Vivo is known for offering well-rounded devices with top-tier aesthetics, pro-grade cameras, and a solid spec sheet. The brand offers premium mid-range smartphones under its V-series, which are known for premium design language and cameras that can give solid competition to DSLRs to some extent. The latest in the series – Vivo V29 Pro – takes the legacy of its predecessors further.
A lot is going in favour of the newest V-series smartphone. It offers an India-inspired design, and best-in-class portrait photography among other things. For the starting price of Rs 39,999, the Vivo V29 Pro is an easy recommendation for prospective smartphone buyers. Read on ahead to know why we feel so.
A Top-Tier Design Made to Last
Vivo has always been the company that made the slimmest and most aesthetically pleasing smartphones, and the Vivo V29 Pro sticks to that ethos. It is incredibly lightweight at 188g and measures 7.46mm thick. The smartphone looks extremely appealing because of the 55-degree curvature on the front and back panels. The curved panels and lightness of the Vivo V29 Pro make it a stunner to look at and highly ergonomic to hold too.
The smartphone might look sleek, but it has been designed to be tough and last long. The Vivo V29 Pro has undergone rigorous testing by Vivo, including high humidity and heat endurance tests, tumble tests, and more. You can rest assured that the V29 Pro will last a long time in Indian conditions.
Speaking of being tailored for India, Vivo offers the handset in Himalayan Blue and Space Black colours. The Himalayan Blue is inspired by the grandeur of the Himalayan range and its shimmering ice caps. The back panel shows a shimmery effect resembling mountain peaks when the light hits it at an angle. Vivo has achieved this using industry-first 3D magnetic particles. The industry-first design uses invisible magnetic forces to control 15mn magnetic particles to form specific patterns. With an eye-pleasing and robust design, the Vivo V29 Pro is sure to impress you.
A Pro Camera Setup For Life-like Images
Apart from aesthetics, the Vivo V-series strongest suit is a powerful camera system, and the V29 Pro did not fall far from the tree. It sports a triple-camera setup on the back featuring a 50MP OIS-enabled primary camera, a 12MP portrait shooter with 2x zoom, and an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens. On the front, there is another 50MP snapper to capture stunning self-portraits with great details and colours. The 50MP selfie camera comes with eye AF and Super Group Video mode to capture stunning selfies in the first go, every time.
The primary 50MP camera is a 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 sensor, which can take in more light to render exceptional day and night shots. Thanks to OIS support, night-time shots are highly detailed with minimal noise because of increased light intake and extended exposure. The 8MP ultra-wide lens clicks impressive landscape or group shots with minimal distortion.
Coming to the portrait lens, it comprises the Sony IMX663 sensor with dual-core autofocus technology for DSLR-quality portrait shots. Thanks to the 2x optical zoom and advanced Smart Aura Light flashlight, the V29 Pro delivers exemplary portrait pictures too.
On top of it, Vivo has equipped the smartphone with various photography features such as Vlog Movie Creator, Ultra stable Video, Super Night Video, Super Moon Mode, Astro Mode, Pro Sports Mode, Food Mode, and many more. It is apparent that when you need a camera on the go, the Vivo V29 Pro is all you need.
Portraits That Match DSLR Quality
The V29 Pro takes portrait photography to the next level with the combination of the professional portrait lens from Sony and Vivo-exclusive Smart Aura Light. The Aura Light on Vivo’s latest is 36% brighter than on the Vivo V27 Pro, and is now 15.6mm in diameter. Moreover, users can change the colour temperature of the Aura Light. The Vivo V29 Pro has smart and manual colour temperature adjustment for the aura ring light to avoid ambient colour temperature inconsistency.
The Smart Colour Temperature adjustment automatically adapts to the varying colour temperatures from the night scene, nautical blue street, light art museum, oceanarium, and aquarium, to capture a natural look picture. Users can also manually control the colour temperature using the slider to create a special atmospheric effect.
The Vivo V29 Pro is also the first smartphone ever to offer dedicated Wedding Portrait LUTS on a smartphone. This India-exclusive feature offers three different LUTS designed for the Indian wedding palette. These are Prosecco, Neo Retro, and Pastels. No longer waiting for the photographer to send the pictures to share on social media. With V29 Pro’s wedding-style portrait feature, you can share your wedding pictures from the phone itself.
Display That is a Stunning Visual Delight
You cannot truly appreciate the stunning pictures taken by the Vivo V29 Pro on a below-par display, and the phonemaker knows this. This is why the latest V29 Pro comes with what possibly is the clearest display on a V-series smartphone to date. The smartphone rocks a large 6.78-inch 3D curved FHD+ AMOLED display with 1.07 billion colours support and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 wide color for rich and natural visuals. Further, the pixel density of 452PPI ensures that the pictures look crisp on the screen.
The display also supports HDR10+ certification for playing high-definition videos or streaming HDR videos on Netflix or Prime Video. The display offers a peak brightness of 1,300nits, meaning whether indoors or outside, you can preview the pictures you take or videos you record at their best.
The Vivo V29 Pro’s display is equipped with Q9 luminescent material for low-blue light and up to 2,160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming to reduce eye strain. With stunning graphics and advanced eye comfort tweaks, the display on the V29 Pro cannot get any better.
Promises an Uncompromised Performance
A powerful camera setup or display is futile if the processor at the core doesn’t have the required performance chops to perform advanced camera tasks or display features. However, that is not the case with the Vivo V29 Pro, as it comes with the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset, which perfectly balances performance and power efficiency.
The processor has a 3.1GHz clock speed, scoring an impressive 8,63,125 points on benchmarks. Additionally, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage further enhance the holistic performance of the device. Vivo has also equipped the V29 Pro with a gaming-level ultra-large thermal system for a robust gaming performance, no matter which game you play.
Running the show on the V29 Pro is a massive 4,600mAh battery, designed to last all day, even with heavy usage. It supports 80 FlashCharge fast charging technology with a dedicated heat dissipation system for efficient and safe charging. Vivo’s smart charging algorithm ensures the battery can hold an 80% health level even after over 1,600 charge-discharg cycles.
As you can see, the Vivo V29 Pro is the best value-for-money smartphone that you can pick up under Rs 40,000 in India. Flagship cameras, DSLR-like portrait photography, stunning night-time photography and video, powerful performance, robust battery, and a head-turning design, you name it, and Vivo V29 Pro has got it. The smartphone is available for preorders on the Vivo India website, Flipkart, and retail outlets. Buyers can also get up to Rs 3,500 discount via HDFC or SBI card, and an extra Rs 3,500 exchange bonus as part of the launch offer. The device will go on sale in India starting October 10.