There’s nothing better than seeing a purpose-built phone do well at what it does. That’s certainly the case with the vivo X60 Pro, the top of the line model in vivo’s X60 series of phones. With a specially co-engineered camera and plenty of specialty modes, it looks like vivo is definitely gunning for the photography enthusiasts as well as the vloggers with this one.
At around the RM3k line though, a phone needs a lot more than just a fancy camera. How does the vivo X60 Pro stack up in that regard? Read on and find out.
vivo X60 Pro Specs
|Display||6.56″ FHD + 3D AMOLED 120hz|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
Front camera 32MP / Rear camera 48MP+13MP+13MP
Making Your Photos Look Better Than Ever
By and far the big selling point of the Vivo X60 Pro is its camera. The phone’s camera was co-engineered with vivo and ZEISS, using the latter’s own Vario-Tessar lenses to give a clarity usually only heard of in dedicated cameras.
On top of that it leverages the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, which allows it to have a variety of low-light settings to give it some of the best night modes in the business, letting you take a variety of night-time photos all while reducing the grain.
The built-in HDR settings also make sure that your night photos look vibrant, giving every object a broader range of tones. This looks especially good in cities, since the light off billboards actually tends to keep their color instead of just becoming white smears like in less-efficient night modes.
On top of that you also get a panoramic mode with Super Pano, meaning you can finally take those romantic city vistas without worrying about the colors looking muddy. This is a really great feature to have on hand, since you won’t need to lug around a hefty DSLR to accomplish this, or even mess with things like Aperture settings and f-stops to get your images looking vibrant at night.
The zoom is also really good, allowing you to take up to 10x digital zoom without worrying about your photo quarry being a pixelated mess. It’s especially good for photographing animals, since there’s nothing more heartbreaking than trying to take a photo of the most adorable stray cat ever then having them run away, only to find out the distant photo you took was basically little more than a smudge.
The camera is equally good at taking videos, too., with an auto-tracking to help keep important things in focus, as well as shake reduction so that you can take some pretty professional-looking videos. It also uses a lot of the same features from the camera, meaning you’ll get a properly good looking video, which is especially great since you won’t need a crew to watch over you while you record your vlogs.
A Pretty Face And Top-Class Display
On top of all that, the Vivo X60 Pro is quite the looker, with an attractive Shimmer Blue color. It’s got that great chromatic shift where the colors shift depending on the lighting conditions, which is sure to be a great accessory depending on your sense of style.
On top of that it weighs a mere 176 grams, making it easy to hold up for group selfies without putting too much of a strain on your hands. It’s also only 7.36mm thin, so it’s an easy phone to slip in and out of pockets or purses.
The display is no slouch either, with a 6.56″ FHD screen that uses an AMOLED display. It also supports up to 120hz refresh rate, meaning you can use it for watching high framerate YouTube videos, or even more high-end games. Speaking of gaming, it boasts a 240hz response time, allowing you to play games without being worried about slow controls.
Thanks to the HDR support, videos also look especially good on the phone’s screen, letting colors really pop when you’re watching videos. As someone guilty of watching Netflix on tiny phone screens, having such a versatile screen on the vivo X60 Pro is a great way to let me enjoy my nature documentaries without having to get out of bed.
Between the great colors on the back of the phone as well as the colors on the phone’s screen, it’s sure to make you the center of attention no matter where you go. For me personally portability on a camera-centric phone is paramount, since having a high-tech lens means nothing if you can’t whip it out before your subject runs away.
It Plays Games, Too!
The one thing most photography-type phones tend to suffer with is gaming, since making a phone good at one thing often means sacrificing the other if you’re trying to keep the price down. Thankfully that’s not really the case with the Vivo X60 Pro, since we tested out several games and didn’t really suffer with them.
The first game we tried was our own universal benchmark Genshin Impact, which features a pretty big open world with lots of particle effects on screen. The Vivo X60 Pro managed to run it decently well, with no slowdowns or frame drops. That being said, it does run a little hot, especially over prolonged gaming sessions. Even with a case, the phone is fully capable of warming your hands while you play Genshin Impact, so maybe look into getting some cooling pads.
That being said, it’s just as likely to be a problem with the game itself, rather than the phone. We tried out Blade and Soul Revelation, a mobile MMO with some impressively detailed assets. Unlike with Genshin, the phone could run this at maximum settings, all without doubling as a heating appliance. The phone also doesn’t have any frame drops, with the game running pretty well throughout the session.
Surprisingly enough, despite the heating problems, the phone handles games pretty efficiently, with Genshin only draining about 10% in a half-hour session. We had a blast playing PUBG Mobile on it with HDR on, and the battery only drained 30% in the two-hour session. This might differ on a more loaded phone, for example with a full day’s worth of texts, but for now color us impressed with how well the vivo X60 Pro holds a charge.
The vivo X60 Pro is a pretty great phone even without its camera, having a great battery life, a good amount of RAM (8GB) as well as being able to run some of the most popular and demanding games on the market right now. Throw in the top-of-the-line camera as well and you get an awful lot of bang for your buck, at a price that’s not too bad, all things considered.
Speaking of the price, the vivo X60 will set you back RM2699, while the X60 Pro costs RM3299. Again, these might be a little to the higher end for a general utility phone, but considering how well this leans into its amazing photography features, it’s definitely a worthwhile splurge if you’re doing any kind of vlogging/video work.
Review Unit Provided by vivo Malaysia