This trend is poised to continue with the Vivo V25 range, which was announced today at a launch in India. Over the last few years, Vivo has been establishing a respectable reputation for producing reliable smartphones at reasonable prices, and this trend is set to continue with the Vivo V25 range.
Here is all there is to know about the recently announced Vivo V25 and Vivo V25 Pro, including important specifications and whether or not we should anticipate seeing them in the UK any time soon.
Where did the Vivo V24 go?
Even though it seems like the Vivo V24 5G would be the next phone after the Vivo V23 5G, we now know that it’s the V25 series. It’s a strange move, but Vivo has done strange things before. For example, the company skipped the Vivo V22 and went straight from the V21 to the V23.
Some people think it might be because the name has a 4 in it, which is seen as unlucky in the East, but that doesn’t make sense with the V22, which was also missed.
The next phones in Vivo’s V series are the Vivo V25 and the Vivo V25 Pro, no matter what.
When will the Vivo V25 range be released?
The Vivo V25 Pro is now available to buy following its release on August 25 in India, parts of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and 20 other markets; however, this does not currently include the United States of America, the United Kingdom, or any other European Union member state, nor does it mention the standard Vivo V25. The announcement came earlier today in India.
Broader distribution is not certain though, since Vivo has been known to release a large number of phones that are not sold in Europe or the United Kingdom. In point of fact, Vivo has only just lately begun distributing smartphones outside of Asia and a few other chosen locations, with certain models being made available in Europe while others are not.
While the Vivo V23 5G was only accessible in mainland Europe at the time of this writing, the Vivo V21 5G has already arrived in the UK, but it won’t be fully functional until the end of 2021.
Those in the United States, on the other hand, are out of luck completely. Vivo is one of several Chinese companies that does not have a presence in the United States, and it is quite unlikely that this situation will change with the release of the V25 series.
How much does the Vivo V25 range cost?
Although the Vivo V25 range has been officially announced, price information for the range is not yet entirely clear. Despite the fact that the Vivo V25 and the Vivo V25 Pro were both shown off at the launch event, the firm has not yet provided any information on when the basic V25 will be available for purchase or how much it will cost.
The price of the Vivo V25 Pro, on the other hand, begins at Rs 35,999 (about $453 or £373) for the 8GB/128GB combination, and there is also a variation that will set you back Rs 39,999 (approximately $503 or £415) for the same combination. Both may be purchased right now from retailers in India such as Flipkart, for example.
For reference, here are the prices for the last couple of V-series devices:
- Vivo V23: €499/₹29,990 (approx. £350/$470)
- Vivo V23 Pro: ₹38,990 (around £390/€460/$520)
- Vivo V21: £399/€399/₹29,990 (approx. $519)
What’s new with the Vivo V25 range?
The Vivo V25 series is now officially available, and if we’re being completely forthright, it doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor. However, taking into consideration that the phones boast a fairly stylish design, complete with a Fluorite AG Glass rear that changes color when exposed to UV light, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
The body of the Vivo V25 measures an impressively thin 7.79 millimeters, and it comes equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display that operates at 90 hertz. In comparison, the Pro model measures in at a slightly thicker (but still svelte) 8.62 millimeters, and it comes equipped with curved edges on its larger, faster 6.45-inch AMOLED display that operates at 120 hertz.
The Vivo V25 is available in Diamond Black, Aquamarine Blue, and Sunrise Gold, with the latter two giving color-shifting capabilities. The Vivo V25 Pro, on the other hand, is dressed out in Starlight Black and Surfing Blue, again with the latter boasting color-shifting optics.
Although it has a wacky appearance, the Vivo V25 lineup is, much like its predecessors in the V series, mostly geared around the photographic capabilities of smartphones.
Vivo promises that the V25 and V25 Pro “delivers an exceptional photographic experience” thanks to their respective 64-megapixel rear cameras with optical image stabilization, 8-megapixel ultrawide cameras, and 2-megapixel macro cameras.
As you would anticipate, the Pro model takes things to the next level in the camera area by providing greater performance in low-light environments. Real-Time Extreme Night Vision is a feature that allows you to manually adjust the exposure intensity in real-time. This further improves the brightness, noise control, and overall look of the shot. The company has upgraded its Super Night Mode technology to improve the accuracy of color and brightness in low-light images.
There are also a number of new shooting modes, such as a Vlog Movie function that gives instructions on how to shoot in various circumstances, as well as an upgraded Multi-Style Portrait feature that allows users to take amazing selfies.
The front-facing camera on the V25 has a resolution of 50 megapixels, while the front-facing camera on the V25 Pro has a resolution of 32 megapixels. Although this may sound strange, we have a sneaking suspicion that the aperture of the 50Mp sensor isn’t quite as excellent as that of the Pro model, and we anticipate that the more costly sister will have greater performance in low-light conditions.
When it comes to performance, the Vivo V25 is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, which is a step down from the 920 processor found in the previous generation. Additionally, the device comes with either 8 or 12 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), as well as 128 or 256 gigabytes of internal storage, depending on which variant you choose. In addition to that, it has a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh and technology capable of rapid charging with 44 watts.
The improved MediaTek Dimensity 1300 that comes standard in the Vivo V25 Pro may be paired with either 8 or 12 gigabytes of random access memory, and either 128 or 256 gigabytes of internal storage, depending on the configuration the buyer chooses. In addition to this, the battery capacity is increased to 4,830 mAh, and it can be charged at a rate of 66 watts, making it capable of going from empty to full more quickly than its sister.