It also sports the all-new MediaTek Dimensity 7200 which was showcased during the MWC 2023 event
The successor to the successful vlogging and camera phone V25 series is now available in India. What we like about is that it FINALLY transitioned to a punch hole as the others used a waterdrop, dewdrop, and even the bathtub notch. Their bakcs are always soft and attractive to look at, especially with the new aura light the V27 series launches with.
Vivo V27 and V27 Pro
Let’s start with the V27 and V27 Pro which are both virtually similar with one major difference: the chipset! The regular V27 uses the newly announced MediaTek Dimensity 7200. A chipset that’s essentially a lower variant of the Dimensity 9200 sporting the same 2nd-gen 4nm TSMC manufacturing process. The V27 Pro, on the other hand, uses a MediaTek Dimensity 8200. An underclocked version of the Dimensity 9200. This means, these two phones have performance ratios very close to flagships but are actually midrange handsets.
Now that difference is out, let’s take a look at the spec sheet. Both phones use a 6.78″ FHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED and 120Hz refresh rate. They are equipped with a triple camera setup plus a 50MP front camera with autofocus. A rare feature for a front camera. We’ll discuss this later.
The triple camera setup is customized for these two phones. Specifically, the 50MP primary camera is based on the Sony IMX766 sensor. Here, it’s named “Sony IMX766V”. The “V” probably meaning “Vivo”. The other two lenses at the back are the 8MP ultrawide camera and the 2MP macro. The aperture of the main lens has been adjusted to f/1.8.
Now, the front camera, which is also one of the proudest highlights of these two phones. It’s a custom 50MP sensor with autofocus and with a buttload of camera software enhancements including Real-Time Extreme Night Vision, Super Night Video, and the gimmicky Hybrid Image Stabilization. It’s just EIS but don’t worry about it. Thankfully, the lens itself has OIS so you could use both stabilization features.
It boots FunTouch OS 13 based on Android 13. In terms of connectivity, you have 5G services, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, and Bluetooth 5.2. It charges via a 66W USB-C port. The battery has a capacity of 4,600mAh. Both phones also have an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Pro comes in Magic Blue or Noble Black colours. ‘Magic’ because this uses a technology where its colour changes when in contact with the sun’s UV light. Pretty neat, huh? Meanwhile the regular V27 comes in both colours but also Emerald Green and Flowing Gold. The V27 starts at INR 32,999 (~Php 22.4K) while the V27 Pro starts at INR 37,999 (~Php 25.8K). Both are now available for pre-ordering in India. We expect Philippines availability soon.
- 6.78″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
- MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (V27) (4nm) | MediaTek Dimensity 8200 (V27 Pro) (4nm)
- 50MP (Primary), f/1.8, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, OIS, Sony IMX766V (custom camera sensor)
- 8MP (Ultrawide), f/2.0
- 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 50MP, AF
- FunTouchOS 13 based on Android 13
- 4600mAh, 66W fast charging
- USB-C, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, In-display fingerprint scanner, Aura Ring Light LED Flash
- 5G services, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6/6e, NFC
- Magic Blue, Noble Black (V27 Pro)
- Magic Blue, Noble Black, Emerald Green, Flowing Gold (V27)
- 8/128 (Vivo V27): INR 32,999 (~Php 22.4K)
- 12/256 (Vivo V27): INR 36,999 (~Php 25.1K)
- 8/128 (Vivo V27 Pro): INR 37,999 (~Php 25.8K)
- 8/256 (Vivo V27 Pro): INR 39,999 (~Php 27.2K)
- 12/256 (Vivo V27 Pro): INR 42,999 (~Php 29.2K)
The ‘e’ subseries serve as the “Lite” edition of the regular V series, and the design and looks of the V27e match exactly that. This phone does not even come with 5G capabilities because its chipset is the MediaTek Helio G99. Its equivalent would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. This is paired with one storage option: 8/128 which is slowly becoming the standard.
Unlike the two phones which came with a curved screen, the V27e has flat sides and a flat display. And speaking of display, the technical details are as follows: a 6.62″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) 120Hz AMOLED. On the bright side, at least it’s still AMOLED and retained the exact same refresh rate.
In terms of its overall design, it’s identical to its more powerful siblings. However, the camera modules are completely different. The primary camera is a standard non-custom 64MP sensor. The same Also, the second sensor got even more useless as this was replaced by a 2MP depth camera instead, alongside the 2MP 4cm macro. Also, the ring light (Vivo calls it “aura light”) remained.
The front camera is a punch-hole situated in the center. It’s also 32MP with fixed focus so you couldn’t adjust it even if you tried.
It has retained the same 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging from the V27/V27 Pro. Of course, no wireless charging. It has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, a 3.5mm port, and runs FunTouchOS 13 based on Android 13. In addition, there is an in-display fingerprint scanner available as well as Virtual RAM (+8GB more). Glory Black and Lavender Purple are its colours.
There are no official Philippine prices yet so we’ll let you know once that come. Pricing differs due to different government regulations so we’ll just have to wait and see. Even the Indian prices are not 100% accurate to determine the pricing of these phones here.
- 6.62″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
- MediaTek Helio G99 (6nm)
- 64MP (Primary)
- 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
- 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 32MP, FF
- FunTouchOS 13 based on Android 13
- 4600mAh, 66W Fast Charging
- USB-C, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, In-display fingerprint scanner, Virtual RAM (up to 8GB)
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, OTG
- Lavender Purple, Glory Black
- 8/128: TBA