Vivo brought the brand new X60 series to India as successors to the Vivo X50 series. There are three new models, Vivo X60, Vivo X60 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro +. While the X60 and X60 Pro + are at two opposite ends of the pricing spectrum, the Vivo X60 Pro is right in the middle and promises a balance between price and performance. Some of the key highlights of the X60 Pro include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and a gimbal-stabilized 48-megapixel main rear camera. I have the Vivo X60 Pro with me and here are my first impressions.
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The Vivo X60 Pro is slim and has several of the same design cues as the output Vivo X50 Pro. You get a large 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. This display has reinforced Schott Xensation glass for protection. It wraps around the sides, giving the Vivo X60 Pro a premium look and feel.
Vivo bet on a metal frame, which is quite thin on the side. The back of the Vivo X60 Pro is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass and curves that match the frame. This curvature makes it easy to hold the phone comfortably. The power and volume buttons are on the right and are easy to hit. The power button also has a textured pattern, which makes it easier to distinguish. Vivo keeps the left side of the frame completely bare, while only the secondary microphone is on top. At the bottom you will find the SIM tray, USB Type-C port, primary microphone and speaker. You get dual Nano-SIM slots, but the memory cannot be expanded.
The rear camera module is the focus of the X60 Pro. The camera module is raised and has a two-stage design. The first layer has a flash, while the second has all three cameras. Like the Vivo X50 Pro, the main camera here is a 48-megapixel stabilized camera that looks physically bigger than the other two. Vivo has introduced Gimbal Stabilization 2.0 as a feature and claims to have improved stabilization with this model. The Vivo X60 Pro has two other 13-megapixel sensors for wide-angle and portrait photos. I liked the frosted glass of the Midnight Black color version because it didn’t take prints easily.
I found that the phone is controllable for one-handed use as it weighs only 177 grams. Vivo has packed a 4200 mAh battery, which is acceptable considering the thickness of the phone. Vivo X60 Pro supports 33W fast charging and you get a 33W charger in the box. The Vivo also includes a pair of in-ear headphones (with a 3.5mm plug) and a USB Type-C to a 3.5mm headphone jack in the box, as the phone does not have a 3.5mm jack.
We get something new on the Vivo X60 Pro in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G SoC. This is the first time I’ve caught this processor in a smartphone and I’m looking forward to testing it. Vivo offers the X60 Pro in just one configuration, with 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. You can’t expand the storage, but with 256 GB built-in, I’m not complaining. Vivo has also implemented a feature called Virtual RAM, which uses up to 3 GB of storage as additional RAM. I’m curious to see how this feature works and will test it during the review.
Vivo ships the X60 Pro with its latest FunTouch OS 11.1 on top Android 11. It was February Android a security adjustment that is relatively recent. I found a large amount of pre-installed software, including Facebook, Flipkart, Snapchat and Moj, along with several Vivo apps. You can uninstall these applications if you do not intend to use them.
When I tested the Vivo X50 Pro, I was impressed with its gimbal stabilization system. Now I’m curious to see what has improved. If you’re shooting a lot of videos and you mean the Vivo X60 Pro, then don’t miss my full review coming out soon.