Vivo Xplay smartphone detailed with 5.7″ 1080p display and built-in amp

May 7, 2013
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Today we're getting additional details about a rather impressive sounding smartphone. This thing truly can compete with - and beat - nearly everything available today in terms of raw specs, design, and features. Vivo isn't a name we hear often, but their new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean 1080p powerhouse smartphone the Vivo Xplay is worthy of our attention.

All the details about this impressive phone were unveiled today, and lets just say I'd really like to own one. Vivo is competing with and beating the folks from Samsung, LG, and more with this thing, sadly it will never come to the U.S. if the past gives us any indication. Read on for all the details about this neat new smartphone.

So why does it sound so impressive. Here's the spec sheet: It comes with a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM (like the GS 4 and HTC One) 32GB of internal storage, micro-SD slot, 13 megapixel rear camera and even a huge 5 megapixel front shooter, as well as a massive 3,400 mAh battery. And that isn't all. You'll enjoy premium sound with an additional Texas Instrument OPA2604 amplifier chip to boost audio across the board as well.

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Interestingly enough they manage all of this into a device only 8mm thin, so slightly thinner than a Galaxy Nexus, or even the Nexus 4. Nice right? FLAC audio playback is supported (and you'll need all the storage you can get for that) it has NFC, and it features some software options called Vivo Free Touch. This allows you to shake or interact with the phone without touching it. Which is nice when your fingers can't stretch across that 5.7-inch screen. For additional details and pictures check out Engadget's coverage.

This stunning and impressive sounding device will be launching soon in parts of Asia, and we'd really like to get our hands on it. It's like a Galaxy Note II, only slightly better in every way possible. What do you guys think?

[via Liliputing]


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  • Captain_Doug

    This would be nice for a tablet. I’m not trying to dog on phablets but I find no use for them as phones. However just keeping this around the house for some movies or games would be awesome. Since it’s from Vivo it’ll probably be pretty cheap too. They make the Blu phones which tend to be more budget oriented.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea the Blu stuff is pretty cheap. The phone sounds awesome, but I still probably would never use a 5.7-inch device daily as a phone.

      • Captain_Doug

        Yeah, not a chance. I could maybe possibly go up to a 5″ if it had almost zero bezel. The DNA feels pretty good in hand but is just a little too big. Maybe a 5″ with on screen keys, Razr M bezel, and less than 8mm thick. I could do that.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        Motorola XFON.. We’ll see it in a week ;)

      • shanthandro

        waiting for it :P

      • Captain_Doug

        Don’t get my hopes up like that.

  • Donny johnson

    Nice but I’ll keep my note 2, the stylist makes me happy and I just got it in February. It seems now every time something new comes in sight it blows the nice 2 out to of the water , I’ve even heard phone dog say the note was starting to look outdated. Android phanboys are sounding much worse then the isheep. All the new technology is nice but I ain’t spending any money for a long time for a new phone. Higher screen res does not make me have to have the new and if more people could realize that phones would last longer on the market and continue to get timely updates instead of one or two updates . By all means let’s congratulate all the new phones but there is no need to have to get rid of a 6 month old phone and call it old news.

    • Steinway

      Why are u commenting as if someone’s forcing u to buy it? O.o

  • Babs Oyed

    The specs sound really awesome

  • Mark Gorzka

    Get this thing state side…I want one

  • D3Seeker

    Having the TI OPA2604 puts this above anything else out there by my tastes!! I wonder if it’s utilized properly? If so I may have finally found my dream device :P