Vivo X80 Pro review

The Vivo X80 Pro is an outstanding phone, with a beautiful display, excellent battery life and one of the best cameras of any phone at the moment. The software is the only reason to consider buying another phone: it is clunky, awkward and full of bloatware.

The X70+ Pro from last year was widely regarded as one of, if not the best camera phones on the market. Vivo’s flagship android phones have gradually developed a reputation for exceptional camera cases performance. Since there is no X80 Pro+, the X80 Pro must step up. And indeed, despite a few important changes, particularly to the brand’s renowned gimbal stabilization, its camera system is remarkably comparable to the X70 Pro+’s.

The Vivo X80 Pro is expected to deliver flagship performance, stunning design, and an unmatched camera system. It’s a common refrain among tech reviewers and content producers that you don’t need pricey camera equipment to produce high-quality films and that any smartphone with a sufficient camera can do the trick. But as someone who makes a livelihood shooting videos with high-end camera gear, we believe a mobile-only arrangement has many drawbacks.

Why then must we mention all of this before moving on to a review of a smartphone? That’s because the equipment I’m carrying today is not a typical one. In my opinion, the only smartphone that has the ability to compete with the real thing is the most recent Vivo X80 Pro flagship, which comes with a long range of capabilities to aid mobile content creators.


The Vivo X80 Pro appears identical to any other premium Android flagship from the front. It’s a large slab because of a massive 6.78-inch screen with a punch-hole selfie camera in the center and sloping, curved screen sides. Although it is not the smallest screen phone available, at 9.1mm, the curved sides make it feel remarkably slim. Similar to that, it weighs 219g, which isn’t incredibly light but is still heavier than the majority of phones its size.

But from the rear, it looks a little more peculiar. This is primarily attributable to the camera module, which has an odd design that places three of the phone’s four rear lenses inside a circle and the fourth below them inside a bigger, mirrored rectangle that spans the phone’s back. It’s not entirely new, as parts of it have already been seen in other Vivo phones, but I still find a lot of things about it weird, not the least of which is the way the periscope lens appears to have been clumsily thrown below the other cameras.

Even still, it’s unquestionably odd, and a benefit of the wide module is that the phone doesn’t sway while it’s lying on its back. The superb polish of the phone’s body also helps. The phone is only offered in black frosted glass for the global release, which looks as understated as you’d expect from a simple black phone yet glitters slightly in the light.


Don’t be fooled by the front’s beautiful curved display, though. Perhaps the finest smartphone screen we have ever seen is this one. Vivo employs an LTPO 3.0-enabled 6.78-inch QHD+ (1440 x 3200 pixels) AMOLED panel. The 2K screen is advertised as supporting HDR10+, having a pixel density of 517ppi, 10-bit color, and 100% of the DCI-P3 broad color gamut. The phone’s screen also gets quite bright, reaching a peak of 1500 nits, making it simple to check content even in strong sunshine.

But it doesn’t end there. The screen on the X80 Pro has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an immediate touch sampling rate of up to 1000 Hz. When the phone is inactive, the screen’s variable refresh rate can drop all the way to 0Hz. Additionally, the refresh rate can be automatically changed to 60Hz or 120Hz. Additionally, Vivo offers an Eye Protection option and allows you to manually change color temperatures.


It’s difficult to put a number on this. With the exception of two new modes named Dual View and AI Group Portrait, Vivo’s camera software and layout are practically the same. Vivo has a new “APC” feature in Pro mode that enables you to alter the perspective of everything you capture in real time. When shooting things from different perspectives, it’s meant to assist you in adjusting the optical “lean.” You may find a “Remove moles” toggle in the settings that, when turned on, will remove any moles it detects on users while they are in Beauty mode.

Adding more settings to the interface’s vicinity was a change that made sense. You can change the aspect ratio and timer by tapping the top-right options button. You can also enable framing lines, level, stabilization, watermark, effects, and switch between auto and manual focus.


In essence, it’s the company’s top-of-the-line camera phone, and we’re getting improvements in image hardware and software on top of a setup that was already really capable. Of course, the X80 Pro is an all-around flagship and this year it includes a premium chipset, a top-notch display, more battery capacity, and an eye-catching design. Additionally, and this is crucial, it is now available in Europe, unlike the X70 Pro+.


The Vivo X80 Pro boasts standard flagship hardware that performs admirably. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, along with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, power the device. The device also has a 2691mm2 vapour chamber for VC liquid cooling, which keeps the phone cool while playing intense video games. The hardware available here would typically be more than adequate to do any work without difficulty.

Vivo also offers a unique V1+ chip that serves as both an independent display chip and an image chip. The chip offers NR Noise Reduction, Display Effect Optimization, and MEMC Dynamic Frame Insertion. The V1+ processor enables 120 frames per second gaming and has superior temperature control, longer steady frames, and lower power usage. The Vivo X80 Pro scored 1301 points on the single-core test and 3311 points on the multi-core test on Geekbench.


Here, where we should start to see the results of Zeiss’s partnership with Vivo, its presence is intended to advance. The Zeiss T* Coating that covers the back camera array and the optional Zeiss Color when shooting in Photo mode are still present. Starting with the 50-megapixel main camera (23mm equivalent), which uses a slightly different Samsung ISOCELL GNV sensor, the camera array roughly resembles that of the X70 Pro+.

Although it is said to be a specially built sensor for Vivo, it is the same size (1/1.3-inch) and purportedly includes both dual-pixel autofocus and four-in-one pixel binning to speed up focusing in low light. You can still take 100-megapixel pictures in High Resolution mode with the X70 Pro+ because its sensor is basically a Samsung GN1 derivative.

The Sony IMX598 sensor and 114-degree field of vision used in the 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera (14mm equivalent) are the same as those used in the X60 Pro+. Possibly controversially, depending on how you look at it, Vivo made the decision to use its proprietary 360-degree Horizon Leveling Stabilization technology in place of the gimbal stabilization for smoother still images and videos. Rather, it was transferred to the telephoto lens.

Battery Life

The battery life of the X80 Pro is also excellent. The 4700mAh cell in this device is larger than any of Vivo’s flagships from the previous year, and it worked well. For us, the phone easily lasts a day, and it almost went a whole second day. For lighter users, we imagine it often will. Since we also used the always-on display, high refresh rate, and maximum resolution, the phone might last even longer if you’re willing to turn off any of these options.

The fact that the battery lasted more over 11 hours in the PCMark battery test, one of the greatest scores we’ve seen in a flagship in a while, and a significant improvement over the X70series, backs up that experience.


Since collaborating with Zeiss and developing mobile gimbal technology in the X51 5G, the brand’s first significant Western release, Vivo has produced some superb camera phones. The X80 Pro 5G, Vivo’s 2022 flagship, has been confirmed for the UK after just a few months. Previously, it may take up to half a year for Vivo’s phones to be announced outside of China following its original introduction. But at £1,199 (about $1,430), this flagship is incredibly pricey.

You could purchase an iPhone 13 Pro Max or Samsung S22 Ultra for the same cost as the X80 Pro (opens in new tab). If Vivo wants to make it onto your wishlist and our top camera phonesof 2022 podium, its phone better be seriously good.

Final Words

One of the greatest camera phones of 2022, the Vivo X80 Pro 5G has now been officially launched for Europe and will be available in the UK starting on July 7. If it’s available in your area, you should give it serious attention. The X80 Pro 5G is a really good camera phone that is elegant, expensive, and feature-rich but it isn’t cheap and it isn’t flawless. Due to the absence of any actual weak links, its camera system is among the most comprehensive ones currently available.

The periscope and autofocusing ultra-wide camera both support the system with decent to good performance for the most part. The main camera is powerful, the telephoto comes in a close second. The phone’s other features are equally impressive. Undoubtedly, the UI is heavy-handed, but if you can get used to it as we did the X80 Pro is powerful, has a gorgeous screen, adequate battery life, and really quick charging on both wired and wireless connections.

Editorial Staff
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The Bollyinside editorial staff is made up of tech experts with more than 10 years of experience Led by Sumit Chauhan. We started in 2014 and now Bollyinside is a leading tech resource, offering everything from product reviews and tech guides to marketing tips. Think of us as your go-to tech encyclopedia!


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The Vivo X80 Pro 5G has been officially launched in Europe and will be available in the UK starting July 7. If it is available in your area, you should pay close attention to it.Vivo X80 Pro review