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Vivo X50 Review

Vivo’s just lately launched X50 sequence is its most premium providing but. We just lately reviewed the Vivo X50 Professional (Overview), which turned out to be a superb 5G smartphone with a singular gimbal digital camera system. At this time we’ll be testing its less-hyped sibling, the Vivo X50. It lacks the gimbal digital camera system and 5G SoC that its larger brother boasts of, however aside from these options, each telephones are very comparable. Add to {that a} Rs. 15,000 value distinction between the 2 fashions’ base variants, and you’ve got a powerful mid-tier contender, on paper anyway.

Do you have to decide the Vivo X50 at its beginning value of Rs. 34,990? I have been utilizing this cellphone for a couple of week and it is time to see if Vivo has hit one other house run, similar to with its larger sibling.

Vivo X50 design and show: Very putting

Similar to the Vivo X50 Professional, the Vivo X50 seems to be putting from any angle and is well one the perfect trying telephones I’ve seen from the corporate of late. It feels premium and well-built too, due to the metallic body and frosted glass again. Enjoyable reality: items within the Frost Blue color that I’ve are a tiny bit slimmer (7.49mm) and lighter (171.5g), than these within the Glaze Black trim. Vivo tells Devices 360 that the black variant makes use of a barely totally different anti-fingerprint coating method, which is why it is barely thicker, though it did not touch upon the load distinction.

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The Vivo X50 has a glass again and a metallic body

 

The matte end of the Frost Blue variant seems to be good and it not often attracted fingerprints in my expertise. Similar to the Vivo X50 Professional, the Vivo X50’s body is flattened on the highest and backside, lending it a definite look. On the underside, it has a twin Nano-SIM tray, a USB Kind-C port (USB 2.0) and a single speaker. The amount and energy buttons are on the precise of the cellphone, and ship good suggestions.

The Vivo X50 has a 6.56-inch AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision, 90Hz refresh price, and HDR10+ certification. I like the very fact the bezels are pretty slim on all sides, together with the underside chin. There is a hole-punch cutout for the selfie digital camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The latter may be very fast at authentication, and the identical goes for face recognition too.

Lastly, the Vivo X50 does have a digital camera bump on the again, however its multi-tiered design masks the protrusion fairly effectively. General, the Vivo X50 is a really well-built smartphone with a premium in-hand really feel. The show is on the broader facet, which could possibly be an issue if in case you have smaller arms. Fortunately, there are many gestures in Funtouch OS to treatment this, which we’ll speak about subsequent. Within the field, you get the standard equipment together with a case, a headset, and a Kind-C to three.5mm headphone adapter.

Vivo X50 software program: Bloated however nonetheless good

The Vivo X50 runs the identical software program because the X50 Professional, Funtouch OS 10.5, primarily based on Android 10. There’s quite a bit that is packed into this tradition Android pores and skin, beginning with loads of redundant apps similar to Vivo’s personal app retailer, browser, and e-mail shopper — none of which could be uninstalled. My unit even had a couple of apps similar to TikTok and Helo, which have now been banned by the Indian authorities, however these could be uninstalled.

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Funtouch OS on the Vivo X50 affords plenty of customisation choices

 

Nonetheless, Funtouch OS additionally affords loads of interface customisation which actually allow you to fine-tune your expertise. The left-most homescreen could be set to indicate you the Google information feed, or with a faucet of a button, you’ll be able to change to Vivo’s Sensible Launcher. This affords app shortcuts, Digital Wellbeing info, a calculator widget, and much extra. The ‘Dynamic results’ menu within the Settings app enables you to set customized lighting results for incoming calls and notifications. It additionally enables you to set an animation for when the cellphone unlocks, and totally different animations for a fingerprint match, face recognition, charging, and so on.

You additionally get an always-on show function, with a pleasant collection of clock faces. There is a one-handed mode, which is beneficial when it’s worthwhile to attain the acute corners of the show. Bloatware apart, Funtouch OS affords plenty of helpful options and customisation choices, which I fairly appreciated.

Vivo X50 efficiency: Adequate 

The Vivo X50 makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, much like the Redmi Okay20. It isn’t probably the most highly effective SoC for a cellphone at this value, particularly when you could have alternate options primarily based on the Snapdragon 855+ and Snapdragon 765G SoCs to compete with. It is nonetheless a well-performing, power-efficient chip although, and it manages to carry its personal even with heavy duties.

The Vivo X50 is obtainable in two variants — 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage for Rs. 34,990, and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage for Rs. 37,990. I have been utilizing the bottom variant of the X50 for a couple of week and to this point, efficiency has been nothing however nice. Unlocking the cellphone is fast and seamless, the interface is all the time snappy due to the high-refresh-rate display screen, and multitasking is not an issue. The AMOLED show will get very vibrant, colors look punchy, and I did not discover any off-axis tinting both.

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The gaming sidebar in Funtouch OS on the Vivo X50 enables you to shortly entry varied capabilities with out having to depart a recreation

 

HDR movies appeared good when performed domestically or by YouTube. Nonetheless, for some motive the Netflix app did not detect the HDR functionality once I tried it. Nonetheless, movies usually appeared excellent. The underside speaker can get fairly loud for multimedia playback and even cellphone calls, however a stereo setup is sorely missed.

I discovered gaming efficiency to be fairly stable too. The Sport House app organises all of your put in video games in a single place, however attending to this menu takes a few additional steps, which feels pointless. You may carry up the Sport House menu mid-game with a easy swipe gesture. This pop-up carousel enables you to block incoming calls, lock the display screen’s brightness, start a display screen recording, and so forth. A lot of the video games I attempted ran simply tremendous. There was minimal heating, even enjoying heavy titles similar to PUBG Cellular. The Vivo X50 did effectively in benchmarks too, scoring 2,80,418 factors in AnTuTu and 68fps within the T-Rex check in GFXBench.

Vivo X50 battery life: A trooper

I discovered the battery lifetime of the Vivo X50 to be greater than passable. Even with gentle gaming and digital camera use, I used to be simply getting at the very least a day and a half, and generally even as much as two full days on one cost. This lowered once I was testing the cameras, besides, I used to be simply making it by a day with sufficient left over for the following. The 4,200mAh battery is a bit smaller than what you get within the X50 Professional, however it nonetheless ran for a superb 15 hours and 42 minutes in our HD video loop check. The bundled charger helps Vivo’s 33W FlashCharge expertise, which was capable of cost the X50’s battery absolutely in below an hour.

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Charging the Vivo X50 is fast, very fast

 

Vivo X50 cameras: There’s potential

The Vivo X50 won’t have the gimbal stabilisation system or the telephoto lens of the X50 Professional, however it nonetheless packs in a superb set of cameras. On the again, you get a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor with optical stabilisation and an f/1.6 aperture lens; an 8-megapixel extremely wide-angle digital camera with autofocus and a f/2.2 aperture; a 13-megapixel portrait digital camera with almost 2.2x the focal size of the principle one; and a 5-megapixel macro digital camera.

The principle rear digital camera was fairly spectacular general. In daylight, panorama photographs packed in loads of element, colors have been vibrant, and publicity was balanced. Shut-ups appeared glorious too, with sharp particulars and beneficiant background bokeh, due to that giant f/1.6 aperture. With AI scene recognition enabled, colors are typically boosted, so in order for you a extra pure look to your photographs, it is best to depart it off.

Vivo X50 primary digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo X50 extremely wide-angle digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Vivo X50 close-up digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

There is a most zoom vary of 20x, nevertheless if you transfer previous the 2x magnification mark, the Vivo X50 switches to its portrait digital camera, thereby successfully providing you with 2x optical zoom after which hybrid digital zoom until 20x. Picture high quality is respectable at 2x, however I discovered the autofocus to be a bit inconsistent.

In low gentle, the principle digital camera mechanically decreases shutter velocity for higher publicity. There is a little bit of grain, and brightly lit areas can look overexposed, however switching to Night time mode fixes each these points. The X50 even has Night time mode filters similar to Cyberpunk, which we noticed within the X50 Professional.

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The extremely wide-angle digital camera captured good particulars and hues in daylight. You may change to this digital camera by tapping the ‘Lens’ button within the viewfinder and deciding on ‘Tremendous Broad-angle.’ The benefit of getting autofocus for this digital camera is you can seize excessive close-ups too. Tapping the ‘Lens’ button and deciding on ‘Tremendous macro’ enables you to seize good high quality macros. This gorgeous a lot renders the devoted macro digital camera out of date, because it captures comparatively weaker colors and poorer particulars. Broad-angle photographs in low gentle have weaker particulars, in comparison with these captured with the principle digital camera. Night time mode helps repair the publicity a bit, however it does not make a dramatic distinction.

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In portrait mode, the X50 switches to the 13-megapixel digital camera, which provides you a extremely zoomed-in view of your topic. Urgent the 1x button offers you a wider shot (by switching again to the principle sensor). Earlier than taking the shot, you’ll be able to alter the extent of background blur, and add magnificence results and filters. Portrait photographs of individuals and objects typically appeared good. Autofocus was a bit gradual when utilizing the portrait digital camera (in 2x mode), however particulars and hues have been good.

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The 32-megapixel entrance digital camera captured high-quality selfies in the course of the day. Bokeh mode additionally labored very effectively. Low-light selfies taken below synthetic gentle appeared respectable, however there was a noticeable hit in high quality. In excessive low-light conditions, you should use Night time mode, however the closing outcome wasn’t typically pleasing.

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The Vivo X50 can report as much as 4K 30fps stabilised video. Particulars have been sharp, noise was minimal, and hues appeared good. The extremely wide-angle digital camera can solely shoot as much as 1080p, and the standard is not so good as when utilizing the principle one, even in the course of the day. The ‘Extremely steady’ toggle button is beneficial in the event you’ll be transferring round quite a bit and wish good stabilisation. In low gentle, it is best to stay to the principle digital camera for good particulars.

The Vivo X50 additionally has some neat little methods for video. Sensible Zoom, which could be activated by way of the little video digital camera icon, will mechanically zoom out and in to observe your topic, supplied you are an inexpensive distance from it. This works effectively however the autofocus is not fast sufficient to maintain up and pictures seems to be a bit grainy if there is not sufficient gentle. There’s eye detection autofocus, which labored very effectively. Object monitoring can also be spectacular, and the X50 is ready to proceed monitoring the topic even when it briefly drops out of the body and comes again.

Verdict: Do you have to purchase the Vivo X50?

I’ve no hassle recommending the Vivo X50, because it has confirmed to be a fairly stable all-rounder. It seems to be fashionable, is constructed effectively, and has good cameras. Battery life and the AMOLED show are additionally a few of its robust fits. Nonetheless, I want to deal with that at its beginning value of Rs. 34,990, it is a bit underpowered in comparison with telephones such because the Realme X2 Professional (Overview) and OnePlus 7T (Overview), which each have flagship-level SoCs. Whereas this should not hamper day-to-day efficiency, it may forestall sure high-end video games from working at their full potential. One other miss from Vivo is the exclusion of stereo audio system.

If neither of this stuff hassle you, then I believe you would be proud of the Vivo X50, particularly in the event you’re searching for a superb cameras and a premium design.


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