Vivo Z5i launch date, specs, price, review

Vivo Z5i launch date, specs, price, review

Vivo Z5i is a new entrant in the Z series from the Chinese manufacturer. The smart device shares similar looks with the Vivo Z5 but shares a list of specs with the Vivo U3, especially because of its octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC and the 6.53-inch full-HD+ display. However, it is different in the sense that it comes with 8GB of RAM whereas the U3 has both 4GB and 6GB variants.

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With the device being fairly new, the unconfirmed price set for the Chinese market was 1,998 Yuan, which translates to $286. The Vivo Z5i launch date was in November 2019. The phone is currently available for purchase via the Vivo online store for 1, 798 Yuan.


Most people will want to know what makes a device stand out before investing considerable amounts of money in it. As a result, it helps to factor in the pros and cons before buying a phone. Here are a few highlights about this phone you may want to look into.

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The good

  • Has a great display
  • Great memory
  • Large battery capacity
  • Fast charging capability

The bad

  • Lacks water/dust-proof technology
  • No wireless charging

Vivo Z5i specs

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All phone buyers definitely have a few things they look for in a device. A phone's specifications are crucial, especially if you are looking for something specific. Here are some of the general specs the device promises.

  • Weight: 193 g
  • Dimensions: 162.2 x 76.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Colours: Glazed Black, Jade Blue
  • SIM type: Nano SIM
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 612
  • Display size: 6.53 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 px
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • ROM: 128 GB
  • External storage: Yes, microSD up to 256 GB
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Rear camera: 16MP + 8MP + 2 MP, with autofocus, optical image stabilization
  • Flash: Yes, LED

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Here are the hardware specs for the Vivo Z5i.


You will love the cute design if you are into looks. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera, an additional 8-megapixel 120° wide sensor, as well as a 2-megapixel macro camera. Adding to the list is a 16-megapixel camera located at the front.

It also comes with a fingerprint scanner mounted at its back along with face unlock for biometrics.


The phone has a beautiful display. It comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD screen. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density) with a screen to body ratio of 84.4%

Processor, storage & performance

The device has enough internal and external storage. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM. It also has an expandable storage option of up to 256GB through a microSD.

The device runs on a Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 chipset with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 612 GPU.

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Vivo Z5i battery

The phone comes with a battery size of 5000mAh. This is enough to support the basic functions of the device. Apart from the massive battery, it also supports 18W Dual-Engine fast charging through the micro-USB.

Speaker & call quality

The phone comes with a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. It also has active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.


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Check out the following software Vivo Z5i features that make the device stand out.

OS & features

The device uses the Android 9.0 Pie OS with a Funtouch 9.2 OS user interface. The device has the following sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Vivo Z5i camera, video, and image quality

You will probably love the fact that it comes packed with several cameras. The rear of the phone includes a triple-camera setup consisting of a 16MP f/1.8 sensor, one 8MP f/2.2 lens as well as one 2MP f/2.4 lens which is great for large shots. In case you love selfies, then you can use the notch-housed 16MP f/2.0 sensor.

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Vivo Z5i review

What do people have to say about the phone?

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Vivo Z5i price

With the price already set at about 286 US dollars, it is clear that the phone can only be accessed by ordering it directly from the Chinese company. Vivo Z5i latest news indicates that despite news of the phone having been launched in China, there are no indications of a global launch just yet.


The Vivo Z5i is a great buy if you are looking for a phone that is not very expensive yet handy and functional. This variant of the Vivo Z series combines some of the best features from the brand, making it stand out.

The Vivo Z5i is a great phone that will offer you real value for cash. Do not be afraid to purchase it if you want something cute and easy to use.


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