Vivo X80 Pro review
Camera in a smartphone’s guise
From the front, it is near impossible to tell the Vivo X80 Pro apart from its predecessor. It’s so similar in fact that we managed to momentarily confuse our teammate who uses the X70 Pro+ as his primary phone. In short you get the same long and slim design with a lovely curved display.
Speaking of shooting photos, it’s the X80 Pro’s highlight feature – in case the abundance of Zeiss branding wasn’t enough of a clue already. You get a quad-camera setup at the back, starting with a 50MP main sensor.
The primary sensor is capable of shooting brilliant photos in ideal lighting conditions. These photos are rich in details with excellent colour accuracy and dynamic range. One of the results of Vivo’s partnership with Zeiss is a setting in the camera app called ‘Zeiss Natural Colour’. When enabled, the camera tones down the overly saturated colours in order to make the photos look more natural. So the sky will look less blue, the grass less green, and some might even say that the photos look less exciting.
There are also a whole lot of preloaded apps on the phone, including Byjus, Dailyhunt, Josh, and more. They can all be uninstalled in a jiffy, but are still annoying to come across when you boot up your new phone for the first time.
Vivo X80 Pro picks up from where the X70 Pro+ left off, and is already the smartphone camera phone to beat.
|6.78in, 3200×1440, AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core
|12GB RAM / 256GB storage
|50MP + 8MP telephoto + 12MP telephoto + 48MP ultra-wide
|Android 12 (FunTouch OS 13)
|4,700mAh, 80W wired charging, 50W wireless charging
|165 x 75 x 9.1 mm