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Vivo V27 Review – The Camera Expert

- Updated: 25th May 2023, 19:38 IST
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    Review Summary
  • 2
    Vivo V27 Review: Price in India and Variants
  • 3
    Vivo V27 Box Contents
  • 4
    Vivo V27 Specs at a glance
  • 5
    Vivo V27 Design and Build
  • 6
    Vivo V27 Camera
  • 7
    Vivo V27 Battery and Charging
  • 8
    Vivo V27 Display
  • 9
    Vivo V27 Performance and Software
  • 10
    Verdict
Review Summary

Vivo V27 has been launched in India with a premium design and flagship features like a curved AMOLED display and 50MP camera. The phone changes colour as you bring it out in the sun and captures great images in different lighting conditions.

It is powered by Dimensity 7200, which can handle anything you throw at it. The 4600mAh battery runs all day and chargers back super quick with the 66W fast charging technology. Running on Android 13, the phone feels great on the inside as well.

So, is it the best camera phone under 35K? Let’s find out in this Vivo V27 review.

PROS

  • Curved AMOLED display 
  • Great design
  • Solid Performance
  • Decent battery life
  • 66W fast charging 
  • Good main and selfie cameras

CONS

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

  • Android v13

  • 6.78 inches

Vivo V27 Review: Price in India and Variants

The Vivo V27 has been launched in India in two storage variants. The phone comes at a starting price of Rs. 32,999 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The top variant costs Rs. 36,999 for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The phone is available in two different colour options: Noble Black and Magic Blue. You can buy the phone directly from the official website of Vivo or online platforms like Flipkart.

Vivo V27 Price in India and Variants

Vivo V27 Box Contents

The Vivo V27 packs the following items inside the box:

  • Handset
  • Type-C to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Eject Tool
  • Phone Case
  • Protective Film (Applied)
  • Documentation

Vivo V27 Box Contents

Vivo V27 Specs at a glance

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

  • Display: 6.78 inches AMOLED
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 7200
  • RAM & ROM: 8GB 128GB, 12GB 256GB
  • Software: Android v13
  • Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Selfie camera: 50MP
  • Battery: 4600 mAh
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Dimensions: 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm

Vivo V27 Design and Build

Vivo V27 excels in the design department. You get a really premium looking phone with a glass back which comes with a matte finish. The curved frames look shiny and make the phone look really sleek with just 2.3 mm thickness.

Vivo V27 Design

The backside has a big camera island which houses three lenses and a ring LED light. Yep, it’s a flash LED in ring shape which looks awesome. All this enhances the overall look of the phone. But what’s more impressive is the colour-changing back. It’s not new. We have seen this before as well. But it never gets old. Still manages to impress me the same way it did earlier.

Vivo V27 Build

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The in-hand feel of the Vivo V27 is really good as well. Thanks to the lightweight build and smooth finish, weighing just about 180 grams. It’s a tall phone, so you might need to hold it with two hands if you want to tap around the top.

Overall, it really looks like an expensive phone and not a mid-range phone. The right side has the power button and volume rockers. The bottom has the SIM card slot, type-C port and loudspeaker.

Vivo V27 right frame

Vivo V27 Camera

Vivo V27 features a triple camera setup on the back including a 50MP main camera. The other two lenses include an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The front side has a 50MP selfie camera.

Vivo V27 Camera

The main camera takes stunning photos in almost any lighting conditions. The daylight shots were rich in details and colours. The dynamic range was wide and the images looked punchy.

Vivo V27 Camera Samples

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Low-light shots were also good. There’s a dedicated night mode which preserves the colours and a bit more details.

Vivo V27 Night Camera Samples

Ultra-wide shots were good. The details were not as good as main camera. There was a colour shift as well; the ultra-wide shots looked cooler, while the shots with main camera were warmer.

The 50MP selfie camera takes fantastic selfies. I took some selfies and they were sharp, crisp and packed with details. The skin tones also looked natural.

Vivo V27 Selfie Camera Samples

Vivo V27 Battery and Charging

Vivo V27 packs a 4600 mAh battery which comes with 66W fast charging support. The phone offers a decent battery backup. I could easily get a full day of battery backup from it and even some juice left for the next day.

If you are a heavy user, you will need to plug in the charger by the evening. I got about 6 hours of screen on time which is good for this battery size. While a 5000mAh battery would have been better, the Vivo V27 does a good job in the battery department.

Vivo V27 Battery and Charging

The 66W fast charger takes about 45 minutes to fully charge the phone from 0 to 100 per cent. A quick charge of 15 minutes takes the battery level to around 50 per cent.

Vivo V27 Display

Vivo V27 features an FHD+ curved 6.78 inches AMOLED display. It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. The display gets pretty bright and I did not face any issues while using it outdoors.

Vivo V27 Display

The colours look really punchy and vibrant. Content on the screen looks sharp. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube and my viewing experience was really good. The curved display and slim bezels offer an immersive viewing experience.

Vivo V27 Display quality

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120Hz refresh makes everything super-smooth, be it navigating through the UI or playing games. It supports HDR playback and Widevine L1, so you can watch high-quality content on OTT platforms.

Vivo V27 Performance and Software

Vivo V27 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset which is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone runs flawlessly in everyday use. The scrolling experience, swiping the stories and reels on Instagram was buttery smooth.

Vivo V27 Performance

Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, everything felt seamless. It can handle the usual apps like WhatsApp as well as the heavy apps like Instagram and Snapchat with ease. I did not encounter any lags or shutters while using the phone.

You can even go full-on gaming on the Vivo V27. I tried playing Asphalt 9 and Apex Legends Mobile on it, and both the games ran really well. Asphalt could run at High settings and Apex Legends could run at Original graphic settings.

Vivo V27 Gaming Performance

I did not notice any lags or frame drops. I played Apex Legends for about half an hour and could feel the phone getting warm. Don’t worry, it does not get too hot.

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Vivo V27 runs on FunTouch OS 13 which is based on the Andriod 13. It’s good to see that it comes running on the latest Android version out-of-the-box. The UI feels simple and easy to navigate.

Vivo V27 Software

You get an app drawer when you scroll up on homescreen and notification panel when you swipe down. There are features like RAM expansion, Ultra Game Mode, Dynamic Effects, shake to turn on flash, smart split and many more.

At the same time, there are a bunch of pre-installed apps like LinkedIn, Netflix, PhonePe, Snapchat, Spotify and a few more. Well, you can always uninstall them from the settings.

Vivo V27 Bloatware

Verdict

The Vivo V27 is no doubt a great mid-range phone. The best phone under 35K? I would not say that. It has a great design and good build quality. The phone looks really premium, with solid cameras and great performance.

On the other hand, the battery life could have been better. Considering the price point, it should have come with dual stereo speakers. It’s definitely a solid option for someone who wants a premium-looking phone with fantastic cameras.



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