The Vivo X50 Professional is the primary addition to the corporate’s X-series in a really very long time. The final telephone to be added to the X sequence was the Vivo X21, which I reviewed means again in 2018. The brand new Vivo X50 Professional includes a gimbal digital camera system, which is the primary of its sort in a smartphone, and is supposed to assist stabilise video and nonetheless photographs by compensating for the motion of your palms. I put the Vivo X50 Professional to the check to search out out if it is value your cash
Vivo X50 Professional design: Premium trying
The Vivo X50 Professional may be very effectively designed. It appears to be like premium and feels sturdy within the hand. Vivo has opted for a curved show with skinny bezels throughout, which give it the impression of getting an edge-to-edge show. At first look, you might mistake it for a Samsung machine, because it has a curved show much like many premium Samsung smartphones, however the similarities finish there.
Vivo has gone with a skinny, metallic body for the X50 Professional, which is sandwiched between the curved show and the curved rear glass panel. This telephone appears to be like glossy and will get chilly to the contact in an air-conditioned room. Vivo has used Schott’s Xensation Up glass on the back and front for scratch safety. I like the skinny body and the positioning of the facility and quantity buttons, that are straightforward to succeed in.
Whereas the edges of the body are curved to assist the telephone sit effectively within the hand, the highest and the underside of the Vivo X50 Professional are surprisingly flat. It has a USB Kind-C port, SIM tray, main microphone, and speaker on the backside. The first microphone is simply too near the SIM tray, so it might be mistaken for the ejector mechanism. On the highest, there is a secondary microphone together with inscriptions that say “5G” and “Skilled Images”.
The Vivo X50 Professional is out there in a single color known as Alpha Gray. You’ll discover a slight shift in color when gentle bounces off the again panel. It has a matte, frosted end which helps disguise fingerprints and smudges fairly effectively. The rear digital camera module will certainly seize eyeballs, as the first digital camera lens is without doubt one of the largest I’ve ever seen on a smartphone in latest occasions. The whole digital camera module protrudes barely, so I might suggest that you simply use the case supplied within the field.
The Vivo X50 Professional doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone socket, however comes with a pair of standard headphones and a USB Kind-C to three.5mm dongle within the field. It additionally comes with a 22W Flash Cost 2.zero charger.
Vivo X50 Professional specs: Future prepared
One of many first issues that caught my consideration on the spec sheet of the Vivo X50 Professional was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The Vivo X50 Professional was the primary smartphone to launch in India with this processor, which we later noticed within the decrease priced OnePlus Nord (Evaluate). It’s a 5G-ready SoC which delivers superb efficiency, if the Nord is any indication. There is just one configuration of the Vivo X50 Professional in India, which has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. You do not have the choice to develop storage however 256GB needs to be sufficient for anybody. Vivo has used the us2.1 flash storage format, which is slower than the us3.zero storage discovered within the OnePlus 8 (Evaluate) and Xiaomi Mi 10 5G (Evaluate).
The Vivo X50 Professional sports activities a 6.56-inch AMOLED show with a 90Hz refresh price and 180Hz contact sampling price. It is usually HDR10+ licensed. The show will get brilliant sufficient outdoor and has good viewing angles. You do have the choice to tweak the color output of the show too.
There’s assist for Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, three satellite tv for pc navigation techniques, 5G, and twin 4G VoLTE. This telephone lacks an IPrating for mud and water resistance, and wi-fi charging; options that I anticipate from a smartphone priced at round Rs. 50,000 at the moment.
When it comes to software program, the Vivo X50 Professional runs Funtouch OS 10.5 on prime of Android 10, and my unit initially had the Could 2020 Android safety patch, however I acquired a software program replace through the evaluate interval with the July patch. I discovered a lot of preinstalled apps on the smartphone reminiscent of Fb, PhonePe, Amazon, VivoCloud, and V-Appstore, which is an alternative choice to the Google Play retailer. There is a GameCenter app which gives a curated listing of video games to obtain. There’s additionally an ‘Extremely Sport Mode’ which clears reminiscence while you launch a sport, and allows you to mute incoming notifications and calls whereas gaming.
Vivo X50 Professional efficiency: 5G prepared
The Vivo X50 Professional supplied superb efficiency and I by no means seen any lag or stutter whereas utilizing it. The UI felt clean, particularly once I enabled the 90Hz refresh price for the show. I didn’t have to attend for lengthy to load heavy apps, and I used to be capable of multitask between totally different apps very simply. The fingerprint scanner was fast to unlock the smartphone, and face recognition by no means required multiple try and work . The show produced crisp particulars and I loved watching movies on the Vivo X50 Professional. The underside-firing speaker obtained fairly loud however stereo output was missed.
The telephone additionally posted some spectacular numbers in benchmarks. In AnTuTu 8, it managed 2,63,410 factors. It additionally scored 624 and 1899 factors in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core checks respectively. It is not probably the most highly effective smartphone on this worth vary; the OnePlus Eight packs in a extra highly effective Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which managed 5,78,289 in AnTuTu Eight and 912 and 3362 factors in Geekbench. As for the GFXBench graphics benchmark , the Vivo X50 Professional managed 18fps and 32fps within the Automotive Chase and Manhattan 3.1 checks ,respectively.
I performed PUBG Cell on the Vivo X50 Professional, and it defaulted to the ‘Excessive’ high quality preset, with graphics set to ‘HD’ and the body price set to ‘Excessive’. The telephone may deal with the sport at these settings with none points and I didn’t discover any stutter whereas taking part in. It didn’t get too scorching and even after a 20 minute match, the telephone solely registered a 3 p.c battery drop.
Battery life on the Vivo X50 Professional was superb, and it lasted past a day, while not having to be charged. I did discover that utilizing the gimbal digital camera system drained the battery barely sooner. In our HD video loop check, the Vivo X50 Professional lasted for 15 hours and 40 minutes, which is pretty good. The provided 22W Flash Cost 2.zero charger is fast to cost the machine, getting it to 50 p.c in 30 minutes and 91 p.c in an hour.
Vivo X50 Professional cameras: Revolutionary or only a gimmick?
The Vivo X50 Professional has a quad-camera setup on the again like most smartphones nowadays, however the spotlight function is the gimbal stabilisation system for the 48-megapixel main digital camera, which may scale back shakes whereas taking pictures images and video. The sensor can also be bodily larger than most different sensors utilized in telephones in latest occasions. This gimbal system permits the digital camera sensor to maneuver and rotate barely, compensating for unintentional shakes.
The opposite cameras are a 13-megapixel sensor for portraits, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto digital camera. The digital camera app has plenty of options and also you get a number of taking pictures modes to select from. The gimbal digital camera system could be toggled on or off from the digital camera settings, and when it’s enabled the viewfinder offers you an overlay of a small circle with a white ball in it. Vivo says that so long as the tiny ball is within the circle, the Vivo X50 Professional ought to ship a well-stabilised shot. On the entrance of the telephone, you get a 32-megapixel selfie digital camera.
The synthetic intelligence (AI) on the Vivo X50 Professional is fast to recognise a scene and set the digital camera up accordingly. It additionally gives suggestions for which sensor to make use of, primarily based on the scene.
In daylight, the Vivo X50 Professional managed good photographs with an honest quantity of element. The ultra-wide-angle digital camera supplied a wider subject of view however there was a notable loss intimately in comparison with photographs taken with the first sensor.
Shut-ups turned out fairly effectively. In case you have bother retaining your palms regular whereas taking pictures, there isn’t any motive to fret with the Vivo X50 Professional because the gimbal system compensates very effectively, leading to a crisp shot almost each time. Nevertheless, the AI tends to spice up colors barely, which I wasn’t too proud of.
Portrait mode on the Vivo X50 Professional makes use of the devoted 13-megapixel portrait digital camera, which even gives a 2x zoomed-in view of your topic. The smartphone helps you to set the extent of blur, beautification, and elegance results earlier than taking a shot. The output had good edge detection and the Vivo X50 Professional may distinguish between the topic and the background very effectively.
For macro photographs, the Vivo X50 Professional makes use of the wide-angle digital camera. The telephone takes good macro photographs, and the upper decision of the ultra-wide-angle sensor lets you enlarge and crop photographs if required.
The telephoto digital camera gives 5x optical zoom and as much as 60x digital zoom. At 5x, images have good element, however at greater magnification ranges, there’s a slight dip within the degree of element however not very a lot grain. Massive textual content at a distance was nonetheless legible even at greater magnification ranges.
Photographs taken in low gentle had good particulars, and the telephone managed to maintain noise and grain to a minimal. Enabling Evening mode enhanced the general brightness of photographs with higher particulars within the shadows. The gimbal system helped hold the digital camera steady whereas the telephone took a number of lengthy publicity photographs in Evening mode. There are a number of picture results out there too.
Selfies taken with the 32-megapixel entrance digital camera turned out effectively through the day with good particulars. The digital camera app does provide the choice to simulate a depth impact, such as you get with Portrait mode, however you can’t set the extent of blur. Low-light photographs had good element, even after cropping.
Video recording tops out at 4K 60fps for the first digital camera whereas the selfie digital camera is proscribed to 1080p. The gimbal digital camera system helps stabilise video very effectively leading to steady-looking footage at 1080p in addition to 4K. It additionally managed to stabilise footage whereas I used to be pacing up and down, which was spectacular. There are a number of options for video reminiscent of encompass audio recording which lets you choose between the front-facing, rear-facing and encompass audio results, whereas recording. Video shot in low-light can also be stabilised at 1080p in addition to 4K. Movies shot in low-light had good particulars and really low noise, and has occasional shimmer results when altering instructions whereas strolling.
The Vivo X50 Professional is the primary smartphone to function built-in gimbal stabilisation. Whereas this can be a first-gen product, it does the job fairly effectively. Video stabilisation was fairly good and the gimbal system does make it tremendous straightforward to take photographs with Evening mode. Hopefully, this function will turn out to be extra widespread sooner or later.
Should you shoot numerous movies in your smartphone and do not need to spend on a hand-held gimbal, the Vivo X50 Professional ought to enchantment to you. Its digital camera and video efficiency are undoubtedly highlights. Nevertheless, this telephone is not an all-rounder and falls a bit brief in a number of key areas. The OnePlus Eight gives a lot better app and gaming efficiency at a lower cost. Equally, the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G and the OnePlus Eight Professional might be highly effective options to the Vivo X50 Professional.
Should you do not care about having a flagship-level SoC however would a lot relatively have the very best stabilisation system in your telephone, then there’s nothing that comes near the Vivo X50 Professional, no less than not but.