Vivo S1
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Key Specs
  • Display 6.38-inch (1080x2340)
  • Processor MediaTek P65
  • Front Camera 32MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery Capacity 4500mAh
  • OS Android Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJuly 2019
  • Official

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Vivo S1 Review

By Aditya Shenoy (Aug 14, 2019)
Aditya Shenoy
  • 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

Vivo recently launched the Vivo Z1 Pro (Review) in India and priced it quite well. This smartphone managed to fare quite well when we reviewed it. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has launched one more smartphone priced only a little higher, dubbed the Vivo S1. This is a part of the new S series which stands for Style. The Vivo S1 is stylish for sure, but does it have the performance to back its looks? We test it to find out.

Vivo S1 design

Vivo S1 Summary

The S1 is the first smartphones under the S series from Vivo to launch in India. The S series focuses on style and there is no denying that the S1 does look stylish. It comes in two colour variants called Diamond Black and Skyline Blue. We had the Diamond Black variant which had a catchy diamond pattern at the back. 

Vivo has put a 6.38-inch AMOLED display on the S1. It has good viewing angles and adequate brightness when outdoors. It also houses an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo S1 has a waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera.

At the back, the S1 sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. We weren't impressed with the fact that the S1 sports a Micro-USB port while most other smartphones in this price range have a Type-C port.

Vivo ships the S1 with FunTouch OS running on top of Android 9 Pie. It has customisations and comes with a few apps preinstalled. The Vivo S1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 SoC and is the first smartphone in India to do so. There are three variants of the Vivo S1, 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage. We had the top-end variant for review and it did not face any issues in day-to-day usage.  

We played games like PUBG Mobile which the S1 ran at medium settings. The phone did get warm to the touch after gaming for 20 minutes. The camera is where the S1 still needs some work as we weren't happy with its performance. It does a decent job in daylight but delivers below-average performance in low-light. The 4,500mAh battery offers good battery life and Vivo does ship an 18W fast charger in the box. 

The Vivo S1 does feel pricey compared to some of its competitors like the Realme X and the Oppo K3.  

Vivo S1 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Vivo S1 (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Skyline Blue 16,690
Vivo S1 (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Diamond Black 16,777
Vivo S1 (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Skyline Blue 19,990
Vivo S1 (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Diamond Black 19,990

Vivo S1 price in India starts from ₹ 16,690. The lowest price of Vivo S1 is ₹ 16,690 at Amazon.

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Vivo S1 Full Specifications

Brand Vivo
Model S1
Release date July 2019
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.53 x 75.23 x 8.13
Weight (g) 179.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4500
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging No
Colours Skyline Blue, Diamond Black
Screen size (inches) 6.38
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Processor octa-core
Processor make MediaTek P65
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No
Dedicated microSD slot No
Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating system Android Pie
Skin Funtouch OS 9
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
SIM Type Nano-SIM
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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  • Bad camera.
    Dr.Midhun Shanmugam (Jul 18, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Rear camera so artificial. Perfomance not bad. Price worthy mobile. Battery good. Selfie camera decent good. Rear cam very bad
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  • Cool Phone amazing features
    Ravi Rana (Jul 20, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    I was waiting for this for a quite long time.. finally its here... features are really good along with in display fingerprint sensor... It will be a great experience to use Helio P65 for first time
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  • The specs look marvelous
    Nitin Yadav (Jul 25, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Vivo S1 appears a promising smartphone.. I love the smart MediaTek P65 processor, triple camera setup and the powerful battery of the smartphone...
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  • Face recognition feature isn't available
    Mounesh SB (Aug 3, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Is VIVO S1 Why this model doesn't available face recognition feature not pair for 18k money.. in other brand 13-14k mobile have avail all features include face recogniser feature
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    (12) (5)
  • Bad camera & heating problem
    Nilesh (Sep 4, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Camera no work properly in low light condition, heating genrate in gaming exp.& web browsing, movies i do not recommended vivo S1 model purchase.
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  • Very awesome nd its a best mobile in the world its very nice looking nd working smoothly nd very highly standard nd perf
    Parvesh Rana (Aug 10, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Very nice highly recommend performance
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  • So nice wonder full
    Surendra Ch (Aug 10, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    I buy 1790 wonderful performance p65 game bost thank you vivo
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  • Vivo s1 new edition
    Awesome Alankar (Jul 31, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Superb looking and best battery
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  • amazing phone
    Gaurav Jeyaram (Aug 14, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Features are good and Helio P65 looks quite promising
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  • Nice phone
    Anshu Sharma (Aug 1, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    It has pretty good features and performance offered by Helio P65 is quite good
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