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vivo V25e Unboxing and First Impression

Filipinos love to celebrate and capture moments especially if shared with people who mattered most. With the advent of mobile photography, it’s easier for every family and barkadas to capture meaningful moments in a snap.

vivo continuously innovates to provide Filipinos with an affordable smartphone that sports a color-changing design and has strong imaging capabilities. Vivo launches not one, but three variants under the V25 Series - the vivo V25 Pro, vivo V25, and vivo V25e.

vivo V25e Unboxing and First Impression

I was able to get my hands on one of these variants and I am very excited to share with you my unboxing experience as well as my initial impression of vivo V25e. So, let's start with the unboxing.

Unboxing the vivo V25e

The vivo V25e comes in a premium box with the front portion indicating the V25e branding; while the brand details—model number, IMEI number, serial number, color, among others, are imprinted on the back portion of the box.

vivo V25e Retail Box

You can also find the vivo V25e branding on the left and the vivo and Fifa World Cup partnership on the right. There is nothing to look at from the top and bottom portions.

vivo V25 Retail Box Side

Inside the Box and Accessories

After opening the lid of the box, you will find the vivo V25e smartphone wrapped in white matte plastic. I will set aside the device for now and see what else we get in the box.

vivo V25e Unboxing

Inside are the following: a SIM card ejector tool, quick start guide, important information (including the Warranty Card), USB power adapter, USB type-C to USB-A charging cable, silicone case, headset, and 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.

vivo V25e What's in the Box

After unboxing, let us now take a look at the physical overview and my first impression of the device.

Design and Walk Around

For the design, the back of the vivo V25e features a color-changing Fluorite Anti-Glare (AG) glass panel which in itself is already a magical sight to behold, since it changes color when sunlight or UV rays hit the back panel. Also, I like this kind of finish because it is less susceptible to fingerprint smudges and scratches.

vivo V25e Design

The vivo V25e is available in two colors: Diamond Black and Sunrise Gold. My unit comes in Sunrise Gold color and what’s unique about this color is when the back panel is exposed to direct sunlight for 5-6 minutes the whole back panel changes its color from gold to orange (except for the camera module), showing the shades of sunrise and sunset.

vivo V25e Sunrise Gold color
vivo V25e back panel when exposed to sunlight

In addition to its design, the vivo V25e weighs 183g and has a thickness of 7.79mm. With its flat frame, the vivo V25e is sleek to look at and comfortable to hold.

vivo V25e Thickness

On the front, the vivo V25e is equipped with a 6.44-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2404) 90Hz AMOLED display. At the top, there’s a waterdrop design notch that houses the front-facing camera and the earpiece. Underneath the display is the fingerprint reader. A pre-installed screen protector is also found.

vivo V25e Front

Found at the back is a rectangular-shaped contemporary design camera module that houses a triple-camera set-up along with a dual LED flash. The three cameras are the 64MP main, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro.

vivo V25e Camera Module

Found on the right side are your standard volume rocker button and power button.

vivo V25e Right

The top is clean with only the secondary noise-canceling microphone present.

vivo V25e Top

At the bottom, you can find the USB Type-C charging port, downward-firing speaker, microphone, and dual nano-SIM card tray. Sadly, there is no microSD expansion and 3.5mm audio jack on the vivo V25e.

vivo V25e Bottom


The vivo V25e boasts a MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 4,500mAh battery with a 44W fast charge. It also comes with up to 8GB of extended RAM.

vivo V25e Internals

For the OS, the vivo V25e sports the Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12. The vivo V25e also comes with Game Boost mode and 4D Game Vibration.


As for the camera, the vivo V25e boasts a triple-camera set-up—consisting of the 64MP F1.8 primary camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF). There's also a 2MP F2.4 depth lens and a 2MP F2.4 macro lens with a 4cm shooting distance. The front camera houses the lone 32MP F2.0 selfie camera.

You may also check out a few sample photos taken by the vivo V25e below, while the full evaluation of the vivo V25e’s camera set-up will be available soon.

vivo V25e Specifications

6.44inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2404) AMOLED display, 409ppi
90Hz Refresh Rate / 1300 nits (peak)
MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 6nm
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
256GB of internal storage
Triple-rear cameras (64MP F1.8 main + 2MP F2.4 depth + 2MP F2.4 macro)
32MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano) / 4G LTE
WiFi 5 / Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type-C / Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Funtouch OS 12 (Android 12)
4,500mAh Battery with 44W Fast Charge
159.2 x 74.2 x 7.8mm (dimension)
183g (weight)
Colors: Diamond Black and Sunrise Gold

Price and Availability

The vivo V25e retails for Php17,999 (8GB+256GB) and can be purchased via vivo’s official online stores (website, Lazada, and Shopee) nationwide starting September 24, 2022. SIM card and TWS voguards are also up for grabs for the first buyers of vivo V25e.

vivo V25e with Retail Box

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