vivo V27e Review: Ringing In A New Bling

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vivo V27e Review: Ringing In A New Bling


If you're someone who's updated on the latest tech happenings in the Philippines, you might have already heard that smartphone giant vivo again launched another competitive offering under its lauded V-series.

vivo V27e Review: Ringing In A New Bling
vivo V27e Review: Ringing In A New Bling

Camera-centric smartphones that promise uncompromised performance in all other areas are taking center stage anew, and the new vivo V27e is more than ready to take the top spot. Find out our thoughts why!


The vivo V27e could easily fall under the category of the prettiest smartphones in the market today. Anyone could call any smartphone beautiful, but the vivo V27e undeniably embodies a sleek, light, and elegant look. This smartphone comes in colors of Lavender Purple and Glory Black. Among the two, the special variant is the Lavender Purple, which flaunts an ombre akin to glitter on water that looks like feathers.

vivo V27e Lavender Purple
Lavender Purple

What adds more to its sophisticated visuals is its slim build. The vivo V27e is 7.7 mm thin and weighs 185 grams, making it comfortable to use even with just one hand. Perhaps if we are to pinpoint just one downside of the vivo V27e in terms of looks, it's that its back panel feels plasticky.

vivo V27e Loudspeaker, USB Type-C, Secondary Microphone, and Card Tray
Loudspeaker, USB Type-C, Secondary Microphone, and Card Tray

For ports and buttons, the vivo V27e offers the usual. There's a USB-C 2.0 port at the bottom, together with a hybrid dual nano-SIM card tray and a single loudspeaker.

vivo V27e Volume Rocker and Power Key
Volume Rocker and Power Key

The volume rocker and power button sit side-by-side on the vivo V27e's right cheek. This smartphone deviates from the physical fingerprint scanner and has it planted on its screen.

vivo V27e Retail Package
Retail Package

Design-wise, overall, the vivo V27e is as pretty as it can be. This smartphone is the kind that you would want to use with a clear case so you can showcase its rear. Fortunately, the vivo V27e package comes with a transparent case plus a USB-A to USB-c cable, a 66W charger adapter, a SIM ejector tool, and some paperwork.

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With a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen, the vivo V27e offers a maximized display with moderately sized bezels – not thin enough for that all-screen experience but also not that thick to be a nuisance. And take note – this mid-range device has an AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution, giving off vivid colors and impressive detail sharpness. We also liked that it remains bright even when used outdoors on a sunny day.

vivo V27e 6.62-inch AMOLED Display
6.62-inch AMOLED Display

Another good thing about the vivo V27e's display is its 120Hz refresh rate. With this, scrolling on the smartphone is smooth and breezy, adding fluidity to users' multitasking experience on the vivo V27e.

Also found on the vivo V27e's screen is its punch-hole selfie camera, which is a more updated choice than the usual water drop notch.


Under the hood, the vivo V27e operates on a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, partnered with a combination of 8GB RAM + 256GB onboard memory. MediaTek Helio G99 was designed as a gaming-efficient processor, so you can expect the vivo V27e to give you a decent gaming experience. Trying familiar mobile games on the vivo V27e was a good experience for us, as the smartphone could flex stutter-free gameplays with graphics and audio settings tweaked on a moderate level.

Plus, the vivo V27e has a Game Boost Mode that enhances gaming on the said smartphone. This feature allows you to choose between three modes, each with specific functions like keeping your smartphone's power in check while gaming and blocking off notifications to avert distractions. If you're the type who likes to stream while playing on mobile, the vivo V27e also has a number of features for streamers, like a voice changer.

For reference, here are the vivo v27e benchmark results.
  • Antutu - 323,376
  • Geekbench Single-Core - 718
  • Geekbench Multi-Core - 1,837
  • Geekbench Compute - 1,298
  • PC Mark Work Performance 3.0 - 7,938
  • PC Mark Work Storage 2.0 - 29,107
  • 3D Mark Wild Life - 1,250
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Stress Test - 1,252
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme - 345
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test - 348
  • 3D Mark Sling Shot - 3,456
  • 3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme -2,530

Not a gamer? Don't fret! The vivo V27e is also a good companion for everyday productivity. Seamless multitasking is easy with this device, and even with multiple tabs opened in the background all at once, the vivo V27e delivers.

Out of the box, the vivo V27e runs on Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 on top. This brings in a plethora of personalization features, including customizing icon colors, notification panels, and more.


With the vivo V27e, vivo boldly said goodbye to the boring LED flash and quirkily replaced it with a ring light which it dubbed Aura Light. This small yet significant change on the rear camera slate of the smartphone is the primary driver of the vivo V27e's unique selling point – the Aura Portrait Algorithm.

vivo V27e 64MP Aura Portrait Triple Camera
64MP Aura Portrait Triple Camera

Simply put, the Aura Portrait Algorithm takes smartphone photography to a new level – especially on, well, portraits. This feature takes the job of stabilizing the camera and giving more light for that perfectly captured photo – almost the same effect as when you use a normal-sized ring light on a tripod stand. Take photos with the Aura Portrait Algorithm, and you'll be impressed with the results.

vivo V27e 32MP Front Camera
32MP Front Camera

The other camera shooting modes of the vivo V27e produce good shots as well. Macro and ultra-wide photos have that ample color saturation and sharpness. Its cameras are a 64-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization, 2-megapixel bokeh, and 2-megapixel macro. For selfies, you'll get a 32-megapixel shooter.

Camera Samples:

vivo V27e Camera Sample - Bell Church, Bagiuo
Bell Church, Bagiuo
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad
Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Mirador Eco Park View, Normal
Mirador Eco Park View, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Mirador Eco Park View, 2x Zoom
Mirador Eco Park View, 2x Zoom
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Mini Park, Normal
Mini Park, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Mini Park, 2x Zoom
Mini Park, 2x Zoom
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Night, Normal
Night, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Night Mode
Night Mode
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Flower, Normal
Flower, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Flower, Macro
Flower, Macro
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Selfie, Normal
Selfie, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Selfie, Portrait
Selfie, Portrait
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Night Selfie, Normal
Night Selfie, Normal
vivo V27e Camera Sample - Night Selfie, Portrait
Night Selfie, Portrait

Camera modes on the vivo V27e include night, portrait, photo, video, micro movie, 64 MP, panorama, documents, slo-mo, time-lapse, pro, double exposure, dual view, and live photo.

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All-day uninterrupted use is possible with the vivo V27e's 4,600mAh battery. We were able to make the most out of it for almost a day from a single charge on moderate use. Thanks to its 66W fast-charge support, the vivo V27e can equate a 15-minute charge to 35% battery life, 35-minute to 75%, and fully-charged in 55 minutes.


vivo has come a long way since it arrived in the Philippines with the vivo V3 Max as its inaugural offer, and the vivo V27e is strong proof of this. The addition of a ring light testifies how the brand innovates based on consumer needs and trends.

vivo V27e Review
vivo V27e

For a reasonable price of Php16,999, the vivo V27e is a compelling choice for an upgrade.

How much is the vivo V27e price in the Philippines?

When will be the vivo V27e available in the Philippines?

  • The vivo V27e is now available in the Philippines.

vivo V27e Specs Philippines:

  • Dual Nano-SIM, dual-standby, supports 4G/LTE connectivity.
  • 6.62-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • IP54 water and dust resistant
  • Dimensions: 162.5mm x 75.8mm x 7.7mm/7.8mm
  • Weight: 185/186 grams
  • Funtouch 13 based on Android 13
  • Octa-core (2x2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + 6x2.0GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 6nm 4G chipset
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB via MicroSD card, uses shared slot
  • 64MP f/1.8 PDAF OIS main + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth triple rear cameras; 4K at 30fps video recording. gyro-EIS
  • 32MP f/2.0 FF front camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • Multimedia Player
  • Loudspeaker
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth v5.2
  • NFC
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS
  • USB 2.0 Type-C with OTG function
  • Sensors: fingerprint (optical, under-display), accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope
  • Battery: 4,600mAh Li-Ion, non-removable, supports 66W FlashCharge
  • Colors: Glory Black, Lavender Purple
  • vivo V27e Price Philippines: Php16,999

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