vivo X80 Pro (Global) Review – easy for everyday use with ZEISS camera and wide in-screen fingerprint

ディスプレイ

I purchased the vivo X80 Pro Global Edition.


Convenient  fingerprint with ultra-fast speed and large area

The vivo X80 Pro Global Edition is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered smartphone.

It is quite high-performance with a ZEISS T* coated camera with a larger than usual area, an ultra-fast in-screen fingerprint sensor, and a 2K 120Hz AMOLED display.

This review is done on version PD2185F_EX_A_12.0.11.10.W20.V000L1, 12GB+256GB version.

  • LTPO, 120Hz refresh rate support
  • AMOLED up to 1500 nits in 2K E5 material
  • Ultra-fast and large area in-screen fingerprint recognition
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1
  • 50MP camera with ZEISS T* coating
  • 5x telephoto and up to 60x zoom support
  • 80W wired & 50W wireless charging support
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1, video output support
  • Built-in Hi-Fi DAC CS43130
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof
  • Heavy
  • Easily gets hot when playing games
  • Price is too high
  • Edge Display
vivo X80 Pro V2145
OS Android 12
RAM 12GB LPDDR5
Storage 256GB UFS 3.1
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display 6.78inch 3200×1440 120Hz AMOLED
Size 164.57×75.30×9.10mm
 Weight 219g
SIM nano SIM + nano SIM
 Rear Camera 50MP (Samsung S5KGNV)
+ 48MP (Ultra-wide SONY IMX598)
+ 12MP (Portrait SONY IMX663)
+ 8MP (Telephoto Hynix hi847)
 Front Camera 32MP (Samsung S5KGD2)
Battery 4700mAh
USB Port USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1, DisplayPort Alt Mode)
Bands 2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
4G FDD_LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B32/B66
4G TDD_LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41/B42
5G: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66/n77/n78

The vivo X80 Pro Global Edition that I purchased in Thailand came with a wireless charger as a bonus, as well as various cleaners and tool sets.

箱

Accessories include a hard-type case, USB Type-C earphones, charger, USB Type-C cable, and instruction manual.

付属品

The charger is a plug with a hole.

充電器

AMOLED display with 2K and E5 materials

The vivo X80 Pro has a 6.78″ AMOLED display with 3200 x 1440 resolution.

It has a DisplayMate A+ rating.

Brightness is up to 1500 nits and colors are good, but the edge display makes the edges look black.

ディスプレイ

Samsung E5 material and it’s diamond pixel array.

ダイヤモンドピクセル

vivo says the touch sampling rate is 300 Hz, but the touch latency measured with the WALT Latency Timer was 11.1 ms from touch to kernel, 6.0 ms from kernel to Java, and 28 ms for screen rendering, for a total of 45.1 ms.

It was not particularly fast.

タッチレイテンシー

The refresh rate can be selected from Smart Switch, 60Hz, or 120Hz.

Thanks to LTPO, the refresh rate switches aggressively, from 120Hz while scrolling to 24Hz or lower when the scrolling stops.

However, LTPO-like behavior occurs only in light mode, and when the it is set to dark mode, the refresh rate switches between 60Hz and 120Hz (probably to prevent flickering).

リフレッシュレート

Thanks to Widevine L1, you can stream in HD quality on Amazon Prime Video (beta) and others.

Widevine

Color tints can be selected from standard, professional, and bright from the settings, and the color temperature can also be adjusted.

カラー

Ultra-fast & wide range ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint recognition

The vivo X80 Pro is equipped with a 3D ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor that has a larger authentication area than a typical in-screen fingerprint sensor.

It is quite easy to register a fingerprint with a single press of a finger.

The authentication speed is fast and accurate, and even though it only takes a few seconds of pressing down to register, it does not authenticate other fingers that are not registered.

I wish all smartphones with in-screen fingerprint recognition would have this type of sensor.

The unlock area can be narrower or require two fingers to unlock.

認証エリアUnlike the Chinese version of OriginOS, Funtouch OS can also enable Google’s Smart Lock.

Smart Lock

Fingerprint-resistant back

The back of the vivo X80 Pro is smooth to the touch and is treated to resist fingerprints.

However, since the area around the camera protrudes and is glossy enough to show a reflection of your face, it is easy for fingerprints to remain and make it look dirty after holding it horizontally.

背面

It weighs a hefty 223.6g.

重さ

ZEISS T* coated cameras to suppress white-outs and flares

The vivo X80 Pro’s cameras are coated with ZEISS T* coating, which is effective in reducing flare and ghosting.

  • 50MP (Samsung S5KGNV)
  • 48MP (Ultra-wide SONY IMX598)
  • 12MP (Portrait SONY IMX663)
  • 8MP (Telephoto Hynix hi847)

カメラ

The photos I took are saved here.

There was very little flare even when I photographed the sun.

太陽

White pops in night shots were also suppressed, and while the overall image was bright, parts of the light did not turn out to be white-collapsed.

白飛び

I took pictures at 1x, 2x, 5x, and 60x respectively.

The periscope telephoto lens has been changed from the OmniVision ov08a10 on the vivo X Fold and vivo X70 Pro+ to a Hynix hi847, but it didn’t seem to be any better in terms of image quality.

It is time to upgrade to a more capable telephoto camera like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra….

1x

2x

5x

60x

80W fast charging and USB 3.1 Gen 1 support

The vivo X80 Pro’s USB Type-C port is USB 3.1 Gen 1 and supports video output.

It supports 80W fast charging and 50W wireless charging and has a 4700mAh battery.

It is IP68 water and dust resistant.

ポート

With Hi-Fi DAC CS43130, you can enjoy music with higher quality than usual when analog wired earphones are connected.

In particular, it improves the spread of the treble portion, etc., to a level where a small external DAC/amplifier is no longer necessary.

Unfortunately, it is not used for speakers, etc., and I felt that the speakers did not produce much treble.

DAC

There is also “audio super resolution” that makes mp3s and other audio files higher resolution, and “customize your listening experience” that makes them sound the way you like them.

スーパー解像度

The audio output latency was 33.8 ms when measured with the WALT Latency Timer.

オーディオレイテンシー

Since these stereo speakers are used both for calls and as a stereo speaker, there is only an infrared port and a microphone hole on the top.

上部

The power and volume buttons are located on the right side.

右側面

There is nothing on the left side.

左側面

Frame interpolation possible with V1+ chip

The vivo X80 Pro global version is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 plus vivo’s own V1+ display chip.

In Geekbench 5 it had 1232 single-core and 3626 multi-core.

The version with the package name disguised as Genshin had 1022 single-core and 3524 multi-core, so it appears to be throttling by package name identification.

Geekbench

In the 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test, the score was 9857, with a temperature increase from 28°C to 58°C (30°C increase) and 26-73 FPS.

Even in summer, 58°C is tough to hold by hand.

3DMark

PCMark Work 3.0, which measures performance in everyday use such as document operations, scored 9718.

This is low for a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model.

PCMark

LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage is fast there.

ストレージ

Running Genshin at the highest quality and 60 FPS setting and measuring with WeTest PerfDog, the average FPS was 43.4 and the smoothness was 6.1.

The battery temperature rose to a maximum of about 44°C, and a cooler may be necessary for extended play.

The efficiency of power consumption divided by frame rate was 115.94mW per FPS, a level close to the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which seems to be quite well controlled in terms of power consumption.

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原神

In the game mode of the vivo X80 Pro, you will find the option “Game Frame Interpolation” if it is a supported game.

ゲームモード

By turning on “Frame Rate Boost,” for example, Genshin would be able to play at a pseudo-90 FPS.

フレーム補間

With frame interpolation enabled, 45 x 2 delivers 90 FPS, so 45 FPS is the maximum value on the display.

The power consumption was almost the same, yet the average 80.2 FPS and the display was slippery.

However, the frame rate does not seem to be very stable compared to the frame interpolation of the realme GT Neo 3.

The frame rate is probably tuned in the direction of keeping the frame rate there and the power consumption moderate.

MEMC

In World of Tanks Blitz, the average was 96.4 FPS with all 120 FPS settings and graphics settings at their highest values.

WoT

Conclusion

  • LTPO, 120Hz refresh rate support
  • AMOLED up to 1500 nits in 2K E5 material
  • Ultra-fast and large area in-screen fingerprint recognition
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1
  • 50MP camera with ZEISS T* coating
  • 5x telephoto and up to 60x zoom support
  • 80W wired & 50W wireless charging support
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1, video output support
  • Built-in Hi-Fi DAC CS43130
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof
  • Heavy
  • Easily gets hot when playing games
  • Price is too high
  • Edge Display

 

The vivo X80 Pro is a high-end smartphone that has it all with few complaints, including a ZEISS T* coated camera for night scenes, a high-quality display, V1+ chip for frame insertion, Hi-Fi DAC, and water and dust resistance.

The in-screen fingerprint sensor is wide, accurate, and quite comfortable.

 

Few stores carry the global version, but the Chinese version is available at GIZTOP and other stores.

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