The X50 series is Vivo’s new line-up of toe devices, with the X50 Pro Plus at the forefront. It has a camera with stabilization thanks to a new gimbal technique and a 5x optical zoom.
Vivo X50 Pro Plus
Vivo is one of the last major smartphone manufacturers to introduce us to its spring lineup and therefore presents the X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro Plus. Important eye-cathers are the cameras of the Pro and Pro Plus variants that come with a periscope camera with 5x optical zoom and a gimbal system for camera stabilization that aims to match the performance of an electronic gimbal for DSLRs.
Screen and performance
The X55 Pro Plus has a Full HD 6.56 inch AMOLED screen that supports a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10 +. There is a small screen notch in the top left corner, curved edges, and a fingerprint scanner under the screen.
Furthermore, Vivo comes with the Snapdragon 865 that works with at least 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage, but there is also a variant with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. There is also a 4350 mAh battery that you can charge with the 44-watt fast charger, but there is no support for wireless charging.
That brings us to the cameras, the focus point of this phone, and we are the first to find a 50 MP main sensor with an f / 1.6 aperture and laser autofocus. Vivo also comes with a 13 MP wide-angle camera that takes photos at an angle of 120 degrees and a 13 MP periscope camera for photos with 5x optical zoom.
Also important is the gimbal system for stabilization which is used for the first time in a smartphone camera. We are curious if the system is indeed superior to the current optical image stabilization in combination with software improvements. Finally, there is a 32 MP selfie camera on the front.
The more affordable X50 Pro and X50 come with the exact same screen but with a smaller 4300 mAh battery and a less powerful Snapdragon 765G processor. The cameras are also less powerful in comparison with the Pro Plus, with the exception of the periscope camera that remains in the Pro variant. The X50 is the thinnest phone with 5G thanks to a thickness of 7.49mm, but both the X50 and the Pro version have glass on the back instead of artificial leather.
The Vivo X50 Pro Plus comes with a variant in black or orange artificial leather and converted it costs at least 628 euros. It will be available in China from next month, but nothing is known about availability with us yet.
The X50 appears in the colors black, blue, and pink for a price of converted 439 euros. The Pro version comes in the colors black, blue, and gray for converted 540 euros.