01 December 2022
Vivo has debuted the X90 smartphone series with a focus on delivering premium camera performance. The lineup has three models Vivo X90, X90 Pro, and X90 Pro+ just like the predecessor X80 series. The X90 Pro Plus is the first Android smartphone to launch with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor.
The Vivo X90 Pro+ is the most premium and expensive smartphone in the lineup. It sports a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED punch-hole display. The panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR compatibility. The choice of processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is available in a single configuration of 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 onboard storage.
The phone has a quad camera setup headlined by a 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and OIS. It is the Type-1 sized sensor company that claims to transit 24% more light than the normally available IMX989 sensor. The other three cameras are a 50-megapixel Sony IMX758 portrait sensor with 2x zoom, a 64-megapixel OmniVision OV64B periscope sensor with 3.5x zoom, and a 48-megapixel Sony IMX589 wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The selfie camera is a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.45 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging and 50W wireless charging support. Other features include Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, dual speakers, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and 5G connectivity. The phone will boot OriginOS 3 based on Android 13.
Vivo X90 Pro+ pricing:
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 6,499 (about $908)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 6,999 (about $978)
The Vivo X90 Pro has the same display as the Pro Plus except for the resolution difference. The panel comes with a 2800 x 1260 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 processor. The battery capacity is 4,870mAh along with 120W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. There is an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
In the camera department, the phone has a triple camera setup on the back. There is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, a 50-megapixel Sony IMX758 portrait sensor with f/1.6 aperture, and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 ultra-wide sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
Vivo X90 Pro pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 4,999 (about $698)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 5,499 (about $768)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 5,999 (about $838)
The Vivo X90 is the most affordable phone in the series and is almost identical to the Pro variant. The biggest difference is in the camera setup. Its triple camera module features a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866 primary sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor, and a 12-megapixel portrait sensor with 2x zoom.
It is powered by a 4,810mAh battery with support for 120W wired fast charging. Vivo decided to ditch wireless charging support for the phone.
Vivo X90 pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 3,699 (about $516)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 3,999 (about $559)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4,499 (about $629)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY4,999 (about $698)