This is the new Vivo X50 series

Almost two years after launching the X21 (the first phone with an in-display fingerprint reader to be launched in India) Vivo has finally updated the X series here in India by launching not just one but two new smartphones, the X50 and the X50 Pro.

The X50 is a premium mid-ranger while the star amongst the two, the X50 Pro employs a new gimbal system for camera stabilization and sets another benchmark for the entire smartphone industry.

X50 Pro

The Vivo X50 Pro has a 3D curved 6.56” FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sensing and support for HDR 10+. It is powered by the 5G enabled Snapdragon 765G, the same SoC that is being used in the OnePlus Nord too and it seems Vivo likes to do things first in India as it becomes the first phone in India to launch with the said SoC. It runs on FunTouch OS 10.5 which is built on top of Android 10 and this new interface is clean and clutter free which is a step in the right direction by Vivo. It has a 4,315 mAh battery and draws power via a 33W FlashCharge 2.0 fast charger which comes in the box.

X50 Pro

The highlight feature of this smartphone is its camera system. It has a quad camera setup at the back with a customised 48MP SONY IMX598 primary sensor which is housed in the new micro-gimbal system for impressive image and video stabilization, an 8MP ultrawide lens which doubles down as a macro camera, a 13MP portrait lens with 2x optical zoom and an 8MP sensor which sits behind the 135mm periscopic lens providing up to 5x optical zoom and up to 60x hybrid zoom. There is a 32MP selfie camera. Apart from the micro-gimbal system, which is always active, you can also activate the electronic stabilization for something called Ultra Steady Mode.

As of today, it is available in just one configuration i.e., 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and in only one colour option i.e., Alpha Grey and is priced at ₹49,990.

X50

Like its Pro variant, the Vivo X50 also has a 6.56” FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and support for HDR 10+ but it is a flat display unlike the 3D curved display seen on the Pro. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC and runs on FunTouch OS 10.5. It has a 4,200 mAh battery and draws power via the same 33W FlashCharge 2.0 fast charger which comes in the box like its Pro variant.

X50

It also has a quad camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 13MP portrait lens with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP macro lens. It has the same 32MP selfie camera as the Pro has.

As of today, it is available in two configurations i.e., 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage and in two colour options i.e., Frost Blue and Glaze Black and is priced at ₹34,990 and ₹37,990.

Verdict

Although these phones look and feel premium, have OLED display and a pretty great camera system but there are smartphones available in the same range (Mi, OnePlus, etc.) and even cheaper which have much better SoCs, are faster and have almost all the other features that the X50 series offers. That being said, if you want a new smartphone which has a solid and premium build, good hardware with 5G connectivity and most importantly a good camera system, you may consider the X50 Pro.

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