Vivo has introduced with yet another masterpiece, and that is Vivo X50. This phone is a mid-range phone focusing on the performance of the camera. There are broadly three models of
Vivo X50, one is standard Vivo X50, and another two are Vivo X50 5g and Vivo X50 pro 5g. It means that if you have a top model, you can have a 5g connection. There are a couple of differences between the standard and the pro model, another than 5g LTE connection.
The standard X50 has a Snapdragon 730 chipset, whereas the pro model has the upgraded chipset, and that is Snapdragon 765G. Standard X50 has a flat instead of a curved display, and the rear camera also lacks a stabilization, it means that it does not have a telephoto lens for a macro. Surprisingly there are no more differences in the specs between the pro and Standard model.
Now that we know the fundamental differences between the basic model and pro model let us discuss the smartphone more, and we will discuss the basic model. As we discussed, there are no significant differences in both the phones; there is only one difference, and that pro offers us a 5g LTE connection.
Overall Specs of the Phone.
This smartphone is made up of aluminum frame with a tempered glass front and back, making the weight 173gm. 6.56-inch display of Vivo X50 is entirely AMOLED with a punch-hole on the notch. This display offers you a 2376*1080px resolution; it means that we have 398 pixels per inch with HDR10+ display. As we discussed that it is a camera phone; the rear camera is of 48MP with a Quad-Bayer filter; it also has an ultrawide angle of 8MP. We can even enable portrait mode with a 13MP camera. We can have record videos in 4K quality at 30 frames per second. X50 offers us a front camera of 32MP.
The phone’s speed is incomparable; it has a modern chipset, Snapdragon 730, with an octa-core CPU complementing this we have gigantic memory variants like 128GB/256GB and huge RAM of 8GB. The battery capacity of 4200 mAh with 33w fast charging. There are many other features like an Under-display fingerprint sensor and a single down-firing speaker.
Now that we know the overall specs of the phone. Let’s discuss every aspect of the smartphone.
Design and Build
Vivo has been able to pull off a desirable phone, when you grab this phone; you can feel the premium quality. The front side looks very beautiful; it has a single punch camera phone in the top left corner. Sides of the phone are aluminum polished with a glossy finish. The right side has the volume and power buttons, the buttons are loose, and you listen to the click sound when you press them.
The top and bottom are pretty impressive, the top is flattened with clear plastic with ‘Professional Photography’ written on the left. The base is flattened as well; you can find loudspeaker on the phone with a USB-C 2.0 port and dual SIM tray.
The back of the phone comes in two colors, and that is frost blue and glaze black. Both backs have a silky texture, making it beautiful and delightful to touch; the light bounces back, making delight to watch.
The camera is at the top-left corner of the glass; it is a quad-camera system that consists of a primary wide, telephoto, complete, and a macro camera. The camera does not come out very much, which makes the phone good-looking.
Vivo X50’s AMOLED display is of 6.56 inch with a 2376*1080 resolution, which means that we have approximately 398 pixels per inch. This display supports an astonishing refresh rate of 90Hz it can slightly expand to 92Hz, and that is maximum range.
The refreshing rate can switch as well; you can choose the screen to 60 Hz. The refreshing rate will drop down to 60Hz if you use apps like Maps, Camera, Gallery, Compass, Music, Video, etc. The rate will automatically drop down to 60Hz if you are not using the phone.
There are different display colors, such as Standard, Normal, and Bright. Both standard and Bright have a white point and oversaturated colors than the Normal modes. You can adjust the colors on all three modes.
The display on the X50 is excellent the color accuracy, and saturations are incomparable. X50 has brilliant adjustable brightness while you are out.
As we said that Vivo X50 is a camera phone, it has a quad-camera system, and this system is pretty similar in every model of X50. You get a 48MP camera with the custom f1.6 Sony IMX598 sensor. We also have a camera for ultra-wide function, which is of 8Mp complementing this; we have a telephoto lens of 13MP. As we said, it is a quad-camera, so we have a macro as well of 5MP.
The camera application is pretty simple; at the bottom, we have various modes to choose from. Above viewfinder, there are many options like flash, HDR, filters, aspect ratio, and settings menu. On the viewfinder, we can change the zoom level and switch between different lenses.
We can record video at 4k with 30 frames per second in terms of video recording, or we can record at 1080px with 60 frames per second. The telephoto lens has no role in video recording; the zooming in the video is done digitally.
In daylight, the primary wide camera does an excellent job. The images are fully detailed with dynamic range and contrast and white balance. You can shoot the photos at full 48Mp resolution, which gives every detail.
Ultra-wide mode provides us more comprehensive viewer finder with an excellent dynamic range, color contrast, white balance. The telephoto lens is also great;
telephoto means the zoomed-out pictures. In the end, we have macro lens X50 has two options in macro mode, one is the standard super macro mode, another is fixed super macro way both are great in representing details of the image.
If we talk about low light camera performance X50, it is merely excellent. The night mode helps us elevate the light and quality of the photo; it allows us to see every object giving every detail despite the low-light conditions. The night mode also comes with an ultra-wide lens.
In simpler words, Vivo X50 camera is perfect in every aspect; it surpasses the competitor if we talk about the camera. There is only one disadvantage, which is the ability to record 4k video with 60 frames per second. But this is acceptable as there is no other drawback of Camera Mechanism of Vivo X50.
Software, Performance, and Features of X5
Vivo X50 runs on Funtouch OS 10.5, fun touch has come a long way, and now it is a pleasing interface with not having a massive number of bloatware. Most bloatware comes from Google, like dedicated icons for google assistant and google lens and google files.
If we talk about the performance of X50, it is more than expected. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset runs on the Octa-Core processor, and the 90Hz display allows to access the basic task or heavy tasks smoothly. This mechanism optimizes the performance thoroughly. We know that the number of chipsets can below, but it is excellent for casual gamers.
Now every phone has its app store; likewise, Vivo has its own app store V-Appstore. This is useless for someone who is outside China because they can download it from Play Store. In Vivo X50, you cannot customize the custom icon pack or organize apps for this; you have to download a different launcher.
The phone settings have also been changed; it can take a few days to understand if you are coming from an Android phone. The animations are customizable on the phone; it means that you can choose the animation when your phone unlocks or your phone gets charged.
There is also an Ultra Game Mode, which optimizes the performance; it also has features like surround sound, haptic feedback, and ‘Bot Mode’ that keeps your phone running when you turn off the screen. X50 offers you gesture-based navigation as well; you can guide the phone through gestures.
The phone also has a dark mode like most of the phone these days, and you can choose the background to be black or grey using a slider. Vivo X50 overrides its theme on apps making it fully dark mode.
If you want to have a phone focusing on camera Vivo X50 is for you. This phone performs above average; you can customize your animations or display as well. The body of the phone is made up of an aluminum frame with an AMOLED display. The charging of the phone is USB 2.0 type C; this implies 33W fast charging. The Camera of X50 is a quad-camera mechanism; it means you have four cameras; it consists of primary camera, ultra-wide camera, telephoto, macro. You can also record 4k video on 30 frames per second. In simpler words, if you want a smartphone just for camera and not on the specifications and performance Vivo X50 is for you.