Unboxing vivo X5Pro Smartphone in Malaysia [Video]

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!

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5 thoughts on “Unboxing vivo X5Pro Smartphone in Malaysia [Video]”

  1. Can you confirm if your device is running with a Snapdragon 615 processor or a MediaTek 6752? Mine is a direct purchase from the official Tmall online store in China and it is using MediaTek 6752.

  2. hi, i got the chance to check this phone out too at a roadshow yesterday in my hometown, the thing is, the internal storage shows usage go 5gb plus with another 2gb plus remaining, and another column below it specify a different gb in the same portion, but both column add up to almost 16gb, the promoter says that this is part of vivo separating the Rom 8gb + 8gb for both system and apps, can you please somehow verify this? i am quite confused, the built quality is great as per you said but this memory segregation is quite confusing, thanks and keep up your good work!

    • Hi Kayrole, some Android phone manufacturers divides the internal storage space into multiple partitions to protect system files. Some manufacturers also use SD card in the phone as cheaper storage space. Personally, I prefer a unified storage space.

  3. thanks for the feedback, just wan to know does this effect the whole android experience on the device? have you tried one using this method?

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