vivo X60 Pro review

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mobtkr23 April 2021Last Update : 1 year ago
vivo X60 Pro review

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Introduction

There are no less than six members of the vivo X60 series at the time of writing, and vivo does not make it any easier and offers different handsets of the same name in China and the rest of the world. What we have for you today is the X60 Pro, in international specification.

The X60 Pro, which the next few pages will be dedicated to, is powered by an advanced Snapdragon 870 chip, a notch below the prevailing SD888. The phone has a beautiful 120Hz 6.56-inch AMOLED screen that leaves a bit to be desired – mostly adaptive refresh rate, but it is hardly expected at this level. It is topped off by a triple camera system that has gimbal stabilization on the main unit, an autofocus ultra-wide and a classic 2x tele that no one else seems to want to make anymore.

When we go deeper into our attempts to clarify things, the X60 Pro here should not be confused with the X60 Pro (for China), which has an extra periscope and an Exynos chipset or X60 Pro + (this is apparently the same in and out of his home country), which also has a periscope, but also the latest SD888.

If anything, the X60 Pro most closely resembles the X60 non-Pro (global), which misses the cardan action, and it is in itself essentially a chipset better than its Chinese counterpart. Then there is the X60t, which is like the X60 Pro, only with a Dimensity chipset instead of a Snapdragon. This is as close to clear as we can do in this very space.

vivo X60 Pro review

Repetition is the key to learning, so here’s a review of the X60 Pro’s specifications again, a little more detailed.

an overview of vivo X60 Pro specifications:

  • Body: 158.6×73.2×7.6mm, 179g; Gorilla Glass 6 front, Gorilla Glass 6 back, aluminum frame.
  • Screen: 6.56 “AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10 +, 1080x2376px resolution, 19.8: 9 aspect ratio, 398ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm): Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650.
  • Memory: 256 GB 12 GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS / software: Android 11, Funtouch 11.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (head): 48 MP, f / 1.5, 26 mm, 1 / 2.0 “, 0.8 µm, PDAF, gimbal stabilization; Tele: 13 MP, f / 2.5, 50 mm, 1 / 2.8 “, 0.8 ,m, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚, 16mm.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.5, 26 mm (wide), 1 / 2.8 “, 0.8 .m.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30 / 60fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 fps.
  • Battery: 4200mAh; Fast charging 33W.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (on display, optical); NFC.

You may notice that the 4,200 mAh battery, although not strictly small, is a bit smallis than what we’ve got recently. However, the 33W adapter should help keep it charged up quickly, though we wonder why the 55W charger for Pro + did not make the cut. Knowing that the Pro + has no stereo speakers, and really no vivo either, but one, the only speaker on the X60 Pro is easier to swallow if it’s still bitter. Maybe a pair of earplugs in the box could have compensated for that?

vivo X60 Pro unboxing

The X60 Pro comes in a box that is more advanced than most, and which is in line with vivo’s previous premium efforts. It is a two-part, scattered flat square painted in navy blue with the model name printed in large letters, a picture of a camera lens and the brand that is supposedly behind the lens, Zeiss.

In a typical vivo way, there is hardly anything missing in the retail package – at a time when even chargers have become optional, this approach is welcome, right? Or waste? Who should say.

vivo X60 Pro review

Either way, right out of the box, you would get a plastic snap-on protective shell, a headset that ends in a 3.5mm connector, a 3.5mm to USB-C dongle (because otherwise there would be nowhere to connect headsets) and combo to the charger and USB-A-to-C cable.

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