The latest Vivo smartphone, the Vivo X60 Pro, has just hit shelves here in Australia. This is their flagship photography-focused smartphone featuring an exciting collaboration with ZEISS but can vivo compete with the tech giants?
Out of the box, the phone doesn’t look very different from last year’s model, the Vivo X50 Pro, but I love that they’ve kept the design. I’m a fan of the phone’s skinny and sleek look, and the back of the device has a matt finish that keeps fingerprints away without being slippery, which is rare.
It’s honestly one of the better smartphone designs on the market while also being lightweight and still looking like a premium smartphone.
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A matt frosted hard phone case is included in the box and wired earphones (yay!). The earphones come with extra ear tips and also have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack connection.
Though the only port on the Vivo X60 Pro is USB-C, Vivo included a 3.5mm headphone jack to the USB-C adaptor, which is fantastic. And lastly, rather obviously, you get a USB-C charging cable and power brick.
Display and specs
Underneath the 6.56” curved AMOLED display, the Vivo X60 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 870 processor with 12GB of Ram, 256GB storage, and a 4200mAh battery.
The size of this phone feels ‘just right’ in hand, and with the screen’s impressive brightness, viewing angles, and 120Hz refresh rate, the user experience is excellent, and scrolling is super smooth.
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The only real difference in Vivo’s X60 Pro compared to your average Android smartphone would be that it runs its OS called Funtouch OS 11.1, which is based on Android 11.
The cameras are fascinating on this phone as it’s the first Vivo smartphone to be co-engineered with ZEISS, which specializes in optical technology. You’d likely know ZEISS from its frequent logo appearances on professional cameras, such as Sony.
And I was surprised to find that the camera tech in this phone did make a difference in the quality of the videos and photos it could produce.
The phone has four cameras – a 48MP wide, 13MP telephoto, 13MP ultra-wide on the back, and a 32MP wide-angle front. The 48MP camera is by far my favorite as it’s on a gimbal double-ball suspension mount to allow for gimbal-like continuous video recordings. Even compared to popular phone brands, I was impressed with its smooth video recordings through my tests.