Vivo S5 price and specs – 22.5w fast charging

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 712 octacore processor, Vivo S5 which is the company’s current flagship smartphone induces acceptability with improved performance.

Aside those processor setup which powers the trilling 8GB RAM phone, the perfected makeup comprises of various intricate yet interesting specs which requires to be reveiwed per module.

To create competition for other brands, the device packs a 22.5W fast charging for the 4100mAh battery while the optical fingerprint sensor further gives the smartphone a premium quality.

One other outstanding introduction into the device is a quad camera setup which features a 48MP primary lens and a quality selfie camera as well.

Vivo S5 specs

Glaring display

Vivo S5 has a polished notch-less display with dimensions 157.9 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm. Rather than a notch display type, there is however a punch-hole design for the S5 which houses the selfie camera located at the top-right-most corner.

The screen comes of the popular Super AMOLED type with a capacitive touchscreen type at 6.44 inches. Also, the screen to body ratio of the smartphone is 85.8% with it’s weigh a convenient 188 grams.

It has a wide and comfortable resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels which gives out an impressive 409 pixel per inch density.

coloursIcelandic Love Song, Phantom Blue, Star Black
Screen size6.44 inches (16.36 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Bezel-less displayYes, with punch-hole display
Pixel density409 ppi
Display typeSuper AMOLED, 16M colors
Touch screenCapacitive touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to body ratio85.81%

Good An impressive PPI ratio and display in general.

Bad: – Earlier releases in the S series offers a lesser thickness (8.1 mm) than the S5’s 8.6 mm. The S1 brand comes in a lesser weight (179 grams) aswell than S5’s 188 grams.

Quad front camera setup and quality selfie cam

The front camera of the S5 is in quad format having a 48 MP wide lens + 8 MP ultra-wide lens + 5 MP + 2MP depth sensor. This camera setup can shoot video at both 2160p at 30 frame per second & 1080p at 30 frame per second.

S5’s front camera lens are positioned at the rear to take the form of a rhombus, much unlike Vivo’s usual linear camera setup. The punch hole camera at the rear which serves as a selfie camera packs a 32MP lens and a physical aperture of f2.4.

Vivo S5 overview

Front camera
  • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
  • 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Image resolution8000 x 6000 pixels
Front camera featuresDigital zoom, auto flash, face detection, touch to focus, high dynamic range mode (HDR), LED flash, panorama
Selfie camera32 MP, f/2.4, 0.8µm
Selfie camera featuresHDR

Advantage: The front camera setup is one of industry’s peak.

Disadvantage: Aperture of the 48MP main front lens is lesser than the rest at f1.8. This doesn’t really affect the standard camera quality offered.

Vivo S5 software and hardware specifications

8GB + 128GB wide storage

A 128GB storage memory reserved for files and data makes for a smooth and efficient file storing.

An improved 8GB RAM enables the smooth running of heavy apps. Multitasking the smartphone becomes smooth and easier as well.

Powerful processor

S5’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor has eight cores with two different types. The Kryo 360 dual core which clocks 2.3 GHz while the hexa core, Kryo 360 clocks 1.7 GHz speed.

These processor cores with their impressive speed pairs up with the Adreno 616 GPU to output an unbuffered graphics.

Funtouch + Android operating system

Android 9 pie is the penultimate operating system by Android. While the android 10 operating system is still in the beta-stages, smartphones are left to default the system of their devices with the Android OS 9.

Funtouch 9.2 in a mix with Android 9 pie Os gives out the brand-oriented interface contributing to the smooth operation of the device.

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
SkinFuntouch 9.2
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 712
ProcessorOcta core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)
Architecture64 bit
GPUAdreno 616
Expandable storageYes, microSD, could be extended up to 128 GB
Internal storage128GB

Good: Vivo s5’s storage capacity(both RAM and ROM) is excellent!

Bad: The hexa Core, Kryo 360 processor speed is just barely good at 1.7GHz.

Vivo S5 feature

Network support

Vivo s5 supports popular bands of 2G,3G and 4G. Although some brands have announced that production of cheap 5G devices would commence in 2020, Vivo S5 doesn’t support it.

  1. Nano sim
  2. Nano sim
4G Bands:
  • TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
  • FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

Advantage: Major network bands supported.

Disadvantage: 5G not supported.

Vivo S5 connectivity and sensors

This device features a USB type C and on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Wi-FiWifi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi featuresMobile Hotspot,dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetoothv5.0,A2DP, LE
GPSwith A-GPS, Glonass
USBMass storage device, USB charging, USB Type-C (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Audio Jack3.5 mm (active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)
Fingerprint sensorYes, On-screen(optical)
Other sensors
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope

The good: USB type C, Bluetooth V5.0 and an on-screen fingerprint sensor are some of the updated connectivity options on the device.

Bad: –

Battery specifications of Vivo S5

With 22.5w fast charging, the 4100mAh battery capacity made for the S5 charges swiftly and retains longer.

Capacity4100 mAh
Quick ChargingYes, 22.5W fast charging

Advantage: Could fast charge at 22.5W.
Disadvantage: It’s 4100mAh battery is barely convenient for a heavy phone user.

Vivo S5 price in Nigeria

The price of Vivo S5 is quite expensive for an average Nigerian, but quality things especially electronic devices hardly comes cheap.

As at the time of writing, the price of Vivo S5 starts from 138,000 naira. It could be bought from major online stores in Nigeria at a much reduced price later in the year or next.


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