Vivo X60 Pro Review: The Brand’s First Exynos And Zeiss-Powered Flagship Phone

    Vivo announced that it would be bringing its long-awaited X60 series of Smartphones in China on Dec. 29, last year in an event that kicked off at 7:30 AM Beijing Time(UTC+08:00). Even before hitting the store shelves, the series was expected to bring upgrades in multiple departments such as display, Camera, Performance over its predecessor. The X60 Pro is currently up for grabs on Giztop.


    Just like the previous generation X50 series, the Vivo X60 Pro adopts an elegant design, and the phone retains a majority of its predecessor’s design element. It is worth noting though that the X60 Pro boasts some noteworthy changes in details, which makes the phone look high-end and more refined.

    The X60 Pro comes in two color options including, Original Force and Huacai, and the color theme is dubbed, Recovery, “It conveys a warm, tranquil, and reborn emotional tone, quiet and gentle, bringing relaxation and peaceful feeling, but with vigorous and upward power, it returns to the most primitive yearning for warmth,” according to the official description.

    The AG matte process is used for the back cover, which ensures that the light does not form refraction on the body. The AG frosting process also ensures that there are no fingerprints and sweat marks, but the polish feels too smooth when holding in hand.

    The phone features a dual-color cloud-level camera module design. The cameras are placed on the first step, next to the periscope lens. The second step houses a separate fill light, and the parameter identification of the module is placed on the right side. The phone uses the classic “Choker” collar design on top of the fuselage.

    X60 Pro’s biggest design highlight is the center punch. The camera is placed in the center above the screen. The phone’s screen uses a 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz touch sampling rate screen, the screen brightness is 800nit HBM, reaching a peak brightness of 1300nit. The screen has a 600w:1 contrast ratio.

    The screen covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has passed SGS eye protection certification. It supports HDR10+ technology and adopts LTM partial color mapping technology to adjust the contrast of the display area.

    Weighing in at 178 grams, the thickness of the Vivo X60 Pro only 7.59mm. To control the weight of the fuselage, Vivo has got rid of the symmetrical speakers. The X60 Pro has only a speaker at the bottom of the fuselage.

    Imaging System

    One of X60 Pro’s biggest configuration highlights is the new Zeiss imaging system, which features a wide range of optical lenses such as ultra-wide-angle lenses, professional portrait lenses, and ultra-telephoto lenses. It includes a 48MP main camera (ultra-stable micro-pan) f/1.48 ultra-large aperture, a 13MP 0.6X ultra-wide-angle, an 8MP 5X periscope, and a 13MP2X portrait. You can check out some pictures below.

    The ultra-large aperture of the second-generation micro-head f/1.48 on the Vivo X60 Pro, the Weiyuntai increases the amount of light by 16.8 percent as compared to the previous generation. The officials said it uses a higher-precision AOA assembly process, which enhances the edge aberration of the large-aperture lens.

    “First of all, the night scene can achieve longer exposure, and the probability of blur is further reduced;

    Second, it has realized the ability to capture sports, and can also quickly produce movies in some sports scenes;

    Third, more stable video shooting, reduced image quality loss at the edge of video shooting in low light environments;

    Finally, it is Black Light Night Vision 2.0, which can achieve the effect of “night vision” under extreme night conditions,” the company said.

    You can check out an example of sports capture below. The X60 Pro offers an independent camera capture function. When the AI ​​mode is on, the camera will automatically start sports capture when it detects a sports scene.

    Moreover, the X60 Pro captures impressive night shots. The phone’s night scene mode covers all focal lengths, but the 5X telephoto end does provide less light input and the availability of shooting proofs is not high either. It is recommended that the micro-head camera shoot night scenes using 2X telephoto shoot night portraits.

    System Experience

    Vivo’s system software upgrades seem a bit outdated with FuntouchOS. The Chinese smartphone maker officially launched its brand-new OriginOS system during a developer conference in Shenzhen. The system adopted the concept of “design from the original, and design as the original”.

    The OriginOS comes with a feature dubbed, deformer, which allows you to adjust the style of the original scene window. You can choose between four styles of monochrome, blur, weather, and time. Moreover, there are atomic notifications, atomic walkmans, atomic component libraries, navigation gestures, and parallel worlds, just to name a few.

    Performance Experience

    The X60 Pro has introduced Samsung’s 5nm Exynos 1080 chip, which is biased towards the mid-to-high end. Exynos 1080 is an eight-core architecture, a 1+3+4 three-cluster solution, 1 Cortex-A78 core (maximum frequency is 2.8 GHz), 3 high-performance Cortex-A78 cores + 4 efficient Cortex-A55 cores.

    The Exynos 1080 uses the flagship Mali-G78 GPU with 10 cores and supports 4-channel LPDDR4 & 5. The G78 offers up to 25 percent higher performance than the Mali-G77. The Exynos 1080 multi-core and single-core running scores are similar to the performance of the Snapdragon 865.


    The Vivo X60 Pro offered considerably improved performance. Moreover, the company’s partnership with Zeiss has allowed it to have new thinking and ideas on imaging in the 5G era. In addition to that, the first Exynos 1080 performance has been significantly improved.

    On top of that, OriginOS brings a whole new experience. On the downside, the lack of dual speakers and the standard 33W fast charge cannot be overlooked. You can visit this link to purchase the Vivo X60 Pro for $859 from Giztop.


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