Vivo S1 Unboxing and First Impressions

Vivo today launched the S1 smartphone  in India with Super AMOLED screen, triple rear cameras, 32-megapixel front camera and a huge 4500mAh battery starting at Rs. 17,990. Here we have the unboxing and first impressions of the phone.

Box Contents

  • Vivo S1 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version in Skyline Blue color
  • 2-pin fast charger (5V-2A / 9V-2A)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Earphones with microphone
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • User manual and warranty information

The S1 features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Halo FullView display with 90% screen-to-body ratio and 1.87mm narrow side bezels. Thanks to Super AMOLED display, the content is crisp and vibrant, and the support of 98% DCI-P3 color gamut offers accurate colors. It is powered by  the latest  MediaTek Helio P65 12nm SoC that uses the combination of Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 cores, and ARM Mali-G52 GPU with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, the performance is smooth. The phone features Multi Turbo which features Net Turbo, Center Turbo, AI Turbo and Cooling Turbo functions for better network, gaming, AI experience and bring down the temperature for a seamless performance, even during intense gaming sessions.

It has a 32-megapixel front camera. It runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). Even though the UI looks attractive, and comes with Dark mode, it needs some time getting used to since the quick settings bar comes up from the bottom. It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner that is quick to unlock the phone in 0.48 seconds, but it is not as fast as the rear-mounted scanner on the Vivo Z1Pro.

The power button and the volume rockers are present on the right side. On the left there is a dedicated SIM slot along with a smart key to launch the Google Assistant easily. On the bottom there is a 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, micro USB port and the loudspeaker grill.

On the back there is a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.78 aperture, Sony IMX499 sensor, 8-megapixel 120° wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture, same as the Vivo Z1Pro. The LED flash is present below the cameras.

Even though the back is not made of glass, the dual gradient finish is attractive. It seamless transition between blue creating a subtle and elegant impression. The Skyline Blue color which we have is inspired from the stylish blue gradient of the evening sky and the Diamond Black version of the S1 adopts gleaming diamond pattern just resembles all the shining stars in the night sky and seamless transition from blue to purple, says the company.

The company also bundles a case in the box, you can use it to prevents smudges or scratches. Under the hood there is a huge 4500mAh battery with Vivo’s Dual Engine fast charging with the bundled 18W charger. It can easily last for two days and the fast charging lets you charge the phone in just over two hours.

The Vivo S1 starts at Rs. 17,990 for the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version and will be available from  starting from tomorrow, August 8th through online and offline stores. We will bring you the full review soon.

Photography by Siraj

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram