Vivo X Fold 5G
Vivo X Fold 5G comes in a stunning foldable design for its users to flaunt all the while. Aside from that, this particular high-end model also lets users store unlimited data and media content, as well as multi-task at once.

Flaunt the all-new Fold by Vivo

Display and Camera

Vivo X Fold 5G comes with an 8.03-inches multi-touch functionality equipped bezel-less AMOLED type front screen enabling seamless visual output. Also, there is a 120Hz refresh rate, a resolution of 1916 x 2160 pixels, and a pixel density of PPI of ~360

A quad-camera setup is placed on the rear surface of the Vivo X Fold 5G. It is composed of a 50MP f/1.75 Main Shooter, a 48MP f/2.2 Ultra-wide Camera, a 12MP f/1.98 Telephoto Camera, and another 5-megapixel periscopic-style telephoto Camera. Users can click high-quality images using an advanced set of features available within, like Contrast Detection Autofocus, Digital Zoom, and HDR mode. The smartphone also features a 16MP f/2.45 Front Camera to capture splendid portraits and make clear video calls.

Configuration and Battery

With Vivo X Fold 5G, the brand is offering a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, along with 12GB RAM. Its internal functions are supported by an Octa-core (Cortex X2, Cortex A710, and Cortex 510) processor layout. Lastly, an Adreno 730 GPU takes care of the graphical needs.

66W Fast Charging compatibility is available inside the Vivo X Fold 5G to charge up the Li-Polymer battery. The inbuilt charging capacity stands at 4600mAh and the incorporated cell cannot be removed. 

Storage and Connectivity

Vivo X Fold 5G offers a restricted 256GB of internal storage. For communication purposes, the device supports both 5G and 4G VoLTE connections, whereas USB Type-C, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.2, A-GPS with Glonass, Wi-Fi, and NFC are other features available within. 

The Vivo X Fold 5G is priced at CNY 8,999 (about Rs. 1,02,600) for the 256GB variant, and CNY 9,999 (about Rs. 1,13,900) for the 512GB variant. Both variants feature 12GB of RAM. The foldable smartphone comes in three color options, Red, Mountain Blue, and Black. In September 2022, Vivo refreshed the X Fold with a new model called the Vivo X Fold+, which features the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, a slightly larger battery, and quicker 80W wired charging.

Vivo X Fold 5G
Vivo X Fold 5G

The Vivo X Fold 5G looks like the X80 Pro at first glance, at least from the back. The resemblance is uncanny, with the circular glass camera housing and Zeiss branding. However, it’s a completely different story when you look at the sides of the Vivo X Fold 5G, which is when you realize it’s a foldable smartphone. But, before we get into the details, one thing that stood out to me was how slim this foldable smartphone is. The Vivo X Fold can easily be mistaken for a regular non-folding smartphone.

Starting with the back panel of the Vivo X Fold 5G, you get a leather finish along with the rear cameras and the Zeiss branding. The Vivo branding is at the bottom half of the back panel, which is similar to what we’ve seen in the brand’s X-series smartphones. The back panel does not attract fingerprints, but I found the leather material to be overly soft and it could get easily scuffed with everyday use.

The right side of the Vivo X Fold 5G features an alert slider, as seen on OnePlus phones, and the left side has the power and volume keys. The phone has a heft to it as it weighs 311g, and feels a lot heavier compared to my daily driver, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. The X Fold is the first foldable smartphone that I’ve seen with an in-display fingerprint sensor for both the cover display and the inner foldable display. The phone does feel very premium when you hold it.

The Vivo X Fold 5G sports a 6.53-inch E5 OLED panel with a full-HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz, HDR10+ playback capability, support for 100% DCI P3 color gamut, and a 21:9 aspect ratio for its cover screen. The main display consists of an 8.03-inch E5 OLED (LTPO 3.0) display with ultra-thin glass, a refresh rate of 120Hz, 2K resolution, and a 4:3.5 aspect ratio. It also has HDR10+ and supports a color gamut of 113 percent of the DCI P3 color space.

The cover display of the Vivo X Fold 5G itself is enormous, and it can be used as a regular smartphone without needing to unfold the main display. The main foldable screen is larger than the one in the Galaxy Fold 4, so viewing movies or multitasking, in general, should be fantastic. One thing to keep in mind is that the Vivo X Fold still cannot be used with one hand comfortably, mainly because of its larger-than-usual dimensions.

Talking about the cameras on the Vivo X Fold 5G, the rear gets a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 main sensor, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel portrait camera (2X optical zoom), and a 5-megapixel periscopic-style telephoto camera with a 5X optical zoom and up to 60X digital zoom. This camera setup comes equipped with the Zeiss T* coating for the lenses. For selfies, there are 16-megapixel cameras on The Vivo X Fold 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and runs on Android 12 with Vivo’s origins Ocean (not Funtouch OS) skin. It comes equipped with a 4,600mAh battery that claims to be able to charge fully in just 37 minutes owing to the 66W wired charging. It can also charge wirelessly at 50W and supports reverse wireless charging at 10W. the cover screen and a foldable display.

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By Ashish Bharnuke

My name is Ashish Bharnuke from Maharashtra (India). I have completed my Master’s in English Literature (2022) and recently pursuing my assistant professor job.

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  1. […] When the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is opened, the main display is an 8-inch, 1914 x 2160, LTPO 2.0 OLED panel. It’s covered by ultra-thin glass, has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, and looks great mostly. While the display crease at the folding point is nowhere near as harsh as the deep grooves found in Samsung’s foldable, Xiaomi’s is still slightly more visible than other Chinese foldable like the Oppo Find N or the Vivo X Fold. […]

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