Vivo S1 PRO – India Launch, Price, Specs, Features and Buying Advice
Let’s Check out all the details of Vivo S Series phones – Vivo S1 PRO and the Vivo S1.
Vivo S1 Pro is the 2nd mobile (first was Vivo S1) in the S series that the company is launching in India on 4th January 2020.
Notably, the Vivo S1 Pro comes with almost similar specs as the Vivo S1.
Key Specs and Features
The Vivo S1 Pro comes with a 6.38 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080*2340) pixels display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
For imaging, it has Quad-Rear cameras with 48 MP (Sony IMX 586) sensor f/1.8 aperture lens and an ultra-wide 8 MP camera. Additionally, we have a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro lens.
For Selfies, there is a 32 MP camera present in the tiny notch.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and there is Adreno 610 GPU for gaming.
Notably, the SD 665 offers almost similar performance as the Helio P65 used in the Vivo S1.
Further, it comes with 8 GB Ram and has 128 GB internal storage.
The phone runs on the Android Pie 9.0 along with the Funtouch Os 9.2.
You will not have any issues with battery life on this device as it is fuelled by a massive 4500 mAH capacity battery.
Also, Vivo is bundling an 18 Watts Fast Charger with Dual engine to ensure it charges quickly.
Other top features are presence of USB Type C port, an in-display fingerprint scanner and expandable storage upto 256 GB. The phone weighs 188 grams and has 8.7 mm thickness.
Should You Buy the Vivo S1 Pro?
Vivo S1 Pro is not too different from the Vivo S1. Almost similar cameras, design, display and performance, battery life.
Vivo already has Z1 Pro and Vivo S1 in the 16k-19k price range. The S1 Pro is going to launch for 18k-20k.
Notably, the Z1 Pro (SD 712) offers much better performance than the S1 Pro and even with less ram offer better gaming and multi-tasking experience.
You are not getting much performance boost from the 8 GB Ram on the S1, it will better to go for the Z1 Pro if gaming is on your mind.
The camera and performance is slightly better on the S1 Pro in comparison to S1 but not significantly.
Even if you are buying the Vivo S1, you are not missing much. Share your thoughts or Queries in the comments below.
Vivo S1 Pro ( PRO’s)
Vivo S1 Pro ( CON’s)
Quad Cameras and 32 MP Selfie Camera
FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Not Suitable for Gaming at this Price
8 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage
4500 mAH Battery, Fast Charging
Vivo S1 Offers a Massive 4500 mAH Battery and Fast Performance (Helio P65 Processor)
Vivo has launched the first S-Series mobile Vivo S1 in India on 7th August 2019 for a starting price of Rs. 17,999.
Vivo is keen to hold on to its 11% market share in India, amidst swift competition from Samsung, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi.
Vivo S1 Price in India and Variants
The Vivo S1 is launched in 3 models in India and the base version comes with large 128 GB storage. Also, the Vivo S1 has launched in Pakistan already and listed on the official website.
- 4 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – 17,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 15,990
- 6 GB Ram and 64 GB internal Storage – 18,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 17,990)
- 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – 19,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 18,990)
Oddly, there is no Vivo S1 with 4 GB ram and 64 GB storage launched in India. The lower ram storage variant could have kept the entry price low.
You can buy the Vivo S1 from 14th August on Amazon.in and it will shortly go on sale in local retail stores as well as retail chains such as Reliance Digital, Croma, Sangeetha Mobile, Big C, Poorvika.
Offers and Discounts on Vivo S1
HDFC Bank is offering 7.5% cashback on the purchase of Vivo S1 using HDFC debit or credit card with EMI option. There is an assured cashback on Paytm transactions done through retail and there is an offer of 10% additional value in insta-cash on exchanging your old phone.
Highlight Features – Vivo S1
- 6.38 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Display
- MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core processor
- 6/8 DDR4 GB RAM
- In-display Fingerprint Scanner
- Triple Rear Cameras
- 32 MP Selfie Camera
- Huge 4500 mAH Capacity battery
Detailed Specifications – Vivo S1
Based on the specs, the Vivo S1 is looking loaded and ready to take on rivals.
There is a sudden strategy change by the brand. They have become aggressive with specs and features in the mid-range segment.
Design and Display
The Vivo S1 comes with a polycarbonate build and has a waterdrop notch at the top of the display. It misses on the voguish pop-up selfie camera.
The mobile comes with a gorgeous 6.38 inch Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution. It is not clear if Vivo is using Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
It measures 8.1 mm in thickness and weighs 179 grams.
For selfies, there is a 32 Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and AI support for portrait mode.
At the back, it has got AI Triple rear camera setup with 16MP+8MP+2MP lens. Further, the camera offers HDR Support, portrait mode, AR stickers, and wide-angle mode.
The primary 16 MP has an f/1.7 aperture (good for low light photos) while the 8 MP lens comes with f/2.2 aperture.
Powering the device is the latest MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core Processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
Also, there is Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU to take care of gaming needs. The Vivo S1 is one of the first mobiles to come with the Helio P65 Processor.
The MediaTek Helio P65 (Vivo S1) scores 147,067 on the Antutu benchmark, which is slower in comparison to the Snapdragon 675 and the Snapdragon 710.
Aforementioned, we have either 4/6 GB DDR4 Ram.
It runs on the latest Funtouch OS 9.0 from Vivo and has the Android 9.0.
Another highlight feature is the presence of 4500 mAH capacity battery which comes with Dual Engine Charging support. It will come with an 18 Watts Charger similar to the Z1 Pro.
Also, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner and face-unlock support.
Lastly, it comes with standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, WIFI, Dual VOLTE, and Micro-USB Port.
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Vivo S1 Vs Competition (Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme X and Vivo Z1 Pro)
Which is better Vivo S1 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?
It is clear that Vivo S1 is a better option as it comes with Super AMOLED display, has better design, better triple cameras and 32 MP front selfie camera. Also, there is higher battery capacity 4500 mAH with fast charging support and it comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with IPS LCD display, has 4000 mAH battery and rear fingerprint scanner. However, the Snapdragon 675 is faster than the Helio P65 used in the Vivo S1.
You are also getting 128 GB storage (Vs 64 GB on RN7 Pro) if you are buying the base version of the Vivo S1.
Which is Better Vivo S1 or Vivo Z1 Pro?
The Vivo Z1 Pro has a better processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, has a bigger 5000 mAH Battery capacity and comes with a hole punch display which looks better than the waterdrop display on the Vivo S1 Pro.
The cameras and OS are the same on both the phones.
The real advantage of Vivo S1 is the undeniably better Super AMOLED panel. If you want a better display panel get the Vivo S1 and if gaming is your priority the Z1 Pro is a better deal for you.
The Better Choice – Vivo S1 or the Realme X?
The Realme X comes with a slightly more powerful processor – Snapdragon 712 which is better for gaming. Also, another plus for the Realme X is the Full View display without a notch, instead it has a pop-up selfie camera. The primary rear camera with 48 MP lens is also better on the Realme X.
Both mobiles run on the latest Android Pie Os and have Super AMOLED panel.
On the other hand, the Vivo S1 comes with a larger 4500 mAH battery (Realme X offers 3750 mAH), and there are triple rear cameras on the Vivo S1. Also, the front selfie camera has 32 MP resolution.
It is a tough choice but if you ask me, I will pick up the Realme X.
Vivo S1 Pro, Launch Price and Details
There were some early rumors that Vivo will launch the Vivo S1 Pro along with the Vivo S1. But these rumors are false and the company has not launched the Vivo S1 Pro model.