Vivo has released its latest V-series smartphone phone, the Vivo V25 – a stripped down variant of the Vivo V25 Pro. The price of the phone starts at Rs. 27,999, and is primarily an offline-focused smartphone.
The Vivo V25 might not be the brand’s most exciting smartphone, especially when compared to the Vivo T1 Pro, which is available in the same price segment. Let’s check out everything you need to know about the phone.
Vivo V25: Price and availability
Vivo V25 is available in two different variants, one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and the other with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Here is the complete price list for the phone:
|8/128 GB||LOL. 27,999|
|12/256 GB||LOL. 31,999|
Vivo V25 will be available on Flipkart (opens in new tab) and Alive with (opens in new tab) online and in all retail stores across the country. You can pre-book the phone from September 15 at 3pm on Vivo.com and Flipkart.
Vivo V25: Key features and specs
Vivo V25 follows the same design language as recent Vivo smartphones such as Vivo V25 Pro, Vivo T1 5G and Vivo VT1 Pro. The phone comes in two colors: Surfing Blue and Elegant Black. Both color options also feature AG fluorite glass designs that change color upon exposure to UV light.
On the front, though, the phone looks outdated. The reason for this is the inclusion of a screen with a waterdrop notch instead of a hole. This phone costs Rs. 28,000, and it still has a waterdrop notch, a thing of the past. But Vivo is known for using the notch on its phones; remember the Vivo V23 Pro? It came with an oversized bathtub notch, not even a water drop notch, and it cost more than this phone when it launched. In addition to being one with a waterdrop notch, this is a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Coming to performance, Vivo V25 comes with the Mediatek Dimensity 900 SoC. It is a downgrade from the phone’s predecessor, the Vivo V23. It came with Mediatek Dimensity 920 SoC, the newest and most powerful chipset. This weakens the phone when other phones in the segment come with Snapdragon 870, Mediatek Dimensity 1300 and even the super powerful Mediatek Dimensity 8100.
If the phone has a rescue feature it must be the camera. Vivo V25 comes with a 64MP main camera with OIS support. Vivo is often associated with good picture quality on their phones, and I think this one won’t disappoint in that regard either. There is an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera as a secondary. On the front, however, there is a 50MP front camera.
In terms of battery backup, there’s a 4500mAh battery that comes with 44W fast charging.
Better to look elsewhere?
As with all offline-centric phones, the Vivo V25 won’t appeal to most people buying phones online. Vivo itself sells better phones online at much better prices. If we compare this phone to the Vivo T1 Pro, it also has the same screen as the Vivo V25, but it is powered by the Snapdragon 778G SoC. It’s a much better chipset than the Dimensity 900. It has a similar 64MP triple camera setup but doesn’t come with OIS support. We get much better battery and charging with a 4700mAh battery with 66W fast charging.
The best part is that this phone doesn’t cost Rs. 28,000 but only Rs. 23,999 And it still costs a lot less in sales.