So you think glass back phones are a smudge fest waiting to happen? Wait till you see the all mirror design phone the Vivo X30 Pro 5G Alexander Wang Edition has to offer. There’s no denying that it looks stunning… when no one’s touching it. The mirror design somehow reminds of the famed Nokia 8810.
The fashion designer’s name can be found around the back alongside Vivo’s branding. Also found on this limited edition Vivo X30 Pro 5G handset is Alexander Wang themed UI (wallpaper, icons and the works) and the device comes with an all-black charging/data cable and charger.
There’s also an Alexander Wang x Vivo-branded SIM ejector (pictured below) – also in black, of course. Yes. An Alexander Wang SIM ejector. Seriously, how many times are you going to use it so that you could admire the name of the celebrated fashion designer in gold? I don’t know. Like, maybe once?
Under the hood, it is not as desirable, TBH (read: not a flagship as you may have expected such collab would be based on).
It is powered by a Exynos 980 chip with an octacore process. OK. I maybe biased, but that just me. As far as aw’s edition goes, it has 8 GB LPDDR4X and 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage with NO expandable storage. It has a 6.44-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) Super AMOLED display in 20:9 aspect ratio.
It has a quad camera main camera featuring 64 MP wide-angle camera, a 13 MP periscope camera, a 32 MP telephoto camera and an 8 MP ultra wide-angle snapper. The front gets a 32 MP item. 2K videoing is possible with the main camera while the front is relegated to [email protected]fps.
Imaging features include HDR, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 2x + 5x optical zoom, and dual-LED dual-tone flash.
Other key details include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou), FM radio, USB Type-C port, under display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,350 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast charging.
Notwithstanding the fact that Vivo X30 Pro 5G Alexander Wang Edition’s specs are clearly mid-range (or upper mid-range at best), it commands a rather hefty premium at 9,999 yuan (that’s a flagship price of around US$1,424). That’s more than double of the regular 8 GB/ 128 GB and 8 GB / 256 GB model which sells for 3,998 RMB (about US$569) and 4,298 RMB (around US$612), respectively.
Images: Vivo [CH].