“Vivo Z5i is a rebranded version of the Vivo U3 that was launched earlier, but comes with more RAM and storage.”

Vivo Z5i has launched in China with specifications that include a triple rear camera setup and a large 5,000mAh battery, among other things. The phone adds to the existing Z5 series of smartphones from the company, which includes the Z5 and the Z5x. However, there’s not a lot of new features with the Vivo Z5i. It is worth noting that the Vivo Z5i is a rebranded Vivo U3 and Vivo U20, the latter of which was launched in India recently.  

Vivo Z5i price in China

Vivo Z5i price in China is RMB 1,798 (around Rs 18,000) for the 8GB + 128GB storage model. This makes the Z5i more expensive than the Vivo U3, which carried a price tag of RMB 1,199 for the variant with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM.  

Vivo U3
Vivo U3

The Vivo Z5i will be offered two colour choices: Glazed Black and Jade Blue. Shipping of the Z5i in China began on November 28th. 

Vivo Z5i specifications

As mentioned above, the Vivo Z5i is a rebranded Vivo U3, so it gets mostly the same specifications, except for more RAM and storage. It comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD panel that offers 90.3 percent scree-to-body ratio. A waterdrop notch is available on the top, which houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera. 

Internally, Vivo Z5i is equipped with the Snapdragon 675 chipset, which is coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. A microSD card slot is available for storage expansion. Just like the Vivo U3, it comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a primary 16MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. A fingerprint scanner is available at the back and the phone is backed up a large 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. A 3.5mm headphone jack is also available, and the Vivo Z5i runs Android 9.0 Pie based FunTouchOS UI. 

The Vivo Z5i also reminds us of the Vivo U20 (review) that was launched in India a few days ago!