Launch of the Color-Changing Vivo V25 Pro in India: Vivo has finally added the V25 Pro to its V line in India. The phone’s price is in the middle range, and it has features like a design that changes color, a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset, 66W fast charging, and more.
Vivo V25 Pro Specifications and Features
Under UV light and direct sunlight, the Vivo V25 Pro’s Color Changing Fluorite AG Glass Design exhibits various blue tones. This is for the color Sailing Blue. If you like things to be simple, you can also choose Pure Black.
The phone has a 6.56-inch 3D flexible curved screen. This is an AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ screen resolution. There is also room for a fingerprint scanner on the screen. A MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor, which supports up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, powers the gadget. Up to 8GB of extra RAM can be added with the help of extended RAM.
The camera is another standout feature. It has a 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro camera. The first camera has a resolution of 32MP. There are a lot of camera features, including Super Night Portrait mode, Bokeh Flare Portrait, Eye AF Selfie, Night Video with OIS, a combination of OIS and EIS, and more.
The Vivo V25 Pro’s 4,830mAh battery can be charged quickly with 66W FlashCharge. In 15 minutes, this can charge the phone to 40%. FunTouch OS 12 runs on the phone, which is based on Android 12. 5G support (both NSA and SA bands), Bluetooth version 5.2, USB Type-C, OTG, GPS, and more are all ways to connect.
Features and Price
The 8GB+128GB version of the Vivo V25 Pro costs Rs 35,999, and the 12GB/256GB version costs Rs 39,999. The phone can compete with the OnePlus Nord 2T, the Realme GT 2, and more.
Vivo V25 5G: Display
The Vivo V25 5G has a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen that runs at 90Hz and has a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. It also supports HDR10+. The back is made of glass, the frame is made of plastic, and Schott Xensation Glass protects the front.
The device has an old-school waterdrop design that doesn’t look good. It’s 2022, not 2018, so the design should be from 2022.
You shouldn’t skimp on the display if you’re paying Rs 27999, because you can get a phone like the Motorola Edge 30 5G, which has an OLED 144Hz display with a small hole cut out for Rs 26999.
The screen’s brightness is good, so you won’t have trouble using the device in direct sunlight. Besides an integrated fingerprint scanner, the screen has a built-in camera that works well.
The selling portion will now follow.
The back of the Vivo V25 5G is made of color-changing glass. The glass will change color if you shine UV light on the back.
For instance, if you place one finger on the back of a smartphone and hold it up to the sun, you will see your finger painted on the back of the device for a short period until it disappears.
Now, at first glance, this looks good, but after a while, you might wonder, “Why did I pay Rs 27999 for this?” In short, it’s just a gimmick.
Although it may have been better, the device’s display is decent overall.
Vivo V25 5G: Cameras
The main camera on the Vivo V25 5G has a 64MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, 50MP selfie camera. Video can be recorded at 1080p@30/60fps and 4k@30fps with both cameras.
The system depends on EIS instead of OIS support.
This will be one of the shortest reviews of a camera on MobileDrop. The 64MP primary sensor is garbage, so don’t expect natural photos. Instead, the image will be saturated and have white color added on top.
The dynamic range problem is there; the background might sometimes be too bright if you’re shooting in sunlight.
Dynamic range problems don’t happen all the time, but you’ll be disappointed when they do. In short, the phone’s back camera isn’t reliable.
The details are there but don’t show up when there isn’t much light.
Also, since the phone doesn’t have OIS built in, the videos will be shaky if you shoot them while running or walking.
Regarding 8MP ultra-wide,
The sensor takes good pictures when there is enough light, but if there isn’t enough light, the ultra-wide lens won’t be able to take a picture that can be used. If you want to take pictures that can be used, you should always use the main sensor when there isn’t enough light.
Vivo V25 5G includes a showcase 2MP macro lens.
Discussing the 50MP front-facing camera
In the past, we’ve seen that the best camera on cheap Vivo phones is on the front, not the back.
The 50MP sensor will be more impressive than the 64MP main sensor. By the way, the selfie will be a bit on the whiter side because that’s what Vivo has been doing for years, and I don’t think they’ll change the color science any time soon.
I like natural colors, and Vivo’s front camera doesn’t give me that, so the Vivo V25 5G isn’t for me. However, if you want the beauty mode turned on by default in the camera app, this could be a good choice for you.
Overall, the front camera on the Vivo V25 5G is good, and the back camera is just okay. Again, everything can be improved with an over-the-air (OTA) update, but it also depends on how and when Vivo does it.
Vivo V25 5G: Performance
This is not a gaming chipset, but the MediaTek Dimensity 900 is a strong CPU that can run almost all mobile games without issue.
You can understand why the Vivo V25 5G is an expensive smartphone by considering that MediaTek Dimensity 900 isn’t worth the Rs 27999 price tag; instead, you can purchase Snapdragon 870 for Rs 26,000.
Vivo hasn’t said anything about future updates, but I think the phone should get Android 13 again. This isn’t something that Vivo has confirmed, though.
Fun Touch OS 12, based on Android 12, runs on the Vivo V25 5G. Fun Touch OS is the Android Skin I like the least if you didn’t already know.
Vivo has added five 5G bands, including n1, n3, n41, n77, and n788.
Keep in mind that when you play BGMI with the highest graphics, the game does lag a bit, so I’d suggest you play at smooth with an Extreme frame rate for better gameplay.
Overall, the phone will function well for day-to-day usage, but, as I’ve already said, this is not a smartphone designed for gaming. As such, don’t expect that.