Vivo V27 Professional evaluation: King of the selfies

The Vivo V25 Professional impressed us final yr by providing nice photographic efficiency at an accessible value level, and we had been notably wowed by the selfie digital camera on that mannequin.

Now, its successor has arrived, and plainly Vivo has doubled down on the selfie efficiency, boosting it to a whopping 50MP to match the primary rear sensor.


That is not all that is on provide right here, although, this is likely one of the first telephones to function MediaTek’s Dimensity 8200 processor, which guarantees stable gaming efficiency and elevated effectivity.

We have been utilizing the telephone over the past week or so, and this is how we discovered it.

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Vivo V27 Professional

The Vivo V27 Professional presents nice efficiency and wonderful images at an inexpensive value level. If you happen to take a number of selfies, that is one which’s positively value trying out, supplied you may get your palms on one. It is solely out there in India, for now.


  • Wonderful selfie digital camera with autofocus
  • Stable major digital camera
  • Snappy efficiency
  • Good battery life
  • Nice worth

  • The only speaker is well muffled
  • Macro and ultra-wide cameras are weak
  • A number of bloatware
  • Solely out there in India at launch


  • Dimensions: 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.36 mm
  • Weight: 182 grams
  • Color choices: Magic Blue and Noble Black
  • Fluorite AG Glass again

Identical to the V25 Professional, our V27 Professional got here in an attention grabbing blue end with an AG glass again. It has the identical luxurious velvety really feel as its predecessor, and it is similar to the iQOO 11, too. It is on the slippery slide, so you will need to be very cautious utilizing it with no case, however there is a fundamental clear TPU case included within the field.

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This mannequin has the identical UV-reactive properties as final yr’s mannequin, however Vivo did not go so far as to ship a UV torch with our pattern this time round. As a substitute, you will discover that the shade of blue adjustments relying on the lighting, changing into a darker, nearly lilac, color within the solar.

It is a completely different shade of blue on the V27 Professional, and whereas it is to not our actual style, loads of people who noticed us utilizing it mentioned that they favored the color. In order that’s all down to non-public desire. If you happen to choose, the telephone may even be out there in a black colourway, which we’ve not seen within the flesh, however is alleged to supply some glowing glitter-like results.

The telephone may be very giant, but it surely’s exceptionally skinny, and its curved edges make it really feel slimmer nonetheless. Because of this it feels nice within the hand and is not too cumbersome in your pocket. Vivo mentioned that it is the model’s thinnest curved-edge telephone up to now, and we consider it.

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Elsewhere, there aren’t too many surprises, there is a SIM tray, USB-C port and speaker grille on the bottom, together with a quantity rocker and energy button on the proper. On the rear, there is a very small digital camera bump with three round lenses and a ring-shaped LED flash.

Show and audio system

  • 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED show
  • 2400 x 1080 decision
  • Curved edges
  • Single speaker

The show is fairly luxurious, and never too dissimilar to the expensive Vivo X90 Professional that we have been testing not too long ago. Vivo hasn’t mentioned the precise brightness you may count on from this panel, but it surely appears to be like to be on par with the X90 Professional’s 1300-nit output.

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We have not been shy about our love of flat shows, however the curved edges work nicely right here, and provides the gadget a premium appear and feel. The 120Hz refresh price signifies that swiping across the OS is splendidly clean, too.

In terms of color copy, you are given a reasonably fundamental degree of management, but it surely’s nonetheless probably greater than sufficient for almost all of customers. You are ready to decide on between Customary, Professional and Shiny presets, in addition to modify the color temperature of every. Basically the identical choices you will discover on different handsets operating FunTouch OS.

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There is a single speaker on the Vivo V27 Professional and it appears to be largely unchanged from final yr’s mannequin. It is loud and clear but it surely lacks low-end response, so it is unlikely to wow you, but it surely will get the job achieved. The positioning makes it fairly straightforward to muffle, although, so you will wish to be aware of the way you maintain the telephone, notably in panorama orientation.

{Hardware} and software program

  • MediaTek Dimensity 8200
  • As much as 12GB RAM (extendable) and 256GB storage
  • 4600 mAh battery, 66W wired FlashCharge
  • Funtouch OS 13, based mostly on Android 13

The Vivo V27 Professional is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 and is the primary telephone that we have used with this chipset. Upon launch, MediaTek claimed large beneficial properties in gaming efficiency and effectivity and in our testing, this appears to carry true.

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It is not a flagship chip, so you will not see it on the prime of any benchmark charts, however for the common person, this chipset is greater than succesful sufficient for some nice gaming experiences. We had been in a position to play Genshin Influence in 60fps at excessive settings with no noticeable slowdowns and with out the telephone heating up considerably in any respect.

You’ll be able to really max out the settings fully should you do not thoughts some slight stuttering when the motion heats up. It is actually spectacular efficiency for such an inexpensive handset.

The battery life was additionally wonderful all through our testing interval, simply seeing us by way of a median day with juice left to spare. When it is time to cost, there is a 66W wall adapter within the field, however there is not any wi-fi charging on this mannequin.

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Curiously, we discovered that solely the included charger would quick cost the V27 Professional, and the remainder of our charging gear took its candy time. So, should you choose one in all these telephones up, you will probably wish to hold the included charger useful.

The Vivo V27 Professional runs FunTouch OS 13, based mostly on Android 13. We have spent a number of time with this working system currently, so there weren’t any surprises in retailer. The pores and skin would not stray too removed from inventory android and consists of some genuinely helpful options, which you’ll be able to find out about right here.

As regular, although, FunTouch OS comes loaded up with a bunch of proprietary apps and bloatware, which we’re by no means completely happy to see. It is simple to overlook after you have spent a short while cleansing these apps up, but it surely’s a problem we may do with out.


  • 50MP OIS principal (Sony IMX766V)
  • 8MP ultra-wide
  • 2MP tremendous macro
  • 50MP selfie digital camera with autofocus

As we talked about earlier, one of many highlights of this gadget is its distinctive selfie digital camera. This was true of the Vivo V25 Professional, too, however this yr the decision has been bumped as much as match the primary rear digital camera.

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The factor that makes this digital camera so good is the truth that it has correct autofocus, and that is one thing that is nonetheless lacking on nearly all of premium flagship telephones. Usually, a selfie digital camera may have a set focus, and the telephone will use software program to sharpen the picture should you’re not within the candy spot of the focal vary. The advantages of getting a picture that is correctly targeted are instantly obvious within the outcomes.

The high-resolution front-facing digital camera additionally permits you to shoot video at as much as 4K 60fps with EIS, so it might be a useful instrument should you prefer to create vlog-style content material with out carrying round a heavy mirrorless digital camera.

Across the again, we now have the 50MP Sony IMX766V as our major digital camera, and that is the digital camera that we caught to for almost all of our snaps. The 8MP vast and 2MP macro aren’t fairly as much as normal and are greatest prevented the place potential.

The primary digital camera, regardless of being decrease decision than final yr’s, didn’t disappoint. It is able to capturing wonderful element and Vivo’s picture processing brings out some pretty vibrant and lifelike colors.

It struggles a bit in low-light conditions, however night time mode does a good job, as long as you could have a static topic.

All the cameras profit from Vivo’s wonderful imaging instruments, simply as we now have discovered with the previous few Vivo handsets that we have examined. Portrait mode cutouts are simply on par with the big-name manufacturers, there is a multitude of beautification choices and boatloads of filters and results you can apply after the very fact.


With an MSRP of round $459 the Vivo V27 Professional is a number of telephone for the cash. We discovered it very easy to reside with, and there have been many moments the place we may mistake it for a top-tier flagship.

The one areas that give away this telephone’s budget-friendly value level are the weaker auxiliary cameras, the mono speaker and the pre-installed bloatware. Though the latter is current on the expensive Vivo X90 Professional, too.

Because of this the Vivo V27 Professional is a straightforward telephone to advocate, particularly should you take a number of selfies, because the front-facing digital camera is likely one of the greatest that you will discover on any tier of gadget.

The larger drawback comes within the type of availability. The V27 Professional is simply out there in India at launch, and it would not sound like Vivo has plans to launch it elsewhere. So there is a large likelihood that you simply will not be capable of get your palms on one.

There is a non-pro V27 on the way in which, too, which shares most of the digital camera options and will get a wider launch – but it surely has a weaker processor, so won’t be the selection for eager players. Nevertheless, if it is primarily the cameras that you simply’re eager on, you may wish to wait and see if that launches in your area.