vivo’s latest variants in the X series – the vivo X80 and vivo X80 Pro — have finally arrived in the Philippines. Following its recent launch and pre-order schedule, the vivo X80 series is now available in all vivo concept stores, kiosks, and official Shopee and Lazada stores nationwide.
The vivo X80 and vivo X80 Pro, both powered by ZEISS technology, are certainly a technological feat designed to enable users to create and own their masterpieces. Packed with powerful features, the vivo X80, priced at Php45,999, and the vivo X80 Pro, which lists at Php59,999, will redefine mobile communication for everyone. Here’s why:
Optimal performance to rely on
The vivo X80 and vivo X80 Pro deliver powerful performance to ensure users get the most of their smartphone experience. Both variants of the vivo X80 series have 12GB plus 256GB ROM with 4GB extended RAM. The vivo X80 features a 4,500mAh battery to last many hours of use and take care of all FOMO concerns. The vivo X80 Pro has a 4700mAh battery that can be charged up to 70 percent in just 19 minutes and can be fully charged in just 37 minutes using the 80W Wired FastCharge. The vivo X80 Pro also supports up to 50W wireless flash charging through the exclusive vertical charging stand bundled with the unit through online purchase.
The vivo X80 runs on the latest MediaTek Dimensity 9000 platform, which ensures fast performance and powerful 5G connectivity and can deliver hours of gaming, surfing, and photo and video taking without lag. The vivo X80 Pro houses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the most advanced 5G platform in the market today.
To further amp the performance of the vivo X80 series, vivo has developed its own customized V1+ chip to complement each processor. Besides delivering a more intense gaming experience, it enhances the phones’ photography and videography capabilities.
Capture masterpieces in the ordinary with the vivo x ZEISS camera technology
Taken by vivo X80 Pro by Jyllan Bitalac
With their many years of partnership and collaborative work, vivo and ZEISS have developed game-changing mobile photography innovations. From their first collaboration on the vivo X60 and then the vivo X70, vivo and ZEISS are now bringing the IMX866 RGBW in the vivo X80 — the first-ever and only smartphone in the market equipped with the Sony IMX866 RGBW bottom sensor — and an exclusive customized Ultra Sensing GNV sensor for the vivo X80 Pro.
With these advanced camera sensors, the vivo X80 series is set to reimagine night photography and filming, enabling users to capture vivid nighttime scenes. The vivo X80 series is also equipped with ZEISS optics with lenses coated with ZEISS T* Coating. The T* coat improves image quality, resulting in clearer and brighter images with richer details. For those who love documenting the little moments in life, vivo and ZEISS have created a perfect replica of the ZEISS Master Anamorphic cine lens, bringing to the new smartphone series the ZEISS Cinematic Style Bokeh and Cinematic Video Bokeh.
With unique elliptical flares, vintage blue streak line effects, bokeh effects and movie LUTs tonality, users will not only record the best moments in their life but they can also make them look more professional and cinematic. vivo’s exclusive motion auto-focus and panning can shoot photos with dynamic blurred backgrounds for stunning in-action photography.
All these camera technological advances will enable users to take smartphone photography and videography to the next level and own their masterpieces, masterpieces that are made with vivo and ZEISS.
Built with class and sophistication
The vivo X80 series exudes elegance and premium aesthetic. Both the X80 and X80 Pro have a 6.78-inch curved E5 AMOLED display. The vivo X80 boasts a full high-definition 120Hz display while the vivo X80 Pro has a wide quad high-definition display that can support 2400×1080- and 3200×1440-pixel resolution. The vivo X80 Pro also has a 10-bit color depth with 1,024 color levels, making color transitions more natural and the display more delicate for a clear and immersive visual experience.
The vivo X80 series comes in two stylish colorways.
The vivo X80 is available in Urban Blue reflecting the calmness of nature and ocean. The vivo X80 Pro comes in Cosmic Black inspired by the magnificence of the galaxy.
Start owning your masterpieces and get your hands on the newest vivo X80 series co-engineered with ZEISS. Purchase the vivo X80 for Php45,999 (via vivo website, Shopee, and Lazada) and vivo X80 Pro for Php 59,999 (via vivo website, Shopee, and Lazada).
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Here’s what you need to know
Is this the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet?
The Samsung Galaxy Fold was revolutionary when it was originally introduced in 2019. Even though the overall formula hasn’t altered dramatically three generations later, Samsung has greatly improved it. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the most advanced foldable produced by the firm to date thanks to those years of improvement.
On August 10, 2022, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released as part of the summer season of Galaxy Unpacked events. The general sale date was set for August 26 and preorders began that day. At the same event, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is simply a more refined version of the company’s already-proven formula. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC upgrades both the processor and cameras. The design has been slightly modified to provide a little bit more screen real estate, better durability, and an all-around more attractive grip. The experience is further enhanced by some new software techniques and new colors.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 doesn’t significantly change from its predecessors overall. As usual, it seems to be a “regular” smartphone when folded, although a rather thick one. However, if you open it up like a book, a sizable foldable display is revealed. When you need more space, the inner display lets you use it like a tablet, while the outer display lets you use it like a regular smartphone.
There is hardly any competition for Samsung in the foldables market. The competition it does have—from Motorola, Oppo, Xiaomi, and a few other companies—cannot compete with Samsung’s global presence. In North America, you have two options if you want a foldable phone: a Samsung “fold” type phone or a Samsung “flip” style phone.
In light of this, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is currently the greatest foldable smartphone available worldwide. It has many advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and is more powerful and capable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from a year ago. If you want a folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the best one you can get right now.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 not only has some of the best hardware on the market, but it also boasts the best software commitment of any foldable available. Samsung will send security updates for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for five years and four Android upgrades, making it a good long-term investment.
Obviously, this phone is pricey. A used or refurbished Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be a better choice if you can’t afford the minimum price of $1,799. A Galaxy Z Flip 4 is another option and starts at $999. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4|
– 1.9-inch Super AMOLED
– 512 x 260
– Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
– 6.7-inch Super AMOLED
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 2,640 x 1,080)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1|
|Storage||128, 256, or 512GB|
No expandable storage
25W Super Fast Charging
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
No charger in the box
– 12MP wide, 1.8μm, OIS, Dual Pixel AF, ƒ/1.8
– 12MP ultrawide, 1.12μm, ƒ/2.2Internal:
– 10MP, 1.22μm, ƒ/2.4
Dolby Atmos support
No 3.5mm headphone port
|SIM||Single nano-SIM tray|
|Biometrics||Side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor|
One UI 4.1
|Dimensions and weight||Folded dimensions:|
– 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1mm (measured at hinge)Unfolded dimensions:
– 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mmWeight:
– 187gIPX8 water resistance
|Colors||Global: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, BlueBespoke Edition:|
– Front/back: Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red
– Frame: Silver, Black, Gold
Best OPPO deals to check out at 8.8 ShopeePay Festival
Get up to 50% off when you check out select new products from OPPO this 8.8 ShopeePay Festival!
We search Shopee every day to discover the best offers. The online retail giant offers some of the greatest discounts on a huge selection of goods, whether you’re looking for a brand-new home appliance or the latest smartphones to satisfy your tech cravings. Shopee can provide for all of your needs.
Because it offers a variety of smartphones at various price points, OPPO is one of the brands we love this year. In the upcoming 8.8 ShopeePay Festival, enjoy more rewards and get the best value when you score the latest OPPO smartphones on Shopee.
Here are our top 3 choices that we recommend you check out:
The new OPPO A16, which has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space, is a good entry-level option that can handle your daily tasks. If you need to shoot photos and upload them right away to your social media sites, the 13MP AI Triple Camera is ideal. The huge 6.5″ HD+ display and large 5000mAh battery are very entertaining for watching your favorite K-drama series. Click here to check out the OPPO A16.
With the Night Plus Filters, 2MP Bokeh Camera, and AI for Beautification available on the OPPO A55, you can capture every moment as vividly as possible. The Helio G35 chipset’s enormous 5000mAh battery and 18W rapid charging capabilities are ideal for your gaming needs. Click here to check out the OPPO A55.
The quad lens and AI-assisted camera on the OPPO A94 make it easy to capture all of life’s moments. The A94 captures the journey of life in vivid, precise clarity, from macro to ultra wide-angle and zoom photos. If you consider yourself a power user, the Helio P95 chipset and 8GB+128GB of storage will more than meet your requirements. It would be a shame not to include support for high-speed 30W VOOC flash charging. Click here to check out the OPPO A94.
Don’t miss any of the awesome deals and promos at the OPPO Official Store in Shopee and enjoy up to 50% off when you check out select new products from OPPO this 8.8 ShopeePay Festival!
Get up to 56% off on OPPO Gadgets in the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale
From August 8 to 12, grab exciting freebies, vouchers, deals on Shopee and Lazada.
Heads up, shoppers! OPPO will offer incredible discounts with awesome freebies, vouchers, and deals during the OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and Lazada.
From August 8 to 12, visit and shop on OPPO’s Official Stores to enjoy up to 56% off on OPPO gadgets. You can collect a Php 200 off voucher if you reach a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and a Php 400 off for every minimum purchase of Php 14,999.
Don’t miss the chance to use your Php 50 and Php 55 shipping discount vouchers before checking out if you have a minimum spend of Php 500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively.
For Lazada shoppers, you can also get a Php 50 off voucher for every minimum purchase of Php 500, including a 10% cashback on your orders.
Freebies to watch out for on 8.8
If you plan to shop from 12 pm to 2 pm on August 8, take advantage of free G25 Bluetooth earphones for each smartphone order ID. Later in the day, you also can enjoy a free A8 long speaker if you order the OPPO A55 from 9 pm to 11:59 pm.
A wide array of freebies are also in store for you throughout the sale. That includes a free 32GB SD Card when you order OPPO A16 3GB, a free TG113 Bluetooth speaker for every purchase of OPPO A55, a free Neon Island desk pad for all your OPPO Reno6 Series purchases, and a free A8 long speaker with Neon Island desk pad for every OPPO Reno7 Series orders.
Flash deals, and giveaways on OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream
There’s more to look forward to on 8.8 when you check out OPPO Philippines on TikTok. Be sure to watch out for limited flash deals and giveaways during OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream on the following dates: August 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm; August 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; August 9 from 11 am to 7 pm, and August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Bundle deals on Shopee, Lazada
Exciting bundle deals are also available from August 8 to 12, such as OPPO Band and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 1,999; OPPO A55 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 9,499; OPPO A94 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 11,999; OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 15,999; and OPPO Reno5 5G and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 19,999.
Mark your calendars now! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale spectacular treats to welcome August on Shopee and Lazada, even on TikTok. Add to the cart and check out your favorite OPPO devices at great deals so you can finally take home the gadgets you have been saving up for!
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