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vivo X100 Ultra in for review


Say hello to the vivo X100 Ultra – the phone with a claim to the best camera system in the world right now. Sadly, it’s also the phone that’s not coming to a store outside of China, joining the likes of the excellent Oppo Find X7 Ultra as serial tech heartbreakers.

But let’s set the China exclusivity aside for a moment. The vivo X100 Ultra ships with an 80W charger, a case, and a USB-A to USB-C cable.

vivo X100 Ultra in for review

Specs-wise, this is one of the most complete phones there are. Upfront is a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED with a billion colors, 120Hz refresh rate, and a rated 3,000 nits of peak brightness.

Ticking inside the phone is the current top Android chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and you get either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. The battery is a massive 5,500mAh unit that takes both 80W wired and 30W wireless charging. You get a choice of Space Gray, White Moonlight, and this lovely Titanium, which indeed has a titanium-infused frame.

Now, let’s take a look at the cameras. You get a pair of 50MP sensors for the 14mm autofocusing ultrawide, and the 23mm wide angle with a 1/0.98-inch sensor. The main camera also packs laser autofocus and gimbal stabilization.

The zoom is the best bit – a 200MP periscope camera with an 85mm (3.7x) focal length and a bright f/2.7 lens that can focus from as close as 15 centimeters.

vivo X100 Ultra in for review

This may very well be the best zoom camera on an existing smartphone. Its sensor is much bigger at 1/1.4-inch compared to the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s 1/2.51-inch imager. The lenses are an 85mm f/2.7 on the vivo and a 75mm f/1.8 on the Xiaomi, making for an intriguing comparison. We’ll get to that in a separate article. For now, here are some camera samples from the vivo X100 Ultra’s 85mm zoom camera.

vivo X100 Ultra zoom camera showcase - f/2.7, ISO 499, 1/87s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review
vivo X100 Ultra zoom camera showcase - f/2.7, ISO 50, 1/118s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review
vivo X100 Ultra zoom camera showcase - f/2.7, ISO 432, 1/67s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review
vivo X100 Ultra zoom camera showcase - f/2.7, ISO 591, 1/100s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review
Portrait mode - f/4.0, ISO 605, 1/100s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review
Portrait mode - f/4.0, ISO 149, 1/100s - Vivo X100 Ultra in for review

vivo X100 Ultra zoom camera showcase

The third image (first row, leftmost) is a macro sample, while the last two images (second row, leftmost) are shot in Zeiss’ Portrait Mode with an f/4.0 aperture setting. We won’t judge outside of saying these are some of the nicest people photos we’ve seen from a phone, and that the natural bokeh from the sensor and lens looks impressive.



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