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Vivo Z1x Review

Vivo Z1x is the latest smartphone of handset manufacturer Vivo. Vivo Z1X is equipped with better camera hardware, AMOLED screen and in-display fingerprint sensor for security. Is Vivo Z1x a better smartphone with a starting price of Rs 16,990? We have seen the camera, display, processor, etc. of the phone by testing it, so now let us provide you every little detail related to the handset.

Vivo Z1x design

Vivo’s latest smartphone Vivo Z1X has a slightly flashy design. The rear panel of our review unit comes with Phantom Purple, the top and middle will be seen with a light shade of purple. The surface of the back panel is glossy and slightly reflective, due to which dust and spots easily fall on the phone. The frame is made of polycarbonate and is easily joined with a flat rear panel.

The speaker, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and mic are located at the bottom of the phone. Despite being smaller and lighter than the Vivo Z1 Pro, the Vivo Z1x is still large and weighty (189.6 grams). It is not easy to use the phone with one hand unless your hands are large, the arm has to be stretched to access the content at the top of the display. The exterior of the phone is slightly slippery.

Some people may prefer the contrast provided by gold branding instead of the shiny rear panel, but we don’t like too much brightness in the phone. The build quality of the Vivo Z1x is good, but the ergonomics could have been better. Two color variants of Vivo Z1X have been launched, Fusion Blue and Phantom Purple.

Vivo Z1x specifications and software

The Vivo Z1X has a 6.38-inch full-HD + Super AMOLED (1080×2340 pixels) display, it comes with 430 nits brightness. Its aspect ratio is 19.5: 9 and screen-to-body ratio is 90 percent. Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor has been used in this latest smartphone of Vivo brand.

Recall that this chipset was also used in Vivo Z1 Pro. There are two storage variants of Vivo Z1X, one with 64 GB storage which is priced at Rs 16,990, while the other variant has 128 GB storage and has been priced at Rs 18,000. It is worth noting that if there is no option of MicroSD card to increase the storage, then it will be right to buy 128 GB storage variants.

The most important feature of Vivo Z1x is the triple rear camera setup. On the backside is a 48-megapixel primary camera equipped with Sony IMX582 sensor, with an 8-megapixel super-wide-angle camera with 120.4 degree field of view. And along with it, a 2-megapixel depth camera is also provided.

The Vivo Z1X has a 32-megapixel sensor for selfie and video calling, its aperture is F / 2.0. To make life in the phone, a battery of 4,500 mAh has been provided, which will support 22.5-watt flash charge technology. In the retail box, you will get a 22.5-watt charger. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, claiming that it unlocks the phone in just 0.42 seconds.

Funtouch OS is a haveli customized version of Android that changes all of the icons etc. of the location of the tool etc. in the Esthetics and Settings app. It moves all the Quick Settings buttons to the shortcut center like iOS which can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Some UI elements annoy users such as greater brightness and a sound profile bar that occupies a lot of space, causing users to scroll down to the location, low-power mode, and airplane mode buttons. Custom Funtouch OS navigation gestures are half-baked. Surprisingly, if you do not want to use gestures etc. in the phone, then Android navigation buttons are also provided.

Vivo Z1x display and performance

The Vivo Z1X has a super amoled panel, is bright and crisp and has a color vibrator. But the color mode and temperature can be adjusted by going to the Settings app. Viewing angles are also very good. In the light of day, we did not have to increase the brightness more than half by using email and social media apps easily.

Vivo claims that the phone has a low brightness mode, which is similar to DC dimming. The in-display fingerprint sensor is quite fast. During the review, we did not have any problems regarding the accuracy of fingerprint recognition. Vivo Z1x has Snapdragon 712 processor which proved to be a reliable performer. It handles all the tasks, heavy multitasking and games of the day easily.

Vivo Z1x cameras and battery life

There is a 48-megapixel primary camera on the back of Vivo Z1X which is equipped with Sony IMX582 sensor. It has an 8-megapixel super-wide-angle camera with a 120.4-degree field of view. And along with it, a 2-megapixel depth camera is also provided. The rear camera captures vibrant pixel-binding photos in daylight.

The phone has fast focus and was largely accurate. Landscape photos, however, appeared to be overprocessed, lacking in detail. The Redmi K20 also has the same 48-megapixel camera sensor, it captures better photos with accurate color and more detail. Native AI beauty mode helps to some extent with dynamic range problem, which makes the picture more vibrant.

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