Though it is not the first thing that will strike you about the phone. You will be dazzled with its sleek design, especially that stylish gradient finish on the back with understated lines that become visible only when light plays on them from certain angles. You will also love the large 6.35-inch display and how well it handles colors. And of course, the moment you hold the phone, one of the first things you will notice is just how solid it feels in spite of being surprisingly light for a device that contains a massive 5000mAh (yes!) battery – just 190 grams.

Spend some time with the phone and you will understand what we are talking about. For, thanks to a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor (the successor to the highly acclaimed Snapdragon 660), paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM, the vivo U10 just flies through the tasks you allot to it. Whether it is routine social network checks and messaging, browsing the Web on multiple tabs, switching between different apps or handling heavy-duty tasks like gaming (hello, PUBG and Asphalt), the U10 seldom breaks into a sweat. And thanks to Multi-Turbo, the device always keeps its cool as well. The sheer smoothness with which the phone moves from one task to another will come as a pleasant surprise to those who expect lags, especially at sub-12K price point. The vivo U10, however, is a super smooth operator, no matter what you throw at it. And well, there is a lot that you can do on it. An AI Triple Rear Camera arrangement on the back lets you take not only great images from the main 13MP sensor but also Ultra Wide-Angle shots from the 8MP sensor, while the 2MP third sensor delivers amazing bokeh. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera for taking some eye-catching selfies. This being a vivo device, of course, you get a number of shooting and editing options as well, which is where the speed of the device again comes to the fore. Not only can you switch between different cameras and shooting modes easily, but even adding effects, literally, happens in an instant.

And that 5000mAh battery ensures that you can enjoy this speed for the longest time possible. You can easily go well beyond a day of heavy use on the vivo U10 – even if you game to your heart’s content, turn up the brightness as well and keep 4G running right throughout. And well, if you are a little more careful, going even two days on a single charge should not be a problem. The speed of the phone is not limited to handling apps and games, though. That large battery comes with support for fast charging and an 18W Fast Charger in the box, so even when the U10 finally runs out of battery, it can be up and running in no time.

Another reason for the U10’s incredibly smooth performance is vivo’s interface which has been optimized for the device. The phone runs on vivo’s Funtouch OS, on top of Android Pie, ensuring that you not only get the best of Android but also a number of additional features that make using the phone an absolute pleasure.

It has the looks. The specs. The software. The cameras. But while those might grab attention more easily, the real strength of the vivo U10 is how it brings them all together and delivers something that everyone wants, but only a few find. And seldom, if ever, at this price point. Speed.