Vivo V25 Pro Review


Brief Description of Vivo V25 Pro Review:

Editor’s Rating: 3.75/5

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display

performance

battery

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Weaknesses

  • bloatware
  • no audio jack

Vivo is once again back with the famous mid-range V-series. Like every time in this series, the company has launched two smartphones Vivo V25 and V25 Pro. In this review, we are going to talk about the Pro variant. This is the second smartphone to come with MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. Earlier only OnePlus Nord 2T is available in India with this chipset and hence it is also its first competitor.

Vivo V25 Pro also has powerful features like 120Hz AMOLED panel, 64MP triple rear camera setup and 66W flash charge support, but are these features even more powerful when actually used on paper? Let’s try to know in this Vivo V25 Pro review.


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Vivo V25 Pro: Prices and Availability

Vivo V25 Pro will be available in two storage variants in India. You will be able to buy the phone from online and offline stores from August 2022. It comes in two color options Sailing Blue (Blue) and Pure Black (Black).

  • 8GB+128GB – ₹35,999
  • 12+256GB – ₹39,999

Offers:

  • There is a 10% cashback offer on buying the phone with ICICI, SBI and Kotak credit/debit cards.

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Unboxing

Vivo V25 Pro comes in a big silver color box. The box bears the name of the phone along with the branding of the company’s name on the front and only its storage variant and manufacturing details on the back side. On opening the box, first you get the smartphone and along with all these things are also present in this box –

  • Vivo V25 Pro Phone
  • a transparent TPU cover
  • 66W adapter
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • sim ejector
  • Phone warranty card and other papers

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Design

Vivo V25 Pro is a stylish mid-range smartphone. We have got a blue (Sailing Blue) color model in this. The phone is slim and the rear panel comes with a matte finish, but shines a bit when there is light. The rear panel is made of polycarbonate, the screen at the front and the metal frame in the middle holds them together.

The rear camera module of the phone is seen in black color and the rear panel protrudes, does not merge. It consists of two large spheres with a blue ring around them and two rooms are fitted in it. Whereas the third camera will be seen quite a bit separately. Apart from this, there is Vivo branding on the lower side.

With the curved edge at the front and the extremely thin bezels on all four sides, watching videos or playing games on the screen is great. Although the bottom bezel is a bit heavy compared to the rest of the three, we would call that too slim. There is a punch-hole selfie camera at the top of the screen.

The right edge of this smartphone houses the volume rocker and power button, while the left edge is empty. There is a SIM tray, microphone, USB Type-C port and speaker grille on the bottom left-to-right side and ‘Professional Photography’ written in matte finish on the top and another microphone.

The design of the phone is very good. It is light as well as slim, but the choice of colors here depends on one’s own preferences.

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Display

Vivo V25 Pro has a 6.56-inch Full HD + AMOLED display. This is a 3D curved screen, which is present here with 120Hz refresh rate support. Animation is quite smooth with 120Hz refresh rate, but it also consumes more battery. You can also choose 60Hz refresh rate by going to the display settings, which will give more battery backup. There is also a ‘Smart Switch’ option, where the phone automatically changes the refresh rate according to the content and the app.

Apart from this, the phone also has HDR 10 support. We watched the content here on both Youtube and Netflix apps and it was a great experience. The colors in this look natural, they have not been boosted too much.

The brightness in the display is also good here, the eyes do not have to work too hard to see the phone in the outside light. However, in bright sunlight, where even premium phones do get a little drab, there is something to be seen in this too after looking closely at full brightness.

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Camera

This phone of Vivo is for professional photography according to the company. In this you will get 64MP primary sensor with OIS and EIS, 8MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP macro sensor.

The pictures taken with the primary sensor impressed us a lot. These photos are better than expected. The colors in the pictures are natural, they were not boosted and the detailing is also very good. If you look at the pictures given below, you will see shadows and sunlight and many shades of green in the picture. Even in night time with Super Night Mode, you will get good detail and brightness in pictures, although it is a little less than day photos, but this camera does not disappoint you even in low-light.

The ultra-wide camera also does its job very well in bright light. In this also the colors do not change, although you will definitely see some effect on the detail compared to the primary camera.

The phone’s third 2MP macro sensor is also capable of taking decent macro shots. Although it is better than the 2MP camera present in other phones, but you should not expect too much here.

You get a 32MP primary sensor for selfie in this smartphone. The photos taken with this camera are also very good. At the same time, taking photos with Night Mode is better at night. It does take some detailing, but if you’re not a professional photographer, you won’t see much of a difference.

In V25 Pro, you get many more camera features like 64MP, Panorama, Slo-mo, Time Lapse, Vlog Movie, Long Exposure, Dual View, AR Sticker, etc. With these modes, you can also take very funny pictures in it.

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Performance

Dimensity 1300 chipset is present in Vivo V25 Pro. It is a powerful mid-range processor from MediaTek, with four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 3.0 GHz and the remaining four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. For graphics, there is a 9-core Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU.

The review unit we got has 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. In this, you can expand the RAM up to 8GB from the free storage with the RAM expansion feature. In this you will also get the option of 256GB storage with 12GB in the market.

We have used the phone and even after using a lot of apps, it is not going to give you any hiccups or problems. Multi-tasking or watching videos in high-quality, the performance of the phone is good. I played here CoD Mobile, which is a heavy game, for about 30 minutes and I didn’t notice any lag during this time. In this game I set the graphics to ‘Very High’ and the frame rate to ‘Max’. Even after heavy usage, the phone did not get hot at all.

We have also done some performance benchmark tests on this handset, the results of which you can see below.

Software

Vivo V25 Pro has FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12. Firstly, FunTouch OS is a bit different than the rest of the software. In the phone I am currently using, the button to show the recent apps is on the left side, whereas in all Vivo phones you find it on the right side. Scrolling up from the bottom opens the Apps widget.

Overall the OS is good, looks smooth after a while, but it also has a lot of bloatware. Here the phone is full of Linkedin, Josh, Moj, Spotify, Byju’s, HotGames, Hot Apps, Facebook, DailyHunt, Netflix, Prime Videoes, Spotify, ShareChat apps in the phone. You do have the option of uninstalling them though.

Vivo V25 Pro Review: Battery

There is a 4830mAh battery in Vivo V25 Pro. It gives a full day’s backup with simple usage that includes some time calling, WhatsApp messaging, about half an hour of gaming, watching some videos and using some apps. However, even if you are a heavy user, this phone will last 5-6 hours comfortably.

In the box, you also get a 66W charger along with the phone. With this, this phone gets fully charged in about 1 hour. The recently launched Nothing Phone (1) is also available in the same budget, but only supports 33W charging and doesn’t come with a charger, whereas Vivo’s phone beats here. But the Nothing Phone has wireless charging support, which is not available in any other phone in this budget.

Review Verdict: Should you buy the Vivo V25 Pro phone?

why buy

  • best primary sensor
  • Powerful Chipset
  • 120Hz AMOLED Display
  • 66W Fast Charging

why not buy

  • bloatware
  • no audio jack


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