vivo V15 : The Sub-Rs25,000 Smartphone That Ticks All The Right Boxes

The Vivo V15 comes with almost same specs and features like the Vivo V15 Pro including the stylish pop-up front camera, yet at Rs 5000 less

The perennial dilemma of a prospective smartphone buyer has always been to figure out the right phone for a given budget, and the problem gets magnified when one is tasked with choosing from multiple options that come with little or no difference.

These days, most smartphones for a given price range, come with standard or essential features, run on the same operating system (mostly Android), offer a bit of ‘extra’ features claiming to ‘be better than others’ and give almost similar user experience. So, how does one figure out which smartphone to go for?

Well, the trick lies in finding that ‘wow’ factor in those smartphones and by checking if the smartphone model adds value to your personality besides giving you the best user experience.

One such example is vivo’s latest smartphone model V15. In a Rs 25,000 budget category, it commands to be the best smartphone in the market that comes with great specifications, software features, large battery, and superior performance. Besides,it compliments your personality, has a ‘wow’ factor and offers value for your money.

The Looks

The vivo V15 is an instant head turner by its looks. The highlight of the phone is its elevating pop-up camera. The phone incorporates a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera that pops up every time the phone is used for taking a selfie. This feature alone makes the phone stand-out in the crowd.

The vivo V15 comes in 6.53-inch screen size with UltraFull™ view display with 1080×2340 pixel resolution. It’s notch-free display offers more viewable area and the device is having a full-screen display in true sense. The phone’s dual-tone gradient finish at the back brings that X factor in the device.

The phone is powered by MediaTek P70 processor and comes with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage capacity. The storage space, however, can be expanded using MicroSD cards. The phone offers separate slots for microSD cards and SIMs. It’s a dual SIM phone.

For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The vivo V15, at 8.5 mm thickness and189.5 grams weight, comes in a very sleek and ergonomic design.



These days a prospective customer’s buying decision is hugely influenced by the camera a smartphone carries. If one goes by that criterion, one may not look beyond the V15.

Like its predecessor, the V15 Pro, the vivo V15 also comes with the company’s signature pop-up camera. The phone incorporates a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera that pops up every time the phone is used for  taking a selfie. The smartphone also features a triple rear camera setup with 12MP Dual Pixel Sensor (24 million photosensitive units) + 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera + 5MP Depth Camera.

The 12MP primary camera on the rear is a 24 million photosensitive unit sensor with f/1.78 aperture. The effective output resolution of this sensor is 12 Megapixel with large pixel size.

The 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera expands the view to 120 degrees, capturing a better view, from a wider perspective. This enables to capture more content around the subject.

The third camera is a 5 MP depth sensor, which is used to capture the scene depth for superior shallow-depth-of-field effects.
Besides the camera hardware, the smartphone offers a plethora of AI-driven camera solutions that one can choose to add an extra bit of glamour to the photos taken.Some of these include AI body shaping, time watermark, face beauty, AI face beauty, AI filters, AI selfie lighting and many more. The front camera offers additional features like panorama, palm capture, voice control, bokeh mode, and portrait bokeh.

OS & Other Features

The smartphone runs on the latest Android Pie 9.0, Google’s latest operating system and one of the smoothest yet. On top of that vivo has built its own UI – Funtouch OS 9. The smartphone houses a 4,000mAh battery and vivo’s Dual-Engine Fast  Charging, ensuring greater usage and quicker charging time to keep you on the go. The phone runs super-fast, does not lag while switching between apps, and multitasks as if a walk in the park.

The vivo V15 also comes with the regular features of current generation smartphones including a fingerprint scanner,  accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor,  e-compass, and gyroscope.

To Sum-up

Since its entry to the Indian market, vivo has been seen as an ever-evolving smartphone brand that brings innovations every time it launches a new phone. It has designed phones that are always better than the previous models.

The V15 clearly proves that. Its predecessor, the vivo V15 Pro, came with premium built quality, superior specifications, innovative camera design and powerful performance. And at a price of Rs 28,990, it became the company’s best-selling smartphone in a very short span of time. Now, the company has brought the V15 to a wider customer base by making it more affordable.

So, if you are looking for a phone in the sub-Rs25,000 range, the vivo V15, at Rs 23,990, is the perfect choice for you from all aspects.

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