Vivo never stops to be surprised. Whether it’s bringing bizarre ideas year after year or turning them into market-ready products at the speed of light, the amount of innovation that is happening inside this BBK Electronics subsidiary is not extraordinary, and its contribution – the growth of technology, is extraordinary. Every day, it just becomes stronger and more confident. In the case, the new X80 Pro.
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At the time of writing, Vivo is the most powerful phone ever made. At least in India it is the most expensive. A version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will get you back Rs 79,999. Vivo believes that its new and improved camera system – the latest and greatest hardware from last year’s X70 Pro Plus, and combined with the IP68 glass and metal design, is forcing people to consider it enough on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (review). An iPhone 13 (review), or OnePlus 10 Pro (review). After using the phone for a while, we can say for sure that those ideas are not wrong. The X80 Pro, indeed, packs tremendous potential. We’re pretty sure you’ll have a hard time deciding whether it’s a phone, or a camera with a phone attached to it.
You don’t even have to check its spec-sheet to see if it has some crazy camera specs. One look will suffice. Vivo has turned more than a third of the backplate into a camera island with a total of four “heavy-duty” sensors, all behind different static lenses. Assembly like mirrors would be hard to ignore, even polarization for some. The X70 Pro Plus had a relatively quieter setup. But then again, here are the camera specs:
– 50MP primary Samsung ISOCELL GNV sensor behind an optically stable lens with f / 1.57 aperture
– 12MP Sony IMX663 sensor behind a gimbal-stabilized 2x telephoto lens with f / 1.85 aperture
– 8MP sensor behind an optically stable 5x periscope telephoto lens with f / 3.4 aperture
– 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor on the back of an f / 2.2 ultraviolet lens
All cameras benefit from Zeiss T * lens covers, thanks to Vivo’s continued partnership with the German lens maker which helps avoid distracting lights, ghosts and other irrelevant image artifacts during shooting. Now there are new filters, and ZEISS Natural Color version 2.0 that works a lot like HDR, just to give you more vivid images. The X80 Pro Plus also gets some new videography chops with 360-degree horizon level stabilization and LUT style. In our full review we have more to say about the camera output of the phone but one thing is for sure, it could be the defeated Android camera phone in 2022 unless the X80 Pro Plus closes another notch, which we assume so the finger will be crossed there . On the front, the X80 Pro has a 32MP selfie shooter.
The X80 Pro also comes with a second-generation V1 chip called the V1 + for enhanced night photography, as well as bringing display and gaming enhancements, Vivo says.
The rest of the design is mostly familiar. You’ll find a glass back, smooth to the touch and shimmering in direct sunlight, and a metallic frame also all-matte. The X80 Pro comes in a single cosmic black color. The screen looks like the iQOO 9 Pro’s -6.78-inch 2K (1440p) E5 LTPO2 AMOLED with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a hole punch cut-out in the center. Like the iQOO 9 Pro (review), the X80 Pro also has a Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max-based ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Not only does this give you more real estate (you can record two fingers at the same time for enhanced protection), it works well even if your hand or screen is wet. The setup, too, is instantaneous, since you only need to touch it once to record your fingerprint. This is the best thing about biometric authentication since brands started putting these sensors at the bottom of the screen.
Underneath the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It is not extensible. Vivo is using 27-layer VC cooling system in the phone to achieve sustainable performance. The phone boots Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12 and is eligible for three major Android OS and security updates. Powering the X80 Pro is a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast wired and 50W wireless charging support.
The package includes dual speakers, support for dual speakers, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 15 5G bands and a USB 3.1 Type-C port.
VIVO X80 PRO First Impressions
The X-Series, from the Vivo, may begin to focus a great deal of time on camera skills, but it has eventually transformed into much more. These phones have become the best galaxy and the best iPhone flagship for their money in almost every understandable way. What’s even more impressive is that Vivo has been able to do this in such a short time. The series debuted only in 2020.
The X80 Pro, likewise, is a photography powerhouse but there is more to it than meets the eye, making it one of the most exciting phones to launch recently. We can’t wait to get through it in the coming days, but if the X80 Pro’s space is half as good, it could be a major contender for one of the best Android phones of the year. Check out this place for a full review of the upcoming Vivo X80 Pro.
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