vivo V27e: Unboxing and First Impressions

We've seen smartphones across different brands that have mostly been competing with hardware specs. So it's definitely refreshing to see a brand that gets away from the ordinary to give us something that really has an innovative feature.

Lo and behold, vivo's V27 Series tagged as #TheAuraPortraitMaster with the V27 and V27e.

For now, let's unbox the V27e and take a closer look at what vivo has in store for us this time.

The box screams premium

Right off the bat, we can clearly see the distinction that this series targets a more premiere audience simply with its box design. This silver box gives off a luxurious vibe as if it’s setting our expectations of what’s ahead.

Opening the box we get the standard stuff - the phone itself, a clear jelly case, USB-C cable, SIM ejector pin, manuals and a 66W charger.

I initially thought the 66W Fast charging was something that was only included with the non-E version so we’re pretty happy that this also gets one. According to vivo’s data, this is capable of fully charging the phone in less than an hour. Throughout our initial cycle, that did seem quite true. But we’ll run some more tests for our full review.

Having unboxed a large number of phones, it has been quite some time since I’ve been startled by recent smartphone designs. The V27e is an exception.

Here is the V27e in Lavender Purple with its new Fluid design


The back panel design is likely the thing that will catch your attention when you first set your eyes on this phone. This Lavender Purple color variant that we have has a sort of wave pattern which shines in a bluish tint that gives off a sort of moving water vibe.

Noticeably, this is also following the slim and flat profile we liked from its predecessor, the V25e.

At its right is where the volume rocker and the power button is located

At the bottom we have a speaker port, USB-C charging port, microphone port and the SIM tray

The vivo V27e has a 6.62-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with a punch hole selfie camera at its middle

A closer look of its camera layout having a macro shooter on top, main camera at the middle, depth sensor at the bottom and the Aura Light on the top right

First Impressions

Obviously, what got me excited with the V27e are its camera capabilities. Even more so by the Aura Light Portrait System that vivo has included in the V27 Series.

Despite being the more affordable variant in the V27 series, the V27e is getting a Sony calibrated 64MP main camera complimented by a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. That’s in addition to the key element of the Aura Light Portrait System that is the Aura Light.

I have already given this some relatively intensive testing and I have to say, I am genuinely impressed with the results this camera system can capture. So do tune in to our full review where I'll try to explain how I understand this system actually works.

For the meantime, here are some night samples taken with this

Specs and Performance

Onto its specs, the V27e is rocking a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset with 8GB RAM plus an additional 8GB of expanded RAM. This also has a total of 256GB of internal storage.

Just to give you an idea how much space that is, I already have five very demanding games installed. Some of these are Genshin Impact, APEX Legends and Call of Duty: Mobile. And even with that, I haven’t reached a quarter of the total available storage space. So definitely plenty of storage if that is your concern.

Of course, given that we are getting a very capable set of hardware, we can expect that this will be able to handle our day-to-day tasks well.

This is also running on the latest version of vivo's FuntouchOS on top of Android 13. During its time with me, I've already received a number of updates on this software which is certainly a good sign.

From my initial test, I wasn't disappointed with the performance I experienced and truthfully, I think the new camera system they've introduced makes this a really promising contender at its price range.

Pricing and Availability

The vivo V27e is priced at PhP 16,999 and is available in Lavender Purple and Glory Black color variants. Pre-order starts on March 22-29 exclusively in vivo’s E-store.

Fans can take advantage of up to 3 months installment with 0 percent interest via credit cards while the vivo V27 5G variant is available for pre-order on April 10-16.

There's also an early bird promo where you can also take home a TWS Bluetooth headset or a vivo VIP Card for every purchase of V27 Series phones online until supplies last.

To know more about the vivo V27 Series, visit vivo’s official website, or follow them on their official social media pages on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and YouTube.

Andre Ibarle

Andre is the go-to tech guy for most companions. He loves to geek out on tech old and new and has a knack for storytelling through words, capturing moments with a camera, and bringing ideas to life on screen. With years of experience in writing, photography, videography and playing Super Mario World.

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