Vivo X7 and Vivo X7 Plus both are unveiled in China, sharing the SD-652 SoC and 16MP selfie snapper

Vivo X7 and Vivo X7 Plus both are unveiled in China, sharing the SD-652 SoC and 16MP selfie snapper
After weeks of rumors, leaks, benchmark tests and certifications, the Vivo X7 and Vivo X7 Plus have been unveiled in China. Both phones share many of the same specs. For example, the two models are both powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC carrying an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. The two phones feature 4GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, and a whopping 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. A fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button of the X7 and X7 Plus, and the two models also offer dual-SIM capabilities.

The Vivo X7 will come with a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Vivo X7 Plus is equipped with a larger 5.7-inch display, but keeps the same 1080 x 1920 resolution found on the X7. With the smaller screen, a 3000mAh capacity battery will suffice for the X7, while a 4000mAh juicer is on board the X7 Plus. As we said, both phones have the same 16MP selfie shooter in front. On back, the X7 sports a 13MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera on the X7 Plus is 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture.

Both phones will offer the same features. Like Apple's Night Shift, users can filter out the blue color from the screen. This reduces eye fatigue. ID Wake will wake the phone with a double touch on the home screen. And the Moonlight feature automatically adds a soft light when there isn't enough natural light for a nice selfie to be snapped.

Despite the many similarities between the two models, the pair will be released separately. The Vivo X7 will launch on July 7th, priced at the equivalent of $376 USD. There is no word on pricing for the Vivo X7 Plus (a previous rumor had it tagged at the equivalent of  $438 USD), but it should be launched on July 15th.

source: Vivo (translated) via AndroidAuthority



1. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Forgive my ignorance but where do these SOCs stack up in respect to the SD820?

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They have a GPU much like that of the SD808 and the CPU is an octa core with 4"ARM"A72 cores and 4"ARM"A53 cores that would be the same core combo found in the Kirin 950. So in other words the phones should be very decent and perform slightly better than say.....the Nexus 5x when handling more demanding task like gaming.

5. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

They are also manufactured using an older 28mm fabrication process. So , that may translate to worse battery life and overheating in the real world. Waiting for a thorough review of SD 650 SoC from AnandTech.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

My Xiaomi has an SD650 and I can tell you it's an excellent compromise between endurance and power. Easily getting 8 hours SOT with the 4000mah battery. Plays heavy games easily with zero lag.

11. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yes but then the question is , with the same battery and usage pattern with the 14nm processors (like Exynos 8890 SD 820 and A9) give a better battery performance ? I think the answer is a resounding yes (considering all other parameters are equal).

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

The overriding parameter is price. $400 less compared to some phones with those soc's for very comparable performance especially in the case of the SD652.

13. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Well ,that is very much true but I was only answering the question : "Forgive my ignorance but where do these SOCs stack up in respect to the SD820?"

14. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Further differnces between SD 820 and SD 652(lower is 652 of course) : CPU 2x 2.2GHz Qualcomm Kryo 2x 1.6GHz Qualcomm Kryo 4x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 4x 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 GPU 624MHz Adreno 530 550MHz Adreno 510 Memory 2x 32-bit @ 1866MHz LPDDR4 28.8GB/s 2x 32-bit @ 933MHz LPDDR3 14.9GB/s Modem X12 LTE - Cat. 12/13 3x 20MHz download (600Mbps) 2x 20MHz upload (150Mbps) X8 LTE - Cat. 7 2x 20MHz download (300Mbps) 2x 20MHz upload (100Mbps) Camera Dual ISP up to 25MP resolution Dual ISP up to 21MP resolution Process 14nm LPP 28nm HPm Extras Quick Charge 2.0/3.0, WiPower wireless charging, USB 3.0, Hexagon 680 DSP, Spectra ISP, NFC Quick Charge 2.0/3.0, USB 2.0, Hexagon DSP, NFC

15. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Also , the GPU is apparently not very powerful. So , it may run smoothly now but would be obsolete for next year's gaming titles (quoting Android Authority): "Testing has suggested that the 510 is not quite as fast as the previous generation Snapdragon 810’s Adreno 430 either, but it does appear to at least match the Adreno 418 that features in the Snapdragon 808". Pairing SD652 with QHD would be a huge mistake , but except a few ,no major manufacturer has done this blunder.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

QHD is simply overkill and not necessary on any phone under 6.5 inches so that scenario is moot for me as I'd never bother buying one anyway. The premise the 510 will be obsolete is also nonsense. That would assume everyone plays heavy games like Asphalt 8. They don’t and the number of people who do is a tiny percentage of total phone sales based on Playstore downloads of such games. The raw numbers you show are all well and good but don't always tell the whole story. Using a car analogy, the BMW M3 has all the right specs for a hefty price. The Subaru Impreza wrx performs just as well for two-thirds of the price. It's the overall package that matters in the end and for a phone the software determines performance. Slapping on QHD and other fluff isn't necessarily a plus.

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I am no ifan but these ridiculous 16 MP snappers seem to perform inferior to an iPhone 1.2 MP. Says a lot really.

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Nah!! Not true!!

6. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

They are inferior to an iPhone's 12 MP snapper , that I agree. But definitely better than older-gen iPhone's selfie camera .

8. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Isn't the male model Song Joong Ki? They must have spent quite a bit to get him to endorse their phones.

10. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i am sure they did cuz he is the descendant of the sun.

9. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I believe ID wake feature has been a Vivo staple since 2013.

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