Vivo X90 Pro Plus falls short in camera analysis despite 1-inch camera sensor
DxOMark has benchmarked the X90 Pro Plus, Vivo's flagship smartphone of 2023. To recap, Vivo equips the handset with a 50 MP and 1-inch primary camera, plus 50 MP telephoto (2x optical), 64 MP telephoto (3.5x optical) and 48 MP ultra-wide-angle sensors. On the face of it, the X90 Pro Plus has a stronger camera hardware combination than any current flagship smartphone, Galaxy S23 Ultra included.
However, DxOMark's analysis suggests otherwise. With an overall camera rating of 140 points, the X90 Pro Plus only manages 10th place, locked with the Google Pixel 7. According to DxOMark, the X90 Pro Plus has comparatively slow autofocus and shutter button lag, as well as poor HDR processing. In other words, Vivo's latest premier smartphone can often miss moving objects and is more difficult to use as a quick point-and-shoot camera than its peers.
The X90 Pro Plus succeeds in other areas though, with detailed and low-noise photos or videos even in low light. The handset also usually selects appropriate exposure levels, and photos taken with either of its telephoto cameras are detailed too. Unfortunately, it seems that the X90 Pro Plus will not launch outside China any time soon. Instead, Vivo has announced the X90 and X90 Pro global availability, which we have covered separately.