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Vivo X27 vs Vivo X27 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro review: three pop-up camera phones on a budget

Vivo X27 vs Vivo X27 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro review: three pop-up camera phones on a budget

By  GB Blog Official 2019-04-08 3767 0

Vivo X27, Vivo X27 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro were 3 new smartphones released in mid-March. They all come with a pop-up selfie camera, high screen to body ratio and good performance. But which smartphone is better for you? Now, we are making a detailed review to compare the 3 smartphones based on their design, specs, release date and price.

Vivo X27 vs. Vivo X27 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: design

All of the three phones we will be looking at today are different in a variety of ways. But there is one thing they all have in common: pop-up cameras. Ever since the Vivo NEX, Vivo have been unable to let go of the idea of a full screen phone — and, thus, we have three new phones with pop-up cameras. Though powered by mid-range processors, the phones’ design and other specifications are closer to premium.

Vivo X27 vs. Vivo X27 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: design  

As mentioned right above, all the phones feature full screen displays with their selfie cams having been moved  into a little pop-up panel. The Vivo X27 Pro comes with the largest display of all the three devices: the phone sports an impressive 6.7 inch screen while both the Vivo X27 and the Vivo V15 Pro comes with 6.39 inch displays.

Vivo X27 Pro  display  


Vivo X27 4G Phablet - Black

Vivo X27 4G Phablet - Black
Arrival Notice    


The Vivo X27 and the Vivo X27 Pro come with a rather interesting Peacock Feather texture and are available in Emerald Green, Blue and White Gold. The Vivo V15 Pro is sold in two color options: Topaz Blue and Ruby Red.

Vivo X27 vs. Vivo X27 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: specs comparison

Let’s kick off the comparison from the main specs.


Product name
Vivo X27
Vivo X27 Pro
Vivo V15 Pro
6.39-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display
6.7-inch Super AMOLED display
6.39-inch Ultra FullView display with FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 710
Snapdragon 675
8GB + 128GB/256GB
8GB + 256GB
6GB/8GB + 128GB
4000mAh + FlashCharge
3700mAh + Dual Engine fast charging
Rear cameras
48MP + 13MP + 5MP
48MP +8MP +5MP
Front cameras
Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch 9 on top


Let’s start at the beginning.


 As we’ve already mentioned, all the three phones come with full view displays. Out of the three, the Vivo X27 Pro comes with the biggest 6.7 inch screen with an impressive 92.12% screen-to-body ratio and 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo X27 sports a slightly smaller 6.39 inch screen with 1080 x 2340 resolution. On the Vivo V15 Pro, you also get a 6.39 inch screen with 1080 x 2316 resolution and a 84.2% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo X27  screen  


The Vivo V15 Pro comes with the mid-range Snapdragon 675 processor, which, in fact, debuted on this phone’s model. Both the Vivo X27 and the Vivo X27 Pro run on the Snapdragon 710, which is marketed as a more high-end CPU option. When it comes to everyday use, however, there is not much difference between the two processors. But let’s take a look at the numbers just in case.


  Snapdragon 675 Snapdragon 710
Clock speed Up to 2.0GHz Up to 2.2GHz
Cores 8 Kryo 460 cores 8 Kryo 360 cores
CPU architecture 64-bit, 11nm 64-bit, 10nm
GPU Adreno 612 Adreno 616
Quick Charge support Quick Charge 4+ Quick Charge 4


The Vivo V15 Pro gives you two options when it comes to RAM: you can choose between 6GB and 8GB; as for internal storage, there is 128GB onboard, which you can expand to up to 256GB on a micro SD card.

Both the Vivo X27 and the Vivo X27 Pro come with 8GB of RAM. The phone’s Pro version pairs that with 256GB of internal storage, while the basic X27 gives you a choice between that and 128GB of storage.

Vivo X27 storage 


On the battery side, both X27 phones sport 4000mAh paired with Vivo’s own FlashCharge 22.5W fast-charging technology. The Vivo 15 Pro comes with a smaller 3700 mAh battery and also supports fast 18W charging that promises to get the phone to 24% in 15 minutes.


We’ve saved the most interesting bit for last. Let’s be honest, one of the key reasons you may be reading a review of three pop-up camera phones is because you are on the market for exactly that: a pop-up camera phone. There are definitely a number of benefits to this design including a full screen mobile experience. There are several drawbacks as well: one of the main concerns regarding this design is the pop-up mechanism itself that may be quite fragile with a lot of users wondering if it will survive a drop or a bump.

But, for now, we shall leave this debate behind and see what each phone offers when it comes to photography.

The Vivo X27 and the Vivo X27 Pro come with the same camera setup on the back: there is a triple camera with a 48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a 13MP wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth-sensing lens. There are plenty of camera software features to back that up like a 2.5cm super macro mode, a super backlight mode, super night scene mode, a beauty mode, etc. An interesting addition are the so-called “celebrity filters”, which include a filter designed by the Chinese model Liu Wen.

Vivo X27 rear camera 

On the front, the Vivo X27 comes with a 16MP pop-up selfie camera and the Pro version sports a 32MP selfie shooter. According to Vivo, the phones’ front cameras slide out in just 0.68s — the process in complemented with colorful light strips flanking it on each side. You will be able to customize the LED lights and get a choice of six colors.

Vivo X27 and the Vivo X27 Pro front camera 

The Vivo V15 Pro also sports a 32MP selfie shooter. The front-facing pop-up camera has f/2.0 aperture and comes with autofocus. There are plenty of beautifying features onboard and it will brighten up your skin tone by default. This makes the cam a good choice for a quick social media post — but it won’t be easy to get a natural looking photo with the front cam.

On the back, the Vivo V15 Pro also boasts three cameras: an 8MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 48MP Quad Pixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture.

Vivo V15 Pro front and rear camera 

Vivo X27 vs. Vivo X27 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: release date and price

The Vivo X27, the Vivo X27 Pro and the Vivo V15 Pro were released in mid-March. As for the prices:


Vivo X27
Vivo X27 Pro
Vivo V15 Pro
From $536
From $595
From $346


As you can see, the Vivo X27 Pro is the priciest of the three and this is backed up by a larger screen and more internal storage. The cheapest option would be the Vivo V15 Pro but you would have to do with a smaller battery. Then again, you do get the Snapdragon 675 processor onboard as well as a 32MP selfie shooter.

If you are curious about pop-up camera phones, we suggest you start with the least expensive version and see how you like the design in use. Once you’ve confirmed that this is exactly what you’ve been looking for, check out the Vivo X27 Pro.



 You may also want to read:
 Vivo V15 Pro vs. Vivo V15: here’s how the two smartphones differ in price, specs, features and more
 vivo X27 review: perfect full screen experience and upgraded overall performance
 Vivo NEX 4G phablet review: all screen, no notch and a pop-up selfie cam


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