Vivo S1 : Tough Competitor for Realme X ?


Vivo has launched the first smartphone of the S series in India. After the great success of Vivo Z1 Pro, we are excited for the all-new Vivo S1. Vivo S1 is the first smartphone that comes with Helio P65 chipset. Vivo has had a great year so far. They launched some exciting devices with competing specs like the Vivo V15 Pro and the Vivo Z1 Pro. So let’s see if magic works again this time too.

Display & Design

The smartphone comes with a 6.3 inches Super AMOLED display. The smartphone has a Full HD+ resolution and spots a dewdrop notch that gives the smartphone a 90% screen to body ratio. Z1 Pro has a punch-hole display while this S1 has a dewdrop. That creates different options for users. S1 also has Always-on display that operates on low power consumption. In terms of design, the smartphone has come up with some new gradient design features a seamless transition between blue creating a subtle and elegant impression.


It is the first smartphone that comes with the latest Helio P65 chipset. Helio P65 is an octa-core chipset built on 7nm of technology having clock speed up to 2 GHz. The latest Helio P65 coupled with an Arm Mali-G52 GPU. The smartphone delivers the flashing speed. In terms of the daily task, the smartphone can handle without any lag. Now coming to the gaming performance than P65 can handle games like PUBG at HD setting with high fps without any lag. Vivo S1 is running on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie.



The smartphone comes with the triple rear camera setup. The primary rear camera has 16 Megapixel Sony IMX 499 sensor of aperture f/1.7. The secondary rear camera has an 8 Megapixel sensor of aperture f/2.2 which is a wide-angle lens. The third one is a depth sensor of 2 Megapixel of aperture f/2.4. The smartphone has a 32 Megapixel selfie camera of aperture f/2.0. The smartphone comes with many features like AR stickers, AI Mode, Slow Motion and much more. The camera quality of the smartphone is really great to compare to the competitor. In fact, it is one of the smartphones which delivers stunning camera performance.

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Battery & Other Features

The smartphone comes with the 4500 mAh non-removable battery that supports 18W fast charging. The smartphone has a dual WiFi band. It has all the major sensors including an in-display fingerprint scanner.


Now it is really a great smartphone. Also, Vivo creates many options for users. Vivo S1 emerge as a competitor for Realme X. Those who don’t like pop-up module can go for this. Also with a massive battery and superb camera performance the smartphone ranks above Realme X. In terms of design, the S1 pro gives us a stunning look. But in pricing, I think it looks a bit overpriced. I think if they make the pricing around 15k then it would have a great option for users. But yet Vivo S1 is worth purchasing if you don’t like a pop-up module or punch hole.

Price and Variant

  • 128 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM for 17990 Rs

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