Starting with the common hardware, both flavors of the X7 are powered by the same Snapdragon 652 chipset (our favorite Qualcomm 600 series SoC, if there is one), there are 4GB of RAM on board and internal storage is roomy at 64GB. The smaller vivo X7 comes with a 5.2-inch display, while the X7 Plus is the phablet of the pair, with a 5.7-inch diagonal. Both are FullHD Super AMOLEDs.
Back to similarities, the X7 and X7 Plus both come with a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens. The primary shooters are different though, the X7 gets a 13MP f/2.2 unit, while the X7 Plus is treated to a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor. Both have phase detection autofocus and an LED flash.
As part of the chipset bundle you’d be getting 4G connectivity with Cat.7 LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and a GPS receiver. The X7 and X7 Plus are dual-SIM devices, too. A fingerprint reader in the home button comes standard, as does an AK4376 32-bit DAC. Less exciting is the Android version – 5.1 Lollipop is a bit dated already. There’s the obligatory Funtouch OS layer on top, in its 2.5.1 incarnation.
The vivo X7 measures 147.3 x 71.8 x 7.2mm and weighs 151g. The Plus, you guessed it, is larger, but we don’t have the numbers just yet. What we do have is the battery capacities – vivo has kept it simple and the X7 comes with a 3,000mAh power pack, while the X7 Plus relies on a 4,000mAh cell.
The vivo X7 will be available on July 7, and it’ll set you back CNY 2,498 ($375). The X7 Plus will go on sale 8 days later on July 15, and that’s when its price will be announced.