Vivo X70 Pro Plus review

We try out the Vivo X70 Pro+ and its eye-popping camera array

Vivo X70 Pro+
(Image: © Jon Stapley/Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The X70 Pro Plus+ pushes smartphone imaging forward. Its dizzying array of large-aperture Zeiss optics give you more options than ever when it comes to telephoto shooting, portraiture, night shots and more, while the built-in gimbal opens up new possibilities for video. It’s a hefty boy, but in terms of sheer versatility, it’s tough to beat.


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    Super-high quality images

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    Intuitive, flexible zoom capabilities

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    Gimbal stabilisation

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    Loads of shooting modes


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    Quite big and bulky

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    Some modes don’t do much

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Vivo’s smartphones have always put photography first. While the camera capabilities are a hugely important part of any smartphone’s proposition these days, the Chinese manufacturer has really put this into practice with its latest flagship, the X70 Pro+. Its rear camera array is a beefy four-module array, boasting Zeiss-made optics that give the user impressive optical zoom and bokeh capabilities. What’s more, the phone also sports gimbal-stabilised video with resolution up to 8K. 

A lot of promise, but how does it deliver in practice? Let’s take a look. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.