After many rumors and filters, here Vivo has announced the Vivo X80 and X80 Pro, and there’s something for everyone, as Qualcomm fans are well served with the Vivo X80 Pro and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 like Mediatek fans, who have a 9000D dimensions up to both Pro and Vivo X80. These are two balanced equipment, with the latest technology, but above all technology that we can use, and not the data in the spec sheets that we will hardly make use of.
starting from Vivo X80 ProIf there is any doubt that this is the top of the range at the level of the best, we can start at the front, adorned with an impressive 6.78 QHD + display with a dynamic refresh rate of 1 at 120 Hz. The unit itself is a Samsung E5 LTPO2 AMOLED that should have an impressive range of colors and contrasts, with a 100% DCI-P3 area and a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits, while below is an ultrasonic biometric reader.
A slice for every taste
Inside, as we have said, we find the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and if the performance will increase with this powerful processor, then Vivo did not leave its advantages in the hands of others and presented it with an advanced solution for cooling with vapor. Room of 27 floors. You will have a maximum of 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
It will not be the only interesting thing about the Vivo X80 Pro, but it will certainly be one of the most interesting, as it will be available not only with the Snapdragon, but also with Mediatek’s Dimensity 9000, a processor that has proven to be very important, efficient and well-received, especially in terms of effectiveness in terms of the cost.
Either way, you’ll have a 47,000mAh battery with 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. In pure and hard numbers, this 80W charger can charge 50% in 11 minutes and the entire battery in 34 minutes.
magic of zeiss
Vivo has photography at the heart of many of its bets, and there is no denying that the Vivo X80 Pro is a smartphone for photography enthusiasts. As we’ve seen recently, getting the Zeiss name on this device has been a long process of partnerships and technological advancements between vivo and Zeiss, and I’m particularly curious to see what all this will achieve.
In terms of hardware, the Vivo X80 Pro throws us 4 cameras, starting with Samsung’s 50MP ISOCELL GNV module which is built to Vivo’s specs, and is perfectly stable with the Vivo technology you need to see in action. Really, this allows you to invent Pixel Shift, a technology that uses stabilization to move the sensor and take high-resolution photos.
Stability is a common theme across all four cameras, as are the 2X and 5X units as well. In one case, we have a 12MP Sony IMX663 camera with gimbal stabilization, while the 5X has 8MP. Finally, in this very complete photographic setup, we still have the 48MP Sony IMX598 acting as the ultra-wide angle.
One might wonder what the purpose of the two zoom cameras is, but the truth is that with an equivalent focal length of close to 50mm, the 12MP 2X zoom unit is largely geared towards being an image unit.
In addition to a full suite of imaging algorithms, the new cameras make great use of Zeiss’s T* coating and the highly advanced capabilities of Vivo’s V1+ chip, which offer huge possibilities for night photography, scene recognition, noise and tracking focus, among other capabilities.
Also of note on the Vivo X80 Pro is the presence of a HiFi chip, although there is no 3.5 mm jack. If Vivo follows the tradition, you should put the USB-C adapter in the box anyway.
Maintaining the same stylistic tune that we saw on the last Vivo, the X80 Pro offers an interesting aesthetic that doesn’t leave behind the build quality and the device is IP68 protected.
Vivo X80: still impressive
When we move on to the Vivo X80, we can think about what Vivo has broken down, and in fact, not so much. The screen is still 6.78 inches, but it’s not an LTPO2, although it’s still an E5 unit, now with an FHD+ resolution. The panel has 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and also offers a 120Hz rate, as well as 1,500 nits of brightness.
Unlike the Pro, in the case of the Vivo X80, we only have the Mediatek Dimensity 9000 available with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage, while the battery is somewhat smaller, with 4500mAh and despite maintaining 80W of Charging, it has no wireless charging.
Finally, in the cameras we have an excellent 50MP Sony IMX866 sensor with OIS, accompanied by a 2x12MP image module and 12MP wide angle Sony IMX663. Similar to the Pro, the front camera is a 32MP unit. In any case, the cameras benefit from all the know-how of Zeiss and Vivo V1 +. It should be noted that the IMX866 arrives on the market for the first time specifically on the Vivo X80. It’s an RGBW sensor with advanced capabilities for recording color and detail, thanks to its extra white pixels.
So it is a very solid setup and is on the threshold of the high-end, although the smartphone for photography enthusiasts is definitely Pro.
Another difference between the X80 and the X80 Pro is that the latter has IP68 certification, which the former lacks.
In China, where both devices have OriginOS, pre-orders begin on April 29th, but pricing and availability in the international market are not yet known. Internationally, Vivo should opt for FuntouchOS with Android 12.
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