vivo V27 5G: A high-performance smartphone with flagship-level cameras

It also has a color-changing back panel that adds a touch of flair to its design.

The vivo V27 5G is a smartphone that combines style and substance in a sleek and powerful package. It has a stunning 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It also has a color-changing back panel that adds a touch of flair to its design.

But the vivo V27 5G is not just about looks. It also delivers impressive performance, thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset and 12GB of RAM, an additional 8GB Extended RAM, and 256GB of storage. It runs on Android 13 with Funtouch OS 13 interface and supports dual-SIM, 5G, NFC, and Hi-Res audio.

Moreover, the vivo V27 5G also has an innovative camera system with Aura Portrait Algorithm — a built-in mini ring light — that allows users to take stunning portraits in almost any lighting condition.

In this article, we will take a closer look at how the vivo V27 5G performs in various aspects including as a daily driver, in gaming, battery life, and more.


We have already talked about the vivo V27 5G’s design in length, but it deserves repeating. The smartphone has a sleek and elegant design that truly catches the eye.

vivo v27 5G review

Made to be comfortable and stylish, the vivo V27 5G has a minimalist aesthetic with an ultra-thin grip that’s only 7.36mm thick (the thinnest among all vivo phones), a 60-degree curved screen, and a 3D back panel that blends smoothly into the 2.3mm thin metal frame. All this makes the phone very ergonomic, which feels really good in the hand.

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

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Photochromic 2.0: Becomes dark green when exposed to sunlight

The front of the vivo V27 5G features an AMOLED display that measures 6.78 inches with a full HD+ resolution and a small punch-hole cutout for a 50MP Eye AF vlogging selfie camera. It also supports a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+.

The display is bright and vibrant with deep blacks and excellent color reproduction. I like how the colors don’t look overdone and offensive. Watching videos and consuming content is a treat. Moreover, the handset supports Widevine L1 certification, meaning Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ all stream at FHD quality.

vivo v27 5G review

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

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


The vivo V27 5G is powered by a Dimensity 7200 chip based on a flagship level 4nm process which boasts 40 percent less power consumption than competitors, with 22 percent higher CPU performance, and 43 percent higher GPU performance. It has eight cores with two Arm Cortex-A715 cores clocked at up to 2.8GHz and six Arm Cortex-A510 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. It also has a Mali-G610 MC4 GPU, 12GB RAM (with an additional 8GB extended RAM for a total of 20GB), and 256GB of storage.

In terms of performance, the Dimensity 7200 sits in between the Snapdragon 778G and the Snapdragon 870, but with better heat management and power consumption.

Here are the benchmark scores:

  • AnTuTu Benchmark V9.5.6: 605,078
    CPU: 157,074
    GPU: 194,430
    MEM: 108,904
    UX: 144,670
  • 3DMark Wild Life: 4,117
    Ave. FPS: 24.70
  • Geekbench 5: 877 (single-core); 2,380 (multi-core)
  • Geekbench 6: 1,174 (single-core); 2,675 (multi-core)

As a daily driver, the vivo V27 5G does not skip a beat. It’s fast and smooth, very responsive, and can handle any app and even games with heavy graphics.

Speaking of gaming, the phone is more than capable of handling Genshin Impact, Mobile Legends, and CODM. It has an advanced cooling system that keeps temperatures in control. It also comes with Game Boost Mode, which helps keep games stable while pushing the processor to its limit for better performance.

The vivo V27 5G has a 4600mAh battery that can last for a day of moderate usage. It also supports 66W fast charging which can top up the phone to 50 percent in 19 minutes and 100 percent in less than an hour.

The vivo V27 5G also has a smart power-saving mode that optimizes the battery performance according to the usage patterns and habits of the user. It can reduce the power consumption of apps and background processes and extend the battery life.


The vivo V27 5G stands out with powerful cameras and the Aura Portrait Algorithm Feature. The camera system all works together to ensure your portraits are picture-perfect in any lighting condition, ready to share straight out of the phone.

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 vlogging camera.

vivo V27 5G First look and initial review

The 50MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera has a Sony IMX766V sensor, which 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 will allow you to capture more light with less motion blur and camera shake, even in low light conditions. The results: Clear and vivid photos with high dynamic range you can be proud of sharing.

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 in daylight. Good enough that it may even be confused with photos taken using flagships.

At the front, the vivo V27 5G has a 50MP Eye AF vlogging camera that can take clear selfies with rich details. 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 custom Sony IMX766V sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), the ring LED flash Aura Light Portrait that adds needed lighting to low-light selfies, and the Portrait Mode that enhances facial beauty and bokeh effects.

The aura light portrait system creates natural 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 Statements

The vivo V27 5G is not just about looks, but also performance. It delivers on all fronts, providing an unmatched bang-for-your-buck experience.

The Dimensity 7200 under the hood, while a mid-range chip, outclasses other phones within the same range. Moreover, the additional 8GB extended RAM (for a total of 20GB Dynamic RAM), gives it an edge in multitasking and performance.

Furthermore, it has one of the best cameras I have seen on a non-flagship phone. It also has the looks to match, thanks to its 3D curved screen, slim body, and the color-changing Photochromic 2.0 element.

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

With this, we highly recommend the vivo V27 5G for anyone looking for a stylish and powerful smartphone. It’s definitely worth the price.

Price and Availability

The vivo V27 5G is priced at ₱24,999 and will be available nationwide starting April 11. To know more about the vivo V27 Series, visit vivoglobal.ph, 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.

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