vivo V15 and V15 Pro All You Need to Know Who should buy what?


VIVO launched their mid-range smartphone the vivo V15 and  V15Pro in India, earlier this year. After having experimented with loads of world first technologies in their smartphones in 2018, vivo is all set to consolidate the goodness into one package with these phones. So, here’s all you need to know about the vivo V15 and V15Pro.

vivo V15Pro
vivo has been never shy of experimenting with the design language on their devices. A similar case is seen on the vivo V15Pro with a flat back design, a Triple Rear Camera setup, and a FullView™ Display with a notch-free experience and  incorporates the game-changing 32MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera. The advantage of being one of the first companies to have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for security is clearly seen on this device. Then there is a new texture at the back that reflects brilliantly under various lighting conditions. 

There is also an element of fine detailing in the texture that it offers, making this device look and feel premium. Upfront you get a near bezel-less Ultra FullView™ Display that makes the device look even more premium than its price. Also, vivo has been considerate with the vivo V15Pro, as they do provide a very high-quality transparent TPU cover within the box and also give you a starter pack of a screen guard with the phone. 

vivo has an amazing 32MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera which offers rich colours and optimal saturation that one would expect from a device in this price range. Boasting a maximized screen-to-body ratio of 91.64%, it’s the ground-breaking visual experience you’ve been waiting for. The display also comes with eye comfort mode so that it does not inflict any stress on your eyes if you tend to read a lot on your phone. While watching videos and playing games, this device facilitates the uninterrupted viewing experience which enhances the user’s overall smartphone immersion.

Vivo V15 Pro with 8GB RAM
Vivo V15 Pro with 8GB RAM. (Image: Vivo India)

Artificial Intelligence, was somehow the most talked about thing in a smartphone in 2018. Needless to say, the vivo V15Pro offers all the AI madness that a user requires. This is also one of the first devices to launch in India with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 mobile platform that comes with an AI Engine for OEM’s to utilize the efficient running of machine learning and AI cameras on their device. 

The Snapdragon 675 is an octa-core processor with all the power that you would need in 2019. To back this mobile platform, vivo has also loaded the device with 6GB of RAM and an ample 128GB of storage that can also be further expanded with the help of a micro-SD card for which there is a separate slot within the device. vivo has also introduced an 8GB RAM variant of the vivo V15Pro. The vivo V15Pro is also a dual-SIM smartphone that has a regular dual-SIM tray for your SIM cards. 

Out of the box, the vivo V15Pro comes with Android 9 (Pie) loaded on top with vivo’s own Funtouch OS 9. 

The device also offers a 3.5 mm audio jack for your headphones.  Overall, we were impressed with the performance and stability that the vivo V15Pro offered during our testing for this review. 

Apart from being one of those few devices that believe that three cameras are better than two, the vivo V15Pro’s Triple Rear Camera setup is a drool mine for any user that loves to click loads of photos on their phone. The Triple Rear Camera setup features a 48-megapixel module, an 8-megapixel module, and a 5-megapixel sensor. That’s quite a lot given how 2019 began with many smartphone makers backing the camera prowesses of their devices. vivo is no different, the image quality and sharpness is something that will leave you in awe of this device. Needless to say, it can do some fantastic portrait shots and low-light performance is also superb.

Vivo V15 and V15 Pro comes with Jovi for managing tasks on your phone
Vivo V15 and V15 Pro comes with Jovi for managing tasks on your phone. (Image: Vivo India)

In terms of selfies, it is very well known that vivo offers some of the most dynamic selfie experiences on their devices. vivo has taken it a notch above with the vivo V15Pro since it comes with a 32-megapixel AI camera sensor that elevates. 

Remember the vivo Nex in 2018? A flagship device that came with a pop-up or an elevated camera? 

Yes, that’s what the vivo V15Pro gets. It’s fancy to look at, adds to the drama of clicking a selfie and also the experience is filled with awesomeness as you’ll get some really sharp and crisp selfies with this device, even when you turn off all the beauty modes. The image quality is more than what you’ll need for your social media uploads on Instagram and Facebook. You also get impressive beautification features to make your face look slimmer and skin smoother, or can even add an array of portrait lighting effects while you shoot. Why bother with post-editing? Perfect selfies are just a click away.

Though slim and lightweight, V15Pro packs a punch in the power department, with a large 3,700mAh battery. And with vivo’s exclusive Dual-Engine Fast-Charging, you can now top up to 24% power in just 15 minutes. The battery backup is good enough for a day with power management modes also available on the device to make a charge last slightly longer.

vivo V15
Just like the vivo V15Pro, the vivo V15 comes with flat back design, a Triple Rear Camera setup, and a FullView™ Display upfront that lacks a notch. Also, V15’s newly launched Aqua Blue colour is both chic and elegant, raising the bar in premium smartphone design. While sleek 3D curves ensure it feels great in your hands as well as on the eyes.

In terms of display, the vivo V15Pro sports a bigger 6.53-inch Ultra FullView™ Display that achieves a 90.95% screen-to-body ratio that eliminates all obstructions to create the ultimate viewing experience. At the phone’s back, a refreshing colour gradient adds to the wonder, with the combination of 3D curves and Spectrum Ripple Design making a bold statement, delivering on vivo’s promise to constantly push the limits of smartphone design.

vivo V15's pop-up selfie camera
vivo V15’s pop-up selfie camera. (Image: Vivo India)

V15’s processor is a 2.1GHz Octa-core CPU, with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It lets you enjoy smooth gameplay and run multiple apps simultaneously. Plus, you can trust the latest Android 9.0 and Funtouch OS 9 to optimize energy management and deliver prolonged phone usage. 

One of the major USP’s of the V15 is its front camera. The front camera boasts 32 million pixels to capture your face in the most beautiful and clear manner. Powerful, easy to use features such as AI Face Beauty help slim your face and smoothen your skin, while a range of portrait lighting effects adds an alluringly artistic touch. 

vivo V15 also sports a Triple Rear Camera setup just like the vivo V15Pro. V15’s main camera boasts 24 million photosensitive units. Add in its 1/2.8-inch sensor with an f/1.78 aperture, 1.28um×1.28um pixels, and Dual Pixel Focusing – which result is supremely clear photos. In addition, an 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera and 5MP Depth Camera help you capture every wonderful moment.

Camera capabilities also include an AI Super Wide-Angle Camera. The V15’s 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera expands your view to 120 degrees, so you can include more people in your shots, snap more of the most beautiful scenes, and capture a more stunning world from a wider perspective. 

The device is loaded with smart AI capabilities as well, such as a smart button on the left of the smartphone releases the power of AI.One press activates Google Assistant, while two call the Jovi Image Recognizer into action. It’s easy, intuitive, and fast.

There is also a smart panel that’s  always-on-top to quickly navigate to your most commonly used apps. Specific apps such as WhatsApp can even appear in a picture-in-picture display, helping you reply to friends or family quickly and effortlessly. Plus, a range of shortcut tools are on hand to make your life that much more efficient. 

Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro come with a triple camera setup
Vivo V15 and Vivo V15 Pro come with a triple camera setup. (Image: Vivo India)

The vivo V15 boasts of a bigger battery than the V15Pro. With a 4,000mAh battery and vivo’s Dual-Engine Fast Charging, V15 re-juices quicker than ever. It’s safer too, with nine different safety technologies protecting both your battery and the charging process.

Who Should Buy What?
Both vivo V15 and V15Pro are devices that cater to different needs. People looking for amazing selfies and a bigger display and battery can pick the vivo V15, whereas people who love having powerful smartphones with amazing rear camera capabilities should go for the V15Pro. 


vivo V15 (6GB RAM/64GB ROM): Rs 19,990
vivo V15Pro (6GB RAM/128GB ROM): Rs 26,990
vivo V15Pro (8GB RAM/128GB ROM): Rs 29,990

(This is a partner content with Vivo India)




Original features, micro docus and explainers


Get stories that count, stories that matter everyday in your mailbox