Vivo’s most recent flagship X-line handsets, the Vivo X80 phones, are expected to carry on the excellent smartphone photography legacy established by Vivo’s earlier flagship X-line devices.
After making their debut in China, the X80 and X80 Pro have lately begun to be sold in every other region of the world, with the exception of Europe, where they are joined by a more affordable Lite variant. It appears that our desire for a more potent Pro+ has also been dashed, as we had hoped for such a product in the past.
When will the Vivo X80 be available globally?
On April 25 in China, Vivo introduced the X80 and X80 Pro, and on May 18 they were released worldwide. However, each one is sold in a somewhat different market:
- The regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia (including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines), and East Asia (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) will all be able to purchase an X80 (Pakistan and Bangladesh).
- Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Southeast Asia (Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore), Europe, the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia), and Latin America will all have access to the X80 Pro (Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru).
Both phones are currently on sale in India, however, only the Pro version is being released in the UK and Europe. After the Vivo X70 series, none of which were released in Europe, even that is an improvement. The Czech Republic also saw the release of a phone dubbed the X80 Lite in September 2022, but there was no need to get your hopes up; it was just the Vivo V25 rebranded with a different moniker. If you’re curious about our thoughts on the V25, which is now available in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, read our review.
There’s still another phone to think about. Vivo teased the X80 Pro+ during the Chinese debut of the X80 series. After months of silence, GSMArena now claims to have confirmation from a “business representative” that the X80 Pro+ has been scrapped. Instead, we’ll have to wait for the upcoming X90 phones to see what sorts of enhancements Vivo has planned.
On this week’s episode of our podcast, Fast Charge, we discussed the Vivo X80 series.
What is the price of the Vivo X80?
The X80 and X80 Pro prices are listed below, with the latter including currency conversion for the United Kingdom and Europe. We’ve included the cheapest we could find for the X80 Pro, but keep in mind that prices vary across Europe (even within the Eurozone):
- Pricing for the X80 starts at 59,999 (about $775, £625/€735)
- Start at 86,999 (about $1,475) for the X80 Pro or from £1,199 (€1,100) or €1,100 (approximately $1,
What are the specifications of the Vivo X80?
Leaving the X80 Lite aside, the X80 and X80 Pro are both covered in this article in great detail, including their own specifications and features.
The Vivo X80 may be the series’ entry-level model, but it certainly doesn’t skimp on features. It’s available in three colors: black, orange, and green (but the orange is specific to China) (though the orange is exclusive to China). Not only do the different colors indicate different materials, but the backs of the glass, orange, and ceramic models in the green range are all transparent. The X80 has MediaTek’s top-of-the-line Dimensity 9000 chipset, and it comes with your choice of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage space, as well as 8GB or 12GB of RAM.
The screen is a 6.78-inch, full-high-definition plus (FHD+), curved, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display operating at 120 frames per second and covering the full DCI-P3 color space.
The device is powered by a 4500mAh battery with the capability for 80W wired fast charging but no wireless charging. The camera is a three-lens system located on the back of the device. Zeiss’ anti-glare T* lens coating is standard on all three pairs. The main shooter employs the brand-new 50Mp Sony IMX866 RGBW 1/1.49in sensor with an f/1.75 lens with OIS.
Another camera, a telephoto/portrait camera with a 2x zoom and an f/1.98 aperture and a 12Mp Sony IMX663 1/2in sensor with gimbal-style stabilization, joins the fray. Finally, there’s a 12Mp ultrawide featuring a Sony IMX663 sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
The front-facing camera has a 32-megapixel 1/2.8-inch sensor and a wide-angle f/2.5 lens for taking perfect selfies.
The phone comes preloaded with Android 12 and Vivo’s origins Ocean in China, but it’s more likely to launch with FuntouchOS in other markets.
Vivo X80 Pro
Although the X80 Pro is very identical to the X80, it does have a few noteworthy upgrades. Since this is the only Vivo X80 Pro we’ve had the chance to review, you should check out our thoughts on the device in our comprehensive review. There is a striking resemblance in design, right down to the availability of the same colors and finishes (albeit, in this case, just the black version is being released internationally). The only noticeable difference is a slightly enlarged camera module to accommodate a second lens directly below the main camera ring.
Aside from the obvious cosmetic upgrades, the X80 Pro also features an internal upgrade that makes it as secure as smartphones go when it comes to resistance to water and dust: it has been certified as IP68 waterproof and dustproof. While the X80 Pro is available with both the Density 9000 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in China, only the Snapdragon version is sold outside of China.
Both the 8GB and 12GB RAM and the 256GB and 512GB storage choices are available, however, only the 12GB/12GB 256GB edition will be available for the global release. The 6.78-inch screen is the same size as the one on the X80, but it is now an LTPO 2.0 AMOLED, which means the refresh rate can be lowered to 1Hz to conserve battery life and it has a higher QHD+ resolution.
It’s also improved in another way. The X80 has an under-display fingerprint sensor, but the X80 Pro upgrades to an ultrasonic sensor with a much broader detection area, making it much less of a hassle to place a finger exactly where it has to be in order to have it registered. Even though wired charging remains at 80W, wireless charging is now available at 50W, and the battery is slightly larger at 4700mAh.
Perhaps the most notable improvement is found in the camera. The primary camera is totally different, although having the same resolution (50Mp), aperture (f/1.57), and optical image stabilization (OIS) as the secondary camera. The 2x optical zoom camera is identical to the X80’s, save for a slightly larger f/1.85 aperture.
However, there is also a periscopic camera with a 5x zoom and an 8Mp optically stabilized sensor capable of shooting at f/3.4. The ultrawide has also been given an important improvement, with a 48Mp Sony IMX598 sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. However, the 32Mp punch-hole selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5 remains unchanged.
Both Android 12 and OriginOS Ocean come preinstalled on the Pro, the same as on the X80.
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