There’s no denying that Vivo has been doing pretty solid for the past couple of years, releasing some really good phones with excellent cameras. Today, the company has finally announced the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro. Both phones are powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset and also have a lot of other cool things to offer.
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro are both powerful devices with some really nice cameras and massive batteries
Unlike other phones, the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro have much in common. For starters, both phones have the same 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display with up to 3,000 nits peak brightness. You are also getting an IR blaster, dual stereo speakers, and an IP68 rating. All of this combined to make both phones an impressive offering.
However, the Vivo X100 Pro brings some really nifty camera hardware. On the back, you will find three cameras, starting with the 50-megapixel main camera, and the Sony IMX989 – a 1-inch sensor with f/1.75 aperture. You also get a 50-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 50-megapixel 100mm periscope camera with 4.1x zoom. The camera on the Pro variant also uses a v3 custom imaging chip for better imaging.
The Vivo X100 Pro has several exclusive camera features, as well. For instance, there is a 4K portrait video with automatic focus switching. You also get a 35mm shooting option, and something called a sun option, which will allow you to take pictures of the setting sun without blowing out everything else in the frame. Vivo has shared an official sample that looks very convincing and almost like it is from Apocalypse Now, but we cannot confirm the results until we get hands-on with the device.
The Vivo X100 Pro also brings a massive 5,400mAh battery with 100W wired and 50W wireless charging. The standard variant, on the other hand, brings an older V2 chip, a smaller 50-megapixel primary camera, and a 64-megapixel 3x telephoto camera.
Thankfully, the Vivo X100 series is an impressive lineup of devices, so you are not really going to be in any mess. The telephoto cameras on both phones actually allow for macro photography, which is good. Sadly, the phones have only been launched in China at the moment, but we will keep you posted if that happens.
Moving onto the pricing, the Vivo X100 starts at 3,999 yuan for a respectable 12/256GB variant. Suppose you want to go for the Pro variant, which starts at 4,999 yuan for the base 12/256GB variant. International pricing and availability are still not clear.