vivo V23 5G, v23e 5G: Price, Specs, Availability, Features, Where to buy in the Philippines

vivo is officially launching its newest mid-range phones in the country, the vivo V23 5G and V23e 5G. These phones offer design and power in one device and are poised to take on the other phones releasing this quarter.

Let’s talk about the V23 5G. The phone offers a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G chip, along with 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, triple rear cameras, dual-front cameras, and a 4,200mAh battery capacity with 44W fast charging. One of the phone’s color variants, Sunshine Gold, also has a photochromic effect — the phone’s color turns to gold when exposed to the sun for quite some time and reverts back to its normal aqua gradient color when cooled.

vivo V23 5G specs:

  • 6.44-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display
  • MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G SoC
  • 12GB RAM (with 4GB extended RAM)
  • 256GB storage
  • Triple-rear cameras:
    64MP f/1.89
    8MP f/2.2 ultrawide
    2MP f/2.4 macro
  • 50MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.28 ultrawide front cameras w/ LED flash
  • 5G, 4G LTEm Dual-SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, A-GPS, BEIDOU, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • USB-C, in-display Fingerprint scanner
  • Funtouch OS 12 (Android 12)
  • 4,200mAh battery
    44W fast charging
  • Colors: Stardust Black, Sunshine Gold

The V23e, on the other hand, features almost the same hardware as the V23 except for the chipset, the cameras, and the battery life. A MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chip powers this phone, with a 50MP triple-rear camera system and a lone 44MP front shooter.

vivo V23e 5G specs:

  • 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 409ppi
  • 2.4GHz octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G
    Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 8GB RAM (with 4GB extended RAM)
  • 128GB storage
    additional storage up to 512GB via microSD card (hybrid – uses SIM2 slot)
  • Triple-rear cameras with LED Flash:
    50MP f/1.8 main
    8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
    2MP f/2.4 macro
  • 44MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • USB-C, In-display Fingerprint scanner
  • Funtouch OS 12 (Android 11)
  • 4,050mAh battery
    44W fast charging
  • Colors: Sunshine Coast, Moonlight Shadow

The vivo V23 5G and V23e 5G will be available starting this month in the Philippines for PHP 27,999 and PHP 19,999, respectively. Those who pre-ordered the V23 will get a free 2-in-1 Clock and Wireless Speaker, while new V23e owners will get a free Limited Edition vivo TWS earphones when they pre-order — both of which are limited in quantity and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Both devices will also be offered at 0% installment, at up to 18 months 0% via Home Credit, and up to 12 months 0% installment on major credit cards. These phones are available for pre-order starting February 5 to 11 online at their E-Store and their official flagship stores on Shopee and Lazada with a PHP 1,000 discount, and can now be bought offline at vivo concept stores and kiosks and authorized dealers nationwide (V23e on Shopee and Lazada, V23 5G on Shopee and Lazada)

Carl Lamiel
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