Vivo X90 Pro Review: A Flagship Phone With A Focus On Design And Photography

Vivo X90 Pro Review: A Flagship Phone With A Focus On Design And Photography
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In a sea of ​​high-end smartphones that look and function the same, the recently launched Vivo X90 Pro stands out. Vivo has not only built on its camera legacy, but also created a stunning design. But does the MediaTek Dimension 9200 stand a chance against Snapdragon Gen 2 smartphones? Find out.

Incredible beauty

With its sleek, curved design, the Vivo X90 Pro moves away from the typical, boxy shape of today's mobile phones. It symbolizes elegance and sophistication that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who sees it. The moment I held it in my hand, it reminded me of the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge and 9 Edge, a true testament to its ergonomic design.

Flip it over and the back is made of premium vegan leather with a large raised circular camera module that houses all the necessary sensors. While this isn't the first design attempt, with the Asus Zenfone 2 doing a similar design back in 2015, it's hard to deny that the result is nothing short of stunning. Vivo X90 Pro's innovative design language really stands out from the crowd.

Despite weighing 214.85 grams, the Vivo X90 Pro is very light and the comfortable grip ensures that you won't feel any strain even after using it for long periods of time. Finally, the Vivio X90 Pro is the epitome of design and function with its luxurious aesthetics and unique ergonomics. But not at the cost of stability. An IP68 rating protects it from dust and water with Schott Xensation α, which rivals the Corning Gorilla Glass screen.


With the Vivo X90 Pro, the emphasis is on distinct style and functionality. But when it comes to the display, Vivo has chosen to keep it simple yet effective. While lacking the QHD+ resolution found on many flagship devices, the large 6.78-inch curved edge AMOLED panel still offers an impressive 2800×1260 pixel resolution. Sunlight readability is adequate with a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, but the recently reviewed Samsung Galaxy S23+ falls short with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits. Overall, the screen is vibrant with bright colors and also has HDR10+ support.

A photographer's delight

Vivo phones are all about cameras and photography. And for the X90 Pro, Vivo has included everything. Or should I say that Vivo has taken mobile photography to the next level. The configuration includes a 50MP 1-inch IMX989 sensor, along with a 12MP ultra-wide angle and a 50MP 2x telephoto.

The smartphone's 1-inch sensor size is out of the ordinary and deserves all the praise. This larger sensor captures more light for deeper dynamic range and better low-light photography, and is powered by Vivo's V2 image processing chip.

Most cell phones are affected by daytime shots. The Vivo X90 Pro does the same, as shots taken in daylight capture fine details with excellent color rendition. But it's not unusual, right? Where is low light photography? The biggest challenge when shooting at night or in low light is holding still for 3 to 7 seconds. But I can use this phone for quick shots in low light. Also, the ergonomic design helps it hold and doesn't feel awkward in your hand. Unlike many flagships that artificially brighten images in low light or at night, this one doesn't. At noon, for example, the night sky looks dark. Focusing on subjects with a prime lens often creates a bright bokeh effect, so I had to be very careful when creating my photos.

Images taken by default tend to be slightly oversaturated, as with Samsung's flagships. But if you're looking for more natural-looking images, a dedicated Zeiss setting in the main camera app captures the natural color images captured by recent iPhones.

And if you want to get closer to your subjects to capture better details, you'll love the macro mode. Although it boots by default, the results are mixed. I decided to turn it on by touch and the details captured like dust particles and plant threads were amazing. There's also an Astro and Supermoon photo mode for night sky shots.

I'm not a selfie guy, but the 32MP sensor is impressive as it takes great photos in daylight, but at night, I'd ask someone to take a photo of your shorts with the rear camera.

Finally, the rear camera lens features a Zeiss T* coating that actively reduces flare from bright light sources.


This is Vivo's flagship offering, and unlike most high-end phones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 2, this phone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 9200. It is MediaTek's flagship chip that offers fast and lightweight performance Everything ran smoothly, including video editing and playing games like Asphalt 9, but noticed stuttering with some graphics-heavy games. In real life, there is nothing to complain about the performance of MediaTek's flagship as it falls short of Qualcomm's flagship chipset in terms of performance.

With a system tray that houses all your apps, the FunTouch OS 13 interface is intuitive (based on Android 13). However, apart from Google's core services and apps, it also has bloatware like Snapchat, PhonePay, Uber Eats, Spotify and more. Fortunately, most of them can be uninstalled using Vivo Cloud, V-AppStore, etc.

The X90 Pro, paired with a 120W wired fast charger, gets power from this 4870mAh battery in just 30 minutes, easily lasting a day of heavy camera use. It also offers 50W wireless charging speed with Vivo Wireless Charger.


One of the best camera phones, the Vivo underperforms the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Rs 1,24,999). But that said, the price difference between the two is huge. Our review unit had 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and will retail for Rs 84,999. If you don't plan to spend more than Rs 30,000, the Vivo X90 Pro is worth considering.

Price: 84,999

Specifications: 6.78-inch AMOLED display, 2800 × 1260p resolution, 120Hz reference frequency, 50MP + 50MP + 12MP rear camera, 32MP front camera, MediaTek Dimensity 9200 processor, 12GB RAM, Battery: Android 7080, 2506GB battery.

In the box: X90 Pro, USB cable, charger, phone case

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