Monsters from Asia: the 1440x2560 resolution display-touting Vivo Xplay 3S
26 March Monsters from Asia: vivo X5Max, the world's thinnest production phone
12 March Monsters from Asia: The high-end ZTE Grand S3 and its retina scanner
23 February Monsters from Asia: The $149 BLU Studio Energy with its insane, 5,000 mAh battery
10 February Monsters from Asia: The aged, $180 Gionee Elife E7 flagship with its SD801, 3GB RAM, and 16MP camera
23 January Monsters from Asia: the $130 Leagoo Lead 7, with its 4,500 mAh battery, is one of the most inexpensive, spec'd out smartphones there is
1. Finalflash (Posts: 2040; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Not bad, just lets try to focus on improved battery life. We don't need screen resolutions that there is no content for. Overall not bad, design ques taken from iPhone and HTC one and terrible capacitive button arrangement from Samsung.
3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Looks nothing like an iPhone.
9. Ashoaib (Posts: 2605; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Looks near to htc one but how come iphone? I am not feeling its design or any cues from iphone.. I will purchase it... finger scan is ridiculously close to the camera, I hope camera will be a good shooter... chinese companies are bad in camera department so far
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What a beast! But where can I buy it? Is Vivo planning to release it internationally?
4. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
I want it! It should be released internationally!
5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3115; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Is is just me or does that fingerprint scanner look worthless? It's not very wide...
7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
The shape of the fingerprint scanner looks like the one in a old HP laptop, it's not wide as well.
8. Chris.P (Posts: 356; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
It's a swipe-type scanner, so its size looks sufficient. Question is how accurate (and ergonomic) it will be.
11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3115; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It's clear that it's a swipe type & not a touch, but it looks much smaller than the one on the One Max, for instance. Perhaps I'm not familiar with all the varieties.
16. Chris.P (Posts: 356; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Fair enough. We'll hopefully know more once and if we get our hands on the 3S. Personally, I'm not as concerned with its dimensions, as much as with its accuracy and the ergonomics involved. That said, I do get how the two may be connected.
17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3115; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You're absolutely right. I just don't see how accurate it could be when it can only "see" a small sliver of your fingerprint at a time. That being said, if it works & works well, then the looks of it don't matter much.
13. Aus_Roh (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)
There is one very annoying problem with this phone. It is listed as having no expandable memory, which is crazy for such a video & audio centric device (and of this quality). How hard & expensive is it to put in a memory slot?! If it wasn't for the great audio chips that would have been a deal breaker for sure. I've pre-ordered one. It's going to be such a nuisance to have to plug in an OTG flash for music and videos. But for driving, there will be no way of charging it with an OTG plugged in. I haven't found a solution yet. It would be good if it had a replaceable battery and infrared too, and a built in pen like the Note, even it was all a bit thicker. (And a perfect device would have DAB+ radio & TV, and inbuilt TV/FM antenna.)
18. techloverNYC (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
This is what the Samsung S5 should have been! All the rumor specs for the S5 turned out to be true on VIVO.