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Vivo V19 Neo: The Neo Standard

The Vivo19 Neo comes with a ration of improvements and features.The device is design for a camera-centric user. It is available in blue and white colors, priced at P17,999 .

Vivo has launched its latest mid-ranger smartphone under v19 series. The Vivo V19 Neo comes with a lot of improvements and features.

The device is designed for a camera-centric user. It is available in blue and white colors, priced at Php 17,999.

UNBOXING

The Vivo V19 Neo comes in a Vivo black box packaging. There is a large V10 Neo label in front.  Inside the box are the following:

  • Vivo V19 Neo
  • Silicone case
  • Power brick
  • USB-C cable
  • Earphones
  • SIM-eject tool
  • User guide
  • Warranty card

DESIGN AND BUILT

The V19 Neo has a 3D curved back design with a reflective glossy back glass that has an L-Shaped quad camera design and Vivo branding at the lower left part. In front is the 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen display with tiny punch hole design in the upper right where the 32-megapixel camera is located. It features an in-display fingerprint scanner that can unlock the phone quickly. On the right side, there is a power button and volume control.

On the left, there is a SIM slot. At the bottom there is a type-C port, align with 3.5mm audio jack, mic, and speaker grill.

SCREEN / DISPLAY

The Vivo V19 Neo built with Super AMOLED 6.44 inch FHD+ display with a 2,400 x 1,080 resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio that looks amazing, color reproduction is vibrant and clear while black levels are deep.

The brightness of the screen is good and it’s not hard to use outdoors in direct sunlight. It only has a 60Hz refresh rate but since it has an AMOLED panel and still looks amazing.

CAMERA

The Vivo V19 Neo equips with a quad-camera setup composed of 48mp as primary, 8mp for ultra wide, 2mp for depth sensor and 2mp for macro at the back and tiny single 28mp camera in the front.

The main camera features a super wide-angle 120-degree camera, super macro, super night mode, and ultra-stable video. Camera output taken with the main camera looks great with a good amount of details. But its main strength is in low-light night mode shot. Pictures taken in low-light scenario looks amazing, there are plenty of details and accurate colors. Night mode on the selfie shooter helps you take more flattering selfies in low light. Not like using auto mode with the flash turned on. Zooming into pictures will lose a lot of the color accuracy and detail.

In bright day, You get good color accuracy, vibrancy, and details. Its artificial intelligence engine allows it to identify what you’re trying to photograph easily. It can even identify pets like cats, in our case.

By default, it uses the 12-megapixel sensor. But you can set and take to 48-megapixel. As this is will be useful when cropping photos with more detail. In Pro mode, you get the option to save 48-megapixel RAW and JPEG formats.

The depth camera helps you take better portrait photos, but slightly struggling on the line of hair at times.

The Wide-Angle shot helps you get more out of a photo which can produce with some distortion on the picture and it takes a bit of its sharpness away. You still get a fair amount of detail, especially if it’s bright.

With a macro sensor, you can get the best photos when taking 4cm away from your subject. But do keep in mind that it’s best used in brighter areas because some photos come out darker.

You can shoot up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second (fps) but shaky result may occur. So you can get and go for 30fps or 60fps in 1080p and 720p videos with a bit of steadier. In good lighting, you get accurate colors and crisp details.

HARDWARE AND PERFORMANCE

The Vivo V19 Neo equips with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 paired with Adreno 616 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD and packs a 4,500mAh battery.

The Snapdragon 675 SoC is a bit year old processor but it does the job well. The V19 Neo runs smoothly, the UI is snappy and responsive.

Playing games like the popular Call of Duty Mobile is great, it can easily handle the high graphics settings without the experience of lag or shutter, touch controls are responsive too. The one time it crashed during our testing was when we changed the visual quality on Asphalt 9. Otherwise, it works as expected.

The benchmark result shows that the device is a middle range contender and got around 232,365 points in Antutu benchmark app. It gets the job done, whether you need it for a bit of work, watching videos, playing games, or listening to music.

The phone supports Widevine L1 which mean it can run full hd playback for some of the streaming videos apps like Netflix.

The audio quality of the speaker coming from the device is pretty decent but lacking in volume. It just not that loud.

The in-display fingerprint sensor worked well on the Vivo V19 Neo. Even with slightly damp hands, it responds quickly. You can use Face Unlock to supplement the fingerprint sensor.

SOFTWARE

It runs on Android 10, with Vivo’s own FunTouch OS 10 that offers a lot of features and customization, such as DocVault—an easy, quick, and smart way of managing documents on the go. The dark mode can reduce battery consumption.

Funtouch OS gives you more power on privacy, the new app permissions that give you more control over the amount of information you share with apps. For example, apps now need explicit permission to track your location in the background. With features like runtime permissions, you can only allow access to location when an app is running, limiting the amount of information that a particular app can gather in the background.

With Funtouch OS, you’ll see a floating settings UI pane that can be automatically triggered by apps. For example, if Chrome detects that the Wi-Fi network doesn’t have connectivity, it’ll show a settings window with options for Wi-Fi, mobile data, and airplane mode. The feature is designed to make it easier to change settings without leaving an app.

BATTERY

The Vivo V19 Neo carries 4,500mah battery. We were able to get around 3-4 hours screen time in normal mode changing between watching videos, listening to music and podcasts, checking email, and playing games. A full workday or more is possible with this device.

The  PCMark test reflected this, too, with a result of 15 hours and 32-minute endurance rate. Thankfully, it comes with a USB-C fast-charging capability with an 18-watt Dual Engine fast-charging tech. It’s still capable of reaching up 30% in 30 minutes and fully charges in around two hours.

FULL SPECS

  • Android 10, FunTouch OS 10
  • 44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~408ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • Liquid cooling
  • 8GB RAM / 128GB internal storage
  • Expandable via microSD
  • 48MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP, f/2.4 macro rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • 32MP front camera, Super Night Selfie
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Face unlock
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, BDS, Galileo, GLONASS
  • USB Type-C
  • 4,500mAh battery, 18W fast charging
  • Colors: admiral blue, crystal white
  • 5g

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Vivo V19 Neo is a smartphone that performs as well as you’d expect it would within its segment. The device is expected to be a reliable, midrange device with long-lasting battery and a decent camera.



It looks premium with its glass design. A full HD+ Super AMOLED display. 48MP quadruple rear cameras. Great night selfie camera. However, the pricing seems to compete with other brands which offers more features and newer processor.

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