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

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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36 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 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....

23. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

25. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

the iPhone 6s is fast, get over it.

22. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Vivo Xplay 5 is faster, get over it.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

34. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Did I say anything wrong?

15. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

19. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 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

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

iOS WAS very light.

2. dimas

Posts: 3320; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1450; Member since: Mar 28, 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?

16. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

35. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

In terms of ui, htc is the best one

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1450; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

4. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 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"

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

That launcher is facepalm worthy..

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

13. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

28. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

32. markpowervr

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 22, 2015

its what they called marketing strategy...

14. iampun33t

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 17, 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.

17. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Because they are not thinking ayear ahead or 2.

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 6894; Member since: Dec 02, 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?

24. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

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

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