Vivo Xplay6 Full Review: dual camera, curved screen and Hi-Fi


If the announcement of Vivo X9 caused a huge number of rumors and leaks, then the preparation for the release of Xplay6 was somewhat quieter. However, it was Xplay6 that became the new flagship of Vivo, replacing Xplay5 in this post. The main chips of the novelty were a curved screen, a dual camera, a powerful stuffing, a capacious battery and a Hi-Fi sound. However, everything in order. Like its predecessor, Xplay6 received a SuperAMOLED-screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, bent on both sides. 

Vivo Xplay6

The bend was different: its radius was 5.92 mm, which, according to the manufacturer, made the smartphone much more convenient. The diagonal of the screen changed insignificantly: 5.46 “in novelty vs. 5.43” in Xplay5. Vivo has paid great attention to the functionality of curved screen parts: they can be used not only for displaying shortcuts, but also for displaying time in standby mode (for example, on the phone next to you when you are sleeping). It is impossible not to note the strips in the style of the iPhone 7 on the back and the previous color scheme: only golden and pink versions with a white display frame.

The next Vivo Xplay6 chip is a dual camera. Let’s start with the main module. It is based on the Sony IMX362 sensor, previously never mentioned in the characteristics of smartphones. Apparently, it is similar to the one used in the Samsung Galaxy S7. At least, the cameras have the same characteristics: it’s a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with a phase autofocus and the widest diaphragm on the market (f / 1.7). 

Vivo Xplay6 Full Review
There is a four-axis optical stabilization based on proprietary motion tracking technology. An additional 5-megapixel camera is used for background blur and postfocusing, that is, Vivo has gone the simplest way (similar schemes are used in HTC One (M8), Xiaomi Redmi Pro and DEXP Ixion Zenith). The 16-megapixel front camera is equipped with a flash. The software can determine the gender of a person photographing himself. 
For performance in Vivo Xplay6, the chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 meets the maximum speed of fast 2.15 GHz cores. The amount of RAM is 6 GB, the module LPDDR4 is used. The amount of built-in memory UFS2.0 is 128 GB. 
The capacity of the battery is 4080 mAh. In order to speed up its charging, Vivo installed in Xplay6 immediately two charging modules. 
Vivo Xplay6
This allowed to reduce the voltage of the charger and reduce the heating of the device when connected to the mains. The design of the antennas allowed to improve the reception of cellular networks, Wi-Fi and the signal of navigation satellites, which received the names of Signal +, Wi-Fi + and GPS +, respectively. From the software chips Vivo notes the mode of reducing the blue glow, the possibility of splitting the screen between applications and the organization of parallel working environments. 
Traditionally, Vivo spoiled and fans of high-quality sound. The company was the first to install the ESS Saber ES9038 audio chip into the smartphone. It is complemented by three amplifiers OPA1622. The bunch provides a Hi-Fi sound with a dynamic range of 129 dB and a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB. Vivo Xplay6 is based on the operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, hidden in the proprietary shell of Funtouch OS. The fingerprint reader is located on the front panel. Price Xplay6 is 4,498 yuan (244899 in Naira), smartphone sales will began on December 6 of this Year.

Vivo Xplay6 Specifications:

  • Network: GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), CDMA (800 MHz), TD-SCDMA (1880/2010 MHz), WCDMA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), FDD-LTE (Band 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12), TDD-LTE (Band 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • Platform: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Funtouch OS
  • Display: 5.46 “, 2560×1440 pixels, 538 ppi, SuperAMOLED, bent from two edges
  • Camera: 12 megapixel, Dual Pixel, Phase auto focus, Sony IMX362 sensor, 6 lenses, f / 1.75, LED flash
  • Front camera: 16 megapixels, f / 2.0
  • Processor: 4 Kryo cores, 2.15 GHz, 64 bits, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Internal memory: 128 GB
  • Audio: DAC ESS ES9038 and 3 amplifiers OPA1612
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Battery: 4080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153,8х73,55х8,4 mm (153,66х73,48х8,25 mm)
  • Weight: 178g


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