5G phones getting massive with vivo


Technologies and connections has certainly move at a rapid pace level these days, and manufacturers did not forget for those seeking for entry level mid range devices these days. Today we will talk about vivo latest V series entry, the V23e 5G, a phone that matches most user’s need and a phone to begin with.


The vivo V23e 5G design is built on an all plastic design candybar look starting with its back that really matches the young and youth feeling with its smooth touch over including the sides part of the phone. As a smartphone that targets affordability, the overall design still looks premium at first glance with shows of fashionable phone at the same time easy to take care as the whole construction of the phone is based on a non glossy material. Overall material wise is satisfiying and should be able to withstand any light drops and if it has stains, a soft cloth should solve your problem.

The vivo V23e 5G comes with the following :
– The vivo V23e 5G Phone
– USB A to C Cable
– 44w Fast Charger
– Soft Case with Pre-Applied screen protector on the phone
– 3.5mm earphones with USB C audio jack converter
– Quick Start Guide/User Manual

As a budget entry device, it is basically you buy the phone and you have all you needed to get things started, even the headphone and the USB C audio jack converter is provided, and therefore you do not need to buy anything additional at least.

Continuing on the sides, on the right hand side, there is a power button and Volume UP/Down buttons while on the left side there is no buttons or slots. The bottom portion houses the Hybrid Dual Sim card slot, USB C slot for data and charging and a bottom firing speaker. Over on the top part of the phone there is a microphone.

The vivo V23e 5G comes in two colors, Moonlight Shadow and Sunshine Coast which carries the weight of 172 Grams. Overall the weight and its form factor is suited for most users when using the phone without issues with the rounded edge design.


Over the display side of view, the vivo V23e 5G is powered by a 6.44 Inch FHD+ AMOLED screen up to 60Hz. Display is spot on with visible accuracy and average contrast level which vivo selected AMOLED that really fits on the screen form size factor on the mid tier price range level. While it lacks higher refresh rate display, 60Hz is pretty enough for most day to day operations. Touchscreen response works well especially during scrolling and browsing. On top of that with the density of 409PPI, you will enjoy the best of display with accurate colors when streaming your favorite movies or even scrolling over web pages.


When it comes to the camera portion, the vivo V23e 5G rear camera consists of one 50MP camera with PDAF, one 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro lens, followed by a dual LED flash. Pictures taken were clear during day with good amount of light and clarity produced on each picture. During night shots, it came out quite well with visible shadows and contrasts that is depending on surrounding situation. The selfie images are bright and good during day time as well which is powered by a 44MP wide angle lens with autofocus. A few shots were taken over different modes as above and the result truly works well. A sample of 10x zoom, normal and automatic shots taken were balanced, with some noise present. Besides that other modes such as Panorama and Macro shots mode are also supported over the rear camera.

On video recording you get support up to 4K at 30FPS, stutters are visible while recording but it’s very minor with average details during recording but over to the 1080P recording portions, its perfect.


Performance portion under the hood, the vivo V23e 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 Octa-Core Processor, 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. Call quality test shows little to no issues with a choice of calling via VOLTE or WOWIFI depending on your Telco Carrier. Once 3G towers shutting down by end of this year, this device should have no effect on your daily use. The phone does come with full 5G connectivity support, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5. Testing over WiFi connection gets up to an average of 433MBPS transfer speeds, ensuring blazing fast speed for multimedia and streaming.

Over to the gaming side, basically this phone will perform well on games such as Mobile Legends and Call of Duty Mobile with low mix medium settings applied and with such good weight balance, gaming is good holding on the phone with the minor downside that it is limited to 60hz only.

Above is the Benchmark performance, which delivers an expected scores on each of the test between its graphics, and processor performance. The vivo V23e 5G is suitable for those seeking for a affordable range performing phones which is also suited for most eSports titles.

Battery performance wise, you will get around 10 hours of it, a mix of calls, surfing, email, streaming, and a few Call Of Duty matches. Turning on the battery saving mode under 20% will get you around extra 2.5 hours of conservative usage. The vivo V23e 5G comes with a 44W fast charger built in 4050mAH capacity battery, which will charge up the phone to 50% from 10% in around 25min average. 


ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 810 5G Octa Core Processor
GraphicMali-G57 MC2
Display6.44 inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2400
CameraRear :
50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Front :
44 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF
Hybrid slot MicroSD Card Expansion
Battery4050mAh with fast charging, 44w Charger included
OS + UIAndroid 11 + FunTouch 12 with GMS
Connectivity WIFI AC (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS

Verdict & Conclusion 

The vivo V23e 5G is a device that is generally for those who are seeking for mid range 5G phone with a classic form factor that comes with a fresh coat of sociable color choices with almost all of a smartphone features needed. If you need it for social media, calling, messaging, mid performance gaming, this phone is a good start for almost everyone with an intension of using the 5G connection in the future.


  • Lightweight Balanced Phone
  • AMOLED display
  • Hybrid MicroSD Card Slot


  • No NFC support
  • Absent of high refresh rate display

Pricing and availability

Starting from now, the vivo V23e 5G will be available in two colors at RM 1,599 and can be purchased from HERE.

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