vivo V7+ review

GSMArena team, 24 November 2017.

Telephony and phonebook

The phonebook app on the vivo V7+ follows the general styling of the rest of the interface, meaning it's entirely custom. There are tabs, but unless you are big on groups, or want to jump to the dialer or to your personal info page all the time, chances are you won't be using them too often.

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Dialer phonebook a single contact

Loudspeaker

The vivo V7+ posted a Very Good score in our loudspeaker loudness test. The sound is rather shallow and there is some distortion at maximum level depending on what you're playing. It's loud when it matters, and some high-pitch tones can even reach up to 92dB.

Speakerphone testVoice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score
Sony Xperia XA1 61.7 69.7 71.8 Average
Oppo F5 63.5 70.8 71.5 Average
Nokia 6 (Global version) 63.1 70.9 82.5 Good
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) 67.3 70.3 81.5 Very Good
vivo v7+ 66.5 73.1 79.6 Very Good
vivo V5 Plus 65.8 73.5 80.8 Very Good
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 68.0 69.9 82.3 Very Good
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 78.4 71.7 79.2 Excellent
Xiaomi Mi A1 74.0 73.9 90.4 Excellent
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus 88.9 77.8 84.6 Excellent

Multimedia

The vivo V7+ comes with a simple gallery. It consists of two tabs, one for your camera roll, the other for your various albums. Viewing a single image offers the usual basic options like cropping and rotation as well as a quick shortcut for sharing.

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The Albums app is decent

The vivo V7+ comes with a dedicated video application. It offers a basic interface and few advanced features but gets the job done. The player itself does offer Hi-Fi support as well as DLNA and subtitles.

An interesting feature is the pop-out mode. It spawns a small draggable video window on top of the UI, but you can't resize it.

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Very capable video player

Audio player

The music player, bundled with Funtouch OS and curiously named iMusic, doesn't look overly impressive but is quite pleasant to use and has a few tricks hidden away.

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The iMusic player is simplistic, but gets the job done

Launching the app brings you to a selection of quite a few browsing options. The V7+ comes with preinstalled sound profiles for a few headsets in the iMusic settings. There is also a Hi-Fi mode, but it only works with headphones attached.

FM radio

The FM radio is a nice touch. Sure, you can stream with Play Music, but FM broadcasting is free and available at places where there might not be data connection. The Radio app is capable of broadcast recording, but it lacks RDS (the feature that displays the station name and other info).

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FM radio app

Audio output doesn't disappoint

The vivo V7+ did well in the first part of our audio quality test. The clarity with an active external amplifier is as good as we've come to expect, while the loudness is above average.

Adding a pair of headphones to the mix introduces a little extra intermodulation distortion and a moderate hike in stereo crosstalk. Volume drops to average levels, but considering the price of the V7+ it's hard to be unhappy with its performance here.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
vivo V7++0.03, -0.22-93.693.70.00090.0067-86.9
vivo V7+ (headphones)+0.40, -0.07-92.492.50.00600.244-54.2
Oppo F5+0.06, -0.08-93.593.30.00200.0071-93.2
Oppo F5 (headphones)+0.64, -0.07-89.391.30.00930.361-52.0
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro+0.01, -0.03-92.792.70.00290.021-92.4
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (headphones)+0.31, -0.08-90.190.70.00760.219-71.9
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)+0.05, -0.28-91.992.20.00370.051-90.3
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) (headphones attached)+0.18, -0.05-91.091.60.0190.230-57.9
Huawei P10 Lite+0.04, -0.02-88.288.60.0110.021-84.3
Huawei P10 Lite (headphones)+0.13, -0.05-87.487.70.0140.084-75.9
vivo V7+ frequency response
vivo V7+ frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.

Reader comments

  • MADCHILD

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  • Anonymous

Pathetic phone, Absolute waste. Priced high over more speced phone. All the money has gone to marketing instead of making a good phone. No dual band wifi and No fast charging. These things are supported by SOC 450 snap. 6 inch hd resolution is ...

  • Sham

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