Let’s check out the latest smartphones in the Vivo X Series with price, specs, launch date, and features.
Vivo X50 and X50 Pro
Vivo launched two new X series phones – the X50 and the X50 Pro at a digital event on 16th July 2020.
Both the phones are made for photography enthusiasts and come with incredible new camera features.
The Vivo X50 Pro comes with an innovative Gimbal Camera system that helps shooting clear images and videos even when you are moving. This new feature is the industry first and not seen on any other mobile.
Other highlights are:
- Excellent AMOLED Display
- Gorgeous Design
- Fast Snapdragon 765 Processor.
- In-display fingerprint sensor.
- Long Battery Life and Blazing Fast Charging.
The pre-booking for the phone has been started on various online and offline platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, Vijay sales, etc.
Let’s check out the Key Specifications, Price, and other top features for both the phones.
Specification & Top Features for Vivo X50 Pro
The Vivo X50 Pro, the sleek phone arrives in an Alpha Grey color with AG Frost Technology glass surface that looks amazing.
It has a 6.56 inches HDR+ display (1080*2376 pixels resolution and 398 PPI) with a 3D Curved Super AMOLED panel.
Further, it offers a 19.8:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz response rate, and a 3.96mm small punch-hole camera.
The display has excellent legibility in outdoor conditions as it is significantly bright. Moreover, the full view display offers a 92.6% screen to body ratio.
The back camera is called Big Eye that straddles on a Double Ball Suspension Mount.
The camera can cover 300% more angles than the standard OIS system. The extra stability allows you to capture blur-free images or videos as you want while changing positions.
It is similar to how a camera with a gimbal works offering more stability to the videos.
The Gimbal Camera System has a primary 48 MPSony IMX598 (custom) sensor with (f/1.6 aperture) for better low light imaging.
The Quad-camera system further includes:
- 8 MP (f/2.2 aperture) super wide-angle lens
- 13MP ( f/2.46 aperture) 50mm Portrait camera lens
- An 8MP(f/3.4 aperture) Periscope telephoto camera that enables a 60X hybrid zoom.
The selfie camera comes with a 32-megapixel lens with an aperture of f/2.45.
Also, there is Super Night mode 3.0 that lets you capture clear-view night shots using AI noise cancellation.
The cameras on the Vivo X50 Pro are dope! Loaded with cutting edge camera tech.
You can take wide-angle shots, stable videos, macros, portrait shots, night shots, and a lot more with ease.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, with 2.4 GHz clock speed, offering high performance with low energy consumption.
Additionally, the phone runs on the latest Android 10 and has the custom Funtouch OS 10.5 skin.
Also, it comes with 8 GB DDR4X RAM and has 256 GB internal storage.
There is 4G Volte and even it has 5G support (we don’t need 5G for at least a few more years).
We have an optimal battery with 4315mAh capacity and a blazing fast 33W charging.
For audiophiles like me, there is a dedicated AMP to drive expensive wireless headphones.
There is an AK4377A Audio chip that can produce excellent sound along with 3D Audiotracking so that you can enjoy the symphonies of the world.
The smartphone weighs 181.5g and has an 8 mm thickness, not too bulky.
The X50 Pro is launched in India with a big price tag of INR 49,990.
A hefty price you pay for the new fancy cameras and the latest Gimbal tech from Chinese conglomerate.
However, You can get a discount of Rs. 4000 when buying using the HDFC or ICICI credit or debit card. You can check latest offers and price on Amazon by using the below link.
Nevermind, if you are on a slightly tight budget Vivo has the X50 for you.
Key Specification for Vivo X50
The Vivo X50 comes in black, blue, and grey colors. There are changes to display and cameras in comparison to the X50 Pro.
Let me make everything clear subsequently.
This bezel-less smartphone has a 6.56 inches full HDR10+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz response rate.
The screen has a 1080*2376 pixel resolution (398 PPI). Also, the panel has a flat surface (unlike the curved panel on the X50 Pro) with 86.51% screen to body ratio.
It uses the same Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G as the Pro version and runs on Android 10/FunTouchOS.
The phone is available with 8 GB DDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage.
Fueling the device is a 4200 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
The selfie camera is the same as the X50 Pro and comes with a 32 MP lens.
Also, it comes with Quad rear cameras but without that fancy gimbal system and the 60X telephoto lens.
It offers a 48 MP(f/1.6 aperture) primary+ 8MP wide-angle f/2.2 aperture)+13MP portrait (f/2.5 aperture)+5MP Super Macro lens (f/2.5 aperture).
The phone weighs around 173 grams and has a 7.49 mm thickness.
Vivo X50 is available with the price tag of INR 34,990 for the 8GB/128GB variant while INR 37,990 for 8GB/256GB. You can check the latest offers and prices on Amazon.
Comparison Between Vivo X50 and X50 Pro:
|Specification||Vivo X50||Vivo X50 Pro|
|Design||Glass back cover||Glass back cover|
|Display||6.56” HDR10+ AMOLED display||6.56” HDR10+|
|Resolution, aspect ratio||1080*2376, 19.8:9||1080*2376, 19.8:9|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla 5||Corning Gorilla 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (7nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (7nm)|
|Clock Speed||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 620|
|Geekbench Single-Core Score||615||615|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X||8GB LPDDR4X|
|Custom UI||FuntouchOS 10.5||FuntouchOS 10.5|
|Rear Camera||48(f/1.6)+8(f/2.2)+ 13(f/2.5)|
|Front camera||32MP ,f/2.5||32MP, f/2.45|
|4k video||UHD at 30fps||UHD at 30fps|
|Audio Jack||USB TYPE C||USB TYPE C|
|Sim slots||Dual sim GSM+GSM||Dual sim GSM+GSM|
|Price||Rs.34,990(8GB/128GB), Rs.37,990(8GB/256GB)||Rs.49,990 (8GB/128GB)|
Also, check out the Vivo X30 Pro 5G Specs and details that the company launched in 2019 fall.
Written By – Heena Makwana
Vivo X51 5G:
Vivo launched its new flagship smartphone – X51 5G, on 21 October 2020, in Europe.
It comes with Snapdragon 765 chipset and offers a Quad rear camera setup ( Gimbal Camera Technology). The camera tech is similar to what we have seen on the Vivo X50 5G.
The phone is launched in Europe but the company hasn’t disclosed the launch date for any other country.
Let’s check the specification for Vivo X51 5G:
The flagship phone comes with 6.56 inches AMOLED HDR10+ display with a 90 Hz panel. It offers a 2376 * 1080 pixels resolution (398 PPI).
Additionally, we have the voguish in-display fingerprint sensor.
Powering it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC(7nm) Octa-core processor along with the Adreno 620 GPU. Something similar we have seen on the new Oneplus Nord.
It runs on Funtouch 10 based on the Android 10 OS from Google.
The latest Vivo mobile weighs 181.5 g and has a thickness of 8 mm. It’s pretty thin considering most phones are at least 9 mm in thickness.
For swift multi-tasking, it has got 8 GB of RAM and for storing all your media files it has ample storage – 256 GB of internal memory.
The phone packs a decent 4315 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging support.
For imaging, it has a Quad-camera setup with a 48 MP primary camera (f/1.6) with a Gimbal image stabilization system, 8 MP telephoto (f/3.4), 13 MP portrait (f/2.5), and 8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2).
For Selfies, there is a single 32 MP front camera.
The Vivo X51 5G flagship phone costs around 780 Euro (roughly INR 68,172) and is available only in a single Gray color.
Let’s Check out some of the previous phones launched by Vivo in the X Series.
Vivo X30 Pro 5G Specs, Price, and Details
Vivo recently released the X30 and the X30 Pro and the X30 PRO 5G in China and these can launch in India in 2020.
The Vivo X30 Pro 5G comes with similar specs as the X30 Pro but offers Quad-Rear cameras instead of the triple rear cameras on the standard version. The X30 Pro 5G comes with a 13 Megapixel telephoto lens that offers upto 5X Optical Zoom and 60X Digital Zoom.
Vivo X30 PRO Offer Quad-Rear Cameras, 64 MP main camera, and 32 MP Selfie Camera
Vivo launched the Vivo X30 Pro (model number V1938T) on 16th December in China and it comes with impressive specs. The price for the Vivo X30 is close to Rs. 33,400 and the X30 Pro costs Rs. 40,500.
The phone has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2440*1080) pixels Super Amoled, 20:9 aspect ratio display. Additionally, there is a tiny punch-hole camera that houses a 32 MP lens.
Key Specs for the Vivo X30 and X30 PRO
Powering both the devices is a Samsung made Exynos 980 Octa-Core processor that comes with the Mali G76 GPU. It is the first processor from the Korean company that comes with an integrated 5G modem.
Further, the phone is available in 128 GB / 256 GB storage variants.
SPECS SUMMARY – VIVO X30 PRO AND X30
- Screen – 6.5-inch Super Amoled Display.
- Resolution – 2400*1080 pixels (~402 PPI).
- Processor – Samsung Exynos 980 Octa-Core Processor, 2.2 GHz, and Mali G76 GPU.
- RAM – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
- Storage – 128 / 256 GB internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card.
- Tripe Rear cameras 64 MP Lens, 32 MP 2X Telephoto Lens + 8 MP Wide Angle Lens, OIS Support.
- Front selfie camera – 32-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture
- OS – Android 9 Pie With FunTouch OS 10.
- Fingerprint scanner – In-display Scanner.
- Connectivity – Dual sim 4G with VOLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth.
- Battery – Non-removable Li-Ion 4350 mAh battery.
- Fast Charging Support – Yes, 33 Watts
- USB Type C PORT – Yes
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack – Yes
- Thickness – 8.8 mm
- Weight – 197 grams
- Price – Rs. 16,999, 19,999
Aforementioned the X30 Pro 5G version comes with Quad-Rear cameras and the 4th camera has a 13 MP lens that offers upto 5X Optical Zoom.
Vivo X21 India Launch, Top Features, and Specs
Vivo has launched a new phone in the Indian market that is one of its kind and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Previously, at the mobile world congress, Vivo showcased this new technology that the company has developed along with Synaptics using the Clear ID 9500 and an AMOLED Display.
The in-display fingerprint scanner is the key highlight of the device and can unlock the phone in about 0.7 seconds which is much slower in comparison to the traditional fingerprint readers.
Nevertheless, it is a very cool technology that changes how we interact with our phones, and we applaud Vivo for being first to bring it to the market.
Notably, the under display fingerprint scanner technology only works with OLED displays and is not compatible with the IPS LCD panels, so the initial phones are bound to be a bit expensive as they use the OLED panel which usually costs more.
Apart from the exceptional fingerprint technology it even comes witan an AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip that improves the sound quality both from the speaker as well as output from the headphone jack, ideal for audiophiles.
The phone is available for purchase from Flipkart and costs Rs. 35,999 only the black color variant.
The new Vivo phone comes with a glass back cover that is reflective, and at the front, it has a large display with the notch cut out at the top. At the back, there are Dual rear cameras aligned vertically, and a Dual LED flash.
The phone has curved edges to improve the grip on the otherwise slippery surface. The phone is sleek and measures just 7.4 mm in thickness and weighs only 156 grams.
The Vivo X21 comes with a large 6.28 Inch Display with AMOLED panel offers excellent viewing angles and vivid colors. It comes with the infamous notch that is now becoming ubiquitous and has a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display covers almost all of the front as it has an insane 85.2% screen to body ratio.
It comes with a 2280*1080 FHD+ display with 402 PPI which makes it great for reading as well as watching videos.
Powering the phone is the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that comes with 14 Nm manufacturing process and has 8 cores architecture. Additionally, there is Adreno 512 GPU that comes with great performance for games and graphics-intensive tasks.
The Snapdragon 660 scores 133800 on the Antutu benchmark test whereas it scores 1588 on the Geekbench on the single core test and 5613 on the multi-core test.
Comparingly the OnePlus 6 scores over 2,60,000 on the Antutu and 2477 on the Geekbench Single Core test, and 9023 on the multi-core test.
The SD 660 is no match in comparison to the SD 845 processor which is around 2X faster in comparison to the SD 660.
OS – The Vivo X21 comes with the Android Oreo 8.1 along with the Vivo’s custom skin Funtouch OS 4.0. Also, Vivo is claiming that the phone will even get the Android P update.
Storage and RAM – The phone comes with 6 GB Ram and has 128 GB storage that is expandable up to 256 GB using the micro-sd card. The company has not launched the 64 GB version of the phone, but it may launch in the coming months.
Furthermore, the Vivo X21 comes with the Dual rear camera setup and has a primary camera with 12 Megapixel (f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron lens) and a 5 Megapixel secondary camera with a f/2.4 aperture for depth sensing. There is also Dual Pixel phase detection auto-focus to ensure that the camera can focus swiftly and take pictures of moving subjects with ease.
Also, there is Optical image stabilization to improve the quality of images, and it can even record 4K videos at 30 FPS.
For selfies, it comes with a 12 Megapixel front selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. There is also support for AI beauty that improves the clicked images.
Another added advantage of the X21 is the Dual 4G VOLTE connectivity that ensures that you can use 2 4G sims at the same time. Also, it comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 support and even has the 3.5mm headphone jack.
However, Vivo is still using the legacy micro-USB port in this futuristic phone, and it lacks the presence of USB Type C found on most rival phones including the OnePlus 6.
The phone comes with a 3200 mAH battery that also has fast charging support. The X21 comes with dual charging chips that allow you to charge the phone from 0 to 100% in less than 90 minutes.
Comparison With OnePlus 6 & Concluding Thoughts
The most crucial difference in contrast to the Oneplus 6 is performance, the Snapdragon 660 (X21) is an excellent mid-range processor whereas the Snapdragon 845 (1+6) is one of the fastest processors on any Android phone.
The Oneplus 6 offers far superior performance in comparison to the Vivo X21, and it will also stay fast even for next 2-3 years. The SD 845 has a much higher performance in comparison to most mid-range processors, and we can easily say even after 2 years mid-range processors may not surpass the SD 845.
On the other hand, the Vivo X21 will be easily outdated in 2 years as the SOC is already a mid-range chip.
As we know the Oneplus camera is a B+ considering it is not in the same league of obtrusively expensive S9+, P20 Pro or the Google Pixel 2 XL. The Vivo X21 also offers a promising camera setup at the rear and front not too far from what you expect from Oneplus.
The phone is sleek and stylish looking, and the in-display fingerprint scanner with the Sci-fi unlocking animation is a head turner. But is the price justified for the Vivo X21, I don’t think so.
The Vivo X21 has a feature that is even not present on the Samsung or Apple flagships that costs way too much.
But at the same time are we willing to pay such a premium for this, I am not, I will choose performance over the fancy fingerprint scanner that takes a bit longer and more force to unlock than usual.
So Should You Buy the Vivo X21 for 36k?
A lot more phones are expected with this technology by the second half of this year including the OnePlus 6T.
It is in fact, an excellent strategy from BBK electronics, the company that owns OnePlus as well as OPPO and Vivo to launch Oneplus to create all the hype and sells it at an affordable price to keep the high-end market share.
At the same time launch, the Vivo X21 with a premium price for the innovation and make some money.
Either way, the X21 is not too different from the Nokia 7 Plus that costs Rs. 26,999 or you can even look at the Huawei Honor 10 that in my opinion is a better deal if you are willing to forego the tempting fingerprint scanner.