Vivo X51 is equipped with an AMOLED screen made by Samsung, with a 6.65-inch diagonal and a Full HD+ resolution, with the support for HDR10+. The matrix can refresh the image with a 90 Hz frequency, but there is an auto control of this parameter, for battery-saving purposes. The display has strong, vivid colours (this intensity can be regulated), there is of course the eye-protection mode as well – the image can be “yellowish” or switched to shades of gray. I assess the display positively – it does its job in a bright surrounding, it does not tire our eyes at night, it is clear and it does not distort the image. The touch panel works as it should. The display is protected by the Xensation Up glass from the Schott company.
What can we see on the display of Vivo X51? A preinstalled Funtouch OS10 add-on, based on Android 10! The manufacturer claims that this interface was prepared based on our, European expectation. And it must be true, because I asses it positively.
I remember that when I reviewed Vivo iQOO 3 5G from the Chinese market, I was stunned with the amount of options and additional apps unknown to me. In the European version, which can be found in all Vivo entering our market, the interface is much more toned down and thinner. What is the most important – the manufacturer did not try to enhance it with an abundance of preinstalled or recommended apps. Basically, Vivo added only two. One manages the system and the second presents novelties and submitting opinions.
I like this approach, because I only install what I need and what I use. There is of course the full package from Google and all typical functions that can be found in a typical, pure Android. We were spared from an abundance of personalization additions. Besides those offered by Android itself, we can modify scanner or charging animations, we can change themes or wallpapers. And this is enough, those, who need more, can use “external” apps.
There is of course the dark mode, as well as Always-On-Display, with a rather wide modification range. There is a mode for gamers or a possibility to navigate through the interface using gestures. However, here is a little flaw – because gestures were hidden in the “System” submenu. This can be fixed with a patch. If you like the pure version of Android, you will like the Vivo interface.