Vivo recently launched another perfect selfie smartphone, the V5s, that brings several meaningful upgrades to further embellish the incredible Vivo V5 experience. Though the selfie camera takes center stage here the new Vivo phone can skillfully shoot splendid images in all kinds of lighting from both its front and rear cameras.
On the front, the Vivo V5s includes a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with a large 1/ 2.8 – inch size that helps it gather more light thus helping with astonishing details and accurate colors in clicked shots. The selfie camera also boasts of wide f/2.0 aperture optics that allows more light to enter the camera module.
The top-notch selfie hardware is further paired with best in class selfie software. Compared to Vivo V5, the selfie algorithms have further been improved to handle tricky metering even better. Like always, a very elaborate Face Beauty mode is also present on the phone that can be used to enhance your overall look in a subtle manner without making your images look artificial.
Using the beautify mode you can adjust buffing, skin tones and whitening. You can vary the intensity of beautification according to your specific taste using a convenient slider in the selfie app.
A new Groupie mode also lets you capture panoramic selfies that allow you to fit more in your selfie frame. Just press the shutter and then move the camera to the left and right and capture a broader canvas conveniently.
Next, to the front camera sensor, you will find the Vivo signature moonlight flash that fills the entire scene evenly with soft light. This helps the camera shoot awesome selfies even in dark ambiance. You can also record vivid 1080p videos using the V5s front camera.
An HDR mode is also present for the front camera that helps bring out perfectly exposed shots when the subject isn’t directly highlighted by a light source.
The Vivo V5s can capture amazing selfies with ample details in all kinds of lighting. If you are serious about your selfies, this is hands down your best bet for under 20,000 INR.
Apart from selfies, you can also click amazing pictures from the rear camera that includes a 13MP sensor with wide f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash.
The rear camera performance is equally impressive. The camera captures stunning details and vivid colors without any noticeable image distortion. Noise is also minimal even for images clicked in low indoor lighting.
The camera app is quite intuitive and has all relevant options present within reach at all times. The HDR mode which you people tend to use frequently is present right on the edge of the viewfinder screen.
You can also make use of several shooting modes. These include Pro mode to fine tune image capture settings like ISO, shutter speed, etc. (Vivo has one of the best Pro mode around), slow-motion video capturing mode, time lapse video mode for shooting beautiful time lapse videos, a Low light mode to click amazing images I dimly lit environment, an Ultra HD mode to shoot high resolution images, and also a PPT mode that can help you click images and make notes from a PPT presentation.
We particularly enjoyed the Pro mode in the camera app that we used to tweak low light shots and also for light painting. The camera app also has a ton of filters that you can use to add artistic effects to your images. The Vivo V5s rear camera can also shoot good quality 1080p videos and wide panoramas from the rear camera.
To sum it up, the camera hardware and software on the Vivo V5s are well optimized and together manage to pass on a very gratifying camera experience to users. If you are passionate about your selfies or if smartphone photography is your top priority, you simply can’t afford to miss the Vivo V5s.