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Vivo V23 5G

Vivo V23 5G
Brand: Vivo
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 8 GB, 12 GB / 128 GB, 256 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core Cortex-A78 & Cortex-A55
  • Camera Back / Front: Triple (64, 8, 2 MP) / Dual (50, 8 MP)
  • Battery: Li-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable
  • Display: 6.44 inches, AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • OS: Android 12, Funtouch 12

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

Vivo V23 5G is a great option for those looking for a great camera-centric smartphone from Vivo. The phone’s camera performance is amazing, more specifically, its front camera one. The device has a dual selfie camera, which is rarely seen in mobiles across all categories. It also sports a 50 MP wide-angle and 8 MP ultrawide camera. The front camera setup has features like Dual-LED dual-tone flash and HDR and can record videos up to 4K.

On the rear, Vivo V23 5G features a triple camera slot. It has a 64 MP wide-angle, 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro camera. Apart from all the usual camera features, the phone has gyro-EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). Moreover, the rear camera setup can also record videos going as far as 4K. After cameras, design is the most impressive thing about this phone. The device comes in Sunshine Gold and Stardust Black, and both look great. Unlike most phones, the color of your choice impacts other departments.

While both variants are 6.18 inches tall and 2.85 inches wide, the Black variant is 0.290 inches thick. In comparison, the Gold variant is 0.297 inches in thickness. Similarly, the Black and Gold variants weigh 179 grams and 181 grams, respectively. In either case, the phone is lightweight. This 5G phone is priced at €360, which approximately converts to $413. The smart device comes in two variants. Its base version has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, while the more expensive one has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB ROM.

The Vivo V23 5G lacks an SD card slot, which is often the case with mid-range phones. The phone’s build quality is great, as it has a metal frame with a glass front and back. The front is protected by Schott Xensation Up. The phone has a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Additionally, the phone has a less-than-ideal screen-to-body ratio of 88%. However, it does have an impressive PPI (pixels per inch) density of 409. Further, this smart device delivers a great multimedia experience, improved by HDR10+ support.

In the sound department, the device has high-resolution audio and a loudspeaker. On the flip side, the device lacks stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Besides all the usual sensors, the phone has a color-changing panel that works when the phone is exposed to sunlight. This makes Vivo V23 5G unique compared to other mid-range phones. The phone’s overall performance is fine, but you can get better-performing phones at this price. The MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor handles the phone’s overall performance.

The gaming performance, on the other hand, is handled by the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The 120 Hz screen refresh rate only helps in improving the gaming experience. On the software side of things, the device runs Android 12 with Funtouch 12 on top. One of the cons of owning this device is that you will have to deal with bloatware. For communication, the smartphone has dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth5.2, GPS, and USB On-The-Go.

The device lacks FM Radio but has NFC and USB Type-C. The phone has a 4200 mAh lithium polymer non-removable battery that supports 44W fast charging. The phone’s battery life is below par, as it would just get you through the day, even on average use. The good thing here is that the Vivo V23 5G smart device can go from 1 to 68% charge in just 30 minutes.



Announced Date 2022, January 05
Release Date 2022, January 19


Dimensions 157.2 x 72.4 x 7.4 or 7.6 mm (6.18 x 2.85 x 0.290 or 0.297 in)
Weight 179 g or 181 g (6.31 oz or 6.38 oz)
Colors Sunshine Gold, Stardust Black


Display Type AMOLED, 90Hz
Size 6.44 inches, 100.1 cm2 (~88.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Display Features Schott Xensation Up


Primary Triple (64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF | 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm | 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro))
Secondary Dual (50 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF | 8 MP, f/2.3, 105˚ (ultrawide))
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama


Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G68 MC4
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB


Card Type No
Internal 128 GB / 256 GB


OS Android 12, Funtouch 12


Technology Used Li-Po
Capacity 4200 mAh
Fast Charging


3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go


Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight



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