Last month, we reviewed the vivo X50 Pro. It’s a premium midrange smartphone with a first-of-its-kind gimball system built into the main camera. That phone was in the middle of its lineup and the top-end phone of its lineup is the vivo X50 Pro+, which we’ve finally received in the office ready for review.
The vivo X50 Pro+ comes with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and a higher-end camera setup (on paper) than the X50 Pro – well, minus the gimball system. There’s a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, Android 10 with Funtouch 10.5 out of the box, and faster UFS 3.1 internal storage is the standard (up to 256GB).
The quad-cam setup is made up of a main 50MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and Dual Pixel Autofocus, there’s a 13MP periscope telephoto camera with 5X optical zoom, a second 32MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, and a 13MP ultra wide camera with 120-degree field of view. That 50MP camera can capture 8K video as well. The front-facing camera is identical to the one on the X50 Pro: it’s a 32MP camera with f/2.5 aperture lens.
The battery isn’t much larger than the X50 Pro at 4350 mAh, but it does have a beefier fast-charge adapter with up to 44W output and an advertised 62% recharge in 30 minutes.
We anticipate the experience will be mostly the same as the vivo X50 Pro, but with more emphasis on photography and videography, performance (and storage speeds), and faster recharging.