Vivo X70 Pro Plus review and price

Vivo X70 Pro Plus review and price

Vivo X70 Pro Plus has been released along with two other handsets on Thursday – X70, X70 Pro, and X70 Pro Plus ranges. Undoubtedly, Vivo is one of the leading Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer focusing on smartphone camera Photography its a partnership with the German lensmaker Zeiss.  

The X70 Pro Plus is currently the most ultimate phone — featuring a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 Plus, a high screen refresh rate [120Hz, 3,200×1400 pixels], and finally fast-charging support for both its in-box charger [66W] and a wireless charger [50W].

In addition to comparing it with last year’s flagship product, the Vivo X60 Pro Plus, the X70 Pro Plus features some interesting enhancements. The focal point is the introduction of an IP68 rating for water- and dust resistance, and an improved processor which enables you to use the device as an infrared remote, so you can control your TV or AC using the phone.

If you recall Apple just released the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13, Pro Max, a few weeks ago with 3x optical zoom and an improved ultra-wide-angle. The X70 Pro Plus matches that with 5x optical zoom and its ultra-wide camera has a built-in gimbal.

Regardless of how the Vivo X70 looks on the spec sheet, its performance in the real world isn’t in doubt. The downside of the X70 Pro Plus is its storage option of 128GB [no expandable storage], especially if you consider what the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max offer [1TB]. Nonetheless, Vivo X70 Pro Plus makes up for that with an improved feature called “expanded RAM”. Vivo claims it’ll assist in accelerating the phone’s performance.

Vivo X70 Pro Plus LTPO tech 

The Vivo X70 Pro Plus arrives in a curved screen finish with a 6.78-inch OLED panel. The screen is bright and clear even in daylight with a wide quad-HD-plus resolution [3,200×1,440 pixels] and a 120Hz refresh rate, which can automatically reduce to 1Hz especially when watching a still image to improve battery performance. 

According to Vivo, it uses a display tech called LTPO, [Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide]. This tech gives better battery life on premium mobile devices as it allows the display to dynamically change between refresh rates depending on what type of content is being absorbed.

It is important to know that Vivo isn’t the first smartphone manufacturer t to use this technology. Since its introduction by Apple in its iPhone12 LTPO displays are also found on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy S21 Ultra, and OnePlus’ 9 Pro. 

Vivo X70 Pro Plus Design

The phone has a classic design, from the front, looks and feels like a premium phone. The camera bump on the device is big and it sits on top of a bigger slab that Vivo calls a “ceramic window” emblazoned with Vivo branding — what this means is without a case, this phone won’t sit evenly on a flat surface due to that huge camera bump.  It also weighs 213 grams and to me, it looks too heavy for a smartphone.

Vivo X70 Pro Plus camera

The main selling point of the X70 series is its potent camera Vivo calls it “professional photography flagship,” and Vivo has loaded the X70 Pro Plus with four powerful rear lenses — a 50-megapixel wide shooter [with Vivo’s gimbal system built-in], a 48-megapixel [ultra-wide], a 12-megapixel “portrait” lens, and an 8-megapixel periscope lens. These sets of rear cameras allow you to capture an adaptable range of shots, from delicate close-ups to images of faraway subjects and portrait photos. 

Vivo has also introduced its chip alongside the Snapdragon 888, which the main purpose of this chip is to optimized taken photos and videos to give you better results.

Vivo X70 Price and availability

The Vivo X70 Pro Plus starting price is $1,080 and £800 — more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro, and that’s about the same as the starting price of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. These three smartphones are expected to be launched globally to target countries and regions like India, South-East Asia, the United Kingdom and Europe. Nothing was said about a launch in Africa.