Vivo has been in the Indian market for about 2 years now and, during this short period, it has managed to captivate its audience with a slew of selfie-centric phones. Another phone to join the family is the Vivo V7, which has a tagline promising a 'clearer selfie'.
Launched in November 2017, the Vivo V7 camera boasts of a Portrait mode for selfies, an HDR mode, a Face Beauty mode for video calls, and a host of other camera features.
I've been using this phone for about a week now and, in the process, I've unearthed some really cool camera tips and tricks that would help you to capture stunning photos.
The Live Photo feature in the V7 lets you extend a few moments on either side of the shots, giving you a glimpse of the fun moments when a photo is snapped.
All you need to do is tap on the Live icon in the camera app. These photos are stored in Gallery by default and have a tag of Live Photos at the top. Clicking on the picture will show you a short clip both before and after the shot.
Images taken in Live Photos can be saved and shared as a normal photo or as video files.
3. Voice Control
The volume rockers and the fingerprint sensor easily double up as shutter buttons. But cm'on ... it's 2017 and voice-control integration isn't exactly rocket science anymore.
Thankfully, the Vivo V7 has its fair share of voice control. However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy A5/A7 or the Galaxy J7 Max, this phone doesn't give you a number of options such as Smile, Capture or Shoot.
This nifty setting lets you capture a moment by just uttering the word 'Cheese'.
This nifty setting lets you capture a moment by just uttering the word Cheese. Tap on the Settings cog at the top right corner and choose the third option from the list.
You can also control the V7 camera with a palm gesture.
If I had gotten a dollar for each time I ended up with tilted photos, I'd be a millionaire by now. Jokes aside, nobody would ever want to end up with a poor shot.
This holds true for the pro mode as well, considering the time and effort it takes to get a photo right in this mode.
Fortunately, the pro mode comes with a leveler. So now, all you need to do is tap on the little icon at the upper-left corner and you're all set. A little tilt towards the left or right would send out a warning.