Vivo V5 specs and price in the Philippines

Vivo V5 Lite will be available in PH starting February 25

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AS Revü Philippines has learned, the new Vivo V5 Lite (click for complete specs) is due out in local stores in a couple of days. The V5 Lite, as you may have gathered, is the company’s entry-level offering in the V5 range of selfie-first smartphones.

(Update, February 24, 2017: The Vivo V5 Lite has been repriced even before it goes on sale tomorrow. It’s now more affordable at P9,990 (around $199), thus making it Vivo Philippines’ cheapest selfie phone.)

The hardware itself is identical to the V5, featuring a metal backplate with minimalist antenna lines located on the top and bottom sections of the phone. Inside, the Vivo V5 Lite fits an octa-core processor (likely from MediaTek) coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The screen measures 5.5 inches, while the resolution should be adequate at 720p.

A 13-megapixel camera is housed on the back. And true to the V5 DNA, the Lite version packs a better front-facer — in this case a 16-megapixel camera with a bigger aperture of f/2.0 for better low-light shots and slightly shallower depth of field.

True to the V5 DNA, the Vivo V5 Lite model packs a better front-facer — in this case a 16-megapixel camera with a bigger aperture of f/2.0 for better low-light shots and slightly shallower depth of field.

The Vivo V5 Lite will be available starting February 25th for P10,990 (almost $220), which is a little less than what you’ll pay for the P12,990 ($260) V5, though you may want to save up for the latter instead. For P2,000 more, you’ll get 4GB of RAM and a sharper 20-megapixel front camera. Perhaps more importantly, there’s a fingerprint scanner on the V5, great for security. Not to mention, it’s fast and rarely misses the mark (or should we say print?).

SEE ALSO: Vivo V5 Plus review: Selfie supertar

And since we’re already looking at other options from Vivo, you’d be foolish not to consider the V5’s predecessor, the V3, which saw its price drop to P7,990 ($160) from P11,990 ($240). It’s got a fingerprint sensor and possibly a more capable processor in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616. You’ll be giving up a sweet selfie camera should you opt for it, though.

V5 image via PC-Tablet

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 13 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.