Vivo X80 Pro full review
That sounds like a nice package for a flagship, so lets see how competitive it actually is. Im will for gsm marina, and this is our full review of the vivo x80 pro Music. We have here the global variant of the x80 pro, which is different from what youd find in china. This year is even more widely available than last years model. For example, now you can find the phone in the european market. The first thing you notice design wise is the huge camera bump and circular camera arrangement within which is a change from last year by name, the x80 pro seems like it would be the sequel to the vivo x70 pro, but specs wise, its actually a spiritual successor To the higher tier model, the vivo x70 pro plus one benefit of having the new design on the back is that its flat and even all the way across and the phone wont wobble when sitting on a table or desk, we have the x80 pro in the Cosmic black finish, and actually for now, thats the only color you can get globally. At least the glass back tapers into the thin aluminum frame, and this finish has a sort of fuzzy texture, not unlike that on last years, models its nice to touch but its. Not that grippy and the phone is on the hefty side too, if you do happen to drop it in water at least, youve got ip68 rated protection against water and dust like last years.
Pro plus, the x80 pros display is a 6.78 inch, ltpo amoled with a qhd resolution and an adaptive 120hz refresh rate, its nearly the same as the previous model, except that now the tech is ltpogen3 and the screen is curved at the edges. Instead of flat, the display is able to provide a fast 120hz refresh rate for smooth, swiping and scrolling, and then, when youre, not interacting with it, it can dial down to as low as 1 hertz to save energy. We observed it changing dynamically, even between swipes. Unfortunately, games dont get support for a high refresh rate or frame rate higher than 60 fps, which seems like wasted opportunity. At least you get a 300hz touch sampling rate for better responsiveness. The display itself is really sharp with a pixel density of 517 ppi and, of course, you get. The great contrast youd expect from an amoled its a 10 bit panel too, with support for over 1 billion colors and theres hdr 10 plus support as well. Colors are generally accurate and can be spot on if you change color profiles and add some tweaks and settings, this screen is quite competitive. When it comes to brightness too, we were able to measure a maximum of 490 nits with the manual slider, and this boosts over 1000 nits in auto mode in bright sun under the displace is a fingerprint reader for biometrics and, unlike last years, optical sensor. This is a large ultrasonic one, its fast and reliable, and the large sensor makes it feel easier and more comfy to use the extra space also allows the scanner to be integrated with shortcuts, rather than just unlocking the phone to the home screen.
Through these, you can open up directly to an app of your choice. Like last years x70 pro plus, the x80 has a pair of stereo speakers with the earpiece acting as the second one. The phone earned a score of very good in our loudness test and the sound is well balanced with pleasing vocals and even some bass. Music. The global variant of the phone runs vivos fun touch 12 interface, which is based on android 12.. You dont get bloatware, but there are a few proprietary apps, such as the albums app eye manager, music and the smart remote. The remote app uses the x80 pros ir blaster to control devices and appliances. Funtouch 12 is both highly customized and customizable. You can find a lot of these options in the dynamic effects menu where you can tailor the animations for the home screen and other parts of the ui. One neat set of options can be found in the sound menu. You can create custom, sound profiles which can be useful for folks, with less than perfect hearing and theres an ultra game mode which can be accessed as an overlay on top of your games. You get features like do not disturb esports mode and visual enhancements, among others. At the heart of the vivo x80 pro is the current flagship chipset, the snapdragon 8 gen 1. performance is excellent here, as youd expect more than enough for your daily tasks, multitasking and heavy gaming, its graphics scores do fall behind some other phones with the same hardware, But thats, because here you have a higher res screen, the phone did display some thermal throttling in our stress test and thats, not ideal, but it is typical for the flagships that have a snapdragon 8gen1.
It runs hot another upgrade. The x80 pro brings is increased battery capacity. The x70 pro plus had a 4500 milliamp hour battery, but here is 4700 battery. Life is not really any better for it, though. In fact, the x80 pro scored a lower endurance rating in our tests, an unimpressive 79 hours. At least you get fast charging to try and make up for it. The x80 pro comes bundled with a vivo flash charge, 80 watt adapter with it. We were able to charge the phone from 0 to 88 in half an hour and a full charge took just ‘ minutes. Theres also support for up to 50 watt wireless charging. But for that speed you need to get a proprietary vivo charging pad the vivo x80. Pro has essentially the same camera setup as last year, but with a couple of changes. Theres, a new sensor for the main camera and the gimbal stabilization has moved from the ultra wide to the two times: zoom overall theres, a 50 megapixel main cam with ois a 12 megapixel two times telephoto cam with gimbal ois, an 8 megapixel five times, periscope telephoto Cam with ois and a 48 megapixel ultra wide that can take macro shots. 12.5 megapixel photos from the main cam have a flagship grade level of detail, with rendition, thats on par with competitors, theres good contrast and great dynamic range, and the colors are more restrained than what weve seen from previous vivo phones.
Actually, when it comes to colors the x80 pro handles things quite differently than most. The ai toggle doesnt have much of an effect, but there is a zeiss natural color mode, which gives you more restrained, colors than auto mode and then theres the high res 50 megapixel mode, which gives you super punchy results. The 50 megapixel mode nets. You a brighter exposure and more color saturation, but strangely the detail. Rendition seems to be more sketchy with the grass having an oil painting sort of look two time. Zoom photos are a little grainy, but have a good amount of detail and excellent dynamic range. The colors match those of the main cams auto mode decently. Well, the five times telephoto stays in line too in terms of color rendition. The dcl is sharp and noise is well contained. You can take portraits with each of those three cameras and you also get zeiss branded styles and multiple filters to choose from portraits from the main cam have a great level of detail and excellent. Subject: separation: the two time zoom level offers you a chance to shoot. The subject from a more comfortable distance and the detail level was slightly behind the main cams, but still good at five times zoom. The subject. Separation is still great, but the detail quality takes a hit. The ultrawide cameras – 12 megapixel photos arent exactly tac sharp, but they still look good and they have excellent dynamic range. Colors are more subdued here than what you get from the main cam, but like the main cam shooting at the full resolution will result in much punchier colors.
Since the ultrawide camera has autofocus, you can use it to shoot nearby subjects and close ups theres. Also, a macro mode: you can toggle, which uses a digital zoom on top of that to get even closer. The process means that youll end up with less detail, though, in low light photos from the main cam come out great. There does seem to be some night mode processing happening even in auto mode, and you end up with well exposed shots with low noise. Wide dynamic range and excellent development in the tonal extremes detail is also great, but there is some noticeable extra sharpening here. Night mode adds about a second to the capture time and the differences are modest. You may notice a bit of extra detail in some darker areas and some warm light sources are a bit more saturated, looking low light photos from the two times. Telephoto are very good too just a bit softer than the main cams in shadowy areas. Night mode will net you better sharpness and detail in the darker areas and youll again get more saturation in some light sources. At five times, zoom, the x80 pro may take a digital crop from the two times camera creating a noticeably soft result where theres enough light for the real five times telephoto to operate. The photos are noticeably better with a reasonably well defined detail and wide enough dynamic range, but there is some visible noise. Night mode is helpful in improving noise performance, but otherwise the benefits arent huge with the ultra wide the low light performance is praiseworthy.
Dynamic range is great and colors leave no grounds for complaint either. The night mode, usually doesnt change a lot, but you may see some minor tonal improvements, selfies come out at 32 megapixels and they offer a ton of detail and great colors as well as good exposure. Even in backlit scenes, the vivo x80 pro can record video with its main camera and up to 8k resolution at 30fps or 4k at 60fps. If youre more into high frame rates, the ultrawide maxes out at 4k at 60, while the two telephotos only go up to 1080p resolution 8k, video is actually pretty okay comparable in quality with the other current flagships were still not sure its worth dealing with the high File size, though in 4k at 30fps, you get plenty of detail, but the rendition has a processed look. Still you get vivid, colors and excellent dynamic range between ois and electronic stabilization. This footage is properly steady too in low light. The main camera captures solid. 4K footage. It is somewhat noisy but theres a good amount of detail, accurate, colors and decent dynamic range. The ultrawide cameras. 4K footage is also great with excellent sharpness and detail, and no noise colors look good and theres wide dynamic range, even though the ultra wide cam doesnt have the gimbal this year. Its stabilization is still excellent in low light. The ultrawides footage is softer than the main cams, but its still usable two times zoomed video in 1080p, actually has finer detail than the digital zoom youd get.
If you tried to zoom in the higher resolutions, the quality is great. The footage from the five times zoom has nice, looking colors and good dynamic range, but is a bit soft and fuzzy overall, the stabilization from the two times telephoto cam with this gimbal is super solid, the five times camera isnt as stable, but its still, okay, so Thats, the vivo x80 pro you get a super competitive flagship grade package and what sticks out to me here are the nice speakers, the great ultrasonic fingerprint reader and the overall excellent camera quality. The most notable downside is the lackluster battery life and thats an issue weve seen with many of this years. Snapdragon 8gen1 phones, at least the x80 pro – has speedy charging to try to make up for it. So, overall, the x80 pro delivers a flagship experience thats on par with some of the best. You can get right now and its worth a recommendation.