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Vivo X Fold3 Smartphone Review: A physics-defying, insanely light 8-inch foldable

Lighter than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The Vivo X Fold3 focuses more on achieving a thin and light design than on cameras or performance. The concept may very well work given that the foldable smartphone is priced attractively. Our tests show that the Vivo X Fold3 is more than just convincing.
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone in review

The Vivo X Fold3 is among the thinnest and lightest foldables on the market. This successor to the X Fold2 weighs 61 g less than its predecessor, but interestingly features a significantly larger 5,500 mAh battery. Although Vivo cannot outwit the limits of physics, this is still an astonishing development in just one year.

The X Fold3 is based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 — the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC is only used in the Pro model of the foldable series. As an import, the Vivo X Fold3 (RRP: from ¥6,999 or ~€700) starts at €1,150 from our rental provider for the version with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

Vivo has not yet commented on a global launch of the X Fold3 series, but it is rumored that the foldables will eventually find their way to Europe.

Vivo X Fold3 (X Fold Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
8.03 inch 10.15:9, 2480 x 2200 pixel 413 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, AMOLED, flexible , glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash, 1024 GB 
, 946 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB Type C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG, Miracast, IR Blaster
Networking
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G 800/900/1800/1900MHz; 3G: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19; 4G TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42; FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B66; 5G: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n26/n28/n66/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 4.65 x 159.96 x 142.69 ( = 0.18 x 6.3 x 5.62 in)
Battery
5500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 1/1.49", OIS) + 50 MPix (f/1.9, (telephoto), 1/2.93", 2x optical zoom) + 50 MPix (f/2.0, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76"), camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, charger, case, USB cable, info material, OriginOS 4.0, 12 Months Warranty, widevine L1, GNSS: GPS (L1+L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1+E5), Beidou (B1, B2), HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision, fanless
Weight
219 g ( = 7.73 oz / 0.48 pounds), Power Supply: 117 g ( = 4.13 oz / 0.26 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.8 %
05/2024
Vivo X Fold3
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
219 g1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash8.03"2480x2200
89.1 %
08/2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
253 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash7.60"2176x1812
89 %
02/2024
Honor Magic V2
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
231 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash7.92"2344x2156
87.3 %
11/2023
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
259 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash8.03"2160x1916
84.7 %
08/2023
Google Pixel Fold
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
283 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.60"2208x1840

Case - Vivo X Fold3 is very light

Vivo X Fold3 in black
Vivo X Fold3 in black

Tipping the scales at just 219 g, the X Fold3 feel very light for an 8.03-inch foldable smartphone and is quite thin at less than 4.7 mm. A Galaxy Z Fold5 for example, weighs 34 g more and has a 1,100 mAh smaller battery.

However, Vivo's weight specification does not include the inner and outer screen protectors of the X Fold3 — those add up to 225 g. Since it is not recommended to remove the factory-applied protective film to the inner screen, the 219 g spec is more of a theoretical nature.

The build quality is first-class, but the foldable could use a more premium feel in-hand as the back feels like cheap plastic and can be pressed in slightly. Thanks to the narrow edges around the outer OLED panel, the 85.3% screen-to-body ratio is quite amenable for a foldable.

Inside the X Fold3, the screen-to-body ratio is higher at 90.5%. There is no official IP certification. A dedicated button for the sound and silent profiles (mute slider) is present. 

Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone

Size comparison

161.2 mm / 6.35 in 143.3 mm / 5.64 in 5.3 mm / 0.2087 in 259 g0.571 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 in 139.7 mm / 5.5 in 6.05 mm / 0.2382 in 283 g0.624 lbs159.96 mm / 6.3 in 142.69 mm / 5.62 in 4.65 mm / 0.1831 in 219 g0.4828 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 in 145.4 mm / 5.72 in 4.7 mm / 0.185 in 231 g0.509 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 in 129.9 mm / 5.11 in 6.1 mm / 0.2402 in 253 g0.558 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Size comparison: folded

161.2 mm / 6.35 in 73.5 mm / 2.89 in 10.96 mm / 0.4315 in 259 g0.571 lbs159.96 mm / 6.3 in 72.7 mm / 2.86 in 10.2 mm / 0.4016 in 219 g0.4828 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 in 67.1 mm / 2.64 in 13.4 mm / 0.528 in 253 g0.558 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 in 74 mm / 2.91 in 10.1 mm / 0.3976 in 231 g0.509 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features: X Fold3 with UFS 4.0

The Vivo X Fold3 is available in four different SKUs (12 GB to 16 GB RAM, 256 GB to 1 TB UFS 4.0 memory). In addition to Bluetooth 5.3, an IR blaster, NFC, Miracast, and USB OTG are included. Data transfer via the USB interface is based on the 3.2 Gen 2 standard, which also enables image transfer.

We were unable to determine the exact transfer speed via the USB port in the test, as our external hard disk could not be operated due to the restrictive energy management. The exFAT and NTFS filesystems that are used by Microsoft Windows are supported.

Software: Vivo X Fold3 with Android 14

The X Fold3 presented for China uses the company's own Origin OS 4, which is based on Android 14 and supports a variety of languages including German. Exactly how long Vivo intends to support its premium foldables with OTA updates is not yet clear. Presumably it is within the scope of the X100 Pro, which is slated to receive three major Android versions and three years of security patches. At the time of our test, the security patches were dated March 2024.

Should a global version also follow for Europe, it will not be delivered with Origin OS 4, but with Funtouch OS 14. The latter does not look as modern, but unlike the Chinese version, no Chinese apps and services are pre-installed and Google applications can be used ex-works.

However, Google apps can also be obtained with Origin OS via the in-house V Appstore, and Google Play Store can be subsequently installed and used without any problems. A major advantage with the China version is that updates are rolled out more quickly.

Vivo X Fold3 smartphone: User interface
Vivo X Fold3 smartphone: User interface
Settings page
Settings page
Quick toggles
Quick toggles
Home screen settings
Home screen settings

Communication and GNSS: X Fold3 supports 5G

To connect to the mobile data network, the X Fold3 can rely on quite a broad coverage for both 5G and 4G frequencies. The phone provides access to a total of 17 5G and 22 LTE bands. All 4G frequencies relevant for German-speaking countries are covered in the China version, and band 20 and band 28 are also on board. This means that nothing stands in the way of a potential import for network-related reasons.

The foldable has modern Wi-Fi 7 available for WLAN connections. With our reference router Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, transfer rates of around 1,000 MBit/s on average in the 5 GHz range are possible. However, the X Fold 3 does not support a connection in the 6 GHz channel, so the values are lower than those of the Wi-Fi 6E competition.

Networking
Vivo X Fold3
iperf3 receive AXE11000
946 (min: 474) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
980 (min: 882) MBit/s ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
iperf3 receive AXE11000
886 (min: 764) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
924 (min: 456) MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1631 (min: 1075) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1601 (min: 1511) MBit/s ∼95%
Honor Magic V2
iperf3 receive AXE11000
772 (min: 722) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
932 (min: 460) MBit/s ∼94%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
iperf3 receive AXE11000
911 (min: 867) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
994 (min: 919) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1867 (min: 1829) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1645 (min: 811) MBit/s ∼98%
Google Pixel Fold
iperf3 receive AXE11000
920 (min: 888) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
950 (min: 481) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1714 (min: 856) MBit/s ∼92%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1684 (min: 1447) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
668 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼71%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
699 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼70%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1529 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1364 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼81%
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1631 (1075-1812)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1598 (1511-1667)
Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø928 (474-962)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø884 (764-954)
Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø981 (882-1020)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (456-950)
Localization in the building
Localization in the building
Outdoor localization
Outdoor localization

The X Fold3 can use global satellite networks in dual band to determine its position. On a bike ride, we took a look at the positioning qualities in comparison to a Garmin Venu 2. Although the total distance determined by us on the Vivo Phone is identical to the Garmin Watch, minor inaccuracies can be seen in the detailed route.

The Venu 2 is more precise overall, although the Vivo X Fold3 can be used for navigation tasks without hesitation.

Vivo X Fold3 vs. Garmin Venu 2
Vivo X Fold3 vs. Garmin Venu 2

Phone functions and voice quality: X Fold3 with Wi-Fi calling

The dual SIM smartphone from Vivo supports calls via the Wi-Fi network (Wi-Fi calling), but it does not offer eSIM support.

The voice quality is unobtrusively good via the earpiece, and the built-in microphones convey the voice clearly to our conversation partners.

Dialer UI
Dialer UI
Call settings
Call settings

Cameras: X Fold3 with a triple-50 MP setup

Selfie with the internal camera
Selfie with the internal camera
Selfie with the front camera
Selfie with the front camera

As you would expect from a foldable, the X Fold3 has a front and an internal camera. Both have a resolution of 32 MP and offer an f/2.4 aperture. The results are well-balanced and are quite respectable — the exposure with the two lenses looks perfect even in sunshine.

If you can accommodate, you can also use the rear camera module and the front panel as a viewfinder when the foldable is opened to get the best possible selfies.

Specifically, you can choose from among three 50 MP cameras, which have been optimized in collaboration with Zeiss. The main camera is based on the Sony IMX920 and features OIS. It impresses with a harmonious dynamic range and satisfactory sharpness.

We also find the color reproduction of the X Fold3 to be very good, even if green tones can get somewhat distorted. The appealing low-light performance in particular should be emphasized for a foldable smartphone.

The quality of the other two 50 MP lenses is visibly inferior. The telephoto camera is somewhat disappointing; we would have liked to see a little more detail at zoom levels above twice the lossless magnification.

0.6x
0.6x
1x
1x
2x
2x
5x
5x
50x (max)
50x (max)
Shooting modes
Shooting modes
Quick setting toggles
Quick setting toggles
Pro mode
Pro mode
Camera settings
Camera settings

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker
11.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo X Fold3: 7.5 ∆E min: 2.71 - max: 18.79 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.3 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
18 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
13 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Vivo X Fold3: 16.19 ∆E min: 9.65 - max: 21.07 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty: Vivo X Fold3 comes with a power adapter

80 W power adapter
80 W power adapter

The scope of delivery includes a USB cable, a high-quality protective cover with a vegan leather look, and a modular 80 W power adapter with a type A plug. TradingShenzhen also includes an EU adapter for the sockets used in this region, but this is not part of the standard scope of delivery rather is a service provided by the rental company.

Vivo offers a 12-month guarantee period. In the case of our test device from TradingShenzhen, it is also possible to send the X Fold3 to a German shipping address in the event of a warranty claim.

However, Vivo Europe has confirmed to us in the past that warranty claims for models purchased abroad can also be processed in Germany if the devices are officially sold in Europe.

Input devices and operation: X Fold3 supports Face Unlock

The capacitive touchscreens respond quickly, and a protective film is applied to both screens ex-works. This should not be removed from the 8.03-inch internal screen, so you never get the feeling that you are using a glass surface. Animations and scrolling are displayed smoothly thanks to the 120 Hz panels.

Samsung's Flex mode that provides an extended screen option when partially folded, is also supported by the X Fold3 and the hinge design is quite stable. A small, linear electric motor (x-axis) is responsible for vibrations. This provides crisp haptic feedback.

Biometric security is ensured by a face unlock function via the two 32 MP cameras using 2D technology or a fingerprint sensor in the on/off button. The sensor works very reliably and unlocks the Vivo foldable very quickly.

Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: External display
Keyboard: Internal display
Keyboard: Internal display
Keyboard: Internal display
Keyboard: Internal display
 

Display: Vivo X Fold3 without the annoying crease

Subpixel arrangement of the external display
Subpixel arrangement of the external display
Subpixel arrangement of the inner display
Subpixel arrangement of the inner display

As a classic foldable smartphone, there are two displays that can shine really bright. The flexible AMOLED panel inside measures 8.03 inches in a 4:3.55 aspect ratio. Vivo has managed to ensure that the display crease in the center of the screen is hardly noticeable in everyday life and only really becomes apparent in reflections.

In our measurement, the X Fold3 achieves a peak brightness of 2,589 cd/m² (APL 18). If you watch an HDR-supported video on the 8.03-inch display, you benefit from a luminance of 4,757 cd/m².

The external display in 21.1:9 format measures 6.53 inches and is not quite as bright as the internal one. The taller external display nevertheless achieved a very good 2,322 cd/m² (APL 18) and 3,322 cd/m² (video content) in the test.

Due to the OLED technology of the screens, the Vivo smartphone is not spared from flickering due to PWM. While the outer panel operates at a constant 120 Hz, the PWM frequency of the 8.03-inch display increases with increasing brightness — we measured between 240 Hz and 480 Hz.

According to the manufacturer, however, the X Fold3 uses high-frequency PWM dimming (inner display: 1,920 Hz, outer display: 2,160 Hz). The lower basic flickering that we measured could also be BFI (Black Frame Insertion).

1811
cd/m²
1803
cd/m²
1802
cd/m²
1817
cd/m²
1793
cd/m²
1795
cd/m²
1820
cd/m²
1808
cd/m²
1802
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1820 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1805.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 99 %
Center on Battery: 1793 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.9 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
96.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.2
Vivo X Fold3
AMOLED, 2480x2200, 8.03
Vivo X Fold3
2748x1172, 6.53
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Dynamic AMOLED, 2176x1812, 7.60
Honor Magic V2
OLED, 2344x2156, 7.92
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
AMOLED, 2160x1916, 8.03
Google Pixel Fold
OLED, 2208x1840, 7.60
Screen
-51%
-85%
-5%
-7%
-39%
Brightness middle
1793
1580
-12%
1104
-38%
961
-46%
1307
-27%
993
-45%
Brightness
1806
1585
-12%
1107
-39%
950
-47%
1308
-28%
997
-45%
Brightness Distribution
99
94
-5%
97
-2%
97
-2%
96
-3%
94
-5%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.9
1.5
-67%
3.1
-244%
0.8
11%
1
-11%
1.4
-56%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.1
4.1
-95%
4.2
-100%
1.5
29%
1.7
19%
3.2
-52%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.6
3.4
-113%
3
-88%
1.2
25%
1.5
6%
2.1
-31%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.38 92%
2.01 109%
2.23 99%
2.24 98%
2.24 98%
CCT
6595 99%
6700 97%
6594 99%
6396 102%
6313 103%
6796 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240 Hz
Amplitude: 50.96 %

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17682 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

display switched off
off
minimum display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings (foldable display; Info: The amplitude curve at minimum brightness looks flat, but this is due to the scaling. The info box shows the enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness)

display switched off
from
minimum display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings (outer display; Info: The amplitude curve at minimum brightness looks flat, but this is due to the scaling. The info box shows the enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness)

We examine the color calibration of the OLED panel using the Calman Ultimate analysis software from Portrait Displays. In the "Professional" profile and the "Standard" white balance, the sRGB color space is controlled and largely covered.

Our measurement with the X-Rite spectrophotometer results in very low average delta E deviations of 0.9 (ColorChecker) and 1.8 (Grayscale) for the internal display.

Color accuracy outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color space outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Color space outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation outer display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Internal display color accuracy (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Internal display color accuracy (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Internal display color space (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Internal display color space (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale indoor display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale indoor display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation interior display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation interior display (Profile: Professional, Standard; Target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6255 ms rise
↘ 0.524 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.69 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.398 ms rise
↘ 1.289 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.5 ms).

Outdoors, the X Fold3 leaves a strong impression with both displays and has enough brightness reserves to cope with most lighting situations. The viewing angle stability is also very good.

Outdoor display
Outdoor display
Interior display
Interior display
Outdoor display
Outdoor display
Outdoor display
Outdoor display
Interior display
Interior display
Interior display
Interior display

Performance: X Fold3 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The foldable smartphone draws its performance from a fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, which performs very well in the Geekbench CPU benchmark. Especially in multi-core, the X Fold3 offers more power than other Qualcomm competition.

In the system tests, however, the Vivo X Fold3 performs somewhat weaker. The same applies to the graphics benchmarks. Here, the Adreno 740 seems to be negatively affected by thermal problems and throttling effects, especially in the GFXBench tier tests.

The UFS 4.0 memory achieves very high values in our AndroBench benchmark measurements. The write speed in our 1 TB option is particularly strong.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2098 Points
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2084 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1999 Points -5%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1960 Points -7%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1839 Points -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1534 - 2104, n=14)
1948 Points -7%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1480 Points -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=120, last 2 years)
1363 Points -35%
Multi-Core
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5765 Points
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5525 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5384 Points -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4255 - 5765, n=14)
5229 Points -9%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5179 Points -10%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
4454 Points -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=120, last 2 years)
3789 Points -34%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3533 Points -39%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1562239 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1398472 - 1607558, n=9)
1537847 Points +3%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1503143 Points +1%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1493877 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=59, last 2 years)
1226140 Points -18%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
17095 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
16311 Points +15%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
15761 Points +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=21)
15678 Points +11%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
14187 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=201, last 2 years)
11979 Points -16%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11617 Points -18%
CrossMark - Overall
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1259 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1253 Points +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=19)
1150 Points +6%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1083 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
895 Points -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=159, last 2 years)
854 Points -21%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
9730 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9337 Points +6%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
8990 Points +2%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
8798 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7354 - 9730, n=19)
8746 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=156, last 2 years)
5984 Points -32%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5704 Points -35%
System
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
14032 Points +17%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
13749 Points +15%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
13439 Points +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 15148, n=19)
13114 Points +9%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
11987 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=156, last 2 years)
9896 Points -17%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
8318 Points -31%
Memory
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
10351 Points +9%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
10136 Points +7%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
9455 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=19)
9421 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
8467 Points -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=156, last 2 years)
6496 Points -31%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
4556 Points -52%
Graphics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
32002 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
31928 Points +24%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
27953 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 32334, n=19)
27332 Points +6%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
25822 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16243 Points -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=156, last 2 years)
15193 Points -41%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
2032 Points +2%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2009 Points +1%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1987 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1077 - 2044, n=19)
1763 Points -11%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1720 Points -13%
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1680 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=156, last 2 years)
1531 Points -23%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
37656 Points +154%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=145, last 2 years)
21288 Points +43%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
15942 Points +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=18)
15279 Points +3%
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
14837 Points
Honor Magic V2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
12742 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1267 Points -91%
AImark - Score v3.x
Vivo X Fold3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
17412 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=112, last 2 years)
17146 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (941 - 157948, n=16)
12068 Points -31%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1199 Points -93%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
496 Points -97%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3892 Points +5%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3800 Points +2%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
3721 Points
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3614 Points -3%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1711 Points -54%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3928 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3901 Points +6%
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3737 Points +1%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
3687 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1760 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14671 Points +6%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14599 Points +6%
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14043 Points +2%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
13789 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6849 Points -50%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
13896 Points
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6278 Points -55%
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
Points -100%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5379 Points +2%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
5273 Points
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5363 Points +1%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
5289 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
502 fps +3%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
487 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
329 fps -32%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
303 fps -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
92 fps -23%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps -32%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
322 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
288 fps -11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
164 fps -49%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps -72%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
113 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 fps -40%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
55 fps -54%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
221 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
213 fps -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
111 fps -50%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps -64%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
88 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
53 fps -40%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps -62%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
136 fps +6%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
128 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80 fps -37%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -62%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
65 fps +48%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps +43%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
44 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps -36%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
66 fps +69%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59 fps +51%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
39 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80 fps +18%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
77 fps +13%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
68 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
35 fps -49%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
153 fps +59%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
125 fps +30%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
96 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps -33%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps +72%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps +72%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
18 fps
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps -22%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
188.652 Points +34%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
157.504 Points +12%
Vivo X Fold3 (Chrome 124)
140.367 Points
Honor Magic V2 (Chrome 120)
132.027 Points -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=20)
131.8 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=163, last 2 years)
111.1 Points -21%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
106.562 Points -24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
199 runs/min +9%
Vivo X Fold3
182 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 225, n=16)
134 runs/min -26%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
127 runs/min -30%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=147, last 2 years)
115.9 runs/min -36%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
185 Points +17%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
183 Points +16%
Vivo X Fold3 (Chrome 124)
158 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=19)
129.4 Points -18%
Honor Magic V2 (Chrome 121)
109 Points -31%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 212, n=155, last 2 years)
103.1 Points -35%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
101 Points -36%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
238 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (115 - 238, n=10)
199.1 Points
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=107, last 2 years)
140.1 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
65418 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
60317 Points +21%
Vivo X Fold3 (Chrome 124)
49893 Points
Honor Magic V2 (Chrome 120)
47385 Points -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=22)
45909 Points -8%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
43817 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=208, last 2 years)
33933 Points -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=163, last 2 years)
1515 ms * -92%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
1074.5 ms * -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (602 - 1837, n=19)
1012 ms * -29%
Honor Magic V2 (Chrome 120)
877.9 ms * -11%
Vivo X Fold3 (Chrome 124)
787.4 ms *
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
693.3 ms * +12%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
653.8 ms * +17%

* ... smaller is better

Vivo X Fold3Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5Honor Magic V2Xiaomi Mix Fold 3Google Pixel FoldAverage 1 TB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-11%
6%
-1%
-53%
7%
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
3556.73
4384.43
23%
3401.13
-4%
3572.73
0%
1606.37
-55%
Sequential Write 256KB
3076.11
2449.23
-20%
3136.56
2%
2897.27
-6%
1169.32
-62%
Random Read 4KB
387.96
459.94
19%
444.78
15%
389.81
0%
219.11
-44%
Random Write 4KB
486.21
161.39
-67%
533.65
10%
506.41
4%
238.72
-51%
574 ?(486 - 663, n=5)
18%

Emissions: Vivo X Fold3 shows thermal throttling

Temperature

The surface temperatures are very high at certain points under load, but on average the temperatures can still be classified as low. We use the 3DMark stress tests to check the heat development on the inside. Here, the Qualcomm SoC reveals high fluctuations in the frame rate under computationally intensive load.

Max. Load
 48.1 °C
119 F
43.8 °C
111 F
40.7 °C
105 F
 
 46.4 °C
116 F
47 °C
117 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 33.8 °C
93 F
33.3 °C
92 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 48.1 °C = 119 F
Average: 40.5 °C = 105 F
36.6 °C
98 F
39.1 °C
102 F
42.2 °C
108 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.7 °C
103 F
42.1 °C
108 F
30 °C
86 F
32 °C
90 F
33.7 °C
93 F
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.6 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 48.1 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.4 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72.9 % +33%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59.9 % +10%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
54.7 %
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50.4 % -8%
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
44.4 % -19%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80.2 % +21%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67.2 % +1%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
66.4 %
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.2 % -11%
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
44 % -34%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Honor Magic V2
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67.7 % +18%
Vivo X Fold3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
57.6 %
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Vivo X Fold3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø12.6 (11.4-17.2)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø17.2 (15.6-23.3)
Honor Magic V2 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø13.7 (9.9-22.5)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø19.5 (18.5-23.1)
Google Pixel Fold Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.7 (6.38-10.8)
Vivo X Fold3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø53.6 (43.2-79.1)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø57.3 (50.1-83.6)
Honor Magic V2 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø46.8 (35.4-79.8)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø66.5 (61.2-83.9)
Google Pixel Fold Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø26 (20-39.6)
Honor Magic V2 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø12.5 (11.9-17.5)
Vivo X Fold3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø13.5 (9.94-17.2)
Honor Magic V2 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø12.1 (11.8-17.5)
Surface temperatures: Inner display
Surface temperatures: Inner display
Surface temperatures: Outer display
Surface temperatures: Outer display

Loudspeaker

The two speakers in the X Fold3 offer good sound output, even if the super high tones run out of steam a little. On the other hand, the speakers produce a decent depth with light bass.

Wired headphones can be connected via the USB port. Those who prefer to use Bluetooth for wireless output can choose from a wide range of codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX + HD + Adaptive, LDAC, LHDC V5, LC3, and Opus).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.937.22532.428.33128.125.64031.328.35029.337.36321.928.68017.628.410025.132.712516.735.516017.650.420017.751.325014.858.131512.256.740011.158.150012.466.163011.666.580012.26710001470.6125012.875.4160012.879.5200012.880.3250013.578.9315013.578.5400014.478.3500014.178.2630013.676.7800013.574.71000013.6761250014.268.51600013.859.8SPL25.589N0.774.7median 13.6median 70.6Delta1.29.730.937.222.325.323.225.625.42731.137.82026.317.82217.531.217.340.41555.215.154.816.358.113.556.713.956.113.463.813.365.311.769.61471.91475.413.377.21379.613.577.414.378.513.479.414.778.413.674.914.171.91467.314.26413.85725.888.40.771.1median 14median 69.60.710.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseVivo X Fold3Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Vivo X Fold3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (1.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life: Vivo X Fold3 offers long battery life

energy consumption

Despite the thin casing, the Vivo X Fold3 has a battery with a total capacity of 5,500 mAh (3,020 mAh + 2,480 mAh, 3.86 V) that can be charged with a maximum of 80 W. Wireless charging is not on board. Charging takes just under 40 minutes with the right power adapter.

We measured the power consumption of the X Fold 3 with the large main screen. The power consumption under load is relatively low for a foldable XXL phone at around 6.5 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.04 / 0.41 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.91 / 1.61 / 1.7 Watt
Load midlight 6.36 / 11.26 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Vivo X Fold3
5500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
4400 mAh
Honor Magic V2
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
4800 mAh
Google Pixel Fold
4821 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
16%
-26%
-24%
-10%
-8%
10%
Idle Minimum *
0.91
0.55
40%
1.31
-44%
0.86
5%
0.86
5%
1.054 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=20)
-16%
Idle Average *
1.61
0.9
44%
1.99
-24%
1.05
35%
1.7
-6%
1.781 ?(0.8 - 7.18, n=20)
-11%
Idle Maximum *
1.7
1
41%
2.15
-26%
1.07
37%
1.8
-6%
1.965 ?(1.07 - 8.22, n=20)
-16%
Load Average *
6.36
9.58
-51%
8.92
-40%
15.27
-140%
9.1
-43%
7.13 ?(2.61 - 15.3, n=20)
-12%
Load Maximum *
11.26
10.74
5%
11.05
2%
17.78
-58%
11.06
2%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.95 (1.123-11.3)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.08 (1.023-13.7)
Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.098 (1.018-1.254)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.767 (0.706-1.165)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

012345678910111213Tooltip
Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.75 (8.44-10.5)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.81 (6.01-13.1)
Vivo X Fold3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.098 (1.018-1.254)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.767 (0.706-1.165)

Battery life

With the 8.03-inch display and an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m², the X Fold3's battery life of 12.5 hours is on par with that of the Galaxy ZFold5. The competition is compared with a uniform luminance. With the smaller external panel, we achieve around 19 hours.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 124)
12h 37min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3
Vivo X Fold3
5500 mAh
757 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
4400 mAh
763 min
Honor Magic V2
5000 mAh
727 min
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
4800 mAh
923 min
Google Pixel Fold
4821 mAh
651 min

Pros

+ thin & lightweight design
+ fast SoC
+ good runtimes
+ foldable display without annoying fold
+ high luminosity

Cons

- Back looks cheap
- only available as import (China-ROM)
- no IP rating
- massive throttling of the system

Verdict: Light but capable foldable

In review: Vivo X Fold3. Test device provided by TradingShenzhen
In review: Vivo X Fold3. Test device provided by TradingShenzhen

With the Vivo X Fold3, the Chinese manufacturer has created a really interesting foldable smartphone. Buyers will certainly have to accept some limitations in terms of features compared to high-end competition such as the Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

These include the lack of IP certification, the weak telephoto and ultra-wide-angle lens, and the absence of wireless charging. Last year's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset is also not state of the art, although it is still beyond reproach in terms of performance.

If you can come to terms with these points of criticism, you will find a very light and pleasantly handy mini tablet weighing 219 g and incredibly thin at 4.65 mm. On a positive note, Vivo has also managed to reduce the display crease to a minimum, which means that the foldable OLED screen is hardly noticeable in everyday life.

In contrast to a Honor Magic V2, the two LTPO panels of the X Fold3 are also at the current flagship level in terms of luminance.

With the X Fold3, Vivo is ushering in a new era in the foldable segment. Lighter than classic cell phones but still with a large 8.03-inch panel.

Other alternatives to the X Fold3 would be the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, but these are in a different weight class to the Vivo phone.

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Price and availability

The Vivo X Fold3 is available as an import from around €1,150 (US$1,250) from Trading Shenzhen.

Vivo X Fold3 - 05/15/2024 v7 (old)
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
68 / 70 → 98%
Weight
88%
Battery
89%
Display
94%
Games Performance
66 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
96 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
73 / 90 → 82%
Camera
76%
Average
84%
89%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2024-05-24 (Update: 2024-05-24)