ICYMI: The Vivo V27 series is now available! Take studio-level photography wherever you go.

Crystal-clear shots made possible with the innovative aura ring light!

The Vivo V27 series has officially launched in the Philippines now out of its pre-order stage and ready to deliver a new era of smartphone photography! The phones could deliver a flagship-level camera performance at midrange prices. It’s also snappy and elegant to look at. And also, thankfully the company is now adapting to use a punch hole rather than a waterdrop or a dewdrop notch, which are both outdated designs.

Vivo V27

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The Vivo V27 is the main highlight. Some of you may be keeping attention and are looking for the Pro version. Don’t bother, it’s not coming. You’re not losing much anyway apart from a very slightly better chipset, the Dimensity 8200.

Starting with the display, it’s a 6.78″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate.

It uses a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset. A newly released chipset that was showcased by MediaTek during MWC 2023 in Spain. This 4nm chipset uses the same process as the flagship Dimensity 9200 so you could say this one is just a slightly slower version. That is pretty impressive actually for a midrange phone. The one released in the Philippines will be equipped with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. As with all other phones, this one has the gimmicky virtual RAM which is said to improve performance.

The camera department is where the series truly shines. We have mentioned this many times, the Aura Ring light allows you to deliver studio-level photography at the palm of your hands. Just think, you could take pictures like those magazine cover models. Ain’t that truly stunning? With this circular flash, you could be as beautiful or as attractive as you naturally be. This, according to Vivo, allows for enhanced bokeh effects too.

Its main camera is actually a modified Sony IMX766 sensor called the IMX766V. It uses the same specs as the basic sensor, including a 50MP resolution and OIS. However, this sensor was tweaked for use extensively for the Vivo V27 so it could take advantage of its camera-centric features. Alongside it are the usual 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro camera

The selfie department is also not forgotten and Vivo truly knows that it’s integral for the vlogging and TikTok fanatics out there. It’s also a 50MP sensor but unlike the rear camera, this one is not customized. If you need a quick vlog, dual view video is available for it. For absolutely stunning and lifelike night shots, Super Night mode increases the quality of your night shots through AI algorithms.

It is equipped with a 4600mAh battery with 66W USB-C fast charging. It sadly lacks a headphone jack. However, it does feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, a MicroSD Card Slot, and a Dual Nano-SIM Slot.

It has access to 5G services, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. It retails for Php 24,999 and is available in Magic Blue, Flowing Gold, and Emerald Green (this you may be familiar with a phone One Hasselblad up from a midrange)


  • 6.78? FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (V27) (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, Emerald Green, Flowing Gold
  • PRICE:
    • 12/256: Php 24,999

Vivo V27e

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Feel like you wanted to experience the Aura Ring experience but do not have the budget? No worries! The Vivo V27e is available too. It’s more affordable and features the same ring light as the base phone. Also, like the Vivo V27, the V27e features an AMOLED display.

To be specific, it’s a 6.62″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate (though, not curved unlike the former). The rear cameras have been downgraded to a 64MP triple camera setup and loses the fancy OIS for videos. However it does keep everything else so it’s still a vloggers’ choice.

The front camera is still pretty good, even if it’s only 32MP now.

It has a slightly smaller 4600mAh battery but this was nicely compensated with 66W fast charging on a USB-C port. It also does not have a headphone jack but it does retain the in-display fingerprint scanner, MicroSD slot, and Virtual RAM.

We haven’t mentioned yet the chipset, have we? It’s a Helio G99. The same one used for the previous year’s Vivo V25e. It’s a 6nm chipset that’s set to rival the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. With that said, this phone loses access to 5G connections as well.

Aside from 4G LTE, it also has Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. It retails for Php 16,999 and is available in two stunning colours which are perfect for vloggers: Lavender Purple and Glory Black.


  • 6.62? FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Helio G99 (6nm)
    • 64MP (Primary), f/1.8
    • 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
    • 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
    • Aura Ring Light
    • FRONT: 32MP, f/2.0
  • FunTouchOS 13 based on Android 13
  • 4600mAh, 44W fast charging
  • USB-C, In-display fingerprint sensor, Virtual RAM, MicroSD Slot
  • Lavender Purple, Glory Black
  • PRICE:
    • 8/256: Php 16,999