Vivo X90 Review: First Flagship With New Dimensity 9200 Chipset

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Last year, the Vivo X80 series brought an upgraded version of the V1 image chip V1+, which not only evolved again on the image level, but also made a breakthrough in applying it to the performance and display level, and played various large-scale mobile games through frame insertion technology.

This year, the Vivo X90 series and the new-generation self-developed chip V2 are coming again. In order to cooperate with the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip, the memory unit, AI computing unit, and image processing unit integrated in the chip have been greatly upgraded to achieve data and computing power. Optimize coordination and high-speed collaboration.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The first Dimensity 9200 chip

The Vivo X90 has become the world’s first model of the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip. This chip uses TSMC’s N4P process. The CPU adopts the latest Cortex-X3 architecture and introduces the second-generation Armv9 instruction. The GPU has abandoned the Mali series GPU that has been used. , the world’s first ARM architecture Immortalis G715 GPU, and the first introduction of hardware ray tracing in mobile phones.

In addition, Dimensity 9200 is also the first eight-channel UFS 4.0 flash memory processor that supports LPDDR5X 8533Mbps high-frequency full-blood memory and multi-cycle queue technology. It has stronger capabilities in APP loading, background switching, software installation, and file transfer. Transmission rate.

Introduce a self-developed V2 chip

Vivo X90 debuts a new generation of self-developed V2 chipset, through solidified image algorithm, enhanced super noise reduction, intelligent super-resolution, and other functions, greatly improves the brightness and clarity of night photos, strengthens motion anti-shake, brings extreme night images and night scene motion video functions.

This generation of V2 chip is the same as V1+, adding an HDR function to improve the video recording effect of the mobile phone in daytime high light ratio and normal night scene environment.

The V2 chip is not only an image chip but also an independent display chip. It has a built-in image processing unit developed by Vivo, which can perform professional-level motion estimation and motion compensation on the screen and can insert the frame of the game screen to 90-120 frames. The V2 chip can make the game fluency more stable.

The first BOE Q9 screen substrate

The Vivo X90 debuted the BOE Q9 luminescent material. The local peak brightness can reach up to 1300nit. With the new blue diamond arrangement, the overall visual effect is significantly improved. While reducing screen power consumption and improving display life, the display effect of the screen is more delicate.

The following are the detailed parameters of the Vivo X90

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In addition, the screen of the Vivo X90 also brings the well-received 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which is more eye-friendly when using the mobile phone in a dark environment.

Appearance 

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The front of the Vivo X90 uses a 6.78-inch OLED hyperboloid screen, using BOE Q9 luminescent material, the local peak brightness can reach 1300nit, the static contrast ratio can reach 8000000:1, it supports up to 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and has passed the SGS low blue light certification.

The version we got from Kuaitech is the black color scheme. The back of the fuselage is made of fluorite AG technology, supplemented by a matte texture. It is quiet and restrained, exuding a refined business atmosphere when exposed to light.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Under the camera module, there is a ceramic-textured waistline using ribbon photolithography. After masking exposure, nano-scale vacuum optical color plating, and four-axis linkage fine carving, a total of 16 complex core processes are finally polished to a gorgeous ceramic texture.

Look carefully, the Xtreme Imagination characters are carved above the waistline, which represents the extreme imagination of the X series and the attitude of constantly breaking the boundaries of imagination.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The central position of the vivo X90 uses a hollow-out front camera with 16 megapixels, and a micro-slit earpiece is integrated on the top, which is integrated with the top frame.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The back of the fuselage is equipped with a three-camera module and a laser-focusing sensor. The T* logo is attached to the center of the lens, which represents the Zeiss T* coating with strong anti-glare ability. The upper right corner is a dual LED fill light and a color temperature sensor. , supplemented by the Zeiss logo below.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The side of the Vivo X90 uses a metal frame, the volume button and the power button are located on the right side of the fuselage, and two antenna strips are integrated in the middle and upper parts.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The “professional photography” on the top of the Vivo X90 means that the self-developed V2 imaging chip brings a professional imaging foundation, and the infrared sensor and noise reduction microphone are integrated on the right.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The bottom of the fuselage is the speaker, Type-C and earphone shared interface, microphone, and SIM card slot.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The Vivo X90 supports 120W dual-core flash charging, comes standard with a C2C mini charger, and is backward compatible with 80W, 66W, and other fast charging specifications.

Performance Analysis of Dimensity 9200

The Vivo X90 series is the world’s first MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip, based on TSMC’s second-generation 4nm process technology, namely N4P, which is 6% higher in performance than N4. Compared with N5, N4P’s power consumption efficiency is increased by 22%, and the transistor density is increased. Therefore, Dimensity 9200 can integrate up to 17 billion transistors, which is even 10% higher than the 16 billion transistors in the A16 chip on the latest iPhone 14 Pro Max.

In terms of architecture, Dimensity 9200 adopts the same “1+3+4” CPU architecture as Dimensity 9000 and is the first to introduce the Cortex-X3 super-large core. The peak performance has been improved by 22%, and the IPC (same frequency efficiency) has been improved. 11% and the highest frequency is set at the same 3.05GHz as Dimensity 9000+.

The core has been upgraded from the previous generation Cortex-A710 to Cortex-A715. The main frequency is the same as Dimensity 9000, which remains at 2.85GHz. However, the support for 32-bit applications is completely cut off, so the decoder can also be enlarged. The result is a significant reduction in power consumption. The official claims that the power consumption is reduced by 20% under the same performance, but the performance improvement is relatively weak, only 5%.

However, the support for 32-bit is cut off, how to use 32-bit applications in mobile phones?

The small core of Dimensity 9200 uses 1.8GHz Cortex-A510, which is consistent with Dimensity 9000 and introduces 32-bit support in the small core, so it can use the small core to run 32-bit applications. According to the official announcement, the CPU single-core performance of Dimensity 9200 can be improved by up to 12% compared with Dimensity 9000, and the multi-core performance can be improved by up to 10%.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The GPU of this generation Dimensity 9200 can be said to have been greatly improved. It has been upgraded from the previous generation G710 to the latest G715 public version architecture, but it does not belong to the Mali series, but adopts a new name: Immortals G715 MC11, because it supports hardware. Advanced ray tracing, one more core than Dimensity 9000, which also means that we can also play ray tracing games in mobile games.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

ISP has always been the weakness of MediaTek. This time Dimensity 9200 has made a major improvement in ISP. It is equipped with Imagiq 890 image processor, which is the first to support an RGBW sensor. Combined with the sixth-generation APU processor, it supports floating-point + integer mixed operations. , Intelligent neural network architecture, performance improvement of up to 35%, and video super-resolution energy efficiency has also increased by up to 45%.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In terms of storage, Dimensity 9200 supports up to 4×16bit LPDDR5X 8533Mbps (4266MHz) specification memory, which can bring up to a 13% increase in bandwidth.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The flash memory supports the latest UFS 4.0. Through the multi-circular queue technology (MCQ), the data exchange of up to eight channels makes the software switching and the wake-up the day after tomorrow faster and smoother. Faster SoC chips.

Benchmark Test

AnTuTu

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The first is the AnTuTu comprehensive test. The total score broke through the 1.2 million mark. Among them, the CPU scored 277,574 points, which is about 9.4% higher than the previous generation Dimensity 9000. The GPU score is 493,632 points, which is about 25.8% higher than the previous generation. , which is 12.7% higher than Snapdragon 8.

GeekBench 5

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

CPU single test, GeekBench5 single-core score 1429, multi-core score 4481, compared with the previous generation Dimensity 9000, respectively increased by about 15% and 6.3%, it seems that the CPU part of the Dimensity 9200 is not particularly improved this time.

GFXBench

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The GPU part is a big improvement. We used the six 1080P high-level tests of GFXBench. The top three tests of Aztec Ruins OpenGL, Aztec Ruins Vulkan, and Racing Chase ran 124FPS, 140FPS, and 90FPS respectively. , Compared with the Vivo X80, it increased by 27.8%, 41.4%, and 18.4% respectively.

After the first three rounds of tests, the temperature of the mobile phone gradually increased, and the test results of the last three items can actually reflect the performance of the mobile phone in high-rendering 3D games. Manhattan 3.1, Manhattan, and T-Rex ran 168FPS, 236FPS, and 393FPS respectively. , Compared with the vivo X80, it is about 17.5%, 21.6% and 39.4% higher.

Adrobench

In terms of storage, the 12+512GB model is equipped with eight-channel UFS 4.0 flash memory, coupled with MCQ multi-cycle queue. After Adrobench testing, the sequential reading speed has exceeded 4000MB/s, reaching an astonishing 4167.88MB/s. Compared with UFS 3.1, it has increased by 118.6%, which is more than double the increase.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The random write rate reaches 2687.21MB/s, an increase of 51% compared with UFS 3.1, and the improvement is still huge. However, in terms of sequential reading and writing, the improvement compared with the previous generation is not too big. They ran 347.92MB/s and 462.53MB/s respectively, which are 15% and 19% higher than UFS 3.1.

On the whole, UFS 4.0’s random read and write speed has been significantly improved, and it can be said that the corresponding speed of game loading and APP has ushered in a qualitative change.

Game Test

With the blessing of the Dimensity 9200 chip, combined with the self-developed chip V2, the frame rate of the game can be inserted to 90-120 frames, allowing users to experience better fluency when experiencing large-scale games.

In this regard, we selected three representative mainstream mobile game masterpieces with low, medium, and high loads, namely “Honor of the King”, “PUBG Elite” and “Orignal God”. The indoor office environment is 21 degrees Celsius Next, test with frame rate priority.

Honor of Kings

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The first is the low-load mobile game Honor of Kings. With a very high frame rate and ultra-high resolution, the Dimensity 9200 ran a nearly perfect straight line and the average frame rate easily reached 119.6PS in a nearly 20-minute confrontation game, the whole game is smooth and silky.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the fuselage is only 35.8 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature on the back of the fuselage is as low as 34.9 degrees Celsius.

PUBG Elite

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The second is the Peace Elite mobile game with a medium load. With the HDR high-definition image quality + extreme frame rate turned on, the mobile game runs at a maximum of 60FPS. After nearly 25 minutes of game testing, the average frame rate is maintained at 59.6FPS, which is close to full frame operation.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the fuselage is only 36.5 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature on the back of the fuselage is only 35.3 degrees Celsius.

Original God

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Finally, there is the high-load Original God mobile game, with the highest image quality + 60 frame mode turned on. After nearly 15 minutes of testing, the average frame rate of the game was stable at 59.6FPS, and the game did not drop frames throughout the game. Compared with the Dimensity 9000 of the Vivo X80, it dropped to 45 frames after running for 5 minutes. Such a result can be said to be a qualitative improvement.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

A straight line is displayed in front of us, not only thanks to the powerful GPU performance of Dimensity 9200, but also because the V2 chip developed by Vivo has also played a certain role. The frame insertion function can really be said to be a qualitative improvement.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the fuselage is 39.5 degrees Celsius, and the temperature on the back is even lower, reaching 39.7 degrees Celsius. Even if the Snapdragon 8+ is in full frame, the temperature is not so low, which is enough to see the power consumption performance of the Dimensity 9200. It’s really admirable.

Camera Test

The Vivo X90 has three rear cameras. The main camera adopts the Sony IMX866 sensor first released in the previous generation Vivo X80, with a 50MP, 1/1.56-inch photosensitive unit, 1.0μm single pixel, and supports OIS optical image stabilization.

The ultra-wide-angle lens is equipped with a 12MP Sony IMX663, which supports 108-degree wide-angle shooting. The portrait lens adopts the 12MP Sony IMX663 of the same ultra-wide-angle model and supports 2x optical zoom.

Main camera

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In the daytime scene, the proofs presented by the main camera of the Vivo X90 are tuned and optimized by the V2 ISP chip.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In terms of night scenes, long-exposure can get more transparent proofs. With the support of Zeiss coating, the lights in the picture will not bring a strong sense of glare. The V2 chip can offset most of the noise, even the sky at night. It was shot very cleanly.

Ultra Wide Angle

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The 108-degree ultra-wide angle can record ultra-wide-range images. The white balance adjustment is almost the same as that of the main camera. The sides of the image are correct, and there is no picture depression caused by wide-angle distortion.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The super wide-angle can also shoot textured pictures at night, and the proofs presented by using long exposures do not have too much noise, and even the details inside the house with lights on can be clearly displayed.

Telephoto

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

Using the 2x portrait telephoto lens, you can shoot full-textured proofs. Although the 1/2.9-inch photosensitive unit is not as good as the main camera, the imaging quality is quite high thanks to the V2 chip’s image tuning.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

The telephoto lens also supports the shooting of night scenes. OIS optical image stabilization ensures the stability of shooting, especially the problem of glare caused by roadside lights, which has been perfectly solved on the Vivo X90.

Charging and Endurance test

The Vivo X90 is equipped with a 4810mAh dual-cell battery, supports 120W dual-cell flash charging, and uses a third-generation high-viscosity diaphragm battery. After 1460 charge-discharge cycles, the battery capacity is still higher than 80%, and it can be used for four years without worry.

Charging test

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

After testing, it starts recording from 5%, charges 37% in 5 minutes, charges 67% in 10 minutes, and charges to 98% in 20 minutes. It only takes 22 minutes to fully charge.

Endurance test

For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology.

In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate realistic usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

We changed the screen brightness to 50% manually, the screen refresh rate was Smart Refresh, and the power mode was “Balanced”, starting the test from 100% power.

After 1 hour of uninterrupted testing, the power of the Vivo X90 dropped to 87%, consuming 13% of the power. After conversion, the full battery life is about 7.7 hours. According to the usage of ordinary users, it can provide a whole day of intermittent use.

Conclusion

As a medium-sized mobile phone, the Vivo X90 is equipped with a new generation of V2 imaging chip as standard, which continues the main camera of Sony IMX866 and introduces VCS bionic spectrum technology, which reveals Vivo’s determination and achievements in the research and development of mobile phone imaging systems. Exploration and contribution to the generation of mobile phone images.

The launch of the Dimensity 9200 flagship chip and UFS 4.0 high-speed flash memory indicates that the vivo X90 series does not have any shortcomings in performance. Even the mid-range model, its performance can surpass most flagship phones.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

After our experience with the Vivo X90 for a period of time, we make the following conclusions:

The first Dimensity 9200 Yuanshen mobile game is stable but not hot

The brand-new MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip brings UFS 4.0 high-speed flash memory, which has obvious advantages in daily APP and game loading speed. The integrated Immotalis G715 GPU has made rapid progress in graphics processing capabilities and has benefited from TSMC’s advanced N4P process, There is also a significant improvement in fever.

After actual measurement, the frame rate curve of the original god mobile game can be stabilized at 59.6FPS, but the heat generated by the front of the fuselage is less than 40 degrees, which is really unimaginable on the Qualcomm platform.

The new V2 chip has excellent night scene tuning

The Vivo X90 uses a new self-developed V2 imaging chip. When shooting at night, no matter the main camera, ultra-wide-angle, or telephoto lens, the original dark picture will appear bright and clear after long exposure, and will not be mixed with overexposure. Noise and whitening of photos, which also benefit from the powerful image processing unit and experienced algorithm tuning.

With the blessing of Zeiss coating, the anti-glare ability of the three cameras has been greatly improved. Facing the direct light of street lamps, the proofs presented are still full of details. There are no optical defects such as halos and ghosts around the lamp tubes, and the control of glare is quite good. in place.

Dual-core 120W flash charging is fast and cool

The Vivo X90 is also the first time to introduce 120W dual-cell flash charging in this price range. For a 4810mAh battery, it only takes 22 minutes to slow down the market, surpassing most mobile phones at the same price, and the third-generation high-viscosity diaphragm battery, Extends the charging life of the Vivo X90 and avoids the battery aging caused by plugging and unplugging the charger for a long time, which will cause the phone’s power to be unendurable.

Unparalleled dual-core flagship! Vivo X90 review: the most volume standard mobile phone in history

In general, the progress of the Vivo X90 is very obvious. The brand-new fluorite AG technology and the waistline of ceramic texture highlight the delicacy and elegance of the mobile phone. The first launch of the Dimensity 9200 chip and UFS 4.0 flash memory is the standard of a flagship phone. To create standard mobile phone, the Vivo X90 is the only one in the same price segment in terms of performance and imaging capabilities, and the standard is the flagship.

Finally, a standard mobile phone like the Vivo X90 has found an optimal balance point for us. With a starting price of 3699 yuan, it can have flagship performance, Zeiss imaging, and exclusive optimization of the V2 chip. The real fragrance machine in this price range is worth considering, regardless of whether it is male or female.

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