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Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) Camera test

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We put the Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)  through our rigorous DXOMARK Camera test suite to measure its performance in photo, video, and zoom quality from an end-user perspective. This article breaks down how the device fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases and is intended to highlight the most important results of our testing with an extract of the captured data.

Overview

Key camera specifications: 

  • Primary: 50MP sensor, f/1.57-aperture lens
  • Ultra-wide: 48MP sensor, f/2.2-aperture lens
  • Tele 2x: 12MP sensor, f/1.85-aperture lens
  • Tele 5x: 8MP sensor, f/3.4-aperture lens
  • LED flash
  • Video: 4K/1080p/720p at 60/30fps, 8K at 24fps (4K/30fps tested)

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.


Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)
135
camera
137
photo
108

117

108

119

95

116

102

114

101

115

74

81

70
bokeh
70

80

57
preview
57

91

136
zoom
105

116

103

117

129
video
88

115

108

117

83

117

110

115

111

118

81

86

112

117

Use cases & Conditions

Use case scores indicate the product performance in specific situations. They are not included in the overall score calculations.

BEST 165

Outdoor

Photos & videos shot in bright light conditions (≥1000 lux)

BEST 151

Indoor

Photos & videos shot in good lighting conditions (≥100lux)

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos & videos shot in low lighting conditions (<100 lux)

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photo & videos

Pros

  • Pleasant white balance for photo and video
  • Nice skin tones in most conditions
  • Fairly good texture/noise trade-off in low light
  • Accurate autofocus
  • Fairly good fine detail in close up shots
  • High level of detail in medium range tele shots
  • Effective video stabilization
  • Good detail in video

Cons

  • Exposure instabilities in photo and video
  • Occasional low contrast on subjects in high-contrast scenes
  • Motion blur in low light
  • Occasional ghosting and fusion artifacts on moving subjects in difficult conditions
  • Frequent loss of focus when shooting video in low light

Thanks to a good performance across pretty much all test categories, the Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) was able to place itself not too far from the top in our DXOMARK Camera ranking. Still images showed nice color, excellent dynamic range, and decent detail. The dual tele zoom lenses helped with detail at a medium range tele setting, and in the video tests, the camera delivered good detail,  nice color, and effective stabilization.

Vivo X80 Pro (Mediatek) Photo scores vs Ultra-Premium
The photo tests analyze image quality attributes such as exposure, color, texture, and noise in various light conditions. Autofocus performances and the presence of artifacts on all images captured in controlled lab conditions and in real-life images are also evaluated. All these attributes have a significant impact on the final quality of the images captured with the tested device and can help to understand the camera's main strengths and weaknesses.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Camera tests: DXOMARK’s Camera evaluations take place in laboratories and in real-world situations using a wide variety of subjects. The scores rely on objective tests for which the results are calculated directly by measurement software on our laboratory setups, and on perceptual tests in which a sophisticated set of metrics allow a panel of image experts to compare aspects of image quality that require human judgment. Testing a smartphone involves a team of engineers and technicians for about a week. Photo, Zoom, and Video quality are scored separately and then combined into an Overall score for comparison among the cameras in different devices. For more information about the DXOMARK Camera protocol, click here. More details on smartphone camera scores are available here. The following section gathers key elements of DXOMARK’s exhaustive tests and analyses. Full performance evaluations are available upon request. Please contact us  on how to receive a full report.

Vivo X80 Pro (Mediatek) Camera Scores vs Ultra-Premium
This graph compares DXOMARK photo, zoom and video scores between the tested device and references. Average and maximum scores of the price segment are also indicated. Average and maximum scores for each price segment are computed based on the DXOMARK database of devices tested.

Photo

137

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

152

Huawei Mate 50 Pro
About DXOMARK Camera Photo tests

For scoring and analysis, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate more than 2,600 test images both in controlled lab environments and in outdoor, indoor and low-light natural scenes, using the camera’s default settings. The photo protocol is designed to take into account the main use cases and is based on typical shooting scenarios, such as portraits, family, and landscape photography. The evaluation is performed by visually inspecting images against a reference of natural scenes, and by running objective measurements on images of charts captured in the lab under different lighting conditions from 1 to 1,000+ lux and color temperatures from 2,300K to 6,500K.

Exposure

108

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

117

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

In photo mode, the Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) produced nice colors in all conditions. A very wide dynamic range allowed for great night pictures, and the texture/noise trade-off was good even in low light, thanks to excellent noise management. However, exposure could be unstable on backlit subjects, and some loss of contrast was visible on subjects in high-contrast scenes.

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – good highlight preservation
Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – strong highlight clipping on the background on consecutive shot

Color

108

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

119

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Exposure and color are the key attributes for technically good pictures. For exposure, the main attribute evaluated is the brightness of the main subject through various use cases such as landscape, portrait, or still life. Other factors evaluated are the contrast and the dynamic range, eg. the ability to render visible details in both bright and dark areas of the image. Repeatability is also important because it demonstrates the camera's ability to provide the same rendering when shooting several images of the same scene.
For color, the image quality attributes analyzed are skin-tone rendering, white balance, color shading, and repeatability. For color and skin tone rendering, we penalize unnatural colors but we respect a manufacturer's choice of color signature.

 Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – good exposure and nice colors
Honor Magic4 Ultimate – wide dynamic range, slightly inaccurate skin tones
Xiaomi 12S Ultra – strong clipping

Autofocus

95

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

116

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Autofocus irregularity and speed: 1000Lux Δ2EV Daylight Handheld
This graph illustrates focus accuracy and speed and also zero shutter lag capability by showing the edge acutance versus the shooting time measured on the AFHDR setup on a series of pictures. All pictures were taken at 1000Lux with Daylight illuminant, 500ms after the defocus. On this scenario, the backlit panels in the scene are set up to simulate a fairly high dynamic range: the luminance ratio between the brightest point and a 18% reflective gray patch is 2, which we denote by a Exposure Value difference of 2. The edge acutance is measured on the four edges of the Dead Leaves chart, and the shooting time is measured on the LED Universal Timer.

Texture

102

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

114

Oppo Find X5

Texture tests analyze the level of details and the texture of subjects in the images taken in the lab as well as in real-life scenarios. For natural shots, particular attention is paid to the level of details in the bright and dark areas of the image. Objective measurements are performed on chart images taken in various lighting conditions from 1 to 1000 lux and different kinds of dynamic range conditions. The charts used are the proprietary DXOMARK chart (DMC) and the Dead Leaves chart.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score vs lux levels for tripod and handheld conditions
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with the level of lux, for two holding conditions. DMC detail preservation score is derived from an AI-based metric trained to evaluate texture and details rendering on a selection of crops of our DXOMARK chart.

Noise

101

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

115

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

Noise tests analyze various attributes of noise such as intensity, chromaticity, grain, structure on real-life images as well as images of charts taken in the lab. For natural images, particular attention is paid to the noise on faces, and landscapes, but also on dark areas and high dynamic range conditions. Noise on moving objects is also evaluated on natural images. Objective measurements are performed on images of charts taken in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux and different kinds of dynamic range conditions. The chart used is the Dead Leaves chart and the standardized measurement such as Visual Noise derived from ISO 15739.

Visual noise evolution with illuminance levels in handheld condition
This graph shows the evolution of visual noise metric with the level of lux in handheld condition. The visual noise metric is the mean of visual noise measurement on all patches of the Dead Leaves chart in the AFHDR setup. DXOMARK visual noise measurement is derived from ISO15739 standard.
Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) - low light
Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) - fairly high level of detail, very slight noise
Honor Magic4 Ultimate - low light
Honor Magic4 Ultimate - high level of details, very slight noise
Xiaomi 12S Ultra - Low light conditions
Xiaomi 12S Ultra - slight loss of details, slight noise

Artifacts

74

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

81

Google Pixel 6

The artifacts evaluation looks at lens shading, chromatic aberrations, geometrical distortion, edges ringing, halos, ghosting, quantization, unexpected color hue shifts, among others type of possible unnatural effects on photos. The more severe and the more frequent the artifact, the higher the point deduction on the score. The main artifacts observed and corresponding point loss are listed below.

Main photo artifacts penalties

Bokeh

70

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

80

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Bokeh is tested in one dedicated mode, usually portrait or aperture mode, and analyzed by visually inspecting all the images captured in the lab and in natural conditions. The goal is to reproduce portrait photography comparable to one taken with a DLSR and a wide aperture. The main image quality attributes paid attention to are depth estimation, artifacts, blur gradient, and the shape of the bokeh blur spotlights. Portrait image quality attributes (exposure, color, texture) are also taken into account.

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – good depth estimation in general, some artifacts around the palette and red wires

Preview

57

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

91

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Preview tests analyze the image quality of the camera app's preview of the image, with particular attention paid to the difference between the capture and the preview, especially regarding dynamic range and the application of the bokeh effect. Also evaluated is the smoothness of the exposure, color and focus adaptation when zooming from the minimal to the maximal zoom factor available. The preview frame rate is measured using the LED Universal Timer.

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek), preview: stronger highlight clipping than capture
Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek), capture

Zoom

136

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

151

Honor Magic4 Ultimate
About DXOMARK Camera Zoom tests

DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 400 test images in controlled lab environments and in outdoor, indoor, and low-light natural scenes, using the camera’s default settings and pinch zoom at various zoom factors from ultra wide to very long-range zoom. The evaluation is performed by visually inspecting the images against a reference of natural scenes, and by running objective measurements of chart mages captured in the lab under different conditions from 20 to 1000 lux and color temperatures from 2300K to 6500K.

The Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) did very well in the Zoom category, thanks to its dual tele modules with a 2x and 5x tele factor, respectively. Textures were well preserved at medium-range tele zoom. Colors were also accurate in most conditions, and both ultra-wide and tele images showed a wide dynamic range. On the downside, some loss of detail was noticeable on ultra-wide images.

Vivo X80 Pro (Mediatek) Zoom Scores vs Ultra-Premium
This graph illustrates the relative scores for the different zoom ranges evaluated. The abscissa is expressed in 35mm equivalent focal length. Zooming-in scores are displayed on the right and Zooming-out scores on the left.

Wide

103

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

117

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

These tests analyze the performance of the ultra-wide camera at several focal lengths from 12 mm to 20 mm. All image quality attributes are evaluated, with particular attention paid to such artifacts as chromatic aberrations, lens softness, and distortion. Pictures below are an extract of tested scenes.

Vivo X80 Pro - ultra-wide (18mm)
Vivo X80 Pro - loss of detail

 

Honor Magic4 Ultimate - ultra-wide (18mm)
Honor Magic4 Ultimate - high level of detail

 

Xiaomi 12S Ultra - ultra-wide (18mm)
Xiaomi 12S Ultra - loss of fine detail

 

Tele

105

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

116

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

All image quality attributes are evaluated at focal lengths from approximately 40 mm to 300 mm, with particular attention paid to texture and detail. The score is derived from a number of objective measurements in the lab and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
Vivo X80 Pro (Mediatek) - Medium range zoom
Good texture rendering, fine details are rather well preserved
Vivo X80 Pro (Snapdragon) - medium range zoom
Loss of fine details
Honor Magic 4 Ultimate - Medium range zoom
Good texture rendering, fine details are rather well preserved

Video

129

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

149

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
About DXOMARK Camera Video tests

DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate more than 2.5 hours of video in controlled lab environments and in natural low-light, indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. The evaluation consists of visually inspecting natural videos taken in various conditions and running objective measurements on videos of charts recorded in the lab under different conditions from 1 to 1000+ lux and color temperatures from 2,300K to 6,500K.

Video clips captured with the Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) offered pleasant color and nice details in all conditions. In addition, video stabilization was effective, despite some slight stabilization when walking or running.  Some sharpness differences between frames were visible and reduced the level of detail when the user was on the move while recording. In low light, our testers also noticed focus instabilities and breathing, as well as moving texture artifacts and occasional abrupt exposure adaptations.

Vivo X80 Pro (Mediatek) Video scores vs Ultra-Premium
Video tests analyze the same image quality attributes as for still images, such as exposure, color, texture, or noise, in addition to temporal aspects such as speed, and smoothness and stability of exposure, white balance, and autofocus transitions.

Exposure

88

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

115

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Color

108

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

117

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Exposure tests evaluate the brightness of the main subject and the dynamic range, eg. the ability to render visible details in both bright and dark areas of the image. Stability and temporal adaption of the exposure are also analyzed.
Image-quality color analysis looks at color rendering, skin-tone rendering, white balance, color shading, stability of the white balance and its adaption when light is changing.

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – good colors, some steps in exposure transitions and focus oscillations

Honor Magic4 Ultimate – good colors

 

Texture

110

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

115

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Texture tests analyze the level of details and texture of the real-life videos as well as the videos of charts recorded in the lab. Natural videos recordings are visually evaluated, with particular attention paid to the level of details in the bright and areas as well as in the dark. Objective measurements are performed of images of charts taken in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux. The charts used are the DXOMARK chart (DMC) and Dead Leaves chart.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation video score vs lux levels
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation video score with the level of lux in video. DMC detail preservation score is derived from an AI-based metric trained to evaluate texture and details rendering on a selection of crops of our DXOMARK chart.

Noise

111

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

118

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Noise tests analyze various attributes of noise such as intensity, chromaticity, grain, structure, temporal aspects on real-life video recording as well as videos of charts taken in the lab. Natural videos are visually evaluated, with particular attention paid to the noise in the dark areas and high dynamic range conditions. Objective measurements are performed on the videos of charts recorded in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux. The chart used is the DXOMARK visual noise chart.

Spatial visual noise evolution with the illuminance level
This graph shows the evolution of spatial visual noise with the level of lux. Spatial visual noise is measured on the visual noise chart in the video noise setup. DXOMARK visual noise measurement is derived from ISO15739 standard.
Temporal visual noise evolution with the illuminance level
This graph shows the evolution of temporal visual noise with the level of lux. Temporal visual noise is measured on the visual noise chart in the video noise setup.

Stabilization

112

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

117

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Stabilization evaluation tests the ability of the device to stabilize footage thanks to software or hardware technologies such as OIS, EIS, or any others means. The evaluation looks at residual motion, smoothness, jellow artifacts and residual motion blur on walk and run use cases in various lighting conditions. The video below is an extract from one of the tested scenes.

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek) – good stabilization

Honor Magic4 Ultimate – good stabilization

Artifacts

81

Vivo X80 Pro (MediaTek)

86

Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Artifacts are evaluated with MTF and ringing measurements on the SFR chart in the lab as well as frame-rate measurements using the LED Universal Timer. Natural videos are visually evaluated by paying particular attention to artifacts such as aliasing, quantization, blocking, and hue shift, among others. The more severe and the more frequent the artifact, the higher the point deduction from the score. The main artifacts and corresponding point loss are listed below.

Main video artifacts penalties

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