After much anticipation, the Vivo S1 has been officially announced and it comes in with a host of interesting features that you may find interesting.

The new smartphone was announced in March 2019 and comes in with a very large display, Pop-up mechanized selfie camera, nice processor, fast charging technology, 6GB RAM. The Vivo S1 is actually a mid-range smartphone which looks more likeVivo S1 the V15, which was dished out to the public a few weeks ago. They both feature almost the same hardware, with other similarities, though there are other notable differences that widely differentiate the smartphone.

Without taking too much of your time, let’s go into the review of this smartphone in proper and list out the specifications, features, price, pros, cons, and everything that you need to know about the new smartphone.

Design

The Vivo S-series is the most recently added series, and the Vivo S1 is the first member of the S-series family. Like I earlier mentioned, the smartphone has the same hardware features with the Vivo V15.

On the front side of the smartphone, there is a large 6.53-inch Full HD+ display which ships in with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Vivo S1 also comes in with a Notchless display and has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and also comes with a 90.95% screen-to-body ratio.

At first, you think there is literally no selfie camera, but when you observe very well, you will observe that Vivo used a motorized pop-up selfie camera. The smartphone also features a body dimension of 161.97 x 75.93 x 8.54mm and finally weighs 189.5 grams.

On the back of the Vivo S1, there is a triple vertically placed camera which is accompanied by a powerful LED flash. Still, on the back of the smartphone, you will find the responsive fingerprint sensor. Finally, on the back of the device, you will also notice the company’s logo.

But under the hood, the smartphone only arrives with two different color options which consist of the Blue color option and the Pink color option.

Camera

When of the selling point of the Vivo S1 is its cameras that are able to offer you awesome and well-detailed images. The smartphone comes in with a total number of four cameras which consist of the triple primary camera shooters and the single mechanized pop-up camera shooter.

Like I mentioned just now, the new smartphone comes in with a triple primary camera setup and they consist of the 12 MegaPixel which also comes with an f/1.8 aperture, the second primary camera shooter comes 8 MegaPixel along with an f/2.2 aperture and finally, the 5 MegaPixel for depth sensing, which comes with an f/2.4 aperture. Some of the features of the primary cameras consist of the LED flash, HDR, and panorama.

The selfie lovers still have their own share in the camera package that the smartphone comes in with. Under the hood, you will not notice any selfie camera at first, until you decide to take a selfie, then you will observe that there is a single motorized selfie camera, which is a 24.8-megapixel shooter. One of the awesome packages that all the cameras come with is the AI-features.

The new smartphone’s AI face beauty allows the camera to identify 103 basic facials for capturing selfie images. The camera also comes with the ability to automatically adjust the body proportions as you are taking the shots or videos.

Performance

When it comes to performance the Vivo S1 delivers and every normal smartphone user will certainly be comfortable with. Under the hood, the device uses the MediaTek Helio P70 processor to power the Vivo S1. The processor has the support of the 6GB RAM which will ensure that you will not experience any lag during multi-tasking and other performances.

The smartphone comes with just one storage option which is the 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256 GB using a micro SD card.

The company also integrates their Jovi AI-based voice assistant on the Vivo S1, and you can activate it by pressing the dedicated button which is positioned on the left-hand side of the smartphone.

The Vivo S1 also comes in with a host of connectivity and network which consist of the Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G VoLTE, micro USB 2.0, dual-SIM support, GPS, our lovely 3.5mm jack and the Bluetooth.

Battery

Powering the Vivo S1 is a powerful Non-removable Li-Po 3940 mAh battery which is capable of taking you for the whole day even with intensive use. The new smartphone supports the 18W dual-engine fast charging technology.

Other Features

  • FM ~ No,
  • 3.5mm Jack ~ Yes,
  • Expandable storage ~ Yes,
  • Triple Rear Cameras ~ Yes.

Vivo S1 Price

The smartphone is a mid-range smartphone and it comes in with an affordable price tag. The Vivo S1 will be launching in China on the 1st of April and it comes in with a starting price of about CNY2,298 which is equivalent to $342 / €304.

The new smartphone is currently listed on Vivo China official website.

Verdict

From all the specifications and features that the Vivo S1 offers, I believe the smartphone will be okay for anyone who wants to use a smartphone for general purposes like taking beautiful images, running programs, making calls, surfing the internet and others. The smartphone is just simply awesome and it ticks all the basic boxes that any smartphone is supposed to come in with.

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