Vivo’s previous flagship offerings in India included the X70 Pro and X70 Pro+. The company has now launched the successor to these models but with a slight twist in the naming convention. The new Vivo X80 replaces the X70 Pro, and you can read our first impressions of it right here. The Vivo X80 Pro on the other hand is the successor to the X70 Pro+ and has launched at the same price of Rs. 79,999.
This new flagship model from Vivo competes with other top-end Android offerings such as the OnePlus 10 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22+ and even the Galaxy S22 Ultra, as well as the iPhone 13. Here are my first impressions of the X80 Pro after using it for a couple of days.
The overall design of the Vivo X80 Pro makes it appear very similar to the X70 Pro+ from the front, but it is quite different from the back. The rear camera module is now a giant rectangular block that takes up about a third of the back panel. However, because it is large and does not protrude much, the phone does not wobble when placed on a flat surface.
The glass panels on the front and the rear of the phone have curved sides that make this phone comfortable to hold, and the matte-finished back panel (made of Fluorite AG Glass) does not attract fingerprints. The Vivo X80 Pro has a 6.78-inch E5 AMOLED display with a resolution of 3200×1440 pixels (2K). It is protected by Schott’s Xensation Up glass which easily attracts fingerprints and dust particles. The display features a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO 2.0 technology lets it drop to 1Hz when needed, to save power.
The fingerprint reader (like on the iQoo 9 Pro) also requires just a single, firm tap to register a fingerprint which makes setting it up very easy. The phone’s display is also said to have a 300Hz touch sampling rate.
The Vivo X80 Pro features a new 50-megapixel 1/1.31-inch Samsung GNV sensor for its primary camera, with large 1.2μm pixels and a f/1.57 aperture lens. It also has 4-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS). Vivo has implemented gimbal stabilisation for the 12-megapixel portrait camera this time instead of the ultra-wide camera, like on the X70 Pro+.