One of the popular smartphones made for selfies last year is the vivo V25 series and in the series, there are three smartphones that belong in the family. And today, we’re gonna review the popular one and the middle of the pack, the vivo V25.
Design and Hardware
One of the features that we definitely loved about the vivo V25 is the design. Just like the previous generation, the vivo V23, the vivo V25 comes with a back cover that changes color whenever it is exposed to the sun. The one that we got turns orange whenever it’s under the sun.
It does have a flat frame and a boxy feel more than ever. It’s a trend that we’ve been seeing on smartphones today whether it’s on the flagship line or on entry-level smartphones. Going back to the color options of the vivo V25 does give off a very fashionable and stylish design. On a technical perspective, it’s really cool to see interchangeable colors on the back cover of the smartphone and still feels premium to hold.
The camera module of the vivo V25 is similar to the Y35 and it comes with three cameras but it does have a different camera setup as we got here a 64MP rear camera along with 8MP ultra wide-angle and 2MP macro camera
On one side, there’s the power button and also the volume rocker of the smartphone and of course, the fingerprint of the smartphone is an under-display one just like most mid-rangers out there. Of course, there’s no headphone jack in here
As for the battery, the smartphone comes with a 4500mAh battery inside and I was able to squeeze in a pretty long battery life of 15 hours and 19 minutes on PC Mark Work 2.0 battery test. For charging, the smartphone comes with a 44W Flash Charger and it was fast enough and mostly on par with most smartphones in its range. wow
The display of the smartphone is still a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a full HD+ resolution and there’s a 90Hz resolution. Too bad it’s only at 90Hz and not 120Hz which can give smoother and better animations and transitions on the smartphone.
Nonetheless, the 90hz display of the smartphone is still pretty good and the colors are just fine. It’s not the brightest nor the best AMOLED display that we’ve seen in its range but this will definitely do in most cases. It does annoy me that this one still packs a notch instead of a punch-hole though.
Software and performance
For the software of the smartphone, the vivo V25 5G comes with FunTouch OS 12 which is based on Android 12. Honestly, it was smooth and it was fun to use. Of course, it isn’t a perfect one and there are a lot of pre-installed applications but it works really fine.
As for the performance, it comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor inside along with 8GB of RAM that can be extended with 8GB more RAM. As for the benchmarks, here are the scores that we got on the smartphone:
We tried different games on the smartphone such as Call of Duty and Genshin Impact but of course, for heavier games, you need to set it at low to mid graphics settings. Nonetheless, I wished that the smartphone did pack a better and more powerful performance.
Now, this is where the vivo V25 5G shines. The front camera, there’s the 50MP front-facing camera that is pretty good for selfies which also makes the smartphone perfect for making TikToks and Instagram Reels as well. Check out the shots that we took using the smartphone.
For the selfies, we got pretty good colors, and even in low light, the selfies that we got are sharper than expected.
The rear camera of the smartphone was pretty as well and it’s on the flagship level or on the same level as the vivo V25 Pro but it’s pretty enough.
You can also take 4K videos on the front-facing camera if you want to.
The vivo V25 5G is made for video, photos and for taking selfies. It’s actually pretty excellent at that. The design of the smartphone is something that you would love as well as we got here a color-changing back cover and a premium feel.
The smartphone might have a powerful enough MediaTek Dimensity 900 inside but I wished that it had a more powerful processor inside. Also, I feel that the smartphone should have a higher 120Hz refresh rate instead of the 90Hz refresh rate.
So if you’re the type of person who wants a smartphone for TikToks, selfies, vlogging and more. Then you might want to buy the vivo V25 5G.