Vivo V29 Unboxing and First Impressions: Elegance in Design and Optics

HomeTech NewsVivo V29 Unboxing and First Impressions: Elegance in Design and Optics


  • Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G for smooth performance.
  • Stunning visuals with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display.
  • 50MP OIS rear camera promises quality in both day and night shots.
  • Funtouch OS 13 Global offers customizable user experience.

The smartphone market is nothing short of crowded, with an array of options across price points.

Amidst this ever-competitive landscape, Vivo has released its V29 model, aiming to capture consumer attention with a suite of features and a sleek design.

But does it have the chops to stand out?

We took the time to unbox and take a first look at the Vivo V29 to give you a detailed overview.

Unboxing Experience

Vivo V29
Vivo V29: Unboxing Experience

As soon as you open the package, the experience is a standard affair.
The charger is neatly tucked away inside, and right beside it is a white charging cable.

You will also find a clear silicone case to protect your new device from the get-go. Additionally, there is a compartment housing the standard paperwork, along with a SIM ejector toolkit.

All in all, the unboxing doesn’t hold any surprises but ensures that you have all the essentials at your fingertips.

Key Specs

Vivo V29 Series: Launch Event Details
Vivo V29: Key Specs
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • RAM & ROM: Options for 8 GB + 128 GB and 12 GB + 256 GB
  • Battery: 4600 mAh (TYP), 4505 mAh (MIN)
  • Fast Charging: 80W (11V/7.3A)
  • Operating System: Funtouch OS 13 Global
  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 120Hz
  • Rear Camera: 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP 
  • Front Camera: 50MP

Design and Build

Vivo V29: Unboxing Experience
Vivo V29:Design

First impressions can be lasting, and the Vivo V29 doesn’t disappoint.
The device feels extraordinarily well-crafted, right from its colour scheme to its weight distribution.

The curved back panel gives it an ergonomic feel, making it comfortable to hold.

What immediately catches the eye is how incredibly slim and trim the phone is—a characteristic trait of Vivo’s V series.

Display Quality

Vivo V29 Series: Rumoured Specifications
Vivo V29: Display

Turning the phone on reveals a 6.78-inch curved AMOLED panel that is stunning right out of the box.

The display is contrasty and vibrant, with brightness levels that seem more than adequate for most use-cases.

With a 120Hz refresh rate, the initial usage experience was nothing short of smooth.

For those who consume a lot of content online, you’ll be pleased to know that it comes with HDR10+ and WideVine certifications.

Camera Capabilities

Vivo V29 Series: Rumoured Specifications
Vivo V29: Camera

The camera setup is one of the main highlights of this device, especially the 50MP OIS night camera.

Our initial tests in low-light scenarios produced detailed and colour-accurate pictures, further enhanced by a dedicated Night Mode.

The Smart Aura light feature managed to outperform standard flash setups for photography.
During daylight, the dynamic range and focus speed were ample, producing crisp shots.

Vivo V29: Camera Shots

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Performance and Software

Vivo V29: Ergonomics and Additional Features
Vivo V29: Performance

Under the hood, the Vivo V29 sports a Snapdragon 778G chipset.

Although not the fastest in its segment considering the price tag, it did perform satisfactorily without any noticeable stutter or lag.

The software experience is in line with what one would expect from FunTouchOS—customisable but with a tinge of bloatware.

Battery Life

Vivo V29: Unboxing Experience
Vivo V29: Battery

While a 4,600mAh battery might appear to be on the smaller side when compared to the 5,000mAh batteries commonly found in this price range, the phone offers 80W fast charging capabilities.

This means you can top up your device quickly, which somewhat compensates for the slightly smaller battery capacity.


Vivo V29: Battery
Vivo V29: Verdict

The Vivo V29 aims to be a strong contender in its segment, offering a balanced mix of design, display quality, and camera capabilities.

While it may not boast the fastest chipset in the segment, it compensates with an array of features that aim to provide a satisfactory user experience.

As for the battery, we’ll have to reserve judgment until we can fully test its lifespan.

But from the initial impressions, this device seems to be a well-rounded package worth considering.

Stay tuned for our in-depth review to explore each of these aspects in greater detail.

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Key Specs

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Rear Camera 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera 32 MP
Battery 4500 mAh
Display 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)


Launch Date July 15, 2023 (Unofficial)
Operating System Android v11
Custom UI Funtouch OS


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
CPU Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 470 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 470)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 8 nm
Graphics Adreno 618


Display Type AMOLED
Screen Size 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density 406 ppi
Bezel-less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Camera Setup Quad
Resolution 64 MP, Primary Camera
8 MP, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
2 MP, Macro Camera
2 MP, Depth Camera
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 9000 x 7000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 32 MP, Primary Camera


Capacity 4500 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Removable No
Quick Charging Yes, Fast
USB Type-C Yes


Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 256 GB

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.1
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm


Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Side
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope


Ques) What are the RAM and storage options available in the Vivo V29?

The Vivo V29 offers two combinations: 8 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM and 12 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM. Actual available RAM and ROM are less due to system storage.

Ques) How is the battery performance of the Vivo V29?

The smartphone is equipped with a 4600 mAh (TYP) battery, slightly lower than the 5000 mAh often seen in this price range. However, it offers 80W fast charging that tops up the device quickly.

Ques) What sets the camera of the Vivo V29 apart?

The 50MP OIS night camera is a standout feature. Additionally, the phone also includes an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2 MP bokeh lens. Features like Night Mode and Smart Aura Light enhance photography further.

Ques) Is the Vivo V29 5G capable?

Yes, the Vivo V29 supports multiple 5G bands including n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28A, n77, and n78.

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