Vivo’s series-T has been around for two years now, aimed at people who want a feature-rich smartphone at an affordable price. Last year’s T1 Pro was a delight for Gen-Z users and young millennials who wanted a great display and good performance. Built on the same approach, this year’s Vivo T2 Pro has some upgrades that definitely look appealing in the first glance, but does it make the cut? Find out in our review.
Vivo T2 Pro 5GRs 23,999.00
DESIGN & BUILD8.0/10
VALUE FOR MONEY7.5/10
What Is Good?
- Good display and design
- Decent performance
- Heavy customisation options in FunTouchOS 13
- Fast charging
What Is Bad?
- Inconsistent cameras
- Mono speaker
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Cameras
- Portraits are a strong point of T2 Pro’s camera system.
- Aura lighting is not a gimmicks and helps brightness to the scene.
|Primary Camera||64-megapixel OIS, GW3 sensor, f/1.79|
|Secondary Camera (Bokeh)||2-megapixel, f/2.4|
|Front Camera||16-megapixel, f/2.45|
It’s obvious that the T2 Pro takes some inspiration from Vivo’s more premium V-series, and that is mostly prominent in the camera department. Let’s take a look at the camera samples to see how the specs translate in the real-world.
In good lighting, the smartphone’s primary camera takes great pictures, with sharp detail and accurate colors. The contrast is also on point, although the dynamic range can be inconsistent in challenging scenes. Portrait pictures also have sharp and consistent edge detection with authentic bokeh, even in challenging lighting. However, the T2 Pro doesn’t have an ultra-wide camera, unlike its predecessor.
The Aura Lighting helps to fill brightness into dark scenes consistently, resulting in better pictures at night. But even after OIS, the images are still pretty average due to absence of details and sharpness.
The 16MP front camera is average at best. Daylight selfies have accurate skin tones, but facial details lack sharpness. Portrait mode is also average, and has inconsistent edge detection.
4K 30fps video recording with optical stabilization is one of the key highlights of this smartphone. The videos are sharp and detailed, with minimal camera shake, even when shooting handheld.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Performance
- We noticed no heating or lagging on the Dimensity 7200 SoC.
- FunTouchOS 13 is great in real life, but Bloatwares are a bit of a headache.
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 7200 SoC|
|RAM/ROM variants||8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB|
|AnTuTu v10 Benchmark Scores||724595|
|Geekbench 6 Benchmark Scores||1157 – Single-Core, 2627 – Multi-Core|
|Android version/UI||Android 13, FunTouchOS 13|
Another key selling point of the T2 Pro is the way its internals come together to provide good performance. The benchmarks outperform most other phones in its price range.
We played BGMI and COD at their maximum settings for an extended period of time, and did not experience any lag or frame drops. Performance was consistently smooth.
This translated into day-to-day performance as well, app-loading was quick no doubt, but because of the heavy nature of FunTouchOS 13. What we did like is that it has a high degree of customisation, allowing users to tweak animation effects, speed, charging settings. On top of that, it also has Android 13’s color palette which makes the overall interface’s colors and system icons match the device’s wallpaper.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Display
- The curved edges on the display helps to give device a premium look.
- Display has very vibrant colors by default, enhancing the content consumption experience on the device.
|Refresh rate||120 Hz|
On the front, Vivo’s T2 Pro features a 6.78 inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Thanks to the curved edges of the display and the slim bezels, making T2 Pro look premium.
The display offers excellent viewing angles and vibrant colors, even in standard display mode and the faster refresh rate makes sure everything looks smooth; from animations to gaming. The display content was easily visible even under direct sunlight, due to 1300 nits of peak brightness, a display specification that is hard to find in this segment.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Design
- The T2 Pro is a very easy phone to carry around, thanks to its lightweight design and slim profile.
- Glass finish and perfectly curved rear panels help the phone to fit perfectly in my average-sized hands.
The Vivo T2 Pro resembles the V27 Pro in terms of its design, especially at the rear. It has a thin profile with curved borders for a comfortable grip. The back panel sadly doesn’t change its colors in the sunlight, instead it has a matte finish that sparkles with glass on top of it. There’s also the IP52 certification for splash resistance, which adds to its durability.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Battery
- The battery lasts easily for around more than a day in medium to heavy usage
- Despite the smaller battery size, the T2 Pro has been very-well optimized.
With 4,600mAh battery, we didn’t expect the Vivo T2 Pro to be a one-day phone but to our surprise, the phone ran for over 11h 27min in the PCMark’s Battery Life Test while it was connected to WiFi. Kudos to the good software optimisation. In real-life usage, the T2 Pro was able to deliver an on-screen time of around six and a half hours.
You do get a 66W Flash charger inside the box and it works just fine. The T2 Pro was able to go from 0-100 percent within just 50 minutes; not the craziest charging speed out of there but decent for a device that costs less than Rs 25k.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Conclusion
Overall, Vivo T2 Pro is a great phone for someone who is looking for a premium and stylish smartphone, while priced attractively. The performance has been decent throughout our testing, and the battery life was also surprisingly good with decent charging speed.
That said, the camera department lacks an ultra-wide sensor and even selfies could have been slightly better, but if daylight and portrait pictures are your thing, this can be called as a great package for Rs 23,999.
Vivo T2 Pro Review: Alternatives
While the Google Pixel 6a (Review) can offer better camera performance, the Nothing Phone (1) (Review) gains an edge in terms of design for some. The Lava Agni 2 (Review) on the other hand, comes at a slightly lower price and also packs an ultra-wide camera.