Vivo might be one of the largest smartphone brands you've never heard of. That may soon change, however, with the company's ongoing push into new international markets beyond its native China.

The company is already in possession of one of the largest smartphone market shares globally, so it'll be interesting to see how this latest expansion affects its influence.

At this early stage in its global expansion, many of the company's phones are still only launching in Asia, though a growing number are getting European launches too. However, even for European buyers that doesn't detract from the excellent hardware Vivo has dropped inside these devices.

There's also the company's iQoo sub-brand to consider, which offers remixed takes on its parent brand's devices that strike an even more competitive price / performance balance, with a slight gaming focus. If you can spend a little more, the Nex line is the company's true flagship space, though the last - the Nex 3 - is no longer on sale, so we're waiting to see what's next for Nex

A quick note on software: Vivo has two operating systems in use at the moment. Origin OS is limited to the firm's latest phones and is currently only available on Chinese models. Funtouch OS is found on the global launches, though will eventually be replaced by Origin. The few phones with official European versions also run Funtouch, but a stripped back version that's closer to a stock Android experience - and much better for it.

We'll be updating this chart as the various international versions become available - including the upcoming Vivo X80 series, which should be launching soon. Check back for an always up-to-date list on the best Vivo phones you can buy.

Best Vivo phone reviews 2022


Vivo X70 Pro + - Best Overall

Vivo X70 Pro +

Pros: Jaw-dropping quad camera | IP68 rating | Wireless charging

Cons: Odd design | Funtouch OS

Around 1,000

The X70 Pro + is a statement phone from Vivo, which takes everything that made the X60 Pro + great and fixes most of its flaws.

That makes it all the stranger that it isn't available in Europe, though it is at least on sale across Asia.

Specs here are top across the board: Snapdragon 888+ chip, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, a 120Hz WQHD + AMOLED display, and 55W fast charging. There are Vivo firsts too, with both wireless charging and an IP68 rating now supported for the first time.

Really it's all about the camera though, which is inarguably one of the best in any phone right now. The four rear lenses are all fantastic (and all have OIS to boot), especially in low light - this is a night photography beast rival only by the Pixel 6 Pro.

Read our full Vivo X70 Pro + review

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Vivo X70 Pro - Best Design

Vivo X70 Pro

Pros: Great camera | Slim & lightweight

Cons: Average chipset | Funtouch OS | No wireless charging

4,299 (from around $ 670)

The X70 Pro is an only slightly stripped back alternative to the Pro +, but still quite powerful (and also unavailable outside Asia).

You won't get the wireless charging or IP rating, and the display is smaller and lower in resolution. It's also capped at the Dimensity 1200 chipset, though it is a custom version for Vivo.

What you'll still get is a fantastic quad rear camera, with most of the same specs as the Pro + model. You also get an improved design, with a slimmer body, lighter weight, and no odd reflective ceramic window next to the camera

Read our full Vivo X70 Pro review


Vivo X60 Pro - Best in the West

Vivo X60 Pro

Pros: Striking design | Excellent triple camera | Clean software option

Cons: Expensive | No wireless charging

749 (around $ 1,050)

The X60 Pro is the only member of the X60 series officially launching in the UK and Europe, but it's good enough that we're not complaining.

This is one of the thinnest, lightest flagship phones of the year, and features a flawless frosted glass finish.

The 6.56in 120Hz AMOLED display is gorgeous, and the Snapdragon 870 processor is more than enough for most, albeit not quite the best around.

The real strength, other than the design, is the Zeiss-branded triple camera: a gimbal-stabilized main lens, ultrawide, and 2x zoom portrait lens. They're enough to make this one of the best camera phones around this year.

The only real downsides here are the lack of wireless charging and waterproofing - but if you won't miss them then the X60 Pro is a great choice, and hands-down Vivo's best in the West.

Read our full Vivo X60 Pro review


Vivo V21 - Best for Selfies

Vivo V21 5G

Pros: Slim design | Excellent OIS selfie camera | Clean software option

Cons: Average rear cameras | Middling specs


The V21 is the latest phone we've reviewed in Vivo's selfie-focussed V-series - it's since been followed up by the V23 and V23 Pro, but they're not yet available worldwide and we're still in the process of reviewing them. .

The V21 is a real winner though. It's the first phone to offer optical image stabilization (OIS) on the selfie camera, which means you'll get crisper selfies, more stable vlogs, and improved lowlight performance. It's also a beautiful, slim, and light phone, and if you're in Europe you'll be able to buy it running Vivo's simpler European software.

The only real downsides are that the great selfie shooter is let down by a good-but-not-great rear camera, and the chipset powering the phone is a bit budget - good enough for day-to-day use, but not enough for gaming or power users.

Read our full Vivo V21 5G review