Vivo X100 Review: Setting the Bar High

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Vivo X100 Review

Pros:

  • Excellent camera
  • Fascinating design
  • Quick charging

Cons: It’s a decent selfie camera but could be more comfortable.

Vivo X100 Review

Handset maker Vivo presented the first X series smartphones in 2020. They included the X50 as well as the X50 Pro, and both were among the most expensive models from the company in the early days. In case you don’t remember, the pricey Vivo X50 Pro came with the first camera with a gimbal behind the phone and caused an uproar in the smartphone market. They are following an inclination to launch cameras-focused smartphones, Vivo introduce, used flagship X100 ( Vivo X100 Review)  range of smartphones in the year. Both are camera-centric phones created in conjunction with an optical lens that giant Zeiss. The newly launched Vivo X100 and X100 Pro are equipped with Vivo’s proprietary V2 chip to process images. The cost for the Vivo X100 Pro has been set at 89,999 rupees for the 16GB RAM model and 512GB storage as well as there is a Vivo X100 comes in two storage options that include 12GB RAM and 16GB storage or 256GB memory plus 512GB storage at the price of Rs 63,999 and Rs69,999 and Rs 69,999, respectively. That’s an extra $10,000 between the more expensive version with X100 and the basic model with X100 Pro. What’s the Vivo the X100 rating for a starting price of 63,999? This is how the smartphone performed in my test.

Vivo X100 Review – Design, Display, Looks And Build

 

Vivo has taken a step back in the faux leather look which was featured in the last X90 and utilized an AG glass back, with shiny lines of arcs run toward to the lower part of the device in a pattern that is symmetrical. The rear design available in Stargaze Blue colour is interesting and refreshing and stands apart from other models. It is also available in the Asteroid Black colour, but the blue version is more appealing. It’s a marked change from the previous Vivo X90, which came with glittery patterns and matte rear. The centrally placed camera module was reminiscent of the well-known OnePlus 7T, which is protected by a unique metal ring capable of removing minor scratches if the phone is positioned in a sloping surface. Howeevr the overall design is less premium when held.

It is suggested that you use the phone with a back cover. Vivo has provided its phone in a clear back cover made of silicone. This Vivo X100 is made of top-quality materials and is long-lasting. The phone is not just beautiful with a stainless steel frame that is aerospace grade. However, it can also endure water splashes due to its IP68 rating. With a weight of 204 grams, the Vivo X100 is light enough to be held in your hand for a couple of hours; however, the size makes it a little less comfortable for single-handed use.

 

On the front, the Vivo X100 features a large with a brilliant 6.78-inch 1.5K (2800 1260 p) LTPO AMOLED display flanked by tiny bezels at the sides and the bottom, with almost none on the right and left side since the display has dual curvature. The stunning panel has an option for HDR10+, an adjustable refresh rate of 120Hz, a maximum brightness of 3000 nits, and PWM dimming at 2160Hz, thus offering a great visual quality. I used the phone to binge-watch Netflix and Amazon Prime content, and the results were excellent. Consuming content was a pleasure because the colours were crisp and vibrant with the highest contrast and dark blacks, and they reminded me of how gorgeous AMOLED screens can be.

 

Vivo’s X series of smartphones have proven excellent camera phones, with the X100 no exception. The rear camera configuration is led by a 50MP primary sensor equipped with OIS, a 50 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a telephoto sands of 64MP capable of up to 100x zoom digital. This model of the Digital Zoomies is said to be a specialist in portraits and can take stunning portraits, regardless of how bright the conditions are. It’s evident that the phone is adept at taking photos with excellent detail and precise colour reproduction. The camera has the ability to focus on the subject swiftly. The images are oversaturated. However, it lets them be ready for social media without difficulty. Furthermore, the Zeiss Bokeh flare adds an accent to the photos, giving them a cinematic appearance. (Vivo X100 Review)

 

In relation to the highly anticipated portrait photography, the phone lets users customize blur effects, giving greater control over it. Portrait shots made with the primary camera have excellent edge detection as well as an effect of blurring the background, which was pleasing to the eyes. The wide-angle sensor of 50 MP can also produce excellent photos; however, they are slightly less detailed than the primary camera, especially in low-light situations. With a 3-x optical zoom, taking pictures at this size is effortless. Zooming to 10x produces good-quality images. The camera is able to handle 100x zoom. However, photographs taken at this rate need more clarity and make lots of noise. The Vivo X100 was a great performer in night photography. The camera did a great job of capturing photos with excellent detail and low noise. The phone has a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which could be more impressive. The selfie camera was incredibly shaky in dim light and at night.

 

Vivo X100 Review –  Performance, Software And Battery

The Vivo X100 operates on Android 14 with Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 14 on top. The phone is guaranteed to get three years of Android updates and 4 years worth of updates to security, however, which is smaller than top models like that of the Google Pixel 8. It’s important to remember that Funtouch OS has matured over time and incorporated an uncluttered interface with fewer clutter. There is a collection of pre-installed apps, including Netflix, Facebook, ebook and many more; however, they can be easily removed, should the user wish to.

The Vivo X100 comes with a sizable 5,000mAh battery equipped for fast charging at 120W, which is extremely rapid and could quickly ruin the user. But, it doesn’t support the highly efficient 50W wireless charging feature that the more expensive Vivo X100 Pro ships with. It is possible to charge the Vivo X100, which can be charged from 0 to 100 per cent in just 25 minutes. The battery lasts longer than a full day on one charge in my everyday use, including streaming music and OTT content.

Vivo strongly collaborates with Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek, and the phone comes with MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC. The MediaTek Dimensity 9300 processor is extremely powerful and delivers smooth performance without heat or stuttering issues.

 

Vivo X100 Review Verdict

A beautiful and bright display, stunning image quality, and lightning-fast charging make this Vivo X100 a great contender in this segment. We must remember the fantastic battery life and smooth performance. All of these make it an outstanding premium phone with lots of features. (Vivo X100 Review)

 

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FAQ's

Here’s why it’s a great choice: Stunning matte glass finish, exceptional display for indoor/outdoor use, and impressive camera versatility.

It features a triple rear camera setup, highlighted by a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.57 aperture and OIS, along with a 64MP 3X periscope telephoto shooter and a 50MP ultrawide shooter.

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