Vivo X80, X80 Pro: Worth Buying Over Galaxy S22, iPhone 13, and OnePlus 10 Pro?

Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80 — launched in India this week — purpose to tackle a number of the hottest premium fashions within the smartphone market. Vivo’s new flagships proceed the X-series legacy of providing top-notch digicam experiences. That means not solely do each Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80 include Zeiss optics, additionally they embrace Sony picture sensors. The common Vivo X80 can also be the primary telephone available in the market to return with the just lately launched MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. Meanwhile, the Vivo X80 Pro carries the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip — the highest providing from Qualcomm.

On this week’s episode of Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital, host Akhil Arora speaks with Senior Reviewers Sheldon Pinto and Aditya Shenoy to debate the Vivo X80 collection and the way it sits towards the likes of the OnePlus 10 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22, and the iPhone 13.

The Vivo X80 Pro carries a price ticket of Rs. 79,999 for the only 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, whereas the Vivo X80 begins at Rs. 54,999 for the bottom 8GB + 128GB configuration, and goes as much as Rs. 59,999 for the top-end 12GB + 256GB mannequin. Both Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80 will go on sale from May 25.

Vivo X80 Pro First Impressions: A Worthy Upgrade?

If you have been to make direct comparisons, the worth of the Vivo X80 Pro would appear considerably larger than that of the Vivo X70 Pro that debuted in India at a beginning value of Rs. 46,990 for the 8GB + 128GB mannequin. But that is the improper comparability to make. The pricing of the Vivo X80 Pro is an identical with that of the Vivo X70 Pro+, which got here in at Rs. 79,990 for a similar 12GB + 256GB variant.

This means that the Vivo X80 Pro has been launched within the Indian market because the successor to the Vivo X70 Pro+ — not the Vivo X70 Pro. The vanilla Vivo X80, however, appears to be the successor to the Vivo X70 Pro. It’s complicated, I do know, however that is what occurs when firms attempt to simplify naming conventions.

As I stated earlier than, Vivo gives a listing of camera-focused options on the X80 collection to draw these available in the market for enhanced cell images experiences. The Vivo X80 Pro comes with quad rear cameras that embrace a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GNV main sensor, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide shooter carrying a Sony IMX598 sensor, a 12-megapixel portrait Sony IMX663 sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor with a periscope-shaped lens.

In distinction, the Vivo X80 carries a triple rear digicam setup that homes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866 RGBW main sensor, together with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a 12-megapixel portrait sensor. Both Vivo X80 Pro and X80 additionally include a 32-megapixel selfie digicam sensor on the entrance.

Alongside the brand new {hardware}, the Vivo X80 telephones have a listing of software program tweaks to ship a customisable digicam expertise. The Vivo X80 Pro additionally retains the corporate’s gimbal expertise that’s touted to assist present elevated publicity and stability.

The Vivo X80 Pro and X80 each include IP scores for mud and water resistance. The X80, although, solely has an IP53 ranking is supposed for splash resistance — basically, you possibly can’t dive with the telephone in a swimming pool.

Vivo X80 First Impressions: A Promising Premium All-Rounder

Design-wise, the Vivo X80 Pro and X80 each look nearly an identical, with the periscope lens on the previous bringing a minor distinction on the again. The design can also be fairly much like that of the Vivo X70 Pro+. We discuss extra in regards to the design and efficiency of each Vivo X80 telephones on our podcast.

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