Vivo regularly releases some of the best-underrated flagship smartphones in the market. This year too, it has released Vivo X90 Pro, the pro model of X90. Vivo also has its ultra flagship, Vivo X90 Pro+, but is only available in the Chinese market.
With a dedicated camera chip and one-inch Sony IMX989 sensor, Vivo X90 Pro is in competition with other flagship smartphones such as Xiaomi 13 Ultra, Samsung S23 Ultra and OnePlus 11. Will it be so in the Nepali market as well?
|Resolution||2800 X 1260 (FHD+)|
|Peak brightness||1300 nits|
|Chipset||Dimensity 9200 5G Mobile Platform|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.05 GHz Cortex-X3 & 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)|
|OS||Funtouch OS 13 (Based on Android 13.0)|
|50.3 MP main camera|
50 MP telephoto camera
12MP ultrawide camera
|Rear camera||50.3MP main camera|
50MP telephoto camera
12MP ultrawide camera
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, 2.4G/5G, Wi-Fi Display, 2×2 MIMO, MU MIMO|
|USB||USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen1|
|Battery||Li-Po 4870 mAh, non-removable|
|Sensors||Accelerometer | Ambient light sensor | Proximity sensor | E-compass | Fingerprint (In-display fingerprint sensor) | Gyroscope | Colour temperature sensor | Linear motor | Laser focusing sensor | Infrared blaster|
|Price (Expected)||Rs 165,000|
Design and display
X90, X90 Pro and X90 Pro+–the phones in the Vivo X90 series–share the same design language but differ in the type of material used on the back. X90 has a glassy matte finish whereas the Pro models have an eco-leather back finish.
The camera bump in X90 Pro is a bit more than X90. The camera is kept in a ring-like structure. There is a line going in the middle which has “Xtreme imagination” written in an italic cursive way and also highlights the partnership with Zeiss, the camera company.
The corners are curved with the frame made up of aluminum. It has a hole punch camera cutout on the front with the side curved into the aluminium frame. The top and the bottom have a small bezel line, which adds to the aesthetics of the front display.
Vivo X90 Pro features a glass front with a large 6.78-inch AMOLED display that delivers 1 billion colours, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. It has a peak brightness of 1300 nits which is low in comparison to other flagships released this year.
The screen has a high resolution of 1260×2800 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio, which provides a pixel density of around 453 pixels per inch. The device’s display covers about 90.8% of the front surface, giving users a nearly edge-to-edge viewing experience.
Performance and storage
Vivo X90 Pro boasts the powerful Dimensity 9200 5G Mobile Platform from MediaTek. Its octa-core CPU includes high-performance cores, such as 1×3.05 GHz Cortex-X3, 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A715, and 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510, while the Immortalis-G715 MC11 GPU delivers excellent graphics performance suitable for gaming and other visually-intensive tasks. X90 Pro also runs on the latest Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13.0.
Vivo X90 Pro features an ultra-large vapour chamber liquid cooling system that is designed to dissipate heat and keep the device cool during prolonged use. The VC area is a substantial 4002 mm square, which is 35% larger than the previous model, resulting in improved heat transfer and more efficient cooling.
Additionally, the total cooling area covers 56,422 mm square, further enhancing the device’s cooling performance. With this advanced cooling system, X90 Pro can maintain optimal performance even during heavy usage, making it suitable for demanding applications such as gaming. The vibration with the X-Axis linear motor with the LPDDR5X RAM and UFS deep defragmentation helps in faster operations and gaming.
Vivo X90 Pro comes equipped with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, which provides high-speed and efficient performance for multitasking and demanding applications. Additionally, the device features 8GB of extended RAM 3.0, which allows for up to 36 active apps, further enhancing the multitasking capabilities of the device. X90 Pro also has 256GB of storage, providing ample space for storing photos, videos, and other files.
Camera and V2 chip
Vivo X90 Pro’s V2 image signal processor (ISP) for the camera is a custom-made innovation that sets a new benchmark in phone photography. The V2 chip features an all-new AI-ISP architecture, which includes an image processing subsystem, an AI acceleration unit, a fully on-chip memory hierarchy, AI noise reduction, MEMC dynamic interpretation, and high dynamic range (HDR). With this advanced technology, X90 Pro can deliver stunning photos and videos with exceptional clarity, detail, and colour accuracy.
V2’s AI capabilities enable it to recognise different scenes and optimise camera settings for the best possible results. Additionally, the MEMC dynamic interpretation and HDR support allow smooth and dynamic video playback with enhanced colour and contrast.
Vivo X90 Pro’s camera is an impressive system that has been co-engineered with Zeiss, a leading brand in optics and imaging technology. The camera system features certified compliance with Zeiss coating on all rear cameras, which reduces ghosting and flares, resulting in more clarity and vividness in the images.
X90 Pro’s camera is equipped with a 12MP IMX663 sensor-wide angle camera, a 50MP IMX758 sensor-professional portrait camera, and a 50MP IMX989 sensor Zeiss one-inch main camera. The camera is loaded with various features such as sports, night, portrait, photo, video, pro, live photo, AR stickers, double exposure, dual view, high resolution, pano, slo-mo, time-lapse, supermoon, ultra HD document, astro, long exposure, AI group portrait, ZEISS landscape and architecture, which enable users to capture stunning photos and videos in a range of different settings and lighting conditions.
Vivo X90 Pro’s camera is not only capable of capturing stunning photos but also recording high-quality videos. It can record 8K videos at 24fps, 4K videos at 30/60fps, and 1080p videos at 30/60fps. One of the standout features of the camera is the Zeiss cinematic video bokeh, which adds a professional touch to video recordings. X90 Pro’s camera is also equipped with 4K ultra-sensing night video and 4K ultra HDR night video capabilities, making it an ideal choice for capturing videos in low-light environments.
The front of the smartphone includes a 32MP selfie camera which also allows you to click good selfies with HDR. It can also record 1080p videos at 60/30fps. Having such high-res video features in the back camera, Vivo should have had at least 4k video recording in the front camera.
Battery and others
Vivo X90 Pro has a li-po 4870mAh non-removable battery. It can be charged using the 120W charger which can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in about eight minutes, according to Vivo. The phone also has 50W wireless charging and a reverse wired charging feature.
X90 Pro has sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, e-compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, colour temperature sensor, linear motor, laser focusing sensor and infrared blaster. The wifi in the smartphone is Wi-Fi 6 along with the availability of Bluetooth 5.3 for sharing. It supports dual sims along with e-sim and has a USB Type-C port for charging and sharing files.
Vivo X90 Pro is available in only one colour, legendary black.
The price of Vivo X90 Pro for the 12/256GB option is expected to be around Rs 165,000.