Vivo S7 review – Best mid range 5G phone of 2020

vivo s7 review

Among Vivo phones, the S series, which is a “small and fresh”, is also highly recognizable, and thanks to the fast-paced release that changes every six months, each S series model has the most fashionable appearance at the time of its release. Since the beginning of S1, especially the camera module design of each S model, most of them are very different from the previous ones.

The Vivo S6 adopted the “Oreo” design similar to the Vivo NEX 3 at that time. In terms of user positioning, the fans of the S series are more young people. They have a thing for aesthetics, and they have comprehensive and diverse functional requirements for mobile phones. Selfie is the biggest desire. At the same time, the rear camera cannot be bad, and the performance needs to reach the mainstream level. Various mobile games run smoothly, but most young people have limited income.

Vivo S7 uses a 6.44-inch OLED screen with a screen resolution of 2400×1080 and a screen ratio of 20:9.

According to official data, the left and right black edges of the Vivo S7 are reduced to 1.72mm (single-sided) based on the 1.87mm of the S6; the upper black edge is reduced from 2.3mm to only 2.08mm; the lower black edge is reduced from 5.28 on the S6 mm is reduced to 3.51mm. As a result, the screen-to-body ratio of the Vivo S7 reached 91.2%. The body thickness of the Vivo S7 is only 7.39mm.

The overall weight of the Vivo S7 is around 170 grams, which makes it stand out among the mainstream mobile phones with 5G that usually have weight more than 200 grams. Vivo S7 is currently the thinnest 5G mobile phone in the mobile phone industry.

The thinness is not only reflected in the entire body, but has even been refined to the SIM card slot. The thickness is only 2.36mm, which is 0.24mm thinner than the traditional 2.6mm. At the same time, the industry’s thinnest sub-board is only 0.46mm thick. More extreme than the traditional 0.5mm.

The Vivo S series has always paid attention to the design, especially the back appearance, and this generation of Vivo S7 has long been out of the dazzling light and shadow in terms of color matching. The moonlight white color scheme is displayed before our eyes. It adopts pearl white light-sensitive coating and is processed by AG frosting process, forming a strong contrast of light and shadow on the body.

The S7 rear camera design draws on the two-color cloud-level rear camera matrix solution of the X50 series. The first step is the high step that carries the main camera, wide-angle and hierarchical black and white lens. The second level is the middle step that carries the flash and silk screen. The theme color is the same as that of the back cover. The R angle of the rectangular camera module is adjusted to be more rounded.

Among the models in the same price range, it is difficult to have one that can finely polish the appearance like the Vivo S7. This is a major feature that distinguishes the Vivo S7 from other mid-range models-comparable to flagship workmanship and appearance.

Vivo S7 uses an ISOCELL Slim GH1 image sensor with a size of 1/2.65 inches. At the same time, it supports the phase detection auto-focus technology PDAF to achieve front-end fast focusing; with f/2.0 large aperture and EIS anti-shake, the hardware specifications are far better than ordinary flagships, not to mention models at the same price.

vivo s7 review

At present, the FF fixed focus distance of most mobile phone cameras is 35cm-40cm, but the focus cannot be performed at a distance less than 35cm, and problems such as slow focusing speed, low focus accuracy and blurry pictures in sports environments will occur. The photo will be blurred due to out of focus.

The PDAF phase detection autofocus technology adopted by the Vivo S7 can achieve a distance of 15cm to infinity, making selfies more flexible, and the makeup details of eyelashes and eyeliner can be presented; whether it is “looking in the mirror” in the selfie preview mode, or Taking pictures with the selfie stick in hand, you can get clearer selfie imaging.

The Vivo S7 front camera not only has autofocus technology, but also supports front eye tracking technology, which can analyze the real-time position of the eye and perform real-time focus tracking. When the user turns on the front video or for taking Selfie, the front camera will track the user’s eyes in real time, no matter how they move, they will not lose focus, and the Selfie will be clear regardless of distance.

Compared with the normal angle of view, a wide-angle can give people a visual experience that has never been seen before. Along with the wide-angle, there will be some distortion. The distortion of a wide-angle lens is normal. Using distortion can create some attractive features. , For example, you can shape beautiful long legs for girls. But if it is used for selfies, it can easily become an embarrassing problem. Especially when many people take selfies of people at the edge of the photo, their faces will look unnatural.

The Vivo S7 processes the human scene separately through the method described above, handles the background distortion through perspective projection, and uses the spherical plane projection to process the face distortion, which basically eliminates the problem of the facial distortion of the marginal characters, thus getting the wide-angle lens. Relatively satisfactory selfie effect.

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In terms of performance, Vivo S7 is equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship chip Snapdragon 765G, which is consistent with Vivo X50 Pro. Daily use and ordinary mobile game loads are not a problem. Considering heat generation, performance, power consumption, 5G and chip size, the Snapdragon 765G equipped with an integrated 5G chip is a suitable choice without sacrificing battery power and controlling the body at about 7.39mm.

In addition, because it is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the surrounding ecological connection of Vivo S7 will be more perfect. Take true wireless headsets as an example. Vivo is currently one of the few mobile phone manufacturers that can support the APTX Adaptive transmission protocol on both the phone side and the TWS headset side. This means that you can enjoy better Bluetooth wireless sound quality and lower game latency at the same time , On a more complete platform, the experience of using peripherals from the mobile phone itself can also be further improved.

With the blessing of Snapdragon 765G, Vivo S7 is sufficient to achieve smooth operation of most mainstream games. Here are two mainstream games for testing, namely “Peace Elite” and “King of Glory”.

“King of Glory” can be regarded as one of the most popular mobile MOBA games on the market. In this test, we use the default image quality, turn on the high frame rate mode and multi-threaded mode, and see how the frame rate changes.

This generation of Vivo S7 resembles a small “X50” to a certain extent. Its highlight is to inherit and strengthen the thin and light appearance of the X50 series, except that the middle frame is replaced with a plastic material. Not only is its workmanship and materials not inferior to some flagships, but it also has a weight of 170 grams, a thickness of 7.39-7.5mm, a glass back cover, and a 4000 mAh battery that is not compromised. It has been sought in terms of appearance, design and practicality. The ultimate balance.

In this evaluation experience, the most surprising thing to the author is that Vivo has inserted a front lens that is almost not inferior to the rear main camera for the S7-a 1/2.65-inch ISOCELL Slim GH1 mobile image sensor, which also supports phase detection. Autofocus technology PDAF, to achieve front-end ultra-fast focusing; with f/2.0 large aperture and EIS anti-shake.

The Snapdragon 765G platform can provide the Vivo S7 with sufficient performance, a reliable camera ISP, and a complete peripheral ecological connection (Vivo is currently one of the few mobile phone manufacturers that can support the APTX Adaptive transmission protocol on both the mobile phone terminal and the TWS headset terminal. ).

Considering heat generation, performance, power consumption, 5G and chip size, the Snapdragon 765G equipped with an integrated 5G chip is suitable for the Vivo S7 without sacrificing battery power and controlling the body at about 7.39mm. A suitable choice.

It is worth mentioning that the addition of fast charging from 18W to 33W makes the daily experience of Vivo S7 more perfect. In general, the Vivo S7 is a 5G mobile phone made for young people. It comes with a young and fashionable appearance, a selfie function that is unmatched in the Vivo family, and a dual-mode 5G, Complete surrounding ecological attributes.

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