Vivo X3S: One of the Better Mid-Range Options
The Chinese manufacturer in Vivo has taken up the job of bringing in newer pieces of innovation onto the table in terms of handsets. While the big launch with many Smartphones into the mix has already been made, the Vivo X3S is one handset which deserves a special mention. This gadget will be made available the next week along with the X Shot and offers quite a lot in terms of specs and feature. Vivo has been inclined on providing slimmer sets this time over and the launched options aren’t the exceptions. Be it the wonderful layout purported or the elusive Jellybean support, this comes in as one near perfect gadget sans a few glitches related to the operating platform. While the X Shot happens to be the high-end gadget, X3S comes next in the line with the powerful specs sheet available.
Pros: The processor has a lot of substance added along and the clock speed justifies the speeds we are talking about. The screen size is pretty exhaustive whereas the offered resolution sits pretty over the surface. We liked the internal storage limit and the camera allotments pertaining to both the modules.
Cons: Operating platform isn’t at its most updated version whereas the RAM support leaves a lot to be desired for the mid-range phone as well. The battery limit seems to have reached stagnancy and could have been improved.
Here is an ultra-thin gadget with metallic chassis at its focal point. This gadget looks a classy one as for the chamfered edges involves which might come along with hint of high quality polycarbonate, added to provide a balance of sorts. The layout assumes a minimalistic form as for the thickness which is set at 5.95, which makes the X3S on of the slimmer gadgets around. The rear panel looks reasonably chiseled with the glossy metallic rear whereas we might be expecting matte finished versions as well. Most of the physical buttons are to be included whereas this gadget weighs a mere 153g which is pretty feathery for a handset with a big screen.
The 5 inch screen sported by the X3S is worth mentioning as for the expected price range. The layout is all set to be innovative for the given screen layout which is well supported by the HD resolution. The offered 720x1280 pixels come in handy for adding a high-end outlook to this gadget with a substantial pixel density to bank upon. We might be expecting something in the range of 294ppi which is certainly quite acceptable for a mid-range performer. The IPS LCD panel has a lot to offer as well in terms of the viewing angles which are carefully targeted so as to allow the users look at the screen from different angles without compromising on clarity. Over 16M color combinations are to be looked at whereas the gadget involves multi-touch facilities as well.
This gadget offers the archaic version of the android OS in Jellybean 4.2.2. Here is the handset which looks pretty obvious as for this operating platform which might be a touch slow as compared to the latest versions. This is well backed up by the Funtouch OS which involves android as the working base. Be it the security features or the extensive app drawer, the X3S comes in with an obsolete operating platform and needs to be updated pretty soon.
This gadget is powered by the MediaTek SoC which is certainly a great option to rely upon. One fantastic Octa-core processor is added into the mix with the ARM Cortex A7 cores clocking in a sizeable 1700GHz. All the 8 cores in action work out a great balance for the fantastic multitasking performances on the go. The offered GPU looks promising with the quad-core Mali 450MP4, which clocks at an individual speed of 700MHz for assisting in the gaming and graphical performances with seamless ease.
In comes the 16GB limit which is set as the internal storage count for this elusive X3S. This is quite a sizeable option whereas we might still be looking at the expandable storage space as well. The user dedicated memory is however a tad lower than 16GB owing to the space taken up by the OS and even the User Interface embedded within. The RAM support however is a bit disappointing as 1GB pairing up with the Octa-core processor isn’t a great option to bank upon. We expected a bit more but in this regard the X3S clearly disappoints.
The X3S is pretty similar to the other high-end Smartphones in terms of camera allotment as for the 13MP unit at the rear. The offered image resolution is set at 4160x3120 pixels whereas the involvement of the LED flashlight and the autofocus is worth mentioning. We can also count upon the available suites in touch focus, smile detection and much more whereas the video recording support for full HD is also provided at 30fps. The wide angle lens with f/1.8 comes into the mix whereas the front shooter measures a sizeable 5MP in terms of camera resolution.
The X3S comes in with most of the connectivity features in 3G and Dual SIM support whereas the battery looks a bit bleak in this regard. The X3S involves a battery pack which is rated at 2000mAh and provided over 11 hours of 3G talktime besides offering over 30hours of music playback limit.
The X3S from Vivo is approaching its launch date pretty fast and boasts of a great processor and a nifty camera. The RAM allotment and even the battery pack disappoints which effectively justifies the mid-range tag associated with the same.
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