Vivo X50 256GB  +1 variation

price₹ 37,990 onwards

launchJul, 2020

69.0

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62.0

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Design

  • The Vivo X50 is a breath of fresh air, bringing a sexy, luxurious design - the soft satin finish of the glass back with a classy matte metallic hue gives it a unique and amiable look
  • It is one of the few Android phones that is somewhat compact and relatively light-weight at this price
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate for the most part and there's also Face Unlock that works well

Display

  • Very good 6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen, which looks pretty good - the colours are punchy, saturated and viewing content on it is a delight
  • The display have all the bells and whistles here including a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz response rate, HDR10+ support and up to 1300 nits peak brightness

Software

  • As with all previous Vivo phones, the software experience continues to be the pain point, it has barely improved over the last few years - this wouldn’t have been as big a deal if it were another one of Vivo’s budget smartphones, but consumers expect an ad-free, no-frills affair in the premium segment, that the X50 Pro is lacking

Performance

  • Good performance with the new Snapdragon 730 - the Vivo X50 dashes through everything you throw at it, for day to day use, you should have no issues whatsoever and Heavy 3D games like PUBG Mobile runs smoothly
  • The Snapdragon 730 is a good processor, but for a phone at this price the Vivo X50 feels a little underpowered

Camera

  • Very good quad camera setup - a primary gimbal 48MP sensor, a 13MP portrait zoom lens, an 8MP ultra-wide and an 5MP macro camera
  • In daylight everything looks generally pleasing including sharp, detailed shots with good colours - close-ups look excellent too, with sharp details and generous background bokeh
  • The ultra-wide camera gets you that extra-wide perspective on the world - it adds a little extra fun to the functionality with the macro mode and can take sharp and detailed close-ups - this pretty much renders the dedicated macro camera obsolete
  • Portrait shots of people and objects generally look good - you can adjust the level of background blur, and add beauty effects and filters
  • The front-facing 32MP camera does a good job - the portrait mode works well, filters, Beauty and other usual features are also present
  • Overall, this is one of the more exciting camera setups at this price and Vivo isn't playing a numbers game, each camera has different functionality that adds to the overall versatility of the cameras

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker performance - the output is loud and clear with very little distortion in the bass at full volume
  • There’s no headphone jack and you will have to invest in some good Bluetooth headsets if you want to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously

Battery

  • Good battery life with the 4200 mAh cell - it will easily last a full day on a single charge with 90 Hz display on moderate use
  • Very good fast charging with the 33W Flash Charger - it can fill up the battery in about 80 minutes

Verdict

  • The Vivo X50 is a pretty solid all-rounder - it looks stylish, is built well, and has good cameras, battery life and the AMOLED display are also some of its strong suits (though, the software might be an eyesore to a lot of users, it also feels a little underpowered for the price)
  • For the price, the Vivo X50 is a little underpowered compared to phones such as the Realme X2 Pro and OnePlus 7T, which both have flagship-level SoCs - while this shouldn't hamper day-to-day performance, it could prevent certain high-end games from running at their full potential

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  1. A pretty solid all-rounder... but a little underpowered
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Vivo X50 is a camera-centric smartphone that cuts corners by opting for a mid-range processor
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo X50/Pro is a great photography tool
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
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Vivo X50 256GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.56 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2376 pixels (~ 398 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate90 HzHigh
Display Features
  • HDR10+
  • 3D Curved Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Ranked #23 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 618
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4200 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 33W FlashCharge 2.0, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight173 gmMedium
Thickness7.5 mmSlim
Width75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/1.6 Aperture; PDAF; OIS
  • 13MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 50mm Focal Length; Depth Sensor; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; 2x Optical Zoom
  • 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 120-degree Sensor Size; 16mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 5MP: f/2.48 Aperture; Macro Camera
  • Super Night Mode
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.5 Aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
5GYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
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  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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