Jaison LewisApril 30, 2021 23:36:00 IST
Price: From Rs 49990
Construction and design – 4
Display – 5
Software – 4
Camera – 4.5
Battery life – 5
Overall – 4.5 / 5
- The phone is sleek and feels amazing to hold
- The processor is a workhorse
- The camera with cardan system is excellent
- Headphones and quick charger included
- Funtouch OS desperately needs debugging
- The phone warms up quickly if you play at the highest settings
- Supermoon camera mode does not work
- The speaker is loud but doesn’t sound good
Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED, 120 Hz refresh rate, 2376 x 1080 pixels
Chipset: Snapdragon 870
Graphics: Adreno 650
RAM + storage space in gigabytes: 12 + 256
Expandable storage: NA
Primary camera: 48 megapixels, f / 1.5 aperture and gimbal stability
Secondary cameras: 13 megapixel telephoto lens and 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle f / 2.2
Selfie camera: 32 megapixels with f / 2.5 aperture
Battery: 4200 mAh
Software: Android 11 and Funtouch OS 11
Colors: Midnight Black, Shimmer Blue
The Vivo X60 Pro is the middle child of the recently launched Vivo X60 series. The X60 Pro slot, priced at Rs 49,990 for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, is between a standard X60 and a fully loaded X60 Pro +. While it’s not a high-end version, it still has enough premium features to justify its existence. But how does the Vivo X60 Pro become a package? Is this the phone that best suits your needs on a budget of Rs 50,000? We answer all your questions in our comprehensive review.
Build and design
The Vivo X60 Prota is available in two colors – Midnight Black and Shimmer Blue. The phone is crazy thin, only 7.59mm thick. The slim shape, curved screen and glass back panel with satin construction make this phone comfortable to hold. The Vivo X60 Pro feels expensive, and the textured power button only adds to the experience.
I tested the Shimmer Blue variant, which I thought would look a little cheeky. The included cover reduces good elasticity while maintaining the slim feel of the phone. It also protects the camera well given that the module is quite small. However, it seems to me that Vivo has prioritized protecting the look and feel of the phone with protecting the phone with this case. It only seems to protect the four corners of the phone, leaving the pages of the phone alone. If the phone lands on any of these pages, the screen (and possibly the glass back panel) may break. If I were buying, I would invest in better protection right away.
The X60 Pro doesn’t have an official IP rating, but the SIM compartment has a rubber seal that tells me that Vivo has done some basic insulation to protect the phone. The device is also light and weighs only 179 grams.
The Vivo package includes a quick charger and wired headphones. I don’t remember the last time I saw a pair of headphones, and it smiled on my face.
However, when it comes to voice, there is no stereo sound on this phone – and this is not the end of the speakers. While this little little speaker is loud, the result is wild and usually awful. It detracts from the overall experience and is probably the reason the headphones are included in the package. The headphones themselves are high quality, which is a big plus.
The screen is modest in size, 6.56 inches. It is an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a resolution of 2376 x 1080 pixels. While this sounds great, the true ambiance and usability of the device are its strengths. Vivo has paid attention to the ambiance of the phone and it exudes luxury.
What’s not luxurious is the included screen cover. It is quite rubbery, feels more like packaging material than protection. I would recommend removing it for a complete phone experience.
The screen is protected on the front and back of the Gorilla Glass 6 and should protect it from most scratches. It is HDR10 + certified, which converts better graphics while playing and watching movies. It is also bright enough to be read in direct sunlight.
The screen has a perforated camera; I said, I don’t like holes in my holes, especially those placed from the top center. The dimensions of this phone are so good that I really don’t want any mess like an extra frame or pop-up with it.
Vivo X60 Pro uses the Funtouch OS, which is a rather strange, almost inappropriate name for the operating system. It has a minimalist look that I like, and in most cases it works well. My biggest grip on it is the constant pushing of sponsored content. Since this is the Pro version, Vivo gives me some options to get rid of unnecessary interference. There is a folder full Hot application and Game Links I Can’t Get Rid Of. Calling FunTouch OS folders ‘hot’ is not a good way.
Vivo has also included its own app store and Google Play store in the phone. However, V-Appstore pushes apps like Teen Patti, MPL, and Snacky Takatak, essential every time you open it. Again, you can’t delete this extra App Store.
The X60 Pro runs on the Snapdragon 870 circuit with an Adreno 650 graphics card. This thing can handle long game sessions easily. Running games at the highest settings is not a problem. Everything works smoothly and is well displayed on the 120 Hz screen. The 240 Hz response rate certainly has advantages in games like Free Fire. While the phone can handle gaming at maximum settings, it cannot handle the heat generated. This phone heats up a lot relatively quickly. The Genshin Impact took about 15-20 minutes to get the phone hot. You can still call it, but it’s not nice at the time.
In normal use, the phone stays cool, but long video viewing sessions and heavy use of apps can cause the phone to overheat, but this is nowhere near how hot the phone heats up during heavy gaming events.
The Snapdragon 870 may not be the flagship 888, but you won’t be able to distinguish the phone.
It’s in the camera booth where the Vivo X60 Pro really shines. After all, it has to justify the bold “Professional Photography” written right on the phone, as well as the Zeiss collaboration.
Sure, it’s not the X60 Pro + with its great camera setup, but this one also has a few tricks up its sleeve. First, the 48-megapixel main camera features Vivo’s Gimbal Stabilization 2.0. This thing is a game changer. The videos on this phone are very smooth, and there is almost no blur with the images, even when shooting a fast-moving subject.
However, the camera struggles with focus in macro mode. I had to take several pictures on the same subject to take one without blur. My second grip on it is Supermoon mode. It doesn’t work at all. Sure, I got some beautiful night shots, but no Supermoon shots. I think the option was included just because it’s on the X60 Pro +, and they forgot to remove it from here.
Click the Flickr album below to browse camera samples clicked Vivo X60 Pro.
Speaking of the night space, it’s deeply impressive and certainly one of the best night spaces I’ve experienced. The colors and details of images taken in this mode are excellent. You can take a zoomed-in image, a wide-angle image, or even a panoramic image of the night that I haven’t seen before.
Portraits – especially those taken with the main camera – will leave you impressed. The ambiguous effect is well implemented especially around the hair, which is great. There are bokeh effects like hearts and butterflies that can be added to an enthusiast’s shot. Unfortunately, the front camera does not provide bokeh effects. While portraits taken with a selfie camera look good, the effect of vision is not as impressive as with a rear camera.
Color reproduction is pretty good in most cases. The portraits have a slightly reddish hue, but not one that cannot be corrected by editing.
The video production of this phone also benefits from the universal joint. You can shoot very smooth video even from the back aperture, and there’s even a movie mode that limits the video to a wide movie 2.35: 1 format. Microphones can also be used to focus on objects while reducing background noise. However, there is no Pro video mode, which is a shame as this camera screams to be used to make movies.
Alongside the camera hardware, much of the software. Advanced settings for each mode are clearly considered. And that’s what makes a dysfunctional Supermoon mode even more frustrating.
The battery capacity of the X60 Pro 4200 mAh is slightly lower than most phones in this Price Range, but it does not appear to be deficient in normal use. It can easily take days to complete everyday tasks. However, comb to full power and the battery will last just over four hours 30 minutes. Fortunately, the Vivo X60 Pro charges like a master with the included 33W charger, so a full charge takes about an hour and 10 minutes from zero. This charging speed reduces the importance of a larger battery while giving this phone the benefit of an incredibly slim shape. So it was worth the sacrifice.
The Vivo X60 Pro is a phone that I think finds a lot of takers, simply because it’s priced right. While it is not the flagship of the series, it will eventually manage to sacrifice a valuable bit. I think a value-conscious market like India will appreciate the balance that this phone has achieved.
However, Vivo needs to think about the FunTouch operating system starting from the name, but going deeper by incorporating the necessary paid content and application buttons. Vivo: Start saving your phone’s Pro and Pro + versions like this. People have paid for the extra better device, charging them a little more so you don’t have to push this content to them.