vivo have launched the vivo V27e here in the Philippines, but before you buy it, you might want to check out this vivo V27e review.
It has been more than a month since the device was launched here in our shores, which gave me more than enough time to check it out and test its capabilities. But before we dive in to my vivo V27e review, let’s check first on what it comes out with out of the box.
What’s in the Box
Aside from the device itself, you’ll find a full set of essentials along with it in the box. Inside is a you’ll also get a free clear case, its user guide, warranty card, its flash charger, USB-A to USB-C cable, and a SIM ejector tool. You can check out my unboxing and first impressions video below before proceeding into the actual vivo V27e review.
Design and Build Quality
The smartphone will come in 2 colorways: Glory Black, and Lavender Purple. The Lavender Purple is very pretty, but it’s a bit too flashy for me. Glory Black suits me better. Its back design is very interesting, the color changes depending on the angle of the light source. It has a matte finish that fells really smooth to the touch, and seems to minimize fingerprints. It does feel plasticky though. The device also has a slim, flat frame, giving it a classic and elegant look and feel.
Speaking of feel, the vivo V27e also feels a bit hefty but not too much. It’s just enough to give a feeling that it’s durable. It also feels comfortable to hold, as well as when it’s in the pocket.
Button layout is typical, with the addition of the SIM card tray relocated at the bottom. You’ll also notice that there is no 3.5mm audio jack on the device, so you’ll have to use a wireless buds/headphone instead.
At the front, we have a 6.62-inch AMOLED display. It doesn’t have as thin bezels as its competitions, but it’s not big enough to take away from the viewing experience. The screen is AMOLED, which is quite uncommon in mid-range devices. It provide vivid colors and sharp details.
The display also features a 120Hz refresh rate, resulting in a silky smooth scrolling experience. The high refresh rate also gives a spectacular experience when gaming, which we’ll get to later.
Complementing its superb display is its superb audio. It’s clear, loud, and ultimately just sounds good. Now vivo said that the device features an All-Round Audio Enhancement, which they claim can intelligently remove noise for clearer sound. To be honest though, I don’t really hear any significant improvement compared to other devices in its price range. But it does sound amazing.
It’s also important to note that the device doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack. This means that if you want to listen to your favorite music privately, you have no choice but to use wireless buds. This isn’t a deal-breaker though because there are a lot of affordable wireless buds now available in the market.
Performance and Gaming
Performance-wise, the V27e runs silky smooth with regular daily tasks. From just browsing, to video editing via CapCut, to gaming, the device is snappy. In fact, I actually never experienced any hiccups during my time with it. Multi-tasking is also a breeze thanks to its Dynamic RAM, it helps it run multiple apps smoothly, all at once.
The device also performs well while gaming thanks to its Game Boost Mode. Graphics quality are great with no lag whatsoever. I’ve tried it on a quick game of Genshin Impact and Asphalt 9, and I’ve been enjoying Honkai Star Rail with it so far. Its 4D Game Vibration feature also offer a more immersive gameplay as you can’t only feel the vibration in one part of the device.
If you are curious about its benchmark score, you can check them below.
- Geekbench 5 – Single Core: 544, Multi Core: 1776, OpenCL: 1495, Vulkan: 1547
- PCMark – Work 3.0: 29174, Storage 2.0: 8538
- 3DMark – Sling Shot: 2395, Sling Shot Extreme: 1645, Wild Life: 1246, Wild Life Extreme: 206
- 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test – Best Loop Score: 1256, Lowest Loop Score: 751, Stability: 59.8%
The vivo V27e runs on Funtouch OS 13, based on Android 13. To be honest, I’m not overly fond of vivo’s UI, but I have to admit that it does offer a great experience. It is a bit wonky, animations and app transitions are choppy. But what I like about it is the customizability. You can customize everything from wallpaper and lock screen, to even the animation when you charge the device.
Another thing I don’t like about the device is it comes with a lot of bloatware. They can easily be uninstalled but may take a few minutes to get rid of them all. The vivo browser also gives out news notifications which can get really annoying. You can easily turn the apps notification though if it begins to bug you.
It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is a great quality-of-life feature to have. It scans fast and its scanning animation can also be customized.
The device can hold up to dual Nano SIMs, or 1 SIM + a micro SD card. For wireless connections, it supports Wi-Fi 2.5GHz and 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and LTE-A. I would have preferred it supports ultra-fast 5G, much like some of its competitors in its price range.
Battery Life and Charging
Battery life is incredible, it can last more than a day of heavy use. It is equipped with a 4600mAh of battery capacity. And in my experience, I had around 25% of battery left at the end of the day. And that is with mobile data on, heavy browsing on social media, as well as casual gaming. For charging, it supports 66W Fast Charge. It fully charges the device in under 40 minutes.
Picture quality from its cameras are amazing. It has a big sensor which help gather more light, resulting clear and crisp photos in all kinds of lighting conditions. The main rear cameras are composed of a 64MP OIS Ultra Sensing Camera, 2MP Bokeh, and 2MP Macro. While the front features a 32MP HD Vlogging Camera which captures super clear self-portraits and self-video.
But this vivo V27e review wouldn’t be complete without talking about it Aura Portrait Light system, which is the highlight of the device. This features a flash that looks more like a ring light. It is diffused so the light is much softer on the subject compared to traditional phone flashes. And with the help of its Aura Portrait Algorithm, it not only make your low-light shots clear, it also intelligently detects low ambient light and adds brightness to the photo. This results in a more radiant and delicate complexion.
Not only on portraits, but it also works well on inanimate subjects.
Below are some sample shots taken with the vivo V27e.
Vivo V27e Specifications
|Dimensions||Lavender Purple: 162.51 × 75.81 × 7.80 mm|
Glory Black: 162.51 × 75.81 × 7.70 mm
|Weight||Lavender Purple: 186 g|
Glory Black: 185 g
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G99|
• 2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A76
• 6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
2400 × 1080 (FHD+) resolution
120Hz refresh rate
|Rear Camera||Triple Camera:|
64MP OIS, f/1.79
2MP bokeh, f/2.4
2MP macro, f/2.4
|Front Camera||32MP FF, f/2.0|
|OS||Funtouch OS 13 (based on Android 13)|
66W Fast Charging
|Connectivity||• GSM/WCDMA/4G FDD-LTE/4G TDD_LTE|
• Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz
• Bluetooth 5.2
• USB Type-C
• USB OTG
|Other Features||• Dual Nano SIM|
• Dual SIM Dual Standby
|Colors||Lavender Purple, Glory Black|
The vivo V27e is priced at PHP 16,999. If you are interested in purchasing the device, you can get it on the link below.
Design4.5/5 Very GoodGorgeous design
Display4/5 Good120Hz AMOLED
Audio3.5/5 Just AlrightGreat but not really amazing
Performance4/5 GoodRuns smooth
User Experience3/5 MehUI is a bit wonky at times
Cameras4.5/5 Very GoodAmazing photos
- AMOLED Display
- 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Fast In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
- 66W Fast Charge
- Amazing Camera Quality
- Aura Portrait Light
- Lots of Bloatware
- No 5G Connection
- No Ultra-Wide Camera