Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: The Nubia Z50 and vivo X90 phones are powered by two of the most powerful chipsets you can find in an Android phone this year. But, while the Nubia Z50 edges the vivo X90 in performance, the vivo X90 leads the Nubia Z50 in camera. So, which is actually the better smartphone of these two phones?
The vivo X90 seems to be the better phone with its extra camera sensor but the Nubia Z50 is cheaper and offers better value for the money. In this Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90 specs comparison article, we’ll be comparing the specs of both smartphones and in the end, show you the PROS and CONS. By the end of this article, you’ll know which phone is better for you to buy and why.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90
|Specs||Nubia Z50||vivo X90|
|Display||6.67-inches, 144Hz||6.78-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||AMOLED, HDR10+||AMOLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||up to 12GB||up to 12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||64MP + 50MP||50MP + 12MP + 12MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Dimensity 9200|
|Software||Android 13||Android 13|
|Battery||5,000mAh (80W)||4,810mAh (120W)|
|Water & DustProof||YES (Unspecified)||YES (IP64)|
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Display, Design, and Durability
The vivo X90 has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and 120Hz refresh rate while the Nubia Z50 has a smaller 6.67-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and 144Hz refresh rate. The front screen of both phones is curved and both have the same punch hole on the top of the screen.
On the rear, both smartphones also look different. The vivo X90 has a circular rear camera module while the Nubia Z50 has a rectangular rear camera module. The pictures above best describe the difference in design between the Nubia Z50 and vivo X90.
As for durability, both phones are made of the same materials but only the vivo X90 is certified to be IP64 dust/water resistant. The display of both phones is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The vivo X90 weighs about 196 grams or 200 grams (6.91 oz) which is just about the same weight as the Nubia Z50 which weighs about 197 grams or 199 grams (6.95 oz).
The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the frame on both phones. There are no microSD card slots and 3.5mm headphone jack ports on both phones. But both phones have stereo speakers, a microphone, and a USB Type-C port.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Camera
|Camera||Nubia Z50||vivo X90|
The vivo X90 has more camera sensors and features than the Nubia Z50. The vivo X90 has a 50-megapixel OIS main camera while the Nubia Z50 has a 64MP OIS main camera. The main camera of the vivo X90 takes sharper and brighter photos than the main camera of the Nubia Z50.
vivo X90 has a 12MP telephoto lens that has a 2x optical zoom feature but the Nubia Z50 has no telephoto lens. The Nubia Z50 has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera while the vivo X90 has a 12-megapixel ultra-camera. On the front, the Nubia Z50 has a 16-megapixel front camera while the vivo X90 has a 32-megapixel front camera. The main cameras of both phones can record videos in 8K and 4K resolution.
However, while the front camera of the vivo X90 can record videos in 4K resolution, the front camera of the Nubia Z50 can only record videos in 1080p resolution. The cameras of the vivo X90 also ahs features such as Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, and Pixel Shift, which are not available in the Nubia Z50.
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Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Chipset, Performance & Storage
The performance of the Nubia Z50 is different from that of the vivo X90 and this is because both phones feature different chipsets. The vivo X90 features the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 5G chipset while the Nubia Z50 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Although both chipsets are built on TSMC’s 4nm process technology, the CPU cores, GPU, AI engine, 5G MODEM, ISP, and other features on these chipsets are different. The chipset in the Nubia Z50 is slightly better than the chipset in the vivo X90. You can read this Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Dimensity 9200 to understand why the Nubia Z50 has better performance than the vivo X90.
The storage options available on both smartphones are different. The storage options available in the vivo X90 are 8GB RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage while the storage options available in the Nubia Z50 are 8GB RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, 16GB RAM + 256GB, and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. None of these phones have space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Software
The vivo X90 boots OriginOS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box while the Nubia Z50 boots MyOS 13 based on Android 13 out of the box. Both smartphones will get up to three years of software updates. The UI, icons, settings, navigation, etc on both smartphones are different.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Battery & Charging Features
The Nubia Z50 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery while the vivo X90 is powered by a 4,810mAh battery. Both smartphones support 120W wired fast charging but none of these phones support wireless charging. The vivo X90 is available in red, black, and blue colors while the Nubia Z50 is available in white, black, and green colors.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Price
The starting price of the vivo X90 (8 + 128GB) is about $599 which is about $70 more expensive than the $529 starting price of the Nubia Z50 (8GB + 128GB). So, between the vivo X90 and Nubia Z50 which is better? See the conclusion of this Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90 comparison below for the answer.
|Buy on Giztop||$529.00|
|Buy on Giztop||$599.00|
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: Conclusion
The Nubia Z50 is better than the vivo X90 in many ways. The vivo X90 is the better camera smartphone of these two and is water and dustproof but the Nubia Z50 has better performance, a bigger battery, a smoother display, and is cheaper. The Nubia Z50 just offers better value for the money than the vivo X90 but if you love taking photos, then you should spend the extra $70 and buy the vivo X90.
Nubia Z50 vs vivo X90: PROS and CONS
- Nubia Z50 has a better performance than the vivo X90
- vivo X90 has a 12MP telephoto lens but the Nubia Z50 does not
- Both phones are equipped with 120W wired fast charging
- The Nubia Z50 has a bigger battery than the vivo X90
- Nubia Z50 has a 144Hz refresh rate screen which is better than the 120Hz refresh rate of the vivo X90
- The vivo X90 is certified to be water and dustproof but the Nubia Z50 is not
- The Nubia Z50 is cheaper than the vivo X90
- Both smartphones have a good audio quality
- Both smartphones have 5G network connectivity
- Both phones do not have a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack port