Vivo S1
  • 128 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 32 MP Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 ppi density) Display
  • Mediatek MT6768, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery

Vivo S1: Specs Score

  • 3
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 2.5
Rated at 72.5%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    Bezel-Less FHD+ Screen With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic Triple Camera Setup With Dedicated Ultra-Wide Angle Lens
  • Processor : 2.5/5
    Entry-Level Mid-Range Processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Battery Capacity Over 4,000 mAh
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Up To 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 4.5/5
    Separate microSD Card Slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support


Vivo S1: Price

Vivo S1: Overview

  • FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • 4500 mAh Battery
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • micro USB port
  • Plastic Build

Vivo S1 Design

The Vivo S1 is the latest entrant in the mid-tier smartphone market. The smartphone incorporates a new design that the company calls it a diamond pattern. However, the back panel is made using plastic/polycarbonate, and the phone is likely to attract scratches. At the front, the device has a 6.38-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass. There is a water-drop notch at the top of the display with a 32MP selfie camera with support for face unlock.

Vivo S1: Hardware Performance

The Vivo S1 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, paired with either 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The phone supports dual active 4G LTE and VoLTE connections. Though the Helio P65 SoC is not the most powerful chipset (at this price range). It is capable of handling games like PUBG, albeit, at a medium graphics settings. The device should not have any issues with respect to multi-tasking,  at least on the 6GB RAM variant.

Vivo S1: Camera Performance

The Vivo S1 boasts a triple rear-camera setup with a 16MP primary RGB sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera is capable of recording 4K videos @30fps, and the phone also supports features like Geo-Tagging, HDR, and Panorama. The device has a 32MP selfie camera at the front with support for face unlock. The video recording capability on the selfie camera is capped at 1080p and this camera does support features like AI portrait and beauty mode to further enhance the selfie photographs.

Vivo S1: Price To Performance Ratio

The base variant of the Vivo S1 is available for Rs. 17,990 in India, making it the most affordable phone from the company with an AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensor. One of the caveats of the Vivo S1 is the chipset. Though it is capable of handling most of the tasks, it is not the best chipset that we have seen on a phone that costs around Rs. 18,000. The device does feature an AMOLED display, which makes it a great multi-media smartphone, and the phone also offers an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Vivo S1: Important Features/Highlights

The Vivo S1 is the most affordable phone from the company with an AMOLED display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone packs in a massive 4500 mAh battery, which can last up to an entire day on a single charge. Similarly, the phone does lack some features. Though it supports fast charging, the phone still uses a micro USB port making it a bit dated.

Vivo S1: Verdict

The Vivo S1 is one of the best smartphones around Rs. 18,000, especially for the fact that the phone offers an FHD+ resolution AMOLED display with a higher screen to body ratio. Similarly, the phone also runs on Android 9 Pie with custom FunTouch OS skin on top. If you are in the market for a smartphone with good display and battery than can last an entire day, the Vivo S1 could be the device that you are looking for.

Vivo S1: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI Funtouch 9.0 OS
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Blue, Black
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2019
Indian Release Date 7 August, 2019
Dimensions 159.53 × 75.23 × 8.13 mm
Weight 179 g
Screen size 6.38 inches
Technology AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset Mediatek MT6768
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz (4x Cortex-A75 + 4x Cortex-A55)
GPU ARM Mali-G52
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 16 MP (f/1.78) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP(f/2.4) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 32 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Panorama
Audio Player AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
Video Player MPEG4, H.263, H.264, HD
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Other Features Face Unlock, Quick Charging, AI Camera

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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