Vivo V23 5G Review: Color Changing & Ideal Premium Midrange Smartphone? | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 27/06/2022 11:55 PM IST.
Hey guys, This is Arun aka TG and welcome back to GadgetGuruBN. Vivo launched the V23 in India which is a premium mid range android smartphone and are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Variants, Price, Colors and Release Date:

Variants: 8+128GB and 12+256GB.
Price: Rs.29,990 and Rs.34,990.
Colors: Sunshine Gold and Stardust Black.
Release Date: Available from 19/01/2022 on Flipkart.
Launch Offer: upto Rs.3000 off on prepaid / upto Rs.2000 additional exchange bonus. 

2. Box Contents:

Vivo V23, Adapter, USB Type-C cable, Case, Screen guard, Sim tool, 3.5mm jack adapter, Headset and Documentation.

3. Form Factor: [8.4/10]

Dimensions: 157.2 x 72.42 x 7.39/7.55 mm. and Weight: 179/181 g.
Build materials: Schott Xensation up glass on front and glass back along with flat metal frame which should provide great build quality. 

4. Display: [8.6/10]

The 6.44 inch 1920 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution AMOLED display that should offer excellent quality.
The display panel also supports 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate, 8-Bit / 16 million colors, 409 ppi sharpness and 20:9 aspect ratio.

5. Performance: [8.6/10]

The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
SOC: Mediatek Dimensity 920 and Technology: 6nm.
CPU: Octa-core consisting of 2 x 2.5 Ghz Cortex-A78 & 6 x 2.0 Ghz Cortex-A55.
GPU: Mali-G68 MC4.
Software: Android OS 12 with Funtouch 12 interface.
Memory : 8/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It also supports virtual RAM upto 4GB.
ROM: 128/256GB of UFS Storage.

6. Camera: [8.3/10]

The device comes with triple rear cameras and dual front camera. The overall rear camera quality should be excellent [8.6/10] in day, pretty good in night [7/10] and the front camera quality should be excellent overall as it features [camera features: 0.5/0.6],
Main: 64MP with f/1.89 aperture, 26mm wide lens & PDAF.
Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1/4.0" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, 16mm ultrawide lens with 120 degree FOV.
Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Flash: Dual-LED flash on front [with dual-tone] and back.
Video recording: 4K@30fps & 1080p@30fps with gyro-EIS support.
Features: Multi style portrait, HDR video recording on both cameras, Bokeh flare portrait mode, Night mode, Dual view, Auto HDR and more. 
Front: 50MP with f/2.0 aperture & AF.
Front ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.28 aperture, 105 degree FOV.
Video: 4K@30fps & 1080p@30fps .

7. Features: [8.8/10]

The device comes with excellent features that are listed as follows,
Important Sensors: Fingerprint [under display], Gyroscope & more.
Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi [2.4/5 GHz], Bluetooth 5.2 [A2DP, LE], USB Type-C, GPS [Single-band GPS L1, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NavIC] and dedicated dual-SIM [nano + nano SIM, dual 5G, 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi] and micro SD slot.
Audio: Single speaker. It also supports High-Res audio.
Other features: Color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight [sunshine gold color].

8. Battery Life: [8.2/10]

The overall battery life should be great as it features,
Battery capacity: Li-Po 4200 mAh.
Charging speed: 44W wired.

Battery Life Stats:

Screen On Time [ SOT ]: Up to 7 hrs average.
Battery Life: Up to 1.5 days average.

9. Pros, Cons and Ratings:

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
 + Excellent features  - Battery life could be better
 + Excellent performance
 - Camera quality could be better & no 4K at 60fps
 + Excellent display quality  - Display touch rate could be higher 
 + Great build quality  - No 3.5mm Jack
 + Great camera quality  - Slight premium price
 + Great battery life


Product Rating: 8.48/10
Value for Money [VFM] Rating: 7.3/10
TG Rating: 3.94/5

10. Verdict:

After considering the pros, cons and ratings the Vivo V23 is a great smartphone at a very good price.
So is this the color changing and ideal premium mid range smartphone?, The color changing looks premium and overall its a pretty great premium mid range smartphone which is priced slightly on the premium side.
What do you guys think about this V23?, Share your thoughts in the comments.

11. Reasons to consider Vivo V23:

1. Features 
2. Performance 
3. Display

That concludes the Vivo V23 review. I hope you guys found this information useful and hopefully helping you decide whether you should consider this smartphone or not.
As always stay awesome and have a great day.
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