Vivo Z5 Review: With 48MP Cameras, Super AMOLED Display


Vivo Z1 was hot at the beginning. Everyone should remember that as an online model, vivo Z1 has neither pre-heated hype nor conference, and most people don’t even know it before the phone is on the shelves.

After the vivo Z3 and the vivo Z1 take the same route, and continued the hot trend. From both of us, we can roughly sum up the abnormality of the vivo Z series, but it can be the reason for the explosion: the product quality is super + cost-effective.

The virus that was criticized by the netizens for “highly equipped with low prices” suddenly took the cost-effective route. Not only was the friend unprepared, but the consumers were equally stunned, so everyone started the crazy “buy and buy”.

Nearly ten months after the release of the vivo Z3, on July 31st, the vivo Z series of digital main models were updated again. The new product is called vivo Z5.

Vivo Z5 chose to continue to launch the “real incense” offensive, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, 6.38 inch AMOLED water drop screen, support screen fingerprint recognition, front 32 Megapixel camera, rear 48 Megapixel main camera + 8 Megapixels super wide-angle + The AI ​​three-camera module with a depth of 2 megapixels has a battery capacity of 4500 mAh and supports 22.5 W fast charging and vivo Multi-Turbo technology.

Design & Appearance

Vivo Z5 uses a 6.38 inch 2340×1080 waterdrop screen, the screen is AMOLED material, equipped with a screen fingerprint. The machine measures 159.53 × 75.23 × 8.13mm, the weight is 189.6g, can be called thin and light in the hand. With a 6.39-inch screen, the one-handed operation can also be done.

The vivo Z5 back shell adopts the same color process as the flagship model. The back color gradually changes outwards from the reflective area. The upper reflective center is close to pink, and the downward transition gradually turns purple until the bottom turns blue. The three cameras are 4800W HD, 8 million super wide-angle, and 2 million depth of field.

Vivo Z5’s waterdrop screen is inherited from its own high-end “X” series. The symmetrical and micro-hole design makes the upper frame part well connected, reducing the visual acuity. Vivo Z5’s “chin” part of the recent photos, the width of the perception is not narrow, the good point is that the rounded corners of the inner and outer arcs make the entire chin look very harmonious.

The bottom of the phone Z5 still retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is also the consistent persistence of the vivo Z series. Is there any experience with the 3.5mm headphone jack? I believe everyone has their own experience. The most eye-catching thing is that the charging interface has been replaced with Type-C. Since then, the majority of users can no longer spit on this point. Finally, look at a family portrait of the vivo Z5, including a transparent soft protective case, card pin, data cable, and 22.5W power charging head.


The vivo Z5 is equipped with a rear-mounted 48MP + 8MP + 2 Megapixels AI smart three-shot combination, which is the first time the Z-series adopts the flagship shooting configuration. The 48MP main cameras are the Sony IMX582, which has 48 million ultra-high pixels and 1/2-inch large photosensitive area. It uses a four-in-one pixel technology to output 12 million photos of 1.6 μm large pixels. Advantage.

In other respects, the vivo Z5 continues the camera’s self-timer light effect, rejuvenation camera, AR shoot, AI portrait composition, AI scene recognition and other camera functions. The following is a sample of the vivo Z5 camera.

The author expects that the white balance of the night scene often appears in the thousand yuan machine, the contrast is insufficient, the vivo Z5 will be well avoided. The ultra-wide-angle mode brings a doubling of the frame size at a glance.

Hardware & Performance

Vivo Z5 equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, memory 6GB / 8GB optional, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB storage options, I got the Snapdragon 712, 8GB + 128GB version.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 uses the same 10nm process as the Snapdragon 710, as well as the Kryo 360 and Adreno 616 GPUs. In terms of performance, the main frequency of the Snapdragon 712 mobile platform is 2.3GHz, and the performance is 10% higher than that of the Snapdragon 710.

Master Lu: You can evaluate and compare the five core hardwares of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage and display. It is more suitable for ordinary white users to understand mobile phone related information.

Antutu Introduction: The world’s number one mobile phone/tablet hardware performance evaluation tool can comprehensively examine the performance of all aspects of the device including the user experience, and visualize the ranking. Support multiple mainstream platforms, running points can be compared across platforms.

Master Lu/Antutu/GeekBench

Master Lu: You can evaluate and compare the five core hardwares of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage and display. It is more suitable for ordinary white users to understand mobile phone related information.

Ann Bunny Introduction: The world’s number one mobile phone/tablet hardware performance evaluation tool can comprehensively examine the performance of all aspects of the device including the user experience, and visualize the ranking. Support multiple mainstream platforms, running points can be compared across platforms.

About GeekBench: A cross-platform CPU performance test tool that accurately reflects the single-core and multi-core performance of the device CPU. The test load simulates real-life application design, and the results are more meaningful. It can also measure the performance of GPU graphics.

Comparing the previous evaluation of vivo Z5X (Snapdragon 710), vivo Z5’s Ann Bunny and Lu Masters scored more than 10,000 points, and the rising scores were mainly concentrated in the CPU and GPU parts. From the GeekBench score, the single-core running score is more obvious, and the multi-core score is weak.


About Androbench: AndroBench is a benchmark application that measures the 4K random storage and storage performance of Android devices, including internal or external storage. The continuous reading speed of vivo Z5 is 495.02MB/s and the standard UFS2.1 performance. battery life: 4500mAh large battery heavy use one day charge

Online video playback

Here we use the BiliBili client to play online barrage video, the phone brightness is adjusted to 50%, the volume is adjusted to 30%, and the playback video is 720P.

The test time is from 18:30-19:00, the power is 20%-16%, the total video consumption of 30 minutes of online video playback is 4%, and it can be played for more than 12 hours under the condition of full calculation.

The game life

The test time is 21:13-21:43, the power is 8%-2%, and the 30-minute “Glory of the King” consumes 6% of electricity. Considering that the mobile phone power will be particularly strong in the last 2%, the vivoZ5x half-hour high frame rate game should consume about 7% of the power consumption, and the full-time game lifetime is estimated to be 7 hours.

Charging test

Vivo Z5 comes standard with a 22.5W fast charge. Under the blessing of 22.5W fast charge, the charging speed of vivo Z5 is quite good.

We started the charging of the screen from the state of 0 automatic power-off state, rushed into 42% in 30 minutes, and rushed into 91% in 75 minutes, then entered the turbulent protection charging state, which was completely filled for 103 minutes. Vivo Z5’s own battery capacity has reached 4,500mAh, the combination of a large battery and fast charge, charging treasure can completely get rid of our bondage.


Screen fingerprinting is a traditional advantage of vivo. As early as 2017, vivo showed screen fingerprint recognition technology, but at that time the screen fingerprint was only a patent for the flagship model. With the development of technology, starting from this year, these high-end technologies began to decentralize.

The latest generation of fingerprint recognition scheme adopted by vivo Z5, as shown in the above figure, no matter whether it is bright screen or interest screen state, the mobile phone is second open, and the recognition rate and recognition speed are no different from the traditional capacitive fingerprint.

The unlocking animation in vivo Z5 has been increased to 8 types, and the user enjoys a greater choice of autonomy while improving the immersive visual-tactile experience when unlocking.

This technology integrates the five Turbo technologies of Center Turbo, AI Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo. It integrates network, heat dissipation, AI, games, and the underlying central core resources and optimizes them in multiple dimensions. The result can be greatly improved from all directions. Improve the experience of the phone in the game.

The vivo Game-Turbo is a vivo game acceleration engine jointly developed by vivo and Unreal Engine and game developers. It is a system-level optimization solution for improving the performance of mobile games.

No matter what Turbo, we have to watch the game card is not card, here I selected the “Glory of the King” and “Peace Elite” two games to test the performance of vivo Z5 game, here I open the highest quality of “Glory of the King” High frame rate mode and multi-threaded optimization.

“Glory of the King” performed well, the frame rate was always maintained at 60 frames or more, and the average frame rate fluctuated to 1 frame. The highest frame rate that Peace Elite can currently open is 30 frames. As can be seen from the figure, the frame rate fluctuates during the game, with an average fluctuation of 1.04 frames and a maximum frame rate of 29 frames.

In terms of actual use, the vivo Z5’s gaming experience is at the quasi-flagship level, and the frame rate fluctuations displayed by the software are completely unnoticeable during the game. Even the “Peace Elite” operation and screens with high-performance requirements are full of glory.


In the past, we have always been accustomed to targeting the vivo mobile phone to the female user community and will unconsciously label it with a low-price tag. Of course, the former is not a slot, and it is inseparable from Vivo’s focus on mobile phone photography (self-portrait) and design. The reason for the latter is that we still have to change the “Z” series.

From vivo Z1 to vivo Z3, we have seen that vivo continues to break through the original brand image, and has entered the field of cost performance, and has become a milestone in sales and reputation. Combining the development of innovative technologies in vivo in the high-end field, today, I hear more about the beauty of vivo.

If the Z-series predecessors are still only the attempt of vivo for the cost-effective route, then today’s vivo Z5 is the handy work of vivo after learning this.

Vivo has always been the main strong photo and high value in the Z5 has a better embodiment, 48 million post-AI three-shot is in the imaging ability or in the game is the flagship level, 3200W front camera with Vivo’s own beauty algorithm has a natural appeal to girls who love self-portraits.

In addition, 6.39-inch waterdrop screen, 22.5W dual-engine fast charge, 4500mAh battery, flagship back shell color technology and Micro USB dressing Type-C, which not only reflects the choice of vivo for cost-effective road trials but also promotes vivo Z5 A new generation of thousand yuan cost-effective flagship.

Since there is a choice, there will be compromises. The upgraded range of the Xiaolong 712 relative to the Xiaolong 710 is not as large as that of the Xiaolong 660. It also leads to a huge improvement in our running scores. However, we have also seen in the experience part that there is no problem with eating chickens. Moreover, the processor further than the Snapdragon 712 is applied to the mobile phone of about 2,000 yuan.

In general, the Vivo Z5 is a product that consumers have to consider at the price of 1,000 yuan. For users who want to buy a thousand-yuan price-performance mobile phone with balanced performance, face value and photos, the vivo Z5 should become Your first choice.



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