The Vivo X80 series smartphones are now official in India. The company has just launched the Vivo X80 Pro and the vanilla Vivo X80. If you are in the market to purchase a premium phone in India, the Vivo X80 might be worth your money and in this article, we will tell you five reasons why you may want to buy this phone.
Vivo’s new flagship phone, the Vivo X80 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, which also made its debut in India today. As we have seen on the last-gen X series phones, the Vivo X80 also shines when it comes to camera performance and design. The phone also comes with improved fast charging capabilities and other improvements over the Vivo X70. With the base price of the device set to Rs 54,999, the Vivo X80 will rival the phones like OnePlus 10 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Realme GT 2. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons to consider the Vivo X80.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Processor
The Vivo X80 is India’s first smartphone to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor. The chipset is built based on the 4nm process and features a prime X2 core clocked at 3.05GHz along with three Cortex-A710 performance cores with a clock speed of 2.85GHz. There are four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It is coupled with Mali-710 GPU. Apart from the impressive species of the SoC, the Vivo X80 delivers one of the best performances when it comes to day-to-day operations including heavy tasks like gaming. The phones offer a lag-free experience and most importantly, the phone does not heat, which has been a problem with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
50MP Triple Camera Set-up
When it comes to the Vivo X series lineup, the cameras have always been one of the USPs of the device. The Vivo X80 is no different. In terms of specs, the phone features a 50MP (Sony IMX866, f/1.75) main camera with optical image stabilization, a 12MP(f/2.0) ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12MP (f/1.98) telephoto lens. For selfies, the phone brings a 32MP, f/2.45 sensor. The phone also comes with a Vivo V1+ chip to enhance the camera performance and it has been engineered by Zeiss.
Vivo X80 Pro launches on May 18 in India. I can't comment on anything because of the embargo. But as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words." #vivoX80Series pic.twitter.com/cXAlRdX5Mc
— Ketan Pratap (@pratapketan) May 14, 2022
The images clicked from the phones look excellent with close to real colours (with AI disabled) and great dynamic range. The portrait images clicked through the Vivo X80 are some of the best we’ve seen as well and when it comes to the low-light photography, the X80 outshines every other device in the segment. If you are buying the Vivo X80 just for the camera, you won’t be disappointed at all.
120Hz AMOLED Display
The Vivo X80 offers a flat 6.78-inch Full HD+ E5 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The screen gets bright enough to read under the direct sun and thanks to the AMOLED panel and high contrast ratio, the blacks on the phone look pitch dark and you will enjoy watching content on the device and of course, gaming as well. The 120Hz refresh rate makes the phone’s UI and animations run buttery smooth. The device also supports HDR10+ content
While 80W is not the fastest charging tech we have seen in 2022, Vivo’s 80W wired fast charging is still capable of charging the device from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes, which is still an impressive number. What’s more impressive is that the device comes with an 80W charging adapter in the box, which is fading away in the premium segment. The 4,500mAh battery can charge up to 70% in just 20 minutes, which is at least a half-day battery for most, if not full. There is no support for wireless charging here though.
Apart from the cameras, one of the other key features of the Vivo X series has been its design. The Vivo X80 comes in two colour options in India 一 Urban Blue and Cosmic Black Matte finish. Both the variants offer a matte finish on the back and these colours look stunning, especially the Urban Blue. While most phones come with a large camera bump on the back, the Vivo X80 offers a large camera module on the back and on the inside, you get a circular module, which houses the triple rear cameras and Zeiss branding. To the front, the phone features a centre punch-hole camera and thin bezels. Overall, the design does stand out from the crowd all thanks to the unique colour option and a large camera module.
Vivo X80 vs Competition
With the Vivo X80 starting at Rs 54,999, the phone clearly undercuts the competition like the Xiaomi 12 Pro and the OnePlus 10 Pro. The Vivo X80 offers a superior camera setup, however, it misses out on a high res display and super-fast charging which both the Xiaomi and OnePlus flagships offer. But, these flagships cost at least Rs 8,000 to Rs 11,000 more than the Vivo X80. Given the price difference and a more versatile camera setup, the Vivo X80 seems to be a great device in the premium range.