vivo V29 Pro in for review

The vivo V29 Pro is official and though it looks nearly identical to the V29, it packs a few nice upgrades. But before we test all of those let's do a quick unboxing.

The phone ships with a cable, a case, and an 80W charger. Not a bad haul for a mid-ranger.

The Pro looks identical to the V29 from the back, down to the placement of the camera lenses. But where the vanilla packs a 2MP depth sensor, the Pro adds a 2x 50mm zoom camera aimed at portraiture.

The other key improvement is the Dimensity 8200 chip - it's a 4nm unit with superior graphics power to the 6nm Snapdragon 778G inside the V29.

vivo V29 Pro in for review

Upfront there are no changes - the V29 Pro has a lovely 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED with a 1260x2800px resolution and a 1,300 nits peak brightness. An excellent panel all around.

vivo V29 Pro in for review

The 2x camera reports itself as a 49mm unit, making it the perfect focal length for portraits of people and pets, and a great focal length for most other everyday scenes, really.

Used in tandem with the V29 Pro's Aura Light adjustable LED, you could snap some interesting portraits in lower light conditions.

vivo V29 Pro in for review

We snapped a couple of impromptu shots at the office to give you an idea of what to expect. Keep in mind that each is over 7MB in size, which is a bit ridiculous. We'll dig deeper in our full review.

Vivo V29 Pro portrait shots - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/167s - Vivo V29 Pro Vivo V29 Pro portrait shots - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/206s - Vivo V29 Pro

Vivo V29 and V29 Pro price: 

The Vivo V29 is priced at 32,999 for the 8GB/128GB version and 36,999 for the 12GB/256GB version. It is available in three colour options - Himalayan Blue, Majestic Red and Space Black.

Meanwhile, the V29 Pro will be available at a price of 39,999 for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage version and 42,999 for the 12GB RAM/512GB version. The higher-end smartphone will only be available in two colour options - Himalayan Blue and Space Black.