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Vivo S1 Review, Specifications, and Price

Vivo S1 Android smartphone

Vivo has launched a new mid-ranger called Vivo S1. This is coming after the release of the latest Vivo V15 Android smartphone with a pop-up camera. For those that can’t afford the V15 or V15 Pro version and still want to get a feel of a smartphone with a pop-up shooter, Vivo S1 is budget-friendly and comes with some awesome specifications, which includes a pop-up so yo keep up with the groove. Let’s look at some of the features that come with this latest smartphone from Vivo.

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Design and Display

Vivo S1
Vivo S1

For those that have seen the pictures or reviews on the trending Vivo V15, you’ll agree with me that the latest Vivo S1 has a similar design and look with the V15. The major difference between the two Android smartphones is the lower pop-up selfie camera resolution and bigger internal storage.  The smartphone looks sleek and trendy, with two color variants (Ice lake Blue and Pet Pink) to choose from.

In terms of display, Vivo S1 rocks a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display which offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.  The Android smartphone also features a 90.95% screen-to-body with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Camera and Battery

Good cameras have been one of the major selling points of Vivo smartphones. Vivo S1, as a budget Android smartphone rocks triple camera setup on the rear, which contains a 12-megapixel primary sensor that has an f/1.78 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2, and a 5-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 lens for good photographs. On the front, this smartphone is armed with a 24.8-megapixel selfie camera.

When it comes to the battery capacity, Vivo S1 is powered by a 3900mAh battery that can last up a day of fair usage. The battery also hosts a dual-engine fast charging technology.

Configuration and Storage

Vivo S1 Android smartphone
Vivo S1

The Vivo S1 runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0(Pie). The smartphone also comes with a Game Turbo mode that offers a good gaming experience. Onboard the phone is the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC.

In terms of storage, this device comes with a 6GB of RAM, along with 128GB of onboard storage for storing your files. The phone has ample storage capacity that will go a long way even with external storage. The RAM is also good and provides fast processing and multitasking. In case of additional storage, the phone storage can be extended via MicroSD card up to 256GB.

Price and Availability

The Vivo S1 sports 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. This happens to be the only configuration available and can be purchased at a price of CNY 2,298 (about €305).

Vivo S1 Full Specifications


Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes


Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Launch DateApril 1
Custom UiFuntouch OS
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes


Audio Jack3.5 mm


ChipsetMediaTek Helio P70
GraphicsMali-G72 MP3
ProcessorOcta-core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Architecture64 bit
Ram6 GB


Thickness8.5 mm
Width75.9 mm
Weight189.5 grams
Height161.9 mm
ColoursPet Powder, Ice Lake Blue


Display TypeIPS LCD
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezelless DisplayYes
Screen To Body Ratio Claimed By The Brand90.9 %
Pixel Density395 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated85 %
Screen Size6.53 inches (16.59 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes Up to 256 GB
Usb Otg SupportYes


SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Front Camera24.8 Megapixel
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Rear12MP + 8MP + 5MP
Physical ApertureF2.0
FlashYes LED Flash


User ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingYes Fast
Capacity3940 mAh


WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

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