The vivo smartphone brand is not a household name in this part of the smartphone ecosphere. It should be, if the quality of the X50 Pro is anything to go by. A little background: vivo is one of several phone brands that have emerged out of China in the last few years and shaken up the smartphone market by offering premium features at relatively low prices. Price may have been the original USP, but serious investment in improving technology and design has transformed these brands into top contenders. Case in point, vivo. vivo’s parent company maintains nine R&D centres, six in China but also in Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego. Its sales network spans across more than 30 countries and regions, and the company says its devices are in the hands ...read more...