vivo V29 5G first looks: Fashionable design and incredible camera upgrades, now with Aura Light 2.0 and a Starry Purple colourway


Nowadays, many people care about the design of their phones but it's just as important that they can take good photos at night. But which upcoming phones would excel in both areas? How about one with a Starry Purple look and Aura Light 2.0 like the vivo V29 5G?

vivo Malaysia recently launched the vivo V29 5G, and like its predecessor, the vivo V29 5G delivers great camera features and a sleek design. Thanks to our friends from vivo Malaysia, we managed to get an early glimpse of the phone, so here are some highlights of its design and camera features.


Attractive colourways - Starry Purple, inspired by the night sky


Nice curved sides


If you look closely, you'll see glitters


Aura Light 2.0 switched on. You can also see the glitters on the back

This time, the vivo V29 5G comes in two colourways - Black and Starry Purple. We got to try the latter, a colour concept inspired by the Milky Way. It's the better-looking one due to the gradient purple back dotted with glitters, which reminds us of a starry night sky. If you're a fashionista or love the glittery light purple colour, the Starry Purple colourway could be an option you'd enjoy but the Black is still just as classy.


Slim but solid - One of the thinnest!

Another thing that immediately stood out with the vivo V29 5G was the thin body. At just 7.46mm thin, it is one of the slimmest phones available. Fun fact: Only foldable phones like the vivo X Fold 2 would have a slimmer body (6mm) when unfolded. On top of being super slim, the vivo V29 5G has curved sides for a nice grip that feels comfortable to hold.


It's a pretty slim phone


Upgraded camera lighting - Aura Light 2.0, brighter than before

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Left: Aura Light 2.0 off; Right: Aura Light 2.0 on

Aside from design, the vivo V29 5G has a few upgrades on the camera side. One is the Aura Light 2.0, which provides a much larger light-emitting area. It's also much brighter than the first-generation Aura Light, so subjects would look clearer and brighter. Aura Light 2.0 now comes with a new 4-LED system consisting of two cool LEDs and two warm LEDs. Thanks to the design, you'll also get even and soft lighting. Overall, it's great for environments without enough natural light.


Smart colour adjustment - For any lighting condition

Paired with this is the Smart Color Temperature, a feature that allows the vivo V29 5G to adapt to different lighting conditions. You can also manually adjust the colour temperature slider, which can be handy for specific picture lighting or colours. If you're wondering how it looks, check the samples below.

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Smart lighting in action


Power selfies - 50MP front camera with AF and wide-angle

Speaking of photos, taking selfies with the vivo V29 5G is pretty good too. The phone has a 50MP HD front camera with a 92° wide-angle field of view (FOV), Auto Focus (AF), and electronic image stabilisation (EIS).

In particular, the 92° wide-angle FOV is great for those one-person or small group selfies, as it doesn't have that distortion effect caused by ultra-wide angles. Moreover, the vivo V29 5G is ideal for vlogging since its Selfie Vlogging feature combines with the AF to include every smiling face in the picture frame.



92° moderate wide-angle FOV


Smart Color Temperature Adjustment


All in all, the vivo V29 5G has plenty of potential. In particular, the Starry Purple variant has an attractive design. The camera lighting and colour adjustment features are also great for portrait shots or vlogs. Interested? Then you should check out the phone at vivo Malaysia website for more details. We've also included the tech specs below:

  • Chipset - Snapdragon 778G 5G
  • RAM - 12GB, can add 8GB of Extended RAM
  • Storage - 256GB or 512GB
  • Display - 6.78-inch AMOLED curved screen, 2800x1260 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+
  • Rear cameras - 50MP (main camera with OIS Ultra-Sensing), 8MP (ultra-wide), 2MP (monochrome)
  • Front camera - 50MP (support ultra-wide and 92° wide-angle FOV)
  • Camera features - Aura Light 2.0, Smart Color Temperature
  • Battery - 4600mAh, supports 80W FlashCharge
  • Operating System - FunTouchOS 13 (based on Android 13)

If you pre-order the phone now, you can get exclusive gifts worth up to RM995. The gifts include a pair of vivo TWS earbuds (RM259), screen protector (RM69), protective cover (RM69), vivo care 1+1 Extended Warranty (RM199), and vivo care 1-year screen protection (RM199). Moreover, vivo will host a store exclusive promo at its concept stores, where the top 20 customers in line for the vivo V29 5G will get a free storage upgrade (256GB to 512GB). Applicable stores are listed below:

  • vivo Concept Store KL East Mall
  • vivo concept store Gurney Plaza
  • vivo concept store KL Midvalley
  • vivo sales and service centre Johor Midvalley Southkey
  • vivo flagship store Pavilion KL
  • vivo concept store Sunway Pyramid

Anyway, what do you think of vivo's latest smartphone? Aren't its various features and design appealing? Let us know which features caught your eye in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for further news about this phone.



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