vivo X80 & vivo X80 Pro – the Most Detailed 😇 X80 Series Review on YouTube!
Now these are the new vivo x80 and vivo x80 pro. These are the latest additions to vivos new camera, focused x, lineup of phones. Now, right off the bat, the vivo x80 seems the more enticing one of the two primarily because of its pricing and the x80 pro of course has been priced steeply. But what im going to do in this full combined review, detailed review of the x80 and the x80 pro is, give you a clear answer on whether you should buy one of these phones or not. If you dont know me yet im ashad youre watching check it out. English lets begin the battle. Now before i get to the design of these phones. I must say that vivo is currently the only brand selling flagship phones with all the necessary accessories in the box. You get a case, you get a charger, you get a type c cable. You also get a pair of type c earphones and some your tips to go along with it, theres a screen protector, pre installed and, of course, you get this sim ejector tool as well. Good job vivo now the industrial design of both these phones are very similar, theyre very premium looking and feeling, especially when you hold them in your hand, but unfortunately, this gorgeous steel, very bright, very funky teal color is available only with the vivo x80. The x80 pro is available only in a black color. Essentially, these are glass sandwich, phones with a metal frame, and you get short sensation up protection on the front now.
The vivo x80 pro also comes with ip68 rating, and the vivo x80 actually comes with ip53 rating. Still better than the oneplus 10 pro, which comes with no ip rating, and you know what would be a pro move – is for you to hit that red subscribe button and the bell icon right next to it to get notified. Whenever we put out an awesome, new tech, video on track and tech, english and also dont, forget to you know, check our description below for the social channels that we have, because we put up a lot of different content out there and we have a new shorts Channel too, all links are in the description now, since the x80 doesnt have that periscope telephoto camera, like the x80 pro does, and it has a smaller battery, its definitely lighter and thinner than the x80 pro. However, both these phones do breach the 200 gram, also because you get a big camera module with a ceramic camera module on the x80 pro. Both these phones actually do feel very top heavy and they are definitely not suited for one handed usage now. The other difference is that the x80 pro actually comes with a usb type c – 3.1 port at the bottom, compared to the x80, which actually comes with usb type c 2.0, which is definitely a pretty now. Apart from that, of course, you get these nice clicky buttons and theres, of course, a stereo speaker setup where theres a speaker grill at the bottom and the earpiece you know doubles up as the other channel.
Now, in my testing, i didnt notice any difference in the sound quality of both these phones. Why dont, you guys, take a listen for yourself and, let me know Music Laughter talking about audio. You also get a fantastic hi fi dac inside the x80 pro, which sounds really really good. Of course, you will have to use your own external dac uh, maybe a pass through to actually listen to your favorite headphones as well, but it does sound very good on the x80 pro overall, the design of both the x80 and the x80 pro are very good And you get this feeling that you have spent your money on the right product now the display on both these phones is a six point. Seven eight inch amoled panel with 120 hertz refresh rate as well, but the distinguishing factor here is that the you know: vivo x80 pro comes with ltpo3 technology, and what that means is that the refresh rate can go as low as one hertz and, of course, as High as 120 hertz and, more importantly, this new tech ensures that you get better power efficiency for better battery life, which i will definitely come to in a bit in comparison, theres, no ltpo tech on the vivo x80. It can only switch between 60hz and 120hz when you want it and the other advantage that the x80 pro has, which for me, is not that much of an advantage is that it comes with 2k resolution compared to fhd, plus on the x80 ive been using.
All my you know time with the x80 pro in fhd plus resolution. Now that said, both these displays can touch a peak brightness of a whopping 1 500 nits, especially when youre playing hdr content and thats visible when youre watching uh. You know videos on youtube and i did check netflix on both these phones and you do get support for hdr, 10 playback as well. Now i also checked the professional mode tuning of the x80 and the x80 pro side by side, and what i noticed is that the x80 is definitely not as professional meaning that the colors are not as natural looking as you know, the x80 pro – and you can Tell the difference between facial tones, which is very important where you know the x80 cannot really control the reds in the skin, as well as the x80 pro can now. What i also noticed in my testing is that the accidental touch prevention on this curved panel of both these phones is much better than what the xiaomi 12 pro did now. Haptic feedback. You get this specific x axis vibration motor on both these phones and its very, very well tuned and its equally good, actually on both the phones, but the x80 pro definitely has an advantage with that. You know very fast, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor with that larger. You know sensor area and it you know unlocks in a jiffy plus, if youre really insecure. You can also add a two thumb authentication on you know the vivo x80 pro.
What i did notice about the x80 is that the optical fingerprint scanner is very good, but it is placed really low. All in all, when you look at these displays – and if you didnt know the specs, when you view them side by side, they look equally good. Vibrant and sharp to most people just that the x80 pro gives you a few extras to push the display performance that further mild to ensure that it lives up to that pro moniker now lets talk about the cameras on these camera focus flagships. The x80 is actually indias first phone with sonys imx 866 sensor, which is a 50 megapixel sensor, and you get a 12 megapixel ultrawide and a 2x 12 megapixel telephoto camera as well on the rear. On the x80 pro you get a samsung gnv sensor, a custom v1 plus chip for processing the images and you get a 48 megapixel ultra wide, a 12 megapixel 2x uh telephoto and that extra 8 megapixel 5x periscope lens as well. On the front, you get a 32 megapixel selfie camera on both these phones ive extensively tested the vivo x80 pro in a recent camera review. You guys should go and definitely check that out if you havent already, but in this comparison ill. Let you know what is the difference that you get between these camera setups on a 55 000 rupee flagship and an 80 000 rupee one now, starting with the detailed retention capacity of the sony, imx 866 and the samsung gnb.
Clearly, the fine details are slightly over sharpened on the x80 compared to the natural details of the x80 pro, but this is a very technical analysis of the pictures that you see on your screen right now. Most people will actually love the sharpening effect on the x80, especially when they share it on social media, because their pictures will look very very crisp now when it comes to colors. The x80 pro has the right amount of contrast in the image and the x80 looks slightly washed out now. The tuning is slightly different, but only if you observe closely and both have a fairly accurate color reproduction of the reds, the blues and the greens, and if you observe the special comparison of the zeiss natural color mode in the normal mode, you will see that the Reds are particularly deeper on both the phones now im sure that a lot of folks will actually prefer this slightly over saturated look over the neutral color science, because neutral is generally boring, isnt it. Having said that, i must say that color size processing seems to be vivos strength right now now the dynamic range performance is fantastic on both the phones and is quite nearly identical now coming to pictures of people that i shot and in the shot of sagar in Even light, i cannot tell the difference: it is like both the photos were shot by the same phone, although against the light with hdr on theres.
This specific tone mapped look on the x80, which is a bit of a put off, and the x80 pro looks very true to life in comparison, but still im, very surprised that you can get a similar level of picture quality from the x80 compared to the x80. Pro and talking about portraits vivo throws a lot at you. You get a lot of portrait modes, plus the option to change focus post. The image has been shot as well in our testing. For some odd reason, the x80 always threw up a beautified face, despite switching off all the modes, but i may be missing something somewhere, although the edge detection and the bokeh blur are fantastic on both the phones, the cinematic portrait mode looks very good on both once Again, i love taking pictures of this mode again. These are minor differences between a phone that costs 55 000 and one that costs 80 000.. Now, where that 80 000 rupee phone punches ahead, is in the ultra wide angle, shots where the 48 megapixel ultraviolet on the x80 pro is undoubtedly sharper when you pixel p, and you get a wider field of view on the x80 pro as well. But i still like what the x80 can achieve with the ultrabite for the price that it is at now. These ultrawides can also shoot macro, but you will get more of the subject and focus on the x80 because it doesnt have that wide a sensor.
However, the macro looks sharp on the x80 pro but again thats just me, being very nerdy. Most people wont see too much of a difference between the macros that are shot between both the phones. Now, while the ultraviolet is definitely better in the x80 pro you get. The same quality 2x telephoto on both the phones, you get a very similar level of details. I would say its the same level of details and dynamic range performance too, but of course the x80 pro has that advantage with the 5x periscope. Although i wish vivo had added a higher resolution sensor than the 8 megapixel one now moving on to low light samples in our first sample, the two phones capture, nearly identical images, dont bother with that enhanced blue night sky on the x80, because i had that mode Turned on in settings on the x80 anyway, i let that be because you also get an idea of how that works too, as a result, but sharpness is nearly identical on both. I mean theres no difference to tell between these two samples. However, when the light gets even dimmer lower than about 10 lux, the x80 pro offers sharper images with less noise zoom into the books on the table to see the difference and the ultrawide low light. Shots are also better on the x80 pro which was expected. It is sharper, has less noise and just generally looks better also. The low light 2x telephoto is sharper on the x80 pro because it has a wider aperture and captures far less softer images.
Now talking about selfies, the sharpness and the dynamic range performance is nearly identical on both the phones, but the x80 pros facial tones are way way better than the x80. You can clearly see the reds on my face compared to the natural reproduction of the x80 pro selfie portraits and low light. Selfies are again better on the x80 pro see the x80 doesnt capture, bad selfies or anything its just that the x80 pro does it way better. Now the x80 and the x80 pro can both shoot videos using the front camera only at 1080p, 30 fps resolution and they both look identical, absolutely identical. You cannot tell the two apart. At least vivo should have added a 4k video recording option on the front on the x80 pro for people who are paying more money now. The same is true for 4k 60fps video as well with standard stabilization. You get absolutely similar. Looking footage on both the video quality, the dynamic range and the sound recording is all very good, but to not have that distinction between the x80 and the x80 pro doesnt feel right. The x80 pro also has gimbal stabilization on the 2x camera, which the x80 doesnt, which is a good advantage, but you can shoot 4k 60fps on both and theyre, both equally good. Looking with the x80 pro offering a slightly better stabilization uh, you know, as you can tell now, the biggest difference between the x80 pro and the x80 is that the ultrawide can also shoot 4k 60fps on the x80 pro the x80 tops out at about 1080p 30fps And another area where the pro acts like a pro camera is undoubtedly in the low light video recording, whether you are shooting, with or without ai, highlight mode.
The footage quality just looks way better on the pro phone compared to the normal x80. This is where that extra v1 plus chip comes in handy overall, the x80 and the x80 pro possibly have the best camera systems on a phone in their price class, fantastic stuff through and through now. One of the reasons why the x80 is kind of exciting. More than the x80 pro is because this is indias first phone with the dimension 9000 system on chip, and we had tested that on the k50 pro, and this is the first time that we were seeing it on a phone in india. Apart from that dimension, also, uh, you know, gives you support for bluetooth 5.3, which is actually bluetooth. 5.0 support on the snapdragon 8gen1 inside the x80. Also, both these phones do have support for ufs, 3.1 and lpddr5 ram as well in our basic benchmark testing in our antutu run. The demand city 9000 actually came very close to the you know: snapdragon 8 gen 1 inside the x80 pro. However geekbench didnt throw up the results that i expected. I actually expected it to cross the 4000 mark, because the demand city 9000 can actually do it in multicore score, but it didnt do that even in balanced and in performance mode – and that brings me to our stability testing scores where you know the x80 doesnt do. As well as the 8th gen 1 inside the x80 pro, both in cpu throttling test – and you know in our 3dmark wildlife stress test – it loses out to the x80 pro.
But i must mention one thing: it runs cooler compared to the x80 pro, especially in our 3dmark wireless test test score. The 8gen1s heating was never seem to be ending and im happy to report that, unlike what we saw with the redmi k50 pro with domestic 9000, the demand city 9000 inside the x80 can actually run bgmi call of duty, mobile and apex legends along with snapdragon agent. 1, at top graphics, in fact, in bgmi, you get the smooth and 90 fps option on demand: city 9000, not on the engine, one generally. The gaming experience is very good on both these phones. You also get support for game frame interpolation, which basically adds frames in between digitally to you know: upscale the fps, but then again you dont see the difference in daily life as well as you do on the iq which i found was slightly better than the vivo Overall, what i noticed is that the x80 pro will definitely get hotter if you play for longer, and the x80 will probably throttle sooner than the x80 pro but theres. One thing that i noticed thats a huge problem with the x80, and that is the network performance. Whether its 4g, you know connectivity or calls i always had problems on this phone every single time. There would be a problem with call connectivity for some odd reason, and you know the 4g connectivity also wouldnt work properly. I never got good speeds either.
There seems to be something off with the networking chip on. You know the dimension 9000 inside the vivo x80. There has to be a software update to fix that issue. Qualcomm generally does network radios better now coming to the battery performance. You get a 4500 mah unit inside the x80 and you get a 4700 mah battery inside the x80 pro. I expected the dimension 9000 to give us better battery life, but i got about five hours to five and a half hours of screen on time. In my usage, which is definitely one days worth of usage, but it could have been better in comparison, the vivo x80 pro actually lasted me over six hours, every single time. I tried it both in qhd and in fhd plus, and you know what that is. Actually, the best battery performance that weve gotten from a snapdragon 8gen1 phone along with the motorola h30. Now that i personally feel is a combination of evos, aggressive battery management, uh. The fact that it uses the ltp03 technology and the v1 plus chip, which actually pushes all the processing camera processing to that chip instead of the soc itself. As for charging, you get support for 80 watt flash charge on both the x80 and the x80 pro, but the x80 pro also comes with support for 50 watt fast wireless charging as well, which is not available. In fact, wireless charging itself is not available on the x80 in our testing.
The x80 took about 37 minutes to charge from 0 to 100. The x80 pro took about 38 minutes, which is still not as good as oneplus 10 pros 80 watt charging solution, which of course, does it sooner for a larger. You know 5000 image battery, although one thing i must mention is that these phones dont support usb pd charging, which is a bit of a letdown, primarily because i wanted to use it with another charger, especially the stuff cool. You know gan charger, which i used for a trip, and unfortunately, these dont charge as fast. They are very limited to vivos specific flash charge technology for flash charging speeds. Now both the phones also run on funta 2s12 based on android 12, and you get the latest april security patch as well, something that vivo has been matching. You know with samsung, but of course you only get three years of you know software updates, which is of course not the four years that samsung provides, while on the software updates front. Vivo does a good job fun touch. On the other hand, doesnt feel very premium on these. You know pretty expensive phones and thats really disservice to such good hardware, especially when you see so many bloatware apps, including some really bad ones like mx, takataki and george, which dont need to exist on a phone. This good – and you know tiny things like, for example, the icon. You know design in the notification shade is something that really gets my goat.
Every single time i switch on fanta os im hopeful that vivo is working on all of our feedback and working on a fix, for you know more polish in the software, because that is definitely something that you know. Most people will appreciate when theyre spending close to like 80 000 on the phone, or you know even 55, 000., so heres my verdict on the more affordable x80. I think that its a pretty good phone for what its offering yes, you dont get that extras that you get with the x80 pro like. You know you dont get the periscope telephoto camera or you dont get an ldpo display or you dont even get wireless charging. But for a modern day non pro flagship, it does offer a lot im particularly happy with the cameras on this phone, and the gaming performance is very, very good too considering you can play most of these games at high graphic settings. But there are a couple of things that sort of are sore. You know sticking points and thats, not really the battery life, because the battery life is actually not that bad compared to other snapdragon. 801 phones, especially something like the xiaomi 12 pro, which doesnt even give me five hours of screen on time as a basic phone for phone functionality. The x80 drops the ball. I think vivo needs to push out an update to sort of fix that problem and then, of course, this funta choice anyway, if you guys want a comparison with any other phones in its price class.
Do let me know in the comment section below the more expensive x80 pro is definitely pricier than my expectations at least rupees 10 000. More at seventy thousand. This would have been an unbeatable package. You get great cameras, you get stellar performance from snapdragon 8gen one. You also get great battery life. You get a fantastic display. The design is gorgeous theres, just a lot to like about this phone now. The hardware is great, but of course the software with fun touch os is not that good. However, i have a very strong feeling that if anybody ends up picking up the x80 pro, i dont know who will, but if they do then theyre gon na swear by it and probably be the biggest advocates of this phone as well. I think that was a very, very detailed review. Thank you for staying till the end and if you have any more questions, do drop them in the comment section below until next time. This is aishah from track index.