Vivo X60 Pro Review: A Sincere Upgrade Of Design And Image


[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] On December 29, 2020, Vivo released the new X60 series, which will be no stranger to consumers who pay attention to industry dynamics. From the release of the Exynos 1080 chip to the release of Vivo’s new operating system OriginOS (announced to debut on the X series), and the official strategic cooperation between Vivo and Zeiss (announced to adopt the optical lens developed jointly with Zeiss in the X60 series), We will share our actual experience with the Vivo X60 Pro (Force color) after about 10 days of actual use in this review. The outer packaging of the vivo X60 series has been adjusted compared to previous generations, and the shape remains essentially the same. In addition to the phone with its own water gel film, the accessories included are: 11V/3A charging adapter, Type-C data cable, Type-C version of the XE160 headset, silicone case, SIM card pin, warranty card, and getting started guide.

From the above accessories, you can probably tell that the Vivo X60 Pro retains the 33W charging power, as well as the absence of the 3.5mm port. The Vivo X60 series, unlike its predecessor X50, moved the front lens opening to the top center position, reducing selfie distortion and eye problems caused by the left side of the lens in the past.

The packaging process for the 2020 Pro models is already mature, and the Vivo X60 Pro is no exception. The screen is surrounded by as few and harmonious black edges as possible, making the curved screen’s front more appealing. 7.59mm thick inside the body, 4200mAh battery built-in, 178g to hold in the hand, girls will not feel the paw The Vivo X60 Pro’s first impression is that it is thin and light, thanks to its double-curved front and back design; however, the thickness of the body does not include the thickness of the lens module protrusion. For Vivo, overcoming the volume of the micro cloud table and periscope telephoto lens is a major challenge in order to make the phone thin and light.

If the X60 Pro’s rear camera bulges and the body flattens, the body thickness could reach 9mm, which is obviously contrary to the aesthetic concept that Vivo has always pursued. In response to the lens protrusion, the Vivo X60 Pro uses a “double-layer cloud step” design, which was already in use when the previous generation X50 first used the micro cloud table, which minimizes the visual protrusion through a two-part protrusion design. Unlike its predecessor, the Vivo X60 Pro’s double-layer cloud stage incorporates the flash, making the module as a whole larger but visually more focused and simple.

The X60 Pro also has a few small eggs in its design. The patch at the top of the phone, for example, and the concave design at the bottom, which can enhance the face value and make the phone look more premium. As a phone that focuses on image functions, the Vivo X60 Pro also focuses on improving the shooting experience.

In terms of hardware, the X60 Pro has a 48-megapixel (second generation) micro cloud stage main camera, a 13-megapixel super wide angle camera, an 8-megapixel 5x periscope telephoto camera, a 13-megapixel 2x portrait camera, and a 32-megapixel front camera, all of which are solid main cameras. Vivo has borrowed some Zeiss technology and design for the X60 Pro lens thanks to a strategic partnership with Zeiss. The camera design of the X60 series smartphones draws on the iconic design elements of the Tessar lens to improve resolution, and all lenses are upgraded to more expensive aspherical lenses for easier aberration correction.

coating process in order to achieve a standard comparable to Zeiss T* coating.

The Vivo X60 Pro micro cloud stage main camera was able to take vibrant, forgiving photos in well-lit scenes, with excellent screen effects to make the images more tense. The performance of the other lenses is also commendable; picture exposure and white balance are generally consistent, and the 5x periscope telephoto image at this time often surprises. On the rear portrait, Vivo’s joint image system with Zeiss supports five highly stylized portrait filters.

Among them is the ability to replicate Zeiss Biotar’s out-of-focus swirl bokeh, which simulates the effect of a large aperture and brings out the details in the portrait.

The Vintage Portrait style will intensify contrast, enhance noise, and darken greens while having a slight effect of light leakage. The French Impression style will create a low definition and low sharpening hazy beauty, suitable for shooting in low contrast images. The final flash portrait has the flash turned on by default, which enhances the contrast and saturation of the image by brightening the subject and darkening the background.

Shooting at night in a night scene interspersed with industrial lighting, with the Vivo X60 Pro’s anti-shake shooting turned on, video recording with both hands holding walking has been able to get a usable picture with a good play of brightness and color. The memory is 12GB LPDDR4X and 256GB UFS3.1, so you don’t have to worry about running any large 3D games. Specific performance, using the Rabbit in ordinary mode ran 621237 points, GeekBenck single-core performance 4221 points, multi-core performance 13020 points, AndroBench sequential read speed up to 1941 MB / s, sequential write speed also came to 1287MB / s. Although this technology is difficult to detect without experience, the Vivo X60 Pro’s overall reflection is very smooth after nearly 10 days of use.

The X60 Pro is a very smooth and simple device to use.

In terms of games, we tested two games, “Honor of Kings” and “Original God,” and the Vivo X60 Pro always maintained smooth graphics during 30 minutes of continuous play. In comparison to the already excellent optimization of “King’s Honor,” the mobile graphics card crisis “Original God” in 2020 Mihau but most flagships feel the strain, here we refer to the recommended settings for high end machines provided by @Geekerwan, the parameters are as follows. This setting almost drained the performance to the maximum in the open-world rendering scenario, while still keeping the game running smoothly.

Of course, after 5 minutes in this state, any flagship phone would be accompanied by a lot of heat, and so is the Vivo X60 Pro, but even after 30 minutes of playing in a high quality, high heat scenario, there were no frame drops midway through. It is difficult for users who frequently play handheld games to get one day of charging done.

Using the included 33W charger, it takes 65 minutes to fully charge the Vivo X60 Pro.

OriginOS is the first to be equipped with the redesigned Android 11-based OriginOS, which is one of the Vivo X60 series’ eye-catching highlights. The new dynamic engine of OriginOS, which adopts the same limited principle of visual feedback as iOS, eliminates the original “long reflex arc” problem of Android. OriginOS has made big changes in design and interaction than before, in order not to make new and old users feel abrupt, Vivo X60 series still use the original UI interface of FuntouchOS by default, it is highly recommended to switch to the new OriginOS throu Specific APPs also have Vivo’s exclusive design icons, which have a smooth recycling effect when returning to the desktop; depending on the frequency of use, certain apps can be adjusted to occupy 2x or even 4x the grid space, making them more conspicuous and easier to trigger.

Furthermore, widget functions that were about to be phased out on Android have been reintroduced with a new look, including new weather notifications, atomic notifications that aggregate information, and atomic music on-the-go, which can be switched between multiple music apps. Some icons with closely related functions, such as the lens pack and default camera, can also be stitched together. In terms of custom gestures, OriginOS allows users to adjust the trigger area of the side-swipe gesture at will, but there is not much available for modification at the moment, and it is yet to be improved. To provide users with timely e-payments, the new Super Card Pack feature can be pulled out from the edge of the rest or woken screen.

Similarly, OriginOS supports the side swipe gesture for Quick Lens Pack, and you can set behavioral wallpapers that gradually bloom with each step on the vivo X60 Pro. These flowers were created by Vivo in collaboration with the special effects company that worked on the visual realization of Hollywood films such as “The Lion King,” resulting in each screen opening being visually stunning.

If you don’t like the behavioral wallpaper, you can use the morpher to redesign it based on another wallpaper, such as a weather notification superimposed on the wallpaper, or a new dynamic wallpaper created by blending the original wallpaper with local sunlight and color temperature in the form of a picture frame. On paper, the X60 Pro is a flagship, and offline, it has the design appeal that people can see at a glance.

One of the few disappointments may be the lack of dual speakers, as well as the upgrade to faster charging power. According to Vivo officials, this was a reluctant trade-off for the X60’s sharp, thin, and light styling, but we believe it was also a trade-off for Vivo in terms of final price and cost.

In any case, the Vivo X60 Pro is a phone that deserves to be considered a flagship.