Vivo X50 Pro: The Gimbal Effect and… Is It Worth it?

Good camera is becoming a staple feature nowadays on a smartphone, but when it comes to a flagship model, it is totally a different story. Vivo, one of the aggressive Chinese brands will be releasing a flagship model to target video and photography enthusiast consumers. But before we go into detail of the camera features, let’s check first other specs that make this phone stand out.

Body and Design
The phone looks sophisticatedly premium, it has curved display with thin bezel. The frame is made of thin metallic design which makes it more premium and sleek. Also it has a curved display and a curved rear glass panel.

Screen
The Vivo X50 Pro has a 6.56 inches AMOLED capacitive screen with a resolution of 1080×2376 pixels. Higher screen refresh rate is becoming a default feature on high-end devices, X50 Pro can give you a 90Hz refresh rate to satisfy the need of gamers. It is HDR10+ certified which is also a plus factor and advantage in the competition

Chipset and Operating System
Chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G that can support 5G network with peak download of 3.7Gpbs and peak upload speed of 1.6Gpbs. It is Octa-core, with one 2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime, a 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold and six 1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver to complete it all.

Memory
Still not confirmed, but the PH market version of Vivo X50 Pro will be 8GB of RAM and 256GB built-in internal storage. Expandable storage will not be an option based on our source, but who need extra storage if you have 256GB already.

Other Features
Finger print under display sensor with optical security option. Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and USB on-the-go

Now… The Camera
Rear camera is arranged on a Quad-cam setup, the highlight is the Gimbal stabilisation system for the 48MP main camera. As advertised, it will somehow reduce shakiness when taking a shot or shooting a video, the main camera sensor is a little bit oversized comparing to the rest of the camera. The other camera are 13MP for portraits, 8MP for tele-photo camera and another 8MP for ultra-wide angle. Video output can deliver a 4K quality with option of lowering it to 1080 without compromising the 30fps video output. Front camera is 32MP with default app setting options such as beauty effect, depth mode, portrait and low-light. We’re still waiting for the sample to come to test the full functionality, we will update you on our next review.

Our Verdict?
The new built-in gimbal stabilisation feature is a big advantage in the mobile video and photography segment. We just hope the introductory price is lower as first smartphone with this feature, but hey, it’s a good phone. Go check it out!

Price. PhP 39,999

Other technical specs below:
Screen Size: 6.56 inches, 104.6 cm2 (~90.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Network: SGM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE/5G
OS: Android 10, Funtouch 10.5
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 620
RAM: 8GB
ROM: 256GB
Main Camera:48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), PDAF, gimbal OIS + 8 MP, f/3.4, 135mm (periscope telephoto), 1/4.0″, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom + 13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (portrait), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom + 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, HDR, 1080p@30fps
Card Slot: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Charger port: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Battery: Li-Po 4315 mAh, non-removable, Fast charging 33W capacity