vivo is not necessarily associated with smartphones that are made for gaming and performance but that’s about to change with their T series smartphones which are for gamers in mind. There are two smartphones in the vivo T-series and they are the vivo T1x and the vivo T1 5G and today, we’re going to review the affordable smartphone in the series – the vivo T1x.
Design and hardware
The smartphone has a generic smartphone design. At the back, there’s the frosted look at the smartphone, which is slippery, but it does look nice and doesn’t feel cheap thankfully and unlike the T1 5G, this one has a flat back and also flat sides.
With regards to the ergonomics of the smartphone, well, it isn’t the most ergonomic one, but it was light enough for my simple usage and even for gaming. However, I would love it if it does come with a curved back design which will make the smartphone easier to hold.
The fingerprint scanner that also acts as the power/sleep button along with the volume rocker are located on the side of the smartphone and below, there’s the USB-C port along with the speaker grill and the 3.5mm headphone jack of the smartphone is still here thankfully.
At the back of the smartphone is where we can find the camera module with a rectangular shape and again, it does look generic and very similar to other smartphones in the market.
As for the display, the vivo T1x features a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD display and no, there’s no higher refresh rate on this one and it doesn’t have the best display even for its price range but I do appreciate that this one still has a Full HD resolution. At the top of the display is where we can find the notch and it’s not that annoying for me.
The colors are fine but again, it’s not the best one in the price range but for an affordable smartphone, this will do. If you’re a gamer and you would love to have a 90Hz refresh rate on this one, well, don’t worry because if the panel won’t be an AMOLED one then it won’t really matter when it comes to gaming.
As for the battery, the smartphone comes with 5000nAh battery with a support for 18W charging on its USB-C port. In our test, we proved that the combination of the Snapdragon 680 processor and vivo’s partnership with Qualcomm has proved that the smartphone comes with a long battery life. In our PC Mark Work 2.0 Battery test, we got a score of 21 hours and 12 minutes which is long and one of the longest lasting smartphones that we’ve ever reviewed.
Software and performance
For the software, the smartphone comes with Funtouch OS 12 and it’s currently based on Android 12 and of course, it’s pretty similar to the other Funtouch OS-running smartphones as this one comes with a more polished feel and look as everything is pretty easy to the eyes. As for the variant that we’re using. The smartphone comes with 64GB of RAM and then there’s 4GB of internal storage but of course, you can extend the RAM if you want depending on your storage.
The performance is the most exciting part about the smartphone. It comes with a Snapdragon 680 4G processor inside which is one of the newest in the market right now and meant for the low mid-range market and yes, the smartphone does perform everything that I need to. First, let’s talk about the benchmarks. Check out the benchmarks of the smartphone:
With the GeekBench score, we got a decent score on this one on both single-core and multi-core for a Snapdragon 680-running smartphone. While in 3D Mark Wild Life, we got a score of 450 and again, that’s a decent one for its price.
In our gaming test, we tried different games on the smartphone and as expected, it was fine and decent on Mobile Legends and we even tried it on Ni No Kuni and on Genshin Impact. We were able to run these heavy games on the smartphone despite being an entry-level to mid-range processor. What we saw is that the processor is heavily optimized as a lot of smartphones are using Snapdragon CPUs but of course, you must set it at the lowest settings to enjoy the games on the smartphone.
For the camera of the vivo T1x, it comes with 50MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera setup and no, there’s no ultrawide lens on this one and as expected, it doesn’t excel like the V series or the X series smartphones of vivo but nonetheless, it does the job in case you just need to take photos and to upload it on social media.
As expected, at decent lighting conditions, the vivo T1x will do just fine as it can have better and sharper photos. However, at indoors, I’ve noticed that the colors are a little bit lacking on the smartphone and sometimes, it’s overexposed. The selfies that we took on the smartphone are noticeably lacking in colors as well and a bit overexposed
The vivo T1x might not be the most attractive smartphone when it comes to specifications but the smartphone’s pricing for its hardware is definitely a looker as this one comes with a Snapdragon 680 processor and its SRP is only at Php8,999. The other aspects of the smartphone might not be the best but the processor is something that you can look forward to.
The vivo T1x can compete against smartphones like the Redmi Note 11 that have the same processor. You can now purchase the vivo T1x for Php8,999.