- Vivo Z1’s in-display fingerprint sensor is the fastest in its segment
- The Snapdragon 712 SoC provides a smooth experience
- The dedicated low light camera mode is quite underwhelming
- Vivo Z1x design
- Vivo Z1x specifications and software
- Vivo Z1x display and performance
- Vivo Z1x cameras and battery life
Vivo’s latest offering — the Vivo Z1x — is an example of how a company can take a winning product and improve on it to cater to even more people. Vivo has taken everything that was good about the Vivo Z1 Pro ₹ 14,990 and has made some tangible enhancements, such as more capable camera hardware, an AMOLED screen, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The improvements brought by the Vivo Z1x are certainly welcome, but they all come at a premium. This raises the all-too-important questions — is the Vivo Z1x a worthy sibling, and is the starting price of Rs. 16,990 justifiable? Dive right in and find the answers in our review.
Vivo Z1x design
The design of Vivo’s latest offering is unabashedly flashy but slightly conventional at the same time, especially if you’re tired of the gradients that have now become mainstream. The Vivo Z1x swaps the dual-tone gradient design of the Vivo Z1 Pro (Review) with a gaudier colour scheme that alternates vertically between varying shades of the same colour. There is a wavy pattern beneath the rear panel that Vivo claims to have achieved via a nanocoating process.
The rear panel of our Phantom Purple review unit flaunts a light shade of purple in the middle region flanked by dark violet accents at the sides and bottom. The surface finish is glossy and quite reflective, making the phone highly prone to smudges and dust. The frame is made out of polycarbonate and meets with the flat rear panel smoothly. Over on the front, you’ll find a relatively small waterdrop notch with a thin earpiece above it. The display on the Vivo Z1x is protected by Schott Xensation 3D glass, an alternative to Corning’s Gorilla Glass.