Vivo V27 Pro Brings The Fight To OnePlus 11R With A Better Design
The Indian smartphone market is essentially a race for specifications. Rarely do we see a phone that is designed to stand up to the competition. But Vivo V27 Pro is one such smartphone.
It has a great design which makes it a very comfortable phone to keep in the price range, at least for me. It's slim and light and color changing and packs the same 50MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera setup as the OnePlus 11R. Compared to other phones, it is a narrow device so it is easy to use with one hand. The chipsets are different, but in my experience with both phones, performance is similar in day-to-day use.
The Vivo V27 Pro's 6.78-inch AMOLED display is slightly larger than the OnePlus 11R's 6.74-inch display. It offers FHD+ (1080 x 2400) resolution with 120Hz refresh rate and certification for HDR10+ with Widevine L1. All these combine for a smooth, sharp and vivid viewing experience. I have no problem viewing the screen during the day. However, you only get low-end speakers, which isn't great. Conversely, the OnePlus 11R offers more powerful stereo speakers for a better media consumption experience.
This Vivo mid-range smartphone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset coupled with 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It is good for daily use without any problem. Launch the app and run games like Asphalt 9 without any issues. But playing games continuously can heat up the phone. The Vivo V27 Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support from 10% to 100% in an hour. It lasts a full day with moderate use, but on heavy days, fast charging helps top up the battery quickly.
The Vivo V27 Pro has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro camera. It comes with unique Indian filters designed for Indian weddings keeping the color palette in mind.
The main camera can take good pictures in a lot of light. It captures a great detail in the shadows. Portrait mode improves most features with edge detection and night photography is also average. On the other hand, the 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera is average at best, and the 2MP macro sensor is useless.
Vivo has worked to remove some bloatware from FunTouch OS 13, which is based on Android 13. It uses the Android Material U theme engine, which allows me to match the wallpaper to the system's color palette I didn't use the iManager app to monitor temperature, which is an app usage monitor. The operating system allows you to hide selected photos and videos from the gallery Overall, FunTouch OS is better and simpler than ever.
The Vivo V27 Pro competes with the OnePlus 11R in the sub-40,000 price segment in India. In my experience it offers better design and better camera setup with average performance and battery life. At a starting price of Rs 37,999, it beats the OnePlus 11R. If you want a thin and light phone that doesn't weigh down your wrist, the Vivo V27 Pro is a great choice.