be the next step from Oppo

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