Vivo S1: First Camera Samples

We dive into the digital camera efficiency of the triple rear cameras, and the front-facing cameras of the Vivo S1!

Vivo S1: First Camera Samples
AI triple rear cameras!

After months of silence, Vivo after all launched the S1. In this text, we take at the S1’s digital camera features. It is supplied with a rear-facing triple digital camera set-up of a 16MP f/1.78 Sony IMX499, 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide, and a 2MP f/2.4 intensity with LED flash whilst the front-facing digital camera is a unmarried 32MP f/2.0 Samsung ISOCELL GD1 sensor with AI and display screen flash.

It is the use of the 2.0GHz 64-bit Helio P65 octa-core processor with the Mali-G52 GPU which we will be able to be expecting excellent efficiency from.

The digital camera app has a number of modes when the use of the rear-facing cameras like Photo, Video, Pro, Pano, AI Beauty, Fun Video and AR stickers.

The Pro Mode permits for controls of ISO 100 to 3200, Shutter Speed 1/12000th of a 2d to 32 seconds, White Balance and EV -+3 stops.

Cam UI
Cam UI


Below are our first digital camera samples with the brand new Vivo S1.

Rear Camera Samples

Daylight main camera
Daylight primary digital camera
Daylight ultra-wide camera
Daylight ultra-wide digital camera


The Vivo S1’s primary rear digital camera takes decently sharp footage with colourful colour and excellent distinction whilst the ultra-wide digital camera takes a notch softer symbol than the primary digital camera. The pictures from the ultra-wide digital camera also are much less colourful than the primary digital camera. And If you glance carefully on the edges of the picture, there may be some robust softness on account of distortion from the ultra-wide nature of the lens.

Both the primary rear digital camera and the ultra-wide digital camera struggled to reveal the skies correctly on a vibrant sunny day.

Main camera close-up
Main digital camera close-up

The primary digital camera additionally struggled with macro distances because the in-focus spaces of the powdered sugar at the butter on best of the pancake stays softer than we would really like.

Main camera bokeh mode
Main digital camera bokeh mode

The software-based bokeh mode produces moderately plausible out of concentration spaces however nonetheless does now not glance as herbal as true, hardware-based bokeh.

Main camera indoors
Main digital camera indoors
Ultra-wide camera indoors
Ultra-wide digital camera indoors


In indoor eventualities, the Vivo S1’s primary and ultra-wide digital camera nonetheless battle with exposing the extraordinarily vibrant spaces or mild assets. The pictures produced are moderately softer than the sunlight pictures. There is extra noise however it’s managed neatly. Color accuracy at the primary digital camera continues to be excellent whilst the ultra-wide digital camera continues to be washed out.

Main camera low light
Main digital camera low mild
Ultra-wide camera low light
Ultra-wide digital camera low mild

In low mild, the Vivo S1 plays higher than anticipated. Images are very similar to the indoor pictures however with relatively softer pictures with extra noise however the element continues to be visual within the shadow spaces.

It nonetheless suffers from overexposing vibrant spaces or mild assets. Unlike the sunlight and indoor pictures, then again, the primary digital camera and the ultra-wide digital camera struggles with colour accuracy in low mild. In the pictures above, it’s noticeably hotter than the real-world counterpart.

The 32MP f/2.0 Samsung ISOCELL GD1 selfie digital camera at the notch of the Vivo S1 is the primary spotlight of this smartphone.

Front-facing camera app
Front-facing digital camera app


The other modes that use the front-facing digital camera are Photo, Video, Pano, Fun Video and AR stickers.


There isn’t any devoted Night mode nor get entry to to the Pro mode with the front-facing digital camera.

Selfie Camera Samples

Daylight selfie
Daylight selfie


Vivo’s V-series has made a reputation for itself with for generating one of the most productive Selfies round. We are happy to mention that the sunlight selfies produced via the Vivo S1 is excellent. Pictures are colourful however correct in colour with excellent distinction.

Images sharpness is a blended bag. The symbol above is sharp sufficient however may well be sharper for the reason that it’s from a 32MP sensor. However, the picture under with the black and white background is ridiculously sharp. We hope Vivo can give a boost to consistency with a long run firmware replace.

Daylight selfie with AI face beauty at max level
Daylight selfie with AI face attractiveness at max stage

AI face attractiveness has stepped forward moderately and we advise the use of the buffing impact as much as stage 50 out of 100 because it appears to be like nearly herbal sufficient. If the use of upper ranges, it turns into much more synthetic.

Bokeh mode edge detection is very good!
Bokeh mode edge detection is excellent!


In sunlight, the threshold detection of the selfie bokeh mode is tremendous excellent! If you glance carefully at Neil’s hair strands, it is in a position to hit upon every one for my part and adjusts the black and white colour filter out accordingly.

Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie


In indoors, the selfie digital camera stays sharp with nice element and the herbal out of concentration/bokeh is excellent however it can be a priority with individuals who need the background in concentration. 

Otherwise, the digital camera routinely brightens the publicity of the picture whilst controlling noise. What shocked me is how excellent the white stability is as a result of although the interiors are stuffed with warm-colored lighting fixtures, Neil’s pores and skin tone stays right kind.

Like the primary cameras, the S1’s selfie digital camera struggles with exposing the brilliant spaces or mild assets appropriately.

Low light selfie
Low mild selfie


In low mild, Vivo S1’s selfie digital camera continues to decorate the publicity to make the lowlight surroundings glance neatly lit. The sharpness continues to be excellent with minimum noise. Color accuracy and distinction stay excellent as neatly.

Low light with AI face beauty at level 100 and bokeh mode
Low mild with AI face attractiveness at stage 100 and bokeh mode


Like the primary low mild symbol, the sharpness of the selfie digital camera is so excellent whilst having minimum noise. It struggles with exposing vibrant spaces or mild assets. The edge detection in low mild is not as excellent as within the sunlight one.

While the AI Face Beauty’s buffing at stage 100 continues to be too robust.

Quick ideas

Vivo S1's front-facing camera
Vivo S1’s front-facing digital camera

The Vivo S1 produces pictures which might be a blended bag. Selfies are excellent however the primary cameras may well be stepped forward.

The selfie cameras produce the most productive selfies in its worth vary nevertheless it struggles with consistency in sharpness and right kind publicity for vibrant spaces. The selfie digital camera’s sharpness, colour, distinction, and bokeh are at their absolute best when utilized in sunlight and moderately maintains it indoors and in low mild.

While the rear-facing primary digital camera produces correct coloured pictures that may be sharper. The ultra-wide digital camera produces identical pictures as the primary digital camera however is noticeably extra washed out and the corners are seriously distorted.

What do you guys assume?

Stay tuned for our overview!

Published by Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).