Over the years Vivo has become a veteran in the android smartphone world. The company had its humble beginning and slowly moved into mid-range and proper flagships over the years. But that didn’t stop the company from still making affordable and great entry-level smartphones. Vivo T2x released on 31st May in China reiterates Vivo’s commitment to affordable gaming devices. The T2x carries that motto forward with its impressive design, build quality, and performance. Here is everything in detail so that you can decide whether it is worth the price or not.
Key Features of Vivo T2x
Design and Build Quality
The Vivo T2X is a slightly toned-down budget variant of the Vivo T2. While Vivo has continuously delayed the launch of the T2 to late August now, the T2x has finally made its way to the masses. The device is almost identical to the T2 which in turn is heavily inspired by the first iteration of the T series, the T1.
The similar design spec is also coupled with the premium build quality. Vivo users should feel right at home with the hand feel and durability of the device. However, Vivo T2X weighs around 202g which might feel heavy to some users.
The device has all the usual port choices found in a budget device. There are dual sim slots but unfortunately, Vivo has decided to skip the inclusion of a micro SDXC slot for extended memory. Like all other budget devices, the headphone jack remains ever-present in the T2x as it's tipped to be present in the higher T2 variant as well.
The fingerprint sensor has been side-mounted this time around to the power button. The surface is made flush with the plastic frame. It will take some getting used to accurately figure out the position of the power button.
The plastic build of the device might not be to everyone’s taste but considering the budget and the tried and tested design element, the T2x definitely packs a punch above its class.
The display is a 6.58 inches IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. LCD is still a top choice when it comes to budget devices. The LCD panel will not compete with the likes of AMOLED but with its features and resolution, the display doesn’t disappoint. There is a 144 Hz refresh rate in the panel. That’s a notch up from the usual 120 Hz seen on high-end panels.
Needless to say, the user experience here will be buttery smooth. The OS seems to blaze through everything giving it a far superior performance outlook than the device is actually capable of.
The panel has great color vibrance and excellent viewing angles. It holds a peak brightness of 650 nits. It is a bit below average compared to the other panels and outdoor visibility might be compromised with some glares. But overall, it is still an impressive panel that delivers through and through.
The main camera system of the T2x is a dual-lens setup. Vivo reserved the high-end triple camera system for the T2 whereas the T2x got a toned-down version of the same. The main lens here is a 50 MP f/1.8 26 mm wide-angle shooter. The Sony IMX sensor has been a consistent choice for many brands in this price segment.
The other is a 2 MP macro shooter. So how does the main sensor fair since there’s virtually nothing new in the camera tech? Well, that is where Vivo’s post-processing magic happens.
The images from the main sensor look sharp with a crisp dynamic range in different lighting conditions. The phone also does significantly well in low light conditions especially indoors. The auto-adjusted shutter speed easily captures great details in indoor lighting conditions.
The videography of the T2x is tipped at 4K at 30 fps and 1080P at either 60 or 30 fps. The gyro – EIS does a good job at stabilization, but it's nothing out of the ordinary.
The front-facing camera is a 16 MP one. It’s a decent wide-angle shooter that gets the job done. Overall, it's understandable why Vivo is a self-titled camera phone company because the performance of the camera system is well above the price it comes at.
Processor and Performance
What came as a surprise with the T2x is its processor. The T2 is slated to come with an upper mid-range Snapdragon 870 5G chip. The T2x matches that with the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chip built on the 6 Nm architecture. The octa-core processor has 1 3.2 GHz Kryo 585 and 3 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 1.80 GHz Kryo 585 setups with an Adreno 650 GPU.
The processor performs remarkably well thanks to the 6 Nm efficient build. It is also much lighter on battery. The processor coupled with the ultra-fast display offers a near-flagship performance experience. There are no lags or stutters anywhere in the UI. 3D games also run in max settings with only a few minor frame drops here and there.
This phone runs on the Android 12 OriginOS 2.0 operating system. Vivo’s OriginOS has come a long way from its initial days and is considerably less heavy with its bloatware. Overall, users will be satisfied with the performance and price match here.
Vivo T2X is blessed with UFS 3.1 data transfer technology. It has two variants 8/128GB and 8/256GB. But it lacks any memory card slot.
Battery and Charge Time
The Vivo T2x comes with a 6000 mAh battery and a 44W fast charging. The battery life comes at around 6 to 7 hours of continuous usage. It would have been much more but the 144 Hz LCD panel churns out most of the juice.
Price of Vivo T2x
The Vivo T2x comes in two variants – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The lower storage model will cost 1699 RMB or 23,557 BDT and the higher one is slated at 1899 RMB or 26,330 BDT (1 CNY = 13.87 BDT). However, the price might differ when the device is officially launched in Bangladesh due to various factors like tax and import schedule.
The T series from Vivo has been the perfect mix and peek into the high-end Vivo models. Starting with the T1, the company focused on affordable mid-range devices that provide a good value for the money. This latest Vivo phone T2X brings some impressive features which may excite the Vivo fans.
By virtue of its MediaTek Dimensity 1300 6nm powerful processor, T2X will provide a satisfactory gaming experience. 44W wireless fast charging makes this phone valuable for gamers as well as professionals.
But like any other phone Vivo T2X has some limitations. This phone has a plastic body which may get easily heated after continuous usage or gaming. Weighing 202g, this device might appear heavy for daily usage. The lack of an AMOLED panel is a pity as this feature is currently offered by many low-priced competitors. Many users can miss the memory expansion slot. This phone has no water and dust resistance feature which is another drawback.
The provision of wireless charging could make T2X a better deal. On the whole, it is an incredibly capable phone which is sure to be a value proposition for many. If you are looking for a gaming phone, don’t miss Vivo T2X.