Vivo X50 Pro ”World’s First Rotating Camera Phone” Honest Review & Full Specifications

Generally in the smartphone market. There are two types of companies those who wait for others to do things before putting it into their own phones. And those that always try to be first and I think it’s fair to say that Vivo firmly falls into the latter category. They were the first with a completely full screen phone to the first to use an in display fingerprint scanner the first to bring a motorized pop up camera. This is the Vivo x50 Pro a small phone with a camera that’s different.

We’ll put it that way. It’s presented well, and it comes with a pair of earphones with some silicon tips. There’s a 33 watt fast charging adapter, clear case and manuals and right at the bottom a USB type C charging cable now for the fun bit you know. If someone asked me to draw out what I thought a typical 2020 Flagship smartphone looks like from the Runt I would probably end up with something like this. It’s got a six point five six inch 1080p Amoled display of fluid 90 hertz refresh rate curve display edges and a little hole punch camera in the corner minds you this is another complaint because unlike most like ships the vivo X50 pro sits closer to 600 dollars and this place is good.

Vivo x50 pro Display

Firstly, The display is bright and actually has a smaller bezel than even the one plus eight.Secondly, It’s just we’ve seen this before but what we haven’t seen is what’s going on the back of the phone the camera setup looks almost alien.

Vivo x50 pro Camera

Like Vivo X50 pro from another planet because as well as the five-times optical zoom camera at the bottom. Two times the camera for taking portraits and the 8 megapixel ultra-wide which were all fairly normal-sized. The main camera is just enormous you could live in there. They call this the gimbal camera and when I say the word gimble you probably immediately think of a smartphone stabilizer like this and that’s sort of right Diva have tried to basically boil down that mechanism to fit inside the body of fern.

So how does it work? Well the first thing to understand is that the whole objective of a stabilization system is to make sure that the camera itself is moving as little as possible and this to existing ways that companies do this. The first is electronic image stabilization, which kind of cheat slightly when you use this when you’re using  your camera Zooms in. And then it uses the extra room at now has around the edges to try and match every frame of the video with the frame before it. So he is kind of creates the illusion that the camera is staying still even if it’s actually moving.

Camera compare

Lot of high-end phones as you take this a step further, they use something called OIS or Optical Image Stabilization.  Essentially instead of creating the illusion that the Vivo X50 pro’s camera is still even when it’s not with is the camera actually is still means that the camera looks at the movements you make with your phone. Let’s say I move left and the camera itself will physically move in the opposite direction so that it counteracts that movement. It’ll move right so that brings me on to this.

What will these are basically trying to do here is to create a system that takes away us to the next level. First of all, it doesn’t just shift around in a flat plane up and down, left and right the camera rotates own-self and that’s important because a lot of the time when I’m shaking my camera around when I’m kind of moving around.

I’m not just going directly up and down or left and right. I’m actually tilting my phone, but when I do that when I move. The camera has the ability to correct itself from shaking around. And the second thing is that just the ability to move here is around three times that of any other normal device can’t handle.


So instead of just being able to stabilize this motion. It could in theory stabilize. But this is the first gen product how well does it actually do in practice? I’ll say this better than I thought it would be the second you open the camera app and click on video. It becomes very clear that something’s happening when you’re just holding the phone. Above all, It looks a bit like it’s frozen still in the air all those micro movements. You naturally make with your hands. They’re gone. So seeing as that while we compare with P40 Pro. P40 pro is probably been my favorite camera phone this year and because the Vivo looks suspiciously like it’s targeting that phone this felt like a good place to start.

Above all, first thing I tried was just twitching both phones around and the Vivo just moves less which is good. But I guess you probably expect that. It’s got an entire mechanism built to counter this movement. But to be honest when you stop walking with it, I would say the Vivo only trades blows with the flagships. Sometimes I feel like it does do a better job, but sometimes I actually feel like just the basic OIS in those phones is a little more natural this could be because I’m using the phone on.

Model Vivo X50 Pro
Release date2nd June 2020
Weight (g)181.50g
Battery capacity4315mah
Fast chargingProprietary
ColorAlpha Grey
Display Capabilities
Screen size6.56inch
Resolution1080×2376 pixels
Aspect ratio19.8:9
Pixels per inch398ppi
Hardware Specifications
Processorocta-core processors Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 765G(7nm)
Internal storage128GB
GPU   Expandable storageAdreno 620   No
Camera Specifications
Rear camera48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), PDAF, gimbal OIS 8 MP, f/3.4, 135mm (periscope telephoto), 1/4.0″, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom 13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (portrait), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultra wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm  Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Video    4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Front camera32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm HDR Video    1080p@30fps
Operating systemAndroid 10 based on FunTouch OS 10.5
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
BluetoothYes, v 5.10
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM CARD No Of SIM Card                                             2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
Face unlockYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Gyroscope sensorYes


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