Vivo V3 Philippines Price, Specs, Features : Now Available Nationwide

Great news for Pinoy consumers who've long been waiting for the local launch of Vivo V3, the more affordable and smaller model of the duo that was formally announced by the Chinese handset company in Mumbai, India last April 5, 2016.

Vivo v3 Philippines

Earlier today, TP Friend Charles Quiachon sent me this photo via Facebook; The image - which he snapped at CyberZone SM North EDSA Annex - pretty much confirms that the stellar Android smartphone is now officially available in our country.

Its release came hot on the heels of the local launch of the bigger Vivo V3 Max phablet, which hit store shelves nationwide just a couple of weeks ago.

Vivo V3 Philippines

Akin to its larger sibling, Vivo V3 flaunts a diamond-cut magnelium alloy unibody shell that looks downright elegant. The curved 2.D glass face even adds an air of sophistication and makes the device even nicer to hold.

Design-wise, this model - I'd say - is definitely one of the best in its price bracket.

Vivo V3 Philippines

As for specs, Vivo V3 is equipped with a 5-inch HD IPS screen that looks vibrant and clear in various viewing angles. At the back, there's a 13 MegaPixel camera with phase detection autofocus, which is complemented by an 8 MegaPixel selfie cam in front. Both shooters benefit from Vivo's Ultra-HD mode, which further enhances the clarity of detail in each shot.

Vivo V3 Philippines

At its heart, this handset runs its FunTouchOS-flavored Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with a 64-Bit Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset incorporating four ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz, four similar CPUs clocked at 1 GHz, and an Adreno 510 GPU. Vivo V3 also has 3GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and comes wih 32GB of internal storage that users can easily augment using the secondary SIM slot that also supports microSD card memory expansion.

Vivo V3 Philippines

Ideal for those who love listening to music on-the-go, Vivo V3 comes replete with an AK 4375 Hi-Fi chipset that lets the user hear more of the basses and trebles in each track -- both when using the included earphones or the loud speaker.

Vivo V3 Philippines

Powered by a non-removable 2,550 mAh Li-Ion battery pack that should provide around a whole day of uptime, the sleek Vivo V3 has Dual SIM, Dual Standby capability and supports ultra-fast LTE Cat4 mobile connectivity. It also sports a Fingerprint Scanner under the camera module for quickly unlocking the device and logging into supported applications.

Vivo v3 Philippines

Vivo Mobile has a special treat for everyone to celebrate the local launch of this model. Vivo V3 has an official SRP of Php 14,100 -- but company has decided to bring its price down to just Php 11,990, perhaps to entice more consumers to check out the device. Sweet, eh?

I've played with this smartphone and I'm personally vouching for its quality. If you ask me, at Php 11,990, I think it should be a great 'value for money' for purchase. For me, the main selling points of Vivo V3 are its design, build, imaging capabilities, and more than decent internal hardware, delivering a smooth and stutter-free mobile experience.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Vivo V3 Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions143.6 x 71 x 7.5 mm
Weight 138 grams
Available Colors Gold
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop with Funtouch OS 2.5
Display 5.0 inches (~67.6% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 64-Bit Octa Core = Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A53 + Quad Core 1 GHz ARM Cortex A53, Adreno 510 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset
Internal Storage 32GB of ROM, expandable via hybrid nanoSIM slot that also works as a microSD card expansion slot supporting up to 128GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, phase detection
Front: 8 MegaPixels
Video Capture Front and Back: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat4
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, BDS, and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerscanner
Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2, 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100, 4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300)
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM, Dual 4G
Battery Non-removable 2,550 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features 3GB RAM, Hi-Fi audio chip
Announcement April 5, 2016
Availability Philippines: June 2016
Price Official: 17,980 Indian Rupees
Official: Php 11,990 (promo)
Price Guesstimate for the Philippines: Php 12,500 to Php 13,000

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