All about Vivo s1 pro specs, price, camera, battery, etc…
Welcome to the new year 2020, happy new year you guys. this year, you know what you can finally also expect we were to introduce the haloed type-c port in its phones this year, the new Vivo s 1 pro has it in the USB type-c port. The Vivo s1 pro as the name suggests is an upgrade in Vivo’s s line of selfie focus on smartphones. It is a beefier version of the Vivo s1, but it does a few things too flicky. let’s get down to a full review of the first smartphone to have launched in India in 2020.
vivo s1 pro complete review
One look at the Vivo s1 pro and the design just brings one word to my head and that’s whimsical. let’s start by talking about the diamond-shaped camera module with two rounded edges. I doubt if there are any other phones in the market with this design. Honestly, I think it looks nice, the four cameras are placed inside this module that is only slightly based, plus the red accents on the fancy sky, which is the white variant looks slightly out of place at first. But it grows on you and you realize that’s the distribution factor out here the colorway of the aspen pros, the plastic body is mostly white. But you have these splotches of purple gradient that you can spot when you look at the phone from an angle. I also like the mauve trend running around the edges the whole design aesthetic is very pleasing and soothing to the eyes. I’m sure more than us, men and the women are going to find this phone very attractive.
I wouldn’t use a case on this one and the best part is that, you won’t have to either considering white is very good at hiding smudges and scratches. But I particularly enjoyed about the Vivo s1 pro’s design is the gently sloping curved edges On the rear. it makes holding the phone with one hand and using it and absolute the light, it has a very nice in hand. Feel, that cannot be explained in words really obviously. The other great thing about the design is that Vivo has finally adopted USB type-c. Which sits at the bottom edge to its, left is the mono speaker grille, to top it all off there’s. Also a headphone jack at the top no pun intended.
Now for some odd reason we were decided to go with the hybrid SIM tray instead of triple SIM slot that was available on the s1.
vivo s1 pro design
Overall the s1 pro’s strongest selling point is, definitely going to be its design. I can see how a lot of people will walk into the stores and find this phone attractive for what it’s worth. I like the design a lot too, despite the fact that it uses plastic instead of a clasp. All a smartphone manufacturer has to do is, nail the ergonomics and you get a thumbs up from me.
vivo s1 pro display
the s1 pro has one of the best displays in its price category. The tall 6.38-inch, 19.5:9 in an aspect ratio. Display is a Super AMOLED HD, plus, panel colors are bright crispy and the pump, however, the color temperature is not really accurate with a slightly cooler tone by default. Anyway, you can change the color temperature from the display, settings to suit you.
Vivo s1 pro vs Redmi k20 (display)
The brightness levels are pretty good too. No complaints there now you do get white wine elbow and support on the phone. which means you can watch streaming content on amazon prime and Netflix in HD. Moreover, there’s no HDR support, which is possibly, why I still think the Vivo s1 pro loses out to the redmi k20. When it comes to display supremacy under 20k also, the redmi k20 doesn’t have a notch, whereas the vivo s1 pro has tiny water dropped a notch. That said the s1 pro is displaced still pretty impressive, when by the way you also get an extra layer of short sensation 3d glass for protection against scratches.
Vivo s1 pro complete specs
- Display: Screen size – 6.38 inches, Resolution – 1080 x 2340pixels, Technology – Super AMOLED, Pixel density – 404 PPI, Display Features – Capacitive, Multi-touch.
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.
- CPU: 8 Cores 2.0 GHz 64-bit
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 610
- RAM: 8 GB
- Camera : Front- 32 MP, Rear – Primary Rear camera: 48 MP, 2nd Rear Camera: 8 MP (ultra-wide angle), 3rd Rear Camera: 2 MP, 4th Rear Camera: 2 MP, Rear Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps, Front Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps, Flash: Dual LED
- Storage: Internal storage capacity- 128 GB, External storage available – yes, External storage type – microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
- Operating System: Funtouch 9.2 OS (Android 9.0 Pie)
- Battery: Capacity- 4500 mAh, Removable – No
- Quick Charging: yes
- Fingerprint: Yes
we all know by now that fun touch OS is not even the most light Android skin out there. There is a major iOS hangover that continues to persist even in the latest version 9.2 running on the s1 pro. But I have to give it to Vivo’s engineers for making it super light improving RAM management and adding a whole ton of cool features. For example, I like the split-screen mode and dark mode on Vevo phones nowadays plus the fact that is in lock-in app in memory is a handy addition. I know it is not a unique feature. But I’m glad it exists on Vivo phones.
Now you also get the option to change the grid size and the shape of the icons as well. I think that’s handy too but there are issues. For example, I don’t understand why Vivo wants to persist with its first party keyboards for passwords it is heavy-handed and has a very iOS like world approach. In fact this time I even noticed that OTPs wouldn’t be served to a third-party app like SMS organizer at first attempt every single time I had to recently OTP to get one. in fact, I received them promptly when I switch to the default messaging app.
Also the other thing that I noticed is that the browser actually sends you weird notifications no Vevo. I don’t want to see someone’s sizzling pictures, that’s just weird. I also don’t understand why we, who has two, the whole hog and copy Apple with regards to even changing the wallpaper from within the Settings app and finally I’m still not happy about the general lack of design consistency across the UI in the kerning the white spaces fonts and I could style and if under choice then updates should streamline things a bit.
Vivo s1 pro camera
- Camera: Front– 32 MP, Rear – Primary Rear camera: 48 MP, 2nd Rear Camera: 8 MP (ultra-wide angle), 3rd Rear Camera: 2 MP, 4th Rear Camera: 2 MP
Talking about the cameras on the Vivo s1 pro the 32 MP will selfie camera is the headliner on this phone and why shouldn’t it be! Give it ample light and with all the beauty effects turned off which are aplenty you can get some very good-looking selfies with controlled dynamic range in the background. But you need to turn off beauty mode. I can totally see, why selfie lovers would want to buy this phone.
However, one thing baffles me, why wouldn’t we will give a bouquet effect in selfies. There is a portrait mode, but it doesn’t blur the background which is just completely weird. The app also has a very confusing layout sincerely. For example, you can switch on HDR, this is actually Auto HDR and not an always-on one and you are moving on to the rear cameras you get a 48 MP Samsung sensor as a primary camera. It takes pictures that are definitely underexposed with a lot of details missing in the highlights. However, that helps keep the highlight clipping in check.
So you know some advantage there, the color accuracy is fine, not too great in close-ups. The phone struggles badly with reds and turns them pink. low-light shots from this camera look okay and to be entirely honest. There are far better phone cameras out there, furthermore, there is no night mode to speak of. So that’s another downer.
There’s a dedicated 2 MP depth sensor and you do get great portraits with a good detection out of the phone. I quite like the portrait lighting features. Now there’s also the dedicated 8 MP wide-angle camera. That takes dull and soft pictures and the same is the case for the 2 MP macro camera. I’m not a fan of both the sensors ISO video. This s1 pro tops out at 1080p 30fps on wide-angle and the 48 MP. There’s no stabilization either again, this is a big letdown from, what I can tell from the testing that I’ve done on the cameras of the s1 pro. I think the Vivo s1 pro is great for shooting human subjects. It could be of yourself when you’re taking a selfie or someone else. when you’re taking a portrait shot but for every other scenario, there are much better cameras out there.
vivo s1 pro processor
The s1 pro uses Snapdragon 665 SOC coupled with a whopping 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, in comparison to even a phone like the Vivo u20 uses Snapdragon 675. So you know a lot of people must be worried about the performance. See if you are a performance-hungry nerd reading this post, you should stop right now.
The 665 is definitely not the best processor, you can get at this price. For example, if we compare the benchmark scores of the s1 pro against the realme x2 and the Redmi k20. the s1 Pro cuts the sorry figure. take a look at the numbers to judge for yourself. while looking game on the s1 pro titles like PUBG and COD offer a better experience on force with snapdragon 7. 10 and above. But here’s the thing if you don’t play a lot of games, the s1 pro offers excellent daily performance. this phone just works.
I didn’t face a single lag or stutter in my time with the phone and the RAM management is stupendously good. The phone ran as many apps as I wanted in the background without shutting them down intermittently. Obviously, the s1 pro is not great for graphics-intensive workloads. But it is a workhorse that moves at breakneck speed further a killer usage. It was a delight for my everyday use case, where apps open instantly and I had multiple social networks open in the background more than 20 tabs on Chrome and a whole lot more without really stressing out the phone. A lot of credit also goes to the superfast UFS 2.1 storage inside the phone.
I’m genuinely super impressed with the regular day-to-day performance. also a p.m. The experience even further is the fast in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Now I also tested the 4G performance on Airtel and the call quality as well. I had no issues, whatsoever except that maybe the earpiece could have been slightly louder. Otherwise, it was all smooth sailing.
Vivo s1 pro audio quality
Moving on to the Vivo s1 pros audio quality, the mono speaker at the bottom can get loud and it is fairly clear as well. However, the audio performance from the headphone jack is average at best in my testing. I noticed that it laughed at the sort of a dynamic sound that I have experienced in vivo devices in the past. I was slightly disappointed with that.
vivo s1 pro battery life
Finally, the Vivo s1 pro comes with the 4500 mAh battery. unfortunately, you can’t check the screen on time on the phone. But I did track one and a half days of battery life on heavy usage. You also get a bundled 18-watt fast charger inside the box, that can charge the phone from zero to hundred in exactly two hours and it’s confusing as even z1X has a faster 22.5 watts bundled charger. So why didn’t Vivo go to the same solution for the S 1 pro, which is weird?
At the end for most geeks like me out there who read this post, the s1 Pro is probably not going to be an option. But for everyone else, I can see, how this phone works. For example, I like the fact that it has a good design, it’s got a good display and it’s got speedy. but fairly reliable performance as well and of course, it’s got great selfie-taking abilities. So, I think that there is a market out there for the s1 Pro having said that I’m not particularly a fan of the rear cameras performance or even front touch OS for that matter.
Vivo s1 pro vs Vivo z1x, Realme x2, and Redmi Note 8 pro
Vivo s1 pro vs Vivo z1x
let’s just compare the S1 Pro against its immediate competitors and see where it stacks up. from the very same Vivo family, the Vivo z1x definitely offers a lot of things more. From the core performance to the faster-charging z1x even exist feels like a better Buy overall. But the s1 pro takes better selfies if only slightly and it looks better for what it is worth.
Vivo s1 pro vs Redmi note 8 pro
Again but looks are subjective. compared to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the S1 Pro has only a couple of redeeming factors the Super AMOLED panel plus lightweight chassis and the better selfie camera. so if you want the S1 pro you have to crave for a better selfie camera. for every other need, the note 8 pro is just leagues better than the s1 pro.
Vivo s1 pro vs Realme x2
If you compare Vivo s1 pro to the Realme x2 the s1 pro actually stands no chance. all the good points such as AMOLED panel and selfie camera are matched or even better by the real me x2 and to top it off you also, get 30-watt fast charging and a friggin Snapdragon 730 GSoC. maybe to a certain extent, the s1 pro might look better to some folks but the x2 has a glass body. So that’s a more premium material for sure so the x2 pro is a clear winner here. All in all, I really liked using the s1 Pro, there’s some sort of expected to it that sort of made it works for me. But I’m pretty sure that Vivo s1 pro is not going to be for everyone.
So that’s it from me that was our full review of the Vivo s1 pro. I hope you guys liked it do let me know in the comment section below, what you thought of the phone?