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Vivo Play is a beautiful 5.7" phablet with 1080p screen, Snapdragon 600 and 13MP Sony camera

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Vivo Play is a beautiful 5.7
It looks like Chinese manufacturers are getting better at producing smartphones and phablets. Just take a look at this new entrant - the Vivo Play! It's a phablet with a 5.7" 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor and a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor by Sony. Pretty good, huh? The real surprise here is the handset's design, which is not that hard to look at. As a matter of fact, it's actually quite the looker.

At this point, it seems like the only thing that's stopping Chinese manufacturers from successfully competing with the rest of the world (outside of China), is their nonexistent brand recognition. Have you heard of Vivo? We sure haven't, but if these guys keep coming up with such competitive hardware, who knows, maybe the global landscape in the mobile industry will be quite different in a few years from now. We only hope that the software on the Vivo Play is good enough, because we can see from the images that it's going to be a proprietary thing (just take a look at the Siriesque microphone icon for the 'vivoice' app).

An interesting thing about the Vivo Play is that it won't be sold at below-average prices, but will actually come with a somewhat heftier price tag of about $490. The device is scheduled to hit the market as soon as this month, but it'll only be available in China. But as is usually the case, if it's good enough, you'll probably be able to find it through a third-party retailer.


via: GSMArena

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posted on 08 May 2013, 07:01 7

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Not bad! :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:02 2

10. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


I would get it, if i could root it and install CM

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:46 3

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Actually it's very nice looking.

posted on 08 May 2013, 07:02 9

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1185; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's pretty good looking device with nice spec as well :D

posted on 08 May 2013, 07:03 2

3. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Who cases sir alex ferguson has retired:)

posted on 08 May 2013, 07:18

4. deacz (Posts: 148; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


oh look another galaxy something

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:31

11. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)


racist!

posted on 08 May 2013, 07:21 1

5. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Vivo is one of the few, if only, manufacturer that doesn't skin Android. So for that price, you'll be getting stock Android, no bloatware.

posted on 08 May 2013, 08:17

6. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I'd buy it if i was a big screen fan.

posted on 08 May 2013, 08:21 1

7. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Looks good and priced right..and 3,400mAh battery...good phone...awesome phone :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 09:12

8. jibraihimi (Posts: 639; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Phone looks good, specs are nice, I loved the screen mirroring feature on this phone, which is nice for one handed operation. But the price is little high, since it's coming from an unknown Chinese phone maker.......... They should have priced it little low, to help them in creating brand recognition......... But let's see if they will international version or not, because at present for 3G it only supports WCDMA 2100.

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:48

9. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


All really nice except for the Sony camera... A lot like the Oppo Find 5 which itself is a very capable phone, just the camera quality is slightly lacking (and probably not as good at the Xperia Z/ZL without the same software). I do like the idea of the headphone amp however, very nice touch and if I wasn't set on the HTC One, I would consider it.

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:49

13. princedeking (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 May 2013)


love it::>

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:34

14. robyla (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


The company which is producing phone with VIVO brand, also producing well known OPPO and this company is very famous in blueray, mp3 HI-FI players. This company is one of the best HI-FI player manufacturers in the world. VIVO player also will get cool audio performance.

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