Vivo X50 Smartphone Review
In the world of smartphones, there is a fierce struggle for the buyer. This year it was joined by a new line from Vivo – one of the largest phone manufacturers in China. The company presented the flagship X50 series. Vivo X50 Smartphone includes two devices: X50 Pro and actually X50, which will be discussed in our review.
Many have written that the novelty from Vivo is the thinnest smartphone in the world with 5G support. However, in our case, it does not matter. Because the younger model – Vivo X50, which came to us for review – is equipped with Snapdragon 730. This processor does not support the fifth generation of mobile communications.
But to include this fact in the disadvantages of a smartphone would be somehow illogical. After all, there is no 5G in yet. And it is generally unknown when it will appear. But the fact that you do not have to overpay for technology that you can not use – this is an obvious plus.
Another feature of the flagship series, which focuses on the manufacturer – the unique capabilities of the camera. Of course, the main innovations went to the Pro version. However, the X50 also has something to please fans of photo and video shooting.
Vivo X50 features
- Display: 6.56 inches, AMOLED, HDR10 +
- Chipset: Snapdragon 730 + Adreno 618
- RAM: 8 GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB
- Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition)
- Main camera: 48 MP (main) + 13 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultra wide) + 5 MP (macro)
- Front camera: 32 MP
- Connection standards: Dual-SIM, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
- Autonomy: 4200 mAh, fast charging
Design and equipment
If you are not a very demanding user, then in the box with the Vivo X50 you will find everything you may need for easy use of the phone. There is a simple silicone case, and a fast 33-watt charge, and a headset. Even the protective glass is already glued to the screen.
However, the X50 does not have a separate “input” for headphones. However, the manufacturer took care of this – the kit includes a special adapter with Type-C to a 3.5 mm jack plug.
In terms of design, the smartphone is made with a view to the premium segment. Although the front side has an unpretentious look. There are neither “waterfalls” nor “chuba”. Only a large screen with a minimal frame and a black “drop” in the upper left corner, behind which the front camera is hidden.
The back panel of the smartphone looks the most interesting. It is made of frosted glass with a glossy black gradient under it. The matte texture is pleasant to the touch and more practical in everyday life than polished – fingerprints and other dirt are almost invisible on the matte surface.
Another design solution that attracts attention is the X50 glass insert on top. It contrasts with the background of the smartphone frame, which is made of polished aluminum.
The main camera modules lined up in the upper left corner of the rear panel. There is also a flash LED strip nearby. The camera does not stick out too much but still makes the smartphone shaky on a flat surface.
In general, the Vivo X50 is assembled qualitatively. The only disappointment is the lack of proper protection from moisture and dust. The manufacturer does not provide information on the IP rating of the smartphone at all. And this raises certain questions.
The Vivo X50 has a large 6.56-inch AMOLED display that occupies almost the entire front panel. Its resolution is 2376 × 1080.
The screen supports a high refresh rate of 90 Hz. However, in some cases, the smartphone automatically switches to 60 Hz. This happens when you open applications such as “camera”, “gallery”, “music” or “compass”.
The display has three color versions of the default settings: standard, normal and bright. But the color temperature can also be adjusted manually.
In most cases, the screen behaves perfectly. The accuracy of the image transfer in standard mode is very good – the colors are saturated and there are no problems with white balance. And under sunlight, the display automatically adds brightness.
The only remark is the viewing angles. The “shift” of red color on light images is especially noticeable. This is a minor problem, but it does exist.
Vivo X50 camera
The main camera on the back consists of four modules, which are very similar in properties to the Pro version. First of all, you get a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor. However, it does not have the advertised “gimbal” stabilization – it is only available in the X50 Pro. However, the possibility of optical image stabilization is preserved.
There is also a TV and an ultra-wide lens. The only thing that distinguishes the X50 from the Pro version is the 5-megapixel module, which has replaced the periscope camera.
When it comes to video recording, the Vivo X50 can record 4K 30p or 1080p 60p video from the main lens. Ultra-wide is limited to only 1080p 30p. The telephoto lens does not make the video at all. And all scaling is done digitally.
In daylight, the main camera does a great job. Images have good detail, contrast and white balance. The colors are bright. Sometimes even too bright, but overall look nice.
The ultra-wide lens is somewhat inferior to the main one. Colors and contrast are still at the proper level, but the level of detail is lower.
The camera takes decent pictures. They are suitable for use. However, the double zoom does not deserve any special attention.
And finally a macro lens. He is able to take usable photos, but you have to take almost close. Because of this, there are problems with lighting – the smartphone blocks almost all useful light. But the night mode works quite well.
The Vivo X50 smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730. It is, of course, not the most powerful processor today. However, there are no problems with the performance of the phone – it is generally above average. If you are not an avid gamer, then the X50 is able to please you with its liveliness.
But if you love to play, the Snapdragon 730 with Adreno 618 graphics processor will not be the best choice.
Thanks to a not very powerful and unpretentious processor and a relatively large battery (4200 mAh), the Vivo X50 demonstrates a good degree of autonomy. Even with active use at the end of the day, there is usually at least a third of the charge left. And if you use your smartphone sparingly, the battery may last even for two days.
Another advantage – the X50 supports fast charging, and the phone comes with a charger with a capacity of 33 watts. It is able to fully charge your smartphone in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Disadvantages include the fact that the X50 does not support wireless charging, but in this price range there are almost no smartphones with this feature.
In this review, we have seen all the specs and features of the Vivo X50 smartphone. The X50 has a modern design, a good display, and good performance. The camera deserves special attention. Especially her night mode. In general, this is a decent working “horse”.
However, it must be admitted that the Vivo X50 has a lot of powerful competitors in its price range, with which it will be difficult for the little-known brand to compete. And not only that the company will still have to revise the pricing policy.