vivo V19 Neo Philippines Price is PHP 17,999, Full Specs, Unboxing Photos, Initial Impressions

It's been a while since vivo Mobile released a new smartphone in the Philippines. If my memory serves me right, the last one was the vivo S1 Pro from way back in November 2019.

So as a vivo fan myself, I was delighted when I learned earlier this month that the international tech brand was finally slated to launch a duo of midrange Android handsets in our country.

vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

vivo V19 Neo, which was officially unveiled alongside the vivo V19 on June 13, 2020 via the company's first ever online-only digital launch, is the more affordable model of the two -- but it's just as handsome and feature-packed.

According to Ms. Charisma Buan, vivo PR team lead, "V19 Neo represents our understanding of today’s consumers' needs and it is an innovation which we are extremely proud of. The five-camera design, together with the Ultra O Screen, provides consumers with a brand-new photo-taking and viewing experience."

She added, "V19 Neo will also help consumers to ignite their night with the advanced night shooting abilities. The creation of V19 Neo once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach and reinforces our position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the Philippines.

vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

Slightly more expensive than vivo S1 Pro, vivo V19 Neo dons an official suggested retail price of PHP 17,999. Let me show you everything you'll get for that amount though this quick unboxing.

The smartphones comes in this dark blue box, which I think looks like the Night Sky, with the silhouette of the handset printed on top along with the name of the phone in metallic print.

vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

At the bottom, the company had clearly listed down the four main features of vivo V19 Neo which include the Ultra O Screen, 48MP AI Quad Camera, 32MP Front Camera, and Super Night Mode. I will talk about each of these a bit later.

Lifting the cover, we are greeted by these beautiful concentric design patterns printed on the paper sleeve containing the documentation and other items. This is a lot similar to the design I saw on vivo NEX 3's box and as such, I believe it has something to do with this model's imaging capabilities. Not sure, though.

Now, let's go through all the contents of the box, one by one.

The is the USB Type C to USB connector cable which you will need for charging the phone and for transferring photos and videos you've shot with it to a laptop or desktop computer.

This is the metal pen for ejecting the SIM card tray.

The user guide is just a small pamphlet so I suggest you give it a quick glance before using the vivo V19 Neo. It also gives you a list of the phone's technical specifications so you know exactly what the device has to offer.

I like that the warranty certificate or card also shows all the product faults that are covered by replacement or repair.

vivo had generously included a free soft gel case in the package so you won't have to purchase one separately. The handset has a high-gloss design and a protruding camera module, which can be a scratch magnet, so I think the user will really need to install this.

Finally, here's the vivo V19 Neo unit itself, wrapped in this plastic cover to protect it during shipment.

Lifting the phone off its cradle, we see the other items inside.

This is the travel charger that supports the phone's 18W Fast Charging feature.

Finally, this is the vivo branded pair of earphones with in-ear silicone buds that minimize ambient noise when listening to music.

Check out how the headset looks up close.

You will get two extra pairs of ear buds in small and large. The medium pair is already pre-installed on the earphones.

To wrap up the unboxing, the complete vivo V19 Neo retail package includes the unit itself, the user guide, the warranty certificate, the charging cable, the pair of vivo earphones, extra silicone buds, the travel charger, metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, and the soft gel case.

Vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

Now, let me give you a closer look at the phone's design and a quick rundown of its technical specifications.

Vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

On its face, vivo V19 Neo flaunts a 6.44-inch FHD+ 2400 × 1080 pixels Super AMOLED, which the company calls "Ultra O Screen" because of the small punch hole in the upper right corner containing the front cam.

According to vivo PR brand executive, Mr. Joseph Cernitchez, "The Ultra O Screen of [...] V19 Neo filters almost 50% of blue light to reduce digital eye strain while a low-brightness anti-flicker technology provides added eye protection especially when using the handsets in the dark, or when playing online games and looking at the screen for extended periods."

Personally, I find this display a joy to view images and videos on because of brilliant colors, the sharp details, and the ultra-thin bezels on all sides, including the chin.

Vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

At the rear, we see the phone's ultra-sleek, high-gloss backplate with rounded corners and edges that gently taper to the sides. Rectangular-shaped module housing the imaging set-up, located in the upper-left part, is in proportion with vivo V19 Neo's footprint.

What I have here is the Admiral Blue version and since Blue is my favorite colors, I think that my unit looks downright attractive and gorgeous.

On the right side, vivo had placed both the power button and the volume rocker for easy access using the thumb or pointer finger depending on whether you are left-handed or right-handed. The power button is very close to the middle of the panel for more convenient access using the thumb if you're right-handed.

On the left side, in the upper portion, you will see the SIM card that you can eject using the provided pin that I showed above.

There's only a stereo microphone pinhole on the top panel.

Finally, the bottom part has the 3.5mm audio jack, another stereo mic pinhole, the USB Type C port, and a row of holes for the loudspeaker.

Vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

vivo V19 Neo's rear camera module is made up of the following shooters:

1. 48 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 1/2.25", 0.8µm, PDAF

This is the best of the four for daily point-and-shoot photography in various lighting conditions, even when ambient light is a bit low. Use this for snapping photos of your food, your friends, and even your daily activities. With its wide f/1.8 Aperture and large 1/2.25" sensor, it also delivers fairly clear and crisp photos even when used at night, provided there's ample artificial light to illuminate your subject.

2. 8 MegaPixels, f/2.3, 13mm Ultra-Wide Lens, 1/4.0", 1.12µm

The ultra-wide lens of this snapper makes it ideal for taking photos of buildings and landscapes. Use it too when taking group photos on travels with your friends and family after the pandemic.

3. 2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro, 1/5.0", 1.75µm

Take close-up photos of flowers, insects, and even jewelry using this camera.

4. 2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, Depth Sensor

Add beautiful background blur to your portrait shots or food photos using this one.

For vloggers and Youtube content creators, the 48MP shooter can also record 4K videos at 30 frames per second or FullHD 1080p videos at up to 60fps. The ultra-wide-angle camera can only record FullHD clips at 60fps.

Inside the punch-hole on the screen, you will see vivo V19 Neo's 32 MegaPixel f/2.45 front-facing camera which is one of the highest-resolution selfie snappers on any smartphone currently.

This ultra-high-res front cam delivers clear and crisp self-portraits and groufies even at night or in situations where ambient light is dim. This is one of the key benefits of vivo V19 Neo's Super Night Mode feature.

Under the hood, vivo V19 Neo runs its Funtouch OS customized Android 10 operating system with a high-efficiency 11nm 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 675 AIE Processor incorporating an Adreno 612 GPU.

This midrange chipset from Qualcomm has been proven to be not just great in minimizing energy consumption but also good in delivering a smooth gaming experience when running popular titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang while enabling important smartphone AI features.

vivo V19 Neo, Vivo V19 Neo Philippines

This capable processor is complemented by 8GB of RAM for buttery smooth multitasking experience - like jumping from one open application to another without stuttering - and a sizable 128GB of internal storage that can easily be augmented using the dedicated microSD card, as shown below.

vivo V19 Neo comes with a slew of reliable security features including the using pattern or code unlock, Facial Recognition through the front-facing camera, and the In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, an innovative smartphone feature that was introduced by vivo through the popular Vivo X21 that was released in the Philippines in June 2018.

The handset is powered by a large 4,500 mAh Li-Po battery that ensures more than a whole day of uptime from 100% charge. If you hate randomly charging your handset throughout the day just to be sure it won't run out of juice come night time, you will certainly appreciate this high capacity pack.

This battery also support's 18W Fast Charging which means that you can spend less time plugging it to an electrical outlet and more time using it to celebrate your passions, even at night.

vivo V19 Neo

Interested? vivo V19 Neo will be available for pre-order in the Philippines via vivo stores nationwide as well as through the official vivo online stores on Lazada and Shopee from June 13 to 19, 2020. vivo fans who will successfully pre-order a unit will get freebies worth PHP 4,599, which include a pair of Premium Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earbuds and 6-Months Extended Warranty.

vivo V19 Neo Specs
159.01 × 74.17 × 8.54 mm
176 grams
6.44-inch, FHD+ 2400 × 1080 pixels, Super AMOLED, Ultra O Screen
Punch Hole
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Quad Rear Camera Module
48 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 1/2.25", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MegaPixels, f/2.3, 13mm Ultra-Wide Lens, 1/4.0", 1.12µm
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro, 1/5.0", 1.75µm
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, Depth Sensor
Front Facing Camera:
32 MegaPixels, f/2.45
Video Recorder
Back - 4K 30fps, FullHD 1080p 60/30fps
Front - FullHD 1080p 30fps
Funtouch OS 10
Android 10
11nm 2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE Processor
Adreno 612 GPU
Dedicated microSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual nanoSIM, Dual Standby
USB Type C
USB On The Go
18W Charging
Non-Removable 4,500 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Polycarbonate Shell
Admiral Blue, Crystal White

vivo V19 Neo Price in the Philippines
Official Suggested Retail Price - PHP 17,999
Official Launch Date - June 13, 2020
Pre-Order Period - June 13 to 19, 2020

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