Here’s How You Can Take the Perfect Portrait Photo With Just a Smartphone

I can’t even remember the last time I tried to take the perfect portrait with my phone. With photo studios here and there, I was always considering just going there and letting the professionals handle it. But I was always so afraid of standing in front of strangers and just posing. Luckily, there are smartphones that can take photos that are just as good. And I can just take my portrait right in the comforts of my own home.

We recently got our hands on the new vivo V27 5G which has premium features that can take the ultimate photos and are dubbed the Aura Portrait Master.


Though the biggest selling factor for me was the IG-worthy photos it can take, the actual unit is so beautiful and IG-worthy in its own right. Many people actually complimented the phone when I was using it and asked what brand and model it is.


We got the emerald green variant that has a Photochromic 2.0 feature and an AURA light that helps you take great photos even in low light.

The Photochromic 2.0 feature changes the color of the smartphone when exposed to the sun. As for our experience, the phone’s color changed from mint green to greyish green when we held it up under direct sunlight in just under 2 minutes.


I haven’t used a phone with Aura Light just yet but I was so happy that it will be helping me take photos in low light- detect low ambient light to add brightness and radiance for delicate complexions. The white circle by the cameras lights up to add more even and soft lighting. No harsh camera blinding flash just to take a cool photo.


The photos below are some samples from the vivo V27’s camera. We tried looking for a dark space to make sure that we will fully utilize the features of the camera. The Left-most photo is just a regular photo mode, the middle photo is in portrait mode while the rightmost photo is using the HD mode with aura light. There is a significant difference between each photo.

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The regular photo mode captured a good photo but you will see that the photo is grainy when zoomed in. The portrait mode, though has great capability of making the subject pop out of its background has so much noise. The HD mode with aura light captured the best photo and made sure that each detail is in focus- including the small strands of hair.

Aside from the Aura light feature, the vivo V27 also has the Sony IMX766V Sensor with OIS that helps in creating gorgeous night portraits. It helps in capturing more light for brighter and purer photos. The combination of these features makes the perfect aura night portrait.

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The vivo V27 also has OIS+EIS Dual-ultra stabilization so you can take great photos even when on the go. We tried taking photos of moving subjects and even moving along with the subject and the photos turned out great. The left photo featured a cat licking her back but we were able to get a non-blurry photo. On the right is a photo we took while walking around with an active 2-year-old where both the subject and photographer are moving.

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Since we are in the line of content creation, the 50MP Eye Autofocus Vlogging/Front Camera is heaven-sent. The front has a 50MP Eye AF selfie camera that creates clear images. If you want ultra-clear images, you just have to switch to HD resolution to get that ultra-clear self-portrait.

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There is also a Vlog Movie mode that helps us in creating quick content with templates that are readily available for both the main, rear, and wide-angle cameras. It also has full optimization so you don’t have to edit the video’s colors, stability and etc.


Taking lots of photos and videos is so easy with the vivo V27 5G but you don’t have to worry about any lag or space because it is packed with 20GB Dynamic RAM(12GB+8GB extended RAM+256GB ROM.

Multi-tasking is also so easy as the extra memory keeps all your apps working without lags and switching from one to another is a breeze.


If you love playing games, the extended RAM will help you play flawlessly. It decreases lags and boosts your game so you get immersed in it with no problems. It also has an efficient cooling system and smooth game experience that includes GameBOOST mode, 4D game vibration, and motion control.


The latest smartphone model boasts an impressively thin and curved screen measuring only 7.36mm in thickness, with a sleek 60° curve that enhances its aesthetic appeal. The 6.78FHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED display provides crystal clear visuals with stunning color accuracy and contrast, making it perfect for gaming, streaming, or browsing.


The phone’s screen also has a narrower black edge, which maximizes the display area and creates a more immersive experience for users. With these top-of-the-line features, this smartphone promises to provide an unparalleled viewing experience for its users.

Since my current mobile phone always dies on me, especially on days when I have to be out the whole day, the all-day battery and 66W Fast charge are perfect for me. It can charge 50% in just 18 minutes.


If you are looking for a smartphone that will help you create amazing content easily, the vivo V27 has all the great features that you are looking for.


The vivo V27 will be available in the Philippines soon so make sure you check out all vivo stores, vivo social media pages, and its’ partner e-comm stores, Shopee and Lazada for PHP 24,999.