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First smartphone device with 6 GB of RAM announced: Meet the new Vivo Xplay 5 Elite with 128 GB of storage and Snapdragon 820

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Mar 03, 2016 )    |    Featured, Mobile


The Chinese company Vivo, isn’t so much familiar within our local mobile market scene but if features are given, the handset has already garnered a number of points in some other countries and have become one of the few devices from China that gets special orders from customers of other regions.

Vivo Xplay 5 Elite

Vivo, a Chinese company that is the first company to announced a smartphone with 6 GB of RAM inside with the new Vivo Xplay 5 Elite. The handset features a seemingly familiar front fascia with its large 5.43-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with dual-curved edges and is covered by Gorilla Glass 4. Can you see the familiar features now? are you familiar with the handset that looks closely similar to this one? well I guess you did, but let us take a look what’s inside to see if it could stand against the competition.


Advantage on its side, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite as we’ve mentioned sport 6 GB of RAM which is there to support its Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset of custom Kryo 4-cores processor and Adreno 530 GPU, now this combo already makes a difference in terms of power and performance. Add a 128 GB of storage for an ultimate piece of machine and you’ll have a device that you’ve dreamed of for a long time. However, with each success stories, there’s a small debacle which plagues every device released in the market, and that’s no other than its missing support for expandable storage.

Despite the shortcoming, It’s already large storage should be more than enough to store your library of multimedia contents throughout the life of the device.

For the mobile photography enthusiasts, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is equipped with a 16 Megapixel of Sony IMX 298 imaging sensor for its main camera and features phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash. The front is supported by its 8 Megapixel Selfie camera which will serve pretty well for all your Selfie and video call needs. It also supportsHi-Fi 3.0 (2*ES9028+OPA1612) for clearer audio.

It supports LTE connectivity on a dual-SIM setup with a wide range of standard connectivity features including dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS and USB 2.0 with OTG support.


For added security and convenience, the Xplay 5 Elite comes with a fingerprint sensor that should come handy when making transactions online and locking your device to keep those prying eyes at bay.

The Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is driven by Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Vivo’s own Funtouch launcher on top and a split-screen multitasking support for the much active users. And finally, the XPlay 5 Elite houses a large 3600 mAh non-removable battery for more talk time and extended operation.

Vivo Xplay 5

Apart from the highly spec’d Xplay 5 Elite, Vivo also announced a toned-down version of the handset with the Xplay 5 minus the “Elite” badge. If you are a bit of a budget conscious then the Xplay 5 should serve you well. The announced handsets shares the same design in which if they are placed side by side, you won’t notice their differences. It comes with the same 5.13-inch display with QHD resolution and is also covered with Gorilla Glass 4, you’ll also find the 8 Megapixel Selfie camera to serve its thing. At the back, you’ll see the same 16 Megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor for the main camera as well as the fingerprint sensor as well.


If the outward appearance does fool one, the underlying specs should tell the difference. For one, the Xplay 5 only comes with 4 GB of RAM compared to the Elite variant’s 6 GB and the Xplay houses a mid-range processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with octa-core processors and Adreno 510 GPU. Contrary to the processor downgrade, the Xplay 5 still comes with a large 128 GB of storage in order to compensate.


With sounds and audio in mind, the Xplay also comes with a different audio chip but still a Hi-Fi chipCS4395+AD45257 and definitely in different configuration. From these differences, everything else is shared by the two handsets including its 3600 mAh embedded battery and its Android 5.1 (Lollipop)based Funtouch OS.

The Vivo Xplay 5 and the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite will be launch in China forCNY 3,698 ($565) and4,288 ($655) respectively. Vivo as one of the rising brand in China has just become more popular from the foreign markets however, despite their popularity, the company have not announced any international release of the devices soon. But we’re hoping to have one in our shores. Like the usual case, if these devices would be coming to our country, somebody will and sell them in the black market and customers will have to pay more for such a device against their suggested retail price or equivalent.