I understand. But x90pp claims to be one of the best phones this year or even the best. Apparently, this is not the case!
I wouldn't say that. It depends on different things and I think they both have their strengths. I'm using GCam and my pics have more details too compared to stock camera. X6 Pro is nice but has some other problems the vivo doesn't have.
That fact that you're using gcam shows that stock camera is far from perfect. Can you show your gcam pics?)
No it's not but I'm just a GCam user since 2017 and play with it with each phone i have. It always depends on your taste.
and btw - the "noise and ripples" you see in the water is actually raindrops as it was pouring down.
That's one of the things only the X90Pro+ can do, no other phone I have tried so far could do that, even the other 1-inch sensor phones can't because it's mainly about the ISP.
no need for that, Stock Camera > Settings > Enable Effects Master