Vivo might not be particularly a well-known brand in Europe, but the company has been putting genuine effort to make its presence known beyond its native country China. Most of the company’s phones are being launched in China specifically, though a number of them have been arriving in Europe. The company’s primary goal is to expand its products across all global markets, with Europe as its main target. The best Vivo phones are designed with lots of quality and killer features that can entice European buyers.
The best Vivo phones in 2022 have been a lineup of flagship phones. Their first foldable smartphone, Note smartphone, and Android tablet were all launched this year alone. Meanwhile, the company’s sub-brand iQOO also features some of these flagship phones, which possess similar abilities to its parent brand’s phones. Asides from flagship phones, Vivo also released some fairly priced mid-range phones with incredible specs.
Let’s quickly delve into the best Vivo phones in 2022, along with their features and price. The Vivo X80 Pro is the best of them all with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
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Vivo X80 Pro
Display: 6.78-inch LTPO3 AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 256GB /512GB | Battery Capacity: 4700mAh | OS: Android 12 | Price: ₦705,000 ($1,166)
The Vivo X80 Pro is the latest flagship phone from the company, gaining popularity across Asia and Europe. Overtaking the X70 Pro+, this phone has become the overall best Vivo phone in 2022, with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, larger battery capacity, and fast charging support. These upgrades alone make the Vivo X80 Pro worthy to be our best Vivo phone, but there’re still more.
The Vivo X80 Pro has a 50MP main camera that features PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS. There’s also an 8MP periscope lens that has 5x optical zooming and 60x zooming capabilities. To prevent this phone from heating up, the Vivo X80 Pro features a VC liquid cooling solution to enable the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to work effectively.
Also, the Vivo X80 Pro is built with durable materials and it’s also IP68 rated against dust and water splashes.
- Check out our Vivo X80 Pro full review
Vivo X70 Pro+
Display: 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 256GB /512GB | Battery Capacity: 4500mAh | OS: Android 11 | Price: ₦598,000 ($989)
Only the older chipset and lesser battery capacity kept the Vivo X70 Pro+ behind the leading X80 Pro. Nevertheless, it’s still an incredible flagship phone that is worth buying if you can’t afford the X80 Pro. Despite not being as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the Snapdragon 888+ chipset in this phone is one of the best you can find in a smartphone.
The specs are still top of the charts with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, a 6.78-inch WQHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and 55W fast charging support. The 50MP quad rear camera remains one of the best for your photography, thanks to the 48MP ultra-wide which stands out with its gimbal stabilization features.
The Vivo X70 Pro+ is good enough to be among the best Vivo phones in 2022 despite being released the last year. It has almost the same specs as the superior model with a reasonable discount. Above all, the X70 Pro+ is also IP68 rated.
- Check out our Vivo X70 Pro+ full review
Vivo X Note
Display: 7.0-inch LTPO AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1440 x 3080 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 256GB /512GB | Battery Capacity: 5000mAh | OS: Android 12 | Price: ₦707,000 ($1,169)
The Vivo X Note is one of the best Vivo phones and the biggest Android smartphone in 2022. Just like the X80 Pro, the Vivo X Note also features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 but comes with a bigger display and battery capacity. This phone comes with a 120Hz 7-inch screen and a 5000mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. There’s also an 8GB of RAM with 256GB of in-built storage and a higher 12GB RAM with 512GB of in-built storage.
The camera setup and features are also the same as those of the X80 Pro, the only difference is the 16MP selfie camera. Except for this lesser selfie camera, there aren’t any compromises in the Vivo X Note. Therefore, if you need a flagship smartphone with a bigger screen, Vivo has offered the X Note with a huge battery capacity and Android 12 OS.
- Here’s our Vivo X Note full review
Vivo X Fold
Display: Foldable 8.03-inch LTPO AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1916 x 2160 pixels | Cover display: 6.53-inch AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1080 x 2520 | Processor: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1| RAM: 12GB | Storage: 256GB /512GB | Battery Capacity: 4600mAh | OS: Android 12 | Price: ₦1,150,000 ($1,900)
With the X Fold, Vivo debuted its first-ever foldable smartphone which is also one of the best phones they have released in 2022. Just like the other two smartphones above, this phone also comes with a powerful chipset and wonderful cameras. So, the Vivo X Fold has delivered an excellent performance and the ability to take stunning photos while offering a foldable body to spice up the whole experience.
Both the inner and outer display all boasts of 120Hz refresh rate with a leather-like back finish which offers a premium feel. From the quad-camera setup, there’s a 50MP main camera that features Laser AF and OIS. The other cameras have an 8MP periscope lens with 5x optical zoom, 48MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The Vivo X Fold also features a 4600mAh battery capacity with 66W fast charging support.
- Here’s our Vivo X Fold full review
Vivo iQOO 9 Pro
Display: 6.78-inch LTPO2 AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 256GB /512GB | Battery Capacity: 4700mAh | OS: Android 12 | Price: ₦592,000 ($980)
Despite being priced below $800, the Vivo iQOO 9 Pro features a gimbal OIS on its main camera, 2k display, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. For the price alone, this phone is already one of the best Vivo phones and one of the best affordable flagship phones that were released in 2022. The Vivo iQOO 9 Pro also has some other features that makes it a very good option if you want to buy an affordable premium phone.
Under the display, there’s a dual pressure-sensitive button that allows you to take four-finger operations with just two. The Vivo iQOO 9 Pro runs the Android 12 OS out of the box and is powered by a 4700mAh battery with 120W fast charging support. Still built like a premium phone, the Vivo iQOO 9 Pro features a glass front, an Aluminum frame, and a glass back that is dust and splash-resistant.
- Check out our Vivo iQOO 9 Pro full review
Vivo X60 Pro+
Display: 6.56-inch Super AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1440 x 2376 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G| RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 128GB /256GB | Battery Capacity: 4200mAh | OS: Android 11 | Price: ₦450,000 ($745)
The Vivo X60+ is a 6.56-inch super AMOLED smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate. This leather-coated smartphone boasts of enticing camera specs which every user especially content creators will appreciate. However, when it comes to performance, it lags behind the others but is still very powerful with the Snapdragon 888 chipset which also powers the X70 Pro+.
Turn to the rear where this phone creates wonders with its quad-camera setup. There’s a 50MP main camera, gimbal-stabilized ultra-wide camera with 48MP sensor, 32MP telephoto, and 8MP periscope lens with 2x and 5x optical zoom respectively. This phone’s camera comes with lots of features which include the Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Pixel Shift, and a lot more.
For all these, you have to say goodbye to wireless charging, dust and water resistance, and stereo speakers. The X60 Pro+ was Vivo’s most powerful smartphone before the arrival of the X70, but still makes the list of our best Vivo phones in 2022.
- Check out our Vivo X60 Pro+ full review
Vivo iQoo Neo 6
Display: 6.62-inch AMOLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels | Processor: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 128GB /256GB | Battery Capacity: 4700mAh | OS: Android 12 | Price: ₦319,000 ($527)
The Vivo iQoo Neo 6 is an amazing phone with a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen and 120Hz refresh rate. The Vivo iQOO Neo 6 is probably not one of the best flagship phones of 2022, but undoubtedly one of the best if not the best premium mid-range phones of the year. At $527, this phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, a 4700mAh battery with 80W fast charging support, and Android 12 OS out of the box.
The downside of this phone lies with the camera which has limited features when compared to other phones. The 64MP main camera is gimbal stabilized and can shoot videos with 4k resolution. However, the 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lens weren’t all that good, and this phone is not dust and waterproof. At this price point, the Vivo iQOO Neo 6 is one of the best Vivo phones in 2022.
- Here’s our Vivo iQoo Neo 6 full review
Vivo V23 Pro
Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED | Refresh rate: 90Hz | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels | Processor: MediaTek Dimesnity 1200 | RAM: 8GB /12GB | Storage: 128GB /256GB | Battery Capacity: 4300mAh | OS: Android 12, Funtouch 12 | Price: ₦300,000 ($515)
The Vivo V23 Pro is a 6.56-inch screen smartphone that can offer you a nice viewing experience with its wonderful display, a 4300mAh battery capacity for long-lasting usage, and solid performance. Without forgetting their reputation of offering one of the best selfie cameras, Vivo has integrated a 50MP dual-selfie camera alongside a 108MP main camera into this phone.
Vivo is likely to become everyone’s favourite smartphone brand and that’s a matter of time. Starting the year with this wonderful smartphone has shown they have lots of impressive devices in-store for their customers this year which they promised. Though they’ve been doing it consistently for the past few years, so this year won’t be any different.
It’s obvious that Vivo had one purpose in making this phone. And that is, to achieve worldwide success, gaining the attention of many buyers with its selfie camera which is one of the best you can find in a mid-range phone, along with other factors like performance and design. Considering the impressive specs and price of this phone which is very affordable, the Vivo V23 Pro is probably the best mid-range phone you can get this year.
- Here’s our Vivo V23 Pro full review
Display: 6.51-inch IPS LCD | Refresh rate: No | Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels | Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB /128GB | Battery Capacity: 5000mAh | OS: Android 11, Funtouch 11.1 | Price: ₦91,000 ($155)
Vivo has gone from being a mediocre company to one of the best midrange brands in the country. No wonder the company has done well in building some of the best mobile phones including Vivo Y33s, Vivo Y01, Vivo Y23 5G, and many others. This is another proof that Vivo tends to mark itself as a strong competitor in the upper budget segment.
The Vivo Y21 inherits the company’s shiny and slim body with a peculiar camera module that looks like a typical Vivo phone. The phone comes in a single variant of 4GB RAM but with dual 64GB and 128GB internal storage. The waterdrop notch located in the top centre is somehow outdated as we’d have preferred something like a cornered hole for the selfie camera.
- Here’s our Vivo Y21 full review