Vivo V23 5G Review: Price, Specs, Features, Camera, and Performance

Vivo V23 5G Review: Price, Specs, Features, Camera, and Performance

Vivo has become one of the best camera phone manufacturers all over the globe. We know how impressive its flagship device Vivo X80 is. It is now time to see the company’s upper mid-range phone Vivo V23 5G. Its design and built quality is being compared with the iPhone 13. Many of you would be looking for a complete Vivo V23 review, right?

Let us see every aspect (design, display, performance, camera, and features) of this device in this Vivo V23 5G review.

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Vivo V23 Design and Display (D&D)


The overall body design is almost identical to the iPhone 13. It is due to its almost flat sides, thickness, and almost the same placement of speakers, charging ports, etc. But Vivo V23 has less curved edges as compared to the iPhone. Its front side now has a larger notch (yes, still no  punch hole display). But the notch contains 2 selfie cameras now. Bazzles and chin are small. 


On its rear, the camera module is changed as compared to the Vivo V21. It is now larger and cameras are placed in 1 line. An important feature of its back side is its color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight. 

SpecificationsVivo V23 5G
Dimensions157.2 x 72.4 x 7.4 or 7.6 mm
Weight179 g or 181 g 
BuildGlass front, glass back
ProtectionSchott Xensation Up
ColorsSunshine Gold, Stardust Black (Color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight)


Display of the Vivo V23 5G is almost the same as Vivo V21. However, the display still lacks the 120 Hz refresh rate that is available in many mid-range smartphones. However, its peak brightness in sunlight is lower as compared to many other smartphones with AMOLED panels.

SpecificationsVivo V23 5G
Display Size6.44 inches, 100.1 cm2 (~88.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Display typeAMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+

Vivo V23 Camera

The camera department of Vivo’s smartphones is pretty famous. The company has not disappointed us with the cameras of Vivo V23. Rear cameras are nearly the same as Vivo V21. However, there is an upgrade in its selfie camera section. Now, it has dual selfie cameras (50 MP wide and 8 MP ultrawide).


The actual results are better than most of the other cameras with 64 MP main camera. Same is the case with its 50 MP selfie camera which is among the best.

Camera SideSpecificationsVivo V23 5G
RearRear cameras3
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Rear camera video4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Rear camera featuresDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
SelfieSelfie / front camera(s)2
50 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF
8 MP, f/2.3, 105˚ (ultrawide)
Selfie / front camera video4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Selfie / front camera featuresDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR

Vivo V23 5G Performance

Vivo mobile phones have never been known for their performance. Although you will get decent performance from this device, many better options are available if you are looking for a smartphone just for gaming. Dimensity 920 is not a top end chipset. It can run most of the games at decent graphics settings at best. 


Devices like Xiaomi 11T, OnePlus 8 and Poco F3 have way better chipset and performance output. So, this phone is not for you if you want to do extreme gaming. 

The option of a micro-SD card slot is also missing here.

SpecificationsVivo V23 5G
OSAndroid 12, Funtouch 12
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 920 (6 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G68 MC4
MEMORY256GB 12GB RAM (no card slot)

Vivo V23 5G Features

Well, there are some upgrades in features when we compare Vivo V23 with Vivo V21. Bluetooth version is 5.2, NFC connectivity and a larger battery are the main upgrades here. Although the battery is larger than the previous model, it is not competitive in the market as most devices come with a 5000 mAh battery nowadays. 44W charging is also a bit on the slower side when many other devices come with faster charging support. For example, Xiaomi 11T (67W), Redmi Note 11 Pro (67W), etc.

NameVivo V23 5G
SoundLoud speaker (24-bit/192kHz audio), no 3.5mm jack
ConnectivityWiFi (dual band), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryLi-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 44W, 1-68% in 30 min (advertised)

Vivo V23 5G Price in Pakistan

Here is the price of Vivo V23 in Pakistan.

Vivo V23 Price in Pakistan

It is the official price of this device. However, you can easily buy Vivo V23 at a lower price.

Final Verdict

Overall, Vivo V23 looks promising when we look at the camera (specifically selfie camera) and body design. But the device is underpowered as compared to some other devices in this price range. Display is better but doesn’t contain a 120 hz AMOLED panel which is available in many mid-range devices. So, if you want to buy this smartphone for its camera, design, and brand name, then it is going to be a good choice. But if you are a heavy gamer, this device might not provide you great performance as some other devices can.

Would you like to buy a Vivo V23 5G for Rs.90K just for its camera and design? Tell us in the comment section below.

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