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Vivo X Fold, first impressions: homework on a fold that left us reluctant

The folding phone market has started to revive in recent years, and more and more brands are betting on such formats. For several years Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and OPPO, among others, have been creating this new category in the mobile phone world, and last April Vivo joined with the Vivo X Fold.

This new player on the folding phone card is the first folding device developed by Vivo and will not come to light in the West for now. Nevertheless, Vivo X Fold We got it in a short time and after trying it we will tell you what this company can do with foldable phones. And for its debut, we guess Vivo managed to make a pretty solid and competent bet, and with a physique that inevitably reminds of its most direct competitor: the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Vivo X Fold technical sheet

LIVE X FOLD

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

unopened: 162 x 144.9 x 6.3mm
wrinkled: 162 x 74.5 x 14.6mm
311 grams

screen

wrinkled: 6.53 inch, AMOLED, 120Hz, 1080 x 2520 resolution
unopened: 8.03 inch, AMOLED, 120Hz, 1,916 x 2,160 resolution

processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

data store

12GB

internal storage

256/512GB

rear camera

50MP, f/1.8, OIS
8 MP, f/3.4, 5X periscope, OIS
12MP, f/2.0, 2X zoom
48MP, f/2.2, OIS

front camera

16MP f/2.5

OS

android 12
Origin operating system

connection

5G SA/NSA

NFC

WiFi 6

drum

4.600mAh
66W fast charging
50W wireless charging
10W reversible wireless charging

others

Fingerprint reader under the screen
stereo speakers

price

to change from 1.297 euros

A high range on all four sides

Vivo X Fold 12

Like the vast majority of foldable phones we’ve tested, the first thing to know about the Vivo X Fold is, this is a high end phone transmitting and disseminating quality in all its departments. As can be seen at first glance, its design was particularly familiar to us, since the format book type chosen for its screen folding is similar to other folding devices in the competitor.

The finishes of this Vivo X Fold follow premium phone vibe, thanks to a case covered in rough leather, which offers a very nice touch. Vivo’s X Fold is therefore a big phone with a generous weight that surpasses it. 300 grams.

Vivo X Fold 6

When folded, the phone is quite thick as the two screens overlap side by side, as is always the case with devices of this type. Despite this, the grip appeared to us when folded surprisingly comfortable and it never slips. After using it for a while, its 300 grams reminds us how heavy the terminal is, something we can untie using both hands.

Like any self-respecting good folding book format, the Vivo X Fold two screens. First of all, its outer screen measures 6.53 inches. Fortunately, this panel is wider and not as vertically extended as that of the latest Samsung foldables. This provides much more convenience when used individually and approaches the concept of a traditional phone.

Vivo X Fold 4

When we open the Vivo X Fold, The resulting screen is 8.03 inchesIt’s a larger panel than we can find in Samsung’s Z Fold 4 (7.6 inches). This screen comes surrounded by a generous outer bezel, which, in my opinion, does not hinder the user experience too much.

Both panels feature AMOLED technology and besides good image quality 120Hz refresh ratetherefore, there is quite a fluidity in the user experience with this device.

Wrinkle is still present but less noticeable

Vivo X Fold 1

Now, I have good and bad news in this section. The bad news is, if there’s no drama, wrinkle of the screen is noticeable when we pass our finger passes through the middle part and can also be seen depending on how the light falls on the panel.

The good news is that this crease is thinner both to the touch and to the eye than on Samsung’s flip phone. To give you a more precise idea, this crease is right in the middle of the Oppo Find N and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

The hinge that gives meaning to the Vivo X Fold is at the construction level, according to the company. 174 different elements Along with fairly solid materials, it offers good strength and wrinkle resistance, which conveys the user experience very well. We have never noticed a lack of stiffness or brittleness during our use with the Vivo X Fold, there is some very good news in this section.

Vivo X Floor 7

According to company data, the capacity of the phone make 300,000 times without sacrificing your materials. These are interesting data, but once again we could not confirm it ourselves.

A detail we like very much about this section is when we fold the phone. shutdown completeThe whole is completely symmetrical, thus leaving no openings or gaps between the two screens.

The power of Qualcomm and Zeiss lenses

Vivo X Fold 8

Vivo has decided to bring a pretty complete phone on all levels and this is also available in the performance section. Inside is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which comes with 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB storage configurations. On paper, it is more of a group than capable of submitting a proposal. adequate performance For any task, from the simplest to the most demanding. And that’s what I perceived during my experience with him. Stability, fluidity and zero lag.

I would like to see how this terminal behaves at a sustainable level of performance, but as it was the first contact, I could not test it in depth.

Vivo X Floor 18

Third, the camera part is the least I could try on that first contact, and I haven’t used it in optimal conditions either, so I can’t describe my experience as much as I’d like. What I can tell you is that on a technical level and as with the Vivo X80 Pro, the camera system of this fold Designed in conjunction with ZEISSGerman company responsible for developing optical equipment and lenses.

The signature of this company is found in the hardware part as well as the software part, providing stability and quality that reminded me of many things I could enjoy, from little to use. On the Vivo X80 Pro day.

Vivo X Floor 11

At the battery level, the Vivo X Fold maintains the quality standard of the rest of its features and Battery with a capacity of 4,600 mAh. We would like to talk about the behavior of its autonomy, but the short test period did not allow us to make a clear prediction in this section.

Vivo’s first phone is coming 66W FlashCharge fast charging. It allows you to charge your battery up to 50% in just 17 minutes, and to 100% in less than 40 minutes, according to company data. In addition, the fact that it can also take advantage of 50W wireless charging makes it a well-serving device.

A flagship that makes us want more

Vivo X Floor 14

Vivo has had time to learn from its main competitors in the development of folding phones, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen in this Vivo X Fold. All parts including price.

This phone takes advantage of what we’ve seen and experienced in its competition, so overall, this first folding proposal from Vivo looks very solid on all its points: build, features, and user experience. If we take into account the price level and the direct conversion of the yuan to the euro, The approximate price of this device is 1,300 Eurosit turned out to be cheaper than some folding terminals of the competition, but at the same time it is out of the pockets of most users.

Vivo X Fold 3

The feeling after our first contact with Vivo X Fold is bittersweet. We liked what we saw but we will be alone with the desire to come to our country To compete head-to-head with Samsung’s foldable giant.

We understand why this is. It’s normal that Vivo doesn’t want to risk bringing a folding offer to the West. This market is still a long way off from the general public who normally look for the cheapest deal when buying a mobile phone. And maybe that’s the big giant that foldable phones will have to fight back for years to come.

Source: Xataka

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