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Vivo V15 vs Vivo V15 Pro: Which one should you choose?

By Finserv MARKETS - Sep 4,2019
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Chinese smartphone brand Vivo dropped V15 within months that the Pro model went on sale to much applause and critical acclaim. But dissatisfaction with some key features yielded hasty verdicts that the stripped down version may be too overpriced.

Vivo V15 Pro has also garnered lukewarm reviews from users and reviewers since its release despite its state-of-the-art and award winning fingerprint scanning technology. However, market observers are slowly observing a rise in Vivo V15 sales of late.

It is perhaps worth examining the myriad reasons behind this renewed interest.

At first glance, the phones seem very similar. However, there are a few differences between Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro.

Vivo V15 Vs Vivo V15 Pro:

Let’s compare Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro and check out the differences between the two:

  1. Helio vs Snapdragon processors

To start off with the clear difference between Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 pro, Vivo V15 runs on MediaTek’s Helio P70 processor, compared to Pro’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. Your regular smartphone will probably have the latter, which becomes a point against Vivo V15’s favour.

The Snapdragon processor is certifiably the best one for daily use and gaming alike, while the Helio is known to retard performance. Snapdragon has a slightly better modem as well.

What’s more; at just Rs 3,009 more, you can get better hardware, a more refined camera, way better build quality, better gaming performance and stock Android (One) software. That’s when choosing V15 over Pro or any smartphone slightly above its range becomes doubly difficult.

Having said that, Helio’s processor is better in the budget segment, especially as a mid-range SoC.

  1. Clean display and design

In the vivo v15 vs vivo v15 pro battle, besides the camera slot in the back, the new model also comes with a fingerprint sensor which is missing in Pro. But it does borrow the in-display fingerprint scanning technology from Pro, adding both options to the mix.

The Vivo V15 has a very clean, almost bezel-less display and design, and that gorgeous-looking Glamour Red or Frozen Blue finish. But the protruding camera setup at the back does make the phone a bit wobbly when placed on a flat surface.

When we compare Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 pro, another peeve with V15 despite its excellent getup: the plastic back is an easy smudge-and-scratch magnet, but a study back cover ought to do the trick.

The three-SIM tray slot is also a nice touch, according to users and reviewers.

  1. Power and storage backup

Like it’s high-end elder sibling, the Vivo V15 also runs on 4,000mAh batteries, which is to say, it has decent battery life and power backup, but still has miles to go before it competes with other smartphones like the latest RedMi, Nokia and Samsung models.

It also comes with a few standard smartphone features in varying specs: a dual nano-SIM slot with VoLTE 4G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Vivo V15 offers slightly better storage space for its price range, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

  1. Vivo V15 Vs Vivo V15 Pro Camera:

If we check out the comparison between Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro camera, you will notice that Vivo 15 comes with a lower-spec triple camera setup at the back mounted on a centrally located black strip. In other words, if you want a Vivo smartphone below Rs 30,000 that has three cameras, this is the optimal phone to get. Simply put, Vivo V15’s camera makes it worth a Rs 23,990-buy.

The model also comes with a 32MP pop-up selfie camera which the company claims elevates and opens in just 0.46 seconds and captures images with unrivalled clarity, which is among the best Vivo 15 features. One reviewer explicitly said, pick the Vivo phone if selfies are your top priority.

Despite these niche features on a presumably lighter and expectedly faster version of Pro, it is the performance and camera that turn out to be Vivo V15’s Achilles’ Heel. With stiff competition on both ends with other smartphones, Vivo set a tall task for itself but fell short of sharp shooting excellence offered by its competitors.

Now that you have seen the comparison between Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 pro, and the difference between Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro is clearer than it was before. You are at a better position to buy your favourite product. The Vivo V15 price also falls in the mid-range category therefore will not be too heavy on your pockets.

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Check out all the latest smartphone models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite one today!

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