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Just how good is the "gimbal" camera system in the Vivo X50 Pro?

A close-up of the "gimbal" camera in the Vivo X50 Pro. (Image source: Vivo)
A close-up of the "gimbal" camera in the Vivo X50 Pro. (Image source: Vivo)
Just how good is the "gimbal" camera system in the Vivo X50 Pro? Well, a hands-on review of the device has shown it to be competitive with flagships like the Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro Plus and Google Pixel 4, which is quite the coup for Vivo. However, the "gimbal" camera system is not as revolutionary as Vivo has claimed it to be.
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Vivo launched the X50 Pro last month, and while we are yet to review the device, others have offered a look at its unusual "gimbal" camera system. A few YouTubers have now published their reviews of the X50 Pro. However, the video by Ben's Gadget Reviews is the most comprehensive look at the device's camera system, in our opinion.

The X50 Pro is not to be confused with the X50 Pro+. While both feature the same chassis and display, the latter can reach a higher refresh rate and has a more powerful SoC. Additionally, the X50 Pro+ has more rear-facing cameras and supports a higher charging wattage than the X50 Pro does. Nonetheless, the X50 Pro has Vivo's new "gimbal" camera system, which distinguishes it from the X50 Pro+ somewhat.

Nonetheless, Ben's Gadget Reviews highlights that the "gimbal" camera system is not as impressive as Vivo has made it sound. While the X50 Pro has notably better image stabilisation than the Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro Plus and Google Pixel 4, but only in certain conditions. The "gimbal" camera system excels at capturing videos when running, but Ben's Gadget Reviews asserts that little separates the X50 Pro from its more expensive competitors in less demanding conditions.

With that said, the X50 Pro is significantly cheaper than those three devices, which makes its camera system all the more impressive. The X50 Pro retails for 4,298 CNY in China, which is equivalent to just under US$610 including sales taxes at current exchange rates. Vivo has confirmed with Engadget that the X50 Pro will receive a global release too, although it is yet to earmark any specific countries. The dual-SIM device has a 6.56-inch and 90 Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 1 (Update: 2020-07- 1)
Alex Alderson
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