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Vivo V23 review: the selfie phone with an elegant design

Vivo V23 review: the selfie phone with an elegant design

I live V23 we could define it as the selfie phone par excellence, a smartphone designed by the company to favor selfie And video callsbetting very strongly on a design elegant, and even unique in one of its colors, with the possibility of change color. All this at a list price of 549 euros, more than adequate for the pockets of many of us; let’s find out closely in ours review complete.

Design and Aesthetics

The product wants stand out from the mass of smartphones on the market, and it does so starting from the general dimensions, reaches in fact 157.20 x 72.42 x 7.39 / 7.55 millimeters thick, with a weight of 179/181 grams. It is easy to handle, insert it in the trouser pocket or in a pouch, thanks to an enviable lightness and thinness.

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The differences in thickness and weight are dictated by the coloring that you will choose, those who will choose the Sunshine Goldwill be able to show off the result of two years of study by Vivo. A cover that reacts to UV raysthanks to the installation of a very thin sheet (hence the greater thickness and weight), which will transform the coloring golden in blue. A stylistic choice really interesting and one of a kind, it’s a pity not to be able to show it to you in the shots, our test was based on the model version Stardust Black (still beautiful). In both cases, I live installed one layer of micro crystals on the glass shell, which offers a elegance of a higher level, as well as interesting play of lightsin relation to the angle of the lighting.

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The camera module is quite enough bulky, but not too prominent compared to the body. The frame it is made of metal, with the on / off and volume rods on the right side, while at the bottom speaker physicist, USB type-C 2.1 And trolley of the SIM cards.

Hardware and Specifications

The display is a AMOLED from 6.44 in diagonally, with resolution FullHD + (2400 x 1080 pixels), featuring very thin bezels on three sides, and a notch quite marked, given the presence of two front sensors. Its being dish convinces most users, in terms of detail and sharpness we believe it is in line with the price range, it offers good performance, thanks also to the support forHDR10 + and protection Schott Xsensationfor superior strength.

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To further embellish it, here comes the refresh rate to 90Hz, perfect for improving fluidity in scrolling and daily use, with the certainty of filing any small defects. The dynamic range is wide enough, the base colors tend to be slightly clearerwith a sufficient brightness for use in direct sunlight.

The processor is the MediaTek Dimensity 920 5Gan octa core with a clock frequency of 2.5GHz, flanked by a Mali G68 MC4 GPU. The configuration provides 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM e 256GB internal memory (not expandable), for an overall satisfactory performance. The steps forward made by MediaTek with the Dimensity series are important, and the gap with the Qualcomm Snapdragon is getting smaller and smaller. The I live V23 it does not heat up particularly in the back, it is fluid and responsive, allowing even good gaming sessions.

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Unlocking can take place in two ways, using the fingerprint sensor integrated under the display, and 2D face recognition. In both cases the unlock speed it is very good, with a reactivity that has nothing to envy to the top of the range of the moment. The SIM trolley integrates two slotsusable only for SIM cards; connectivity is guaranteed by the 5Gfrom the WiFi 6 dual band, bluetooth 5.2, GPS and NFC chip. If concerned, the USB type-C port is 2.1 (no video output), and the 3.5mm jack.

The audio of the I live V23 is monoonly the lower speaker is used, the maximum volume is more than enough for an environment from 25 square meters. The detail of all frequencies is in the average of the price range, without being able to stand out or stand out.

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Camera, operating system and battery

The photographic sector consists of 3 sensorsa principal from 64 megapixels with F1.89 aperture, a wide angle from 8 megapixels with aperture F2.2, and one macro from 2 megapixels.

In bright conditions, the first thing that catches the eye is the extreme sharpness of the shots, with a detail that far exceeds the price range of belonging, considering the entire frame. The colors are well balancedcontrast and saturation they are not excessive, excellent white balance and the management of strong lights. A surrender Greatif we consider that we are talking about a smartphone worth just over 500 euros.

The moment the light starts to go down, the speech changes slightly, as we notice a digital noise that enters with arrogance in the shots in a short time, and an ease in making micro-wavy annoying. Compared to the competition, only in low light, the yield proves to be on a lower level as regards the sharpness, color balance and detail. Good night mode, it manages to illuminate the scene more, but without doing miracles.

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THE video are made to the maximum in 4K to 30fpsthe autofocus works discreetly in all light conditions, perhaps it tends to be slightly nervous when the brightness drops, but overall we can be more than satisfied. Improved speech for the stabilizationalthough it is electronic, it will be possible to record without difficulty walking, even if you do not have a steady hand (by activating the ultra stabilization instead it will be possible to switch to FullHD).

What makes the I live V23 truly special is the attention paid by the company to the front sector. These are made up of ben two sensorsdivided into a main by 50 megapixels with F2.0 aperture (created specifically for the reviewed model) and a wide angle from 8 megapixels with aperture F2.28. Surrender is excellent in every light condition, creating a furrow also important with the top of the range from over 1000 euros; the details are always precise, the images sharp and the colors perfectly balanced, with a very wide dynamic range. To counter the understandable reduction of quality in low light, I live he thought to insert well 4 LED flashes front (two-tone, with the possibility of calibrating it in relation to the color of the skin), which literally save the situation while maintaining a high level.

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The operating system is Android 12patched by May 2022and graphic customization FunTouch OS 12. The interface is fluid, light, with attractive and modern graphics, as well as practically free from any type of lag. Changes to the version Android stock are not very many, the animations, the lighting effects, the division of the screen, the ultra game, the expansion of the “virtual” RAM and some aesthetic improvements, for example in video calls. From do not neglect obviously the gestures and the always on display.

There battery is a component from 4200 mAhwith fast charging a 44 watts, but without wireless or reverse. The autonomy is average, it is around the maximum 4 hours of active display, which in our case correspond to a day whole of use; if the latter is particularly intense, you run the risk of having to reconnect to the wall socket earlier than usual.

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Vivo V23: conclusions

In conclusion I live V23 is the smartphone that marks the turning point for users looking for an aesthetically beautiful product, light, easily manageable, quite performing, and with a strong focus on the photographic sector, above all front (the real strength of the product itself).

On the other side of the coin we add very little, one battery which guarantees an autonomy that is not fully satisfactory, and the memory unfortunately not expandable.

I live V23

549 euros


Aesthetics and Design

9.0 / 10


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8.0 / 10


8.0 / 10


7.5 / 10


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