Vivo V23 vs OnePlus Nord 2: price in India, specifications, features compared

Here's how the Vivo V23 price, specifications, design, and features compare against the OnePlus Nord 2.

The Vivo V23 series debuted in India earlier this week as a successor to the Vivo V21 lineup. The series comprises of two models: Vivo V23 and V23 Pro models. While the former draws power from the MediaTek Dimensity 920, the latter comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. Like in the past, the latest Vivo offerings are placed in the premium mid-range segment. The close competitor to the standard Vivo V23 is the OnePlus Nord 2 that debuted in India back in July. In this article, we will be comparing the OnePlus Nord 2, which is one of the best sellers in the segment with the Vivo V23 to see which fares well.

Vivo V23 vs OnePlus Nord 2: Price in India

OnePlus Nord 2 price in India starts at Rs 27,999 for the 6GB/128GB mode, Rs 29,999 for the 8GB/128GB and Rs 34,999 for the 12GB/256GB storage version. The phone comes in Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Green Woods colour options. The phone is on sale via Amazon and OnePlus websites.

On the other hand, the Vivo V23 costs Rs 29,990 for the 8GB/ 128GB variant and Rs 34,990 for the 12GB/ 256GB option. The V23 will be available in India from January 19th.

Vivo V23 vs OnePlus Nord 2: Specifications, features, design

Design

OnePlus 10 series

In terms of design, the OnePlus Nord 2 has a familiar design. It has a punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner to house the selfie snapper and a flat-screen. The power button and alert slider are on the right side, while the volume rocker is left side. The back panel houses triple cameras, an LED flash and the OnePlus logo. The USB Type-C port, SIM tray, and speaker grill are at the bottom. It measures 158.9 X 73.2 X 8.25mm and weighs 189 grams.

On the other hand, the Vivo V23 has a wide notch to house dual selfie snappers and narrow bezels. The volume rocker and power button are on the right side. The handset has iPhone 12 like boxy design with square edges. It has a microphone on the top, while the USB Type-C port, speaker grilles, and SIM tray section are present at the bottom. The back panel is where you find the rectangular module to house triple camera lenses and LED flash. It has slightly curved edges for a better grip.

Processor, RAM, and storage

The Vivo V23 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. 

On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord 2 is powered with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset coupled with 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB storage version.

Display

OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 2400×1080 pixels resolution, sRGB, P3, and 410ppi pixel density. The handset is equipped with AI colour Boost and AI Resolution Boost and these are said to enhance colours and upscale resolution. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Vivo V23 5G flaunts a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution, and a wide-notch to house the dual selfie snappers.

Vivo V23

Cameras

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS, f/1.88 aperture, and 6P lens; an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119.7-degree field of view, EIS, and f/2.25 aperture; and a 2MP mono lens. The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and there’s support for dual video nightscape ultra, AI photo enhancement, Nightscape Ultra, portrait mode, night portrait mode and others. There is a 32MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

The Vivo V23 has triple cameras on the back, with a 64MP (f/1.89 aperture) main camera, an 8MP (f/2.2 aperture) ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) macro camera. There is a 50MP primary lens with autofocus and an 8MP wide-angle lens in the front for selfies. The rear cameras have support for features like Eye Autofocus, Night, Ultra-Wide Night, Super Macro, Bokeh Portrait, Portrait Filters, Bokeh Flare Portrait, High Resolution, Live Photo, AR Stickers, Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, Dual-View Video, Double Exposure, Documents, Pano, Pro, Ultra Stabilization.

OnePlus Nord 2

Connectivity

Connectivity options on the Vivo V23 include 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS and a USB Type-C port. The handset boots Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12 custom skin out of the box.

On the other hand, the connectivity options on the OnePlus Nord 2 include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. It is equipped with aptX and aptX HD for better audio quality.

Battery

The Vivo V23 packs a 4,200mAh battery with 44W fast charging support. While the OnePlus Nord 2 has a 4,200mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.

Vivo V23 vs OnePlus Nord 2: Verdict

Vivo V23 is the latest offering from the brand, while the OnePlus Nord 2 is around 7 months old. However, the latter is still a value for money offering considering the price difference between the base models (Nord 2 base model as 6GB RAM though) of both phones, a slightly superior MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset and a faster-charging speed. On the flip side, the Vivo V23 gets back in the game with a more premium design, the latest Android 12 OS out of the box and better optics.

Both phones have their own strengths in equal shares and you should have no issues picking either of them.