Vivo V3 and V3 Max: Up goes the finger!

11th April 2016
Vivo V3 and V3 Max: Up goes the finger!

The Vivo V3 and V3 Max form a perfect partnership with fingerprint power play

By V. Sudhakshina
Fingerprint sensors are currently topping smart phone specs lists, with premium and mid-range phones sporting them proudly. Last week, Vivo also joined this trend by launching two new devices; V3 and V3 Max, both with 360 degree fingerprint sensors.  Here's  our take:
Finger-print sensors are useful in terms of security and device accessibility, but often,  the setup can be a cumbersome experience. We were quite impressed with the 360 degree sensor of the V3 and V3 Max, as it is fast to recognize your fingerprint and also easy to set up. Conveniently located at the back panel, the sensor also allows you to take quick selfies, with just a single tap. 
Design-wise, both the smart phones look similar with a light and slim metallic body in two color variants, gold and rose gold. The only difference is the screen size. While the V3 Max comes with a 5.5-inch, the  V3 sports a 5-inch display.  Both the devices come with a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla glass and full HD display with1280 x720p resolution. 
Vivo,  has always impressed with its camera specifications, and the V3 and V3 Max  are no exception. The 13 megapixels primary and 8 megapixels secondary camera of these phones feature proprietary Phase Detection Auto Focus  technology and LED Flash. The company claims that it has incorporated a dedicated RAM for the camera, which enables faster lens reaction and quicker photos.
The V3 and V3 Max pack in a 3 GB and 4 GB RAM, respectively. Both the phones run on an Octa-core Snapdragon processor with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.5, based on Android 5.1.  The company has introduced the split-screen feature, which would enable you to run two phone functions at a time. Both the devices come with 32 GB internal memory, unfortunately with no expansion slot.
The devices have a good battery life with a 2550 mAh battery for V3 and 3000 mAh battery for V3 Max. Featuring dual charging engines, Vivo claims that both the phones could give 2 hours of music with 5 minutes of charging.
The Vivo V3 and V3 Max are mid-range devices priced at Rs. 17,980 and Rs. 23,980, respectively. Both the phones come with almost similar specs. It’s pretty evident that the higher price for V3 Max is just for the bigger screen size, but either of them can be said to be good value for the asking price.