vivo V25 Professional in for evaluation


The new vivo V25 sequence has a ardour for taking pictures pictures and movies at night time. And identical to earlier V-series fashions, it comes with a selfie digicam that punches above its weight. We shall be each fashions, however let’s say “howdy” the Professional first.

vivo V25 (left) and vivo V25 Pro (right)
vivo V25 (left) and vivo V25 Professional (proper)

The vivo V25 Professional has the higher {hardware} of the 2 – this implies higher cameras back and front, but in addition a extra highly effective Dimensity 1300 chipset to do the picture processing. It is a slight refresh of the 1200 chip that powered the V23 Professional.

Nonetheless, the V23 Professional had a really completely different digicam configuration than the V25 Professional, so this isn’t a sequel, it’s extra of a associated cellphone in the identical sequence. Let’s have a better look.

The vivo V25 Professional has a 64MP primary digicam on the again, primarily based on the ISOCELL Vibrant GW1, a 1/1.72” sensor with 0.8µm pixels (earlier than binning). This digicam has OIS and EIS stabilization and might file 4K video at 30fps. Processing performs a key half, so the brand new Professional comes with Tremendous Night time Mode (pictures) and Tremendous Night time Video Mode. Nonetheless, Night time modes typically require processing that may’t be carried out in actual time, so the viewfinder doesn’t provide an excellent preview of the ultimate consequence. vivo’s resolution known as Actual-Time Excessive Night time Imaginative and prescient, which goals to take out the guesswork.

64MP main camera (1/1.72'' GW1) with OIS and EIS, 12M ultra wide camera (120°) and 2MP macro cam
64MP primary digicam (1/1.72” GW1) with OIS and EIS, 12M extremely extensive digicam (120°) and 2MP macro cam

Anyway, flipping over to the entrance is a single 32MP selfie digicam (punch gap) that’s primarily based on the Samsung GD2 sensor (1/2.8”, 0.8µm). Not like most telephones on this class, this one has autofocus on the front-facing digicam, plus an Eye AF characteristic. This ensures that the main target level is in your eye whilst you progress round freely.

Let’s return to the vivo V23 Professional for a second. It had a 108MP primary cam (1/1.52”, 0.7µm) with out OIS, plus a twin selfie digicam – 50M extensive and 8MP extremely extensive (105°), housed in a large notch. The V23 Professional digicam carried out nicely at nighttime, however the OIS on the brand new Professional would possibly give it a leg up.

These aren’t the one modifications. The brand new V25 Professional retains the FHD+ AMOLED show at 6.56 inches, however will increase the refresh price from 90Hz to 120Hz. Each the back and front are protected by glass.

Single 32MP selfie camera with Eye autofocus punch holed into the 6.56
Single 32MP selfie digicam with Eye autofocus punch holed into the 6.56″ AMOLED show (120Hz)

We acquired the Browsing Blue colorway of the V25 Professional, which has UV reactive glass on the again that modifications its look when uncovered to daylight (see under). The V23 Professional had UV reactive glass too, however that modified the colour of the entire again, right here it creates a diamond sample. The opposite possibility is dubbed Starlight Black and doesn’t react to UV mild.

UV light can paint any shape or pattern on the back of the vivo V25 Pro
UV mild can paint any form or sample on the again of the vivo V25 Professional

One thing we seen after choosing up the V25 Professional is that it’s bulkier – the V23 Professional prided itself on its slender and light-weight construct. The 2 telephones measure 8.6mm and seven.4mm, respectively, and weigh 190g and 171g.

The brand new Professional mannequin does convey a beefier battery, which accounts for a minimum of among the bulk. It’s a 4,830mAh battery (up from 4,300mAh) with 66W quick charging (up from 44W). The extra highly effective charger will get to 71% in half-hour, in comparison with 63% on the older mannequin, regardless of the 530mAh distinction in battery capability. In our assessments the 44W charger was truly a bit quicker than marketed and we are going to see how the brand new 66W charger performs quickly.

The V25 Pro arrives with a 66W fast charger
The V25 Professional arrives with a 66W quick charger

After all, the vivo V25 Professional doesn’t compete solely in opposition to the Professional from earlier this yr, it is usually up in opposition to the brand new V25. The V25 Professional feels decidedly extra premium with slimmer bezels (barely bigger show on a barely smaller footprint). That notch doesn’t assist both and whereas the digicam inside advertises the next decision of 50MP, it homes a smaller sensor (nonetheless with Eye AF, although). The principle module within the rear digicam additionally 64MP sensor (nevertheless it’s smaller) and OIS.

Keep tuned for our full report on the vivo V25 Professional.