This week is decidedly Samsung week, with the South Korean firm lastly launching its hotly anticipated however very acquainted feeling Samsung Galaxy S23 collection. OnePlus sister firm Vivo was daring sufficient to put its personal flagship launch proper on the finish of that very same week, although, sending its Vivo X90 and X90 Professional into the race for one of the best smartphone in 2023 — the one caveat is that it is not coming to the US.


For the reason that X90 Professional is the cellphone that can see a wider availability exterior of only a few choose Asian nations, we are going to give attention to this gadget right here relatively than the X90. Let’s nonetheless begin with what the 2 gadgets have in frequent, as a result of there’s a lot. Each include the brand new MediaTek Dimensity 9200, paired with as much as 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. They will each cost at as much as 120W, although solely the X90 Professional provides as much as 50W of wi-fi charging. The battery is comparable at 4810mAh for the common model and 4870 for the Professional variant. The identical is true for the show, which is a Q9 6.78-inch OLED display with a refresh price of as much as 120Hz and a decision of 1260×2800.

Vivo X90 smartphone in breeze blue lying face-down on dark surface

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The common Vivo X90

The one actual huge distinction is within the design and digicam division. The X90 Professional comes with a singular black vegan leather-based again that positively units it other than the glass sandwich competitors, although it is not a completely heard of fabric selection (keep in mind the customizable 2013 and 2014 Moto X, for instance?). It positively does not assist that the leather-based is interrupted by a glass or plastic line with a tacky “Xtreme creativeness” tagline promoting the Zeiss partnership — along with the Zeiss brand featured subsequent to the far protruding digicam setup. The X90, however, comes with a extra common glass again in both blue or black.

The digicam might be essentially the most thrilling a part of the Vivo X90 lineup, and it has huge footwear to fill, with the Vivo X80 Professional convincing us with its digicam prowess. The X90 Professional comes with Sony’s unbelievable 1-inch huge 50MP IMX989 sensor for the first digicam. It is coupled with a 5MP portrait lens, the IMX758, and a 12MP wide-angle — no telephoto zoom to be seen anyplace, which is a disgrace. On the entrance, a 32MP selfie digicam is answerable for selfies.


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Vivo X90 Professional

MediaTek Dimensity 9200

6.78″ 120Hz OLED, 1260×2800, Q9




USB Sort-C

Working System
Funtouch OS 13 (Android 13)

entrance digicam

rear digicam
50MP major (OIS, f/1.75), 50MP portrait (f/1.6), 12MP wide-angle (f/2.0)

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, 5G

164 x 74 x 9mm

Vegan Leather-based Legendary Black


120W wired, 50W wi-fi

IP Score
IP68 mud and water resistance

The images {hardware} is joined by Vivo’s V2 chip, which is a co-processor meant to hurry up and enhance images and video post-processing, however it’s additionally meant for show driving capabilities. Vivo claims that this tight integration permits for superior choices like zero shutter lag images, although we should put the digicam via its paces in our overview to check this. Different marketed options embody an enhanced evening mode, hand-held astrophotography, 4K HDR evening video, and extra. The X90 provides many of the identical images and videography options, however it has to make do with a 12MP portrait digicam relatively than the X90 Professional’s 50MP one.

The telephones additionally each launch with Funtouch OS 13, primarily based on Android 13. It provides the standard Android 13 options like themed icons, Materials You, enhanced privateness controls, but additionally a couple of added smarts like gestures to begin split-screen mode and extra.

The X90 shall be obtainable in Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Thailand, and Malaysia. In the meantime, the X90 Professional additionally involves Europe, the place will probably be up for buy within the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, and Serbia.


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Vivo X90 Professional

The Vivo X90 Professional provides Sony’s unbelievable 1-inch IMX989 digicam, making it a digicam cellphone via and thru. Past that, it provides the most recent MediaTek processor, quick charging, and a 120Hz OLED display.