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If you thought the Vivo X90 Pro+ camera was good, just wait for the performance

A close up of the Vivo X90 Pro+ with red leather back panel
(Image credit: Ice Universe)

For those of us who rate phone cameras, the Vivo X90 Pro+ is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases in years. It's already been dubbed the king of cameras by respected leaker, Ice Universe, with the earliest images showing a massively capable camera on board.

Now, Ice is back, this time showing off leaked Geekbench scores for the Vivo X90 Pro+. It shows the newly unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flexing its muscles, boasting a single core score of 1,480 and a multi core score of 5,106. That's better than the leaked numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S23, which couldn't keep up with competitors, like the iPhone 14, even with an exclusive, overclocked variant of the 8 Gen 2.

The scores posted by the X90 Pro+ far outperform the current flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, while the iPhone 14 only beats it for single core duties. Considering those are two of the top flagship handsets right now, that's incredibly impressive.

The Vivo X90 Pro+, then, is looking like a powerhouse. That performance comes on top of one of the most capable camera's ever seen on a phone. The image gallery below showcases some of the images that the X90 Pro+ is capable of.

Vivo has long been known for impressive camera work. Here at T3, we revelled over the Vivo X70 Pro+, which featured staggering stabilisation and top notch sensors, making it a great under the radar pick in the best smartphone ranks.

I, for one, am thoroughly excited to get hands on with the X90 Pro+ and test just how good the camera is in the hands of an amateur. Even the best camera in the world is no good if it's difficult to operate. It's a balance that the Google Pixel 7 Pro got so right, earlier this year. It's not the greatest camera in terms of raw performance, but the software and AI-power give it an edge for users who don't know their aperture from their aspect ratio.

The Vivo X90 Pro+ is set to be launched on the 22nd of November 2022.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.