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Vivo X60 Pro: analysis of a high-end gimbal camera | Digital Trends Spanish

Vivo X60 Pro: analysis of a high-end with gimbal camera

“The vivo X60 Pro is an excellent phone that performs like a high-end and whose price remains at 800 euros. Like everything, it has some shortcomings that may perhaps disturb the most demanding users. ”


  • Gimbal camera

  • Good performance

  • Excellent design


  • It does not have double speaker

  • It has no wireless charging

  • Fast charging of only 30 W

Vivo arrived on the Spanish market just a year ago, but the Chinese manufacturer did it through the big door with its Vivo X51 Pro, one of the world’s first phones with a gimbal in its camera. This device had great qualities to sweep in the field of the high range, but also some shortcomings. Now Vivo presents its successor, the Vivo X60 Pro.

I had the opportunity to test this new device that maintains the gimbal camera as its standard and that improves in several aspects – such as power and screen – compared to its predecessor. Will it be able to compete against titans of the likes of the iPhone 12, the Galaxy S21, the Xiaomi Mi 11 or the OnePlus 9 Pro? Let’s see it.

Design and display

Vivo maintains in this phone a design line very similar to that of the previous model. It is a finish that at first glance gives us good sensations, with a back finished in satin glass that prevents it from being a fingerprint magnet. It is very manageable thanks to its dimensions of 158.58 x 73.24 x 7.59 mm and a weight that does not reach 180 grams.

The camera module is rectangular in shape and is located at the rear, just in the upper left corner. On the right margin we find the power and volume buttons, but what we do not have are dual speakers (something that attracts attention because it is a high-end) or a classic headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is under the screen, which works quickly and precisely as well as the facial recognition system.

It has a 6.6-inch FHD + (2,376 × 1,080) AMOLED screen with HDR10 + certification and a maximum brightness level good enough to be able to use it comfortably in bright sunlight. This screen has a refresh rate of 120 Hz which, as we will see in the next section, improves the performance of the device.

Overall, Vivo made a good decision to keep this phone in a working design and complete it with an excellent camera.

Power and autonomy

One of the disappointments of the Vivo X51 Pro was its power, since its processor was closer to what a mid-range would incorporate than a high-end. With the X60 Pro, the manufacturer did not make the same mistake and integrated a most efficient processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 256 GB UFS 3.1.

This internal configuration accompanied by the 120 Hz refresh rate of the screen and the Funtouch OS customization layer on Android 11 make the experience with the phone excellent. No matter what we do with it, it flows like silk in all circumstances and is capable of moving all kinds of games and applications without crashing or lowering performance at any time.

Regarding autonomy we have some chiaroscuro. And it is that the phone has a 4,600 mAh battery that, although it allowed me to get to the full day without having to charge it, it lacks wireless charging and its fast charging system stays at 30 W. These two shortcomings attract attention then, even though the Vivo X60 Pro is priced well below many of the best phones on the market, there are rivals with even lower prices whose fast charge is 65 W.

Finally, it should be mentioned that the phone has other noteworthy features such as 5G connectivity, WiFI 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.


The section where this phone shines the most is the photographic one. Vivo mounts on the X60 Pro a triple rear camera consisting of a main lens with a 48 MP f / 1.48 sensor, a telephoto lens and a 13 MP wide angle each with apertures f / 2.2 and f / 2.46, respectively. On the front we find a 32 MP f / 2.45 sensor.

As we said at the beginning of the review, the most remarkable thing about this camera is that the main sensor is accompanied by a stabilizing gimbal that moves the lens in the opposite direction to hand tremors. As a result, it is possible to counteract the movements of the camera giving much clearer photos and a video recording with the result of a professional camera.

The phone’s camera is very competent: it delivers very good results with very realistic color reproduction and excellent brightness and sharpness levels. Its dynamic range is very balanced and the night mode has nothing to envy that of phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 or the OnePlus 9 Pro.

The portrait mode copes quite well even in low-light or moving situations. The cropping is quite successful and in general the blur is not too exaggerated. The front camera also gave very good results, although yes, as happens in many phones from Asian manufacturers, the beauty mode is configured by default and is quite artificial (I recommend that you deactivate it before shooting to avoid surprises).


The vivo X60 Pro is an excellent phone that performs like a high-end and whose price stays at 800 euros. Like everything, it has some shortcomings that may perhaps disturb the most demanding users. For example, and despite the fact that during my tests I did not find the slightest complaint regarding its performance, some similarly priced phones such as OnePlus 9 or Xiaomi’s Mi 11 have a superior processor, the Snapdragon 888.

It is also striking that we do not find in this phone a dual speaker system, wireless charging system or a more powerful fast charge, but in general, if you are looking for a phone with a camera, an outstanding design and screen whose price is below the 1,000 euros, you must have the Vivo X60 Pro very present.

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