In the recent April 2016 article from Mashable, Oppo and Vivo smartphones have been reported as replacing Xiaomi and Lenovo on the top smartphone makers in the Q1 2016 list in the world.
Thus said, we are very much proud that we were given the opportunity to experience and owned one of Vivo mobile flagship, the V3 Max, which was recently launched in the Philippines together with its small brother, the Vivo V3.
V3 and V3 Max are both packed with the latest innovation which make them one of the fastest smartphone and have that less of a lag when using.
Both smartphones also boast with a metal-clad bodies and with more improvements compared with the latest smartphones released by Vivo.
We got our first dibs of the V3 Max when we won this mobile phone thru a Facebook contest during the program of the launch here in Manila.
The V3 Max handset is already comparable to premium mobile phones under the mid-range price segment. It has the basic and premium functions to boost its presence in the market.
We are satisfied with the V3 Max’s performance and this early, We are recommending this smartphone as one of the best deal in town.
Key Specs and Functions
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Quad Core 1.8GHz
Current Version FunTouch OS
Android v5.1 Lollipop
32GB expandable up to 128GB
USB OTG Support
3000mAh Li-Ion Battery
5.5″ IPS Full HD Display
13MP rear camera, CMOS image sensor
8MP front camera
Capacitive, Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Dual Nano SIM slot
Network Support 4G/3G/2G
Audio Jack 3.5mm
With all these above-mentioned specifications and functions, you will already see how amazing the V3 Max is.
Hands On Review
We took the V3 Max on our trip in Siargao and Bukidnon and took amazing photos and time-lapse videos with this handset.
There was no need to bring in a big camera for our travel because we are totally sold of the camera functions of this mobile phone. We can shoot practically what we can do with our DSLR and we can quickly upload and share the beautiful images on our Instagram and Facebook account.
The battery performance is far better from the other mobile phones that we’ve used in the past. With V3 Max, you can enjoy extended battery life that can last you of up to a full day usage on data and SMS. It slays major mobile brands when it comes to battery life.
We’re not a Fingerprint Sensor fan before but with V3 Max, we discovered that there’s a lot more to this function. When locking phones, we normally put a PIN number lock to protect our device. With V3 Max’s multi-fingerprint sensor, we learned that it’s much cooler to use it and be confident that in case of theft, our V3 Max will be safe from getting unlocked. And that means, our contents are safe from getting hacked or shared without our permission.
User Interface is very much user-friendly and easy to operate. There are few built-in apps stored on the freshly unboxed V3 Max and there’s still big room for your favorite apps for installing on your V3 Max phone.
On the downside, we tried to insert a USB OTG on our V3 Max and it can’t read it. It says it is USB OTG supported. We’ll still find a.way how to make this feature works.
On scale of 1-5, we’re giving the V3 Max a score of 5 for the overall satisfaction it gives for the user of this gadget.
Price and Availability
The Vivo V3 Max is now available in major retailers in Manila, Cebu, and Davao for a suggested price of P16,990.
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