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The 6GB RAM Vivo Xplay 5 runs quicker than the iPhone 6s in the latest video comparison

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The 6GB RAM Vivo Xplay 5 runs quicker than the iPhone 6s in the latest video comparison
The name Vivo probably isn't unfamiliar if you are outside of Asia, but in its Chinese domain, Vivo ranks among the country's premium domestic brands (such as Huawei). The company has an upcoming flagship phone in the works, the Vivo Xplay 5. This will be the world's first handset to feature 6GB of RAM, probably thanks to the LPDDR4 RAM modules that Samsung has had prime and ready for manufacture since late last year.

Vivo is about to launch the Xplay 5 on the 1st of March, and by the looks of it, it's going to be a China-only affair. Vivo has been teasing the device prominently on its Weibo account and we've seen it make rounds in the AnTuTu benchmark database a couple of times, available in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. The newest Xplay 5 sighting is definitely one to behold, though. It's a new video that's just been posted on Weibo, comparing the speed of the Vivo XPlay 5 to that of the renowned speed demon that is the iPhone 6s.

The video, which is embedded below, shows three phones. One of them is the iPhone 6s, and the other two are Vivo phones, with the Vivo Xplay 5 placed between the two. It shows that the Xplay 5 opens the Messages app faster than the others, and we can clearly see that the smartphone's interface has a similar look to iOS. It looks like the Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM make for a genuinely powerful combination.

The rest of the Vivo XPlay 5's spec sheet is equally supercharged. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch, 2k-resolution display and comes with 64GB of storage, although we don't know if it's eMMC or UFS. We'd bet on the latter, given that Samsung's UFS storage is readily accessible to ambitious manufacturers worldwide. The Xplay 5 runs the latest Android Marshmallow out of the box, and features a 16MP rear cam / 8MP front cam setup. Moreover, the handset has a dual-curved screen, just like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.


source: Weibo via Times News

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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:08 10

1. ibend (Posts: 3551; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"renowned speed demon that is the iPhone 6s"
wait... WHAT??? its the first time I hear such thing o.O

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:35 1

7. neela_akaash (Posts: 1114; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Apple have to plan something big for the A10 soc, because 820 is a strong contender this year.

And not to forget, 830 is on it's way too....

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:14 2

23. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 274; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


Wait for the iphone 7. And thats the time to decide to judge. Of course this 6gb ram phone would beat last years phone. But what about this years phone? I'm surprise people are still to stupid to judge the phone because it has more ram than other competitors.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:09 8

30. tedkord (Posts: 10292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Stop with the last year's stuff. This year just started and the iPhone came out late last year. It is 6 months old. When the iPhone 7 comes out, this will be 6 months old. It's a fair comparison either way.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:34

25. xondk (Posts: 1207; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


'planned' might be a bit of a stretch last I checked they've hit a bit of a bumpy road, their processor compared to others is more specialized, but now its getting more and more tasks on it, only so much you can add before you need to restructure, but perhaps that's what they got in mind.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:00 16

10. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1131; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


the iPhone 6s is fast, get over it.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:20 4

22. submar (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Vivo Xplay 5 is faster, get over it.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:47

26. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1131; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I said it is fast, not fastest or faster than xplay 5. Did you even read my comment properly?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:18 3

34. submar (Posts: 369; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Did I say anything wrong?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:36 2

15. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Because the platform iOS is very light comparing it to Android.
IOs was made for mobiles, Android was for desktop.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:07 3

19. Macready (Posts: 844; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Makes you wonder why with almost 4 times as many pixels, a single core speed that is about half as high, slower NAND and a "heavy desktop OS", the 6P can keep up with or outpace the 6S in practice... ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ZT9z9Bt4M

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:48 2

27. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1131; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


iOS WAS very light.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:08

2. dimas (Posts: 1921; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I wouldn't expect too much from vivo since they don't really ship worldwide. But good effort on bringing a 6gb ram phone.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:32 1

5. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


You can order it from online stores... I did, for my vivo xplay 3s and it is a great device... better than samsung, sony, lg or any other... it is still very fast and fluid... Fun touch os of vivo is great, very easy and features rich. Better than touch wiz, LG or any other established OEM... I love this phone... I purchased this phone by selling my note 4 and it is way better than note 4... Only camera is not in the same league of samsung and lg...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:49 1

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Plus point, vivo is still releasing updates for Xplay 3S... Although it is 3 years old device now, Samsung will never do this... Note 3 and xplay 3s were launched same time but I think samsung will not remember now that it ever launched note 3...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:05

11. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Note 3 had lollipop since early 2015, and I'm pretty sure Xplay 3S is still stuck on KK 4.4, correct me if im wrong?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:37

16. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I'd take more Ram upto 12gb than Cpu. With bandwidth upto 130 vs currently at 54.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 12:46

35. anotherfan (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


In terms of ui, htc is the best one

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:14 1

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


That video looks like a joke to me, is it even worth showing?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:26

4. Phonehex (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


Vivo will launch this in India for sure. This summer Vivo has planned a huge advertising campaign in India. They are the title sponsor of the biggest sporting event in the country "Indian Premier League"

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:35

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


India and China are side by side... it is not difficult to cross the borders... All great phones from China are coming to India :( I am envoyed :p
I hope they will launch in other parts of the world...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:33

6. Chuck007 (Posts: 1041; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


That launcher is facepalm worthy..

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:24

12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


those fingers are not accurate,wasnt press at the same time. ugh.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:32 1

13. xperiaZlover (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Why didn't Samsung use 6GB ram for their S7 if they produce them.
6GB ram would have made the S7 alot more future proof.
and I am was wondering why didn't Sony use minimum 4GB ram for their X performance.

Xperia Z2 made the jump to 3 GB RAM in 2014.
It would have been wise to employ atleast 4 GB RAM for the Xperia X performance in 2016.
After all I have a feeling X performance is not the flagship by Sony.
Since Sony don't call it the best of Sony in a smartphone.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:50

28. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1131; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


3GB RAM is enough for a phone without multiwindow support.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:34

32. markpowervr (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Dec 2015)


its what they called marketing strategy...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:19 4

14. iampun33t (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


No mainstream Manufacturer like Samsung, Apple, LG or other want to make a future proof device. All they care about is MONEY. If they made a future proof device, they won't get huge sales of devices in future as last year devices would be more than good enough.

All the manufacturers make device for today and today only. Some manufacturers make a device that is better than the competition today.

They all would really love if their device become obsolete in a month or even tomorrow, so they can sell their newest device..!!! And make more money..!!!

PS. Samsung did incorporate a few things to make the S7 and S7 Edge future worthwhile.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:38

17. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Because they are not thinking ayear ahead or 2.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:17

20. Leo_MC (Posts: 1055; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Let's check out the iPhone 4s:
- support: iOS 9 (working fine) - checked.
- can run every function of a phone - checked
- is able to run almost every app (except newer games or hardware specific ones) - checked.
- over 3 years of age - checked
- lack of reason to buy a new iPhone (unless wanting a bigger screen) - checked.

Isn't it what future proof means?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:17

24. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 274; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


Dude, Iphone 4s is almost 5 years since its introduction.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 04:15

37. Leo_MC (Posts: 1055; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I know, I was using 2 year (contract time)+1 to calculate ”future proofing”.
But your point is valid: an almost 5 years old Apple phone is able to do every dedicated communication task a smartphone of 2016 can do; if that's not future proof, I don't know what is...

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:01

18. samgsam15 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Oh wow! You just saves 0.05 seconds of your life.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:07

21. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Man, The Chinese even ripped of youtube lol

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:08

29. sssm23 (unregistered)


iPhone 6s what type of running speed like old motor my android one handset runs faster than every phone with marshmallow 6.0.1

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:32

31. Unordinary (Posts: 1194; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


It's a sad era when the fandroids need to compare 6gb flagships to the 2gb iPhone lol.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:59

33. hado86 (Posts: 75; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


I would sincerely hope it's faster with triple the memory. The A10 will at least perform like the A9x but I can't complain because I wouldn't trade my 6s plus for anything. Well except the 7 plus :p

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