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Vivo X80 Lite 5G Camera test


We put the Vivo X80 Lite 5G 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: 64MP sensor, f/1.79-aperture lens, AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 8MP sensor, f/2.2-aperture lens
  • Macro: 2MP sensor, f/2.4-aperture lens

Scoring

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


Vivo X80 Lite 5G

93

camera

90

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Best: Huawei Mate 50 Pro (117)

91

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Best: Google Pixel 7 Pro (119)

95

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Best: Huawei Mate 50 Pro (116)

85

Oppo Find X5

Best: Oppo Find X5 (114)

87

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

Best: Honor Magic4 Ultimate (115)

70

Google Pixel 6

Best: Google Pixel 6 (81)

60

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Best: Huawei Mate 50 Pro (80)

63

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Best: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (91)

46

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

Best: Honor Magic4 Ultimate (116)

85

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Best: Huawei Mate 50 Pro (117)

75

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Best: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (115)

59

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Best: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (117)

52

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Best: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (117)

66

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Best: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (115)

88

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Best: Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (118)

85

Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Best: Xiaomi 12S Ultra (86)

103

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Best: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (117)

Use cases & Conditions

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

Outdoor

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

Indoor

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

Lowlight

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

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photo & videos

Pros

  • Good exposure and low noise in bright light and indoors
  • Wide depth of field
  • Autofocus reacts swiftly most of the time (but slows down in high-contrast scenes)
  • Pretty effective video stabilization
  • Good video exposure

Cons

  • Exposure and dynamic range instabilities across consectuive shots, especially in high-contrast scenes
  • Loss of very fine detail
  • Some local noise, particularly in skies
  • Image artifacts, including quantization, ghosting, ringing and flare
  • Video exposure instabilities
  • Video autofocus instabilities indoors and in low light
  • Lack of detail in video
  • Noise in video, especially indoors and in low light

 

Vivo X80 Lite 5G landscape shots feature nice colors.

In our tests, the Vivo X80 Lite 5G’s photo mode did well in bright light and indoor scenes with limited contrast and little motion in the scene. In these conditions, the camera delivered accurate exposure and a fast autofocus performance. Fine detail was also rendered nicely, thanks to a wide depth of field even on all subjects in group portraits. Noise levels were generally low, but some noise could be noticed in blue skies.

In low-contrast scenes, the camera also captured well-stabilized video clips, even with the videographer on the move, but for video, the level of recorded detail was generally low.

Things started to fall apart slightly in more difficult conditions, with stronger contrast and/or at lower light levels. In high-contrast scenes, exposure and dynamic range would vary strongly across consecutive shots. As a result, several shots could be required to get a good image. In low light, the video autofocus could act erratically, and noise became quite noticeable.

Overall, the Vivo X80 Lite 5G is best suited to portrait and landscape photography in not-too-difficult conditions. In scenes with motion or high contrast levels, strong instabilities make it a lot more difficult to capture a good image.

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 Lite 5G Camera Scores vs High-End

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

100

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

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.

Vivo X80 Lite 5G Photo scores

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.

Exposure

90

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Color

91

Google Pixel 7 Pro

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 Lite 5G – good exposure, slightly limited dynamic range, hue shift in the sky, fairly wide depth of field, fairly good detail, local noise

Honor Magic4 Lite 5G – good exposure, slightly limited dynamic range, lack of detail, shadow noise

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – slight underexposure, fairly wide dynamic range, slightly unnatural color, fairly wide depth of field, fairly good detail, fairly low noise

Autofocus

95

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Autofocus irregularity and speed: 100Lux Δ2EV TL84 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 100Lux with TL84 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

85

Oppo Find X5

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

87

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

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, 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.

Artifacts

70

Google Pixel 6

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

Preview

63

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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.

Preview – comparable exposure to capture, simulated bokeh effect

Zoom

76

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

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.

Vivo X80 Lite 5G Zoom Scores

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

85

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

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 Lite 5G – good exposure, slightly limited dynamic range with some highlight clipping, slight yellow/green cast, bright and vivid colors, loss of detail, noise on the ground, color fringing, corner softness

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – slightly limited dynamic range with some shadow clipping, slight warm cast, loss of detail, noise in the sky, slight color fringing, corner softness

Tele

46

Honor Magic4 Ultimate

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.

Vivo X80 Lite 5G – medium range tele – loss of fine detail

     Honor Magic4 Lite 5G – medium range tele –  strong loss of detail

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – medium range tele – strong loss of detail

Video

77

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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.

Vivo X80 Lite 5G Video scores

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

75

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Color

59

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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 Lite 5G – good exposure for low light, but some shadow clipping, slight warm cast, accurate color rendering, strong noise, slight autofocus, and exposure instabilities

Honor Magic4 Lite 5G – slight underexposure, shadow clipping, slightly strong contrast, warm cast, oversaturated skin tones, noise, autofocus instabilities, and failures

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – good exposure for low light, slight shadow clipping, slight green/blue cast, occasionally inaccurate color rendering with desaturated skin tones, strong noise, slight autofocus, and exposure instabilities

Texture

66

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

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

88

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

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

103

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

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, jello 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 Lite 5G – some sharpness differences between frames, slight jello effect on building but effective stabilization while walking and running, highlight clipping at the start of the clip, exposure instabilities

Honor Magic4 Lite 5G – ineffective stabilization with residual motion and loss of sharpness between frames, slight exposure instabilities, ghosting on the ground

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G – slightly ineffective stabilization with residual motion and loss of sharpness between frames, autofocus instabilities and failures

Artifacts

85

Xiaomi 12S Ultra

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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