Vivo Xplay now official, features True HD display and SnapDragon 600 processor

by: Andrew GrushMarch 13, 2013


Amid an endless sea of low-cost Chinese handsets of dubious quality, there are a few hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. One of these gems looks to be the Vivo Xplay, the officially announced flagship from Vivo.

The Vivo Xplay features the same kind of hardware specs as you would expect from bigger players like Samsung, HTC and Sony. That means you get an impressive 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T processor with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. This beast also packs a 13MP main cam, 5MP front cam, a 3200 mAh battery, a 5-inch full HD display and three different HiFi chips for providing an exceptional audio experience.

What really makes these Chinese handsets impressive though is often the pricing compared to the hardware. Even on the high-end, Chinese handset pricing often is enough to make those of us in Europe and North America more than a little jealous.

Right now we don’t know an official price, but it is rumored to target 3599 Yuan, or about $594. If the rumor proves true, $600 is a hell of a good deal considering how solid the hardware is. It is also great to see the handset rocking a Qualcomm processor instead of a lower-powered local brand like MediaTek.

Unfortunately we also don’t know exactly when it is coming to China. When it does surface, it likely won’t be available outside of the country for months after its launch, if ever.

If the Vivo Xplay did ever manage to make its way to a market near you, would you be interested in picking this one up?

  • MasterMuffin

    It’s fumny how chinese OEMs are starting to make phones with 5 mpx front camera. Samsung could really make a big surprise by putting 5 mpx camera in sgs4! :)

    • Anonymousfella

      Actually i would say they are going with the trend. Self-potraits(selfies if you like that term!) are pretty much in vogue these days and hence these manufacturers are just jumping on the bandwagon, hoping to entice these customers with better front facing cameras….
      I wouldnt mind a 5mp front cam in s4! :)

      • MasterMuffin

        I have a great idea: 13mpx front and rear camera in the same phone. Sony’s top of line sensors in both and optical stabilization. Full HD screen, snapdragon, 32Gb of memory with sd card support, few gigabytes of RAM and an 3500 mAh battery. All that in a nice looking package 500$. Lets do it!

        • Anonymousfella

          If we make that and manage to roll it out to the entire world,i tell you we will break the bank with that one! :)

          • MasterMuffin

            You’ll make it, I’ll make the deals. Deal? :DD

          • Anonymousfella

            Haha just help me get technology required for this set up and we will make millions! ;)

          • MasterMuffin

            Y U NO make them in your cellar? I already got a deal with Verizon, Sprint and Orange (not really :D)

          • Anonymousfella

            Yes Sir, onto it! :D

          • MasterMuffin

            We’ll rule the world! :)

  • The article never mentioned screen size .. anybody know?

    • Andrew Grush

      5-inch full HD display. Sorry, didn’t mean to leave out that detail. Fixed now. :)

      • Thank you sir !! Figured it was at least 5″ but didn’t want to assume.

        • Hertz

          actually it’s 5.7 and this device is amazing. This comment is written from it.

        • Hertz

          actually it’s 5.7 and this device is amazing. This comment is written from it.

  • IncCo

    Impressive battery !

  • Mike Reid

    $600 for Chinese ? !!

    Emphatically No.

    • Appogee

      You sir, are the type of people that halt innovation. More companies should follow this trend of thin phones but big batteries. I’m tired of all the wimpy >2500 mAH batteries that barely last a day with heavy usage on HSPA 42+ or LTE.

  • Jie QurLylle

    Having the TI OPA2604 puts this above anything else out there by my tastes!! I wonder if it’s utilized properly? If so I may have finally found my dream device, haha I actually oredered one from