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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.

Android 13 Developer Preview builds are now available for these non-Google devices

It’s raining Android 13 Beta builds! Now that the keynote event of Google I/O 2022 is over, we are all very excited about the launch of the second beta for Android 13. As usual, Google’s Pixel line of smartphones will be the first to gain access to the new beta software. However, other OEMs have...

Vivo X80 Pro Plus to launch with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in October 2022

It was only a couple of months ago when Vivo announced the release of its Vivo X80 and Vivo X80 Pro. The Vivo X80 Pro offered the best of everything, even touting the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. But now rumors are swirling that a new Vivo phone is on the horizon, aptly...

These are the Best Android Phones to buy in 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and more!

The theme of this year's smartphone releases seem to be iterative upgrade instead of wholesale changes. Whether it's the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or the OnePlus 10 Pro, the Xiaomi 12 Pro or the Vivo X80 Pro, the flagships of 2022 so far seem to be very similar to their 2021 counterparts -- many of...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Vivo X80 Pro: May the best camera win!

The Vivo X80 Pro is the latest Android flagship to hit the market, and it more than held its own -- and arguably won -- in a showdown against the Galaxy S22 Ultra.  And so it's only natural we compare the X80 Pro against another mainstream big name challenger: the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple iPhone 13...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Vivo X80 Pro: The Camera Kings battle it out

While Vivo is still flying under the radar in most chunks of the world, it's beginning to catch the attention of phone fans for its incredible cameras, and the company's latest, the Vivo X80 Pro, continues that strong camera streak. But how does the rest of the phone fare, particularly against the Android flagship, the...

Vivo X80 Pro Review: The best camera on a smartphone, once again

When it comes to Chinese phone brands' reputation on an international stage, Vivo probably isn't as well known as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, or OnePlus. But those of us who follow the smartphone scene closely know Vivo has been making really good phones for a couple of years now, and last fall's Vivo X70 Pro Plus...

Some Vivo devices with Qualcomm processors can now be bootloader unlocked, unofficially

What’s the best modding-friendly Android OEM in the market right now? Depending on who you ask this question to, the answer could range from Google to OnePlus to Xiaomi to something else entirely. And that is perfectly alright, as each of those companies have their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to aftermarket development,...

Vivo brings its Vivo X80 and X80 Pro flagships to India and other international markets

Vivo launched its latest flagship lineup -- the Vivo X80 series -- in China towards the end of April this year. The new lineup includes two devices, the Vivo X80 and the Vivo X80 Pro, featuring several improvements over the Vivo X70 series from last year, including better displays, faster chipsets, improved cameras, and much...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Vivo X Fold: The Best Foldable Hardware or Superior Foldable Software?

Every new foldable phone that gets released should and will be compared against Samsung's latest foldables. Samsung is the pioneer and originator of the product category, and for most of the world, Samsung's foldables are still the only foldables they have access to. The latest challenger is the Vivo X Fold, which brings much of...

The new Vivo X80 Pro packs improved cameras and comes in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000 flavors

Following weeks of leaks, the highly-anticipated Vivo X80 series is now official. While last year's Vivo X70 series featured three models, there are only two models in the 2022 lineup: the Vivo X80 Pro and Vivo X80. The new phones bring numerous improvements over their predecessors, packing better displays, faster chipsets, improved cameras, and much...

Vivo X Fold Hands-On: Setting foldable goals for 2022

The foldable phone scene can still be considered nascent in the majority of the world. But inside mainland China, it's already reached a status of normal, with Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola, and even little-known brands like Royole all selling foldables alongside Samsung. With so much competition, brands really can't rest on their laurels, and...

Vivo X80 Pro specs leak days ahead of the official launch

After launching its first foldable smartphone -- the Vivo X Fold -- in China late last month, Vivo is gearing up to launch the highly-anticipated Vivo X80 series. The company has already confirmed that it will unveil the new lineup in China on April 25, but it hasn't revealed any details about the devices. Fortunately,...