07 September 2021
The Vivo X70 smartphone series has been made official in China featuring three models: Vivo X70, Vivo X70 Pro, and Vivo X70 Pro+. It is a direct successor to the last year's X60 series and builds upon what it brought to the table. The main highlight is still the camera performance as the partnership between Vivo and Zeiss continues. There are now new processors for faster performance and big batteries for long-lasting battery life.
The Vivo X70 Pro+ is the most premium offering in the lineup. It sports a 6.78-inch WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor coupled with 8GB and 12GB of RAM. The onboard storage options include 256GB and 512GB.
The quad-camera setup includes a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN1 primary sensor, a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 ultra-wide gimbal sensor, a 12-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor. The front camera on the phone is a 32-megapixel sensor housed within the punch-hole.
There is a 4,500mAh battery to keep the lights on. The good thing is that it supports 55W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. The phone has a USB Type-C port and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It will boot Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 11 out of the box.
Vivo X70 Pro+ Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 5,499 (about $853)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 5,999 (about $931)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 6,999 (about $1,085)
With the Vivo X70 Pro, you will get a 6.56-inch Full HD+ (2376 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor here is Samsung's Exynos 1080 paired with 8GB and 12GB of RAM. It is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB onboard storage options.
The quad rear camera setup is the same as the X70 Pro+ except for the second camera which is a 12-megapixel sensor. The selfie shooter on the device is the same 32-megapixel sensor. The battery capacity is 4,450mAh and supports 44W wired fast charging. It also runs Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 11.
Vivo X70 Pro Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 4,299 (about $666)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 4,599 (about $713)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4,799 (about $745)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 5,299 (about $822)
The Vivo X70 is the most affordable variant in the series and is a lot similar to the X70 Pro. It has the same display, front camera, and software experience. The major difference is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset and configuration options: 8GB/12GB RAM with 128GB/256GB storage options. There is a 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.
Vivo X70 Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 3,699 (about $574)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 3,999 (about $620)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4,299 (about $666)