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Vivo X60 Pro review: our opinion –

The Vivo X60 Pro is available in France from May 2021 at a price of € 799. Succeeds I live X51 and it intends to outshine its Samsung or Xiaomi competitors by promising a more successful photography experience thanks to its gimbal system.

Classic design

No visual break between the Vivo X60 Pro and its predecessor, the X51. At the front, the punch goes from the left corner to the center. In the back, we stay in a rectangular photoblock in which three sensors are housed. Equally classic around the edges with the volume control and on / off buttons on the right, a USB-C port, a SIM slot, and a speaker output at the bottom. There is also a very sensitive under-display fingerprint reader.

If the Vivo X60 Pro does not alter any code, it offers a well designed layout which will certainly be suitable for all curved slab enthusiasts. It has the merit of being quite thin and light at 7.6mm thick and 179g. As expected, the handling is very nice.

A beautiful display that requires some tweaking.

The Vivo X60 Pro exhibits a 6.56-inch screen with a definition of 1080 x 2376 pixels (Full HD +) for 398 dpi. We benefit from technology AMOLED and therefore endless contrasts.

The adaptive refresh rate can be up to 120 Hz, synonymous with greater fluidity. This panel is not the brightest, although the content can be read in direct sunlight. Otherwise, white tends to blue, but a brief step in the parameters will correct this defect.

A speaker

Despite its high-end positioning, the Vivo X60 Pro takes care of single mono speaker. It will allow you to animate your evenings in a small committee but do not expect anything more from it. Once is not usual and like many other brands in this price segment, Vivo does not equip its smartphone with a mini-jack port. So you’ll need to arm yourself with a pair of Bluetooth headphones or earphones for more intimate listening.

Performance to match

Armed with an SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, the Vivo X60 Pro shows top-end performance and guarantees a smooth experience in all circumstances. Especially since it is associated with 12 GB of RAM. On the storage side, it includes a space with a capacity of 256 GB. It is not expandable with a microSD card.

In addition to its efficiency in handling daily tasks, the X60 Pro is a great playmate. No title can resist it. In short, if the Vivo smartphone does not have the most elegant configuration on the market, it does the job and meets the highest expectations.

A no frills experience

Overlap FunTouch OS 11 The Vivo X60 Pro is based on Android 11 and is close to a standard version of the Google operating system. In other words, the interface design is clean and the essentials are easily accessible.

Boarding FunTouch OS many customization options allowing you to personalize the viewing experience but also improve your productivity.

Clichés without surprise

The Vivo X60 Pro relies on an array of three sensors on its back to seduce its user:

  • A 48-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens aperture at f / 1.5
  • A 13 megapixel sensor with telephoto aperture at f / 2.5
  • A 13-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens aperture at f / 2.2

The main sensor of the terminal has the particularity of being coupled to a gimbal stabilizer that promises competition stabilization in two horizontal X / Y axes and two X / Y axes of rotation.

The renderings provided by this module are quite nice to see.. We appreciate the details and the intensity of the colors but the contrast is a little too high. It also works quite well when the sun goes down, even if the treatment fails to avoid softening some elements.

Ultra-wide angle produces shots that can be used in daylight. The distortion at the angles is contained and the color transition between the two lenses is almost non-existent. Smoothing is much more present after dark.

We finish with the telephoto lens that allows you to enjoy 2x optical zoom. It does a very good job and will delight mobile users who do not want to travel several meters to immortalize a distant scene.

Like any good smartphone worth its salt, the Vivo X60 Pro has a portrait mode. Honest performance both front and rear even if we notice some omissions after clipping.

The 32-megapixel (f / 2.5) front sensor will appeal to selfie enthusiasts and even the most demanding. Only dark environments can beat him.

Let’s finish with the part of the video that Vivo relies on a lot with its gimbal 2.0 system. If the images are beautiful, the representations suffer small shakes and the whole lacks fluidity..

Disappointing autonomy

With a 4200 mAh battery, the X60 Pro is happy that lasts a day and a half. We have known it better in the competition. Same criticism regarding the duration of the charge, the Vivo smartphone is accompanied by a charger of “only” 33W. Tell 1h15 to fully charge the device.

One point to the competition

In its price range, the Vivo X60 Pro meets the Xiaomi Mi 11 (€ 749) and OnePlus 9 (€ 719). Its two competitors run on a more efficient processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 888) and benefit from faster charging technology (55W for Xiaomi Mi 11 and 65W for OnePlus 9).

conclusion

The Vivo X60 Pro seduces without shining. We appreciate getting lost in its large, high-quality screen and the fluidity of its well-thought-out interface. Its various photo modules provide solid service, but the gimbal system doesn’t deliver on its promises. The flagship of the Chinese manufacturer could have stood out from the competition with such equipment and missed it. We also regret its lack of resistance and its charging power limited to 33W.

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