GadgetSnaps: vivo X80 Pro in The Fort

Living in one of the busiest financial and lifestyle districts in Metro Manila is glitzy. The Fort, also known as Bonifacio Global City (BGC), has that dazzling haze spanning its territories; an inviting warmth to its residents and visitors alike.

Mere smartphone cameras don’t easily capture the beauty of this upscale hub. Photographers — hobbyists, amateurs, and even professionals — wander the streets from dusk to dawn to capture the city’s buzz. People frolicking, cars bustling, lights gleaming.

What’s a better way to showcase the vivo X80 Pro’s magnificent cameras than shining light on the Philippines’ very own city that never sleeps?

In a nutshell, here are the vivo X80 Pro’s camera specifications

  • 50MP f/1.57 Wide | Samsung GNV Sensor
  • 48MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide | Sony IMX598
  • 12MP f/1.85 Gimbal Portrait | Sony IMX663
  • 8MP f/3.4 5x Periscope
  • ZEISS T* Lens coating
  • 32MP f/2.5 Selfie

It’s a run-derful life!

A friend once said you can determine a real estate’s market rate if there are people running in the neighborhood. True enough, The Fort is a ritzy district designed for people and cars.

Photo taken using the 50-megapixel camera

With large sidewalks and dedicated parks for running, staying active is attainable. For quick activities, Track 30th is an ideal spot to walk, jog, and run. It’s located on 30th street, with two more gates accessible through 7th avenue and 31st street.

The park has enough shade that lets you run without the harsh sunlight up until ten in the morning.

Through the Portrait Mode, you can activate the Gimbal Portrait lens.

The Camera Panning feature allows you to capture high-speed movements and get a linear motion blur effect after taking the photo.

Let there be brunch!

When you’re in town, Bonifacio High Street is an open mall housing high-end restaurants, retail stores, and other upscale establishments.

There are plenty of cafés to visit for brunch, but St. Louis Café tops our list.

The café serves something for everyone — health buffs or sweet-toothed, you have a place to call home.

I, in particular, enjoyed the Chicken Grain Bowl. The mix of chicken thigh, smashed avocado, pickled onion, arugula, poached egg, and red rice energized me after a quick run.

St. Louis Café’s signature hot chocolate can provide warmth and love — even on the hottest days.

Satiate your sweet tooth cravings with this Breakfast Waffle composed of banana and strawberry toppings, drizzled with maple syrup, and a blueberry ice cream on top.

The city can be extra hot during noontime. Beat the heat with Louis’ Ice Cream croissant while staying full and energized.

Art in the City

Living in this premier district means your work is also around the neighborhood. With accessible offices across several blocks, it’s easy to hop from one meeting to another.

Whether you take alleys for shortcuts or even the long way home, you’ll surely bump across murals and artistic creations spread throughout the city. These idyllic pieces are best captured using ZEISS color on, even in different modes.

Camera Panning Portrait

Ultra Wide-Angle Mode

5x Zoom

For the love of architecture

Photographers have found a home in the city, thanks to its tidy streets, open parks, towering offices, and residential skyscrapers, as well as public art displays. In fact, most of the city’s spots and establishments are photo-friendly with the exception of the Forbestown area, south of Burgos Park.

Other than some really strict neighborhoods, The Fort is an ideal spot to sharpen your skills or to explore your smartphone’s capabilities. We really had fun using the 2x and 5x zoom, as well as the ultra-wide angle mode to capture the beauty of architecture in the city.

Work is just around the corner

In the midst of the bustling city, The Ascott stands tall as it houses modern accommodations as well as business meetings and conferences. I attended a press conference in the hotel, and the vivo X80 Pro gave a diligent capture of every sight on the fifth floor.

The night is forever young

The beauty of vivo and ZEISS partnership bloom at night. With the ZEISS T* lens coating, it’s easy to capture the nightlife and its sparkling lights sans the glare that usually blows out the highlights of a photo captured at night.

Whether you use the auto mode, the SuperNight feature, or long exposure shots — you’re guaranteed to see a spectacle of the city coming alive when the sun goes down.

The smartphone camera to get?

The vivo X80 Pro is one of the best Android smartphones to buy right now — if you’re in the market for a multimedia-oriented device. In our review, we’ve given the flagship device a GadgetMatch Seal of Approval.

It can certainly compete with other flagship contenders such as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and the Huawei P50 Pro. There’s really nothing like the vivo X80 Pro, and it’s a fantastic tool to have if you’re serious about mobile photography.

GadgetSnaps is a series of photo dumps capturing mundane, everyday life.


The vivo X80 Pro retails for PhP 59,999. Buy on vivo | Shopee | Lazada.

Meanwhile, the vivo X80 retails for PhP 45,999. Buy on vivo | Shopee | Lazada.

Pre-order period is from June 9 to 18. The offline pre-order freebie is a BT speaker for both models. Online pre-order freebies for the vivo X80 Pro are: 50W Wireless Charger, TWS Voguard, and Neck Massager. Meanwhile, online pre-order freebies for the vivo X80 are: TWS Voguard and a 2-in-1 clock speaker.


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and vivo Philippines.

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