Vivo is giving their fans more options as they announce the Vivo Z3, a new smartphone that comes in two chipset variants.
The Vivo Z3 came from the same molding as with the Vivo V11 and V11i. It has a large 6.3-inch FHD+ screen, with a tiny halo notch on top, and a glass-like back panel that’s also available in trendy gradient colors.
However, Vivo drastically downgraded the selfie camera on the Z3. It only has a 12-megapixel front camera, instead of a 25-megapixel shooter that is found on the V11 series. Thankfully, the 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras remain relatively the same.
But as stated earlier, the main attraction here is the flexibility on the processor used. The Vivo Z3 with product code V1813BA sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.
On the other hand, the Vivo Z3 V1813DA is equipped with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and an option between 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage.
And since this is a more affordable alternative to the V11, the in-display fingerprint scanner is swapped with the standard one that’s placed on the back. It also comes with a decent 3,315mAh battery, which is being charged via its micro USB port.
Vivo Z3 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, FunTouch OS 4.5
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~400ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 670/710 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Adreno 615/616 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
- 12-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras, f/2.0, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- FM Radio
- Dimensions: 155 x 75 x 8.1mm
- Weight: 163.7mm
- 3,315mAh non-removable battery
The Vivo Z3 with Snapdragon 670/4GB/64GB configuration retails for a price of CNY1,598 (~Php12,400). Meanwhile, the base Snapdragon 710 model costs CNY1,898 (~Php14,800) for the 6GB/64GB variant and premium 6GB/128GB model is priced at CNY2,298 (~Php17,900). The device is now available in China through Vivo’s official store.
Unfortunately, since none of Vivo’s Z-series are present in the Philippines, we might never see this device in the country.