The vivo x60 pro plus multiple versions of the x60 line are available, but while the addition of plus might make you think that this would be the largest of the set, i was actually surprised to find that the vivo x60 pro plus, is a little bit conservative. The phone is smaller than i expected making the ergonomics. One of the immediate highlights. One handed usage in particular is already better than any of the other phones that might have the word ultra in their name. You still get plenty of screen with a 6.56 inch super amoled display that does rock curves on the sides to minimize the overall footprint. Vivo doesn’t go too hard with the design cues across the x60 pro plus, but a soft leather backing makes the phone stand out. Just enough, while providing a little bit of grip, it’s great to see materials like this being used, even if in this blue colorway, i have a little bit more of a muted look than say the orange edition. Even the camera bump, which holds a ton of potential within doesn’t, stick out too much it’s, not shy about showing off, though not only are the main sensor and the gimbal toting wide angle, shooter, pretty obvious. You of course do get this zeiss logo prominently displayed. Finally, going around the frame it’s business as usual for a high end device, there is no headphone jack, but there are dual stereo speakers and a usbc charging port that supports 55 watt charging.
There is no wireless charging, however, for that mostly average sized 4 200 milliamp hour battery unit. So while there might be a modest exterior, it’s, all hiding a set of powerful internals that are sure to please plenty of power users, except for the battery life, which i just mentioned, isn’t supported by the largest cell. This phone can give you high performance for screen on times that, in my case, averaged around 5 hours. That screen is one part of the high performance, though the super amoled screen that has a ton of different options, for the always on display is a quad hd display, which also supports hertz, refresh rate now i’ve been putting the phone and it’s snapdragon 888 through plenty Of work and play so it should be no surprise that this processor can handle it all. It also comes with up to 12 gigabytes of ram and up to 256 gigabytes of non expandable. Onboard storage. Gaming, in particular, has been a joy because there are a lot of options for customizing your gaming experience. If you head into the settings, you can find a lot of options for games ranging from notification. Suppression to performance boosts to quick shortcuts for things like floating apps. On top of your game that last one is one that i’ve actually been using it’s, especially useful for putting things like telegram in a floating window and then hiding it in a floating icon for safe keeping to pull up later.
But despite how smooth the experience can be, there are some bumps along the way the fun touch. Os interface is a little bit of a throwback in the sense that it reminds us of the less polished versions of other chinese android systems on a surface level. It’S not too bad. You still get an app drawer and google discover is the secondary screen over on the side it’s. When you dig in a little bit that you find all of the different options that could get overwhelming you see, despite all of these different settings, that include changing up the overall interface theme and even the system font some parts of the os just aren’t perfectly localized. You can certainly personalize the ui to your heart’s content, but plenty of other versions of android have made strides to ensure that most of the settings that could get in the way are put away. When all you need is a little more simplicity. And, of course, i have to mention all of the ads and suggestions that are riddled across the interface. I can’t begin to tell you how many of these things i would never install, but fun touch. Os certainly thinks that i should, and yes you can turn all of these ads off, but again it just furthers the notion that you have to put a little bit more work into this in order to minimize it. Well, maybe this isn’t a phone that you get for total simplicity and, of course that is clear when you get to the camera.
After all, this is a camera package that really goes in on a few key aspects. The software is chock full of options partially because of the different hardware options available, which can be intimidating to novice users. We’Ll cover the different stabilizations in a second, but you definitely have to spend some time in the app to know when you want to get super stable or when you want to use one of the extra fun modes simply put there’s just a ton going on. In the software and you have to wade through quite a bit of it, but as far as the camera is concerned, let’s look at that hardware. A 32 megapixel shooter on the front allows for a myriad of beautification options, but is not able to do more than 1080p recording. This is a trend that we see in a lot of chinese phones, these days where the front facing camera just isn’t, given that level of creative priority now, while it’s easy to convetch about this a ton, i also can’t truly blame them as much as i used To because it seems there is a move toward using the rear cameras for practically everything, including all of your video content and in the x60 pro plus. It does make sense because of the powerful sensors on the back. The main sensor is the samsung gn1 one of the largest, that is seen on a smartphone given the large sensor size and the low aperture.
The best part of the shooter is the native shallow depth of field that you can get without even using the portrait mode. It also has good ois, but not because of a gimbal more on that in a second, because vivo put the gimbal in the ultra wide sensor, which is itself a powerful 48 megapixel shooter. The ultra wide sensor does fall a bit short of the gn1 in terms of overall detail and dynamic range, which is expected, but it’s still a viable shooter. That then gets the smooth treatment. Zoom is not neglected, however, as there are two telephoto shooters on here. A more traditional two time, zoomer at 32 megapixels and an eight megapixel periscope five times zoom put altogether the hybrid zoom is one that can go pretty far, but ultimately it means that the most practical ranges of up to 10 times are properly rendered on the photo Side, the x60 pro plus does a great job in all respects, especially with the samsung gn1, providing some incredible results. The ultrawide does a good job of supporting the gn1, even if its dynamic range can use a boost and, as per usual, the ultrawide has very little by way of actual subject: separation it’s all about getting everything in that dynamic, looking frame. But then we get to the ultrawide’s main attraction. Vivo’S gimbal stabilization reaches its second generation lending, steady, shooting to the wide angle lens for both photos and videos, while all of the different features in the camera app are enticing.
Obviously, the biggest story here is how smooth video footage can turn out to be but here’s. One thing that i really enjoy about the gimbal and ois stabilizations that vivo added in there is a visual cue for you to understand how to achieve smooth movement. Any movements that are jerky or sudden will come off as such still with the gimbal, providing marginal help so you’re, given a little dot in the viewfinder that you have to keep within a couple of circles. Ideally, you want to keep the dot in the first circle. Minimizing your movements that make it go beyond that threshold sure you might end up moving slower than you might thought, but the footage will come out. Looking really steady, you can get creative with your moves. Putting foreground elements to reveal new subjects. You can do a parallax panel around a subject, or you could just walk this time with more purpose, to keep that dot where it is, and it all results in smoother footage here than on pretty much any other phone. You do have multiple levels of stabilization that can add layers to the hardware that is provided, but ultimately the gimbal does its job quite well, especially when you’re also putting in some of the effort. But i would stop short of saying that it fixes everything and thus it’s, not quite the killer, app that makes this phone immediately eclipse the rest that’s, because i think even vivo unwittingly makes this clear with the main sensor, putting more traditional ois on it and giving The viewfinder the same visual cue, so while the gimbal gives the wide angle camera some enhancement as long as you are adding in the same amount of deliberate movement, i feel like the main sensor does a really good job as well.
I mean, since the gn1 is a large sensor, the ois hardware that’s around it has to follow suit. So in a way the combination of the gn1 and it stabilizer matches the wide angle and vivo’s added gimbal, while that hardware matching is pretty thoughtful. It begs the question of whether or not a gimbal actually rises, far and beyond what ois already provides and that’s, where i kind of land with the vivo x60 pro plus, just like i did with the previous gimbal enhanced camera phone from vivo questioning, whether or not A serious creator would actually want to put down the money for vo’s, admittedly interesting, take on a smartphone camera, especially when the same effects can be had with the right moves and the right tools, if necessary. The camera system is great, benefiting from a lot of thought that was put into every major aspect that a flagship camera system should have. I mean you have zoom. If you need it, you have a good enough front facing camera. You have a wonderful main sensor and an ultra wide that does a good job, but then gets some extra help and it’s not like the camera. App is no slouch processing in both photos and videos turns out quite nice when you get it right, even if it takes some getting used to overcoming the overwhelming amount of option, settings and features. So if you do want the absolute best camera phone and you think that the gimbal will be part of that and properly benefit, you, then vivo have succeeded here.
I just don’t really know that many users who would look at the system that deeply and view this as their end, all be all creative tool, not to mention the capable camera is just one app in an operating system. That overall still needs some more time and work to mature viva are on the right track. All things considered, the x series continues to be unique and eye catching and has more polish than ever. Despite the continued need for a little bit, more competitors with the same specs and capabilities do tend to cost way more than the x60 pro plus, which is a feather in vivo’s camp. So if the camera is the biggest concern in a smartphone there’s, no question that this phone will fit your bill just bear in mind that it’ll take a little extra work from you just like it would to steady the camera to smoothen the everyday experience as well. For more on phones, like the vivo x60 pro plus and beyond, make sure you subscribe to the pocket now channel drop some likes on this video, and let me know what you think of vivo’s latest gimbal powered device in the comment sections down below with all of That said, we’re going to go ahead and call it on this one. Thank you so much for watching.