Vivo launches V23, a chameleon smartphone specializing in selfies

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Yesterday (11 April 2022), Vivo formalized the launch of its V23, a mid-range model that seeks to differentiate itself from competitors through its aesthetics. But not only…

Vivo V23

Introductory price € 529


Vivo V23

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Vivo still intends to find a place in the European market despite the competition between historical players and the Chinese. The company yesterday unveiled its V23, a mid-range smartphone that hopes to stand out thanks to its design, but also with a fairly solid technical sheet.

In fact, it succeeds the V21 without being removed from the Vivo catalog. However, the terminal does not choose the same design and is intended to be a little nicer thanks to the use of glass and metal. The V23 has a rather elegant angular design, which is clearly reminiscent of the latest models from the Cupertino company, with a weight limited to 181 g. Unfortunately, it has no waterproof certification.

The coating on the back can change color when exposed to UV.

The coating on the back can change color when exposed to UV.

We could see both colors, Sparkle Gold and Starry Black. The first has the special feature of changing color when exposed to UV thanks to a fluorine coating. This was already the case on the recent Realme 9 Pro +.

A solid technical magazine

In addition to this aesthetic choice, the mobile has an interesting technical sheet. It is equipped with a flat Amoled screen of 6.44 inches Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) and has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It also houses a fingerprint reader.

Under its hood there is a SoC Dimensity 920 combined with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. We can therefore expect good performance in applications as well as in video games.

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The design of the V23 is inspired by the apple.

The design of the V23 is inspired by the apple.

Autonomy is ensured by a 4200 mAh battery that is compatible with 44W FlashCharge technology. The manufacturer is not overzealous and promises a full recharge of 62 min (65% in 30 min). The size of the accumulator seems a bit small compared to the competition; it will therefore be necessary to analyze how energy management has been optimized.

On the photo side, Vivo has chosen a triple photosensor consisting of a 64 megapixel wide angle, whose lens opens at f / 1.9, an 8 Mpx ultra-wide angle (f / 2.2) and a 2 MP macro module (f / 2.4). Nothing surprising for a mid-range 2022, though the company still intends to offer an improved rendering at night thanks to its expertise.

Selfies first

It is once again at the forefront that the company stands out. V21 already offered a unique experience for selfies, and V23 continues this momentum. The brand this time includes a 50 Mpx (f / 2) wide-angle module and an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle (f / 2.3) accompanied by a dual LED flash for selfies.

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It is now possible to choose between different temperature levels to use for these. It is also possible to activate them manually on all apps (Snapchat, Instagram, etc.), which was not the case before. This feature is primarily aimed at the youngest and social networking enthusiasts.

While the Vivo V21 was offered for € 419 when it was released, the V23 sells for € 529. A marked increase that accompanies most models this year. V23 will be available from April 15, 2022 on the Vivo side and at retailers such as Fnac, Darty, Carrefour or Leclerc.

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