August 8, 2022

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The X80 and the X80 Professional (Overview) are the newest additions to Vivo’s camera-centric flagship X collection. We’ve got already reviewed the Vivo X80 Professional and right now, we’ll be specializing in the X80. It’s essential to grasp that Vivo has made some modifications to its naming conference for its newest X collection. The X80 really replaces the X70 Professional from final yr and never the X70, in the identical means the brand new X80 Professional changed the X70 Professional+. 

The Vivo X80 packs promising {hardware} similar to the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, a triple digital camera setup in partnership with Zeiss, and a decently massive battery with assist for 80W quick charging. Does the Vivo X80 justify the premium it instructions? I put it to the check to search out out.

Vivo X80 worth in India

The Vivo X80 begins at Rs. 54,999 for the bottom variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is the one I obtained for this evaluate. The opposite variant is priced at Rs 59,999 and comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Vivo presents this smartphone in two colors, Cosmic Black, and City Blue.

Vivo X80 design

The Vivo X80 is well-designed and options all the weather you’ll count on from a flagship smartphone. It has an enormous show with curved edges on both aspect that’s certain to seize anyones consideration. It jogged my memory of older Samsung flagship smartphones that had equally designed shows. The body of the X80 is made out of steel which provides it a premium feel and appear. It has the ability and quantity buttons on the correct, which are additionally fabricated from steel. These buttons present a strong really feel and clicky suggestions when pressed.

Vivo is critical about its cameras on the X80


Vivo has flattened the body on the highest and on the backside. The Vivo X80 has the SIM tray slot, USB Sort-C port, major microphone, and the loudspeaker on the backside. The highest has the infrared emitter, a secondary microphone and an inscription which says “Skilled Images”, as an indication of their confidence within the cellphone’s’s digital camera system.

The digital camera module on the again is large and occupies over one-third of the rear panel. It additionally protrudes barely however because it covers practically the complete width of the cellphone, it doesn’t trigger the cellphone to rock about when positioned on a flat floor. This module has three digital camera sensors, laser autofocus {hardware}, and a dual-LED flash.

The again panel of the X80 is produced from glass and Vivo has given it a matte end on the City Blue variant. This end helps the cellphone resist fingerprints simply. This color is exclusive and placing to take a look at and it helps the cellphone stand out from the competitors. Should you don’t choose daring colors, there’s a Cosmic Black possibility for you. Vivo additionally bundles a case within the field which has a faux-leather end.

The Vivo X80 is an enormous smartphone and suggestions the dimensions at 206g. This weight is noticeable when utilizing the cellphone single handedly. Fortunately, the load is well-balanced so it’s doesn’t trigger a variety of fatigue.

Vivo X80 specs and software program

The Vivo X80 encompasses a 6.78-inch AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision. It has a 120Hz refresh charge and a 240Hz contact sampling charge. The show makes use of Schott’s Xensation Up glass for scratch safety and homes an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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The Vivo X80 is the primary smartphone in India to function the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. This 4nm SoC has an octa-core design with a single ARM Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.2GHz, three Cortex-A710 efficiency cores clocked at 2.85GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 effectivity cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The X80 additionally options Vivo’s V1+ imaging chip. Vivo says it has added a big vapour cooling chamber to assist hold temperatures in examine. Each the variants mean you can use as much as 4GB of storage as digital RAM. 

The Vivo X80 homes a 4,500mAh battery and has assist for 80W quick charging. Vivo additionally bundles the charger within the field. The X80 has assist for Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, 9 5G bands, dual-4G VoLTE, and NFC. It has assist for six satellite tv for pc navigation programs, together with NavIC. The Vivo X80 does have an IP53 ranking for mud and water resistance, however it doesn’t assist wi-fi charging.

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The Vivo X80 runs Funtouch OS 12 on prime of Android 12


Vivo ships the X80 with Funtouch OS 12 that’s based mostly on Android 12. My unit was operating the Might 2022 Android safety patch, which was acceptable. Funtouch OS 12 has a number of customisation choices to select from, together with customized themes. I discovered the UI to be fairly simple to make use of. Nonetheless, the Vivo X80 comes with a variety of bloatware apps preinstalled which I didn’t like. You may uninstall most of those apps straight away to reclaim some extra space for storing. Vivo’s personal apps such because the browser aggravated me fairly a bit because it pushed loads of spammy notifications all through the day.

For avid gamers, Funtouch OS 12 options an Extremely Sport mode which could be simply accessed inside any sport via the sidebar. It has a body interpolation function which helps improve the body charge whereas gaming. The ‘Eagle Eye View’ enhancement function claims to carry out native tone mapping with a view to enhance the visible expertise whereas gaming. It additionally has an ‘Esports’ mode that disables UI gestures, blocks notifications, and prioritises the CPU for gaming. Vivo has additionally dedicated to supply three generations of Android OS updates and three years of safety updates for the X80. 

Vivo X80 efficiency and battery life

The Vivo X80 checks all of the containers for a contemporary flagship smartphone. It has a punchy AMOLED show with good viewing angles. The show bought vivid sufficient when outside and was seen even underneath direct daylight. The stereo audio system on the cellphone did add to the general expertise, although they didn’t sound very balanced. I discovered the bottom-firing speaker to be louder than the earpiece.

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The Vivo X80 is able to dealing with heavy video games very nicely


The cellphone supplied good efficiency with each day use and I by no means needed to look ahead to too lengthy for apps to load. My 8GB variant of the Vivo X80 had the RAM extension function enabled by default and was set to make use of 4GB of storage. I had no points multitasking between a number of apps and lots of of them would stay in reminiscence within the background. If you’re a heavy person, the Vivo X80 ought to have the ability to sustain together with your calls for.

The in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X80 by no means didn’t authenticate my finger even as soon as and was very correct. Vivo does mean you can customise the fingerprint animations, which is a pleasant contact. The face recognition function additionally labored with none points.

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I put the Vivo X80 via a number of artificial benchmarks to see how the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC performs. In AnTuTu, the Vivo X80 managed 983,481 factors which was on par with scores from the Motorola Edge 30 Professional (Overview) and the iQoo 9 Professional (Overview) which are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. In Geekbench 5, the Vivo X80 managed 1,250 factors and 4,190 factors within the single-core and multi-core assessments respectively. It additionally scored nicely in graphics benchmarks, managing 71fps in GFXBench’s Automotive Chase check.

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Vivo has partnered with Zeiss for the cameras on the X80


I performed Name of Obligation: Cell on the Vivo X80 and the sport ran nicely with none stutter on the ‘Very Excessive’ graphics and ‘Excessive’  body charge setting. I performed the sport for about 20 minutes which resulted in an eight p.c drop in battery degree. The cellphone wasn’t heat to the contact after the gaming session, which suggests the cooling system did its job nicely.

Together with nice efficiency, the Vivo X80 additionally presents good battery life. The cellphone lasted for a few day and a half with my utilization, which usually included a mixture of utilizing social apps, some gaming and a little bit of digital camera use. In our HD video loop check, it managed to run for 15 hours, 42 minutes, which was pretty good. The equipped 80W SuperVOOC charger is huge, however not as cumbersome because the 120W charger Xiaomi bundles with the Mi 11i HyperCharge (Overview). Utilizing the bundled charger, I managed to cost the cellphone as much as 80 p.c in half an hour and one other ten extra minutes was sufficient to cost it absolutely. 

Vivo X80 cameras

The Vivo X-series telephones are recognized for his or her digital camera efficiency and the X80 has a variety of expectations driving on its shoulders. Vivo has outfitted the X80 with a 50-megapixel major digital camera with optical picture stabilisation (OIS), a 12-megapixel portrait digital camera with 2X optical zoom, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera. It lacks the gimbal stabilisation system although, that’s current within the Vivo X80 Professional‘s portrait digital camera.

The Vivo X80’s digital camera app options the Zeiss Portrait types and Zeiss Cinematic Video Bokeh modes that simulate an anamorphic lens type within the output. Vivo has additionally added a Zeiss T* coating on the digital camera lenses to assist scale back ghosting and lens flares. For selfies, the Vivo X80 makes use of a 32-megapixel entrance digital camera.

The digital camera app is nicely laid out and simple to make use of. Switching between the totally different capturing modes and cameras is very simple. The Vivo X80 additionally has toggle for Zeiss Pure color rendering which modifications the color profile of the output. I seen that Vivo had the X80 watermark enabled by default, however you may disable it if wanted.

Vivo X80 daylight digital camera samples: Predominant (prime) and ultra-wide (backside) cameras (faucet to see full dimension)


Daylight digital camera efficiency was excellent and the images had good dynamic vary. Objects at a distance in panorama pictures had been recognisable and had ample element. Colors appeared barely punchy by default however with the Zeiss Pure Color enabled, the output was nearer to the precise scene. The ultra-wide digital camera supplied a wider discipline of view however had a barely hotter color tone. Pictures didn’t seem too distorted across the edges of the body however the output didn’t have the identical high quality as the first digital camera.

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Vivo X80 macro and Portrait mode digital camera samples (faucet to see full dimension)


Shut-up pictures had been crisp and the cellphone managed a delightful pure bokeh impact for the background. Pictures taken with Portrait mode had good edge detection. This mode presents a number of choices to customize the output, together with a number of portrait types from Zeiss. The Vivo X80 routinely switches to the ultra-wide-angle digital camera for macros when the cellphone is shut sufficient to a topic. Macro pictures had been detailed because of the 12-megapixel decision.

Vivo X80 low-light ultra-wide (prime) and most important (backside) digital camera samples (faucet to see full dimension)


The Vivo X80 did shock me with its low-light digital camera efficiency. It was fast to gauge the scene and set the digital camera up for a low mild shot. It took about three seconds to seize the shot however it did handle excellent particulars. Objects at a distance in panorama pictures had been additionally recognisable. If the scene is darkish, the digital camera app suggests switching to Evening mode. I discovered that it might deal with scenes with avenue lighting fairly nicely and switching to Evening mode solely confirmed minor enchancment within the shadows.

Vivo X80 selfie digital camera samples with Portrait mode taken in day (prime) and evening (backside) (faucet to see full dimension)


Selfies from the Vivo X80 had been captured on the full 32-megapixel decision by default. Common selfies in addition to those taken with Portrait mode had been fairly detailed. In low mild, the Vivo X80 managed good high quality images utilizing the display screen flash.

Video recording on the Vivo X80 maxes out at 4K on the first digital camera and 1080p on the selfie digital camera, though I want there was a 4K recording possibility on the entrance digital camera too. Movies shot in daylight in addition to low mild had been stabilised nicely and I solely seen minimal jitter in low-light movies when strolling round. Vivo additionally presents a ‘Horizontal Line’ stabilisation function which managed to lock the place of the horizon even after rotating the cellphone by 90 levels. Nonetheless, footage recording on this mode is restricted to 1080p decision.


If you’re searching for a flagship Android smartphone however don’t want to splurge, then the Vivo X80 is likely to be precisely what you want. It’s a bit of pricier in comparison with the X70 Professional however the enhancements it presents does justify the premium. The X80 presents a very good mixture of sturdy efficiency, good battery life coupled with very quick charging, and succesful cameras — all in a single bundle. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC could be very highly effective and will hold energy customers blissful. Software program is one space the place I really feel Vivo might enhance as Funtouch OS 12 might do with fewer preinstalled apps and fewer notification spam, which ought to improve the person expertise.

I’d suggest shopping for the bottom variant of the Vivo X80 that’s priced at Rs. 54,999 because it gives considerably higher worth than the upper variant. These searching for alternate options can take a look at the Realme GT 2 Professional (Overview) or the Motorola Edge 30 Professional (Overview), each of which present comparable efficiency at barely decrease costs.