vivo V27 5G: Ultimate portrait smartphone with Aura Light and Photochromic 2.0 design

The vivo V27 5G comes highly recommended for anyone looking for a stylish and powerful smartphone.

If you are looking for a smartphone that combines an elegant design with powerful cameras, you might want to check out the vivo V27 series.

The latest addition to vivo’s V series, the vivo V27 5G offers a stunning 50MP Ultra-Sensing Camera, an Aura Portrait Algorithm Feature, the eye-catching Emerald Green Photochromic 2.0 design, and an ultra-thin grip.

With all the hype surrounding the device, it’s easy to get caught up in all the noise. In this post, we’re going to find out if it lives up to it. Let’s go.


The vivo V27 5G is designed to offer a comfortable and stylish user experience. It has a minimalist aesthetic that features an ultra-thin grip with a thickness of just 7.36mm, a 60-degree curved screen, and a 3D back panel that blends smoothly into the 2.3mm thin frame. This makes the phone very ergonomic, giving it a very good hand feel.

Our review unit is in Emerald Green, a mesmerizing colorway with a look that resembles natural marble. It retains its predecessor’s color-changing ability, now in its second iteration called the Photochromic 2.0 technology, which transitions to a darker green hue when exposed to sunlight.

vivo V27 5G review
vivo V27 5G review
Darker Green when exposed to sunlight

The AMOLED display measures 6.78 inches with a full HD+ resolution and a small punch-hole cutout for a 50MP Eye AF vlogging selfie camera. The display is bright and vibrant with deep blacks, and excellent color reproduction, while the colors are not overdone. This makes watching videos a treat. The handset has Widevine L1 certification, so Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ all stream at FHD quality.

The top and side bezels of the screen are very narrow, which gives it an expansive viewing experience. Meanwhile, the bottom bezel has almost the same thickness as the other bezels, giving it a more uniform and premium look.

vivo V27 5G review

The back of the phone features a large rectangular camera module that houses three cameras and the ring light called Aura Light Feature flash. The module has a matte metal finish, offering a stylish contrast to the shiny rear panel.


The vivo V27 5G stands out with powerful cameras, supported by the Aura Light. The camera system all works together to ensure picture-perfect portraits in any lighting condition.

The smartphone has four cameras in total: a 50MP OIS Ultra-Sensing primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera on the back, and on the front, a 50MP Eye AF selfie camera.

vivo V27 5G review

The 50MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera uses a Sony IMX766V sensor. The sensor is a customized version of the IMX766, jointly developed by Sony and vivo. It is a Quad Bayer sensor with a size of 1/1.56 inches and a 1.0um pixel size, and OIS+EIS Dual Ultra Stabilization that allows it to capture more light while reducing motion blur, even in low light conditions. The results: Clear and vivid photos with high dynamic range.

The phone also has an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera on the back for different perspectives. The ultra-wide camera has a 16mm lens with an f/1.4 aperture, while the macro lens has an f/2.4 aperture and a focusing distance of 4cm.

The primary camera has impressive quality with accurate colors and good detail. So much so that dare I say they rival flagships.

At the front, the vivo V27 5G has a 50MP Eye AF vlogging camera that can take clear selfies with rich details, for a poster-like image. It supports autofocus and can zoom in and crop without losing quality.

One of the vivo V27 5G’s main features is the aura light portrait system, which consists of three elements: the aforementioned Sony IMX766V sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), the ring LED flash dubbed Aura Light Portrait that adds brightness to low-light selfies, and a portrait mode that enhances facial beauty and bokeh effects.

The aura light portrait system is designed to create natural and charming portraits with vivid colors and details. It works by detecting ambient light and then smartly adjusting the brightness of the aura light to illuminate the subject.

To use the aura light portrait system, choose Portrait Mode on the Camera app and toggle the flash symbol to turn the aura light on. and start shooting.

Closing Remarks

The vivo V27 5G delivers on its promise of being the “Aura Portrait Master.” It has one of the best cameras I have seen on a non-flagship phone in a while. Moreover, it is a good-looking device that stands out from other smartphones in its price range.

The 50MP Sony IMX766V sensor on the primary camera and the Aura Portrait Algorithm Feature offer excellent performance, creating stunning photos in various scenarios that can go toe-to-toe with flagship phones that are three times its price tag.

What’s more, the 3D curved screen, its slim body, and a color-changing Photochromic 2.0 element add up to push the phone towards premium status.

See also: realme 10 Pro+ 5G review: Premium design, great display, satisfying phone

With that, vivo V27 5G comes highly recommended for anyone looking for a stylish and powerful smartphone. The cameras and design alone, in my opinion, are worth the price of admission. The rest is just icing on the cake.

Price and Availability

The vivo V27 5G is priced at ₱24,999. It is available for pre-order starting April 10 to 16.

Early birds can also take home a TWS Bluetooth headset or a vivo VIP Card for every purchase of V27 Series phones online until supplies last.

The vivo V27 5G is also coming to vivo’s e-commerce stores on Shopee and Lazada, as well as on the SM Malls Online App.

To know more about the vivo V27 Series, visit vivo’s official website, or follow them on their official social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

vivo V27 5G Specs

Display6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 2400×1080, 120Hz Refresh Rate
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7200
Rear Cameras50MP Main
8MP Ultra-wide
2MP Macro
Aura Light Flash
Front Camera50MP Selfie Camera
Network5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Sensor, USB-C
OSFuntouch OS 13, Android 13
ColorsNoble Black, Magic Blue, Flowing Gold, Emerald Green
Battery4600mAh Battery, 66W Fast Charging

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

Write A Comment