vivo X80 First Look, Hands-on

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vivo is officially its new flagship series, the X80, and X80 Pro, in the Philippines this month. We have been given the opportunity to use the vivo X80 with ZEISS camera tech, and here’s how it looks from the get-go. View our first look hands-on below.

vivo X80 specs:

  • 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
    2400 x 1080 px, 120Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC
    ARM Mali-G710 GPU
  • 8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Triple-rear cameras with LED Flash, ZEISS optics:
    50MP F1.75 main
    12MP F2.0 ultra-wide
    12MP F1.98 portrait
  • 32MP F2.45 selfie camera
  • 5G, Dual-SIM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NFC
  • USB-C
  • In-display Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
  • OriginOS (Android 12)
  • 4,500mAh batter
    80W fast charging
  • Colors: Cosmic Black, Urban Blue, Orange

Inside the package are the standard issues including the phone itself, a hard case similar to your phone’s back color, along with a USB-C cable, the 80-watt charging adapter, documentation for guides, and a pair of wired earphones.

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This phone: Gorgeous. The Urban blue color, and the matte finish that doesn’t take in many fingerprint smudges, stand out among the crowd, even the hard case that accompanies it doesn’t hide the color and proudly flaunts it among the sea of black and white phones. Its heft seems to be more up on the camera part but is nowhere near uncomfortable levels.

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At the back is the camera module, which offers three cameras with ZEISS anti-glare coating and ZEISS optics at each of the lenses. There’s also the triple-flash at the side. vivo engineered its own V1+ chip that complements the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip in the phone to offer better camera controls including on video. There’s a new ZEISS Cinematic Video mode on board, which we’re excited to test and share once we get out our full review.

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At the bottom are the Dual nano-SIM card tray, microphone, the USB-C port, and the loudspeaker grille. The opposite side renders the text ‘Professional Photography’ that shines when hit by light.

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Antenna bands surround the sides of the device, including the right part where you can see the power/lock and volume keys. Both are protruding against the rounded edges for a better response as you need them.

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Moving to the front, we have this bright and clear 6.78-inch AMOLED display that offers great sharpness, vivid colors, and great blacks. The curved edges also help in navigating the device especially when you use the phone’s gesture mode.

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At the top part are the call speaker grille and the 32-megapixel selfie shooter cut out at the middle part.

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The display offers very little bezels and sometimes feel very fragile, but so far we’ve found it to be sturdy for everyday use.

This is also vivo’s first phone to feature a whopping 80-watt fast charging, which really helps you get to that 100% level in a lot less time than those available in the market. Software-wise, we’re getting OriginOS 2 based on Android 12, which looks and feels very refined.

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The vivo X80 will be officially available in the country this month for PHP 45,999, so stay tuned for some of our photo samples, and soon a full review.

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