Wednesday, June 19

Vivo V27 Pro Review

If you are looking for a new smartphone in the mid-range category, then Vivo’s V27 Pro is worth considering. It offers a refreshingly understated approach to design, coupled with swift performance.

The V27 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch curved display, which is complemented by zero bezels on either side of the screen. It also has an under-display fingerprint scanner.

Performance

The Vivo V27 Pro comes with an efficient 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset, which delivers big improvements in CPU and GPU performance. Combined with up to 12GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage, the processor is capable of handling demanding applications seamlessly.

The primary camera on the Vivo V27 Pro sports a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS). I found it to be impressive in capturing fine details and punchy colours.

I also liked the way it handled low-light shots. While the shutter speed was on the slow side, it managed to get stable results as long as there wasn’t fast moving objects in the frame.

The rear setup also features an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. The pictures from the latter were a bit blurry in low-light conditions, but they were still usable.

Camera

The Vivo V27 Pro offers great photo and video capabilities. It has a 50MP Sony IMX766V sensor that delivers excellent results in bright daylight.

The camera also does a decent job indoors as well. The images are rich in detail, and colours are well-blended.

Moreover, the Vivo V27 Pro’s optical image stabilisation ensures that your photos remain steady even in low-light conditions.

Its main sensor combines with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro sensor to deliver good selfies and video calls.

In addition, the smartphone’s rear-facing camera has a ring of light that can be used for portraits. It’s a nice touch that adds an interesting element to your pictures, resulting in personalised lighting and eliminating shadows on the subject’s face.

Design

The Vivo V27 Pro is the latest addition to Vivo’s popular mid-range V-series smartphone line. It sports a stunning design that combines a colour-changing back cover (review unit: magic blue) with swift performance.

Despite being among the thinnest smartphones with a curved display in the market, the V27 Pro still feels comfortable to hold. It is also easy to use without the need for a case, thanks to its glass back panel that feels premium and resists fingerprints and smudges.

One of the highlights of the V27 Pro is its screen, which has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The 6.78-inch IPS panel has a 388 PPI density and is very bright with vibrant colours.

The V27 Pro comes with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766V primary camera with OIS stabilization. In addition, it features an aura lighting effect and portrait-enhancing algorithms that are said to produce natural night portraits.

Battery

The Vivo V27 Pro comes with a 4,600 mAh battery, which the manufacturer claims can last you for an entire day. However, the phone is not perfect for heavy users as it drains quickly when you use it to its full potential – especially when you are playing games and using the camera extensively.

To combat this, the smartphone features a battery-saving mode that disables background syncing and restricts data usage. In addition, it is equipped with a 66W fast charger that charges the battery from 0 to 100 per cent in 45 minutes.

The Vivo V27 Pro also scores well in PCMark’s battery test. The smartphone was able to score well over 15 hours, which is very good for its price point.