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Vivo X Note full review

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In this article, I’m going to give you a complete review of the Vivo X Note. Is it a good upgrade from the last-gen? or just another phone from Vivo also, I’m going to review its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device. And at the end, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone also I’m gonna tell you the price.
Vivo X Note


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Vivo X Note:

Display:

Type LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 7.0 inches, 89.5% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution 1440 x 3080 pixels, 486 ppi density

Vivo X Note has an amazing 7.0 inches LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz display, HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 608 nits.  It is also Quad HD+ with a PPI density of 401. This display is accurate and fast with 120Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 120Hz refresh rate and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Vivo X Note is using the LTPO AMOLED panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Vivo is known for its good software optimization with its new custom ROM.

DESIGN & BUILD:

Rear material Glass
Frame material Glass
Waterproof IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Weight 216 / 221 g (7.62 oz)
Fingerprint scanner Yes, Under Display Optical

Vivo is known for its amazing new designs. Vivo X Note has a new design with new textures on the back, which makes it more futuristic and strong. The rear is made of Glass. The frame is also made of glass, which makes it a little heavier than other flagship smartphones. There’s IP68 water and dust resistance. In this Vivo X Note. The phone is protected by a metal frame that’s why it makes it heavier by 220+ grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump takes up so much space for the camera itself. I mean we are talking about so many fingerprints on the backside of this phone because it’s not a matte finish. The camera bump looks familiar with the Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra. Talking about the fingerprint scanner, it’s located in the in-display and has some amazing speeds.


Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8
Frequency 3000 MHz
L3 cache 4 MB
Process 4 nanometers
GPU Adreno 730

Vivo X Note is launching with the most-fastest chipset, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Which scores in the top 3 in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks. These higher performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 120Hz display. The gaming experience is also on another level with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Adreno 730 is one of the most powerful GPU on this planet right now, which makes the Vivo X Note more-faster than other Flagship smartphones. I already published a complete article on this chipset you can check that out here Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We will talk about the AnTuTu 9 scores in a minute but first, let’s take a look at the memory and storage.

MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size  8, 12GB
Memory type LPDDR5
Channels 2
Storage size 256, 512 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1
Memory card No

Vivo X Note is launching with 3 variants of ram and 3 variants of storage which are 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM of ram. And with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDR5 with a memory frequency of 2750MHz. Vivo X Note has the fastest UFS 3.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is no SD card support which is no issue because you can get a 512GB model.


Benchmarks:

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

Total score 1073589

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 shows one of the best AnTuTu 9 scores. Total scores are 1073589. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is gaining a performance boost and beating the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processor. In the Flagship segment, this processor is best for gaming, camera, battery, display, and everything. You will experience a much smoother touch, opening, and closing of apps.

Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM Origin OS Ocean

The Vivo X Note is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than the Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new Origin OS Ocean fix old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine.


Battery:

Capacity 5000 mAh
Charge power 80 W
Battery type Li-Po
Wireless charging 50 W
Reverse charging 10 W
Full charging time 0.32 hr

Vivo X Note comes with 80watts of charger. Which can fully charge the Vivo X Note in just 32 minutes which is amazingly fast. There is also wireless charging support of 50 watts. The charging speeds are so good that on 10 minutes of charge this Vivo X Note can last up to 8 hours thanks to that massive 5000MAh battery. Vivo X Note is a full-day phone I mean this phone can last all day long. I can eat my breakfast and watch YouTube, I can eat my lunch and watch YouTube, I can eat my dinner and watch YouTube well what I am trying to say is this is an all-day phone. And after all-day use, this phone will still have a 30-40% battery.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 50 megapixels
Image resolution 8700 x 5800
Zoom Optical
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Optical
8K video recording 30 FPS
4K video recording 60 FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Lenses (50 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP +48 MP)

Vivo X Note has 4 cameras at the back and man the camera is so amazing that it can easily defeat some of the camera kings of 2022 like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Vivo X Note main Camera is 50 megapixel F/1.6. What makes this camera setup even more awesome is that this camera lens is combined with the wide aperture of F/1.6, the wider the aperture the more light will it collect and the more sharp the image and video quality will be. This Vivo X Note can record video at 8K at 30 FPS. This is amazing the video will contain more details thanks to its good optimization software and the high-end processor. You can also record 4K at 60FPS which will contain even more details and will be sharper. There is Optical image stabilization on the main lens only. This is quite impressive, this will make the camera experience more stable and more accurate. You will say goodbye to that blurry shots and unstable videos. The Vivo X Note has 3 more camera lenses. Let’s talk about that in detail.



Lenses:

Quad 50 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.0, 47mm (telephoto), 1/2.93″, 1.2µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 114˚ (ultra-wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm
Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Dual-LED flash, panorama

As I mentioned above that this 50 MP sensor is good. But this Vivo X Note has 3 more camera lenses. There are 2 optical zoom cameras. The first one is an 8MP F/3.4 125mm telephoto camera with the capabilities of 5 times optical zoom. This is quite impressive and is good because it has optical image stabilization too which makes it less shaky and good at focus. This camera lens is F/3.5 which makes it wider enough to take sharp shots of moving subjects. This camera is 8MP which will contain good details in zoom shots. There is another telephoto lens of 12MP which is only 2 times optical zoom camera. This is quite interesting because it has an aperture of F/2.0 which means it will also be sharp and accurate during the day and at dawn time. This lens does not have optical image stabilization which is okay for the steady shots because it’s only 2 times the zoom lens. There is another camera sensor of 48MP which is an ultra-wide camera. And it’s so wide the field of view is 14 degrees which is wider than the one on the iPhone 13 pro max. This camera sensor also has some amazing autofocus. This sensor can take amazing shots with high accuracy. Its aperture is F/2.2, which makes it sharp and contains good tons on subjects. This Vivo X Note has an amazing camera setup, with fast autofocus lenses, high sensors, and good software optimization.


SELFIE CAMERA:

Megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 5312 x 2988
Aperture f/2.5
Sensor type CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

When it comes to selfie cameras I’m a little disappointed. Because it’s a flagship smartphone from Vivo and it only has a 16MP camera. I mean Samsung and Xiaomi are giving 32MP selfie cameras on their Midrange smartphones. And what makes me more concerned is about its aperture because its aperture, which is only F/2.5 which means the photos will look not accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will suffer a lot at night because the sensor is not that wide to capture more light thus leaving us in disappointed. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only. Which is also not enough for a higher flagship smartphone from Vivo.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C
NFC* Yes

This Vivo X Note is launching with the Wi-Fi 6 which is faster, more efficient, and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 5. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.2. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.1. Vivo X Note has the USB type C gen 3.1 support which makes sense because of the 80 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Vivo X Note also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to the NFC support.


SOUND:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack No

The Vivo X Note comes with stereo speakers. This Vivo X Note has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack which is neither good nor bad.

Colors:

Colors Black, White, Yellow

The Vivo X Note is going to launch in three different colors. Black, White, and Yellow. Vivo is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the black color because it looks better than these two colors.

Price:

This smartphone is costing around $980 which is way cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 pro max.


Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good camera phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Vivo X Note is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Vivo X Note.
If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles as well as my YouTube channel.

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Engr Fahad

My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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