vivo, a brand known for creating smartphones within low to middle price range, has now entered the line of premium with its newly-released X50 series called vivo X50 and vivo X50 Pro. The flagship phone boasts top-notch quality of camera performance to achieve that perfect picture. Let’s take a deep dive specifically on the cheaper version, the vivo X50.
The camera is the most talked about feature and the title says it all. With its pro-like camera set up, vivo X50 photography features allows you to capture pictures like a real professional photographer.
Now, what can we expect with vivo X50’s photos?
It has a quad-setup camera at the rearview with a 48MP IMX589 primary sensor – which increases overall light sensitivity by 10%, an 8MP super wide-angle camera with a 5MP Macro camera and 13MP Portrait camera. All these built-in features for sharp, detailed, and high-definition pictures.
Afraid of blurry photos? Worry no more, vivo X50 can take snapshots with almost 0-delays and a motion AF tracking feature that helps you to never lose focus on your subject. It also has 3D Sound Tracking that follows the sound of your subject.
The vivo X50 also supports the long-time trending phone features in most mobile devices like Panorama, Live Photo, Slow-mo, Time-lapse, and AR stickers. On the other hand, the night mode feature has four different filters which you can customize when taking photos at dawn.
Now, let’s talk about taking videos. The vivo X50 can record 4k videos at 30fps on the rear camera while 720p videos with 30fps for the front camera. It is suggested to record during the daylight as the appearance is richer in color and details. But still, shooting in low light areas justifies why it is the best phone for photography. It also has 4-axis stabilization, 3D sound tracking that collects the sound of your subject, smart zoom and last but not the least, it has an instant vlog feature.
Since the vivo X50 is a middle-range phone, it lacks other features that can be found in the pro one.
At first glance, the vivo X50 appears to be exactly similar to its sibling version. A sleek and massive 90HZ 6.56-inch FHD+ E3 AMOLED display panel with curved edges. It features a 2.5D curved flex screen with a 3.96 super tiny camera punch hole. The surface is fully matte covered with frosted glass alongside the quad-camera at the upper left corner.
It features the future of technology, USB Type C port which can hold 2 SIM cards, speaker grilles, and a microphone. Gone are the days wherein extra support storage can easily be accessed, so buying a phone with larger storage is wise.
Besides the 6.56-inch FHD+ E3 AMOLED display, it also has a 90Hz refresh rate or in simpler terms, you can refresh the phone 90 times in a single second. Amazing, right? Moreover, it has a 180Hz touch response rate. The vivo X50 will be more responsive for faster usage and convenience.
Another cool feature is the ability of this phone to preview movies and series under sunlight. Thanks to the AMOLED panel, you can now binge-watch your favorite shows without going on full brightness and finding shade.
The vivo X50 runs on the company’s latest software called Funtouch OS, a version based on Android 10 which makes it more compatible with various applications. vivo’s App Store also allows you to download applications, for instance, G-mail and other Google-powered devices and at the same time download from Google Chrome.
Storage & Performance
The X50 runs with Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor that comes with a RAM of up to 8GB and internal storage of up to 128GB. There are no downfalls on the storage since it can bear with daily operations without any hassle or lagging. It can handle long hours of gaming with full definition of graphics and delivers smoothly.
Though something that is missing with the vivo X50 is 5G connectivity which is found on the pro version.
Battery life & Longevity
Last is the battery lifespan, it gets energy from the 4200mAh battery which can run for almost 24 hours. For a charging time of 1 hour and 12 minutes, thanks to its FlashCharge 2.0 feature, expect your vivo X50 to be fully charged and ready to supply all your needs again. Pro-tip, reducing the screen rate can extend battery longevity.
Budget-wise, the vivo X50 is still affordable when compared to running brands like Apple and Samsung. For a price point of ₱25,999, it is a great deal for a premium smartphone that does the same job as similar superior models. But the catch is, it will cost less. Overall, a brand like vivo does not compromise quality and ensures premium performance that could last for years. The vivo X50 is definitely worth the try.