June 6, 2020
Vivo X50 Smartphone
The Vivo X50 is the base variant and also the standard model of the Vivo X50 series.
The X-series of the Vivo brand focus it’s expertise on photography just like the Huawei ‘P” series.
The smartphone is tagged the world’s thinnest 5G enabled smartphone beating the likes of Huawei, OnePlus 8 Pro and even the Samsung Galaxy S20.
The smartphone boast of powerful specs and some upgrades both on other feature that will come appealing to smartphone enthusiast.
Design and Display
The Vivo X50 showcase a classic masterpiece built with a glass front and matte glass finish cemented by an aluminum frame.
The smooth glass back feature a rectangular glass block encasing quad vertically-arranged-sensors and an dual LED flash lies beside it.
At the bottom left lies the brand name, indicating it’s a Vivo smartphone.
On the front, it presents a flat screen unlike the Vivo X50 pro which presents a curved display.
The smartphone is furnished with a 6.56-inch AMOLED panel unlike the Lite version with a smaller display.
The display refreshes at 90Hz refresh rate, a big step up from the 60Hz panel of the X30, while the body measures a dimension of 159.54 x 75.39 and a thickness of 7.49, beating Huawei P40, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and the Galaxy S20 with 9mm, 8.5mm and 7.9mm thick respectively to the world’s most thinnest 5G smartphone.
Still on the display, it got an in screen fingerprint sensor embedded underneath, a resolution of 1080 x 237, a screen density of 398 PPI density and a punch hole cutout at the top left.
Other features includes 87.0% screen-to-body ratio, corning gorilla glass protection and a fairly light weight of 173 g.
It is available in Black, Blue, Pink colourways.
The signature of the X50-series is in its cameras setup with it vertically arranged quad rear cameras and a single front shooter but it lacks the gimbal camera system’ on the X50 pro model.
It array of four Cameras on the back comprises of 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor, followed by a 13MP portrait camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and lastly a 5MP macro lens.
It’s camera modes includes, HDR, Super Night, Astro, Super Wide-Angle and Super Macro, a 60x Hyper Zoom, panorama as well as record up to 4k videos at 30fps and slow motion too.
The punch-hole cutout at the top left of the display is home to 32MP selfie shooter similar to what the rest siblings of the X50 series.
Hardware and Software
The powerhouse of this smartphone is oiled by a mid-tier Snapdragon 765G processor which also powers the other sibling except the X50 Pro Plus which is equipped with top tier Snapdragon 865 chipset for flagship performance
The chipset got an octa-core processor driving through at a speed of 2.4 GHz along with Adreno 620 graphics processor.
The software department is furnished with Android 10 operating system with Funtouch 10.5 OS skin on top
Onboard storage on the inside includes 8GB LPDDR4X of RAM / 128GB or 8GB LPDDR4X of RAM / 256GB storage options. There is no slot for additional storage option on the handset.
All X50 series smartphone have dual-SIM (nano) support with 5G enabled chip coupled with other features such as Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, NFC, USB Type-C port, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS and 3.5mm jack.
Fuelling this device is a 4200 mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging technology which is expected to juice it up from 0-50% around 30 minutes of time.
Vivo X50 Price and Availability
The price of Vivo X50 goes for $539 for the base model (8GB / 128GB) while the maxed up variant (8GB / 256GB) is priced at $575.
In Nigeria, the price starts around 210,000 Naira, while in Ghana, it will sell at the cost of 3,200 Ghs and 58,000 Ksh in Kenya.