Vivo Xshot officially announced, offers a 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and two-stage shutter button

China’s Vivo today announced its latest high-end Android smartphone, the Vivo Xshot. As we already told you, and as its name suggests, the Xshot is a camera-centric handset. However, it doesn’t come with a 24MP rear camera, as previously rumored, instead offering a Sony-made 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and large f/1.8 aperture.

The handset’s rear camera also has a dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording, plus its very own two-stage shutter button. We’re certainly interested to test the capabilities of this camera someday.

On the front side, the Vivo Xshot has an 8MP camera with a single LED flash. Earlier today, Huawei announced the Ascend P7, which also features an 8MP front-facing camera. We’re sensing a trend starting here.

Cameras aside, the Vivo Xshot features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, LTE, a Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier, quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,600 mAh battery. There's also a version with only 2GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, and 16GB of storage space.

Design-wise, the handset isn’t too different from the larger 6-inch Vivo Xplay 3S (which was released several months ago as the world’s first smartphone to offer a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels).

The Xshot should be launched in China in the near future running Android 4.4 KitKat, customized with Vivo’s FunTouch OS. Prices for the new smartphone will start at about $480 for the Snapdragon 800 variant, and around $560 for the Snapdragon 801 model. At the moment, we don’t know if Vivo is planning to sell the Xshot internationally, but we’ll let you know when we find out.

source: Vivo Mobile (in Chinese)



1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Battery at 2600mAh seems a little small.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sony sure makes some money with their sensors. I hope they won't suffer from these production issues in the future so they could finally get into business.

3. simon16

Posts: 16; Member since: May 02, 2014

what are the dimensions?

4. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Almost all China's phone using SONY'S Sensor! Gambateh SONY!

7. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

+1 for Gambatte

5. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Looks like a Nokia Lumia 930!

19. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

I think you are a blind

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Two stage shutter button is a great feature... Love it on my Lumia 925. The more control the user has, the better he can control the resulting picture he or she gets.

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

It depends. The two stage shutter button on my Lumia 710 was really hard to use

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Lumia phones are severely troubled by lag when taking pictures. Nokia's shutter buttons really end up being three stages: lag-shot-lag. I mean this as no disrespect for Nokia or its employees. They did the best they could with Windows Phone, but it is not possible to turn a pig's ear into a silk purse.

8. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

3 Girls and only 2 guys...

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Competition man ;)

9. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

the 4 years old N8 had f/1.8 aperature with 1/2.5" sensor Xenon flash and 12 MPx ... i miss its amazing camera

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This sensor could have been on the HTC One M8. Too bad HTC does not have a Chief Pixel Officer who could steer the company to make good pixel decisions.

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I already love the design of vivo xplay 3s, if it follows the same design then may be I will think considering it over oneplus1

13. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'll buy it over OPO just because it has "Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier" :) Call quality and audio quality of phone are two very important features for me...I had to buy external amplifier after I bought regrets though...N5 is great device for its price.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Xshot comes with the powerful Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier and a refined Cirrus CS4398 DAC. Not to mention a great camera with a shutter button. This is a winner. To be fair, OnePlus does have Cyanogen which is worth something. Unfortunately OnePlus is playing hunger games with phone sales and having to apologize again and again for their marketing gimmicks gone wrong. Not really something I want to deal with.

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Vivo phones are known for their great audio.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It is plain to see that customer driven innovation is centered in China. Great cameras, shutter buttons, great audio, great screens. All the important stuff. It'd be great if Vivo could make a deal with Cyanogen and get their phones to the US market with a stable updateable ROM. Something similar to what OnePlus is doing, but done better.

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Mother of all selfies... Still waiting for autofocus though

21. abhijithkumar.nit

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

What is the point in having people who definitely don't look Chinese in those product pics if the phone is meant to be released only in china!?

22. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good point here !!!

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No, one girl do look like chinese

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