Vivo has launched a rebranded version of its V7+ smartphone in India dubbed as the Vivo Z10. While the Vivo V7+ came with 64GB of storage, the Z10 comes with 32GB. For now, the smartphone is only available in retail outlets across Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu only.
The Vivo Z10 comes with a 24MP front camera with a ‘Moonlight’ selfie flash, Portrait mode and Vivo face beauty algorithm feature. The rear camera is a 16MP shooter along with support for PDAF. The phone features a 5.99-inch FullView HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 84.4 percent screen-to-body-ratio.
Under the hood, it is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU with 4GB of RAM. There is a fingerprint scanner to the back which can also be used to capture photos. Along with a fingerprint scanner, there is also support for face unlock which oppo calls as ‘Face Access.’ The Vivo Z10 still runs on Android 7.1 Nougat sadly and comes with a 3225mAh battery. The internal storage, which is 32GB, can be further expanded up to 256GB through a micro SD card slot. The smartphone will be available in three color options – Black, Blue, and Gold.
The Vivo Z10 is priced at Rs. 14,990 and is only being sold in the offline markets in the above-mentioned regions. The smartphone is aimed at consumers who wish to purchase a smartphone only through offline retailers and hence, the price seems to be slightly on the higher side due to seller-margins. However, if your major priority is selfies over anything else, the Vivo Z10 might satisfy your needs pretty well.
At this price, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro seems to be a better option in all aspects with a superior chipset as well as better cameras and a much larger battery. With Xiaomi’s offline presence growing rapidly, it would be a challenge for brands like Oppo and Vivo to stay alive in the market and if they have to, they might just have to tinker around with their pricing a little more sensibly.