Vivo V25 Review
Vivo, in India, has a whole host of smartphones ranging from entry-level phones to premium ones. The company recently updated its V series phones and we have had the Vivo V25 at evo India for a while now. Vivo with the V25 aims to target the mid-range segment with a good mix of style and features. We put it through evo India’s review cycle to see how it fares.
V-series phones have always been stylish and the V25 continues the tradition. The company has taken a more industrial approach by making the phone flat and giving it a rectangular slab design. The phone remains relatively slim at just 7.8mm and weighs just 186g making it very easy to handle. Just like its elder sibling, the V25 comes with a unique rear panel wherein it shows different colour gradients when light falls on it.
The front of the phone carries a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, not only that, but the display also has HDR10+ support. It has peak brightness of 1300nits, hence there is no problem in outdoor visibility even in direct sunlight.
The V25 comes with a MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900. The Dimensity 900 offers good performance. Day-to-day tasks are handled effortlessly with minimal to no lag. We tested games such as Asphalt 9 and Call of Duty: Mobile Edition and both ran fairly well on high settings.
The phone runs Android 12 out of the box with Vivo’s custom skin called FunTouch OS. The overly saturated in-the-face UI has been replaced by a more maturely styled interface.
The V25 has a triple camera setup of a 64MP f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 wide angle lens along with a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens. The selfie camera duties are handled by a 50MP camera.
The photos from the primary sensor are sharp and vibrant. The portrait mode is a hit or miss as its edge detection is average at best. The wide angle mode lacks dynamic range. The photos turn out to be good in daylight, however the images take a hit at night with there being grains in low lightning conditions. The selfie camera also delivers very good results in daylight as well as in low lighting conditions.
The primary camera can shoot 4k@30fps and 1080@30/60 fps. The OIS and EIS work well together stabilising the footage even when shooting handheld. The front camera however is limited to only 30fps.
Despite its slim form-factor, the V25 is powered by a 4500mAh battery with 44W fast charging. It takes just 30minutes to go from 0-61 per cent and a shade over an hour to 100 per cent. In our test, it lasted an entire day with moderate usage.
At ₹27,999 the V25 fares well. It is well equipped with a camera setup that does a good job. On the battery front, there aren’t many complaints and together with an attractive design and a bright display panel, it definitely gives other smartphones in the range a run for their money.