On June 1, VIVO’s thinnest 5G smartphone was launched. The VIVO X50 8GB+128GB costs 3498 yuan ($490), and the 8GB+256GB’s price is 3898 yuan ($546). Plus, there was another model, the VIVO X50 Pro 8GB+128GB variant comes at 4298 yuan ($603), and the 8GB+256GB model is at 4698 yuan ($659). At the same time, the company announced it is already available for pre-order. And it will go on sale through online and offline channels starting June 6. The phone will start shipping on June 12.

Design and Screen

The thickness of the VIVO X50 body is about 7.49mm and the weight is about 173g. Also, the VIVO X50 Pro is the first curved screen smartphone of the X series. The camera module on the back of the VIVO X50 series body adopts a two-color and R3 rounded corner design. The top middle frame adopts the so-called choker design.

The VIVO X50 series comes standard with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, 180Hz touch screen sampling rate, COP packaging process, P3 full-color gamut AMOLED flexible screen, peak brightness of 1300nit, HDR 10+ technology, and many more. It supports enhanced eagle eye mode of game screen and reduction of harmful blue light. The phone has the Swiss SGS Eye Care Display certification.

Camera

The main camera of the VIVO X50 series has an independent visual area and an oversized CD pattern, which attracts everyone. The gimbal reset function is based on the basic principle of the main camera module’s image stabilization. The opening of the lens ensures the integrity of the FoV at each rotation position.

The VIVO X50 series adopts a double-ball suspension structure, which can realize X-axis and Y-axis dual-axis rotation. It uses the gyroscope to measure the direction and displacement of the smartphone shake. Also, it uses the Lorentz force to control the camera module, performing reverse motion compensation, and keeping the picture stable through continuous adjustment.

The entire screen has the same stabilization effect. The stabilization can reach more than ±3°, and there will be no edge blurring.

The Sony IMX598 sensor of the VIVO X50 series uses a custom CFA, with an f/1.6 large aperture and super night scene 4.0. This makes the picture taken at night clearer and purer.

VIVO X50 Pro supports blacklight night vision function. It will automatically trigger according to the light, based on the micro gimbal stabilization, extend the exposure time, with laser focusing and AI noise reduction algorithm, and let you get better night photos.

The VIVO X50 Pro uses pixel-level a starry sky alignment technology to split the starry sky and the landscape. It uses the alignment algorithm to align the multi-frame starry sky images to solve the star displacement caused by the rotation of the earth during long exposure while ensuring the details of the landscape are clear.

VIVO X50 and VIVO X50 Pro

It also realizes a 5-axis VIS video image stabilization by superimposing EIS, which makes the moving objects photographed more stable and clear.

VIVO X50 and VIVO X50 Pro

Due to the EFB continuous focus tracking, the X50 Pro locks the focus of everything, by identifying the shape characteristics of the object being photographed. Even if the object is blocked or left the screen, you can continue to return to the screen focus tracking, ensuring the clarity and stability of photos and videos.

VIVO X50 and VIVO X50 Pro

VIVO X50 and VIVO X50 Pro

Unique Features

The VIVO X50 series comes standard with three microphones to form a stereo microphone array. It can automatically suppress the surrounding and photographer sounds while picking up the sound of the main object.

Vivo X50 series’ movie mirroring function, after locking the focus, will automatically zoom the picture according to the composition of the movie’s protagonist sense.

The VIVO X50 Pro has powerful video blurring and color retention functions. At the same time, it comes with the “Subtitle Group at 89 Anders Street” function to automatically recognize and convert the vocals in the video into subtitles.

VIVO X50 and VIVO X50 Pro

The VIVO X50 Pro periscope telephoto lens can achieve 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. The series comes standard with a 50mm focal length portrait lens and a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle macro lens.

Also, there is an ultra-clear repair function, which can repair old photos. At the same time, it can also realize the function of document shadow and photo passerby in the VIVO album.

Performance

The VIVO X50 sports the Snapdragon 765G chip. The latter supports SA&NSA dual-mode 5G. Also, it comes with the first 5G antenna structure – the 3D surround antenna system. This has a faster transmission speed as well as a different high-speed network life.

The VIVO X50 Pro+ uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + X55 and supports SA&NSA. Based on ARM Cortex-A77 components and 7nm process, it supports LPDDR5 storage and provides strong support for image processing of professional imaging systems. It also supports a 120Hz screen refresh rate and a 240Hz touch screen sampling rate.

The Vivo X50 Pro+ adopts HiFi chip CS43131 with high-performance independent DAC decoding, sampling rate up to 384kHz, 32-bit accuracy, dynamic range up to 130dB, total harmonic distortion + noise as low as -115dB. It has obtained Hi-Res certification. So these phones can bring you an advanced audiovisual experience.

Our protagonist sports the VIVO VEG energy guard technology to solve the problem of high power consumption caused by a high refresh rate. At the same time, the VIVO X50 series has also received KPL extreme environmental testing to protect its performance lasting online.

Argam Artashyan

By Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.