The premium mid-range Vivvo V29 Pro smartphone market has been largely flat. While the majority of phones in this price range concentrate on providing exceptional value for money, Vivo’s V series is renowned for having very good point-and-shoot cameras. Here is my review of the Vivo V29 Pro, the newest mid-range offering from the firm, after I used it for approximately a month.
Specifications of the Vivo V29 Pro include a 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 CPU, 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 4,600mAh battery with 80W fast charging, a 50MP + 12MP telephoto + 8MP ultrawide + 50MP selfie camera, and FunTouch OS 13 based on Android 13.
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Design and display
The Vivo V29 Pro has a unique design that instantly sets it apart from the competition, even if the majority of smartphones in this price range have similar looks and feels. I received the color Himalayan Blue, which has a gorgeous textured appearance.
Although it is slick, the phone’s glass back gives you the impression that you are holding a high-end gadget. Although there is a good grip on the phone, the 6.78-inch AMOLED screen may feel enormous to those with smaller hands. Normally I don’t use phones with covers on, but when I did use one, I noticed that I did so for added grip.
In comparison to other phones that cost the same, I found the Vivvo V29 Pro 120Hz AMOLED screen to be fairly sharp. The screen is more than functional in direct sunlight, and I never felt that it could be brighter, even on bright days. By all means, this is a great device for enjoying the sunshine during Delhi’s muggy winters or sweltering summers while playing games, watching movies, or just browsing the internet.
The phone’s curved display is another feature I enjoy. The Vivvo V29 Pro curves felt natural, and for the first time, I felt like I could live with a curved screen—I’m not a fan of “curved 3D” screens.
The phone’s curved display is another feature I enjoy. The Vivo V29 Pro’s curves felt natural, and for the first time, I felt like I could live with a curved screen—I’m not a fan of “curved 3D” screens.
There were no frame dips or overheating problems in my gaming sessions, which may run anywhere from thirty minutes to three hours. Although Vivo does not market this as a gaming phone, if you play games like BGMI, Diablo 4, MLBB, or others, this is a good smartphone by all means, even though most of them run at the highest settings.
In terms of software, the Vivo V29 Pro comes pre-installed with FunTouchOS 13, which is based on Android 13. Although FuntouchOS receives a lot of criticism, I think it’s a rather feature-rich and seamless OS for daily use. Hot Apps and Hot Games are examples of bloatware that gets preinstalled on the phone; however, they are easily disabled or deleted.
The Vivo V29 Pro is one of the phones in Vivo’s V series that are marketed as being camera-focused. The 50MP primary camera on the phone produces excellent images in every lighting situation. Pictures are clear and detailed, and they include little to no noise. As promised, Vivo’s toggle allows you to swiftly flip between photographs that are naturally lit and those that are oversaturated.
It may be your only option under Rs 50,000 if you enjoy taking pictures of people, as this is currently one of the few mid-range phones with a functional 12 MP telephoto lens. Even though the telephoto lens typically functions similarly to the primary camera, there have been occasions when I’ve had problems using it to zoom in on objects, like plants, for shots. If it’s a software problem—perhaps it’s just me—I hope Vivo releases an update to address it.
Because it is now one of the few mid-range phones with a functional 12MP telephoto lens, this may be your only option in the sub-Rs 50,000 price bracket if you enjoy taking pictures of people. Although in most cases the telescopic lens is just as good as the primary camera, there were occasions when I was unable to get close enough to capture a shot, such as a plant. If it’s a software problem, perhaps Vivo releases an update to address it—though maybe I’m the only one.
Although the Vivo V29 Pro, like the V27 Pro, has a ring Aura light that changes color based on the amount of light present and is meant to help with nighttime shots, I must admit that I did not find any real-world application for it. The device’s ability to record videos in 4K at 60 frames per second using both its front and rear cameras is something I applaud Vivo for, as most affordable phones are not able to achieve this.