Vivo X80 and X80 Pro review

Orbital

20-05-2022 • 27 mins

Roughly eight months on from X70 Pro+, which itself came just six months after the one before it, Vivo is back with another flagship phone.

Gadgets 360 senior reviewers Sheldon Pinto and Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss the Vivo X80 series.

Read: Vivo X80 hands-on: promising premium all-rounder

We talk about Vivo’s attempts to simplify the new naming convention — this time, we have a Vivo X80 at Rs. 55,000, and a X80 Pro at Rs. 80,000 — and the resulting confusion it creates.

We delve into what the two phones offer, be it their triple and quad rear camera setups, the high refresh rates displays on par with Apple and Samsung, or that humongous camera module on the back.

Read: Vivo X80 Pro hands-on: worthy upgrade?

Along the way, we touch upon how Samsung is pushing the industry to do better with their Android update promises, and why the likes of Vivo need to stop showing off a “cool” new feature with every launch.

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Chapters

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Naming confusion (00:17)
  • Trust in Vivo? (03:13)
  • What you get (06:00)
  • Camera, display, and design (11:41)
  • Software and charging (17:47)
  • Needs consistency (21:11)
  • Who it’s for (23:49)
  • Outro (27:44)

Photo credits: Sheldon Pinto/Gadgets 360

Disclosure: Vivo sponsored Pinto’s flights and hotel for the pre-launch event in Dubai.

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