Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review: Compared With Mainstream Camera Flagship

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review


Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review

Camera Test

Vivo X series has always carried the blue factory unique image gene, from 60x periscope super telephoto, gimbal stabilization, five-axis anti-shake, RGBW custom array, and self-research ISP to now successfully into the 1-inch camera camp. And pour a decade of imaging base, Vivo X90 Pro Plus is also an absolute milestone product.

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review

Without further ado, let’s directly use it to compare the mainstream camera flagship on the market, the following is a set of real-life comparison sample photos:

Vivo X90 Pro Plus with 1-inch IMX989 main camera, 23mm equivalent focal length, f/1.75 large aperture, T* coating, and 1G + 7P lens module, the stack of materials can be described as luxurious to most. Here is a comparison of the same camera flagship Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Honor Magic 4 Ultimate, and the new big-bottom flagship iPhone 14 Pro.

The four flagships have a good image quality in daylight conditions, and by default, they do not open the WYSIWYG Zeiss color, which essentially only has a tonal tendency. Vivo X90 Pro+ these pictures are the level that can be sent directly to friends, the color balance is very appropriate, pleasing to the eye at the same time, and will not feel too tiring.

When it comes to the night environment, Vivo X90 Pro+ comes with an anti-glare coating and night view algorithm to its advantage.

First of all, under complex light sources, the iPhone 14 Pro’s metering was the first to lose, and the LED electronic display in the background was already distorted by overexposure. Then zoom in and look at the store sign on the right, Vivo X90 Pro+ and Xiaomi 12S Ultra highlight suppression are very good, relatively speaking, the Vivo will be better than a drop.

Coming to the indoor environment, all four flagships perform very well. But zoom in to see the background text, unexpectedly, the best performance is surprisingly iPhone 14 Pro, the text display is relatively sharper and clearer. Of course, the Vivo X90 Pro+ performance is also not bad, just imaging tendencies more meat.

This time, the Vivo X90 Pro+ uses a 64-megapixel OV64B as a periscopic telephoto lens with an equivalent focal length of 90mm. This focal length is certainly not a super telephoto compared to its predecessor’s 125mm, and the author personally prefer the focal length of the native 5x zoom. With this expectation in mind, he conducted the following tests.

In daylight conditions, the image quality of the Vivo X90 Pro Plus native focal length imaging was very good, outperforming the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate, which also uses OV64B 3.5X.

After zooming in, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus and Xiaomi 12S Ultra retain more detailed content. And on the previous generation of 8MP periscope telephoto, Vivo likes to sharpen the characters. Vivo X90 Pro Plus is a familiar operation again, so it shows more clearly on the hull font.

When come to the maximum 100X digital zoom, Vivo X90 Pro Plus will also take advantage of this algorithm to make the image view more clear.

In addition, the telephoto end of the Vivo X90 Pro Plus should be deeply optimized for ultra-high magnification anti-shake, the frame of the framing under high magnification zoom is less shaky, and the success rate will be a little higher.

When it comes to the low-light environment at night, the three flagships’ native focal length performance is not bad, and Vivo X90 Pro+ also has a certain advantage in highlight suppression at the telephoto end. When cutting to the non-native 120mm focal length, the Vivo X90 Pro+ actually doesn’t lose much image quality and is close to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra with a native 120mm focal length.

native focal length
5X focal length

In a relatively well-lit indoor environment, the Vivo X90 Pro+ is slightly ahead of several comparative models in terms of image quality at 10x magnification, with 64 megapixels and the Super Score algorithm to its credit.

The portrait has been a Vivo adhere for many years now and can be said to be a unique image track, essentially IMX989 main camera in crop 2X magnification can get close to the independent lens lossless image quality, but Vivo X90 Pro Plus still adheres to the four photography Imaging system, the first IMX758 portrait lens, and equipped with f/1.6 large aperture and OIS optical stabilization for it.

The three elements of portraits are what needless to say, this group of samples from Vivo Han Bo Xiao well present the imaging advantages of an independent portrait lens. This machine is really good-looking ah, there is a need to shoot people can even close their eyes and punch.

A simple summary, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus image on a word “Stable”, inch main camera imaging performance has psychological expectations, 64-megapixel telephoto performance is what surprised the author, in 5X magnification slightly inferior to the native focal length advantage of Xiaomi 12S Ultra, but the gap is not very large, and in the native 3.5X and higher magnification image quality is remarkable, image strength very top indeed.


Vivo X90 Pro+ is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor, this generation is still based on TSMC 4nm process made, the CPU for the first time using 1 + 4 (2 + 2) + 3 four cores quad-cluster architecture, supplemented by LPDDR5x + UFS 4.0 combination, built-in 8900mm² double-layer VC cooling area, much larger than gaming phones.

The first is a set of the theoretical performance run scores, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 AnTuTu Benchmark run score of 1.3 million, GeekBench5 single-core runs score of 1494, multi-core run score of 5164, GFXBench ES3.1 220fps, AndroBench sequential read and write 3408Mbp/s 2961Mbp/s, the comprehensive view is currently the most powerful processor in the Android camp theoretical performance.

The GFXBench ES3.1 220fps, GPU extreme performance than the latest Apple A16 processor, power consumption is 7.5W, and the GPU energy consumption ratio is also very good.

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Benchmarks

In the game, “Honor of Kings” HD quality 120fps mode, Vivo X90 Pro+ average frame rate of 120fps, the game process is almost no obvious frame drops, running quite a silky smooth. The average power consumption of the whole machine is 3W if you ignore the screen and other idle power consumption, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 running the game power consumption and Snapdragon 8+ equivalent, but the frame rate performance is slightly better, and the temperature rise control is more excellent.

The average frame rate of Vivo X90 Pro+ was 89.8fps in the “Elite Peace” smooth-image 90 fps mode test, with some frame drops when there were too many character modeling scenes during the run, but the overall frame rate curve was quite smooth.

The average power consumption of the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 is 3.56W, which is basically at the same level as that of the Dimensity 9200, and the power consumption ratio is stronger than that of the Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. At 22° room temperature environment is 30.6°/30.7° for a game, which is not bad.

Then we started to test the medium to high load Ultra HD quality mode, where the Vivo X90 Pro+ average frame rate of 88.3fps, although the physical smoothness is okay, the frame rate fluctuations compared to the smooth quality are really more obvious, the current firmware still has some room for optimization.

The average power consumption of Snapdragon 8 Gen2 in this mode is 4.3W, which is obviously not as good as that of Dimensity 9200, probably because the four series set of tuning is a bit hard. Compared to the previous generation of flagship core Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, 4.8W has a certain improvement, the frame efficiency ratio is a little stronger.

The games in the previous test are basically CPU heavy, in the Genshin Impact full high-quality mode test, which is relatively more GPU-eating, the Vivo X90 Pro+ 40 minutes game average frame rate of 57.5fps, frame rate performance and the same generation of flagship core Dimensity is 9200 57.6fps, obviously better than the previous generation of Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 and Dimensity 9000.

In terms of power consumption control, Vivo X90 Pro+ Snapdragon 8 Gen2 has an average power consumption of 5.3W for the whole machine, which is lower than all the models in the comparison test and ranks first in energy efficiency.

In the 30-minute game test of “Bright Mountains/Elder Scrolls” in 2K highest quality mode, the Vivo X90 Pro+ ran at almost full frame, with only slight fluctuations due to the first loading of CG animation, with an average frame rate of 60.1fps and an average power consumption of only 5W.

In the comparison test model, the Dimensity 9200 is laggier when running this 32-bit handheld game because the CPU architecture only has 4 A510 small cores supporting 32-bit, so the corresponding power consumption is lower.

Snapdragon 8+ models running this game are obviously inferior to Snapdragon 8 Gen2, with relatively more lagging scenarios and higher average frame rate and power consumption.

On balance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 on the Vivo X90 Pro+ is substantially ahead of all the current mobile SOCs in terms of GPU efficiency ratio, but the problem is that few mainstream handheld games will be more GPU-heavy, and the energy consumption advantage in games is less likely to come into play. But daily use is still good, the comprehensive energy efficiency ratio is stronger than the reputation of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. And Snapdragon 8 Gen2 retains two A710 large cores compatible with 32-bit applications, which is still friendly for some banking apps, small programs, and niche handicraft fans.

Display And Build

Vivo X90 Pro+ debuts Samsung’s latest E6 substrate 2K + 120Hz LTPO flexible curved screen, after the pressure of crazy iterations of domestic screen eye protection technology, Samsung this screen finally supports 1440Hz PWM high-frequency dimming as expected.

The higher the PWM dimming refresh rate, the better the fluctuation depth and flicker index control, and the softer the human eye will feel when looking directly at the screen, this screen is also considered to make up for the flagship screen.

The appearance of the vivo X90 Pro+ design came out for further high recognition CMF has also sparked controversy, mainly focused on the lens protrusion and body material. These two are a problem, because of the positioning of the high-end image flagship, so the lens stack material pulls full, so the module is very convex, and the choice of material is lighter or more in line with the high-end temperament of the skin body.

The X90 Pro+ body weight is 221g, as I always use the image flagship as the main machine, the weight is really good, and the grip feels in the flagship machine are also good. Of course, I still hope that the future or the next generation can increase the glass version of the option so that users have more choices.

One small regret of the Vivo X90 Pro Plus is that it only supports 80W wired flash charging, which is supposed to be a compromise after balancing other stacking specifications. The actual measurement of 4700mAh 1%-100% charging time is 34 minutes, which is not very slow, right? And the phone also supports 50W wireless flash charging, the fast charging system is still very sound.

Vivo X90 Pro Plus Review

Other aspects, Vivo X90 Pro+ also experiences a ride of large ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint, IP68 level dust and water resistance, infrared remote control, X-axis linear motor, and other peripheral packages.


The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is currently one of the best image flagships in terms of photostability and imaging quality. IMX989 1-inch full focal length Zeiss quad camera system also achieves a high degree of unity in terms of soft and hard synergy, which is indeed a milestone product for Vivo imaging.

Of course, it is not a crippled machine, outside the image Snapdragon 8 Gen2 performance, 2K E6 high-frequency dimming screen, and large ultrasonic fingerprint peripheral support are the most advanced program at the moment, can only say that it lives up to the name of the flagship.

Vivo X90 Pro+ Review

Note: This review is conducted by Digital Chat Station and opinions belong to him.

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