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Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: price in India, specifications and features compared

Vivo V23e 5G has launched in India as the third device in the V23 series joining the standard and Pro models. The successor to last year’s V21e 5G comes with a toned-down spec sheet compared to its siblings – V23 and V23 Pro. However, that didn’t stop Vivo from pricing the new launch just above Rs 25,000 at Rs 25,990.

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At this price point, the Vivo V23e 5G comes in a single variant, which is surprising. The smartphone is also more expensive than the newly launched Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G. In case you’re planning to purchase a sub-Rs 25,000 smartphone and are confused between three of these options, here’s a detailed comparison.

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: complete specs

Specs Vivo V23e 5g Realme 9 Pro+ OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Display 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz) 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz)
Processor Dimensity 810 Dimensity 920 Dimensity 900
RAM 8GB 6GB|8GB 6GB|8GB
Storage 128GB 128GB|256GB 128GB
OS Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12 Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 OxygenOS 11.3 based on Android 11
Rear cameras 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 50MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 44MP 16MP 16MP
Battery 4,050mAh battery 4,500mAh battery 4,500mAh battery
Fast charging 44W fast charging 60W SupeDart charge 65W Warp Charge
Dimensions 160.87 x 74.28 x 7.32mm 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99mm 160.6 x 73.2 x 7.8mm
Weight 172g 182g 173g
Price Rs 25,990 Rs 24,999 starting price Rs 23,999 starting price

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: price in India

Vivo V23e 5G price in India

Vivo V23e 5G Price
Vivo V23e 5G 8GB + 128GB Rs 25,990

Realme 9 Pro+ price in India

Realme 9 Pro+ Price
Realme 9 Pro+ 6GB + 128GB Rs 24,999
Realme 9 Pro+ 8GB + 128GB Rs 26,999
Realme 9 Pro+ 8GB + 256GB Rs 28,999

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G price in India

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G variants Price
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G 6GB+128GB Rs 23,999
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G 8GB+128GB Rs 24,999

As you can see, Vivo V23e 5G is already out of contention here as it comes in a sole 8GB + 128GB variant and is the most expensive of the lot at Rs 25,990.  Next up is the Realme 9 Pro+, which is available in 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB variants priced at Rs 24,999, Rs 26,999, and Rs 28,999. Lastly, while OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G offers two variants compared to Realme 9 Pro+, it’s also more value for money offering with the base 6GB + 128GB variant priced at Rs 23,999 and 8GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 24,999.

Winner: OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: India availability

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

The Vivo V23e 5G competes with Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G in India

The Vivo V23e 5G is available in Sunshine Gold and Midnight Blue colours. It can be purchased from Flipkart, Vivo.com, and select retail stores. The Realme 9 Pro+ is available from Flipkart and Realme.com in Aurora Green, Midnight Black, and Sunrise Blue. Lastly, the OnePlus Nord 2 CE is available in Bahamas Blue and Grey Mirror colours from  Amazon India, OnePlus India’s online store, the OnePlus Store app, and the OnePlus Exclusive stores.

Winner: Tie between Vivo V23e 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: display

The Realme 9 Pro+ features Dimensity 920 SoC with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage

The Realme 9 Pro+ features Dimensity 920 SoC with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage

As for the display, the Vivo V23e 5G comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display bearing an FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch that sticks out like a sore thumb in 2022. The display also has the standard 60Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ ship with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display panel featuring FHD+ screen resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Moreover, OnePlus and Realme offering feature Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer, which is not present on Vivo.

Winner: Tie between Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: performance and software

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G comes with Dimensity 900 and Oxygen OS

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G comes with Dimensity 900 and Oxygen OS

Coming to the core specs, the V23e, Nord CE 2 5G, and Realme 9 Pro+ are powered by Dimensity 810, 900, and 920 chipsets, respectively. The Vivo V23e offers only a single variant with 8GB and 128GB storage. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G offers 6GB or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. Lastly, the Realme 9 Pro+ offers up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which is good.

As for the software, the Nord CE 2 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ boot Android 11 with Oxygen OS  and Realme UI 2.0, respectively. The Vivo V23e 5G inches ahead as it comes with Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12.

Winner: Realme 9 Pro+

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: cameras

The Vivo V23e 5G comes with a 44MP auto-focus selfie camera

The Vivo V23e 5G comes with a 44MP auto-focus selfie camera

Coming to the cameras, all three smartphones come with a triple camera setup on the back. The Vivo V23e 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ feature a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP setup, whereas the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has the same setup but with a 64MP main camera. On the front, the Realme 9 Pro+ and OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G feature 16MP selfie cameras, whereas the Vivo V23e 5G offers a 44MP selfie camera with autofocus.

Winner: Vivo V23e 5G

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: battery

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and Realme 9 Pro+ come with a 4,500mAh battery, whereas, the Vivo V23e 5G features a smaller 4,050mAh battery. These support 65W, 60W, and 44W fast charging, respectively.

Winner: OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G

Vivo V23e 5G vs Realme 9 Pro+ vs OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: conclusion

The Vivo V23e 5G has a 44MP autofocus selfie camera and Android 12 working in its favour. However, in all other aspects, the smartphone loses to its competition. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G emerges as the clear winner here with more affordable pricing, better software experience, good processor, and a fast-charging battery. The Realme 9 Pro+ should be considered by those who require 256GB storage, otherwise, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is the way to go here as an overall well-rounded package.

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Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.