As an old V fan, I have used many of Vivo's classic phones, including the Xplay series and NEX series, both of which I feel are quite geeky flagships. Therefore, when these two series were discontinued, I felt quite sorry and nostalgic. However, after experiencing the X Note, I feel that the combination of the two is back and the true flagship Android model is back.
"Big" has strength
In the past, many brands have released large-screen phones, but what baffles me is that these Max models alone are not powerful enough hardware, mostly using mid-range chips and corresponding hardware, the only thing that really does "big" is the screen and battery, but also often designated as a drama chaser.
The vivo X Note is different in that it is a fully top-of-the-line flagship model. The Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SPU, co-developed with Qualcomm and paired with its own V1 chip, can share the load of the GPU to render images faster while also reducing power consumption.
At the same time, Vivo X Note is equipped with a full time domain optimization engine for three scenarios: smooth, signal, and energy saving, and with the already quite mature game space optimization, the gaming experience is quite outstanding. The original god, chicken, king three popular games are turned on the highest frame mode, two or three hours of continuous game, even in the group battle, pushing the tower and other intense scenes, did not feel a lag that affects the experience. At the same time, among the various Snapdragon 8 models experienced, I personally feel that the Vivo X Note is probably the one with the best heat control.
"Big" has outstanding
Among the large-screen models, it is recognized that what can be called ceiling models should be the Note series that Samsung has shed and Apple's oversized cups of each generation, however, none of them reach the 7 inches of the Vivo X Note either. And in the past to reach more than 7 inches of Android machines, the quality of the screen are quite general. Of course, it is understandable that the larger the size of a high quality screen, the higher the cost that comes with it. It is for this reason that the 7-inch A+ large screen of the Vivo X Note is even more bold.
The 1 billion color 120Hz LTPO screen with 2K resolution and the frame rate can be intelligently adaptive according to the scene, which can get a smooth visual experience as well as reduce power consumption in scenarios like Weibo and headlines rich in text, pictures, videos, etc. The 16 A+ ratings from DisplayMate can only be described as reaching the top of the pyramid at the professional level, but not intuitive enough. For this reason I purposely took the Vivo X Note to compare with flagships of several brands in the stores, and the conclusion is only three words: top indeed!
I was also impressed by the 3D large ultrasonic fingerprint of the Vivo X Note. I've used quite a few screen fingerprint phones since the Vivo X20 Plus, and generally speaking, the unlock rates don't vary much, and recording usually requires several presses and a special recording of the fingerprint edge. But when I recorded my fingerprint with the Vivo X Note, I only pressed it twice, and one of those times was by mistake. Since I was used to the previous entry method, I instinctively pressed it a second time, but found that the first time was successful, which was a bit embarrassing.
The larger recognition area brings faster unlock speed is undoubtedly, recognition accuracy is currently 100 percent, even in the case of wet hands, are opened in seconds. What's more, Vivo X Note brings dual finger recognition this time, in the payment as well as application lock scenario, you need to use the preset two fingerprints to unlock, for the secret a little more friends, is not more at ease?
"Big" with security
Many users have shared this experience, just talking about what to buy, the application in the phone will push you what, think carefully, of course, there is nothing to do. And there is a feature built into the Vivo X Note that may give us a sense of security. After turning on the incognito mode, the camera, microphone, and positioning will all be turned off. Also, the clipboard and other sensitive permissions can be protected.
In addition, the cell phone provides us with a variety of convenience without leaving home at the same time, but also equivalent to the emperor's side of the chief administrator, mastering a variety of our privacy, if once leaked, the consequences vary from person to person can be large or small. The Vivo X Note and Qualcomm cooperate to customize the hardware-level SPU security processing unit, with the atomic privacy system, also greatly enhance the level of confidentiality.
"Big" with images
The X Note's four rear cameras are a 50MP GN1 base, a 48MP super wide-angle main camera, a 47mm prime portrait focal length and a 60x periscope telephoto, with both the main camera and the telephoto equipped with OIS stabilization. OIS stabilization, X70 Pro+ with Zeiss T coating and ultra-transparent glass lens are also not absent as expected.
Not to say much, on the sample photos. The pictures are straight out, not post. The content is also a daily casual shot, so that the network to see here, is your daily casual can also shoot.
The sun has just come out, the sun is not yet blazing, the late spring in the north still has a little cold, deliberately see the Vivo X Note imaging image pure, true color, no deliberate eye pleasing retouching, in my objective point of view as a shooter, is what you see is what you get.
In terms of nighttime imaging, the Vivo X Note's imaging resolution is quite excellent, with maximum detail retained in both the subject image and the edges of the photo. The light control is also very good, there is no overflow or ghosting problem. The sky image purity is a lot better and is not plagued by noise.
I was pleasantly surprised that even at night, the telephoto image of Vivo X Note was still powerful. The chart below shows the comparison of 1X, 5X, 30X and 60X images respectively. You can see that even with 30X zoom, the image still has good resolution, and at 60X, although you can't force the image quality, the view at 1X is clear enough for me to see. Moreover, in more than 30X imaging, no phone in the industry still dare to blow image quality.
As for the portrait, I would like to say: vivo, yyds. no need to deliberately adjust parameters, bokeh background, is the portrait mode with the hand shot, you can achieve the key level of accurate bokeh.
"Big" with speed
For a large-screen phone, battery life is certainly one of the user's concerns. vivo X Note is equipped with a large-capacity battery of 5000mAh, equipped with 80W dual-cell flash charging + 50W wireless flash charging, and supports 10W reverse charging. The specific battery life is as follows, one hour for each scenario test, and 41% remaining power after five hours of battery life test. It is safe to say that if you are not a super heavy gaming user, you do not need to consider the battery life of Vivo X Note at all.
Even for super heavy gamers, don't be afraid, the Vivo X Note comes with 80W wired flash charging, which can fill up the phone in more than 30 minutes. The specific charging situation can be seen in the chart below, 10 minutes to charge 35%, 20 minutes to charge 64%, and 29 minutes to go from 20% to 100%.
Experience the feeling
For the cell phone this portable digital products, when carrying, we often want it to be as small as possible. But when it comes to using it, the bigger the better. The Vivo X Note screen is 7 inches, but the high screen-to-body ratio and micro-curved design make it not too thick and heavy and not portable.
In my experience, the Vivo X Note is a true flagship that is stacked to the extreme. This stacking of materials is both of the top screen, Zeiss quad camera, Snapdragon 8, the premium feel of vegan leather material and other hardware, as well as privacy and security, system optimization, and software optimization of the smooth engine. In short, as long as the budget is sufficient, the Vivo X Note should be firmly in the top three of smartphones worth buying in 2022, and not only in the Android camp.