Vivo unveils its X80 and X80 Pro, two promising photo phones

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Vivo’s new X-Series smartphones are now official. With the X80 and X80 Pro, the Chinese company intends to occupy the mid-range and premium terrain.

Vivo X80


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Vivo X80 Pro


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Vivo X80 and X80 Pro are now official in China. While the X70 series (not marketed in France) consisted of three smartphones, this time the manufacturer has focused on two devices, but a version stamped “+” could soon be presented. They are currently only intended for the Chinese market, but Vivo could make an entry into Europe, as was the case with the X60 Pro last year.

A well-equipped “basic” model

The Vivo X80 presents itself as the most affordable of all. It features a 6.78 “Amoled panel displayed in Full HD + (1080 x 2376 pixels) and offers an image refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The set is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip coupled to 8/12 GB RAM and 128/256/512 GB UFS 3.1 storage space.A chip engraved in 4 nanometers, which should provide excellent performance in multitasking and video games.It of course supports 5G, but also wifi 6. We note the presence of an NFC chip, and that SoC allows compatibility with the Bluetooth 5.3 standard.

Vivo X80 and X80 Pro / © Vivo

Vivo X80 and X80 Pro / © Vivo

On the back there is a triple photosensor consisting of a Sony IMX 866 main module of 50 Mpx (f / 1.8), an ultra-wide angle of 12 Mpx (f / 2) and a telephoto lens of 12 Mpx (f / 2) with x2 optical zoom (x20 and digital). For selfies, Vivo offers a 32 Mpx sensor (f / 2.5)

The optics is the subject of a partnership with Zeiss and has a coating chosen in collaboration with the German company. Vivo promises that its V1 Plus chip, dedicated to image processing, allows you to get the best pictures on both smartphones.

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Vivo X80 intends to make a name for itself in the middle class.  © Vivo

Vivo X80 intends to make a name for itself in the middle class. © Vivo

Autonomy is ensured by a 4500 mAh battery that is compatible with wired fast charging at 80 W. The device also supports reverse charging. Smartphones run on Android 12 and Origin OS (Funtouch OS in Europe).

The 8/128 GB version costs 3699 yuan, or about 530 € excluding tax. A particularly aggressive price given the technical data sheet, although it risks being largely overhauled if Vivo decides to market it in Europe.

A Pro version that lacks nothing

The X80 Pro is aimed at a more premium segment and has quite an impressive spec sheet. The brand has chosen a 6.78-inch Amoled LTPO3 panel this time that displays QHD + (1440 x 3200 pixels) and supports HDR10 +. It will therefore be possible for him to adjust the update of the image from 1 to 120 Hz depending on the usage to save energy. The headlight could reach 1500 nits.

Vivo X80 Pro is IP68 certified.  © Vivo

Vivo X80 Pro is IP68 certified. © Vivo

Under the latter, Vivo leaves the choice of weapon. One version is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while the other retains the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. We should not lack power in both cases, especially as these SoCs are always coupled with 8/12 GB RAM and 128/256 / 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. We imagine that the version under Snapdrahon will be chosen in case of marketing with us. It is compatible with 5G, wifi 6, NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 or 5.3 depending on the choice of SoC. Premium commits, it has an IP68 seal certification. Also note the presence of an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which offers a finger recognition space that is about 40% wider than a conventional reader, as on the X80.

For the image, this Pro version chooses a configuration that is completely different from the standard model. There is a main module (Samsung Isocell GNV) of 50 Mpx, whose lens opens at f / 1.6, which especially stands out thanks to its stabilization system (gimbal), which has already been seen before on the X-Series. a 48 Mpx IMX598 sensor (ultra wide) angle f / 2.2), a 12 Mpx telephoto lens (f / 1.9) and an 8 Mpx periscope module (f / 3.4) that allows a x5 optical zoom. In front we find the same 32 Mpx sensor as the standard version. It apparently benefited from the same treatment of the optics from Zeiss.

The quadruple photosensor on the Vivo X80 Pro / © Vivo

The quadruple photosensor on the Vivo X80 Pro / © Vivo

The smartphone has a slightly larger battery, with its capacity of 4700 mAh, and compatible with fast charging at 80 W, as well as with wireless charging at 50 W.

The X80 Pro can be pre-ordered from 5499 yuan, or about € 790 excluding taxes, in its 8/256 GB version (Snapdragon 8 Gen). A price that we imagine will be increased to around € 1000 if the smartphone is to be marketed in Europe. Until then, its first deliveries are expected from April 29.

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