Blog 35: October 28, 2020 at 00:00 am by @otto.magazin.eng
👋 This is the new X50 Pro 5G device from Vivo! It comes with balanced specs and 5G support.
Hello guys, are you hesitant to buy this phone? So bring your coffee and welcome:
This is the Vivo X50 Pro 5G, The front and back are made from glass and the frame is made from aluminum.
The device comes with lots of specs, and I’ll you about my experience with it in this blog.
Let me start with the design: The device comes with curved edges with a Vivo logo at the bottom left.
The rear cameras are housed in a vertical rectangular setup. The front is a curved screen with a top left punch hole to house the front facing camera.
The device weighs 181.5g, and it its thickness is 8.04mm. The design is great and you can use the device with one hand without any problems.
The screen size is 6.56 and it comes with FHD+ 2376×1080 resolution. It is an AMOLED panel and it is called 3D Curved Screen. The 4 edges come with a 3D curviness.
The curviness give the device a smoother usage, and you’ll notice it with games and intensive usage. But you’ll need to get used to it first. The content also must support the higher refresh rate.
Our device comes with 4 rear cameras and a single front facing camera. The main camera is 48MP. It is called the Gimbal Main Camera Bigeye.
What’s distinguishable about this camera is that is comes with a mini gimbal inside similar to GoPro cameras.
This will help in tracking and objects and people in the frame.
It also provides 3D steadiness which offers better steadiness than OIS.
The second camera is the 13MP Portrait lens. The third is the Ultra Wide 8MP lens. The fourth is the Periscope Telephoto 8MP lens. The front facing camera is 32MP.
But the numbers don’t tell the full story. The main camera takes good photos with satisfactory light.
The details of the photos vary. Sometimes, they’re good, other times they’re very good.
The same thing applies to colors. Sometimes, they’re cold, other times, they’re warm. It depends on color processing in the device itself.
It consider it a personal preference. The Ultra Wide camera provide good details.
But sometimes, the colors are a bit bright, and it depends on different circumstances.
The Ultra Wide photos take photos with 120 degrees of view.
Sometimes, it gives a fisheye effect photos.
The device supports 5x optical zoom, with very good results.
It also supports up to 60x digital zoom, but of course the quality will degrade.
In portrait photos, the light could’ve been better.
The edges are not fully isolated, especially when the object is a human.
But it also depends on different circumstances. But in general, the results are satisfactory.
The device takes very good night photos. But in dark setting, the details will be degraded.
The results may vary. But always make sure the the camera captures light. The device takes Macro photos using the Ultra Wide lens.
After experimenting with it, the results vary.
Sometimes, the results are good, other times, the results are not accurate. But it is a great thing that this device supports Macro photos.
The rear camera supports 4K@60fps videos. It offers saturated colors and good details.
But with 4K videos, the shakiness is a bit high. But this can be solved with the Ultra Steady feature.
It offers better steadiness, but it only works with 1080@60fps videos.
Honestly, it is a great resolution for those who need to shoot videos on their devices.
The rear camera also support Smart Zoom for videos. When activated, the zoomed objected will be tracked in a smart way.
The device also shoots slo-mo videos with 720p@200fps. The front facing camera offers good outcome.
But the colors are a bit bright, and the skin is a little beautified. But it varies depending on different circumstances.
Portrait photos using the front facing camera come with good details and isolation.
The CPU inside is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with 8 cores and 7nm architecture build. The GPU is the Adreno 620.
In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 626 points for the single core and 1968 points for multicores.
Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors.
PUBG game was very smooth on high settings and HDR enabled.
The device supports the Ultra Game Mode to enhance the gaming experience.
For example, it silence phone calls and notifications, and it supports the Esports mode, which offers the best possible performance.
It also offers Voice Changer, where you can change your voice while gaming. You’ve got to try it.
There are many other features. The RAM is 8GB and the onboard storage is 256GB.
It supports 2 SIM cards, and unfortunately, it doesn’t support an SD card.😤
The device runs Android 10 with FunTouch OS on top of it, which is very similar to the Stock Android. It is light and easy to use.
The UI supports gestures and Dark Mode.
It supports gestures like swiping down with 3 fingers to take a screenshot.
You can also swipe up with 3 fingers to enable Split-Screen feature.
By the way, the device supports Google services such as Google Play store.
It fully supports Google services.
Unlike other devices that don’t support Google services because of the tension between them and Google.
The device comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
And after experimenting with it, its responsive is good.
It also unlocks using the front facing camera, but it is not secure as it doesn’t have dedicated sensors. It supports HiRes Audio, and it comes with the AK 4377A audio chip.
This chip helps in providing audio with better quality and depth.
The device comes with a mono speaker located at the bottom of the device.
After experimenting with it, it offers good audio similar to other speakers found in different devices.
Vivo didn’t invest in bringing stereo speakers to the device.
The device supports bluetooth 5.1 and dual band WiFi. The device supports NFC, and it is compatible with Mada Pay and STC Pay.
The battery is 4315mAh, and it supports charging with 33w. The battery uses the Vivo FlashCharge 2.0 The battery charges from 0% to 57% in 30 minutes only.
The box contain the device, clear cover, fast charger, charging cable, 3.5mm headphones and a USB-C adapter. The content of the box may vary from a region to another.
And as the name of the device suggests, it supports 5G technology.
The 5G will offer faster internet speeds, but it depends on your carrier. The Vivo X50 Pro 5G is available in Gray color.
Vivo also have a wireless headphones called TWS Neo, This headphone supports APTX technology from Qualcomm.
It supports touch gestures and according to Vivo, the battery lasts up to 22 hours, but it depends on your usage.
Materials are high quality, and it can be used one-handed.
The screen is beautiful, and it supports 90Hz refresh rate, which is great for this category.
The cameras are satisfactory, and for this category, it does its job well.
it doesn’t support an SD card or a 3.5mm headphone jack.
But also the device comes with the USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter.
Still, it doesn’t support an SD card.
The device isn’t officially IP68 water and dust resistant.
It might be, but I advise you not to mess with it in water.
Vivo have invested in the camera and specs with the Vivo X50 Pro 5G device.
Now, you know the pros and cons of this new device, do not forget that you will review your needs before purchasing.✌
See you later 🙏