vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro: The vivo X80 Pro was and is still one of the best phones you can buy. It has an incredible display, great performance, an awesome camera system, a big battery, etc. But, Vivo has launched the vivo X90 Pro Plus as its successor. So, what are the upgrades that the X90 Pro+ is bringing? Should you buy the X90 Pro+ or the X80 Pro? If you own the X80 Pro, should you upgrade to the vivo X90 Pro+?
All the questions above will be answered in this vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro specs comparison. In this post, I’ll highlight the similarities and differences and then point out areas of upgrade. By the end of this post, you will be able to know if you should upgrade or stick to using your vivo X80 Pro.
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vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro
|Specs||vivo X90 Pro Plus||vivo X80 Pro|
|Display||6.78-inches, 120Hz||6.78-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||LTPO4, HDR10+, AMOLED||LTPO4, HDR10+, AMOLED|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 512GB|
|Back Camera||50.3MP + 64MP + 50MP + 48MP||50MP + 8MP + 12MP + 48MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Software||Android 13||Android 12|
|Battery||4,700mAh (80W)||4,700mAh (80W)|
vivo X90 Pro+ vs vivo X80 Pro: Display, Design, and Durability
The vivo X90 Pro+ and X80 Pro have similar display features with a few modifications. Both phones have the same 6.78-inch curved LTPO AMOLED display that can auto-refresh at 120Hz. However, the X90 Pro+ now has a higher 1800 nits peak brightness and Dolby Vision (X80 Pro has 1500 nits peak brightness). So, the X90 Pro+ now has extra display features that give it better color accuracy.
The front screen of both phones is curved and it has a punch hole which makes both phones look similar on the front. But on the rear, the design of both phones is different and the camera module is not the same. The picture above shows the difference in the rear design of both smartphones.
Both phones are made of Glass front (Schott Xensation Up), glass back or ceramic back or eco-leather back, and aluminum frame. Both phones are certified to be IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The location of the power button, volume buttons, speakers, and USB type-C Port are the same.
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vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro: Camera
|Camera||vivo X90 Pro+||vivo X80 Pro|
The vivo upgraded the camera system of the vivo X90 Pro+. The 50MP sensor of the vivo X80 Pro is now upgraded to a 50.3MP 1-inch type sensor on the vivo X90 Pro+, the 8MP periscope lens of the X80 Pro is now upgraded to a 64MP periscope lens, and the 12MP telephoto lens of the X80 Pro is now upgraded to a 50MP telephoto lens on the vivo X90 Pro+.
The ultra-wide lens and front cameras of both phones still remain 48MP and 32MP respectively and the camera features are still pretty much the same. The main cameras still have Laser AutoFocus and OIS stabilization features, while the telephoto lenses can still do optical and digital zoom.
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Just like the vivo X80 Pro, the cameras of the X90 Pro+ also use Zeiss color science. The rear cameras of both phones can record steady videos in 8K resolution while the front camera can record steady videos in 4K resolution. Other camera features are Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Pixel Shift, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, night mode, etc.
The vivo X90 Pro+ now supports 14-bit RAW video and its new ISP makes it process photos faster with better sharpness. The cameras of the X80 Pro were already great but the cameras of the X90 Pro+ are even greater.
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vivo X90 Pro+ vs vivo X80 Pro: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The performance of both phones is different because both phones have different chipsets. The vivo X90 Pro+ features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G chipset while the vivo X80 Pro features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G chipset.
|Specs||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
(vivo X90 Pro+)
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
(vivo X80 Pro)
|Performance||1x Cortex-X3||1x Cortex-X2|
|Prime Cores||2x Cortex-A715|
|Efficiency Cores||3x Cortex-A510||4x Cortex-A510|
|GPU||Adreno 740||Adreno 730|
The chipset inside the X90 Pro+ has newer and faster CPU cores than the one inside the X80 Pro. The GPU that is paired with the CPU of the X90 Pro+ is also more powerful than the one of the X80 Pro. So overall, the chipset used in the X90 Pro+ is better than the chipset in the X80 Pro. This is not surprising as the chipset in the X90 Pro+ is the successor of the chipset in the X80 Pro and it has newer CPU cores, a newer ISP, a newer AI engine, and a newer 5G MODEM.
The vivo X80 Pro has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512TB of storage while the vivo X90 Pro+ has 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. None of these phones have space for a microSD card slot. The base model of the vivo X80 Pro has 8GB + 256GB of storage while that of the vivo X90 Pro+ has 12GB + 256GB of storage.
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vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro: Software
The vivo X90 Pro+ boots Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates while the vivo X80 Pro boots Origin OS 2 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates. The UI, icons, and navigation settings of both smartphones are the same because they boot the same skin software i.e. Origin OS.
vivo X90 Pro+ vs vivo X80 Pro: Battery & Other Features
Both smartphones are powered by a 4,700mAh and have support for the same 80W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. It takes about 35 mins to charge the batteries on both phones from 0 to 100% and you’ll get about 9 hours of battery use on the X90 Pro+ and 8 hours on the X80 Pro.
Other features available in both smartphones include Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, 32-bit/192kHz audio, Infrared port, color spectrum, etc.
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vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro: Price
The starting price of the vivo X90 Pro+ (12 + 256GB) is $1199 which is more expensive than the 12GB + 256GB model of the vivo X80 Pro which sells for $1099. But the 12GB + 256GB model of the X80 Pro is currently selling for $899 thanks to a discount on its price. This makes the X90 Pro+ about $300 more expensive than the X80 Pro.
|vivo X90 Pro+||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$1199.00|
|vivo X80 Pro||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$899.00|
vivo X90 Pro Plus vs vivo X80 Pro: Conclusion
The vivo X80 Pro is still an incredible phone to buy because not many premium phones have its power, camera quality, display quality, and durability features. But, the vivo X90 Pro+ is an upgrade of the X80 Pro in many ways.
The vivo X90 Pro+ has a newer chipset, newer camera sensors, a newer LTPO4 display panel, a newer GPU, and a newer 5G MODEM. So, anything the vivo X80 Pro can do, the vivo X90 Pro+ can do three times better. However, considering the current price of the vivo X80 Pro, it’s very good value for money and if you can’t afford the X90 Pro+, then you should buy the X80 Pro.