Vivo X Fold 3 Pro : A Strong Foldable Contender

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro First Impressions: The Perfect Foldable?

With its X Fold 3 Pro, Vivo becomes the fourth brand after Samsung, Tecno, and OnePlus to introduce a book-style foldable in India.


  • The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is Vivo’s first foldable device in India
  • It packs in some segment-leading hardware specifications
  • The foldable also features an IPX8 rating and wireless charging


Vivo has come a long way in the Indian market since its debut with the Vivo X1 in 2012. The brand has now moved into the ultra-premium segment with the launch of its first foldable device, the X Fold 3 Pro. This latest offering is designed to compete with the likes of OnePlus Open and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. Priced at Rs. 1,59,999, the X Fold 3 Pro is Vivo’s most premium offering, demanding high expectations.

Design and Build

The X Fold 3 Pro features a new hinge design that supports the display with minimal creasing, allowing both halves to lay flat when open. It measures 5.2mm when unfolded and 11.2mm when folded, weighing 236 grams. Despite its size, it feels comfortable to hold, with a curved edge cover display and a plastic fibre rear panel.


The device boasts a massive 8.03-inch folding AMOLED panel with a 4:3.55 aspect ratio, making it ideal for media consumption. The 6.53-inch AMOLED cover display has a 21.1:9 aspect ratio, offering a balanced viewing experience.

Hardware and Performance

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, the X Fold 3 Pro includes 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It features a 5,700mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging capabilities. The foldable also supports dual nano SIM cards.


Vivo continues its focus on camera performance with Zeiss branding and T-star coated lenses. The device includes a 50MP primary camera with OIS, a 50MP ultrawide camera, and a 64MP 3X telephoto camera with OIS. Selfies are managed by two 32MP fixed focus cameras.


The X Fold 3 Pro runs on Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14, featuring generative AI integrations in the notes and recording apps, and language translation. Vivo has also incorporated AI to enhance the phone’s folding abilities.

Comparison with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and OnePlus Open

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, known for its sturdy build and feature-rich experience, offers a thinner profile when folded (13.4mm) compared to Vivo’s 11.2mm. It weighs slightly more at 253 grams. Samsung’s cover display is narrower at a 23.1:9 aspect ratio, which some users find less comfortable for typing. However, Samsung provides a similar IPX8 water resistance rating and lacks the 50W wireless charging offered by Vivo.

OnePlus Open: The OnePlus Open stands out with its unique design, featuring a faux leather rear panel and camera-focused approach. Its nearly square 7.8-inch inner display (1:1.1 aspect ratio) isn’t as media-friendly as Vivo’s more rectangular 4:3.55 aspect ratio. OnePlus’s cover display, at a 20:9 aspect ratio, is wider than Vivo’s, offering a different ergonomic experience. However, OnePlus doesn’t match Vivo’s wireless charging capabilities or battery capacity.


The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro emerges as a solid contender in the foldable market, offering segment-leading hardware features. While Samsung faces competition from Huawei, Vivo’s robust specs and innovative design may position it as a strong rival. Stay tuned for our detailed review to see how it performs in daily use.

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