Vivo Play is a beautiful 5.7" phablet with 1080p screen, Snapdragon 600 and 13MP Sony camera
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.
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10. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
I would get it, if i could root it and install CM
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 630; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
It's pretty good looking device with nice spec as well :D
3. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
Who cases sir alex ferguson has retired:)
5. Meleagru (Posts: 81; 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.
7. jove39 (Posts: 1196; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Looks good and priced right..and 3,400mAh battery...good phone...awesome phone :)
8. jibraihimi (Posts: 527; 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.
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.
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.