Vivo has just launched its all-new X90 series in China, which includes three models: the standard X90, the superior X90 Pro, and the top-tier X90 Pro Plus. Today, we will look at the latter, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus. The phone is expensive, but it also includes expensive features. The cameras are clearly one of the highlights here, and they perform admirably. Another point to consider is the chipset; the Vivo X90 Pro Plus is said to be the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is priced at CNY 6,499 (approximately Rs. 74,000) for the 12GB RAM as well as 256GB storage variant and CNY 6,999 (approximately Rs. 80,000) for the 12GB RAM and 512GB storage variant. The phone comes in two different colours: China Red and Original Black. The phone is expected to be released in India shortly.
Design and Build
‘Amazing,’ was the first thought that came to mind after holding the phone in my hand. The Vivo X90 Pro Plus has a stunning and beautiful design. Particularly the red variant, which I have for review. If you prefer a more formal appearance, there is also a black colour option. Just by looking at it, you can tell it’s a high-end phone. When you hold the phone in your hands, the sensation is amplified. To be honest, it’s one of the most well-built phones I’ve used recently. The back vegan leather texture is simply unbeatable and even better than before.
A subtle Vivo branding can be found on the bottom side, with a large circular camera island on top housing four camera lenses. When placed on a flat table, the camera module protrudes significantly, causing the phone to wobble.
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus has a 6.78-inch 2K AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3200 pixel resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 1800 nits. Furthermore, it has a touch sampling rate of 300Hz and an instant touch sampling rate of 1200Hz, which will be useful when playing games.
The display is large, clear, and colourful. The screen’s content is detailed and vibrant. It’s one of the highest-quality displays I’ve seen in a long time. The icons, texts, and other elements on the screen were all clear and crisp. The 120Hz refresh rate smooths out everything, whether you’re scrolling through the UI or playing games.
When it comes to ports and buttons, the right side has the power button as well as volume rockers. The left side is clear, while the top side has a secondary microphone and an infrared blaster. Finally, the Type-C port, primary speaker, primary mic, and SIM tray slot are located on the bottom side. The phone has an IP68 rating, which protects it against water and dust to some extent. Overall, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus looks great and feels great in the hand.
The camera on the Vivo X90 Pro Plus is also impressive. It has a quad-camera setup with a 50 MP main camera, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, a 50MP Portrait sensor, and a 64MP telephoto lens. For selfies, the front side has a 32 MP camera. The main camera captures stunning images in both daylight and low light. My photographs were detailed and clear. The images had a good dynamic range and vibrant, natural colours. The daylight shots I took with the Vivo X90 Pro Plus were fantastic.
The ultrawide shots were as clear and detailed as the main sensor. The dynamic range was also adequate, with good colour accuracy. During low-light shots, there was some noise in the images. Aside from that, the ultra-wide shots were on par with the main camera.
Moving to the front, the 32MP selfie camera produced stunning results. My selfies had a lot of detail and were quite sharp. The skin tones appeared natural, and the dynamic range was adequate. Portrait selfies were also excellent, with natural blur in the background. The subject was well-lit and sharply focused.
Battery and Charging
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus comes with a 4700mAh battery, which may appear to be less than the standard 5000mAh battery we see nowadays. However, don’t be fooled by the slightly lower battery capacity; it performs just as well as any other smartphone in this price range. The phone easily lasts a full day of heavy use and can even last a second day if used lightly. A casual user can expect approximately 6 hours of screen time. My usage included some social media scrolling, game playing, photo taking, and phone calls.
Don’t worry if your battery runs out; the fast charging feature compensates nicely. The Vivo X90 Pro Plus supports fast wired charging up to 80W and fast wireless charging up to 50W. The 80W fast charger takes approximately 35 minutes to fully charge the phone from 0% to 100%. A quick charge of only 15 minutes will charge the battery to about 50% capacity. You can charge the phone to 100% in under an hour using a compatible wireless charger, which is still faster than many other phones.
Performance and Software
Vivo made certain that the X90 Pro Plus does not lag behind in terms of performance. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Yes, you read that correctly. The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The flagship chipset is paired with up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 internal storage and 12GB of LPDDR5x RAM.
Let’s move on to the phone’s day-to-day performance. The X90 Pro Plus breezes through everyday tasks without a hitch. To be honest, it’s more like a rocket that can outrun anything you throw at it. I tried some multitasking and had no problems switching between apps. The RAM management is also good, as the apps remain in the background even after some time has passed. Apps open and load quickly thanks to the UFS 4.0 storage.
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is without a doubt one of the best-looking smartphones on the market. Just by looking at it, you can tell this is not a cheap or low-cost phone. This time, Vivo has focused not only on the camera but also on performance. The rear cameras captured some of the best images possible on a smartphone. Furthermore, when it comes to performance, the phone is a beast. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ensures that you can easily do anything on your phone.