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Vivo X50 Assessment | NDTV Devices 360


Vivo’s just lately launched X50 collection is its most premium providing but. We just lately reviewed the Vivo X50 Pro (Review), which turned out to be a wonderful 5G smartphone with a novel gimbal digicam system. In the present day we’ll be testing its less-hyped sibling, the Vivo X50. It lacks the gimbal digicam system and 5G SoC that its greater brother boasts of, however other than these options, each telephones are very related. 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.

Must you choose the Vivo X50 at its beginning value of Rs. 34,990? I have been utilizing this cellphone for a few week and it is time to see if Vivo has hit one other house run, identical to with its greater sibling.

Vivo X50 design and show: Very putting

Similar to the Vivo X50 Professional, the Vivo X50 seems 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 completely different anti-fingerprint coating approach, which is why it is barely thicker, though it did not touch upon the burden distinction.

The Vivo X50 has a glass again and a metallic body


The matte end of the Frost Blue variant seems 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 appropriate of the cellphone, and ship good suggestions.

The Vivo X50 has a 6.56-inch AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision, 90Hz refresh charge, and HDR10+ certification. I like the actual fact the bezels are pretty slim on all sides, together with the underside chin. There is a hole-punch cutout for the selfie digicam 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 digicam bump on the again, however its multi-tiered design masks the protrusion fairly nicely. Total, the Vivo X50 is a really well-built smartphone with a premium in-hand really feel. The show is on the broader aspect, which might be an issue when you’ve got smaller fingers. Fortunately, there are many gestures in Funtouch OS to treatment this, which we’ll discuss 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 so much that is packed into this tradition Android pores and skin, beginning with loads of redundant apps resembling Vivo’s personal app retailer, browser, and e-mail shopper — none of which will be uninstalled. My unit even had just a few apps resembling TikTok and Helo, which have now been banned by the Indian government, however these will be uninstalled.

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Funtouch OS on the Vivo X50 gives a whole lot of customisation choices


Nonetheless, Funtouch OS additionally gives loads of interface customisation which actually allow you to fine-tune your expertise. The left-most homescreen will be set to indicate you the Google information feed, or with a faucet of a button, you possibly can change to Vivo’s Good Launcher. This gives app shortcuts, Digital Wellbeing data, a calculator widget, and much extra. The ‘Dynamic results’ menu within the Settings app permits you to set customized lighting results for incoming calls and notifications. It additionally permits you to set an animation for when the cellphone unlocks, and completely different animations for a fingerprint match, face recognition, charging, and many others.

You additionally get an always-on show characteristic, with a pleasant number of clock faces. There is a one-handed mode, which is beneficial when it is advisable to attain the intense corners of the show. Bloatware apart, Funtouch OS gives a whole lot of helpful options and customisation choices, which I fairly appreciated.

Vivo X50 efficiency: Ok 

The Vivo X50 makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, much like the Redmi Okay20. It is not probably the most highly effective SoC for a cellphone at this value, particularly when you have got 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 out there 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 few week and thus far, 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 shiny, 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 permits you to rapidly entry varied capabilities with out having to depart a sport


HDR movies regarded good when performed domestically or by way of YouTube. Nonetheless, for some cause the Netflix app did not detect the HDR functionality after I tried it. Nonetheless, movies basically regarded superb. 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 strong too. The Recreation Area app organises all of your put in video games in a single place, however attending to this menu takes a few further steps, which feels pointless. You may carry up the Recreation Area menu mid-game with a easy swipe gesture. This pop-up carousel permits 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 effective. There was minimal heating, even enjoying heavy titles resembling PUBG Cellular. The Vivo X50 did nicely in benchmarks too, scoring 2,80,418 factors in AnTuTu and 68fps within the T-Rex take a look at in GFXBench.

Vivo X50 battery life: A trooper

I discovered the battery lifetime of the Vivo X50 to be greater than passable. Even with mild gaming and digicam use, I used to be simply getting not less than a day and a half, and generally even as much as two full days on one cost. This lowered after I was testing the cameras, besides, I used to be simply making it by way of 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, nevertheless it nonetheless ran for a very good 15 hours and 42 minutes in our HD video loop take a look at. The bundled charger helps Vivo’s 33W FlashCharge know-how, which was in a position to cost the X50’s battery totally in underneath 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, nevertheless it nonetheless packs in a very good set of cameras. On the again, you get a principal 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor with optical stabilisation and an f/1.6 aperture lens; an 8-megapixel extremely wide-angle digicam with autofocus and a f/2.2 aperture; a 13-megapixel portrait digicam with almost 2.2x the focal size of the primary one; and a 5-megapixel macro digicam.

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

Vivo X50 principal digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

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

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


There is a most zoom vary of 20x, nonetheless whenever you transfer previous the 2x magnification mark, the Vivo X50 switches to its portrait digicam, 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 little bit inconsistent.

In low mild, the primary digicam routinely decreases shutter pace 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 resembling Cyberpunk, which we noticed within the X50 Professional.

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

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In portrait mode, the X50 switches to the 13-megapixel digicam, which supplies you a extremely zoomed-in view of your topic. Urgent the 1x button offers you a wider shot (by switching again to the primary sensor). Earlier than taking the shot, you possibly can alter the extent of background blur, and add magnificence results and filters. Portrait photographs of individuals and objects usually regarded good. Autofocus was a little bit gradual when utilizing the portrait digicam (in 2x mode), however particulars and hues have been good.

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The 32-megapixel entrance digicam captured high-quality selfies through the day. Bokeh mode additionally labored very nicely. Low-light selfies taken underneath synthetic mild regarded respectable, however there was a noticeable hit in high quality. In excessive low-light conditions, you should utilize Night time mode, however the last consequence wasn’t typically pleasing.

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The Vivo X50 can document as much as 4K 30fps stabilised video. Particulars have been sharp, noise was minimal, and hues regarded good. The extremely wide-angle digicam can solely shoot as much as 1080p, and the standard is inferior to when utilizing the primary one, even through the day. The ‘Extremely secure’ toggle button is beneficial for those who’ll be transferring round so much and want good stabilisation. In low mild, it is best to stay to the primary digicam for good particulars.

The Vivo X50 additionally has some neat little tips for video. Good Zoom, which will be activated by way of the little video digicam icon, will routinely zoom out and in to comply with your topic, offered you are an inexpensive distance from it. This works nicely however the autofocus is not fast sufficient to maintain up and photographs seems a bit grainy if there is not sufficient mild. There’s eye detection autofocus, which labored very nicely. 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: Must you purchase the Vivo X50?

I’ve no bother recommending the Vivo X50, because it has confirmed to be a reasonably strong all-rounder. It seems trendy, is constructed nicely, and has good cameras. Battery life and the AMOLED show are additionally a few of its robust fits. Nonetheless, I would like to handle that at its beginning value of Rs. 34,990, it is a little bit underpowered in comparison with telephones such because the Realme X2 Pro (Review) and OnePlus 7T (Review), which each have flagship-level SoCs. Whereas this should not hamper day-to-day efficiency, it may stop 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 trouble you, then I feel you would be pleased with the Vivo X50, particularly for those who’re in search of a very good cameras and a premium design.

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