This year saw the launch of the vivo V29 5G, a phone that stands out for its excellent portrait photography capabilities. Soon after though, vivo launched the V29e 5G in the Philippines, a different variant of the V29 that’s easier on the wallet.
Make no mistake though, the vivo V29e 5G may be more affordable, but there are no compromises here when it comes to portrait photography capabilities. That’s because the V29e 5G still features the signature Aura Light Portrait system that promises top-notch portraits, especially at night.
What’s more, the V29e 5G also packs other features that make it a compelling all-around mid-range smartphone.
Here, we explore the various features of the V29e 5G that make it the no-compromise mid-range choice for those who want to get great bang for buck on their new phone, starting off with its portrait photography capabilities.
Still an Aura Portait Master
The vivo V29e 5G is also billed as a Portrait Master, and that’s because this phone also features the series signature Aura Light which is 6.8 times larger and 60% brighter than its predecessor.
That’s not all though as the V29e 5G also has the unique Color Temperature adjustment of the vivo V29 5G. Thanks to this, the phone can capture warm or cool portraits, depending on your preference. But if you just want the best color temperature in low-light scenarios, the Smart Color Temperature Adjustment can do it for you.
This lighting system along with the phone’s 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) means you can get great results when taking portraits in low light conditions.
Check out some samples here:
As you can see, the phone’s main shooter combined with the Aura Light Portrait system delivers great results. Portraits have great quality and can be tuned to your liking color-wise thanks to the color adjustment feature. Thus, you can get creative results without filters.
If you want to get even more unique portraits though, the camera packs a bunch of filters that do more than change the colors. These filters can give your photos a more dramatic look with eye-catching effects. Plus, you can even change the bokeh shapes in portraits, as you are able to on the standard V29 5G.
Of course, while the phone is a Portrait Master at night, the portrait photos taken in the daytime are just as good. Here are some more samples, this time taken outdoors in the daytime:
The V29e 5G definitely delivers on its promise as a great mid-ranger for portraits. But for general photography, the V29e 5G also does not disappoint.
A Capable Photography Partner
As mentioned above, the V29e features a 64MP main camera with OIS. Aside from being great with portraits, this camera is also a good match for a wide variety of photography scenarios, from daytime landscapes to nighttime scenes.
Having OIS on its main camera is a welcome feature given how it helps for better quality night photos. After all, camera shake is the enemy when it comes to low-light photography.
To complement its main shooter, the V29e 5G has an 8MP ultrawide camera that can also take good photos in daytime. It can also do decently well at night using the phone’s Night mode.
Then there’s the selfie camera. Despite being more affordable, vivo still packed the V29e 5G with a 50MP selfie shooter with precise autofocus. Thanks to this, the phone promises to deliver high-quality selfies in various lighting conditions, as you can see here:
Much like with portraits, you can also get creative with the phone’s selfie shooter as there are filters to choose from for a more eye-popping selfie that’s social media-ready.
Then, there’s the field of view. This phone’s 50MP front camera has a 92-degree field of view which means it has a wide enough view to capture group selfies. With this, there should be no need for an annoying selfie stick if you want to fit your friends in the shot.
The vivo V29e 5G’s cameras are no doubt its highlight features, but this phone isn’t just a compelling choice because of its shooters. It’s also a reliable daily driver performance-wise.
Surprisingly Good Performance and Battery Life
Powering the V29e 5G is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor that’s paired with 12GB of RAM. With this setup, the phone can play today’s popular MOBA and FPS titles with ease. This makes it a surprisingly good partner if you also like playing games during your break time.
Along with its good gaming performance, the phone is also a reliable device for daily use as it won’t slow down for all your social media or work needs.
Plus, the phone packs a large 4800mAh battery which can last for a day of use with ease. Depending on your usage, you can even get the phone to last for over a day.
For charging, the V29e 5G has a 44W fast charger inside the box, so you won’t need to wait all that long for the phone to reach 100%.
Still a Good-Looking Phone
To wrap it all up, the V29e 5G has an eye-catching design that should delight users who want a phone that will stand out. This is especially true in the phone’s Ice Creek Blue colorway, though its Forest Black color is also quite a looker.
At the front, the phone’s screen also looks great as it packs a large 6.67-inch 1080p screen. This display is also just as vibrant as it is an AMOLED panel, meaning it’s a great match for your movie/series-watching needs.
Finally, the phone is IP54 dust and water-resistant – a feature that’s definitely welcome, especially as it means the phone will be protected from accidental water splashes.
vivo V29e: Price and Availability in the Philippines
With its Aura Light Portrait system combined with a capable camera setup as well as good performance and great design, the vivo V29e 5G will not disappoint, especially if you’re on the lookout for a new mid-range phone that won’t break the bank.
If you’re interested in getting one, the vivo V29e 5G is available now via the vivo official website, and in e-stores such as Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok. You can also get one at physical vivo stores nationwide.
The V29e 5G has an SRP of PHP 18,999. But as a special holiday offer, the phone is available now for only PHP 17,999. Find out more about the promo here: