Try the Vivo V23: a beautiful smartphone that has attracted selfie lovers

On the back, this V23 opts for a suppression that is now commonplace. So we are entitled to a wide angle of 64 Mpx whose lens opens at f / 1.9, an ultra wide angle of 8 Mpx (f / 2.2) and a macroscopic sensor of 2 Mpx (f / 2,4) .

A set comparable to the new Oppo Find X5 Lite, which is equipped with the same sensors.

Main module: 64 megapixels, f/1.9, eq. 24mm

The 64 Mpx module takes advantage of the technology of pixel binding, which allows the pixels to come together (here, in four) to capture more light and provide more juice. So the phone delivers snapshots at 16 megapixel by default.



Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 230, 1/50 s)


Vivo V23 (16 Mpx, f/1.9 eq. 24 mm, ISO 183, 1/100 s)

Both smartphones opted for a different treatment. The V23 emphasizes contrast to provide a clear readable view (see map). But we lost accuracy against the Find X5 Lite, which offers a lot of detail and a little more saturated general colorimetry, which is flattering to the eye. The patterns are clearly visible in both shots, but the in vivo lacks a bit of sharpness. On the other hand, it manages well on the periphery, which is not visible in this part of the photo.



Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 6902, 1/10 s)


Vivo V23 (16 Mpx, f/1.9 eq. 24 mm, ISO 4954, 1/15 s)

At night, the situation is the same. This V23 transcribes the scene well, but the Find X5 Lite offers less detail (see both images) and slightly brighter colors. Exposure is also better managed, and the patterns are fairly sharp. However, the difference is not clear.

64 MP mode

It is possible to force the full definition in the settings. As usual, we separated an area the same size for each of the shots. You can see the difference in meaning.



64MP Night mode


64MP Day Mode

In good conditions, full definition translation is interesting and allows you to enjoy a sharper and more detailed image. In the dark, on the other hand, the result is less convincing than that pixel binding activated. Sharpness is lower than in standard mode. As you can understand, we recommend this mode during the day, even if the shots are inevitably heavier with the (generous) storage of this V23.

Ultra-wide-angle module: 8 megapixels, f/2.2, eq. 16mm



Oppo Find X5 Lite (8 Mpx, f/2.2, eq.15 mm, ISO 288, 1/100 s)


Vivo V23 (8 Mpx, f/2.2, eq.16 mm, ISO 339, 1/100 s)

At first glance, it’s easy to see that this second sensor doesn’t have the same ambitions. It can be even more frustrating. A haze fell on the scene and the level of detail was greatly reduced. We can still identify the main elements, but the algorithm is not able to force the comparison to get each object more clearly and the whole object can be used. In addition, distortion of the peripheral areas of the image is more pronounced. The Find X5 Lite is far from shining in the workout, but its results are even more readable.



Oppo Find X5 Lite (8 Mpx, f/2.2, eq.15 mm, ISO 7812, 1/20 s)


Vivo V23 (8 Mpx, f/2.2, eq.16 mm, ISO 4995, 1/15 s)

Few smartphones master this exercise at night. Not surprisingly, this V23 struggles and its low exposure prevents it from recovering enough detail. The result is the end.

front and video module

The V23’s main sensor allows 4K and Full HD filming at 30 fps. The result is very good and benefits from the natural finish. There are always some difficulties in managing highlights, but this is often the case at this price point. Electronic stabilization is very effective in both modules.

This Vivo V23 stands out with the presence of a dual photo sensor on the front. There is a main module of 50 Mpx along with an ultra wide-angle of 8 Mpx. As in the previous version, they are assisted by two LED spotlights located at the top of the screen. This makes it possible to take the best quality selfies in any situation. We decided to run them on our test scene with a dedicated lab article.

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