Vivo X60 Pro Plus On-Hand Review: Feature-Packed Camera Phone
Vivo is not a well-known smartphone brand outside of China, but it is slowly making an impact with some impressive recent releases and significant software advances, culminating in the new X60 series. It is the first Vivo phone to be released with optics company Zeiss, which has collaborated with the company on the camera, and also has a unique gimbal stabilization system.
You might not be familiar with Vivo, but the X60 series is a big thing not only because of Zeiss’ involvement, but also because it is part of the brand’s big push in the UK and Europe. I’m taking a look at the X60 Pro Plus, the top device in the family, and is a seriously desirable smartphone.
At this stage, I have used the phone sufficiently for in-hands-on, but I still need to fully assess everyday functionality. I will update this review in the next few weeks, but for now have given it an initial score of 7 out of 10, although it will be revised after the review is completed.
The Vivo X60 Pro Plus has a 6.56-inch AMOLED screen at the front and is slightly more compact than the OnePlus 9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro. Why do I specifically mention these devices? Vivo is part of the BBK electronics empire, similar to Oppo and OnePlus, and each represents the current top phones from each company. However, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are all alike.
It is reminiscent of the Oppo Find X2 Pro, which features a leather panel wired in a blue leather color, called the Emperor Blue, and a substantial camera module. The thickness of 9.1 mm is offset by the low 191-gram weight, and overall the Vivo X60 Pro Plus is a very comfortable phone to hold. It is not as wide as the Samsung Galaxy S21 +, but the curved screen means it feels more manageable. It is the same size as the Galaxy S20 +.
The vegan leather is different from the endless glass rear panel, but the look and texture are a bit too shiny and also “fake” looking for my taste. Although it is very filthy and hot. I love the textured power button, but have no idea why Vivo decided to put “Professional Photography” on the top of the phone. Apart from cheapening the look, when I see this sort of thing, it automatically makes me think the opposite, and that the phone’s camera is anything or professional.
Vivo has not changed the design too much from the X50 Pro, adding vegan leather to one side, and although the phone is clearly well built, the look is not sufficiently advanced and compared to the Galaxy S 21+ Appears slightly out-dated. Find OnePlus 9 Pro, and X3 Pro.
Despite the X60 Pro Plus being the top phone in Vivo’s new range, the 6.56-inch AMOLED screen has FHD + resolution, not QHD + resolution. Also, unlike the Find X3 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro, the X60 Pro Plus has a central hole-punch selfie camera, but the in-display fingerprint sensor is once more set at the bottom of the panel. It is fast and accurate, but can be awkward to detect in this situation.
Keep it with the OnePlus 9 Pro and you notice the low resolution. Reviewing the BMW M94’s Corrections review is clearly sharper and also has better color and contrast. It is extremely close to the Galaxy S21 +’s tone, which matches its resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, but Samsung’s phone has amazing contrast and brightness in colors.
Given the position of the X60 Pro Plus at the top of the X60 line, a QHD + resolution would have fit well with the rest of the higher specification. The performance is still good, but it has better screens than its competition.
Here where Vivo has spent money. The X60 Pro Plus’s camera has more features than it can test in less than a week, especially with current local movement restrictions. The main camera is a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN1 with optical image stabilization, which Vivo also used on the X50 Pro. It is connected to a 48MP wide-angle camera equipped with a second-generation gimbal stabilization system, with several improvements over the version fitted for the X50 Pro. 32MP Portrait Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 8MP Periscope Zoom Camera Turns off Array.
Zeiss has co-engineered the imaging system, meaning that Vivo has tuned the camera, optimized images for sharpness and clarity, as well as its Zeiss T * coating for lenses to reduce reflections , And added its Biotar portrait jock style to it. Options are available. Lens treatment suggests that Zeiss ‘partnership is one step ahead of OnePlus’ partnership with Hasselblad, but Zeiss has had years of experience in smartphones, working with other brands in the past, most notably Nokia.
Gimbal stabilization is a unique feature and works with both ultraviolet stills and video, where it is also joined by a 5-axis video stabilization system for greater overall stability. This is very effective, especially when tracking people or objects at 5x zoom, although it doesn’t make a big difference when shooting normal video compared to phones with decent optical image stabilization.
This is one of a long list of features on the X60 Pro Plus, including 5x optical and 60x digital zoom, night mode for standard, ultra-wide camera and video modes, HDR video recording, various portrait modes, a video mode Huh. To capture game moments, a pro mode, an astrophotography mode, and more. But what does it capture about photographs? The colors are strong, have a reasonable degree of saturation, and have an overall warm tone. It is quite consistent in main and ultravide cameras, and the 5x optical zoom is great.
Very good to test here, but in my short time with the X60 Pro Plus, the camera looks very attractive, and most importantly has extremely embarrassing photos.
Software, Battery and Display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage space makes the X60 Pro Plus a powerful smartphone. There is an unusual feature called Extended RAM, where the system will take up to 3GB of storage space and use it as RAM when needed, resulting in faster app opening, and multitasking.
Android 11 is installed with Vivo’s Funtouch 11.1 user interface, much less stylized than you might fear, but nevertheless annoying intrusion. After setting up, I have agreed to multiple multi-page privacy notices to open apps, use search or accidentally activate a feature due to the phone’s poor screen detection. No other phone forces me to do this. Vivo pre-installs many apps including Snapchat, Flipkart, Amazon and own App Store. There are also many apps that mimic Google functionality, and upset the “Hot Apps” folder that is trying to prevent the game’s installation.
The 4,200mAh battery powers the phone, and is recharged using Vivo’s fast-charge 55W flashcharge system. It takes time to assess performance, software, and battery, and will be part of a full review update coming soon.
Vivo X60 and X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro Plus is one of the three X60 series phones. The X60 has a 6.56-inch AMOLED screen with a less pronounced curve, but still with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is a Snapdragon 870 processor with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and a 4,300mAh battery. It has a 48MP main camera, a 13MP wide-angle camera, and a 13MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom.
The X60 Pro also features a Snapdragon 870 processor, but with only 12GB of RAM, and screen size and resolution as well, but now with the same curve as the Pro Plus model. It has a 48MP main camera, this time with a gimbal stabilization system, as well as a 13MP camera similar to the X60.
Price and availability
The Vivo X60 Series will be sold in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Austria along with India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. However, not all phones will be found in all areas, or at the same time. The X60 Pro Plus will debut in India, for example, and the X60 Pro will be sold in Europe. Vivo has not yet confirmed the final release date.
Prices are also unknown, but depending on prices in China, the X60 Pro converts from around $ 690, or 500 British pounds, and the X60 Pro Plus at about $ 920, or 670 British pounds. If Vivo can match these prices, it will take the fight directly to Xiaomi and Mi 11, which also underlines the price of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 + and iPhone 12.
At this stage, the Vivo X60 Pro Plus has everything I’ve come to expect from a Vivo phone – a crazily loaded camera and annoying software. The hardware itself is well built, but the design is smartphone-serta-2020 and nothing is going ahead. It would usually be easy to pardon some of these issues if the price came in around $ 900 or less, but this year the competition made it very difficult for Vivo to get away with a particularly under-ideal software experience. has made it. I will continue to use the Vivo X60 Pro Plus, and will have a full review soon.