Vivo V23 5G was recently launched in Nepal. Featuring a triple-camera setup and a color-changing rear design, the phone features Mediatek Dimensity 920. In this Vivo V23 5G Review article, we discuss real-world performance, camera samples, and battery life. battery life.
Vivo V23 5G review
Design and display
The attractive part of this phone is its showing off rear panel. It is beautiful to look at and changes color in the light. The camera array is also placed in a gold module to accommodate vibrations. The design here is square with metal frames on the sides. The volume rockers and the power key are on the right. While a single speaker, a USB Type-C port and a SIM tray rest at the bottom. The top is clean with just a secondary mic, so there’s no headphone jack.
On the front, the display is a 90Hz Full HD resolution AMOLED panel. There’s an old-school notch cutout to house the two front cameras. Going back to the old design might not appeal to everyone here. I prefer a perforated cutout. Apart from that, the display is nice and the content is dynamic and impactful. The 90Hz refresh rate is also “decent”. As an AMOLED display, it meets all your multimedia needs with deeper blacks and more punchy content.
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Dimensity 920 5G chip performance
The core is powered by Mediatek’s Dimensity 920 5G chipset. Silicon is quite powerful for a mid-range device. Daily tasks are easy and smooth. This octa-core processor has a configuration of 2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 and 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. Graphics management is Mali-G68 MC4. Supported 5G bands are 1, 3, 5, 8, 7, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA.
Scrolling through social media and switching between apps feels pretty quick. Vivo’s Funtouch OS feels a bit like a standard Android OS experience. The phone boots to Android 12 out of the box. But I couldn’t find the wallpaper theme options. Other than that, you get green glowing dot notifications when using a mic or camera. Also, there is virtual RAM expansion to enhance the multitasking experience. You can add up to 4GB of additional RAM using internal storage. RAM management is therefore not complaining here.
The game is also handled well by the chip. You don’t experience frame drops or lags in games like CODM and PUBG mobile. You get 60fps on lower graphics settings and the gameplay is decent. In addition, the chipset does not heat up much and therefore there is no limitation in performance.
Vivo V23 5G sports a triple rear and dual front camera setup. Vivo is well known to selfie and camera enthusiasts. Speaking of the front cameras, there are two lenses; wide and ultra wide. The main one is a 50MP which captures very good selfies. Normally, it captures pixel-clustered images of 12MP resolution. That’s more than enough for selfies, but you can still enable full resolution mode to capture 50MP selfies. The skin tones are natural and the Dynamic range is pretty good. For night mode, you also have a dual flash on the front.
The second is an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 117° field of view. It expands your selfie space to give a wider view. Therefore, you can fit in more people or just capture more background scenes. Image quality is good during the day. The dynamic range is also nice. As the night diminishes the quality. Turning on night mode helps though.
The rear houses a triple camera setup. The primary lens is a 64MP f/1.8 which also captures 12MP pixel photos. Samples of the lens show off its superb dynamic range, contrast ratio and color accuracy. The skin tones are also very natural and the images are of good quality. Using the 64MP mode doesn’t make a drastic difference with a bit more detail. Daylight shots are decent while at night requires night mode to get good shots.
The ultra-wide sensor on the back is also an 8MP just like its front. It becomes convenient to capture wider images. Edge distortion is visible but the output looks above average. Dynamic range is good but will fluctuate in some scenarios. Color accuracy does not remain accurate, unlike the main cameras. Well, for an 8MP resolution ultrawide camera, it does the job. And the 2MP macro sensor isn’t so great. You can capture macro photos, but focusing on subjects takes time. A telephoto lens would have been much appreciated here.
Battery life and charging
Vivo V23 5G has a 4200 mAh Li-Po battery. You also get a 44W fast charger inside the box. It takes one hour plus 7 minutes to fill the cell from 0 to 100%. The battery life of this phone is quite good. You get around 6 hours more SOT with average usage and light gaming. Standby is also good with minimal battery drain. Intensive gaming takes a hit, but the Dimensity 920 5G is battery efficient. Therefore, the battery life becomes good even for a 4200mAh cell.
The Vivo V23 5G is a nice phone for those who prefer an attractive design. The dual selfie camera is more than enough to capture decent images. Plus, the triple-back setup does its job. Apart from the macro lens, the 64MP primary and 8MP ultrawide sensors are good. Dynamic range and color contrast look good on the main sensor. It’s a good camera phone.
For performance too, the Dimensity 920 5G is a capable chip when it comes to gaming or normal use. The refresh rate could have been 120Hz instead of 90Hz. If you’re coming from a 120Hz display, you might find 90Hz nothing fun. Also, there could have been a stereo speaker setup instead of a mono one. The sound from the single speaker is clear and loud, but it’s better to have stereo speakers. The front design is a personal preference, but I would prefer a punch-hole design rather than the old-school notch it carries.
The phone is suitable for camera, daily use and gaming. Regarding the price, it could have been much better. Here in Nepal it is slightly more expensive than in India. For a similar price, you get better devices with more features. Hopefully, Vivo Nepal will improvise its prices soon, given that Vivo has its specified customer group. And IQoo phones are also potential fan favorites if launched in Nepal.
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