|Launch Date||July 3, 2018 (Official)|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|Custom UI||Funtouch OS|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Gold|
|Screen Size||5.99 inches (15.21 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels|
|Pixel Density||269 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)||84.4 %|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||78.51 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Processor||Octa core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A53|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Resolution||24 MP Front Camera|
|Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Image Resolution||4616 x 3464 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
|Network & Connectivity|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Rear|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
The Vivo Z10 is a good smartphone but it does not offer the best of specifications. We get a FullView display but Full HD+ resolution is missing. The build quality and design is good but the phone does not have the latest bezel-less design and notch display. The overall performance is decent, camera department clicks good images, specially the selfie camera but dual rear cameras are missing. The battery life is decent but we do not get fast charging support. So if you strictly want a Vivo smartphone in this range, you can go for the Vivo Z10. Or else you can check out the Honor 9N, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Moto G6 to check out the competition.
Vivo had launched the Z10 in India back in July 2018. It is a mid-ranged budget smartphone that has similar specifications as last year’s V7+. However, we get a modern FullView display but it does not have a notch. It is a selfie-focused smartphone as we get a massive 24 megapixel camera at the front. The phone looks quite stylish but it lacks dual rear cameras at the back. Let us check out the Vivo Z10 review in order to find out if you should purchase this mobile or not. Also, glance through the specifications of the device below.
The Vivo Z10 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB). The mobile sports a 5.99-inch HD+ display and runs on FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS. In the camera department, there is a 16 megapixel primary rear camera and a 24 megapixel selfie shooter on the front. A fingerprint sensor is located at the back. We get Dual SIM connectivity along with 4G VoLTE support. Other features include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. In the sensor department, we get an accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensor. Under the hood, there is a 3225mAh non-removable battery.
The Vivo Z10 is a semi-modern smartphone. It does not have the latest design as we do not get a complete bezel-less design and display notch. It has a good build quality as the phone is primarily made of metal. The phone feels very good in hand but it is quite big as the display size is 5.99-inch and it has large chin on both top and bottom. So you will have to use both hands to hold the phone firmly. The phone can be used for longer duration without any pain, as it has a slim profile (7.7mm) and weighs 160 grams. The matte finish on the back makes it a bit slippery but you can use a hardcover case to protect the device. Also, the curved edges around the phone provide a solid grip.
Looking at the back first, we get the rear camera on the top left followed by the LED flash. The fingerprint sensor along with the Vivo branding are found in the middle. The back cover is not removable but a 3225mAh battery sits underneath the device. Now coming to the front side, there is a 5.99-inch display along with the selfie camera, LED flash, earpiece and couple of sensors. There are no capacitive buttons below the display as we get on-screen navigation buttons. The volume rockers and power/lock button are on the right while the tray for SIM and microSD cards is on the left. At the bottom, we have the microUSB port in the center, loudspeaker holes on the right, primary microphone and 3.5mm audio jack on the left. Overall, the Vivo Z10 is a solid looking phone with decent hardware.
The Vivo Z10 features a 5.99-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels (HD+). The FullView display looks quite good but it is not a completely bezel-less display and we get thicks chin on both top and bottom. The resolution is also on the lower side as we get Full HD+ displays in this segment. However, the color tone is neutral and hence the colors and general look of the display is good for consuming rich content and play games. It is very easy to view under direct sunlight and hence its sunlight legibility is good. There is a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display and it helps in protecting it from daily wear and tear. However, use a good protective case and do not drop the phone in order to protect the display from cracks or scratches.
The touch response of the Z10 is smooth because of the good display quality, lag-free interface and Gorilla glass protection. Overall, the Vivo Z10 has a good display but we would have liked Full HD+ resolution.
The Vivo Z10 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and comes with 4GB RAM. It is a low-end chipset from the house of Qualcomm bit it can run most of the apps and games without facing any lag or stuttering. There were no frame drops during day-to-day usage as well. The phone can handle intense multitasking as it comes with 4GB RAM onboard and you will have around 2GB of free RAM most of the times. In terms of gaming, you can play most of the 3D games smoothly without any lag but some high-end games will lag on this phone. The Z10 features 32GB of internal storage, out of which you will get around 25GB of free space. Although, if you want more storage, you can get that by adding a microSD card (up to 256GB). There is a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone, which can quickly unlock the phone and it is very accurate as well. It does not get Face Unlock feature.
Now coming to connectivity, we get 4G VoLTE and Dual SIM (nano) support where the second SIM slot also supports 4G LTE unlike other smartphones. There is a dedicated microSD card slot as well. The Z10 comes with a 3225mAh battery (non-removable) under its hood but there is no fast charging support. It will give you up to one day of battery life with moderate usage.
Overall, the Vivo Z10 is a good all-round performer in most of the departments.
In the camera department of the Vivo Z10, we do not get a dual camera setup at the back. Hence, we have to be content with a 16 megapixel sensor. It can click good images in outdoor daylight conditions. The photos have some sharpness and the colors look quite crisp. In low light, the pictures have some amount of noise and grain like most other Android cameras. The focusing mechanism is very quick due to PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) but sometimes it struggles to focus quickly when macro images are shot. The HDR mode is good and you should always use it to get more detail in your pictures. Talking about the selfie camera, we get a massive 24 megapixel shooter on the front and it is capable of clicking great selfies in both daylight and low light.
The camera app of the Z10 has a smart interface and it is very easy to use. There are a lot of modes and filters including a manual mode but we would suggest you to stick with the Auto mode as it does the best job among all of them in most situations. Both the cameras can record Full HD videos and the quality is quite good. Overall, the Vivo Z10 comes with a capable set of cameras but misses out on dual rear cameras.
The machine drilled speaker holes of the Vivo Z10 are located on the right bottom. The quality of the loudspeaker is good and it sounds very loud as well. There is no audio distortion even at the highest volume level. However, sound will get blocked by your palm while playing games or watching videos as the loudspeaker is placed at the bottom. There is a native music app which offers a lot of features and hence you'll not need any third-party app. Although, you can download an app like Saavn to stream online music.
The Vivo Z10 can play or stream both Full HD as well as 4K videos smoothly as it comes with a capable processor and display. The native video app has all the basic features and thus you do not need any third-party app unless you have a favorite video player app. Although, to enjoy both audio and video at the optimal quality, you should plug-in a good pair of earphones as the bundled earphones are average in quality. Overall, the Vivo Z10 gives a good audio and video experience.
Out of the box, the Vivo Z10 runs on FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS. Sadly we do not get the latest version of Android here whereas other latest Vivo phones ship with Oreo OS. Also, do not expect any future OS updates from the house of Vivo. The custom interface looks more or less like iOS as the app icons, settings menu and other features look very similar. Although, the phone has a smooth UI and we did not face any lag day-to-day usage. Now talking about the features of FunTouch OS, it is very customizable and has a lot of features such as gesture controls, home screen customization, themes and more. However, there is no app drawer, similar to iOS and we get a single layer UI. There are some pre-installed apps (bloatware) but you can easily delete them if you do not want to use them. In case you're not fond of FunTouch OS, then we would suggest you to download a third-party theme such as Pixel Launcher for a more stock Android like feel.
Overall, the Vivo Z10 comes with an aged Android version but it is very stable in terms of overall smoothness.