We’re only a few days into 2022, and vivo has already made several announcements. The vivo V23 5G and V23 Pro, as well as the much-anticipated iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro, were both unveiled on January 5. Given that they are an interesting flagship combo, the latter two have inevitably absorbed the most of the attention. However, the two new members of the V23 family are just as intriguing, if not more so, as strong mid-rangers with slick designs and a few unique quirks to set them apart.
While we want to put both phones through our in-depth review process, we’ll start with the V23 Pro, which appears to be the more fascinating smartphone of the two based on our statistics. It is slightly larger than its sister and comes with a more powerful Dimension 1200 5G chipset as well as a higher-resolution main camera. Aside from that, the specs of the V23 Pro and V23 are fairly comparable.
In fact, oddly enough, the two devices seem to have some major differences, particularly in design, while also somehow managing to be quite similar to one another and pretty distinct from most other phones out there. Vivo deserves plenty of praise for that achievement alone.
Both the V23 Pro and V23 share a similar silhouette, including a recognizable camera island, despite the fact that the V23 Pro has a larger and quite curved AMOLED display that also necessitates thinner and curvier sides, while the vanilla V23 is rocking a much wider and bigger, nearly flat middle frame with a flat display.