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

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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14 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not bad! :)

10. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually it's very nice looking.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

3. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Who cases sir alex ferguson has retired:)

4. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

oh look another galaxy something

11. MultiYouTroll

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

racist!

5. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 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.

6. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

7. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 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: Nov 03, 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.

13. princedeking

Posts: 9; Member since: May 07, 2013

love it::>

14. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 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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