Vivo X60 Pro is the bigger variant of X60 in the latest Vivo’s X-series that was made specifically to fulfill consumers that are after quality photography and don’t wanna spend much.
Vivo is among the world’s five most successful and best-selling smartphone brands. Although Vivo is particularly popular in China and most southeastern Asia but still doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. This is particularly true in countries like Nigeria where the business has chosen to position itself as a budget phone provider. And this segment in Nigeria has been crowded by Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Tecno Mobile.
Apparently, Vivo is not planning to release the X60 series here in Nigeria but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get it. The Vivo X60 Pro is a mid-range device that offers quality features.
Two positive things are going for the Vivo X60 Pro: the amazing gimbal camera system and its incredibly gorgeous design. Check out the details below.
Design & Display
The Vivo X60 Pro 5G is sleek and elegant in design. It comes with a curved screen, a centrally placed punch hole for the selfie camera, and a large rectangular camera block on the rear.
The device comes with a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels, 398PPI pixel density, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a sampling rate of 240Hz. The Vivo X60 Pro display is rated for HDR10+ capabilities, which enables you to watch HDR videos on YouTube, Netflix, and so on.
Vivo X60 Pro Camera
As with most smartphones these days, the Vivo X60 Pro has a quad-camera setup on the rear, but the 48 MP (f/1.5) micro-pan head main camera is the selling point. This gimbal camera system minimizes shakes when taking images and video.
The gimbal camera system in the Vivo X60 Pro 5G is an electro-mechanical stabilizer that provides more than just optical image stabilization (OIS) and/or electronic image stabilization (EIS) and still can work with both of them. The gimbal offers a better anti-shake that is 3 times than what can be given by OIS.
The main gimbal lens is supplemented by a 13 MP(f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120° large viewing angle, a 13 MP(f/2.5) portrait lens with a 50mm equivalent focal length, 0.8µm pixels, and PDAF.
The other lens is an 8 MP (f/3.4) periscope telephoto lens with PDAF and IOS. As for the selfies, we have a 32 MP (f/2.5), 26mm wide lens that is embedded within the tiny punch-hole.
5x optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom are supported by the periscope telephoto lens.
The Vivo X60 Pro’s portrait mode uses the dedicated 13 MP portrait lens that even provides a 2x zoomed-in view of your subject.
There are plenty of modes you can choose from. You can turn the gimbal camera system on or off from the camera settings. The gimbal works on both image and video mode but more on video. The gimbal indicates when it’s the best time to shoot via the Gimbal Radar on the viewfinder.
Performance & Battery
Just like in the non-Pro variant of the X60 series, the X60 Pro runs on Samsung’s latest Exynos 1080 5G (5nm), which is one of the best performers so far and a driver for upcoming mid-range and flagship devices. It features one Cortex-A78 CPU core clocked at 2.8GHz, three Cortex-A78 CPU cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz. It uses ARM’s Mali-G78 GPU with 10 cores. So, it will provide plenty of power for all today’s heavy games.
The robust quota of 12 GB RAM is also sufficient for any multitasking. Also noticed is the availability of 256 GB of internal storage, as usual, however, there is no Sd card slot for expansion.
According to Vivo, on a single charge, the 4,200mAh battery will comfortably last you all day. As usual, the device supports 33W fast charging and according to Vivo, it will take less than an hour for the included 33W charger to juice the device from 0-100%. Similarly, the device comes with the latest OriginOS user interface that runs on the Android 11 operating system.
Vivo X60 Pro 5G Full Specs
|Announced Date||29th December 2020|
|Release Date||January 2020|
|Dimensions||158.6 x 73.2 x 7.6 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.56 inches AMOLED|
120Hz Refresh rate
16 million colors
P3 color gamut
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2376 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~398 PPI|
|Software||Android 11; OriginOS 1.0|
|Chipset||Exynos 1080 (5 nm)|
|48 MP (f/1.5) Wide lens|
8 MP (f/3.4) Periscope telephoto
13 MP (f/2.5) Portrait lens
13 MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide
Features Night scene, portrait, panorama,
dynamic photo, slow motion, high pixel,
professional mode, Time-lapse
Supports [email protected]/60fps,
[email protected], Gyro-EIS
|32 MP (f/2.5) Wide lens|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi Direct|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Color temperature sensor
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 4200 mAh|
-USB: Type C, USB OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (33W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse charging: No
|Price||Starts from CYN 3,999 ~$690|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Vivo X60 Pro 5G price in Nigeria & availability
Vivo X60 Pro will be available in a single 12GB + 256GB storage variant and it is priced at CNY 4,498. In terms of color choices, the Vivo X60 comes in Gray and Aurora.
Vivo did not mention anything about its global launch. So, we may not see the device in Nigeria anytime soon, however, we estimate the Vivo X60 Pro price in Nigeria to be in the range of N350,000 – N370,000.
Currently, Vivo has no plans to release the phone officially in Nigeria. But in most parts of Asia, the X60 series phones are set to be available, and they’ll be relatively easy to purchase and import them to Nigera.
The Vivo X60 Pro is probably one of the best mid-range devices that offer good value. Even though some benchmark shows the Exynos 1080 surpasses the Snapdragon 888, avid gamers will likely to rush to them but developers tend to optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos so I dont think so.
There’s a lot to like here, though, for the general smartphone user. In particular, the build quality and camera setup should be a smart move to go for the Vivo X60 Pro if all you need is a solid device that can take good pictures.
Should you buy it?
I’m really going to recommend this smartphone to those who are after a quality camera and design without spending a thousand dollars. The gimbal camera is a nice-to-have, but not a game-changer. Besides that, the device has the latest chipset, enough RAM and storage, and 5G connectivity.