Vivo x70 pro plus camera review
This is the vivo x 70 Pro Plus. And I think we finally reached a stage where I can say it is a camera with some phone. This is a sponsored video so I’m not making a review. But this x 70 Pro Plus is just a seriously unique and interesting phone.
So I want to show you my top 10 coolest things about it. And number 10 is actually the unboxing experience because in a year where most companies are trimming down, I think this company is ramping up, you’ll notice immediately that it is a chunkier package than most then inside you can see a glossy strip on the right you’ve got this photography, redefine text, and more curiously, this ridiculously huge camera module peeking out the middle, that would be the phone. And then below that you get a 66 watt fast charger. The pair of earphones are pretty nice, hard backed, but soft to the touch case sim ejector tool and the USBC cable.
Okay, within two minutes of holding this phone, I already knew what number nine was going to be. This feels incredible. For starters, I’ve got no idea what they’ve coated it with. But this might be the greatest finish I’ve ever seen on a phone, like black is usually the first color to attract fingerprints, right? This thing is not just resistant. But practically immune. You can’t make it dirty, even if you try it. Secondly, the buttons. Most phones have these really clicky feeling buttons and actually didn’t realize that I didn’t like them. Until I use these. They’re still tactile, but it’s almost like there’s a layer of cushioning which makes the impact softer. And then the last thing is that this is incredibly well shaped. I noticed it immediately, but I couldn’t quite tell what it was.
So I pulled up a whole bunch of phones and realized what they’ve done is while most phones have either completely flat sides, or they have some curve on the back with a flat screen, or sometimes both the curve on the back and the screen vivos actually built this phone such that the curvature radius of the front exactly matches with the curvature radius of the back was also making the scene between also follow that same arc or in other words, a completely continuous phone all the way around.
Samsung Galaxy S 21 Ultra
The only thing that I would say is that I think we should have dropped this glossy section entirely and then pivoted the cameras so that they’re horizontal because as it stands, your fingers can overlap with this module. And you know how I feel about that. Number eight though, right off the bat, this might just be the most powerful android phone on the market. It comes with a Snapdragon 888 plus the fastest chip available 256 gigs of the fastest you Fs 3.1 storage, and 12 gigabytes of the fastest lpddr Ram all on the base model plus an interesting feature called extended RAM, which allows the phone to use four gigabytes of its normal memory as backup ram if the phone ever runs out about 12 gigabytes if you’re into benchmarks, initiating over 50,000 more points than my maxed out Snapdragon version of the Samsung Galaxy S 21 Ultra. But the reason that I haven’t put this power further up on the list is that the faster it is, this isn’t a fundamentally different spec sheet two other top end flagships also number one on this list is kind of crazy.
But where it does start to diverge is the customization features of the peculiarly named funtouch 12. There was already one of the very stronger features on their last phone with the previous software, you could pick everything from the fingerprint scanner icon to the face unlock animation to how charging is displayed. But you can now Delve even further being able to also adjust things like how you want apps to exit and how you want your homescreen to appear. When you unlock your phone. It’s stuff that you don’t even think to ask for but when it’s there, it’s just get another way to make your phone yours. And if you are enjoying this video, then a sub to the channel would be touching. But I think this next thing might be even cooler.
So we’re not short of fantastic displays on flagship phones nowadays, but this screen is quite possibly the most jacked panel you’ve seen in your entire life. Listen to this, it is a 6.8 inch an OLED Quad HD display with a 120 hertz refresh rate. Okay, that’s all the expected stuff, but then also full support for 10 bit color or over a billion different shades with the LTP technology which allows the refresh rate to not just be really high, but also to go as low as one hertz to save battery anytime you’re looking at something still and this is one of the first screens to be made with IE five material which enables higher brightness and reduce power consumption by a further 25% you would need a really good either to discern the difference versus other high end flagships.
Alright, number five, I think it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. It’s pretty clear from the way this thing looks. That the primary selling point here is the cameras and to give them credit, there is quite a lot of stuff that they can do that you probably haven’t seen before. The even this shot right here is taken on the phone. So the accident Pro Plus takes everything from beavers last flagship, the large sensor and wide aperture for lots of natural background blur. You really like quite a lot of background blur the intense levels of dynamic range, which probably aren’t for everyone, but I’m a fan, the advanced focus modes like eye tracking, long range zoom, and the ability to refocus portrait mode shots after you’ve taken them.
A lot of stuff. However, this time around, they swapped out the main cameras plastic lens, which is what most smartphones tend to use for high transmittance glass lens. They’re saying that it’ll mean pure images. And well, it’s pretty tough for me to conclusively say that this is what’s making all the difference. I love the concept of it and I can say that photos do look better. Now. The other camera facet that vivo loves talking about is their partnership with the imaging company Zeiss, how they use ISIS T star glass coatings to reduce reflections from bright lights or how they’ve created a special portrait mode called biotop. that mimics the rotational boker of Zeiss is iconic biota lens.
Well, with the X 70 Pro Plus, they’ve gone a bit crazy with this. There’s three news ice inspired modes one’s called distagon inspired by Zeiss lens known as Hollywood distagon, because of how much it used to be used in Hollywood’s in this plane are inspired by a lens that’s over 100 years old, believe it or not, and this one’s meant to be the natural lens, a kind of interpretation of how our eyes see the world and then sonar which delivers what they call creamy bokeh, which sounds kind of gross, but it’s actually just referring to the smoothness of the background behind you less about bucur specifically more about just separation.
They’ve then got a whole bunch of non Zeiss portrait modes and my favorite party modes which first uses the flash to take a bright photo of the person’s face and then it tells you to shake the phone so that it can use the flashing lights around the subject to create this vibe of the ultimate messy night out. I don’t know whose idea this feature was. It’s very nutty, but have I had fun with it? Yeah, and Viva has now also added the option to use Zeiss is natural color science in the camera. But to be really honest, I am struggling to tell the difference. It’s normal camera colors are nice though. It’s not going for raw realism that I like it style.
But here’s something that I’ve never seen a phone do. So you might know that the company’s last flagship already had possibly the most advanced ultra wide camera out there. It was a 48 megapixel reasonably large sensor with a gimbal stabilization system that allowed the cameras to physically move much more than normal to counteract your hand movements. You get all that here too, but this time around, there’s one of our super stabilisation options. They’ve also added the ability to level the horizon. Or in other words, it won’t even matter if you rotate the phone 360 degrees, it can still capture orientation locked gimbal stabilized footage.
That said slightly heartbroken by the fact that this mode is capped at 20 tp Oh also though, side perk of having one of the best ultra wide cameras is that this also doubles as one of the best macro cameras when you bring it close to subjects. Okay, number two. This is where things get kind of special vivo has actually built their own custom chip. It sits inside this phone completely separate and the main Snapdragon chip to specialize in imaging tasks. It does things like reduce noise when you’re shooting in the dark brightens images, reduces blur etc. And because it’s literally made for this one purpose only, it’s apparently quite efficient at doing so again a pretty hard one for me to test. But vivo says that depending on what exactly it is that you’re doing with your camera, having this piece of hardware to run these algorithms can reduce power consumption by up to 50% compared to if software was doing the same thing whilst creating a better output.
And that brings me to number one, which is obviously night mode. Everything about this phone the wide aperture the large synthesize full glass lens T star coating v one chip software modes are all implicitly created around shooting in the dark. have seen this tweet I made a week ago. That said I just started using a phone that took the best photos I’ve ever seen. That was this. So what actually happened was literally seconds after that unboxing I turned this phone on I skipped the entire setup ignored every menu went straight to the camera and legged it outside to find out if this was as good as vivo was saying it was
and it is I mean, daytime shots nowadays are more about preference than proficiency. But at night, it takes landscapes like this loon shots that look like this. And portraits with almost no light. They look like this. I had the iPhone 13 Pro max with me at the same time. So I just started slapping side by side after side by sides and first of all, the difference in brightness is ridiculous. Now I am definitely in the camp of brighter for the sake of being brighter is no good and a nightmare shot.
But this is brighter because it’s actually capturing more information. have a little look at the difference in skies in this photo. So then I was like okay, let’s try the ultra wide cameras. And remember this is against the 13 Pro max. This is where the all the upgraded sensors and lenses that they’ve used the differences literally night and day.
I also try video. So with this new v1 chip, the X 70 Pro Plus can also do something called Super night video. It feels like a feature that is nearly exceptional, like it’s always bringing the brightening power of night mode photos to video, but in motion, it breaks down a bit. It’s not as smooth or as refined as it needs to be. But then I turn the phones up and try taking a shot of the sky. And I’ll show you what I took.
This is the iPhone. This is the vivo. This is the iPhone. This is the vivo. This is the iPhone, this is the vivo, you probably get the idea.
There’s also different styles of night mode varying vastly in quality. Some of them look like you’ve just dipped your finger in butter and rub through the lens. Others add layers of character but heavily caught my drift here.