vivo V23 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the vivo V23 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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vivo V23 5G ревю
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Vivo V23 5G is a mid-range phone that supports 5G networks. It catches the eye with its attractive design and excellent selfie cameras. It is based on a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor and has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed vivo V23 5G specs or watch the video below the article.

Often Vivo V23 5G is defined as the ideal solution for video blogging. It comes complete with two front cameras, the main of which is 50-megapixel and supports autofocus. Additionally, we must emphasize that it records 4K videos. The rest of the Vivo V23 5G fits perfectly into the features of modern mid-range phones.


  • Release date: 2022, January 05
  • Colors: Sunshine Gold, Stardust Black
  • Dimensions: 157.2 x 72.4 x 7.4 or 7. mm.
  • Weight: 179 g.
  • Screen: 6.44" inc, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 64MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Battery: 4200, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 12, Funtouch 12
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Vivo is a company that boldly experiments with design. You will see this by looking at the colors on the back of the phones. This is where we see one of the advantages of the Vivo V23 5G. Its back is textured and the body is light and thin.

Creating sophisticated smartphones is an art and Vivo masters it. That's why you will like the Vivo V23 5G not only in terms of technical parameters, but also purely aesthetically. Its production leaves no doubt. In addition, there are dimensions that will provide you with comfort when working for hours.

Unlike other V-Series models, the Vivo V23 5G has a super-thin aluminum frame with rounded corners. This makes it comfortable for a firm grip. The frames on the front side have become smaller. This gives more space on the screen.

Turning the device to look at the back again, you will see that its color changes.


In recent years, there has been a trend for mid-range smartphones to have quality AMOLED displays. Among the positive examples is the hero of today's lines. Vivo V23 5G has a beautiful and flat 6.44-inch display with Full HD + resolution, 90 Hz refresh rate and HDR10 + support. For durability it is equipped with protective glass Schott Xensation Up. It is said to be stronger than ordinary protective glass and withstands falling from twice the height.

With Vivo V23 5G in hand you will be captivated by what is happening on the screen. The thin frames around it help. This makes the device even lighter. The ratio of the screen to the front is 91.4%, which is an extremely high figure.

As for the picture quality, it offers bright colors, good viewing angles and deep enough black. Whether you're watching videos, playing games, or viewing photos, you'll enjoy the process.

With a refresh rate of 90 Hz, you can count on a smooth, fast and responsive interface. This parameter could have been higher. However, there are already at least a few smartphones of the same class with a higher frequency on the market.


Vivo V23 5G is based on MediaTek Dimensity 920, ARM Mali G68 graphics processor and supports 5G networks. It is available in two versions - 8/128 GB and 12/256 GB.

MediaTek Dimensity 920 is a reliable processor, but for this price range is not the best. However, you will have the desired performance to perform daily tasks, play mobile games and more.


The Vivo V23 5G has a triple rear camera with a 64-megapixel main module, which is complemented by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. In turn, the dual front camera is a combination of a 50-megapixel JNV ISOCELL 3 sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. There is a Dual-Tone Spotlight available, which is two LED flashlights on either side of the selfie camera.

As a result, you can expect good photos for this class of phones. With small details, excellent resolution and colors close to natural. Since the Vivo V23 5G focuses on cameras, you may prefer it if you're a fan of selfies and vlogging.

Thanks to the dual LED flash on the front panel, you can use your smartphone for selfies at night.

As for the main camera, it is set to take 16 MP photos. You can adjust this from the app, but then the frames will take up more storage space.

The rear camera handles decently when shooting in bright light. The quality of the photos is excellent and with nice colors.

Autonomous work

Vivo V23 5G is powered by a 4200 mAh battery that supports 44W FlashCharge technology. Compared to the previous generation, the battery is more efficient, which is helped by the chip, battery saving technology and optimized operating system.

With intensive use, the smartphone will serve you all day, including if you indulge in a few hours of games and use of social networks and applications. You should know that the camera consumes charge quickly. Therefore, if you are traveling and sealing every moment, try to have a 100% battery at the beginning of the day.

At medium loads, the Vivo V23 5G can run for more than 24 hours. In general, its autonomous work is at a decent level by modern standards.

As for recharging time, thanks to vivo FlashCharge technology, you will have over 50% battery life in just half an hour. It takes about an hour to fully charge from 0 to 100%.


After reviewing the main features of the Vivo V23 5G, we can safely point out what it lacks or what would make it even better. Recommendations include protection against dust and moisture, as well as a more powerful processor. Its price is not low at all, but it may be influenced by market conditions.

You will definitely like the Vivo V23 5G with its 90 Hz AMOLED display and Schott Xensation Up safety glass. It has a good set of cameras, an excellent selfie camera and performance level. Autonomous operation and recharging meet the requirements of the modern user.

Vivo V23 5G is the logical choice when looking for a smartphone with an unusual design and an excellent front camera.


  • Elegant and modern design
  • Quality AMOLED display
  • Efficient processor
  • An interesting set of cameras
  • FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12
  • Support for fast charging technology


  • Too high price
  • Lack of higher protection against dust and moisture

vivo V23 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the vivo V23 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by vivo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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