Construction, set, quality of assembly
Though as I have mentioned before, Vivo X51 shares its stylization with its slightly older kin, it looks really good. At the front it has a display with narrow bezels, with a hole for selfies camera, while at the back – it looks even more interesting. The colour is a combination of gray with other colours, through navy-blue shades.
The phone has a “dual-layer”, unusual frame of the camera, with a strongly accented main lens. The frame stands above the housing, but the cover added to the set slightly negates this problem. Unfortunately, it will cover up one of the advantages of the stylization, which is the AG Frosting matte finish, which makes the phone not only look good, but it does not get dirty too fast.
Another interesting detail is the flat plate with an ornamented print, integrated into the flattened wall. The bottom of the housing, on which we can find the speaker, the USB-C socket and the tray for cards is similarly flattened. Unfortunately, it only stores two nanoSIM cards, we cannot use a microSD drive.
I have no concerns towards ergonomics. Power and volume buttons are where they should be, and the whole device lies in hands comfortably. Vivo X51, due to its matte back, can be gripped firmly. The device does not slide down from flat surface, but, unfortunately, it wobbles while lying on them.
After putting on the cover – the wobbling is slightly limited, and the grip – even firmer. But the phone loses a bit of its beauty. Vivo X51 is not that heavy, and it is thin – 8.04mm. It is a pity that it is not waterproof. In this segment I expected at least a hydrophobic layer.
A few more words about the set. As you have already noticed, we can find a silicone cover in there. There are of course necessary papers, a needle for opening the tray, a USB cable and a rather large 33W charger. We will find there decent earphones as well – but more about them in a moment.