Unboxing vivo X5Pro Smartphone in Malaysia [Video]

vivo X5Pro smartphone

vivo X5Pro is the smartphone launched at vivo Grand Launch Malaysia 2015. This is an unbox article to show you what you will get for RM1,599 vivo X5Pro smartphone.

What’s in the box?

It is a white colour hardcover box with minimize design. You see a big “X5Pro” on top of it and “vivo” logo on sides. Opening the box from the top to reveal the carefully wrapped X5Pro smartphone.

Take out the phone and removes its tray, you see a paper box containing SIM removal, quick start guide, warranty card in Malay language, and–surprise!–a frosted case for the phone. The free frost case is a good bonus for X5Pro owners.

The bottom of the packaging box are square shape rounded corners USB power adapter (output: 5V/2A), microUSB cable and vivo XE600i in-ear headphones.

The vivo XE600i in-ear headphones worth about RM96 (RMB158) if you buy it separately. Its specs are better than Mi headphones on paper:

  • Frequency rage: 20Hz-22000Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 16ohm
  • Sensitivity: 110db
  • Cable length: 1.25m

That’s all you get in vivo X5Pro box. Did I mention that all of them are white colour?

First impression

vivo X5Pro smartphone
vivo X5Pro smartphone

vivo X5Pro has a thin flat body with double-sided “2.5D” glass panels and metal frame. The curved edges are smooth and improve grip in your hand. Sadly, the “2.5D” glass looks nothing more than another glass panel for me.

vivo X5Pro smartphone
vivo X5Pro smartphone

The three capacitive buttons at the front are not backlight. The bottom has two grill holes, one for speaker and another one for mic. It looks awkward familiar from this viewing angle (hint: iPhone 6).

vivo X5Pro smartphone
vivo X5Pro smartphone

The volume rocker, power/sleep button and SIM/microSD card slot are on the right side. You will have to sacrifices an SIM slot to install a microSD memory card. The opposite side of the phone is clean.

The 13MP rear camera is located at the top left corner at the back with single LED flash beside it. The camera bump is small, but you will wish it is as flat as the phone’s glass surface. Good to know that the camera is covered by a sapphire glass protecting it from scratches.

vivo X5Pro smartphone
vivo X5Pro smartphone

vivo X5Pro runs Funtouch OS 2.1 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the user interface looks more like iOS than Android. For example, it does not use Android recent apps listing and app drawer. And, you swipe from phone’s bottom to reveal quick settings and recent apps icons.

As a result, it will be a learning curve for both iPhone and Android users.

vivo X5Pro specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core 1.5GHz
  • Storage: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage (support up to 1288GB microSD card using SIM2 slot)
  • Operating system: Funtouch OS 2.1 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP F2.0 front camere, 8MP F2.4 back camera
  • Display: 5.2-inch FullHD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 2G/3G/4G, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, OTG, microUSB
    Sensors: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Dimension: 147.9 x 73.45 x 6.44mm
  • Battery: 2450mAh li-po battery

Overall, the vivo X5Pro unbox experience and first impression are good but not outstanding. LiewCF’s review of vivo X5Pro is coming soon. Please sign up LiewCF Newsletter to read the review in your email inbox!

vivo X5Pro photo gallery

iPhone 5 Tip: How to Take a Photo While Recording Video

iPhone 5 tip: Take photo while recording video
iPhone 5 tip: Take photo while recording video
iPhone 5 tip: Take photo while recording video (Image credit: Alwaraki blog)

Here is a useful iOS 6 tip exclusive for iPhone 5 owner. Do you know that you can take photos while recoding a video on iPhone 5 without interrupting the video?

Snapping photos while recording video is a feature already existing on Android (even with 100 burst shots!). Apple adds the feature in iOS 6 but iPhone 5 is the only device that support it now. Well, better be late than never.

Use your iPhone 5’s Camera app to record a video. While recording, you will see a camera icon on the screen. Tapping on it will snap a photo without interrupting the video.

Nice, isin’t it? Take note that the photo taken in this mode has a smaller size of 1920×1080 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio). Photo taken in Camera mode has larger resolution (3264×2448 pixels) and better quality.

I think the photo taken while recording video can be used as a video thumbnail picture. In case you still can’t find the little camera button… check out the CNET video below:

[via CNET]

<small>(Image credit: <a href=”” title=””>NAME</a> – Flickr.com)</small>

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My Nokia N8 12MP Camera Is Better Than Your Compact Digital Camera (Really?)

Nokia N8 Smartphone

One of the biggest selling point of Nokia N8 smartphone is its 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens camera with Xenon flash for high resolution photos (4000 x 3000 pixels) and HD video recording (720p). The camera sensor size is 1/1.83″, with ND filter, geo-tagging, and face detection.

Is the smartphone’s camera better your compact digital camera? Let’s find out by yourselves!

Here are the sample photos I took using Nokia N8 camera at 12 megapixel resolution and upload to Flickr without editing/touching/modifying/blah-blah.

Nokia N8 camera test
outdoor, afternoon. Clear and nice color.

Read on for other sample photos and HD video test.

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Birthday Giveaway: Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate

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The following giveaway is part of Birthday Giveaway 2010 series. Make sure you follow me on Twitter or subscribe to the site feed to be the first to know when I have a new giveaway!

Update: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winners!

Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate

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  • Directly transfer songs & video to portable players like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc.
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Aren’t you impressed? The retail price is USD$59.99

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