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Vivo X80 Pro review

Vivo X80 Pro review

Mobiles are evolving more and more every single day. To be customized for each person and shaped to the user’s necessities. To the point of being an extension of the body. 

And Vivo, as an electronic product manufacturer, and most recognized for its smartphones, is already profiting from this. For example, its X80 Pro is now positioned as the brand’s top device for the year. 

What is a Vivo X80 Pro?

It is a smartphone, whose innovative part is the camera experience.  Because the new phone sports a 50MP Isocell GNV primary camera (f/1.57, 1/1.3-inch sensor size, OIS), 48MP IMX598 ultrawide camera (114-degree FoV, OIS), a 12MP 2x telephoto lens with micro-gimbal stabilization, and an 8MP 5x periscope shooter.

Design

If you decide to look from the front, it is hard to tell the difference between the X80 Pro and X70 Pro Plus. It is considering that both  devices sport a curve 6.78-inch QHD+ OLED panel (120Hz LTPO E5). 

Look at the back, there are also some similarities, with both global variants being a black model with an AG Fluorite Glass back. Keep in mind that the black variant material is definitely a unique take on glass, offering a matte-like feel and glinting, sandpaper-like visual effect. On the other hand, the biggest difference between the two Vivo devices is that the X80 Pro features a revised camera bump. 

I am showing the rear of both phones. 

The X70 Pro Plus has a camera housing design that feels unnecessarily large. Meanwhile, the X80 Pro still has a vast camera housing, now a circular element housing most cameras. But even you will find the flash and periscope camera outside this circular element. So we can say that they make smarter use of the space.  

These devices are bigger, so if you are hoping for a smaller flagship phone, you will need to check out devices like iPhone 13, Galaxy S22- S22 Plus, and Xiaomi 12. 

Performance and battery life 

The global Vivo X80 Pro is only available with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, while the Chinese version comes with a Dimensity 9000 option too. Leaving out the last information, the combo of this modern chipset and 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM means you have got a powerful experience.

In general, the performance of X80 Pro, is the camera, web browsing, app launches, multitasking, etc. Have been amazing. A little detail was the in-display fingerprint scanner would be slow to display, but a system update has resolved this. 

In the case of the battery, Vivo has decided to upgrade the wired and battery in charging specs, offering a 4,700mAh battery and 80W wired charging compared to the X70 Pro Plus’ 4,500mAh battery and 55W wired charging. Even then, consider that you have still got 50W wireless charging in two here.

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