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Vivo V23 Pro 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Worth it

Vivo V23 Pro 5G Review
Vivo V23 Pro 5G Review

Vivo has started the new year with Vivo V23 Pro 5G, Vivo V series used to be budget centric but now, it looks like it has been moved to mid-budget.

The Vivo V23 Pro 5G is a camera-centric smartphone and it also focuses on design too. So let’s review the smartphone and find out its Pros and Cons but before that let me share with you the India price of the Vivo V23 Pro 5G.

Vivo V23 Pro 5G Price in India

Vivo V23 Pro 5G is priced at Rs 38,990 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage while another variant is priced at Rs 43,990 for 12GB of Ram and 256GB storage. It will be available in Stardust Black Sunshine Gold colour options and you can buy it from the Flipkart website.

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Vivo V23 Pro 5G Review

Yes, Vivo V23 Pro 5G is worth buying because it has a unique design, great camera setup, powerful processor, fast charging, 7 5G bands, curved display and its priced at 39k which is not too expensive considering its specs.

Vivo V23 5G Pro is a camera-centric smartphone, so if you wanted to buy an Android smartphone with a good camera and powerful processor then you can consider this smartphone.

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In short, Vivo V23 Pro 5G is a value money device and it does offer some new features and especially, the front camera is on another level.

Vivo V23 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
Curved 90Hz AMOLED DisplaySingle Speaker
Colour Changing the Design No 3.5mm Audio Jack
44W Fast ChargingNo OIS
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoCPlastic Frame
7 5G BandsAds in the UI
Good Camera SetupSmall Battery Size
Lightweight unibodyNo SD-Card Slot
Widevine L1 Support

Display Quality

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Vivo V23 Pro 5G comes with a 6.56-inches 90Hz curved AMOLED display while it has 1300 nits of pick brightness and support for widevine L1 which means you will be able to watch FHD+ content on OTT apps.

The device has front glass, front back and plastic frame.

Now, on the backside, Vivo has used some kind of technology that will change the colour when the back panel interact with UV lights.

Also, if you’re that person who uses a smartphone outdoors then this might be a good smartphone because it has 1300 nites brightness which means, the display will be visible even under the sunlight.

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It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor and its work well, no issue there. By the way, Vivo has also added two flashlights on the front which will help you when you take selfies at night.

Overall, considering the price, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G has a good quality display, there won’t be any issue while using it.

Performance

The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is a well-tested processor and we have seen the same processor in quite of few smartphones, so there is no doubt about performance.

Also, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G is running on Fun Touch OS 12 and it’s a well-optimized UI, so there won’t be any problem while using the smartphone in day to day life.

Good to see, Vivo has launched a smartphone with Android 12.

Now, keep in mind, Fun Touch OS comes with lots of pre-installed apps which is not the best experience and even after paying 39k, you will need to Uninstall all the third-party apps by yourself.

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If you have never used Fun Touch OS then first watch some of the videos on YouTube and if you like the UI then go buy Vivo V23 Pro 5G.

Overall, there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games or even using a smartphone in day to day life, the only thing you need to consider is OS, everything else is perfect.

Cameras

Vivo V23 Pro 5G Review

Here comes the key factor, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G is a camera-centric smartphone and yet it has some flows.

The phone comes with 108MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro sensor while there are 50MP + 8MP dual selfie cameras. The front, as well as rear camera, can shoot videos up to [email protected] & [email protected]

Vivo is known for selfie cameras and this time, Vivo has added two flashlights on the front which will help you when you take selfies at night.

These two spotlight makes a huge impact under low lights, you can also choose light temperature which is another good feature.

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The front camera also takes good images even at night but somehow, it tries to whiten the images, in short, it won’t give you natural colours, it will make your face white.

Now I don’t think anyone will complain about this but if you’re that person who wants natural colours then you should skip the Vivo V23 Pro 5G.

Also, the front 8MP ultra-wide lens also takes a good image and there is no doubt about the 50MP front camera too. Overall, you will love the front cameras.

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Coming to the rear camera, the 108MP sensor also takes good images in good light but again somehow, the sensor tries to add extra red colours under the low light and that’s why the night images will come out with a bit of red tint.

There is no issue when it comes to day photography, it takes good images with no problems. Also, the 8MP sensor does its job, no issue with that too.

Now, that 2MP macro sensor is just for number, so if you can, ignore it.

Overall, Vivo V23 Pro 5G has a good camera and it also shoots good videos too. So for the price of Rs 39k, no complaint.

Pro tip: Make sure to check out Vivo V23 Pro 5G in the offline market because you might get the phone at about 35k because Vivo phones are cheaper in offline shops compared to online.

Audio Quality

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The Vivo V23 Pro 5G doesn’t have a stereo Speaker, it only has a single bottom-firing speaker. The speaker is also loud no problems there but as this is a 39k smartphone, Vivo should have added dual speakers.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone along with carrier aggregation which will help a lot in calls.

Overall, the speaker quality is average and there is no problem with calling.

Battery Life

Yes, the Vivo V23 Pro 5G only has a 7.4mm body that means, the battery will be small.

So Vivo V23 Pro 5G has a 4,300mAh battery with 44W fast charging support. It will take about 30 minutes to charge from 1% to 63%.

In short, if you’re a heavy user then get ready to charge the device two times or if you’re a casual user like me then you need to charge the device at about 7 PM.

Vivo V23 Pro 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has NFC Support?

A: No.

Q: How many OS updates will Vivo V23 Pro 5G will get?

A:  Vivo didn’t mention anything about updates but it will get at least Android 13.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of Vivo V23 Pro 5G?

A: It has a 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED.

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G 11 has stereo speakers?

A: No.

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How Many 5G Bands does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has?

A: It has 7 5G bands which include N1, N3, N5, N8, N41, N77, and N78.

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has 44W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Vivo V23 Pro 5G has carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy Vivo V23 Pro 5G in India

A: The Vivo V23 Pro 5G is available on the Flipkart India website.

Verdict

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Vivo V23 Pro 5G offers good specs at a good price.

I have already told you the Pros and Cons of the Vivo V23 Pro 5G, now you have to decide whether it’s a good buy or not?

Now if you ask me, I won’t buy Vivo V23 Pro 5G because of the UI, I would rather go with Motorola Edge 20 Pro (review) which has stock UI.

Vivo V23 Pro 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date5 January 2022
First Sale
Display6.56-inches FHD+ AMOLED
Curved Display
1300 nits Pick Brightness
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions159.5 x 73.3 x 7.4 mm
Display ProtectionSchott Xensation glass
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front
Plastic Frame
Glass back
OSAndroid 12- Fun Touch OS 12
ChipsetMediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
GPUMali-G77 MC9
CPUOcta-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 &
3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage
Card SlotNo, SD Card Slot
Rear Cameras108MP Primary Sensor
8MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Macro
Video[email protected],
[email protected]
Front Camera50MP Primary
8MP Ultra-Wide

* Flash Light
Video[email protected],
[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Widevine L1 SupportYes
Stereo SpeakersNo, Single Speaker
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes
5G BandsN1, N3, N5, N8, N41, N77, N78
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
SensorsAccelerometer,
Ambient Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor, E-compass,
Fingerprint Sensor (In-display),
Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display
Battery4,300 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed44W wired fast Charging
Charging Time1% to 63% in 30 minutes
ColoursStardust Black
Sunshine Gold
SAR ValueHead: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Model NumberV2132
Weight171 Gram
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 38,990
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 43,990
In the boxVivo V23 Pro 5G

44W Adapter
USB Type-C cable
Guide papers
SIM tool
Protective case
Available atFlipkart IN

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