The vivo V19 does look more expensive than one would have expected given its appearance and specifications. The V19 offers a pretty solid spec sheet that includes a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 3D glass body, 48MP quad cameras, and 33W fast charging support.
The vivo V19 we have is the latest mid-range release by vivo that follows their longstanding quality mantra. There’s no denying that the vivo V19 is a pretty smartphone. The device offers great efficiency with the 3D curved glass back panel. The phone is wonderfully compact despite a sizable 6.44-inch display. Thanks to the slim bezels around the screen, the company has managed to keep it down to a handy size. Its weight at just 186.5 grams makes it quite lightweight as well. The power and volume buttons on the right side offer a nice tactile feel. Overall, it’s a phone that you can easily work with using one hand.
The vivo V19 comes in Mystic Silver and Piano black colours. The front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 6, which is great. You get an in-display fingerprinting sensor, which is pretty quick to scan and unlock the phone. The phone comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom and you also get a pair of wired earphones in the box, which is nice to see. There is a Type-C port and a single speaker on the bottom as well. The V19 gets a triple card slot that supports two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card.
Coming to the display, you get a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display made from E3 OLED. The display supports HDR 10 standard, DCI-P3 colour gamut and 800 nits peak brightness. It also supports Widevine L1, which will allow you to stream content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in full HD resolution. The screen offers vibrant colours by default, which you can tone down in Settings. Text appears sharp and viewing angles are great.
It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, which is one tier below flagship the Snapdragon 800 series in most flagship devices. But everything else implemented in the V19 feels like it’s purely designed to make people turn away from pricier flagship devices by including technologies and functionalities usually reserved for the range-topping models.
The V19 brings dual punch-hole front cameras (32MP primary and 8MP super-wide-angle) to satisfy selfie lovers, while also packing an AI quad-camera configuration on the rear (48MP main, 8MP super-wide-angle, 2MP bokeh, 2MP macro). There is no difference from its predecessor, the V17pr, as they are pretty much the same exact lenses.
The device goes for sh 41,000 and is actually a good buy worth your money with the experience that you will have during usage.