Vivo X80 Lite, an exclusive mid-range phone

Review of the Vivo X80 Lite after using the device as my main mobile for the last week. It is a mobile that not all of you will be able to buy, or you will not like due to its exclusive contract with an operator, but that I liked and, above all, it maintains the philosophy of the brand.

Although they do not have as extensive a catalog as other companies, Vivo is establishing itself as an option in the market with few options, but well thought out and differentiated for the different user segments.

Thus, we have a Vivo V23 that, if you are looking for design, good materials, and a very powerful front camera, is for you. And, obviously, we also have the top range in our country until the X90 Pro arrives, a live X80 Pro that we really liked as a premium range.

Now we have gone down a couple of steps to do the analysis of the Vivo X80 Lite, a terminal that you will only be able to get in Spain with an operator (welcome to 2007), but that has some of the most interesting features.

And it is that it maintains the philosophy of the company’s terminals, so we have software with a lot of customization, a very powerful selfie section, a correct screen, and quite an elegant design. And then I will tell you about my experience with the Vivo X80 Lite during the last week.

The review of the Vivo X80 Lite: analysis, test, and opinion of Computerhoy :

  • Features and technical sheet of the Vivo X80 Lite
  • Design: mid-range materials, but with a cool high-end touch
  • Screen and sound: the screen complies and the brightness stands out, but it only has one speaker
  • Performance and battery: the Dimensity 900 maintains good performance and takes care of autonomy
  • Cameras: good photographs during the day, although at night… they turn off
  • Versions, offers, and price of Vivo X80 Lite
  • Review Is it worth buying the Vivo X80 Lite?

Datasheet of Vivo X80 Lite

Before continuing with the analysis, let’s go with the specifications table so that you know a little more about the device.

Here is all the data:

vivo X80 Lite
Screen 6.44″ AMOLED panel
2,404 x 1,080 resolution with 409 dpi
1,300 nits brightness and HDR10+
90 Hz
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 900
GPUs Mali-G68 MC4
RAM 8 GB physical
Storage 256 GB
Expandable via microSD
main chambers 64 Mpx main f/1.8 OIS
8 Mpx wide-angle f/2.2
2 Mpx macro
Frontal camera 50MP f/2.0
Drums 4,500 mAh
44 W charging
Charger in the box
Operating system Android 12 + Funtouch OS 12
connectivity 5G
Wifi 5
Bluetooth 5.2
Dimensions and weight 159.2 x 74.2 x 7.8mm
186 grams
Additional features Headphones and USB-C to 3.5 mm jack converter
Price 240 euros with permanence in Orange

It is a fairly balanced mobile that we can classify as a mid-range and, apart from other specifications, I think it shines for a design that attracts attention and that makes the mobile appear more expensive than it really is.

Mid-range materials, but with a great high-end touch

There are several aspects that Vivo takes great care of in its devices, but if I had to highlight one that cuts across all ranges, I think that would be the design.

Here we have very similar lines to what we saw on the V23 and other devices before it, like a flat back with a rectangular camera module and either loud colors or a distinctive pattern.

In the high range, they try other things, but the truth is that in the rest of the ranges… they remain quite faithful to that identity.

In the case of the X80 Lite, we have a camera module that is huge not so much because of the size of its camera sensors, but because of a design issue. And I like the finish on the back.

The color, officially, is Diamond Black, but I see it more bluish, and what is “diamond” about is the pattern of glitter that is generated depending on how the light hits it. The truth is that it seems to me quite elegant mobile and on the hand, it feels very good.

The sides are flat and both these and the back are made of plastic. The truth is that on the sides you can tell that it is plastic, but the back has a fairly premium finish and, honestly, I think it is a mobile that feels more expensive than it really is.

Fingerprints do not remain, the touch has an interesting texture and I already say that I like how it feels in the hand. However, I miss a silicone case because on some surfaces it has been slipping little by little.

It seems strange to me that the case does not come in the box, but what does come is the 44 W charger and a pleasant surprise: wired headphones.

Yes, I haven’t even opened them because I have my true wireless headphones (and because since I’ve already returned the phone, it seems like a pig to try the headphones that I’m not going to keep), but I think it’s a very good detail.

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