The Vivo X50 Pro was the first smartphone to be launched with an Indian camera. This allowed the primary camera cell to move physically to compensate for vibrations and wobbles. Vivo has now released the successor to the X50 Pro, the Vivo X60 Pro, which claims to improve on the original. The Vivo X60 Pro also packs the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, which should help it work in front of performance as well. I put all our regular tests through the X60 Pro to see how it costs.
Vivo X60 Pro price in India
Vivo X60 Pro is priced at Rs. 49,990 in India. It has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This smartphone is available in two color options, Midnight Black and Shimmer Blue.
Vivo X60 Pro design
The Vivo X60 Pro looks similar to its predecessor Vivo X50 Pro (Review). While the design is largely unchanged, this is not a problem as it still looks attractive. The Vivo X60 Pro has a 6.56-inch AMOLED display that curves from the sides just like the older ones Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones. This makes the side panels look small, giving the panel an edge-to-edge feel. The top and bottom edges are also thin, and Vivo has kept the hole in the selfie camera small and does little distraction. The screen is also protected with Schott Xensation Up glass.
The AMOLED display curves to match the metal frame of the Vivo X60 Pro, and everything looks and feels first class. The center frame is thinner on the sides to accommodate the curved display and glass back panel. The curved display and rear give the X60 Pro a stylish side profile, which makes it comfortable to hold. I noticed that the power and volume buttons are well placed and it wasn’t a problem to reach them. These buttons are also metal, and the power button has a textured surface that is easy to separate. There are no ports or slots on the left side of the phone, and only a secondary microphone at the top. At the bottom, the Vivo X60 Pro has a USB Type-C port, SIM compartment, primary microphone and speaker.
Vivo has chosen Corning Gorilla behind the Glass 6, so it should withstand scratches and small accidental drops. The back panel has a matte finish that helps keep fingerprints on the device. Vivo has not changed the structure of the camera module, which is now common in the X-Series. This time, the camera module has the Zeiss logo, thanks to Vivo’s collaboration with Zeiss on the camera lens.
The Vivo X60 Pro lacks waterproofing and does not have an IP rating, which is to be expected at this market price. It also loses wireless charging.
Vivo X60 Pro specifications and software
The large 6.56-inch AMOLED display has full-HD + resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. The default setting of the smartphone is Smart Switch, which allows the phone to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz automatically. Alternatively, you can set it to either the refresh rate. The Vivo also requires a 240 Hz touch screen frequency for the display
The Vivo X60 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC with 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Vivo has also introduced virtual RAM with the Vivo X60 Pro, which basically uses about 3GB of storage as virtual RAM. You have the option to turn this option off and require 3GB of storage if needed. You get a 4200 mAh Vivo X60 Pro battery, which is decent as it’s only 7.59mm thick. Vivo has bundled a 33 W charger that should be able to charge the phone quickly. Connection options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, 4G VoLTE and 5G. It has six navigation systems, but suddenly loses NFC.
Vivo delivers the smartphone based on Funtouch OS 11.1 Android 11. There are no major changes to the interface compared to the Android repository, and I found it to be easy to use. If you want to customize your smartphone, Vivo offers a variety of animations and themes with Theme.
I found quite a few pre-installed apps on my smartphone, such as Amazon, Dailyhunt, Flipkart, Facebook, Snapchat, Moj, V-Appstore and more. You can delete all of them, except for the V-Appstore, which is the company’s alternative to the Play Store. I got a few reports from V-Appstore and Dailyhunt, which was annoying.
Vivo X60 Pro performance
The Vivo X60 Pro delivered excellent performance without delay or stuttering. The interface felt smooth and responsive as you navigated the menus. I set the refresh rate to 120 Hz and it made the scrolling butter smooth. I found the screen to be sharp, with excellent viewing angles and good brightness. Watching videos on this display panel felt appealing, but installing a stereo speaker would have further enhanced the experience. The Vivo X60 Pro’s screen fingerprint scanner opens the phone quickly and never needed another attempt in my experience.
I ran our benchmark to see where the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC stands in terms of competition. The Vivo X60 Pro released an impressive 716,817 in AnTuTu (version 9) and 12,049 in PCMark Work 2.0. The graphics benchmarks were also good, with the smartphone succeeding at 120 frames per second and 50 frames per second in the GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase benchmarks. Vivo’s virtual RAM was in use on my device when I compared this smartphone, but I ran a few tests after disabling it again, and the results didn’t differ significantly. Virtual RAM is a neat concept in theory, but you have to push the X60 Pro to its limit to see noticeable differences in performance because 12GB of physical RAM is more than enough.
Call of Duty Mobile worked well when the graphics were set very high and the frame rate high and I didn’t notice any stutter. I played the game for 30 minutes and I noticed that the battery life decreased by 9 percent. The X60 Pro was a little warm to the touch, but not too much. If you want to play heavy titles, this Vivo can take them pretty easily.
I had to download the X60 Pro every other day and it wasn’t a big deal. Excessive gaming and using the camera will consume the battery a little faster, so you may need to connect the phone earlier depending on usage. The phone took 14 hours and 56 minutes in our HD video loop test, which is a decent score considering the 4200 mAh battery. The included 33 W quick charger can take the battery to 53 percent in 30 minutes and 96 percent in an hour.
Vivo X60 Pro cameras
The Vivo X60 Pro offers a triple camera on the back that is not significantly different from the Vivo X50 Pro. The primary camera has a 48 megapixel sensor (Sony IMX598) and gimbal stability. This sensor is able to move physically to compensate for small vibrations when taking photos and recording videos. There is also a 13 megapixel ultra wide angle camera and a 13 megapixel portrait camera. The ultra-wide-angle camera’s job is to shoot macros, and artificial intelligence detects when you’re close enough to the subject and switches the camera automatically. The Vivo camera app was easy to use and I wasn’t too much with different shooting modes. You can stay in basic modes or dive into Pro mode for complete control. The camera has AI scene optimization enabled by default, and it was quick to detect scenes when I took pictures.
The daylight photos taken with the Vivo X60 Pro were good and had good detail in the highlights, while the shadows were underexposed and not so sharp. The image quality of photos taken with a very wide-angle camera deteriorated significantly, although it seemed to measure light better.
You have the ability to shoot photos in full resolution, resulting in 48 megapixel images that take up the phone for about two seconds. The output had better detail than the default 12-megapixel images, but the fine-grainedness was visible at 100 percent magnification on the screen.
The close-ups were good, detailed enough, and for a soft shallow depth of field background. Artificial intelligence seems to increase contrast very little. The camera application automatically switches to macro mode when you are close enough to the subject. The resulting 13 megapixel macros have good details. You also have the ability to crop these images thanks to high resolution than most stand-alone macro cameras.
The portraits taken with the 13-megapixel portrait camera were sharp, and it did well in edge detection. You have the option to set the level of blur before taking the picture, beautification is enabled by default, and this smooths the result.
The performance of the twilight camera was good and the phone did not take too long to take a picture. It worked out with decent performance, but the details weren’t as sharp as I would have liked. Night mode takes about 2-3 seconds to take a picture. It worked out in a little better detail than standard photo mode.
Selfies taken with a 32-megapixel front camera were sharp in both daylight and low light. You can also take selfie portraits, and the phone can recognize faces even with masks. The edge detection of the photos was good and I could set the blur before taking the picture.
Video recording exceeds 4K for main camera and 1080p for selfie shooter. Thanks to the universal joint stabilization system, the Vivo X60 Pro was able to stabilize the material with all accuracies. There are two forms of stabilization; a standard that worked well when I recorded footage while walking, and a “Super anti-shake” that tried to stabilize footage already while I was running. The Vivo X60 Pro managed to smooth the material pretty well as I walked, but the running was a little too much for the camera to control. Even in low light, the X60 Pro did a good job of stabilizing the videos when there was only occasional glow in the output.
The Vivo X60 Pro is a good successor to the Vivo X50 Pro, and it is getting better in areas where the latter was missing. Performance has got a good performance thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The quality of photos and videos is also better than its predecessor.
Priced at Rs. 49 990 The Vivo X60 Pro costs as much as the outgoing model and has to compete in model form OnePlus 9 (Review), Asus ROG 5and just announced Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro. The choice of smartphone depends entirely on your expectations – OnePlus 9 is packed with a more powerful processor and can provide better software updates based on your OnePlus experience. The Asus ROG Phone 5, on the other hand, is a gaming smartphone built for a purpose. The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro offers the same processor and triple camera settings at a significantly lower R price. 39 990.
The main strength of the Vivo X60 Pro is its cardan stabilizer system, which helps it produce better video performance than its competitors. So if you want to shoot a lot of video on your smartphone, the Vivo X60 Pro is great for the fall.