The Vivo V15 Pro stays on top of modern design trends. There is no notch and the selfie sensor is now housed within a pop-up module. The proximity sensor and light sensors are concealed under the screen. The uninterrupted display surely makes the phone stand out and feel different, which in itself counts as an accomplishment in our book.
The bezels are slim all around (around 91% screen-to-body ratio, claims Vivo), and the tapered glass finish back panel ensures that the phone is a breeze to handle. The AI triple camera module protrudes out, but not in a jarring manner. And the bundled case in the box has been designed to keep it safe from daily wear and tear.
The back panel has a gradient finish and a subtle texture. The blue color Vivo V15 Pro that we have with us doesn’t feel overly flashy and should strike as agreeable to most people. The Red variant which we briefly glimpsed from afar has a fine crosshatch pattern and looks stunning too.
Unlocking the phone is very convenient. The in-display fingerprint sensor is easy to access and works as good as the sensor on OnePlus 6T. In case it doesn’t, just delete your finger data and reconfigure it.
Vivo is using an excellent quality AMOLED panel with high contrast and vivid colors. Unlike IPS LCD display phones from Vivo, you get an Always on display widget and color temperature adjustment – both of which are value additions we wouldn’t want to miss on any phone. Also, there is a good quality plastic screen protector on the display with proper smudge resistant oleophobic coating.
The Vivo V15 Pro is the first phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 mobile platform that has come our way. The SD 675 is an 11nm process based chipset with 2 high-end Cortex-A76-based Kryo 460 cores and 6 Cortex-A55-based Kryo 460 silver cores. Apart from overall improvements against other series-600 SoCs, the Snapdragon 675 includes a powerful ISP and an extra camera connect which enables it to manage feed from three cameras simultaneously.
The Vivo V15 Pro has three cameras on the back and one on the front. The primary rear camera and the pop-up selfie camera use Samsung’s GM1 and GD1 sensors with 48MP and 32MP resolution, respectively. These snappers are, however, designed to deliver the best results in 12MP and 8MP resolution. The camera app has numerous features including a Pro Mode, AR stickers, Portrait lighting, and Live images. There are extensive beautification options too if that’s your thing.
The Vivo V15 Pro has a 3700mAh battery and thanks to the power efficient hardware and software, we had no trouble lasting through a heavy usage day. Having said that, we noticed a steep battery drop while playing PUBG. The phone supports dual engine fast charging that can quickly top up the battery. Charging time from 10 percent to 100 percent is around one hour 30 minutes.read more →