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vivo X50 Review

Let’s find out whether through this vivo X50 review whether or not this is a good fit for your needs and worth your hard-earned cash.

What’s in the Box?

Overall Design

It doesn’t hurt that it has a 6.56-inch FHD+ display. Truth be told, with the quality of photos and videos the phone can shoot, it should be more.

Right from the get go, I have to commend vivo for the simplicity of the front camera. It’s a punch-hole design that’s not as cumbersome or distracting as other models from the previous years.

It’s now easier to play games because the front camera isn’t a burden or something to be concerned about. Imagine how iffy it feels to play games like Mobile Legends and getting your fingers stuck or adjusting your movements because the fricking camera’s in the middle.

The back of the phone looks great too.

The left side of the phone is clean and clear. I’m glad they got rid of the Google button that was confusing AF in the Vivo V17 Pro.

The right side houses the power button and the volume rocker.

The bottom features the Sim card tray, the speaker and the Type-C port for charging and connectivity.


As I mentioned, this smartphone is doing a quad camera setup and I rather like the design and placing of the camera.

The front camera is 32MP F2.48 so you can expect a great selfies.


Geekbench – 545 (Single-Core), 1,741 (Multi-Core)

I have to give high marks for the X50 for being able to withstand heavy use. No lagging or slow downs especially since I tend to quickly shift from gaming to work to social media. And don’t worry too about that 90Hz screen starting to heat up the phone; it doesn’t. I suggest you stress out the device too going from a game like Asphalt 9 to quickly switching to Netflix.

vivo X50 OS, UI, and Apps

You can bet your bottom dollar that you get the latest Android version with the X50 running concurrently with the 10th iteration of the Funtouch UI/OS.

vivo X50’s main screen

vivo X50’s app gallery

vivo X50 running on Funtouch OS 10.5 and Android v10

If you’re a vivo user before, the user interface is pretty much the same. Swipe down for notifications and access features like WiFi access and Bluetooth as well as the flashlight. Even better is that scrolling is fun thanks to the 90Hz display. I’m telling you its a way different experience scrolling with phones out in the market today. Super seamless.

Jovi is also back (which is the vivo-branded AI assistant). If you’re a heavy gamer you can also depend on the Ultra Game Mode to help make for a better gaming experience. This time it features frame-rate priority, 4D game vibrations, an eSports mode and the most important function of all the Block Notifications options.

Also have to give you a heads up, coming out of the box, the apps and everything will eat up around 18GB worth of storage space. This left me with just 110GB useable space.

Camera (Part 2)

The camera for the vivo X50 is definitely something. The colors are crisp and clear and you can clearly see that the phone’s camera is really superior. Plus you can also see that they have so much pixels in each shot that they don’t have to “overcompensate” compared to other cameras.

Here’s a sample of a normal photo…

Above you’ll see a sample of the super wide angle and below you’ll also see a sample of the macro shot usingg the X50’s camera.


vivo X50 specs

6.56-inch FHD+ (2376 x 1080) AMOLED 90Hz display
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core CPU
Adreno 620 GPU
128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1
Quad-rear cameras: 48MP Sony IMX598 F1.6 four-axis OIS (main) + 13MP F2.48 (portrait) + 8MP F2.2 (wide-angle) + 5 MP 2.48 (macro)
32MP F2.48 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)
Dual-mode 5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1 aptX HD
Multi-function NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face unlock
USB Type-C
Funtouch OS 10.5 (based on Android 10)
4,200mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
159.54 x 75.39 x 7.49mm
Shallow, Liquid Nitrogen, Black Mirror

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