The X60 Pro was released back in April, and yet, its successor, which we have today for review, isn’t just a half-baked refresh, as the short release cycle would suggest. Quite the opposite, actually. The X70 Pro is now offering a similar feature set as the X60 Pro+, and it occupies a different price bracket altogether.
The price hike compared to the X60 Pro seems fair. The new model sports a brighter and more energy-efficient AMOLED screen while retaining the 120Hz refresh rate. A 50MP f/1.8 camera is at the helm of the camera department, along with the familiar 8MP 5x zoom and 12MP 2x zoom telephoto cameras borrowed from the X60 Pro+. The 2x telephoto unit is particularly exciting as it offers a wide f/2.0 aperture.
vivo X70 Pro specs at a glance:
Body: 158.3×73.2×8.0mm, 183g; Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame.
Display: 6.56″ AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080x2376px resolution, 19.8:9 aspect ratio, 398ppi.
Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm) – International, Exynos 1080 (5 nm) – China: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – International, Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – China; Mali-G77 MC9 – International, Mali-G78 MP10 – China.
Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software: Android 11, Funtouch OS 12 (International), OriginOS 1.0 (China).
Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, gimbal OIS; Telephoto: 12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm, 1/2.93″, 1.22µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Telephoto: 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm, 1/4.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 116˚, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF.
Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+; Front camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps.
Battery: 4450mAh; Fast charging 44W, Reverse charging.
Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); Infrared port.
Sadly, the 48MP ultrawide camera has been swapped for a slightly wider, 12MP unit. The good news is that the special Zeiss optics and Zeiss T* lens coating are still around, along with the famous gimbal stabilization on the main camera.
Another important change worth mentioning is the chipset. The X60 Pro runs on the potent Snapdragon 870, while the X70 Pro settles for a Dimensity 1200 worldwide and Exynos 1080 in China. Don’t get us wrong, the Dimensity 1200 and Exynos 1080 are both very capable chipsets; the former even being the current top-of-the-line MediaTek silicon.
In addition to the new chipset, the X70 Pro gets quite a few memory options this time around – from 8GB/128GB all the way up to 12GB/512GB. The X60 Pro launched with a 12GB/256GB configuration making the entry barrier a bit higher than usual so bringing a wider memory variety is a good move.
A small bump in the battery capacity, now 4,450 mAh, is more than welcome change too and paired with an upgraded, snappier 44W charging, the device tops-up pretty fast. It can also top-up other devices since it supports reverse wired charging.
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