Vivo Xshot review – 2.3GHz snapdragon 801 quad core powered

Vivo Xshot smartphone is running Funtouch OS which is based on outdated Android 4.3. This single SIM handset houses qualcomm snapdragon 801 quad core processor and sports a 5.2 inch screen with full HD resolution.

Inside the Box
Xshot handset, travel charger, data cable, SIM tray ejector pin, warranty card, quick start guide, plastic case and premium quality earphone. SAR value as mentioned on the box : 0.473 W/kg @1g head and 1.327 W/kg @1g body.

Design, Display and OS
Vivo Xshot weight with battery is 149 grams and it is 8.07mm thick. The handset has got a metal frame, silver color and front / rear are white coloured. Rear side is made of plastic with matte finish. Handset has got a curvy back that gives a very firm and comfortable grip.

There is a single tray on the left side with a single micro SIM and micro SD card slot. On the right side you will find the power button, volume rocker and a dedicated camera button. 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top and micro USB port at the bottom. There are dual Mic’s for noise cancellation.

Vivo Xshot box pack

Xshot comes with LED notification and loaded with accelerometer, light, proximity, thermal, gyro and magnetic sensors. Xshot supports single SIM (4G/3G/2G) – you need a micro SIM.

Touch screen is 5.2 inches (IPS) supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. There is no mentioned about any protection on the screen in fact the review unit I got had a factory fitted screen guard. Colour reproduction is very good, touch is smooth / responsive and viewing angles are also great.

Vivo Xshot review and unboxing

This smartphone is running FunTouch OS based on Android 4.3. Android Jelly Bean is pretty much outdated and I am not sure if the company will be providing future updates.

Memory and Storage
Vivo Xshot comes loaded with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and 128GB micro SD card support. You can install apps on external storage and OTG is supported. On the first boot you will get about 0.98GB free RAM and of the 16GB storage 8.8GB is allocated as internal phone storage and 2.7GB is the free space available for apps (system space).

Vivo Xshot review

Performance
The Xshot houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor Krait 400 clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 578MHz. Performance is very smooth though the handset does get heated up when using heavy applications.

Vivo Xshot hands on

Benchmark

App Result
Quadrant 22121
Antutu 41686
Vellamo Metal (1482) Multi core (1806) Browser (NA)
Nenamark 2 60.9 fps
Multi Touch 10 point

Gaming
I played Asphalt 8, game got installed on external storage, game play was very smooth. Check video review for the gaming action.

Camera and Entertainment
The Vivo Xshot comes with 13MP rear AF camera with dual LED flash and fixed focus front camera of 8MP resolution with flash (flash for front camera). Rear camera is with a f/1.8 aperture that captures excellent shots in low light conditions, check the street light shot in HDR mode – almost feels like it was shot in daylight.

Vivo Xshot 13MP auto focus camera with dual flash

Focusing is fast. You can also use the dedicated camera button. Press the button a little to focus and then all the way down to take the shot. Focusing at times is not that sharp probably a software glitch, but in general the camera quality is excellent.

Vivo Xshot front camera with LED flash

Rear camera can shoot fast / slow motion videos and even 4K videos for up to 5 minutes. The camera app also comes with pro mode wherein you will get manual control for a lot of options (check video).

Others
Apart from the heat up that happened when using heavy apps including the camera app, I did not find any other issues. Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth worked well. Sound is loud and clear.

The FunTouch OS has got a slightly different interface it will take some time getting used to. Check the video review for more.

Battery
There is a 2600 mAh non-removable battery gives 3 to 6 hours of continuous usage time (moderate to heavy). The battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge.

Task Time Battery drop (%) (max temp)
Running Benchmark apps 19 minutes 9% (36)
FHD video playback with Wi-Fi on + full brightness 18 minutes 5% (36)
Asphalt 8 Game Play 13 minutes 5% (38)
Full Wall Charge 3 hours 5 minutes 5 to 100%

Verdict
Vivo Xshot has got a powerful hardware backed by smooth functioning customized OS FunTouch (based on Android 4.3). Overall performance and camera quality is excellent. OTG is supported and you can install apps on external storage. Battery performance is also decent enough.

No word if the handset will get further updates. I am not sure if Vivo Xshot is available in India as of now, I guess the price tag will be somewhere around for Rs. 30K.

If it indeed is priced at Rs. 30K then there are other handsets using the same chipset available for a cheaper price.

Image Gallery

Rear camera sample

Front camera sample

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