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Vivo V27 Pro Review – Great Cameras With Premium Look

- Updated: 12th Mar 2023, 00:52 IST
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    Review Summary
  • 2
    Vivo V27 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants
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    Vivo V27 Pro Box Contents
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    Vivo V27 Pro Specs at a glance
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    Vivo V27 Pro Design and Build
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    Vivo V27 Pro Camera
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    Vivo V27 Pro Battery and Charging
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    Vivo V27 Pro Display
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    Vivo V27 Pro Performance and Software
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    Verdict
Review Summary

Vivo has launched its all-new V27 series and the Pro variant is the first one to make its way into the Indian market. And that is why the Vivo V27 Pro is going to be the focus of this review.

It is the upgrade over the Vivo V25 Pro (review) and brings a bunch of improvements in design, camera and performance. There’s a new Dimensity 8200 chip and a 50M triple camera setup on the back. It offers a solid battery backup along with 66W fast charging support.

But does it justify the starting price of Rs. 37,999? Let’s find out. I have been using the Vivo V27 Pro for a couple of days now and here’s my review of the same.

PROS

  • Great design
  • Stunning 120Hz display 
  • Solid performance 
  • Good main camera
  • Decent battery backup
  • 66W fast charging

CONS

  • Bloatware
  • No stereo speakers
  • No IP rating
Key Specs
Battery Capacity4600 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v13
Screen Size6.78 inches
Highlights:
  • 4600 mAh

  • Android v13

  • 6.78 inches

Vivo V27 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants

Vivo V27 Pro has been launched in India in three variants. The base variant comes with 8 GB RAM and costs Rs. 37,999 for 128 GB storage and Rs. 39,999 for 256 GB storage. The top variant comes at Rs. 42,999 for 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

The phone is available in two different colour options: Magic Blue and Noble Black. You can buy the phone online directly from the Vivo’s official website and Flipkart, as well as from select retail stores.

Vivo V27 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants

Vivo V27 Pro Box Contents

The Vivo V27 Pro packs the following items indie the box:

  • Handset
  • Micro-USB to USB Cable
  • 66W Power Adapter
  • Sim Ejector
  • Protective Case
  • Protective Film (Pre-applied)
  • Documentation

Vivo V27 Pro Specs at a glance

Before we talk in detail about the Vivo V27 Pro, let’s see what the on-paper specs look like:

  • Display: 6.78 inches AMOLED
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8200
  • RAM & ROM: 8GB 128GB, 8GB 256GB, 12GB 256GB
  • Software: Android v13
  • Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Selfie camera: 50 MP
  • Battery: 4600 mAh
  • Weight: 182 grams
  • Dimensions: 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm

Vivo V27 Pro Specs at a glance

Vivo V27 Pro Design and Build

The Vivo V27 Pro comes with a great design which is not very different from its predecessor. It comes in a slim profile and weighs just about 182 grams making it easy to hold in hands for a longer duration.

Vivo V27 Pro Design

The glass back panel has a glittery matte finish which feels nice in the hands. But that’s not it, the real highlight of the phone is the colour changing element. I have the blue variant with me, and the back panel changes its colour to dark blue when exposed to sunlight.

You will see a big rectangular camera island on the back which houses three lenses and a ring LED light. It does protrude a bit but looks really cool as well.

Vivo V27 Pro back side

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The curved edges merge with the plastic frame to offer a premium but not-so-sturdy grip. Though it looks very good, the build quality could have been better. Note that there is no IP rating on this phone.

The right side has the power button and volume rockers, while the left side is clean. The bottom side houses the type-C port, loudspeaker and SIM card slot.

Vivo V27 Pro sides

Vivo V27 Pro Camera

Vivo V27 Pro features a triple camera setup on the back. This includes a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The front side has a superb 50MP camera which takes superb selfies.

Vivo V27 Pro Camera

The 50MP main camera takes great shots in daylight conditions. The photos I took came out crisp and detailed with punchy colours. Even the low-light shots were pretty good. You get a ring LED flash on the back which comes in handy while taking low-light shots.

The portrait shots were fantastic. Edge detection was on-point and the blue effect looked natural. Colours were fine and the images had a bit of a saturated tone. Overall, the main camera is impressive and can handle different lighting conditions.

Vivo V27 Pro Camera performance

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The ultra-wide shots were good as well. The detail level was decent and the colours looked vibrant. The 2MP macro lens is nothing special to talk about. It takes okay-ish macro shots in daylight conditions.

The 50MP front camera takes fantastic selfies. Be it the details, sharpness or colour accuracy, everything was superb. Even the portrait selfies were great.

Vivo V27 Pro Battery and Charging

Vivo V27 Pro packs a 4600mAh battery which is paired with 66W fast charging support. The phone offers a decent battery backup. A light user can use it for a whole day and still be left with some charge for the next day.

While if you are a heavy user, you might need to plug in the charger by the evening. I got about 5-6 hours of screen on time which is not bad. You also get a battery-saving mode which further extends the battery life.

Vivo V27 Pro Battery and Charging

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Good thing is that the phone comes with a 66W fast charger in the box. The 66W fast charger takes about 50 minutes to fully charge the phone from 0 to 100 per cent. A quick charge of 15 minutes juices up the battery to about 40 per cent.

Vivo V27 Pro Display

Vivo V27 Pro features a stunning FHD+ 6.78-inch AMOLED display which offers a flagship level viewing experience. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. I don’t have to tell you this, but it gets plenty bright under direct sunlight. I did not face any issues while using it outdoors.

Vivo V27 Pro Display

Moreover, the 120Hz refresh rate enhances the overall experience. The display produces vibrant and punchy colours with deep blacks. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube and the viewing angles were great as well.

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The curved display offers a really immersive content consumption experience. Be it while watching a movie or playing games, you get a top-notch display experience. Thin bezels add on to the overall usage.

You get the Widevine L1 certification as well as HDR10+ support. So, watching high-quality content on OTT platforms is not an issue.

Vivo V27 Pro Performance and Software

Vivo V27 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset which is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It’s the second smartphone to launch with this chip after iQOO Neo 7.

Vivo V27 Pro Performance

If we talk about performance, the phone can easily handle demanding tasks. Everyday use was seamless and apps opened up in a jiffy. Be it Instagram scrolling or editing photos for your social media post, I did not notice any lag or shutter.

You can even play graphic intensive games on the V27 Pro. I tried a couple of titles, including BGMI, COD and Ashalpt 9. All the games ran smoothly on high settings. Even after playing for about an hour, I did not see any frame drops and there was no sign of overheating.

Vivo V27 Pro Gaming Performance

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The Vivo V27 Pro 5G runs on Funtouch OS 13 skin which is based on Android 13. Good to see that it comes with the latest Android version out of the box. The UI feels clean and simple.

There are some pre-installed apps that you can uninstall from the settings. You get a bunch of features and customisation options.

Verdict

The Vivo V27 Pro turns out to be a solid mid-range premium phone with great design and potent upgrades over its predecessor. The colour changing back, solid everyday performance, a great primary camera and stunning display make up for an attractive deal.

You get a decent battery backup paired with 66W fast charging which is nice. The slim and lightweight build adds on to the whole experience. Well, there are a few things missing here, like a stereo speaker setup and an IP rating.

However, if you can skip those, the Vivo V27 Pro is a great mid-range option if you are someone who prioritises camera and design.



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