Vivo S1: Experience The Style

Vivo has introduced the S series, Vivo S1 is the senior among all the smartphones under S series in India. It was launched on 8th April 2019 at the price range of Rs. 16,990. Vivo phones are generally stylish which has a smooth and glossy design. Vivo S1 is the world’s first phone powered with Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 processor. Vivo S1 is one among the best smartphone under 20,000 with features like a long-life battery, Al triple camera, Jovi smarter Al, smart button, and Google assistant. This phone is found to be fast and smooth which has ultra gaming mode that impresses the youngsters. Vivo S1 was launched right after Vivo Z1 Pro. Let us see if this powerful smartphone feels great in your hands.

Dimensions

Height159.53 x 75.23 x 8.13mm
Weight179g
Width75.2 mm
Depth8.1mm

Vivo S1 measures 159.53 mm height which looks glossy and elegant. You will feel good when you hold it and it is super handy. It weighs 179 grams which is not too heavy. It has got a sleek and slim width of about 75.2 mm and a depth of about 8.1 mm. This device carries the Google assistant button for voice control features below the SIM slot on the left and volume buttons on the right along with the power button. It also comes with an old micro USB port placed at the bottom of the device. The phone is available in two glamorous color variants Diamond Black and Skyline Blue.

Display

Size16.20cm(6.38)
TypeSuper AMOLED display
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels FHD+
Aspect ratio19:5:9
Screen to body ratio90%
Pixel density404 PPI
Protection glassGlass front, glass back, aluminum frame
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen

Vivo S1 features 16.20cm(6.38) Super AMOLED display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 90% screen to body ratio which allows you to enjoy the full view without any disturbance. It has Full HD+ resolution with 1080 x 2340 pixels at 404 PPI with a capacitive touchscreen which provides a fantastic visual effect. It has the curved edges and a purplish-blue tone at the top and blue at the bottom. It has a waterdrop notch where the selfie camera is built. This smartphone supports Always On Display where you can glance at your device when you like to check the alerts or time and this provides more attraction. Vivo has launched a new technology, Flash In-Display Fingerprint for better unlocking experience. It comes along with animation effects which is more fun while unlocking the phone and just by single touch you can unlock the phone easily. It is protected by Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame from scratches, and accidental spills. Overall, the device looks impressive and stylish.

Performance

ChipsetMediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
Funtouch 9.2
GPUMali-G52 MC2

Vivo S1 is the world’s first smartphone powered with Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 12nm design clocked at 2GHz which rests on Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55). It runs on Funtouch OS 9.2 based on the Android 9 operating system and it comes with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. This device houses Ultra Game Mode for a better gaming experience and for ultimate gaming fun and you can play the game smoothly. Multi turbo allows you to respond quickly by protecting against the risks and it keeps the device cool. It carries the smart button on the left below the sim slot tray and just by clicking it you can bring the Google Assistant effortlessly and it comes with powerful Jovi Smarter Al image organizer which understands your needs better and S1 delivers your service. By taking everything into account, Vivo S1 gives a powerful and smooth performance.

Storage

SpecificationsStorage OneStorage TwoStorage Three
RAM4GB6GB6GB
Internal memory128GB64GB128GB
Expandable memoryup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 256GB
ROM TechnologyeMMC 5.1eMMC 5.1eMMC 5.1
Card slotmicroSDXCmicroSDXCmicroSDXC

Vivo S1 is equipped with three variants of storage, 4 GB RAM/ 128 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM/ 64 GB internal storage, and 64 GB RAM/128 GB internal storage respectively. The RAM allows the device to access multiple apps simultaneously without slowing down or hanging. The ROM allows you to store your favorite photos, videos, games, apps, and files. The memory is expandable up to 256 GB with a dedicated micro SD card slot. It comes with new ROM technology, eMMC 5.1 which can either read or write at a time and the speed of data transfer is high and impressive.

Camera

Rear camera

Wide-angle primary cameraMegapixels- 16
Aperture- f/1.8
Ultra wide angle cameraMegapixels- 8
Aperture- f/2.2
Depth sensorMegapixels- 2
Aperture- f/2.4
FlashLED flash
AutofocusYes
Video specifications1080p@30fps
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, Panorama, Live Photos, PDAF, AI Super Wide-Angle, Portrait Mode, AI Portrait Framing, Doc Mode, Professional, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, AI Super Wide-Angle, AI Super Wide Angle Video, AR Stickers, AI Face Beauty, Video, Video Face Beauty, Time-Lapse, Slo-Mo

The Vivo S1 comes with a triple camera setup, comprising 16 MP wide-angle primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The 16MP Sony IMX499 camera allows you to capture enhanced quality pictures. Al Portrait framing allows you to click live moments which brings more fun and helps you for better creation to achieve a perfect ratio. The 8MP ultrawide angle camera expands your view up to 120 degrees to capture the landscape, group picture, and beautiful world. It comes with LED flash and autofocus. The depth effect was not superb but it works well. This smartphone allows you to shoot videos at 1080p@30fps. Other feature includes HDR, Panorama, Live Photos, PDAF, AI Super Wide-Angle, Portrait Mode, AI Portrait Framing, Doc Mode, Professional, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, AI Super Wide-Angle, AI Super Wide Angle Video, AR Stickers, AI Face Beauty, Video, Video Face Beauty, Time-Lapse, Slo-Mo. Having said that, if you are looking for social media-worthy photos, Vivo S1 is the better option to buy.

Front Camera

Front cameraMegapixels- 32MP
Aperture- f/2.0
FlashScreen flash
Video1080p@30fps
FeaturesHDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, filters, video calling, AI Face Beauty, Filters, AI Portrait Lighting, Group Selfie (Panorama), Super Night Selfie, Live Photo, AR Stickers, Watermark, Mirror Selfie

Looking at the selfie camera, Vivo S1 is built with a 32 MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It allows you to click selfies with high clarity and accurate details. It comes with a screen flash. It allows you to shoot videos at 1080p@30fps. The other features like HDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, filters, video calling, AI Face Beauty, Filters, AI Portrait Lighting, Group Selfie (Panorama), Super Night Selfie, Live Photo, AR Stickers, Watermark, Mirror Selfie are included which makes fun and enjoyable.

Battery

CapacityLi-Po 4500 mAh battery (Built-in rechargeable battery)
Charging18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging
USB Type-CYes

Vivo S1 is mounted with Li-Po 4500 mAh built-in battery which is long-lasting. It comes along with 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging which allows you to refill the battery in a short duration. You need not worry about charge or carry your power bank always, just have fun by playing games, browsing, etc. The battery is charged through the USB Type-C port which is at the bottom of the device.

Networks and Connectivity

SIM slot2 SIM Slot (nano) + 1 MicroSD Slot
Network4G(Band 40), 3G
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPSWith A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
LTEYes
RadioFM radio
USBMicro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Vivo S1 is built with two SIM slots and one micro SD card slot and it supports 4G, 3G networks which are faster. It supports only nano-SIM cards. Looking at the connectivity, S1 supports Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS, LTE, FM radio, Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.

Other features

ColorsDiamond Black, Skyline Blue
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Electronic Compass
Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
MultimediaLoudspeaker
3.5mm headphone jack

Vivo S1 is available in two different gorgeous colors, Diamond Black, Skyline Blue. It has sensors like Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Electronic Compass, Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope. It has ports for USB and headphones. Vivo S1 contains loudspeakers which works really well. This device has 3.5mm jack at the bottom and you can feel a good experience. It also comes with FM radio where you can enjoy hearing news, music, etc.

Looking at the overall performance, it is powerful and decent with a long-life battery, Al triple camera, gaming, etc. Vivo S1 is targeted by the users who are looking at an affordable budget.

Vivo S1 FAQ’s:

What is the price of Vivo S1 in India?

Vivo S1 price in India starts from Rs. 16,990 for 4GB RAM|128GB internal storage, Rs. 18,990 for 6GB RAM|64GB internal storage, and Rs.19,990 for 6GB RAM|128GB internal storage.

When was Vivo S1 launched in India?

Vivo S1 was launched on 8th April 2019.

Does Vivo S1 support a dedicated memory card slot?

Yes, Vivo S1 supports a dedicated memory card slot which is expandable up to 256GB.

Does Vivo S1 has fast charging support?

Vivo S1 comes with an 18W fast charger in the package.

Is Vivo S1 waterproof?

No, Vivo S1 is not waterproof but it is splashproof.