Does Vivo’s latest flagship offer a truly premium experience this time around? Find out more in our Vivo X70 Pro Plus review.
Vivo X70 Pro Plus on the test: a true premium flagship experience?
Vivo revealed its camera ambitions with the X60 series, which launched in early 2021. These were the brand’s first phones to show their association with popular camera technology brand Zeiss. The X60 Pro Plus particularly impressed us in terms of photography and videography. Front thanks to its innovative micro gimbal stabilization system and the solid performance of the main and zoom cameras.
While it was every camera phone lover’s dream, the X60 Pro Plus wasn’t perfect as a real smartphone; it lacked wireless charging, IP ratings, and a QHD + panel. But Vivo was charging Rs 69,999 (~ $ 950) for the device in India, putting it on par with high-end flagships from competing brands. And those rivals had all three of them, plus their own competition cameras.
Vivo wants to solve all this with its successor, the Vivo X70 Pro Plus. Did the company learn from these previous mistakes and fix the old phone issue? Find out in this Vivo X70 Pro Plus review.
What you need to know about the X70 Pro Plus
The Vivo X70 Pro Plus picks up where the X60 Pro Plus left off a little over six months ago and replaces it as Vivo’s flagship launch for 2021, has fast charging features and offers a sleek design. Unlike its predecessor, it also offers the premium extras mentioned above, such as the QHD + screen, protection class IP68 and wireless charging.
However, the main selling point of the phone remains the camera experience. Vivo offers a camera system as flexible as the X60 Pro Plus, keeps the micro gimbal stabilization system in the ultra-wide camera, and maintains the partnership with Zeiss. It’s also a notable introduction for Vivo, as it uses an internal imaging chip for the first time in the company’s history. that promises to reduce noise, improve efficiency, and more.
Vivo’s new premium flagship launched alongside the X70 Pro and standard X70 in China earlier this month. It is available in black, blue and orange. Be available outside of China As with other markets, Vivo has confirmed that the X70 Pro Plus will launch in India on September 30. We expect the EMEA markets to become active as well, as the X60 Pro Plus was only available in China and India.
While there are other memory / RAM configurations in China, only the 12GB / 256GB variant is available outside of your local market. Otherwise, you will receive 66W charger, USB cable, USBC headset, SIM eject tool and plastic case in the box.
Design: two steps forward, one step back
One of the first things you notice about the X70 Pro Plus is its size. For reference, it’s slightly taller and wider than the already large Oppo Find X3 Pro, and about the same height and slightly narrower than the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it’s more ergonomic than the Samsung phone. , it’s much bigger than the X60 Pro Plus and you’ll definitely find getting into the top third of the screen a problem. When you’re like me and you don’t have big hands
I really like the alternatives to glass and plastic backrests, so I have to admit I was a little disappointed to learn that Vivo ditched the leatherette back of the X60 Pro Plus. Instead, the company opted for a glass called “Fluorite AG”. Vivo says it’s “crystallized glass with a prismatic surface,” and the end result is a glass back that doesn’t really look like glass.
Instead, the black back of the phone with a rubberized Vivo logo looks more like a matte finish. The best part is you have to really work hard to get fingerprint fat on your back. However, the phone is quite slippery. also compared to other soft glow phones. Fortunately, Vivo includes a case in the box.
The rest of the phone is top notch for convenience, with Gorilla Glass Victus for the curved screen, a black metal frame that tapers on the left and right edges, and the power / volume combo on the right. The top and bottom of the X70 Pro Plus are almost identical to its predecessor, including the slightly odd “professional photography” mark we saw last time around. At least the actual text is a bit smaller this time around.