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Vivo V23e – You Should skip this one


Vivo is a well-known brand and among the top players in the Nepali smartphone market. The brand focuses on the design and the in-hand feel of their smartphones and is not so praised for their value for money product. On that note, Vivo is on the verge of launching a new smartphone in Nepal, Vivo V23e. The device is priced at NRs.50,000 and is up for pre-order now. But today in this article we will discuss why you should not buy the Vivo V23e, and what are its much better alternatives. 

Vivo V23e – Reasons not to Buy  

Outdated Design with a big top and Bottom Bezels

vivo v23e price in nepal

Though Vivo phones are praised for their design with the Vivo V23e, we don’t feel the device justifies the price as the device starts at NRs.44,999. We have a dewdrop notch at the top and that too with kinda thick bezels at the top and bottom. At this price, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE provides a much better design that too without sacrificing many aspects of the device, like performance, battery, 5G, and design.

60Hz AMOLED Display of 6.44-inches 

vivo v21e price in nepal

Vivo V23e has a 6.44-inch of AMOLED display at the front with a dewdrop notch at the front. Which in the first place looks outdated and on top of that, it’s a 60Hz Panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Currently in Nepal, if we look at devices from brands like Xiaomi and Samsung, you get a much better 120Hz AMOLED display, than too with a punch hole.  

MediaTek Helio G96  

Vivo V23e is powered by MediaTek Helio G96, this is a 12nm Octa-core SoC with 2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 CPU and Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. We have seen this SoC power Realme 8i, which is a device half the price of Vivo V23e. At Rs.50,000 brands are offering Snapdragon 778 5G and flagship Snapdragon 870 SoC. The device is seriously overpriced for this SoC. The MediaTek Helio G96 is not a bad SoC by any means but at this price, it’s not acceptable. 

Just 4000mAh battery

Vivo V23e supports 44W fast charging, but the device features a 4050 mAh battery only. If you look at the competition, they are offering 5000-5500 mAh battery and on the other side, Vivo V23e is capped at just 4050mAh. Though the display is just 60Hz, still the SoC inside is not so efficient as it is fabricated at 12nm process. So, the battery life on the Vivo V23e might be a hit or miss. 

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Skips out the Stereo Speaker Setup 

In order to achieve a thickness of just 7.4mm, Vivo V23e does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack and on top of that the device also misses out on a stereo speaker setup. We are treated with a mono speaker setup with support for 24-bit/192kHz audio. 

Summing this up what we want to say is, the device is really overpriced at 50K, for what it offers. You might get a 50MP front-facing camera and 256GB internal storage. But looking at the competition you can get a more complete device at the price of NRs.50,000. You might instead look out for Samsung Galaxy M52 and for the design you can consider Xiaomi 11 Lite NE.

Himal Pokhrel
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