Vivo V23 Pro First Impressions: This Svelte Mid-Ranger Packs a Punch

Vivo’s V20 Professional was a very good mid-range smartphone, as we concluded in our detailed overview. Nevertheless, Vivo skipped a ‘Professional’-branded mannequin in mid-2021 and solely introduced the V21, which was adopted by the extra reasonably priced Vivo V21e two months later.

It has been a yr for the reason that V20 Professional was launched, and now Vivo has lastly introduced the V23 Professional. It is packed to the gills with new {hardware} and includes a recent design. So, let’s take a more in-depth have a look at this Vivo V20 Professional improve and discover out what’s new.


The Vivo V23 Professional has a 6.56-inch AMOLED show with a medium-sized notch on the prime


The Vivo V23 Professional is accessible in two finishes – Stardust Black and Sunshine Gold. There are two RAM and storage variants to select from, the bottom variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inside storage which is priced at Rs. 38,990, and the top-end one with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, priced at Rs. 43,990. I acquired a Sunshine Gold unit with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Similar to the Vivo V21 and the V20 Professional, the V23 Professional has a slim and premium-looking design. The Vivo V23 Professional, in contrast to the V23, has a polycarbonate body as an alternative of metallic however sticks with a glass again, which feels fairly premium with its matte texture. The gradient end of the glass again seems to alter color from gold to blue when seen at completely different angles.

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The Vivo V23 Professional has a matte glass again panel which seems to alter color when seen at completely different angles


Whereas the V23 Professional feels slim at 7.36mm, it is also fairly gentle at 171g. There is a notched full-HD+ AMOLED show with a 90Hz refresh price, which is curved on the left and proper sides. The edges of the show glass curve into the body after which meet the rear panel, which makes the cellphone seem very slim. Nevertheless, the cellphone’s rear digital camera module protrudes by a few millimetres.

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The Vivo V23 Professional options two front-facing cameras for selfies together with two front-facing LED lights


The medium-sized notch on the prime of the show has two front-facing cameras; a 50-megapixel main digital camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera. These are accompanied by two LED flash items which can be effectively hidden within the skinny bezel on both aspect of the digital camera setup. The rear module features a 108-megapixel main digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera.

The cellphone packs in a 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, which can be obtainable on the OnePlus Nord 2, the Poco F3 GT, and the premium Vivo X70. There is a dual-SIM tray which has area for 2 Nano-SIMs (with twin 5G standby) however no room for a microSD card. The cellphone additionally has a 4,300mAh battery and Vivo features a 44W quick charger within the field.

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The Vivo V23 Professional has three rear cameras together with a macro digital camera


The Vivo V23 Professional, identical to the earlier fashions within the V sequence, is all a couple of slim design and selfie cameras. Nevertheless, this time Vivo has added a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC and a 108-megapixel rear digital camera to the combination to make issues extra fascinating. Whereas I do count on higher efficiency compared to the Vivo V20 Professional (Assessment) and the V21, the V23 Professional should tackle mid-range gadgets just like the  OnePlus Nord 2 (Assessment) and the Poco F3 GT (Assessment) together with some premium smartphones just like the Galaxy S20 FE (Assessment) (and the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE). Vivo has additionally integrated Android 12 into its customized Funtouch OS 12 pores and skin, so it is going to be fascinating to see how Google’s Materials You design philosophy merges with Vivo’s Funtouch OS. Keep tuned to my full overview, which will likely be out quickly.

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