Vivo V23 Pro Review: Features, Specs, and Price in Nigeria

Vivo V23 Pro price and camera performance

The Vivo V23 Pro is one of the latest mid-range smartphones offered by Vivo and I’m sure you know how good their mid-range phones can be, especially when it comes from their “V” lineup. The Vivo V23 Pro is a 6.56-inch screen smartphone that can offer you a nice viewing experience with its wonderful display, a 4300mAh battery capacity for long-lasting usage, and solid performance. Without forgetting their reputation of offering one of the best selfie cameras, Vivo has integrated a 50MP dual-selfie camera alongside a 108MP main camera into this phone.

Vivo is likely to become everyone’s favourite smartphone brand and that’s a matter of time. Starting the year with this wonderful smartphone has shown they have lots of impressive devices in-store for their customers this year which they promised. Though they’ve been doing it consistently for the past few years, so this year won’t be any different.

It’s obvious that Vivo had one purpose in making this phone. And that is, to achieve worldwide success, gaining the attention of many buyers with its selfie camera which is one of the best you can find in a mid-range phone, along with other factors like performance and design. Considering the impressive specs and price of this phone which is very affordable, the Vivo V23 Pro is probably the best mid-range phone you can get this year.

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Vivo V23 Pro Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED, 90Hz
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2376 pixels
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200
  • Front Camera: 50-megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 108-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
  • RAM: 8GB /12GB
  • Storage: 128GB /256GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4300mAh
  • OS: Android 12, Funtouch 12
Vivo V23 Pro
Design

Design

Vivo deserves all the praises they have been getting for the release of this phone. Not just for the specs, but with the design of this phone as they’ve done what other producers cannot do. Preferably, If you opt for the Sunshine Gold colour of the Vivo V23 Pro, then you will definitely be amazed from the very first time you take it out of the box. The colour is most times yellowish Gold, but can still turn to a bluish-green colour, especially when exposed to sunlight.

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Meanwhile, if you’re not comfortable with this yellowish Gold edition which might sound flashy, and prefers to keep a low profile, the Stardust Black colour of this phone is also available. Fortunately, it offers the same matte textured glass for resisting smudge and fingerprints. The front panel features a curved screen with a metallic frame across the sides of this phone.

At the base of the Vivo V23 Pro are the USB port and SIM card slot without a 3.5mm headphone jack or SDcard slot, while the volume and power buttons are placed at the top right corner of the phone. The camera bump features a triple camera setup which is arranged vertically. Fortunately, at 171g, the V23 Pro has a small weight and can comfortable fit info your pockets.

Vivo V23 Pro
Display

Display

Upfront is a 6.56-inch curved screen with an AMOLED panel and a 1080p resolution. The display offers a 90Hz refresh rate which makes scrolling through the screen a very smooth experience, and a 1,300nits of max brightness level makes it good enough to use in a sunny environment. Unfortunately, the colour accuracy needs a little improvement but still goes well with the price.

This phone’s display also has HDR10+ support that makes watching movies very enjoyable. There’s a wide notch cutout at the top of the screen which houses the dual-selfie camera and down below it is an optical in-screen fingerprint scanner.

Camera

Camera

On the back camera of the Vivo V23 Pro is a triple camera setup which includes a 108MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and 120 degrees field of view. The last camera features a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The main camera produces stunning images even under challenging light conditions.

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While in low-light conditions, there might be little complications as the photos sometimes appear unsaturated, but with the help of the Dual-LED Flash, there won’t be any problems whether low light or no light. The ultra-wide camera can capture nice pictures while the 2MP macro still does a nice job with its autofocusing capability.

There’s a 50MP sensor for taking selfies which we expect every user to be pleased with its result. The front camera also comes with a fixed focus ultra-wide lens of 8MP with 105 degrees field of view. This dual-selfie camera setup is paired with a dual-LED flash and you can also record videos at 4k with it including the rear camera.

Performance, Storage, and Software

Under the hood, the Vivo V23 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset which happens to be MediaTek’s mid-range Chip. When you using this phone for your daily activities, you won’t experience any lag or overheating. You can also play any type of demanding game at the highest setting without noticing any form of delay. Also, you’re getting a 5G network connectivity which is the quickest currently available.

The Vivo V23 Pro comes in two memory versions of 8GB /12GB of RAM that’s paired with a 128GB /256GB of internal storage. There’s no option for expansion of memory.

This phone runs on the Android 12 operating system along with the Funtouch 12 interface. The Vivo V23 Pro presents lots of customizable features like swiping down the screen with three fingers to take a screenshot.

Charging

Battery

The 4300mAh battery inside the Vivo V23 Pro is an amazing one and can last a whole day on moderate use, and up to 14hrs on extreme usage. There’s also a 44W fast charging support which can charge this phone from empty to a full battery within an hour.

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Vivo V23 Pro
Price and Availability

Vivo V23 Pro: Price and Availability in Nigeria

The Vivo V23 Pro was launched in early January of 2022 and was later released that same month. The availability of this phone is a bit complicated as Vivo is not a familiar brand in most countries like the UK, but it’s currently available in India, Nigeria, and other Asian and African countries.

Presently, the Vivo V23 Pro is sold at around ₦300,000 ($512) for the 8GB /128GB model.

Vivo V23 Pro Full Specifications

General

  • Brand: Vivo
  • Model: Vivo V23 Pro
  • Release Date: January 2022
  • Weight: 171g
  • Colours: Sunshine Gold, Stardust Black

Display

  • Touchscreen: YES
  • Type: AMOLED, 90Hz
  • Display Size: 6.56-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2376 pixels
  • Facelock Support: YES
  • In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display)
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.3 x 7.4 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.29 in)

Platform

  • Operating System: Android 12, Funtouch 12
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (6nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9

Memory

  • RAM: 8GB /12GB
  • Inbuilt Storage: 128GB /256GB
  • SD Card slot: No

Camera

  • Rear Flash: Dual-LED Flashlight
  • Rear Camera: 108-MP f/1.9 (wide), 8-MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 2-MP f/2.4 (macro)
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 50-MP f/2.0 (wide), 8-MP f/2.3 (ultra-wide)
  • Front Flash: Dual-LED Flash

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: YES
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • USB: MicroUSB-C
  • GPS: YES
  • WLAN: YES

Network

  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • 3G Support: Yes
  • 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
  • 5G Support: Yes
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Battery

  • Capacity: Li-Po 4300mAh, non-removable
  • Fast Charge: 44W

Price

  • Price in Nigeria: ₦300,000
  • Price in the US: $512

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