After the X51 of 2020, Vivo renews its premium offer with the X60 Pro. Taking the strengths of its predecessor, including the gimbal stabilizer for its camera, it also corrects some clumsiness, in particular its technical proposal, with a platform up to the price ambition (and vice versa). But is that enough to outshine the competition? Answer in this comprehensive test.
In 2020, Vivo formalized its arrival in France with a dedicated subsidiary, an adapted local strategy, a reworked Western ROM and several interesting products. We particularly liked the X51 (aka X50 Pro in China), which managed to stand out from the competition thanks to an advanced gimbal type stabilizer. Thanks to it, the shots are crisp every time and the videos are ultra-stable, without the need to reduce the field of the image to compensate for the shaking.
Thanks to the gimbal of its main photo sensor, Vivo had an excellent argument for going to tease established brands in mobile photography, such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple or Samsung. With the X50 Pro + (improved version of the X50 Pro), Vivo entered the top 10 best camera phones according to DxOMark . Even today, it is still there, ahead of the iPhone 12 Pro Max . Proof that nothing is ever really played in telephony. And that’s a hell of a lot of good news.
The Vivo X51 was therefore ambitious in the photo, but was not necessarily enough in terms of pure performance. Especially vis-à-vis the most direct competition. Other manufacturers also offered well at a lower price. And others offered better at the same price. Six months later, Vivo therefore corrects the situation with the X60 Pro . The gimbal is back. In version 2.0. And the SoC is much more muscular. For a price that remains the same. This is not without interest. And of interest, there is no lack of this Vivo X60 Pro, as we will see in this full test.
The price of the Vivo X60 Pro is the same as that of its predecessor: 799 euros . So this is very good news, because Vivo could have decided to increase the price of the product given the improvements made to the screen level and to the platform level. But this is not the case. At the same price, today you have the ZenFone 8 Flip , the OnePlus 9 , the Mi 11 , the Galaxy S21 or even the Find X3 Neo . And unlike the X51, it technically comes close to many of them.
There is only one version of the X60 Pro, whether in France, Europe or even China. It is equipped with 12 GB of RAM , 4 GB more than the X51, and 256 GB of internal storage (not expandable with a memory card). It certainly wouldn’t have been possible to offer more without increasing the price. And offering 128GB of storage-only storage would have been a bit light for this price range.
In the box, you will find a plastic shell (not rigid, but not very flexible either), a pair of 3.5 mm jack compatible wired headphones (with adapters for the different ear sizes), a jack adapter 3.5mm to USB Type-C (since there is no 3.5mm jack port in X60 Pro), a 33-watt Flash Charge 2.0 charger, and a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.