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vivo V27 5G Review: Studio Quality Power at the Palm of Your Hands

vivo V27 5G Review: Studio Quality Power at the Palm of Your Hands

vivo V27, dubbed as the Aura Portrait Master, is one of the company’s latest mid-range smartphone devices. It boasts of its ability to take stunning portrait photos using vivo’s Aura Portrait Algorithm. 

Design and Aesthetic

The design and aesthetic of the V27 5G is consistent with vivo’s fashion-forward design philosophy for the V series. The gem-like design of the glass back cover–something that’s not usually seen on mid-range phones–is truly classy. Its photochromic coat gives the phone a nice range of color from light prismatic shades to darker ones depending on the lighting. This color change is very subtle and gives it a sophisticated charm.

The V27 5G measures only 7.36mm thin, making it one of vivo’s slimmest smartphones. It even has a 2.3mm one-piece narrow frame in shiny chrome. These, along with its 3D curved AMOLED screen, give the device a sleek and luxurious vibe. 

On the back of the device is the camera module which houses a built-in light called theAura Light alongside three AI cameras.

Powerful Features

The V27 5G is powered by a flagship-like processor in the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7200. The chip gives the phone excellent power management and multi-core processing capabilities, letting users run their apps easily, including mobile games. The phone also has 12GB of RAM with 8GB extended RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

You get to enjoy all this power via a 6.78” 3D Curved AMOLED QHD display that supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The screen can also produce up to 1 billion colors for superb image clarity. All these ensure that the phone’s power properly translates to an enjoyable experience for its users.

Studio in Your Pocket

The highlight of the V27 5G is the camera and its ability to take studio-like images, thanks to its Aura Portrait Algorithm system.

The vivo V27 5G utilizes a triple AI camera setup, which includes a 50MP Sony IMX 766V main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 2MP super macro. This setup allows you to shoot most subjects with ease especially in areas with good lighting. In low light settings, the Aura Light comes into play and allows the vivo V27 5G to take clear and bright photos. 

With the Aura Portrait Algorithm, taking nightlife photos in venues such as clubs and bars results in amazingly crisp images with great bokeh cutouts. Adjusting the bokeh strength is also possible with the app. You can play with these settings by going to Portrait > Filter > Flash Portrait.

Phone Specs Summary

Here’s a quick rundown of the vivo V27 5G’s specs:

  • MediaTek Dimensity 7200 (4nm)
  • Mali-G610 MC4
  • 12GB RAM / 256GB Storage
  • 78-inch Curved AMOLED QHD display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • 50MP f/1.9 main IMX766V with OIS + 8MP Super-Wide-angle Camera (Optical angle of 120˚, 108˚ after distortion correction), and 2MP Super Macro Camera (4cm focus distance)
  • 50MP f/2.0 HD Auto-Focus front camera
  • 3G, LTE, 5G Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, under display fingerprint scanner, gyro, USB Type-C
  • 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charge support
  • Android 13 with Funtouch 13
  • Emerald Green (with photochromic properties)
  • Price: Smart Signature Device Plan 1,499 with a one-time cash out of P3,400 and P200 monthly amortization for 24 months or Signature Plans+ 999 with just +1,900/mo for 12 mos. via 0% credit card installment available in our Smart Stores

Value for Money

The phone has an amazingly sleek and classy design coupled with a powerful flagship-like processor that guarantees a good user experience. Most importantly, this phone is able to capture amazing studio-quality photos day or night with its triple AI camera setup and Aura Portrait Algorithm. 

The vivo V27 5G definitely offers a lot of value for money, especially when you’re also subscribed to Smart Signature Plans

Get this premium phone in photochromic Emerald Green colorway exclusively with your Smart 

Signature Device Plan 1,499 with a one-time cash out of P3,400 and P200 monthly amortization for 24 months. Enjoy 10 GB open access data, unli all-net calls and text, and 100 minutes calls to PLDT. 

Want more data? You can also get this with a Smart Signature Plans+ 999 by just adding +1,900/month for 12 months via 0% credit card installment available in our Smart Stores. This plan comes with 20GB of data, unli 5G for 12 months in select areas nationwide, unli all-net texts and calls including landline, plus Netflix on us.

The vivo V27 5G is certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for a new smartphone that combines a great design, powerful features, and an affordable price tag.

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