The Vivo S1 Pro has a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. There is 128GB of storage on board that can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery and comes with a face unlock feature. The phone runs Funtouch OS 4.5 on top of Android Oreo, which has some Vivo-exclusive features like the Emoji Slider and a similar app drawer-like ‘Gallery’ app. In terms of the design, the Vivo S1 Pro sports a diamond-shaped cut-out at the back that houses the phone’s triple camera module. This is flanked by a LED flash unit and the phone’s fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is surprisingly fast and accurate, and only takes about a second to get it working. The phone’s gradient colour variant also offers a gradient effect that can be customised.
This is the first full-screen display we’ve seen in a phone from Vivo. It has a slight chin at the bottom, but it’s gone is this as it leads the way to a full display that measures 6.28-inches diagonally. The screen is nicely curved and comes with a notch. It looks quite a bit like the Xiaomi Mi MIX, with the only exception that Vivo’s has the notch only at the top. The chin at the bottom is tiny as well and it reminds us a lot of the Honor 8X. Overall, it’s a well-designed phone that doesn’t really seem out of place in the market. Vivo S1 Pro has a small chin at the bottom, but it’s gone is this as it leads the way to a full display that measures 6.28-inches diagonally.
The phone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and in our review, it delivered a zippy experience, not once stalling and loaded games like Shadow Fight 3, Asphalt 9 and PUBG ran without any issue. Of course, playing graphics-intensive games like PUBG is a good thing for most users. As far as gaming performance goes, the phone did well, even with multi-tasking, games like Asphalt 8 is smooth and there were no frame rate dips. The phone is backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone is backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone is backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The performance of the phone is good enough, but there is still a lot more the phone can do.
Vivo S1 Pro sports a dual-rear camera setup, comprising of a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Both the lenses are accompanied by dual-LED flash, and the AI Bokeh mode on the front camera, has been made more dynamic this time. Also Read: Review: Vivo V9 Youth Hands On The smartphone has a 12MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, and AI Face Unlock feature. Performance The Vivo S1 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It boots Android 8.1 Oreo, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0 on top. The S1 Pro has a dual-SIM card slot, with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both the slots. There’s a hybrid slot for microSD cards (up to 256GB).
While it has a good build, battery life on the S1 Pro is average. With my usage, it’s lasted for 8 hours and 15 minutes on a single charge. If you watch videos for a long time, the battery life takes a hit. The dual rear cameras should not really be blamed. It is what it is, so I won’t be saying anything more about it. The focus of the phone really should be its display. Verdict I would still recommend the Vivo S1 Pro to those who want an edge-to-edge display, which is pretty much the same look we are seeing on the OnePlus 6T. For those looking for a slightly more affordable option, the Vivo V11 Pro will suffice. If you are in the market for an edge-to-edge display and one with a Snapdragon 710 processor, then you may want to go for the Vivo S1 Pro.
Overall, Vivo’s new phone is a decent choice for those looking for an entry-level flagship experience for Rs 15,000, but be careful. While the phone’s display is good, the overall phone performance is average.