Vivo V7+ is actually powered by Snapdragon 625 and not Snapdragon 450 ?!

Vivo launched the Vivo V7+ in India at a price tag of ₹21,990. It features a 24 MP front facing selfie camera with a  ‘Moonlight Glow’ front flash. It also has a 18:9 aspect ratio following the current trend. Moreover, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC according to many websites.

I have information from my sources that may help us identify the correct processor used in the Vivo V7+ and highlights the possibility of the processor being used is the Snapdragon 625 and not Snapdragon 450. Let’s start.

  • According to the official Vivo website, it only says that the processor used is an Octa-core Snapdragon CPU.



  • So, if we assume that the CPU used is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 then let us take a look at its specifications.

vivo-qualcommThe source of the specification is the company’s official website.

It says that the Megapixel support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC is up to 21MP for single camera and up to 13MP for dual cameras respectively. Vivo V7+ has a 24MP camera. Things don’t add up, right?

  • According to my sources, these are some photos of CPUZ benchmarks of Vivo V7 Plus.



vivo-cpuzThe marked boxes in the images shows different information not matching with what we know.

  1. Board : MSM8953     (which is basically Snapdragon 625)
  2. Screen Size : 5.99 inches     (matches with the specs of V7+)
  3. Screen Res : 720×1440      (matches with the specs of V7+)
  4. All other details are according to the official specifications of the device except the processor used. It shows Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.


  • Let’s take a look at Qualcomm Snapdragon 625’s Specifications.

vivo_qualcommHere, things get a little interesting. The camera specifications as on the Snapdragon 625’s official website shows that the megapixel support is up to 24MP camera. The Vivo V7+ has a 24MP camera. Now all the above things makes sense, doesn’t it?

Now it seems that Vivo V7+ has to be using the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC is a bit superior than Snapdragon 450 in many ways except the Adreno 506 GPU. The naming scheme of processors says it all. But the main point is the camera megapixels. Snapdragon 450 does not support 24MP camera but the Snapdragon 625 does. And according to the benchmarks, it seems that it is powered by Snapdragon 625. So the question is why would the company hide the official name of processor used and instead of using better processor in specs, the specs on websites shows processor ranking below that better one. Why?

Maybe the benchmark app is facing a glitch, maybe the processor used is Snapdragon 450, but then what about the megapixel support question? Is this Vivo’s new marketing strategy? we don’t know. Maybe it is using Snapdragon 450, Maybe not. Maybe it is using Snapdragon 625, maybe not. There are many unanswered questions but from the sources it seems that maybe the device is running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset.

We will reach Vivo for the following issue. Till then, bookmark this article for further updates on what answer we get from the company.

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Dhrumik Sharma

Dhrumik Sharma, is a gadget savvy who loves to review new gadgets and geekiness is his passion | Tech enthusiast | Geek | Smartphone lover.

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