Battle of the Camera Phone: A Closer Look at Vivo X90 Pro+ After Six Months

It’s been six months since the launch of Vivo’s 2023 flagship camera phone, the X90 Pro+. With new competitors like the OPPO Find X6 Pro, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Xiaomi 13 Ultra now on the market, it’s time to see how this phone has held up and whether it’s still the go-to choice for the photography enthusiast.

For those who aren’t huge photography buffs, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Instead, the X90 Pro+, 13 Pro, and Find X6 Pro are well-rounded options that cater more to the needs of everyday users. Xiaomi’s 13 Ultra is geared more towards niche and professional photographers with its Leica-style approach.

The Vivo X90 Pro+: A Camera Sensor Powerhouse

At its core, the Vivo X90 Pro+ is a souped-up version of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, with a focus on catering to specific user preferences in terms of tone and photo style. It’s loaded with practical advantages for taking pictures, making it incredibly user-friendly. Food and portrait shots, which are popular among everyday users, come out looking fantastic. Its T* coating effectively reduces stray light and ghosting, a feature that left a lasting impression on us.

For most casual users, the Vivo X90 Pro+ consistently delivers stable, aesthetically pleasing photos.

Fine-Tuning your X90 Pro+ for Optimal Results

If you love taking pictures, we suggest switching the display color to professional mode. The default display mode tends to produce more saturated, cooler colors that might look great to the naked eye but can result in less accurate photo colors. In this mode, you might notice a greenish hue in your images.

To work around this, you can either use the professional manual mode to lower the exposure while shooting or adjust the color balance in post-processing to achieve the desired look.

Comparing the Giants: Vivo X90 Pro+ vs. the Competition

Let’s see how the X90 Pro+ stacks up against its main competitors: the OPPO Find X6 Pro, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Xiaomi 13 Ultra.

OPPO Find X6 Pro

The OPPO Find X6 Pro is a balanced, user-friendly device that doesn’t skimp on photo quality. Its camera system is versatile and can handle a variety of shooting scenarios. However, it doesn’t quite match the X90 Pro+ in terms of overall image quality and hardware.

from Gizmoweek tweet, the Find X6 Pro OTA updated yesterday! Hasselblad shutter button is back, 2X button & 2X portrait mode promised post-launch. Tested the shooting on the new firmware of Find X6 Pro, The professional mode’s color has significantly improved, and the photos are softer and more natural

Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Galaxy S23 Ultra is a powerhouse in its own right, with a camera system that rivals that of the X90 Pro+. However, some users might find its photo style and color processing less appealing than the X90 Pro+’s. It’s a matter of personal preference.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra

As mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is aimed more at niche and professional photographers, boasting a Leica-style approach. While it’s an impressive device, it might not be the best choice for everyday users who simply want a great camera phone without diving too deep into the world of photography.

Final Thoughts: Is the Vivo X90 Pro+ Still Worth It?

After six months and new competitors entering the market, the Vivo X90 Pro+ remains a strong contender in the smartphone camera race. While the OPPO Find X6 Pro, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Xiaomi 13 Ultra are all impressive devices, the Vivo X90 Pro+ continues to hold its own in terms of camera performance and overall user experience.

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