Vivo V23 5G is one of the latest members of the V series phone. Boasting a Dimensity 920 chipset, the device comes with a 90Hz AMOLED panel and triple camera setup. In this article, we are gonna talk about Vivo V23 5G Top Features and initial impression.
Vivo V23 5G TOP Features
Color Changing Fluorite AG Glassback Design
Vivo has always been known for looks and design. Vivo V23 5G carries a fashionable look on its back with a color-changing glass back. The company calls it Fluorite AG Glass. The back panel looks nice to look at with various colors under reflection. Also, the frames on the side are metallic. We have this golden frame phone resembling the boxy design of the iPhones. It feels sturdy though. The camera module is a rectangular island and houses the triple camera which looks clean.
90Hz AMOLED Display
The front side houses a 6.4 inch 90Hz Full HD+ panel with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. It has a PPI of 409. For display protection, there is Schott Xensation Up. It is also HDR 10+ certified. So, the contents look bright and vivid. Also, the inky black and contrast ratio makes it a treat to watch movies and videos. The 90Hz screen refresh rate is okay.
50MP and 8MP Ultrawide Front Camera
One of the USPs of the Vivo V23 5G is its dual front camera. The main front lens is a 50MP Autofocus camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The second one is an 8MP Ultrawide unit with 105° FOV (Field of View). It has an aperture of f/2.3. With Vivo being a pioneer for selfies, both of the sensors capture nice pictures. Undoubtedly the primary lens captures more detailed shots while the ultrawide gives you extra-wide space for selfies. There is also dual flash for low-light scenarios. Also, the primary front shooter supports 4K videos.
The device houses a capable midrange chip from Mediatek. The Dimensity 920 5G is an Octa-core silicon having the configuration of 2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A5. The GPU is handled by Mali-G68 MC4. To compare, this chipset excels at Snapdragon 750G and comes close to Snapdragon 765G in terms of performance and gaming. It is built on 6nm architecture for efficiency. This midrange chipset feels fast and offers you a nice gaming experience. You can play PUBG and CODM at 60fps on the lowest graphics setting. So far, no heating is noticed while gaming. The supported 5G bands are 1, 3, 5, 8, 7, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA.
64MP Triple Camera Setup
For the main optics, the phone boasts a triple camera setup on the back. The primary one is a 64MP lens with an f/1.9 aperture. Following is an 8MP Ultrawide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 120° FOV. While the third one is a 2MP Macro camera. The primary camera can capture up to 4K at 30fps. But the EIS only kicks in for 1080p videos. You cannot use the ultrawide camera for videos though. For pictures, you get PDAF, face customization options, filters, etc.
Vivo V23 5G Initial Impression
I have this golden frame variant of Vivo V23 5G. Design-wise, the phone looks good. The color-changing back glass is spectacular. The camera module also looks clean. Holding it in hand doesn’t feel heavy. The boxy design is a nice touch. But the front side looks a bit old due to a larger notch. However, it is there for housing two front cameras. The AMOLED screen is a good one and offers great color contrast and vividness. It is a 90Hz one but doesn’t feel that smooth though. Maybe it is because of how 120Hz displays have occupied the midrange segment these days.
Also, the Dimensity 920 5G doesn’t heat much as per my usage till now. It can handle games at low graphics settings but with good fps. Multitasking is good so far. Scrolling through social media, and switching through apps do not pressure much on the SOC.
I am yet to test the camera fully. By far, for the optics, the front cameras are good. The primary 50MP sensor captures well-detailed selfies while the secondary Ultrawide is great for taking group selfies. For the back cameras, the shots were nice under bright daylight. The ultrawide here has a great FOV but misses out on details and proper dynamic range. Well, let’s see how it goes in the full review, please stay tuned for that.