Introduction & selling price
Vsmart Live 4 is the latest affordable product line of VinSmart to succeed the first generation Live launched last year. Owning Vsmart Live 4 “leapfrogged” its name from 1 to 4 is because VinSmart wants to have the same name among 4th generation product lines (for example, Star 4, Live 4, the future may is Joy 4, Active 4…).
Vsmart Live 4 marks an important milestone for VinSmart, as this is the first product to be 100% autonomous of the company from hardware design, operating system and production. Perhaps thanks to more autonomy in stages, plus the desire to encourage Vietnamese to use “Make in Vietnam” products, Vsmart Live 4 has a cheaper price than its predecessor, as follows:
– Vsmart Live 4 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM: 4,090,000 VND.
– Vsmart Live 4 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM: 4,490,000 VND.
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
– RAM: 4 / 6GB
– Internal memory: 64GB (memory card not supported)
Screen: 6.5 inch, Full HD +, LTPS LCD
Main camera: 48MP (main camera) + 8MP (ultra wide angle camera) + 5MP (depth measuring camera) + 2MP (macro camera)
– Secondary camera: 13MP
Battery: 5000mAh with support for Quick Charge 3.0
Advantages of Vsmart Live 4
As a cheap product, it is not surprising that Vsmart Live 4 is made entirely of plastic. However, the use of Live 4 plastic (instead of glossy plastic) not only helps to limit fingerprints and scratches. In addition, it also gives the machine a more advanced look, similar to the matte glass of some high-end products today.
The configuration and performance of Vsmart Live 4 belong to the top of the segment. Snapdragon 675 chip is no longer new, but still superior to other products with Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 460 or MediaTek Helio G80.
Live 4 is equipped with UFS standard internal memory, giving sequential read speed significantly better than most other smartphones in the same segment, which often use eMMC standard (~ 300MB / s).
The 5000mAh battery capacity of Vsmart Live 4 gives excellent usage time. When used continuously with light tasks (watching videos, surfing social media, surfing the web), Live 4 gives up to 9 hours of on-screen time. When not in continuous use, Live 4 can last up to 3 days without charging.
If the first generation of Live has a weak point in the fingerprint sensor in the screen that is difficult to use and less sensitive, the Live 4 has returned to the fingerprint sensor placed on the traditional back, for fast response speed and exactly.
Vsmart Live 4 is warranted for 18 months, longer than most other products on the market (usually only 12 months). Users can feel more secure when using this machine for a long time.
When the warranty is over, users will not have much difficulty in the process of repairing Live 4. Disassembly of this machine is very simple, the components are also designed in the form of modules for users to easily replace. .
Disadvantages of Vsmart Live 4
The quality of the selfie camera of Vsmart Live 4 is quite bad. The details of the image are quite poor and the colors are not flattering, even when the beauty mode is turned on. Subject’s skin is over-whitened and has become pale, lifeless.
Vsmart Live 4 supports 2 SIMs but does not support memory cards. Although the device’s 64GB of internal memory is relatively abundant for most users, when considering that all other Vsmart Live 4 competitors have this slot, this can be considered a drawback that users need. considered.
The Live 4 speakerphone is hard to satisfy users. The treble is too “dazzling”, while the bass lacks the “force” to create an unbalanced sound.
The Live 4’s IPS LCD display is a downgrade from the first-generation Live’s AMOLED display. Not only for poor display quality, the switch to a “punch hole” design can leave a small number of users dissatisfied.
Who is the rival of Vsmart Live 4?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is considered the most competitive product compared to Vsmart Live 4 in the cheap segment. However, when considering the configuration parameters, Redmi Note 8 is somewhat inferior to the Vsmart Live 4 in terms of chip (Snapdragon 665 vs 675), battery capacity (4000mAh vs 5000mAh), internal memory (eMMC vs. UFS). Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 9S overcome some of these disadvantages, but the price is much higher (about 5.5 million VND).
OPPO A53 is quite an interesting device as it is the cheapest smartphone with high frequency (90Hz) screen today. For selfie lovers, OPPO A53 is also a more affordable choice. In addition, the A53 also has a “huge” 5000mAh battery capacity similar to Live 4. However, if you are a person requiring high performance or regularly playing games on smartphones, the A53 is not a good choice due to limitations. comes from Snapdragon 460 chip.
Vsmart Joy 4 is a shortened version of Live 4. Both machines share the same design, screen, battery capacity, Vsmart Joy 4 is cut down on the chip (Snapdragon 665 instead of Snapdragon 675) and camera (16MP instead of 48MP). With a cheaper price of nearly 1 million VND, Joy 4 will be a more reasonable choice for users who do not take the two factors too seriously, or have limited wallet.
Paradoxically, the most competitive competitor Live 4 had to overcome was the first generation Live. Both machines are configured equivalent to Snapdragon 675 chip, 4 / 6GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 48MP main camera. Live 4 has a higher battery capacity (5000mAh vs 4000mAh), a matte back design, extra macro camera and a more sensitive fingerprint sensor. However, Live 1 uses a “flawless” AMOLED screen, giving better display quality than the LCD screen of Live 4. Most importantly, Live 1 has a cheaper price than Live 4 about 500,000 VND. However, users will have difficulty if they want to own a Live 1, because this machine has been “killed” by VinSmart and many agents are out of stock.
Conclusion: The best choice in the segment <4 million VND
When it comes to Vietnamese smartphones, many people think of “patriotism”, and think that a person must have “patriotism” to choose Vietnamese products.
However, with recent Vsmart products such as Live, Active 3, Joy 3 and now Live 4, this is no longer accurate. With what VinSmart brings to Live 4 such as powerful configuration, “huge” battery, “trend-catching” design and guaranteed after-sales, this is easily the most worth buying product in the segment of VND 4 million. VinSmart was also very hard to listen to users, overcoming some problems that existed from the previous version such as poor fingerprint sensor or does not have Widevine L1 certification.
Vsmart Live 4 is a bright candidate in the 4 million dong segment
Of course, Vsmart Live 4 still has weaknesses in selfie cameras or bad external speakers. But with the price of 4 million, when considered as a whole, we think that it is difficult for any other product to surpass Live 4.
– Users who are gamer or passionate about technology, require the smartphone to have the highest configuration in the segment.
– User requires long battery life.
Vsmart Live 4 is NOT suitable for:
– Users require a compact phone.
– Users (female?) Often need selfie.