Vivo X100 Pro Review: Ultimate Camera-Test

Vivo X100 Pro

In the ever-evolving landscape of premium smartphones, Vivo X100 Pro series has consistently aimed to push the boundaries of mobile photography. The journey that began with the X70 Pro+ in 2021 saw notable success, and Vivo continues this pursuit with the recently launched Vivo X100 Pro. In this review, we also delve into the distinctive features, performance, and capabilities of the Vivo X100 Pro, emphasizing its prowess as a camera-centric flagship in 2024.

Design and Display: A Unique Aesthetic

The Vivo X100 Pro also maintains Vivo’s signature curved-edge display, enhancing its unique aesthetic. The 6.78-inch AMOLED 8T LTPO curved display with 3000nits peak brightness, 2160Hz high-frequency dimming, and a 120Hz refresh rate provides a visually immersive experience. The phone’s design, now available in a single Asteroid Black finish with a fluorite anti-glare glass back panel, reflects refinement compared to its predecessors.

Performance and Specifications: Powering Ahead

Vivo introduces the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC to the Indian market through the Vivo X100 Pro, accompanied by the powerful V3 imaging co-processor. With 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage, the Vivo X100 Pro ensures smooth multitasking and ample storage space. The 120Hz refresh rate of the 6.78-inch display, coupled with the advanced LTPO technology, optimizes energy efficiency for a seamless user experience.

Key Specifications: Vivo X100 Pro

ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC + V3 Imaging Co-processor
RAM and Storage16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 512GB UFS 4.0 Storage
Display6.78-inch AMOLED 8T LTPO Curved Display
Refresh Rate120Hz
Battery5,400mAh with 100W Wired and 50W Wireless Charging

Software: Funtouch OS 14 and Android 14

Running on Funtouch OS 14 based on Android 14, the Vivo X100 Pro promises a smooth and optimized software experience. Vivo’s commitment to timely updates ensures users benefit from the latest features and security enhancements. While the software shares similarities with its predecessor. The refined theming engine and instant startup mode contribute to an improved overall experience.

Performance Metrics: Benchmarking Excellence

In performance benchmarks, the Vivo X100 Pro showcases its capabilities, outperforming competitors in AnTuTu scores and delivering impressive results in Geekbench. The new MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC proves to be a worthy contender, offering a substantial increase in energy efficiency and introducing features like 4K cinematic video portrait mode.

Display Dynamics: LTPO Technology and Game Optimization

The X100 Pro 6.78-inch display, featuring LTPO technology, dynamically adjusts the refresh rate based on on-screen activities, leading to enhanced battery savings. With up to 3,000 nits peak brightness, the display remains vivid even under direct sunlight. The integration of Game Frame Interpolation ensures smoother gaming experiences, supporting titles like Call of Duty: Mobile with up to 120fps.

Battery Life: Endurance and Rapid Charging

Equipped with a sizable 5,400mAh battery, the Vivo X100 Pro also excels in endurance, easily lasting a day and a half under regular usage. Also, the 100W wired charging capability proves invaluable, charging the device from 0-90% in just 30 minutes. While the 50W wireless charging feature adds convenience, its efficiency remains unexplored due to a lack of the proprietary charger during the review.

Camera System: Zeiss Collaboration and Innovative Features

The Vivo X100 Pro camera system, a collaboration with Zeiss, elevates mobile photography to new heights. Also, a triple rear camera setup, featuring 50MP sensors for the primary, ultra-wide, and APO floating periscope telephoto lenses, delivers exceptional detail and dynamic range. The telephoto lens introduces a unique 4.3x optical zoom, complemented by a Super Macro mode for versatile photography.

Camera Modes and Features

  • Portrait Focal Lengths: Users can choose professional portrait focal lengths (24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm) for optimized portrait shots.
  • Zeiss Style Portrait Modes: Software-enabled modes for diverse and creative portrait photography.
  • Telephoto Sunshot Mode: A specialized mode for capturing perfectly exposed sunset photos and silhouettes.

Video Capabilities: Cinematic Quality and Stability

The X100 Pro excels in video recording, also offering 4K at 30fps with remarkable detail and stability. The Cinematic Portrait mode enhances the video recording experience, although edge detection in artificial bokeh falls short of competitors like Apple’s iPhone 15 series.

Conclusion: A Versatile and Powerful Flagship

The Vivo X100 Pro also emerges as a versatile flagship, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technology with a focus on mobile photography. While its camera system stands out with innovative features, the device’s overall performance, display dynamics, and enduring battery life position it as a formidable contender in the premium smartphone segment. Also most important, Priced competitively at Rs. 89,999, the Vivo X100 Pro aims to capture the attention of consumers seeking a holistic smartphone experience, emphasizing both functionality and creativity.

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