That's not even mentioning other recent variants in China, with an X60t, X60t Pro+, and even a curved screen version of the standard X60.

Here's everything you need to know about the Vivo X60 series - or read our review of the X60 Pro and X60 Pro Plus to find out what we think of some of the phones ourselves.

Where are the Vivo X60 phones available?

Vivo launched the X60 and X60 Pro at an event on 29 December 2020, while the X60 Pro+ joined them at an event on 21 January. Months later the X60t joined the trio with a Chinese launch in early April 2021, while May 2021 saw a curved version of the X60 arrive in China too, and June brought the X60t Pro+.

The X60 series' global release was announced on 25 March 2021, with the X60, X60 Pro, and X60 Pro+ all launching outside of China. This global launch came before the X60t's announcement, so we don't know if this model will ever join the others around the world.

Only the X60 Pro is coming to the UK and Europe, where it is available to buy now.

In the UK, you can buy it from Box, Clove, eBuyer, and eFones, or check out our guide to where to buy the X60 Pro for the latest deals we've found.

How much do the X60 phones cost?

The X60 Pro costs £749/€799 (around $1,050) in Europe, which gets you 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

Unsurprisingly, that's a fair bit more than the equivalent Chinese pricing, but essentially the same as the X50 series, which ended up costing a fairly steep £749 when the X51 launched in the UK.

In China the standard X60 starts from ¥3,498 (£400/$540), as does the X60t, with the X60 Pro starting from ¥4,498 (£515/$695), and the Pro+ from ¥4,998 (£565/$775).

X60 design and specs

The X60, X60t, X60 Pro, X60 Pro+, and X60t Pro+ have fairly similar core specs, but still vary in a few key areas. Let's break them down separately.

Let's start with what the base X60 phone. The design of the phone is remarkably similar to the X50 series. Below you can see the X60 in the centre, flanked on either side by the Chinese models of the Pro (spot the extra lens and moved Zeiss branding).

Vivo X60 series rear

In China it's powered by the 5nm Samsung Exynos 1080 chipset, making it the first phone in the world to use this chip. It pairs the chip with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.

This setup is a little different internationally, as the phones are launching with the Snapdragon 870 instead. The storage options remain the same, but an additional 12GB RAM version will launch in some markets.

That's the only major change for the international release. The phone has a 6.56in, 2376x1080 AMOLED display, with HDR10+ support and 120Hz refresh rate. In China there's an option for a separate version with a curved display, but the other specs remain identical.

The X60 has a 4300mAh battery, and packs in 33W wired charging, but no wireless charging support.

The camera module is particularly familiar for Vivo fans, with a tiered rectangular camera module dominated by one large lens. That's a 48Mp, f/1.8 main shooter with OIS using Sonys IMX598 sensor, paired with a 13Mp 2x zoom portrait lens and 13Mp ultrawide. There's a 32Mp central punch-hole selfie camera on the front.

As for design, the phone is remarkably thin - just 7.4mm thick, and 176g heavy. While you'll see three colours above, only the black and 'shimmer blue' models will launch outside China.

The X60 launched with Android 11 and OriginOS, Vivo's new operating system, intended to replace its much maligned FuntouchOS. We've never loved Funtouch, but it's improved substantially over the last year or two as Vivo has simplified it, stripped it back, and reverted to a cleaner Android experience, especially for European customers.

OriginOS is widget-heavy, taking after iOS 14, with a focus on live feedback and a dynamic homescreen. If that doesn't sound like stock Android to you then don't fear - OriginOS is China-only right now, and in fact Vivo has told Tech Advisor that it has no plans to bring the new software to Europe.

“For now we will... focus on pure Android,” explained Vivo’s European director of PR, Thomas Kahmann. “Maybe in the future OriginOS could be a topic for the European markets, but from our point of view this track we’re on has proved to be the right path.”

Here's a full spec list for the phone:

  • Exynos 1080/Snapdragon 870
  • 8/12GB RAM
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 6.56in, 2376x1080 120Hz AMOLED
  • Camera:
    • 48Mp, f/1.8, IMX598 main camera with OIS
    • 13Mp 2x portrait
    • 13Mp ultrawide
    • 32Mp punch-hole selfie
  • 4300mAh
  • 33W wired charging
  • 5G
  • Android 11 & OriginOS or FuntouchOS

X60t design and specs

The X60t may have launched months later, but in fact it's remarkably similar to the base model.

The first big difference is chipset change: it uses the MediaTek Dimensity 1100, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Vivo X60t

The camera setup is mostly the same: a 32Mp selfie camera, with a 48Mp rear shooter joined by two more 13Mp lenses. The big difference is that the 48Mp main lens boasts the gimbal stabilisation seen on the Pro and Pro+ models.

Dimensions, display, and weight all match the regular X60, as does the 4300mAh battery and 33W fast charging.

Global availability for the X60t remains unknown, but it seems likely it will remain a China exclusive.

  • MediaTek Dimensity 1100
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 6.56in, 2376x1080 120Hz AMOLED
  • Camera:
    • 48Mp, f/1.8, IMX598 main camera with gimbal stabilisation
    • 13Mp 2x portrait
    • 13Mp ultrawide
    • 32Mp punch-hole selfie
  • 4300mAh
  • 33W wired charging
  • 5G
  • Android 11 & OriginOS

X60 Pro design and specs

The X60 Pro is broadly similar to the standard X60, but does boast a few key spec variations.

It uses the same Exynos 1080 chipset in China, but like the vanilla X60 has switched to the Snapdragon 870 in the rest of the world.

The X60 Pro jumps up to 12GB RAM, and comes in just the one 256GB storage configuration. It however has a slightly smaller battery, at 4200mAh.

It has a similar rear camera setup to the X60, with the same portrait and ultrawide lens, and a similar 48Mp main shooter but at a larger aperture of f/1.5, and with Vivo's gimbal stabilisation tech instead of regular OIS.

In China, the X60 Pro also features an 8Mp periscope telephoto with 5x optical zoom, but for some reason this has been removed from the global model.

It launches internationally in the same two finishes as the X60: black and shimmer blue.

Vivo has also pledged to offer three years of Android OS upgrades and security updates for "selected" X-series models, which includes the X60 Pro in the UK and Europe.

Here's are the full specs:

  • Exynos 1080/Snapdragon 870
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • 6.56in, 2376x1080 120Hz AMOLED
  • Camera:
    • 48Mp, f/1.5, IMX598 main camera with gimbal stabilisation
    • 13Mp 2x portrait
    • 8Mp 5x periscope (China-only)
    • 13Mp ultrawide
    • 32Mp punch-hole selfie
  • 4200mAh
  • 33W wired charging
  • 5G
  • Android 11 & OriginOS or FuntouchOS

X60 Pro+ design and specs

The final phone in the core set is the X60 Pro+, which was announced later than the other two at a separate event, and boasts a bigger change in its spec sheet - and even design. It's also the only one of the three that's set to remain exclusive to China and India, with no wider release planned.

While it looks similar from the front, with a punch-hole selfie camera and curved screen, the back boasts a larger camera module and different colours - including vegan leather finish options, though only the blue version is launching in India.

Vivo X60 Pro+ Poster

Things are pretty different inside too. The big change is that the Pro+ uses the more powerful Snapdragon 888 instead of the Exynos 1080 or Snapdragon 870. It combines the Qualcomm chip with either 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, or 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

The display is the same as the other phones, as is the selfie camera. The battery matches the Pro at 4200mAh, but is paired with faster 55W wired charging.

The biggest difference beyond the chipset is in the camera module. The main camera gets a bump up to the larger 50Mp Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, and is here paired with a 48Mp ultrawide using the same IMX598 sensor and gimbal stabilisation as the other phones' main cameras. The set is rounded out by a 32Mp portrait lens, and 8Mp 5x periscope.

Here are those specs in full:

  • Snapdragon 888
  • 8/12GB RAM
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 6.56in, 2376x1080 120Hz AMOLED
  • Camera:
    • 50Mp, ISOCELL GN1 main camera
    • 48Mp, IMX598 ultrawide with gimbal stabilisation
    • 32Mp portrait
    • 8Mp 5x periscope
    • 32Mp punch-hole selfie
  • 4200mAh
  • 55W wired charging
  • 5G
  • Android 11 & OriginOS or FuntouchOS

X60t Pro+ design and specs

The X60t Pro+ is a very subtle variant on the X60 Pro+ - in fact it's the exact same phone except for a single camera lens.

The 32Mp telephoto/portrait lens has been swapped here for a less detailed 12Mp sensor, believed to be the Sony IMX663. It's an aperture of f/1.98, a slight improvement on the f/2.08 aperture of the original.

Beyond that, everything about the phone remains the same:

  • Snapdragon 888
  • 8/12GB RAM
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 6.56in, 2376x1080 120Hz AMOLED
  • Camera:
    • 50Mp, ISOCELL GN1 main camera
    • 48Mp, IMX598 ultrawide with gimbal stabilisation
    • 12Mp portrait
    • 8Mp 5x periscope
    • 32Mp punch-hole selfie
  • 4200mAh
  • 55W wired charging
  • 5G
  • Android 11 & OriginOS or FuntouchOS

Watch on Fast Charge

We review the X60 Pro and Pro+ on a recent episode of our podcast Fast Charge, which you can watch right here:

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