Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro: What’s the Difference?

Vivo S1 price in India is yet to be announced, whereas the Vivo Z1 Pro retail starting at Rs. 14,990.

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Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro: What’s the Difference?

Vivo S1 and Vivo Z1 Pro both have large batteries

  • Vivo Z1 Pro has a larger display, Snapdragon 712 SoC
  • The Vivo Z1 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,990
  • Vivo Z1 Pro is heavier than the Vivo S1

Vivo S1 is all set to launch in India on August 7, and the smartphone comes with some good specifications on paper. The phone was launched in China almost four months ago, and it was also launched in Indonesia earlier this month. Now, the company is teasing its arrival in India on August 7, and invites for the event have also come in. The Vivo S1 launch will come just a few weeks after the Vivo Z1 Pro launch in India. The latter phone is available to buy on Flipkart and Vivo India e-store. In this article, we compare the Vivo S1 price in India (expected), specifications, and features against the Vivo Z1 Pro to help you make an informed buying decision. As the comparison is based on just these factors, we of course would advise readers to wait until our review of the Vivo S1 is purchased before taking the plunge.

Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro price in India compared

The Vivo S1 price in India hasn't been announced yet, but the phone is set to launch on August 7 in India. The phone should be made available on Vivo India e-store whenever it arrives. The Vivo S1 price in India is expected to be similar to what was announced in Indonesia. The phone has been priced in Indonesia at IDR 3,599,000 (roughly Rs. 17,800) for the lone 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option. It comes in Diamond Black and Skyline Blue colour options.

The Vivo Z1 Pro, on the other hand, is priced in India starting at Rs. 14,990 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 16,990, whereas the top-of-the-line 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version is available with a price tag of Rs. 17,990. It has been made available in Mirror Black, Sonic Black, and Sonic Blue colour options, and is available to buy on Flipkart and Vivo India e-store.

Flipkart is offering no-cost EMI options, exchange discount, 5 percent cashback on HDFC Bank debit cards, 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card. Vivo India e-store is offering cashback worth Rs. 6,000 exclusively for Jio subscribers. The cashback will be given through the MyJio app in the form of 40 discount vouchers worth Rs. 50 each. Airtel customers can also avail double data benefits for the first 10 recharges on every recharge of Rs. 249 or Rs. 299 prepaid plan. Further, Vodafone and Idea subscribers can avail a cashback of Rs. 3,750. It has also listed no-cost EMI options and an exchange discount.

Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro specifications

Vivo S1 international variant has different specifications from the China variant, and the variant that was launched in Indonesia is expected to launch in India as well. The Vivo S1 global variant and the Vivo Z1 Pro run on Funtouch OS 9, based on Android 9 Pie. The Vivo Z1 Pro features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a hole-punch display. The Vivo S1, on the other hand, features a 6.38-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop-style notch.

The Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 712 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Vivo S1 is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. Both the phones offer up to 128GB storage options.

Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro camera

For photos and videos, the Vivo Z1 Pro has a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.78 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 120-degree super wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The Vivo S1 also has a triple rear camera setup in the global variant, and it houses a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.78 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens, and a third 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Both the phones sport a 32-megapixel front shooter with an f/2.0 lens.

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Vivo S1 will be offered in multiple colours, including Diamond Black


The Vivo Z1 Pro packs a larger 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging tech, while the Vivo S1 packs a 4,500mAh battery. The Vivo Z1 Pro has a rear fingerprint sensor, but the Vivo S1 embeds it underneath the display. Both phones sport a Micro-USB port with USB OTG support, apart from offering Bluetooth v5.0 and dual-SIM slots as well.

The Vivo S1 is thinner and lighter measuring 159.53x75.23x8.13mm and weighing 179.5 grams. The Vivo Z1 Pro weighs 201 grams and measures 162.39x77.33x8.85mm.

Vivo Z1 Pro vs Vivo S1 comparison
  Vivo Z1 Pro Vivo S1
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
ModelZ1 ProS1
Release date3rd July 2019July 2019
Launched in IndiaYesYes
Dimensions (mm)162.39 x 77.33 x 8.85159.53 x 75.23 x 8.13
Weight (g)201.00179.00
Battery capacity (mAh)50004500
Removable batteryNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary
Wireless chargingNoNo
ColoursMirror Black, Sonic Black, Sonic BlueSkyline Blue, Diamond Black
Screen size (inches)6.536.38
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Aspect ratio19.5:919.5:9
Processor1.7GHz octa-core (2x2.3GHz + 6x1.7GHz)octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 712MediaTek Helio P65 (MT6768)
Internal storage64GB128GB
Expandable storageYesNo
Expandable storage typemicroSD-
Dedicated microSD slotYesNo
Rear camera16-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)16-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes-
Rear flashYes-
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flashNo-
Operating systemAndroid PieAndroid Pie
SkinFuntouch OS 9Funtouch OS 9
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs22
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes-
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes-
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes-
Face unlockYes-
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good overall performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Good value for money
  • Bad
  • Bulky and heavy
Display 6.53-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good battery life
  • Quick in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Bundled 18W fast charger
  • Bad
  • Average CPU performance
  • Cameras could’ve been better
  • Micro-USB port
Display 6.38-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio P65 (MT6768)
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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