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Vivo XSHOT Review: Decent Phone With Great Camera!

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Vivo Shot 4G

Vivo, one of the recent entrants into Indian Smartphone space recently launched 2 smartphones in India, namely Vivo Xshot x710 and Vivo x3s. The Vivo Xshot is the higher end sibling of x3s which comes with a Octa-core  Mediatek processor. We received the bigger brother X710 for review.

Priced at MRP of 29990/-,  this phone is pitted to have decent specifications and an excellent camera. We find out.

Look n feel

Xshot Front

The Vivo Xshot is definitely one of the good looking phone around and with 7mm thickness, it is quite slim as well. The rear camera though projects out a little which adds another mm to its sleek white body. This is a full HD phone with TFT IPS display, and a brilliant 424ppi screen.

Xshot Back

We felt the phone is just about the perfect size in hands at 5.2 inches. Its big, but not big enough that you cannot operate in one hand. The review handset sent to us came with a screen guard as well as a transparent back cover.

Hardware , Camera. And Performance

The Vivo XShot comes with a superfast  2.26GHz snapdragon 810 processor and 2 GB DDR3 Ram. It has a 16 GB internal storage and is further expandable up to 128Gb, definitely which many users would like.

The single micro sim slot is oddly coupled with the SD card slot, something that I have seen for the first time.  Although, it is not much of a problem having it this, it is quite odd.

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The Vivo Shot gave an Antutu Benchmark score of healthy 44144 which is better than MI4, but still behind the OnePlus One.

Although the Vivo XShot comes with an older Adreno330 processor, we found video graphics quite satisfactory.

There is a specific reason why we have mentioned camera separately – The camera stands out on this phone without a doubt!

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Selfie freaks will surely love the superb 8mp front camera, which comes with a flash and is better than most smartphones in this price range. The rear 13MP snapper is equally good though could be better in low light conditions without flash. It has a separate button specially for steady shots which some Sony fans will love. The camera app is also one of the best.

Here are couple of pictures we clicked outdoors and indoors with Vivo Xshot.

Close range photo

Vivo Xshot Photos

Landscape

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Indoor in incandescent lighting

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In good lighting conditions, the photos on Vivo Xshot brought out most of the details and color reproduction was near perfect.

The phone doesn’t have a NFC. But supports all the GSM standards along with the 4G. The battery is a let down though. It comes with a 2600mah battery which drains out pretty fast. It barely lasted us a day on a day’s moderate usage.

On the software front, it comes with the Android 4.3 version, but its ‘Funtouch OS’ is decent to use and play with. It is upgradable though. It includes something called a imanager to manage all your settings which is similar to Xiaomi’s security manager.

Verdict

At Rs. 27,000, this phone is slightly on the higher side, especially when options like Mi4 and OnePlus One are available for much less. Also lack of features like Gorilla Glass, NFC, and the latest version of Android makes the price look even more costly.

But if you are looking for great looking phone with an awesome camera this phone is definitely for you. It is fast it is sexy and it is white ;-)

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