There was a time when phones were either budget, mid-range, or flagships. But over the years, the line between these segments got more blurred as companies introduced devices fitting the category of upper budget, lower mid-range, upper mid-range, and so on. Vivo V25 Pro, one of the latest offerings from Vivo. From design to build quality, everything speaks of a proper flagship. But as you will see forth, that really isn’t the case.
Vivo V25 Pro was launched on 25th August 2022 in China. In this article, we take a look at the device and see what it offers at a price that’s increasingly becoming a segment of its own.
Key Specifications of Vivo V25 Pro
Design and Build Quality
Traditionally smartphones in the mid-range and upper mid-range get an incremental update to their previous generations. The choices reflect internal upgrades with a minor tweak on the hardware itself. But Vivo is a complete pathbreaker in this regard. The company has always invested to be inventive not just with their flagships but also with mid-range as well. The Vivo V25 Pro is also a testament to that.
Weighing 190g, Vivo V25 Pro features a dimensions of 6.26 by 2.89 by 0.34 inches. It can bear dual SIM. The device is resistant to scratches and sweat.
The rectangular camera hump on the back is nothing like the previous generation. The front camera cut-out has also been shifted to a punch hole from the bathtub notch. Speaking of build quality, the frame of the device is made from polycarbonate with a color-matching chrome coating on the back. The back and the front panels are made of glass but there is no rating on their durability.
The port choice remains the same as the previous generation. The volume rocker along with the power button is on the right. The fingerprint sensor is under display this time around and the sensor itself is an optical one.
But perhaps the most striking change is the color changing back. Yes, you have heard that right, Vivo is using a thermal and UV-sensitive material on the back of the device. It allows for a makeshift change in color once heat or UV light is applied to it. The changes aren’t permanent though. It will revert back to its original color in a matter of minutes.
Overall, the build quality with a quirky back makes for an impressive device considering the price.
The display of the Vivo V25 Pro is an AMOLED one with an FHD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. By any standard, this display is a punch above its price point. It even has HDR 10+ support for high-quality playbacks.
The 6.56-inch display is on par with most standard phones out there. V25 Pro’s display sports 1080 by 2376 pixels resolution with 398 PPI density. The panel can churn out 1300 nits of peak brightness in direct sunlight with an average intensity of around 700 nits. This is impressive considering users will not have any problem viewing the display in outdoor conditions.
Moving on to the quality of the display, it hits all the right notes. The colors looked accurate with the hue being a tad on the warmer side. Users will be able to calibrate the panel to their preference easily from the settings. There are also no weird color shifts and the viewing angles looked excellent.
It's easy to assume that the display will be one of the key selling points of the V25 Pro.
Being the subsidiary of BBK electronics which also owns Oppo, it's understandable to see that Vivo will put equal emphasis on the camera. In fact, the camera has also been one of the key marketing strategies for different Vivo phones in the past.
The V25 Pro features a triple camera setup. The main sensor is a 64 MP f/1.9 wide-angle shooter with OIS. The supporting lenses are an 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide and a 2 MP f/2.4 macro shooter. Now the macro shooter might just be a gimmick but the other two lenses are more than capable to lead the photography charge.
Images in bright light look crisp and sharp. There are ample amounts of details with a balanced dynamic range. Then we did notice a few exposure issues, especially under direct sunlight. Other than that, it’s a perfectly capable shooter outdoors.
When it comes to indoors on artificial lights, the camera holds its ground. The dedicated night mode does an excellent job of balancing details and colors even in almost dark conditions.
The main sensor can also record up to 4K at 30 fps and with the included OIS, the quality gets enhanced even more.
The front features a 32 MP f/2.5 selfie shooter. It’s definitely on the upper end of sensors with a higher MP count. The images look great on the front sensor as well but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. With the selfie shooter you can capture 1080p videos at 30fps.
To sum it up, the camera performance on the V25 Pro will not disappoint you, but it won’t exactly blow your mind away either.
Processor and Performance
The Vivo V25 Pro comes with MediaTek Dimensity 1300 built on the 6 Nm architecture. The processor with its benchmark scores sits between the Snapdragon equivalence of mid-range and flagship processors.
The processor has a chip design of one 3.0 GHz Cortex-A78, three 2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 and four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. The varied performance levels are induced to bring a better power and performance balance. The CPU has been combined with Mali-G77 MC9. The device runs on Android 12, Funtouch 12 operating system. Even at 6 Nm, the phone is fairly efficient in power consumption and optimization.
The real-life performance also reverberates the specs on paper. Day-to-day usage of the device will be smooth like a breeze. Graphics-intensive titles like Call of Duty and PUBG ran on max settings. You can expect to game for long hours without the device heating up easily.
Battery and Charge Time
The Vivo V25 Pro comes equipped with a 4830 mAh battery. Combined with an efficient processor like the Dimensity 1300, users will be easily getting 8 to 10 hours of continued usage. But that’s not all. The phone also has a 66W fast charging which can charge up to 40% in 15 mins and 71% in 30 mins from zero.
Price of Vivo V25 Pro
The Vivo V25 Pro isn’t officially available in Bangladesh yet. The Official price of the device in China is 3,038 CNY which roughly equates to 41,841 BDT (1 CNY = 13.77 CNY). However, the price may differ when the device becomes officially available in Bangladesh.
The Vivo V25 Pro doesn’t really change anything present on the V lineup. The updated design, camera, and processor are all incremental updates that amount to the V25 Pro. However, the camera configuration didn’t exactly have the expected advanced specifications like last year’s upgrade. That is probably the only drawback of the device. Beyond that, users will have quite an experience with this feature-packed premium midrange smartphone of Vivo.