When it comes to mobile phones, Kenya and Africa as a whole have undergone a revolution. The actual growth in smartphones has been far larger than expected by international experts and investors since their introduction. Seizing the opportunity provided by the continually growing infrastructure, hundreds of technology start-ups have sprung up across the continent to plough new trade routes and seek to increase their returns through innovations.

For smartphone cameras, more megapixels never mean the better the photos. How a few smartphones and cameras are promoted currently, you'd think that the more megapixels they have the better the camera, however, megapixels aren't the most ideal approach to judge a smartphone camera. This is where the vivo V19 comes in. Apart from functional features, consumers today are placing increasing value on the design element of a smartphone.

V19 is also equipped with a Dual Punch-Hole Selfie Camera that includes a 32 MP camera and an 8 MP Super Wide-Angle Selfie camera. The 32 MP selfie camera captures details with brilliant clarity, while the 105˚ Wide-Angle lens enables users to record more of what they want to share. V19's front camera allows users to not only capture a photograph but to tell a story - a story of an immersive new experience, a story of basking in a perfect moment or a story of achieving a milestone.

Vivo V19's main features are its camera. The device delivers a rich and fun photography experience. Capitalizing on all aspects of photography, vivo V19 includes a full range of cameras – the powerful AI Quad Camera at the rear, a 48MP main camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP bokeh camera.

V19 is equipped with a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Ultra O Screen, and 3D curve glass with a slim 8.55 mm body, making screen time dynamic, yet enjoyable and displaying colours in their purest and truest form. The screen is made from superior E3 OLED and features the 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is ideal for the ultra gaming mode which provides more fun features including Fast Screen Capture and Screen Recording. This enhances your view concerning what you want to capture. The Ultra Game Mode also comes into play for tasks outside of gaming - it minimises external interference by temporarily blocking out incoming social media notifications, messages and calls, allowing users to enjoy complete peace of mind when working on documents, presentations, or virtual meetings.

The  V19 boasts a super capacity 4,500 mAh battery, the smartphone's users don't have to worry about running out of power. FlashCharge 2.0 allows the smartphone's battery to be charged from 0 per cent to 54 per cent in just 30 minutes. The super capacity battery keeps on-the-go users powered through long days and constant use. With 54 per cent of charge, I was able to use the device for the whole day without the V19 powering off.

Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor with 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM, the device is smooth in the day to day operations and rarely hangs when in use or when multiple applications are opened.

V19 is available in two editions. Those seeking to embrace elegance can opt for the classic Gleam Black edition. More adventurous consumers with limitless imaginations can experience the magic of the constellations with the Sleek Silver edition. The device retails at SH 40,999 and is available in stores countrywide.