After the initial launch of the V23e in late 2021, the V23 series expanded at the beginning of this month with the most advanced handsets: Vivo V23 and V23 Pro. The two devices debuted in the Indian market with two killer features that are not easy to find on other phones: a color-changing design and amazing dual front cameras. After the launch, a lot of people started wondering which are all the differences between these two variants and why the latter is called Pro, especially because they seem identical at first glance. This comparison between the specifications of the Vivo V23 and the Vivo V23 Pro will explain to you all the main differences and let you realize which one fits your needs the most.
Vivo V23 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro
|Vivo V23||Vivo V23 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.2 x 72.4 x 7.6 mm,
|159.5 x 73.3 x 7.4 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.44 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.56 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 900, octa-core 2.5 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 1200, octa-core 3 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, Funtouch OS 12||Android 12, Funtouch OS 12|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Dual 50 + 8 MP f/2.0 and f/2.3 front camera
|Triple 108 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Dual 50 + 8 MP f/2.0 and f/2.3 front camera
|BATTERY||4200 mAh, fast charging 44W||4300 mAh, Fast Charging 44W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, color-changing back||5G, dual SIM, color-changing back|
There are no big differences between the designs of the Vivo V23 and the V23 Pro. They both come with an amazing color-changing design: their rear cover is able to change color when placed under the sunlight and the effect it creates is simply awesome. The rear side is made of glass, so you even get premium materials, and the front side has a very high screen to body ratio. Unfortunately, these phones come with a big notch similar to the ones found on Apple’s iPhones, but the notch is there because there are two front cameras for amazing selfies. The Vivo V23 5G is a bit more compact than the Vivo V23 Pro because it packs a smaller display, and this is an added value for those who want a phone easier to use with one hand.
The only difference between the two displays of these phones is the diagonal: the vanilla Vivo V23 5G has a diagonal of 6.44 inches, while the Pro variant has a diagonal of 6.56 inches. For the rest, the displays are pretty much the same and they are very good panels if we only talk about the mid-range segment. They are AMOLED panels with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 90 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification improving the image quality on streaming platforms, and an in-display fingerprint reader. Do you prefer a bigger display on a bigger phone or the 6.44-inch diagonal of the V23 5G is enough for your needs?
Specs & Software
The most important difference between the Vivo V23 5G and the Vivo V23 Pro is the hardware department. The vanilla version is powered by the midrange MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor built at 6 nm with a max frequency of 2.5 GHz, while the Pro variant is fueled by the high-end MediaTek Dimensity 1200 mobile platform built at 6 nm with a max frequency of 3 GHz. The Pro variant is a more powerful phone and it is more suitable for gamers and power users thanks to its better chipset. It is not the most advanced flagship chipset, but its performance is amazing. The phones are both equipped with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage, non expandable with a micro SD. They run Android 12 out of the box, customized by Funtouch OS 12.
The Vivo V23 5G and the Vivo V23 Pro come with a triple rear camera including two different main sensors: the former has a 64 MP main camera, while the latter has a superior 108 7ff9 MP sensor. The two remaining sensors are exactly the same: an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2 MP macro lens. But the killer feature of these handsets is the front camera department: they both come with a dual front camera including a 50 MP main sensor (with an f/2.0 focal aperture and 4K video recording) and an 8 MP ultrawide camera.
- Read More: Vivo V23 5G series with color changing rear panel launched in India
The battery of the Vivo V23 Pro is slightly bigger than the one found on the vanilla version: 4300 mAh vs 4200 mAh. This means that the battery life will be slightly longer. The phones both support 44W fast charging.
Vivo V23 5G has a starting price of €360/$401, while the Pro version starts from €460/$513. The Pro variant is better because it comes with a better main camera, a superior chipset, and a slightly bigger battery: for the rest, if we exclude the dimensions, these devices are identical.
Vivo V23 vs Vivo V23 Pro: PRO and CONS
- More affordable
- More compact
- Same front cameras as the Pro
- Inferior rear camera
- Lower-end chipset
Vivo V23 Pro
- Superior rear camera
- Bigger battery
- Wider display
- Better chipset
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