A Phone With An Extremely Distinctive Backing
The most impressive aspect of the Vivo V29 5G after using it for awhile has to be its design. It features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that curves around the left and right edges, immersing you in content. The display is housed in a slim body made of plastic that feels comfortable in the hand.
The Vivo V29 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G. While not the latest chipset, the Snapdragon 778G delivers strong and smooth performance, according to the review. It is paired with a minimum of 8GB of RAM, which exceeds the memory needs of Android. This allows the device to handle intensive tasks like mobile gaming without any lag or stutters.
The Full HD+ AMOLED display has a refresh rate of 120Hz, making animations and scrolling appear fluid. It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and gets sufficiently bright outdoors. In terms of sensors, the Vivo V29 has an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock.
The Vivo V29 5G offers strong connectivity capabilities. As a 5G smartphone, it supports high-speed 5G networks for faster online activities and has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for strong and stable wireless performance.
Bluetooth 5.3 is also supported for seamless pairing with accessories. With a dual SIM functionality, this allows users to use two phone lines on the same device. It also enables eSIM for digital SIM cards. Port selection includes a USB Type-C port for file transfers and charging. Additional ports include a 3.5mm headphone jack, ensuring users can enjoy private listening with wired headphones. Other connectivity options mentioned are dual-frequency GPS and GLONASS for accurate location services. With support for the latest wireless standards and selection of ports, the vivo V29 5G delivers robust and future-proofed connectivity.
A single bottom-firing speaker is responsible for handling audio on the Vivo V29. While it can get sufficiently loud, audio quality is just average and by the speakers being just at the bottom, covering it would muffle the sound and it wouldn't be as clear or loud. The phone does feature noise cancellation during calls.
The phone packs an impressive triple camera setup that delivers excellent photography capabilities. On the rear, it features a dominant 50MP primary camera with an advanced 1/1.56-inch image sensor and optical image stabilisation for clearer shots. Additionally, it has a 2MP depth sensor to help with portrait mode shots as well as an 8MP ultra-wide lens for taking wider group photos and landscapes.
The front camera is also a cut above with its 50MP sensor that allows for sharp portraits and smooth vlogging videos. Vivo has introduced innovative modes like Food Mode for appetising culinary shots and Supermoon Mode that offers up to 10x digital zoom to admire the night sky in greater detail. Various zoom capabilities from normal to 2x, 5x and 20x hyper zoom are also available. An ultra-wide selfie mode broadens the frame for group selfies. With its Aura Light 2.0 and versatile shooting modes, the vivo V29 5G provides users with an enhanced mobile photography experience.
Powering the Vivo V29 is a 4600mAh battery that is rated to provide over a day's worth of usage on a single charge. It also supports 44W FlashCharge that can replenish the cell from 0-50% in just 20 minutes.
Pricing & Conclusion
The Vivo V29 is priced starting at $649 the 8GB/128GB version. For its price, the Vivo V29 offers a well-rounded package and is a good pick for general users looking for a budget 5G smartphone. If you need a smartphone with a sleek design, smooth performance and dependable battery life without burning a hole in your pocket, the Vivo V29 is certainly worth considering. Its balanced specs make it suitable for everyday use as well as media consumption.