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 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? Vivo Z1x smartphone was launched on 6th September 2019. The phone comes with a 6.38-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Vivo Z1x is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Vivo Z1x runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery. The Vivo Z1x supports proprietary fast charging. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Vivo Z1x on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a third 2-megapixel camera.
The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture. The Vivo Z1x runs FunTouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage. The Vivo Z1x is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Connectivity options on the Vivo Z1x include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
The Vivo Z1x measures 159.53 x 75.23 x 8.13mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 189.60 grams. It was launched in Fusion Blue and Phantom Purple colours. It bears a polycarbonate body.