Vivo S1 Pro

Updated: 28th June 2021
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18,895
  • Display

    6.38 inches
  • Processor

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Ram

    8 GB
  • Storage

    128 GB
  • Front Camera

    32 MP (f/2.0) Camera
  • Primary Camera

    48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Quad Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery

Expert Score

3.8
Pro in Design, Lacks in Performance

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Good selfie camera
  • Vivid display

Cons

  • Hybrid SIM Slot
  • Poor choice of processor for the price
  • Software experience needs improvement

Vivo S1 Pro is a stylish phone with a good battery life under the S- Series portfolio of the company, where S stands for style. The phone entry into the Indian market follows the successful launch of the Vivo S1 back in August 2019, and both the models have upped the design quotient in budget segment mobiles.

Vivo S1Pro’s unique selling proposition is the diamond shape design for its quad-camera layout. The phone is good for multitasking but not suitable for playing heavy games. Vivo has unleashed a single 8GB version of this phone, priced at Rs. 19,990 in India. However, the lowest price in India for Vivo S1 Pro has been Rs. 18,120 on Amazon.com.

Vivo S1 Pro price in india starts from 18895. This Mobile is a decent phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Vivo S1 Pro has a screen size of 6.38 inches and weighs approximately 186.7 g . This mobiles runs on Android OS, v9.0 (Pie) and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Performance

Vivo S1 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Processor and it has Octa Core( Quad 2GHz + Quad 1.8GHz) Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 610 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Quad Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 32 MP (f/2.0) Camera . Other camera features include Gesture control, Voice control, Professional mode, Slow motion, HDR, Bokeh, Panorama.

Other Features

Sensors included in Vivo S1 Pro are: In-Display Fingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as 18W Quick Charging.

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Vivo S1 Pro Design

As far as the display is concerned, the S1 Pro has a refreshingly new design that conforms to the trend. The Vivo S1 Pro features a 6.38-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display at 1080x2340 pixels resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which never fails to give a cinematic experience. The colour contrast and harmonisation are excellent, with ample brightness under direct sunlight too. The model also comes with Dark mode, which makes the user interface easier even during night usage.

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Source: Vivo S1 Pro

Vivo has removed the physical fingerprint reader on the back as the S1 Pro utilises an in-display fingerprint sensor and Face unlock, both fast, accurate, and reliable. The icon’s refreshed design and trendy unlock animations add to the unique user experience.

One major complaint I have with the display is that we do not get Gorilla glass with this device, so the user has to preserve the screen protector pre-applied.

Summary

Eyecatching design with great colour contrast

Vivo S1 Pro Underpowered processor

Vivo S1 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The Snapdragon 665 processor is more common in phones around Rs.10,000 mark. Vivo could have upgraded it while using it on the phone, which costs around Rs. 20,000.

Summary

Underpowered processor with bloatware preinstalled

Vivo S1 Pro Performance

Vivo S1 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The Snapdragon 665 processor is more common in phones around Rs.10,000 mark. Vivo could have upgraded it while using it on the phone, which costs around Rs. 20,000.

As a matter of fact, Realme 5i and Redmi 8, priced around Rs. 12,000, come with the same chipset. While the processor is not bad by any means, the normal browsing experience and switching between heavy apps were swift too, but the device’s general performance was a bit laggy.

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Playing heavy games like PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty on the full HD+ Display is challenging. However, Temple Run and Angry Birds run fine. SI Pro runs on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.2, which is based on Android 9 pie.

The interface is unnecessarily complicated, and also the options in the settings menu are hard to navigate. Here is my qualm with S1 Pro. It comes with a lot of bloatware preinstalled, such as the I Music app, Vivo app store, Game centre, and a whole lot of apps that may not be useful but cannot be uninstalled. This makes the entire browsing experience cluttered.

Summary

Underpowered processor with bloatware preinstalled

Vivo S1 Pro Camera

Vivo S1 Pro dumped the monotonous straight line, square, and circle camera panel and has launched a unique diamond-shaped camera panel. The user gets a 48MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor, all packed in the diamond-shaped cluster. The phone also comes with a 32MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture but lacks a dedicated night mode for low-light photography.

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Daylight selfies were crisp with decent detailing, but the depth was not up to the mark. Background separation under the portrait mode is good, and the phone also has AI-scene detection, which detects the subject and tweaks colours to make them look more vibrant.

Front cameras captured good close-up selfies, and the wide-angle camera offered okayish photos, but the colours were not very accurate.

Summary

The Camera works well under daylight but the night mode is missing

Vivo S1 Pro Battery

The Vivo S1 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery, which lasted us for a day and a half with normal usage, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, playing games, taking photos, and more throughout the day. The 18W Dual-Engine fast charging technology can charge the device from 0-100 per cent in about 90 minutes via the Type-C port.

Summary

Good battery life

Pro in Design, Lacks in Performance

  • Style like a pro

    With its diamond-shaped camera panel and unique colours, the phone design gives a premium look even though it is pocket-friendly.

  • Easy to use with one hand

    The model weighs 186 grams only and hence is easy to use with one hand, and despite the glossy finish, it’s not too slippery. A Fingerprint sensor lets you easily unlock the device.

  • Take photos like a pro

    The quad-camera setup gives you different perspectives to take the same shot. The S1 Pro main camera provides 48MP clarity, while the other three deliver wide-angle, macro and bokeh angle.

Vivo S1 Pro Specifications

  • GENERAL

    Colours

    Blue, Black, White

    Custom UI

    Funtouch OS 9.2

    Device type

    Phablet

    Operating System

    Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)

    Sim

    Dual Sim

    Status

    Available in India

  • DESIGN

    Height

    159.25

    Thickness

    8.68 mm

    Weight

    186.7 g

    Width

    75.19

  • DISPLAY

    Aspect Ratio

    19.5:9

    Form Factor

    Touch

    Screen resolution

    1080 x 2340 pixels

    Screen size

    6.38 inches

    Technology

    Super AMOLED

    Touchscreen

    Capacitive Touchscreen

  • PERFORMANCE

    Call Records

    Unlimited

    Chipset

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

    CPU

    Octa Core( Quad 2GHz + Quad 1.8GHz) Kryo 260

    GPU

    Adreno 610

    Messaging

    SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

    Phonebook

    Unlimited

    RAM

    8 GB

  • STORAGE

    Internal Storage

    128 GB

  • CAMERA

    Camera Features

    Gesture control, Voice control, Professional mode, Slow motion, HDR, Bokeh, Panorama

    Front Camera

    32 MP (f/2.0) Camera

    Primary camera

    48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Quad Camera with LED Flash

    Video Recording

    1080p@30fps

  • MULTIMEDIA

    Audio Jack

    3.5mm Audio Jack

    Audio Player

    AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV, eAAC+, MP3, WMA

    Games

    Yes

    Speakers

    Yes

    Video Player

    MPEG4, H.263, H.264, HD

  • BATTERY

    Type

    Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery

  • CONNECTIVITY

    Bluetooth

    v5.0

    Browser

    HTML5

    Edge

    Yes

    GPRS

    Yes

    GPS Facility

    with A-GPS, GLONASS

    USB

    USB Type-C

    WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

  • NETWORK SUPPORT

    2G

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

    3G

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

    4G

    Dual VoLTE

  • MORE FEATURES

    Fingerprint Sensor

    Yes, In-Display

    Other Features

    18W Quick Charging

    Quick Charging

    Yes, 18W

    Sensors

    In-Display Fingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

User Review of Vivo S1 Pro

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &4 Review
CG

Chand Gupta

Posted on : 27th May 2021

Features

Good looking design, but poor software and bad processor, decent battery, but had some great features.

Kt

Kaushal tiwari

Posted on : 2nd July 2021

Bad Quality

Quality of this phone is not good, my experience is not good, camera is also not good

F

Faisal

Posted on : 24th April 2021

Display

Super Amoled display with indisplay fingerprint sensor which detects within seconds

S

Sooraj

Posted on : 18th June 2021

Display

this phone has a high pixel density that makes the display very clear.

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Vivo S1 Pro FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Vivo S1 Pro?

Different variants available for Vivo S1 Pro are 8 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM.

Q. Does Vivo S1 Pro comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Vivo S1 Pro?

This Phone equips with Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Vivo S1 Pro in the market?

Best alternatives available for Vivo S1 Pro are: Realme 8 Pro, Realme X7 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, OPPO F19, Realme 7 Pro, Motorola Moto G60, Samsung Galaxy A22, Oppo F17, OPPO A74 5G, Poco X3 Pro.

Q. What are all available bands for Vivo S1 Pro ?

Vivo S1 Pro comes up with 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Vivo S1 Pro ?

This phones comes in following colors: Blue, Black, White.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Vivo S1 Pro?

Different Features available in Vivo S1 Pro are: 18W Quick Charging.

Q. What's the dimension of Vivo S1 Pro ?

Dimension of Vivo S1 Pro is 159.25 X 75.19 X 8.68 mm.

Q. Does Vivo S1 Pro has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Vivo S1 Pro has headphone jack.

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