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.

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...

We’ve opened forums for OnePlus 9R, POCO F3, Realme 8 series, and Vivo X60 series

Earlier this month, we joked about how busy this year has been thus far. A few weeks later and things have only gotten busier. To accommodate users interested in the plethora of devices that launched this month, we've just opened up XDA forums for a handful of devices, including the OnePlus 9R, Xiaomi POCO F3,...

Pitting the Vivo X60 Pro Plus’ Gimbal Camera against the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S21 Ultra

Last month, I got my hands on the China version of the Vivo X60 Pro Plus and due to limited time I focused my testing on two areas -- the 50MP main camera co-engineered with Zeiss, and the quirky OriginOS software that sits somewhat buried inside the phone's standard Android skin. Now I have the global...

Vivo X60 series makes its way to India with a few notable changes

Towards the end of last year, Vivo launched its Exynos 1080 powered X60 series in China. Soon thereafter, the company added another model to the X60 lineup, called the Vivo X60 Pro Plus, featuring Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 chip. The company is now bringing the X60 series to the Indian market, but with a couple...

Vivo’s iQOO Neo5 can boost the FPS in some games using Pixelworks’s X5 Pro chip

Vivo just unveiled a new smartphone in China under its subbrand for gaming phones: iQOO. The new phone is called the iQOO Neo5, and it's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870, a souped-up version of last year's Snapdragon 865. While the iQOO Neo5 won't be as powerful as other gaming phones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, it...

Google leaks the names of a bunch of new phones, including the ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip

Leaks are common ahead of product releases, whether they’re popping up in a forum or on social media. Someone somewhere gets information and spoils the surprise. This time, it’s Google that has leaked the information related to several unannounced devices. On a list of devices that support ARCore, Google's augmented reality SDK served to devices through...