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Might the most effective digital camera win!

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Might the most effective digital camera win!

The Vivo X80 Professional is the most recent Android flagship to hit the market, and it greater than held its personal — and arguably gained — in a showdown in opposition to the Galaxy S22 Extremely.  And so it’s solely pure we examine the X80 Professional in opposition to one other mainstream large identify challenger: the iPhone 13 Professional Max.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Professional Max is the largest and baddest Apple has to supply within the cellular house. It is received essentially the most highly effective cellular SoC on the earth and spectacular cameras.

Vivo X80 Pro

The Vivo X80 Professional has our vote for the most effective fundamental cameras of any smartphone proper now, and the remainder of the bundle is fairly good too.

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Specs

Specs
Vivo X80 Professional
Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max
Construct

Aluminum mid-frame
Gorilla Glass Victus again
Gorilla Glass Victus entrance

Stainless-steel mid-frame
Glass again
Ceramic Protect glass entrance

Dimensions & Weight

164.6 x 75.3 x 9.1 mm
219 gram

160.8mm x 78.1mm x 7.65mm
240g

Show

6.78″ AMOLED
3200 x 1440 pixels
variable refresh fee as much as 120Hz

6.7-inch Tremendous Retina XDR OLED
ProMotion refresh fee between 10Hz and 120Hz

SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

RAM & Storage

6GB
128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB

Battery & Charging

4,700mAh
80W Wired quick charging (charger included in field)
50W wi-fi charging

4,373mAh
20W wired quick charging
7.5W wi-fi charging
15W MagSafe wi-fi charging
No charger in field in most areas

Safety
Ultrasonic in-Show fingerprint scanner
Face ID
Rear Digital camera(s)

Main: 50MP huge, Samsung GNV, f/1.57, 1/1.31″, OIS
Secondary: 48MP ultra-wide, Sony IMX 598, f/2.2, Gimbal know-how
Tertiary: 12MP telephoto, Sony IMX 663, f/1.6, 2x optical
Quarternary: 8MP Periscope, f/3.4, 5x optical zoom

Main: 12MP huge, f/1.5 aperture, 1.9μm
Secondary: 12MP ultra-wide, f/1.8 aperture
Tertiary: 12MP telephoto, 3x optical zoom, f/2.8
Quarternary: LIDAR digital camera

Entrance Digital camera(s)
32MP
12MP
Port(s)
USB-C
Lightning
Audio
Stereo audio system
Stereo audio system
Connectivity

5G (mmWave)
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC

5G (sub-6 GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0

Software program
FunTouchOS 12 over Android 12
iOS 15
Different Options

Twin bodily SIM
IR blaster

Twin bodily SIM or Twin eSIM help

About this text: This comparability was written after testing an iPhone 13 Professional Max offered by Apple Hong Kong and Vivo X80 Professional offered by Vivo World. This text additionally consists of enter from XDA’s Editor in Chief, Aamir Siddiqui, utilizing his private iPhone 13 Professional and an X80 Professional offered by Vivo India. Vivo India moreover took Aamir and different Indian media individuals and YouTubers to Dubai for an immersion session centered across the cellphone. Vivo can also be operating a marketing campaign on XDA round this cellphone, however that’s dealt with by the sponsorship group unbiased from the editorial group. Neither Samsung nor Vivo had any enter on this article. 

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Design and {Hardware}

Except you’ve simply woken up from a coma, there’s not a lot want for me to explain in phrases what the iPhone 13 Professional Max seems like, proper? It’s a big, blocky flagship with glass back and front and stainless-steel flat sides — this latter half offers the cellphone its hefty, brick-like feeling. In my view, Apple’s flat boxy design seems good and provides the cellphone an authoritative, machine vibe that runs in distinction to most Android flagships, most of that are wrapped by light curvature. The Vivo X80 Professional positively suits that vibe, with a mushy frosted coating to its glass again that feels silky and slippery to my arms.

iPhone 13 Pro Max and vivo x80 pro

The iPhone 13 Professional Max being too large to be held comfortably is a broadly shared view

I personally don’t love the in-hand really feel of both cellphone: I’m not a fan of the slithery frosted again of the Vivo, and the iPhone 13 Professional Max’s flat sides ends in angular corners that dig into my palm. These are, after all, simply my opinions, however I do suppose the iPhone 13 Professional Max being too large to be held comfortably is a broadly shared view. Aamir does discover the Vivo X80 Professional to be excellent for his tastes, whereas sharing the identical considerations across the blocky design of the iPhone.

iPhone 13 Pro Max and Vivo X80 Pro in the hand

Each screens look nice — beautiful, vibrant OLED panels that attain a peak refresh fee of 120Hz. iOS handles 120Hz a bit higher than Vivo’s FunTouchOS for my part, because the iPhone’s animations seem a bit extra fluid to my eyes. Most display screen brightness is about even. The Vivo X80 Professional has a much less blemished display screen, with solely a small hole-punch cut-out in comparison with the iPhone 13 Professional Max’s notch, so viewing full-screen movies is a little more pleasing on the Vivo X80 Professional.

viewing full screen videos in the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Vivo X80 Pro

There’s a motive for that notch, nevertheless, because it homes not only a 12MP selfie digital camera but additionally Apple’s TrueDepth digital camera system — a sequence of sensors that may map our face in 3D for safe facial recognition. Vivo’s hole-punch homes only a regular selfie digital camera, however a extra pixel-dense 32MP shooter. Vivo depends on Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max resolution for its optical fingerprint sensor: so that you get a wider fingerprint sensing space than most Android gadgets, with the flexibility for dual-fingerprint sensing and faster setup and recognition. The Vivo does this implementation excellently, so you’re unlikely to overlook the iPhone 13 Professional’s face recognition.

Powering these telephones are the most recent SoCs from Apple and Qualcomm: A15 Bionic for the iPhone 13 Professional Max, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for the X80 Professional — though Apple’s chip is technically a 2021 chip, it’s nonetheless extra highly effective than the 2022 Qualcomm chip, however the distinction will solely be observed for extra sophisticated duties like rendering movies.

Apple doesn’t disclose RAM configuration or battery measurement, however teardowns have revealed that the iPhone 13 Professional Max packs 6GB of RAM with a 4,352 mAh battery, each are “much less” than what the Vivo X80 Professional provides — 12GB of RAM with 4,700 mAh battery — however real-world outcomes don’t replicate that. On account of Apple having higher hardware-software synergy than virtually any Android cellphone, iPhones may be extra environment friendly in efficiency, thus needing fewer GBs of RAM or smaller battery sizes. I’ll cowl this extra carefully within the efficiency part, however spoiler alert — the iPhone 13 Professional Max has higher battery life than the Vivo X80 Professional.

Each telephones pack all of the flagship smartphone thrives: stereo audio system, IP68 water and dirt resistance, glorious haptics, and wi-fi charging. The iPhone 13 Professional Max’s audio system and haptics are noticeably higher than Vivo X80 Professional’s, however in return, Vivo takes a serious win in charging — it may well cost a lot, a lot sooner whether or not wired or wirelessly, and Vivo consists of the charger within the bundle.

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Cameras

For optics, the iPhone 13 Professional Max packs an easy triple 12MP lens setup masking the ultra-wide, huge, and telephoto focal size. Apart from Apple’s Deep Fusion picture processing algorithm and an evening mode that activates robotically, there aren’t many tips or gimmicks to this iPhone digital camera — no pixel binning nor no specialty sideways lenses. The Vivo X80 Professional does a bit extra, with a quad lens system together with twin zoom lenses for 2 optical zoom lengths, and considered one of these latter lenses is propped up by a miniature gimbal system. There’s additionally Zeiss T-coating over each glass in order that they scale back lens flare, and the primary and ultra-wide digital camera each use pixel binning know-how to power a bigger micron-pixel measurement. There’s simply much more processing between when Vivo’s digital camera {hardware} snaps the picture and the shot displaying up within the picture gallery. Serving to issues is Vivo’s proprietary V1+, a devoted imaging chip created solely to deal with picture processing. Apple has its personal picture processing {hardware} too, it’s simply a part of the A15 Bionic.

Let’s first study picture consistency throughout all of the lenses. Within the under set, taken below comparatively superb lighting circumstances, we will see that the iPhone does a greater job of preserving constant shade temperature between the primary and ultra-wide lens, whereas Vivo’s exhibit some deviation within the shade of the sky. Each fundamental cameras produced a wonderful picture that was sharp, with the precise degree of distinction and correct colours. Even after I zoomed in 100% to pixel peep, it was a digital tie. That’s not the case with the opposite lenses.

Within the ultra-wide lens, if I zoom in 100% I can see the iPhone’s ultra-wide is way software program on the edges — this doesn’t shock me, because the Vivo X80 Professional’s ultra-wide is extra pixel-dense and makes use of a bigger picture sensor measurement. The distinction in picture sharpness between ultra-wide photographs ought to be extra pronounced at night time, marking this as a win for the Vivo.

collage of iphone and vivo shots

100% crops, ultra-wide photographs, iPhone 13 Professional Max (left) and X80 Professional (proper).

The iPhone 13 Professional’s 3x zoom, nevertheless, is absolutely good — maybe the most effective telephoto zoom lens within the enterprise. Within the under crop, I’ve taken an iPhone 3x zoom picture, punched in to get the body nearer to Vivo’s 5x periscope zoom lens, and we will see each photographs are about even in picture sharpness, with the X80 Professional’s shot being ever so barely much less noisy. But when we actually push the zoom degree — as much as 15x, then the X80 Professional’s shot is a bit sharper as a result of on the finish of the day, having a periscope know-how is at all times higher than not having one.

cropped samples

Crops of a 3x iPhone 13 Professional Max shot (left) and a 5x X80 Professional shot (proper).

However that above scene is taken into account straightforward to shoot for contemporary smartphones, if we transfer to more difficult scenes akin to low gentle circumstances or in opposition to harsh backlight, then we begin seeing Vivo’s superior {hardware} pull off some noticeable wins. Within the under set, we will see it’s now the iPhone that exhibits a deviation in shade science between the primary and ultra-wide digital camera as a result of the iPhone 13 Professional Max’s ultra-wide doesn’t inherently pull in a whole lot of gentle naturally, it wanted to make use of a two-second lengthy night time mode to provide the shot. Vivo’s ultra-wide has a bigger picture sensor and makes use of pixel-binning know-how, so it might snap the under picture usually as if it was capturing in the course of the day.

iPhone 13 Professional Max above, and Vivo X80 Professional under

If we transfer to even decrease gentle scenes, just like the set under taken within the early pre-dawn morning by Aamir, we will see how a lot better the Vivo X80 Professional was capable of finding correct publicity for the sky and the flame.

iPhone 13 Pro, main camera

Essential digital camera, iPhone 13 Professional

Vivo X80 Pro, main camera

Essential digital camera, X80 Professional

Usually talking, the Vivo X80 Professional photographs are brighter and if we punch in, extra detailed

Once I reviewed the iPhone 13 Professional/Professional Max (they’ve the very same digital camera programs) final fall, I observed the iPhone actually struggled with publicity, usually blowing out brilliant gentle sources in contrasty scenes, I feel Apple’s software program updates have since fastened the problems a bit, because the iPhone 13 Professional Max held up surprisingly nicely within the under shot capturing out the window right into a sunny cityscape. However typically talking, the Vivo X80 Professional photographs are brighter and if we punch in, extra detailed.

Essential digital camera, iPhone 13 Professional Max

Essential digital camera, X80 Professional

Essential digital camera, iPhone 13 Professional Max

Essential digital camera, X80 Professional

Portrait shot (telephoto), iPhone 13 Professional Max

X80 Pro, 2x telephoto in portrait mode

Portrait shot (telephoto), X80 Professional

iPhone 13 Pro, main camera

Essential digital camera, iPhone 13 Professional Max

Vivo X80 Pro, main camera

Essential digital camera, X80 Professional

Selfie digital camera, iPhone 13 Professional Max

vivo x80 pro selfie

Selfie digital camera, X80 Professional

Extremely-wide iPhone 13 Professional Max

Extremely-wide, X80 Professional

I do suppose the iPhone 13 Professional Max produces a extra aesthetically pleasing portrait shot as a result of the iPhone’s 3x telephoto zoom lens is so good, however in any other case, for nearly each nonetheless picture scenario, I favor the Vivo X80 Professional’s cameras.

For movies, the Vivo X80 Professional’s fundamental digital camera retains up very nicely in opposition to the longtime video champ iPhone’s video footage, however the latter nonetheless wins as a result of the iPhone 13 Professional Max can change between all three lenses seamlessly in the course of filming. The Vivo X80 Professional can not — in the event you start filming with the primary digital camera, then you’ll be able to’t swap to the ultra-wide, and any zoom is digital zoom.

Nonetheless, the Vivo X80 Professional introduces a brand new “cinematic portrait” video mode and it’s arguably nearly as good because the iPhone 13 Professional Max’s personal cinematic mode.

General, I’d say the Vivo X80 Professional’s digital camera system has a better ceiling, but additionally a decrease ground, that means when the Vivo excels, it is vitally, excellent, however there are some basic items like the flexibility to modify lenses whereas filming a video that Vivo nonetheless hasn’t gotten proper. The iPhone 13 Professional Max is the extra succesful video digital camera and has a greater telephoto zoom lens. However the variations are very slim, and each are insanely wonderful cameras that won’t disappoint finish customers.

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Software program

That is one more iOS vs Android showdown, and I feel most readers have their opinions set already. However right here’s my take: I’ve at all times most popular Android over iOS as a result of the previous is extra customizable, and permits me to do extra issues (like simply sideload apps, or save recordsdata in a correct file system), however I’m conscious that iOS is extra polished and is surrounded by a greater {hardware} ecosystem and third-party app ecosystem.

iPhone 13 Pro Max and Vivo X80 Pro

iOS 15 on the iPhone 13 Professional Max and FunTouch 12 on the Vivo X80 Professional.

These emotions positively maintain true for me whereas testing each of those telephones side-by-side. Vivo’s FunTouch OS is extremely customizable, permitting me to vary animations for every little thing from the way in which the homescreen strikes to fingerprint animations. I’m additionally a fan of having the ability to open apps in floating home windows which I do usually. This latter half is a serious motive why I carry an Android cellphone as my each day driver more often than not — I need to have the ability to multi-task on my cellphone. The iPhone 13 Professional Max, with that enormous display screen, not having the ability to present a couple of app at a time is irritating.

Nevertheless, iOS being surrounded by a extra polished ecosystem is one thing Android and Vivo nonetheless haven’t been capable of match. I’m not simply speaking about synergy with different Apple gadgets, like the way in which I can report a voice memo on an iPhone and that very same clip exhibits up on my iPad in a number of seconds, or that I can entry my MacBook’s homescreen recordsdata instantly on the iPhone — these are all superior options however require you to purchase extra Apple {hardware}. However even in the event you don’t personal some other Apple {hardware}, you continue to profit from getting higher app help on an iPhone than on an Android cellphone. This isn’t that noticeable in the event you use solely the most well-liked, globally-used apps — Fb and Twitter will run simply as nicely on Android as an iPhone. However in the event you use smaller regional apps, like say a banking app for Hong Kong, or a resort check-in app in Singapore, or a taxi-hailing app in Italy, there’s a excessive likelihood the iOS model of the app runs a lot better.

iOS being surrounded by a extra polished eco-system is one thing Android and Vivo nonetheless have not been capable of match

Which means though my fundamental SIM card is in an Android cellphone many of the 12 months, I at all times have an iPhone close by due to the superior app scenario. And that is unlikely to be altering within the quick time period future.

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Efficiency and Battery Life

It’s been nicely documented that the Apple A15 Bionic chip within the iPhone 13 Professional Max is a extra highly effective chip than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 within the Vivo X80 Professional, and the benchmark numbers again that up once more right here. However the factor is, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 remains to be a really highly effective silicon, so for many of my day-to-day utilization, I don’t actually see a distinction in efficiency, it’s not just like the iPhone 13 Professional Max was launching apps sooner or capable of course of voice instructions sooner.

The place I do discover is enhancing movies — I shoot a whole lot of video clips and I normally give the clips a fast trim and occasional crop (instantly within the cellphone’s native picture gallery app) earlier than I add to Instagram, and the rendering course of is instantaneous more often than not on an iPhone 13 Professional Max, however would require a 10-second wait on the Vivo X80 Professional. Likewise, after I’m exporting 360 movies by way of Insta360’s app, the method is way sooner on an iPhone than on any 2022 Android flagship too.

The Apple A15 Bionic chip is extra highly effective than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, however you will not discover it in most each day duties

Different common efficiency areas favor the iPhone too: Apple’s system has a louder, fuller speaker setup, higher haptics, and higher battery life. In truth, the iPhone 13 Professional Max has most likely the most effective battery lifetime of any cellphone I’ve examined within the final couple of years — I can end whole 12-, 13-hour days with nicely over 30% of juice to spare. No Android flagship cellphone within the 120Hz display screen period has been capable of obtain this. Nonetheless, the Vivo X80 Professional is normally capable of final a full 12-13 hour day too (simply with much less battery left on the finish), so this isn’t actually a giant deal to me. Whether or not I make it house with 32% or 17% battery left doesn’t actually matter that a lot. Plus, the Vivo X80 Professional can cost a lot sooner and the charger is included, so these are stable wins.

Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max vs Vivo X80 Professional: Which cellphone is best?

In case you’re preserving rating at house, I received the Vivo X80 Professional profitable in images, software program by way of productiveness, and show immersion for viewing content material. However the iPhone 13 Professional Max is a greater video digital camera, has higher battery life, and is extra highly effective for intensive duties like heavy gaming or enhancing/rendering movies.

iphone 13 pro max and vivo x80 pro

There’s additionally the worth issue, which is arguably a win for Vivo: each the iPhone 13 Professional Max and the Vivo X80 Professional are priced at roughly the $1,100 vary in most components of the world, however Vivo’s cellphone comes with a display screen protector, a pleasant faux-leather case, wired earbuds, and a quick charger. In areas like India, the distinction between the iPhone 13 Professional Max and the Vivo X80 Professional goes above $640 (~$750 in the event you examine the 256GB variants), at which level, the Vivo X80 Professional simply wins arms down for pure worth.

However finally, this complete versus piece is generally an train for fans or the curious, as a result of the fact is iOS customers are possible not going to leap to Android on a whim, and the iPhone 13 Professional Max is a a lot simpler buy for main chunks of the world together with the US. However nonetheless, in case you are available on the market for a brand new cellphone and the Vivo X80 Professional is offered in your space, you’ll be able to a minimum of know you’re getting a tip-top premium Android cellphone with the most effective nonetheless picture digital camera round.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Professional Max is the largest and baddest Apple has to supply within the cellular house. It is received essentially the most highly effective cellular SoC on the earth and spectacular cameras.

Vivo X80 Pro

The Vivo X80 Professional has our vote for the most effective fundamental cameras of any smartphone proper now, and the remainder of the bundle is fairly good too.