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The Vivo V19 weighs 186.5g and packs in a 4,500mAh battery. Vivo also ships a 33W fast charger in the box.Vivo V19 specifications and software
The Vivo V19 sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution. The display looks crisp and gets bright even when outdoors. You can tweak the display colour mode as well as the colour temperature.Powering the Vivo V19 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC, which will raise some eyebrows.Snapdragon 712 is an octa-core chip based on a 10nm process. It has six Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.7GHz and two high-performance cores clocked at 2.3GHz. For graphics, it has the Adreno 616 GPU. Vivo says it has used copper tube liquid cooling for the Vivo V19 to keep thermals in check.The Vivo V19 gets 8GB of RAM and comes in 128GB.Connectivity options for the Vivo V19 include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, four satellite navigation systems, and 4G as well as VoLTE. It lacks NFC connectivity and FM Radio.
On the software front, the Vivo V19 runs Funtouch OS 10 on top of Android 10, This is the latest version of FunTouch OS and it is a big improvement over previous ones as it finally fixes the quick toggle issue we always reported, You no longer have to swipe up from the bottom to access the quick toggles on the device; you can just swipe down from the notification shade to access them. This has been standard with most Android smartphones, but Vivo used an iOS-style swipe up earlier which was confusing. We are glad this has been changed.There is no app drawer, and all the app icons are available directly on the homescreen. Swiping right from the homescreen will take you to the Smart Launcher’s shortcuts. You get a lot of customisation options on the Vivo V19. You can swap the traditional three-button navigation layout for swipe-based gesture navigation. You can also change animations for charging, fingerprint and face recognition, and standby/wake, among other things. It also gets Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.
The Vivo V19 comes with a fair amount of bloatware preinstalled. Apps on the device include Helo, Dailyhunt, Opera, Amazon Shopping, Flipkart, and Facebook. A few of these apps are capable of generating spammy notifications when launched, so we recommend that you uninstall the ones you won’t use. The Vivo V19 also has a Motorbike mode, in which the phone can reject calls and automatically send a message to the caller.
Vivo V19 performance and battery life
The Vivo V19 delivers reasonable performance and we never noticed any lag or stutter while using the smartphone. Having 8GB of RAM made multitasking a breeze. We could switch between different apps and rarely had to wait for the device to reload the full app. However, phones such as the Realme X2 Pro (Review) and the Redmi K20 Pro (Review) feel faster when loading apps, which might be due to the choice of an older processor in this model.
We ran a couple of benchmarks on the Vivo V19 to see how it fares compared to other smartphones in its price segment. In Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests, the Vivo V19 scored 416 and 1,596 respectively. In PCMark Work 2.0, it managed to score 6,983 points. These are a lot lower than the scores of phones such as the Realme X2 Pro, which scored 12,226 in PC Mark Work 2.0. The Vivo V19 scored 13fps and 24fps in GFXBench’s Car Chase and Manhattan 3.1 graphics tests respectively.
We played PUBG Mobile on the Vivo V19, and it defaulted to the high settings by default. The frame rate was set to High and the graphics set to HD. We played a few rounds and did not notice any lag, although there was occasional stutter. We played one round for 15 minutes and noticed a 4-percent battery drop which was higher than we would have liked. The phone got slightly warm to the touch but nothing alarming.
Vivo V19 cameras
Like pretty much every other smartphone launching in 2020, the V19 packs a quad-camera setup at the back. This consists of a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle-camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a dual-LED flash next to the sensors. On the front of the phone, there’s a 32-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary shooter.
The camera app hasn’t changed much and is similar to what we have seen on Vivo phones in the past. Apart from the regular photo and video modes, it has Night, Portrait, Jovi Vision, and 48-megapixel modes. It also has buttons to switch between the different cameras on the device.he Vivo V19 was quick to focus, and the AI could detect what we were shooting. In daylight, the Vivo V19 managed a decent shot with ample detail. Objects at a distance were visible on zooming in. Shots taken with the wide-angle camera lacked detail. The resultant image had a wider field of view but there was barrel distortion.Close-ups were also good, and the device managed natural-looking depth between the subject and the background. You can also switch to Bokeh mode which lets you set the level of blur before you take a shot. We found photos shot in this mode were hit-or-miss and some looked artificial. The macro camera lets you take super close-ups of a subject, but the output is restricted to 2-megapixels only.You can also shoot at the full 48-megapixel resolution which results in much larger files. The final output lets you zoom in quite a bit but the details aren’t great. We also noticed some artefacts on zooming in. Regular photos have better dynamic range as the V19 also applies HDR when not using the sensor’s full resolution.The portrait mode adds beautification and you do get the option to tweak or disable this before taking a shot. The default settings do soften skin tones quite a bit so we preferred turning this off. You will have to select Bokeh in the lens setting as the phone does not add this effect by default. However it does let you select the level of blur before taking a shot. We found edge detection to be good in daylight.
Vivo has also enabled beautification by default for selfies on the V19. It can suggest different poses. In favourable light, the Vivo V19 is capable of delivering some very good selfies that are sharp and detailed even after zooming in. The wide-angle front camera did not deliver the same kind of detail as the primary sensor. There was a noticeable drop in photo quality, and shots did not appear crisp. We also noticed a slight colour temperature shift in a few photos. There are wide-angle corrections in place which prevent warping. A feature called Aura Light turns the entire screen white with an oval cutout for your face. Vivo told Gadgets 360 that it helps you get a preview of a shot before taking it, and also helps improve selfies in low-light conditions.In low light, there is a drop in the overall image quality. The Vivo V19 keeps noise under control but the output is slightly grainy. With Night mode enabled, the Vivo V19 takes multiple exposures and stitches them together. It is a little slow and forces you to hold the camera still. These photos were brighter and objects in the shadows were more recognisable.
Video recording tops out at 4K for the primary rear camera and 1080p for the main selfie shooter. Footage shot at 1080p was stabilised but not 4K video. There is an ultra-stable mode as well that uses the primary camera and crops the frame to stabilise footage, even in low light. It’s even available with the front camera, but doesn’t work as well. Low-light video had decent quality but a shimmer effect was visible.Last Updated On: June 14, 2020 2:18 am
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