The vivo X90 Pro Plus is now available, and the brand is so sure of its design that it refers to the camera as the “King of One-Inch Sensors.” Although the phone isn’t the first to use Sony’s IMX989 sensor, vivo did add a few features that set it apart.
Let’s begin where light first encounters something: the lens. It has a glass component of excellent quality with an Abbe number of 81.6. (A higher number means less light dispersion; plastic can have a number as low as 30.) Additionally, it has a coating of Zeiss T*, which lessens glare and ghosting. The lens lets in more light thanks to its relatively wide f/1.75 aperture (a particular Xiaomi has an f/1.9 lens).
And the huge 1″ IMX989 sensor is there to meet it; in comparison to the 1/1.3″ sensor of the X80 Pro, this camera has a 77% greater photosensitive surface. The effective pixel size can be increased to 3.2 m by binning individual 1.6 m sensors into groups of four. The picture processing happens next, but we’ll get to that.
Two telephoto cameras are included with the vivo X90 Pro Plus. The 90mm periscope lens with a 64MP sensor is the more intriguing of the two. This one features a 100x digital zoom maximum and a 3.5x optical zoom maximum. A 50-megapixel sensor and a brilliant 50mm portrait lens with an f/1.6 fixed focus are also included (IMX758). As of now, OIS is present in all three cameras.
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Low distortion has been adjusted for the ultra-wide-angle lens. It sports a 48-megapixel sensor and a 114-degree field of view (IMX598). A time-of-flight laser system assists the autofocusing rear cameras. The selfie camera’s 32MP sensor has an aperture of 2.45.
The vivo X90 Pro Plus can capture 8K video at 30 frames per second. And a 14-bit RAW video mode is available if you desire quality. The camera can be calibrated using a standard grey card, and you can choose between the Zeiss Natural Color 2.0 mode and Vivo Vivid Color. You can simultaneously record video at 10 frames per second and take still images in the Dolby Vision and LOG formats.
All of this shouldn’t give you the impression that the vivo X90 Pro+’s unique features are limited to its camera. Naturally, it has a Snapdragon 820 Gen 2 processor, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of brand-new UFS 4.0 storage. The chipset is linked to a large 8,900 mm2 vapor chamber for dependable performance.
In order to perform image processing, the business integrated its brand-new Vivo V2 ISP. The device has 45MB of on-chip SRAM and is more efficient, generating 16 TOPS per watt. It manages noise reduction, HDR, MEMC, and other tasks by combining conventional ISP and AI techniques.
The phone sports a huge 6.78″ screen with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,200 pixels (20:9). It is a Samsung E6 LTPO 4 AMOLED screen with 10-bit colors and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The display uses a 1,440 Hz high-frequency PWM technology for dimming; 1,800 nits are the maximum. The factory-calibrated double-curved display is Dolby Vision compatible and supports.
The phone’s body is available in two colors with imitation leather textures: China Red and Original Black. It is resistant to the weather thanks to its IP68 rating for both dust and water resistance. It weighs 221 g and is 9.7 mm thick, which makes it a little chunkier than the Xiaomi and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
There is a 4,700 mAh (18.23 Wh) battery inside that is divided into two cells for quick charging. It supports cable charging at 80W wired and wireless charging at 50W. If you choose the wired method, it takes 33 minutes to fully charge.
There are a few more things to note. The phone has stereo speakers, but it also has a wireless speaker option that promises lossless, low-latency music when used with the new vivo TWS 3 Pro. Both aptX HD and LDAC are supported, as is Bluetooth version 5.3. The USB-C capability for wired connectivity is rated for USB 3.2 Gen1 speeds and includes video out.
In China, the vivo X90 Pro Plus debuts with OriginOS 3. The Pro Plus will go on sale on November 28. Unlike its brothers, which went on pre-order immediately, all three models will be available beginning on December 6. Vivo did not disclose any intentions for a global launch, at least not in China.
Pricing and Availability
You may purchase the vivo X90 Pro Plus in China for CNY 6,500 (PHP 52,100 or $910) for the 12/256GB variant, while the 12/512GB model costs CNY 7,000 (PHP 56,100).