Vivo S1 pro comes with a refreshing diamond design

Vivo S1 pro has been launched with improved specifications from the model released in china earlier in may this year.

Aside the introduction of quadruple cameras(one up from three), these AI inspired cameras are all placed to take the shape of a diamond.

The version of the smartphone released in china had three camera/sensors placed linearly vertical to the left of the device’s rear. This new universal variant has the four camera/sensors alligned at the vertical half.

This steep change in design according to the phonemaker is “inspired by images of jewelry and royal palaces which conjure a refreshing look that adds a unique and dynamic feel to the smartphone“. Vivo S1 design

The 48MP main camera is supported by a 8MP wide-angle, 2MP macro, and 2MP bokeh lenses.

The device isn’t just all about design and camera excellence, there is a swift in-display fingerprint scanner, a low power-consuming super AMOLED display screen and a convenient 8GB RAM size.

Vivo S1 Pro Display – A diamond trendsetting design ‘of it’s own’

The most obvious physical feature of the smartphone is the diamond design which houses the cameras at the rear. Vivo declined to opt for the usual squares or circles but rather for the one which according to them was first premiered by the brand.

The front display still retains S1’s water-drop notch which houses the powerfull selfie camera. The display of the device is made up of a super AMOLED screen which the company brags expends less power from the 4500 battery. A 6.38 inches display screen with resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels delivers a 404 pixel per inch ratio. This wide resolution makes for an immersive viewing experience while the 186.7 grams weight coupled with the smooth body makes for a premium feel.

Dimension159.2 mm x 75.1 mm x 8.6 mm
Weight186.7 grams
ColoursFancy Sky, Knight Black
Screen Size6.38 inches (16.21 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Bezel-less displayThin bezels on sides, with teardrop notch
Pixel Density404 PPI
Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Touch ScreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90%

Advantage: An AMOLED display type offers an optimum show off, however there’s however no protection glass to the display.

Disadvantage:

  • The S1 pro weighs more than it’s predecessor which weighs only 179 grams.
  • In terms of thickness, the S1 still surpasses the pro version of it. S1 has a thickness of 8.1mm.

Innovative 48MP+32MP AI-Inspired cameras

Vivo augments on it’s triple camera setup used on the regular S1 for a quad diamond designed camera at the rear.

Vivo S1 pro camera view

The main rear camera delivers 48MP clear shots while three other 8MP,2MP & 2MP cameras serves wide-angle, macro and bokeh necessities. There is a LED flash for the rear camera just behind the diamond design.

The selfie camera with a physucal aperture of f/2.0 captures a superb 32MP photos and supports face unlock.

Both cameras are AI inspired as photos captured are modified to sooth the environment and also to lay out the detailed features of the capture.

Rear camera
  • 48MP main sensor
  • 8MP sensor for ultrawide shots
  • 2MP macro sensor
  • 2MP depth sensor
Autofocus (rear)Phase detection autofocus
Physical aperture (rear)F1.8
Flash (rear)LED flash
Image resolution (rear)8000 x 6000 Pixels
Settings (rear)Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting modes (rear)Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Rear camera featuresDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Front camera32 MP
Physical apertureF2.0

Advantage:

  • Quad camera setup – defining captured features efficiently
  • Powerful rear camera. The regular S1 has a 16MP shooter as main rear camera which is less powerful than the S1 pro’s

High performing Qualcomm Snapdragon processor – Vivo S1 pro hardware, software specs

Vivo S1 pro details

The recently released pro version of Vivo S1 packs a Snapdragon 665 chipset which help drive the 8GB smartphone. This processor is less powerful than the Snapdragon 675 offered in regular earlier released S1 pro. In fact, the Vivo S5 smartphone is far powerful than the S1 pro by reason of it’s superior Snapdragon 712 chipset.

Memory wise, the device has an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Android OS 9 pie adds up with Funtouch OS 9.2 skin to create a smooth user interface.

Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UIFuntouch OS 9.2
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 665
ProcessorOcta core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 610
RAM8GB
Internal memory128GB
Expandable memoryUp to 256 GB

Advantage: The 8GB RAM storage ensures that multi-tasking between apps are done without slowdown while the 128GB internal storage ensures there is enough space for files archiving.

Disadvantage: Processor of previous variant of the device is more powerful than this latest model.

Vivo S1 pro network support

Network Support

The device supports various bands of 2G, 3G, and 4G.

5G isn’t however supported.

4G Bands:
  • TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
  • FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:Available
EDGE:Available
SIM
  1. Nano sim
  2. Nano sim

Vivo S1 connectivity and sensors

One connectivity option which is widely enjoyed by users – the fingerprint scanner – is located on the phone’s display screen.

Rendering ease in unlocking the smartphone, a colourful animation pops-up to add fun to this in-display smartphone unlock. The device supports a USB type c.

Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
WiFi featuresMobile hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0
GPSwith A-GPS, Glonass
USB
  • Type: Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Type: USB Type-C (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Fingerprint sensorYes, On-screen
Other sensors
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope

Advantage: The in-display fingerprint is a plus. Same with the USB type c and version 5.0 of the bluetooth.

Disadvantage: –

Vivo S1 pro battery

Vivo S1 was launched with a 4000mAh battery. The earliest S1 pro version for china had a battery capacity down at 3700mAh.

The newly released S1 pro meanwhile maintains the comfortable 4500 battery which was used by the S1.

Capacity4500mAh
TypeLi-ion
User replaceableNo

Advantage: Convenient battery capacity.

Disadvantage: –

Price of Vivo S1 pro in Nigeria

The price of Vivo S1 pro is roughly about N115,000 in Nigeria.

It is currently not selling on Jumia and Konga online stores (as at the time of writing).

Verdict!

Vivo S1 pro is a device built with quality at heart. The only part of the smartphone that requires second thought before attempting purchase is it’s price tag.

Notwithstanding, these basic five things outlines the superiority of the smartphone:

  • Premium display
  • Wide memory capacity (RAM & ROM)
  • AI – inspired cameras
  • Amiable battery capacity
  • Dependable processors

Overall, the device packs feature-filled specifications at a considerable price.

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