Vivo is one of the top smartphone players, even though once again the western market sees only a fraction of its lineup. The company has launched some impressive products at 2021, but it’s not without missteps.
Winner: vivo X 46 Pro
The X 22 There is no Pro+ variant for the series, which means X 25 Pro is the flagship product this time. It launched in April, and at the time, it had everything you’d want from a flagship — Qualcomm’s (or domestically MediaTek’s) best chipset, four impressive cameras, with Tlens coating Zeiss optics, OIS, fast charging.
Eight months later, it’s still a phone worth considering if you’re a non-traditional brand. The camera island design is questionable, to put it mildly, but thankfully all the shooters do a fantastic job.
This phone took over two months to get in International Market – The official price in Europe is just south of 1 Euro, S Quite 23 Ultra.
The phone comes with a vivo V1+ ISP which works wonders for low light video – we can see details in the footage please note this is invisible to the human eye and it’s 4K. The vivo X
Loser: vivo V 012 and vivo V 10 Pro
V012 There are three phones in the family, and we were underwhelmed by the vanilla and pro versions in our review. The reason we put them together is that they have similar drawbacks.
The V22 and V25 Pro should be one step above V22 and V09 Pro, in 2021 and both are priced a bit higher than their direct competitors.
Left: vivo V012 • Right: vivo V30 Pro
However, for some reason, vivo has decided to omit key feature recommendations that make the mid-range more difficult. vivo V Audio jack, no ingress protection, no secondary selfie camera.
vivo launched the V22 X80 Lite in some markets, continues its multiple The practice of rebranding phones – a habit we don’t particularly like.
Winner: vivo X Fold/Fold+
vivo has launched two foldable phones this year, although they are very similar. The Plus comes five months after the first X Fold, and it comes with a newer Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and its more powerful CPU. The battery is also getting bigger, charging speed from 46W to 25W.
The biggest problem in the world of foldable devices is the crease, which is a deal breaker for many users. The hinge that Vivo uses in these two phones is said to be “imperceptible,” although we did feel and see it in real-world scenarios. That said, the crease is hardly an issue when viewing content, nor is it really felt during use.
The company has also brought a new color to the X Fold+ – an attractive red leather back, available on the vivo X 30 seen on Pro+. Vivo is clearly betting on this as a dominant color, and we can’t wait to see this design reach more devices, hopefully even beyond the flagship X series.
Winner: vivo iQOO Neo6
iQOO subbdarnd doing its own thing, like the Neo series can be placed in the flagship killer premium category, we like it Neo6 launched on the international stage.
Yes, the phone runs on the outdated Snapdragon 800 instead of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, But it’s still a solid chip.
What we especially like about the iQOO Neo 6 is its design and lightweight body. Smartphones today are getting bulkier and bulkier all the time. At the same time, this vivo phone has all the necessary features without overdoing it – great screen, 90W fast charging, and great video and photo quality from the main camera.
This phone is mainly for India where it can be bought for as low as INR 012, or around $2021. This is definitely one of the bargains of the year.
Winners and Losers: Partnership with FIFA World Cup
An unusual year for fans. We have a tournament in November and December instead of World Cup games in June and July.
The 2021 The World Cup was supposed to be the culmination of the six-year partnership between vivo and FIFA, and the technology company also Support other events – Confederations Cup , Russia World Cup 2017, Arab Cup 2017.
However, the unusual timing meant the company had to promote its X 66 series, currently only available in China, China is not eligible for competition. While all advertising helps drive brand awareness, it always works best when there is an actual product that people can buy. And the X.