Vivo V19 Review.

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Vivo V19 Review.
Vivo V19

After multiple delays due to the coronavirus ban, Vivo V19 was eventually released in India last week. The phone replaces the Vivo V17, which was released just a few months ago in December. The V19 is only five months older than its predecessor, but Vivo believes it has provided enough improvements in the new model to justify its existence. In this Vivo V19 review, we examine whether the phone is a worthy replacement and whether its Rs 27,900 price tag is justified.

Given its features, the Vivo V19 appears to be more pricey than one may think. The Snapdragon 712 chipset is the main source of contention here. The Vivo V19, on the other hand, has a great feature sheet that includes a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 3D glass body, 48MP quad cameras, and 33W fast charging capability.

The Vivo V19 has an appealing glass design and a bright and sharp AMOLED display, making it one of the better-looking phones in its class. The all-day battery life and quick 33W charging are also appreciated. When it comes to performance, it's adequate, although we've seen better results from phones with lesser prices.



Sim Type

Dual Sim, GSM+GSM

Dual Sim


Sim Size

Nano+Nano SIM

Device Type


Release Date

May 12, 2020



159.64 x 75.04 x 8.5 mm


186.5 g



Color Super AMOLED screen (16M) Vivo V19 review


Yes, with Multitouch


6.44 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels Vivo V19 review

Aspect Ratio



~409 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 91.1%

Glass Type

Corning Gorilla Glass 6


iView Display, Schott Xensation UP Display Protection Vivo V19 review


Yes, Dual Punch Hole



8 GB


128 GB

Card Slot

Yes, upto 512 GB











Yes, Dual Stand-By


Yes, with wifi-hotspot


Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE


Yes, USB-C v2.0

USB Features

USB on-the-go, USB Charging Vivo V19 review



Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Vivo V19 review

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, In Display

Face Unlock



Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity, E-compass, Gyroscope Sensor Vivo V19 review

3.5mm Headphone Jack



Rear Camera

48 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro)
2 MP f/2.4 (Bokeh) with autofocus Vivo V19 review


Super Night Mode, Ultra Stable Video, Art Portrait Video, Super Macro, Bokeh Portrait Vivo V19 review

Video Recording

4K, 1080p, 720p


Yes, LED

Front Camera

32 MP f/2.08 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/2.28 (Ultra Wide) Vivo V19 review

Front Video Recording

1080p @ 30fps FHD



Android v10.0, upgradable to v11 Vivo V19 review


Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Vivo V19 review


2.3 GHz, Octa Core Processor

Core Details

2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360 Vivo V19 review


Adreno 616




Yes, supports HTML5




FM Radio


Document Reader




Non-Removable Battery


4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Fast Charging

33W Fast Charging


Vivo V19 Review: Design and display 

The Vivo V19 is an attractive smartphone without a doubt. The 3D curved glass rear panel provides excellent ergonomics. Despite its large 6.44-inch display, the phone is surprisingly small. The business has managed to maintain it to a manageable size thanks to the tiny bezels around the screen. Furthermore, with a weight of only 186.5 grammes, it is fairly light. The right-hand power and volume controls provide a pleasant tactile feel. Overall, it's a phone that can be operated with one hand.

The Vivo V19 is available in two colours: Mystic Silver and Piano Black. We received the black unit, which is more of a deep blue colour than true black. Gorilla Glass 6 protects the front and back, which is fantastic. We didn't see many smudges or scratches on the panel during our study, and the phone held up nicely to regular use, but that's not surprising when you're in quarantine.

You get an in-display fingerprint sensor that scans and unlocks the phone quickly. On the bottom of the phone is a 3.5mm headphone port, as well as a pair of wired earbuds, which is a great touch. On the bottom, there's a Type-C connection as well as a single speaker. Two nano SIM cards and a microSD card are supported by the V19's triple card slot.

When it comes to the display, you'll get a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen constructed of E3 OLED. The display supports the HDR 10 standard, as well as the DCI-P3 colour gamut and a peak brightness of 800 nits. It also supports Widevine L1, which allows you to stream material in full HD resolution from Netflix and Prime Video. The screen's colours are bright by default, but you can dim them under Settings. The text is clear, and the viewing angles are excellent.

On Prime Video, we watched a couple episodes of ‘Upload' at 1080p and found the quality to be excellent, with clean visuals and rich colours. When watching video, the dual punch-hole cutout on the top right corner is easy to overlook, but it's worth noting if you're playing games in landscape mode. The screen is also bright enough that you won't have any trouble reading it outside in direct sunlight.

Vivo V19 Review: Cameras 

The Vivo V19 has a total of six cameras, including four on the back and two on the front. The business is definitely attempting to highlight the phone's photography capabilities by providing a number of photo capture options. A 48MP f/1.79 main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor make up the quad camera configuration. A 32MP main camera and an 8MP wide-angle lens make up the dual selfie camera arrangement.

The camera app is straightforward to operate, and swiping through the various modes was a breeze. Switching between standard, macro, and wide-angle settings is easy thanks to a button adjacent to the shutter button. Night, portrait, Live Photo, pro, Jovi Vision, and the option to shoot in full 48MP are all available in the camera app.

The main camera can let in a lot of light, resulting in bright and clear photos. When your screen is set to vivid mode, colours appear brighter and more saturated. A typical landscape photograph will have a decent mix of highlights and shadows. In difficult lighting situations, the dynamic range is adequate, although we found the Samsung Galaxy A71 to take better HDR shots. We also appreciated the contrast and colour reproduction of the Samsung Galaxy A71's daylight shots. You can also shoot at full 48MP, but this does not enable HDR and the photographs are generally duller than the 12MP binned ones.

With lots of light, wide-angle photographs looked good as well, but they lacked detail as expected. The macro camera is in the same boat. We were able to get some nice close-up images that look great if you don't zoom in too much. Both of these cameras are best utilised in bright light because they don't give much in the way of detail and deteriorate inside, becoming unusable in low light.

In daytime, the 32MP front camera takes clear, detailed selfies. These photographs may be zoomed in and still reveal a lot of detail. Color reproduction is excellent, and you can turn off beauty mode for more realistic selfies that show all of your natural pores. Selfies' quality suffers yet again when taken indoors or in low light, with photographs that are noisy and soft. The 8MP wide-angle camera that comes with the phone is useful for large group selfies, but it lacks the crispness of the main camera.

In low-light situations, the Vivo V19's night mode can reduce noise and graininess. This option will allow you to take brighter and clearer images at night, but don't anticipate the results to be significantly better than the standard mode. The bokeh option allows you to control the amount of blur in the backdrop, and it works on both the rear and front cameras. In many situations, bokeh isn't the greatest because there is noticeable blurring of the topic.

Vivo V19 Review: Performance and software

The Snapdragon 712 chipset, which is a 10nm octa-core that was released in early 2019, powers the Vivo V19. This may dissuade some customers who are aware that more powerful chipsets are available in this market, such as the Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi K20 Pro and the Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered Realme X2 Pro. When it comes to benchmark results, the Vivo V19 scored 412 in single-core and 1600 in multi-core, which is higher than the Exynos 9611-powered Samsung Galaxy A51 but lower than the Realme X2 Pro.

However, when it comes to real-world performance, the Snapdragon 712 SoC performs admirably. You won't get lightning-fast speeds here, but the Vivo V19 isn't slow either. The phone handled everyday chores without lags, and switching between several apps to multitask was also seamless, as one would expect from a phone with 8GB of RAM. In reality, we discovered that the Vivo V19 does not readily destroy apps and keeps them in memory, even heavy gaming apps like PUBG. The Snapdragon 712 chipset can also handle high-resolution games like PUBG and Asphalt 9.

The Vivo V19 performs admirably in games. Over the course of a 30-minute session, we were able to play PUBG in Balanced + Ultra visuals, which were mainly fluid and clean. Notably, the phone only became somewhat warm during gameplay, which helped to save battery life. The battery declined by 7-8 percent after a 30-minute workout, which is rather decent.

The Vivo V19 uses Funtouch OS 10 on top of Android 10 in terms of software. The UI is bloated, with pre-installed third-party apps like DailyHunt, Amazon, Flipkart, and others. Although it isn't as bloated as some other custom skins, some pre-loaded programmes and native Vivo apps can send spammy messages, which you can turn off in the Settings menu.

Once you've cleaned up the home screen, Funtouch OS 10 isn't too difficult to get used to. For a neater look, delete certain preinstalled apps, add an app drawer via Settings, and remove apps from the home screen. Smart Launcher, which offers shortcuts to frequently used programmes, may be accessed by swiping right on the screen. Smart Launcher comes pre-loaded with cards for Vivo's custom browser's Hot Games, Hot Apps, and News, but you may modify the cards to Weather, To-Do List, and other options to suit your preferences.

You can bring up quick actions and notifications by swiping down from the top of the screen. On the Vivo V19's AMOLED display, Funtouch OS supports a system-wide dark mode that provides deep blacks. Digital Wellbeing is a component of the programme that helps you keep track of how much time you spend on apps. The V19 received the April security patch during our evaluation, but not the May security patch, so it will be interesting to see how frequently the device receives software upgrades.

Vivo V19 Review: Battery

If you're someone who likes to play a lot of games and check social media throughout the day, the Vivo V19 has a 4,500mAh battery that should last you a full day on a single charge. The phone should last a bit more than a day on days with moderate usage. The phone comes with a 33W fast charger that charges the handset from zero to 100 percent in just 75 minutes.

Vivo V19 Review: Verdict

The Vivo V19 is priced at Rs. 21,490 in India. As of Sep 23, 2021, it is available for the lowest price on Amazon in India.

The Vivo V19 is a good mid-range smartphone with good design, display, and performance. It's a phone that should always provide a pleasant user experience. If you're looking for a long-term smartphone, the Snapdragon 712 processor may not hold up as well as a Snapdragon 855 SoC or a newer mid-range chipset like the Snapdragon 730G.

Because of its glass design and AMOLED display, the Vivo V19 is an extremely appealing phone. The cameras are adequate, but not the greatest in this price range. The Vivo V19 would have been easy to recommend if the pricing had been a few dollars less. The phone, on the other hand, competes with the Redmi K20 Pro and Realme X2 Pro, both of which offer flagship-level performance in almost every way.