Vivo X60 Pro 5G review: triple-lens camera phone with Zeiss knowhow

The X60 Pro is Vivo's first gimbal camera phone which has be engineered with the help of Zeiss

Vivo X60 Pro 5G review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Vivo X60 Pro isn’t a stellar camera upgrade when compared to last year’s Vivo X51, but it is a great smartphone. While it costs the same as its predecessor £749 (approximately $1,040), it strips back the telephoto range from five times on the X51 to two times equivalent zoom on the X60 Pro – not a huge loss as Vivo’s periscope camera was never the best. Perhaps more interesting is the fact the X60 is Vivo’s first camera phone to feature a gimbal-stabilized main camera that’s co-engineered with Zeiss. Additionally, the X60 Pro is much more powerful than the X51. In turn, while it isn’t the most versatile camera phone we’ve used, between a very good main camera and excellent internals, Vivo’s second UK flagship phone is still a win in our books.


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    Excellent main camera

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    Elegant design and great screen

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    Huge storage capacity


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    Mediocre telephoto camera

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    No wireless charging

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    Mono speaker

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The Vivo X60 Pro’s camera has been co-engineered with Zeiss – the latest in a series of partnerships between smartphone and camera makers, co-branding products to add credibility (and a point of differentiation) to their mobile cameras. 

With the OnePlus 9 series recently launching with Hasselblad tuning, and Huawei successfully co-branding its camera phones with Leica for years, there’s a great case for the partnership – the OnePlus 9 Pro is widely regarded as one of the best value flagship cameras around. Additionally, Huawei is a camera phone champion – that’s become undisputed since shortly after the partnership with Leica came into effect in 2016. But it hasn’t always been such a clear-cut success with Zeiss. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.