VIVO Posts on XDA

Vivo is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics. The company manufactures Android phones and accessories. In 2015 they were ranked in the top 10 smartphone manufacturers. Visit the Vivo forums.

XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....

These are the Best Android Phones in India right now: OnePlus, Xiaomi, iQOO, Realme, and more!

If you're in the Indian market for a new Android smartphone and are wondering what the best Android phones are across different categories, we've got you covered. We've compiled a list of the best Android phones in India that you can buy right from the affordable budget segment to the premium flagships with top-of-the-line features...

XDA forums for the iQOO 7, Moto G20, Galaxy M42, and more are open!

In April, we opened up XDA forums for more than 20 smartphones, including the new Sony Xperia lineup, Moto G series, Mi 11X series, Axon 30 Ultra, and more. Today, we’re opening forums for 11 new devices, including the iQOO 7 series, Moto G20, POCO M3, Redmi Note 10S, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy Tab A7...

Vivo is giving users of its iQOO 7 Legend gaming phone a taste of Android 12 Beta today

Google released the first Android 12 Beta for Pixel devices at Google I/O 2021 earlier today. Along with Google, various Android OEMs are also releasing Android 12 Beta builds for their devices. Vivo's sub-brand iQOO is one of the companies on the list with its iQOO 7 Legend as the candidate for this release. The...

Vivo X60 Pro with Gimbal camera system launches in the UK and Europe next month

After six months since its original launch in China, Vivo is finally bringing its flagship Vivo X60 Pro to Europe and the UK. The Vivo X60 Pro is a middling offering in the X60 series and slots between the standard Vivo X60 and X60 Pro+. It was launched in India earlier in March, but it's...

iQOO 7 Legend is proof that a good gaming phone does not need RGB

After a year of hiatus, Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO made a comeback of sorts last month with the launch of two smartphones in India. The iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend are the company’s newest contenders to go against the seasoned flagship champions in the Indian market. While the standard iQOO 7 is powered by the...

Funtouch OS 11 has improvements that prepare Vivo for global success

The cameras on Vivo's smartphones, especially flagships, have been at the center of the company's attention and recently helped it become the top smartphone company in its home country, China. Globally, Vivo ranks among the top 5 smartphone companies but most of its sales come from China, India, and other Southeast Asian countries. Vivo's extensive...

Vivo is the latest OEM to offer 3 years of Android OS updates for select phones

At the Galaxy Note 20 series launch event last year, Samsung surprised fans by promising three generations of Android OS updates for the new devices. The company soon extended the program to several other devices, including the Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy S20 series, all of its foldable devices, a few Galaxy A series devices,...

Vivo V21 5G with 44MP OIS selfie camera launches in India

Just a few days ago, Vivo took the wraps off the new Vivo V21 series, featuring two devices that came with a 44MP OIS selfie camera as their headlining feature. The two phones in the series are identical, save for the presence of a 5G modem in one and not the other. Vivo is now...

Samsung’s smartphone shipments in India grew 52% YoY in Q1 2021

While the smartphone market in India took a major hit in Q1 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research suggests that smartphone shipments grew by a significant margin in the first quarter of this year. Chinese OEM Xiaomi retained its top spot in the region thanks to the success of...

Vivo V21 Hands-on: Can the 44MP OIS selfie camera compete with the iPhone 12?

Vivo's prolific selfie-centric V series is back with an update just six months after the last release. In the new Vivo V21, Vivo has added an optical image stabilization module to the front-facing 44MP camera as well as two forward-facing flash lights....and not much else. Is this enough to justify an upgrade? Is the selfie experience...

Vivo’s new V21 series features an impressive 44MP selfie shooter with OIS and EIS

Vivo today lifted the covers off the all-new Vivo V21 series. The new lineup consists of two devices -- the Vivo V21 and the Vivo V21 5G. As with previous Vivo V series devices, the new Vivo V21 series promises a great selfie-taking experience, thanks to its 44MP selfie camera that features OIS, an AI...