Vivo S1 Professional First Impressions

Vivo is again with a brand new taste and camera-focused mid-range smartphone, the Vivo S1 Professional.
Vivo S1 Pro First Impressions
Meet Vivo S1 Professional in Knight Black
At PHP 15,999, this can be a handset that highlights a brand new form of design, just right display screen, numerous cameras, and a number of other optimizations for gaming and extra.

This is our first impressions!

Construct High quality/Design

Fancy Sky
Fancy Sky

Like different mid-range Vivo units, the Vivo S1 Professional makes use of a glasstic subject matter on the again and a polycarbonate body with a clean end.

Distinctive to Vivo design

However, the kind of 3-d curved shiny glasstic subject matter in Knight Black and Fancy Sky colours that they used feels and appears a little bit top rate on the similar.

Diamond-shaped camera hump
Diamond-shaped digicam hump

On the again, it additionally highlights a diamond-shaped digicam hump. Some might love it and a few won’t. In my view, I really like that Vivo is pushing for its personal distinctive design and I really like its digicam association.

It additionally has an IPX2 water splash resistance. It’s not so good as IP67 or IP68 from the high-end telephones, however a minimum of it has some type of water resistance not like different mid-rangers.

Schott Xensation UP glass + Corning Gorilla Glass!

In entrance, you’ll be greeted by means of its sufficiently big 6.38-inch show with a tiny halo notch. Vivo famous that its display screen is secure by means of a layer of Schott Xensation UP glass and any other layer of an unspecified model of Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

With that, this software must be in a position to resist a couple of unintentional drops and steer clear of tense hairline scratches. This could also be the primary time I heard somebody do a dual-layer of coverage for its show.
A small notch
A small notch
The S1 Professional boasts a 90 p.c screen-to-body ratio. The chin bezel continues to be a little bit thick, however total, we will be able to safely say that it has narrow bezels. On most sensible of the notch, there is a rather hidden earspeaker.

Slender bezels, stunning show!

It made the handset a little bit to hand at 159.25 x 75.19 mm. For a tool with a big 4,500mAh battery, it’s slightly narrow at 8.68 mm.

In-Display fingerprint reader
In-Show fingerprint reader

If you’ll understand, it does not have a fingerprint reader on the again. As a substitute, it has an In-Show fingerprint reader close to the ground of its display screen.

On most sensible, it has a microphone. Vivo didn’t take away the headphone slot as neatly. Beneath, it has a USB-C port and a loudspeaker grill.


At left, it has a hollow of the SIM slots. You’ll additionally discover a microSD slot there. At proper, it has a red-colored energy button and the quantity rocker.

As anticipated, the handset feels just right within the arms. However since it’s shiny, this can be a bit slippery when put on a clean floor. Additionally it is at risk of fingerprint smudges. 

It weighs simply superb at 186.7 grams.

Preliminary findings

Nice big screen
Great large display screen

1. This software has a great-looking display screen for the associated fee. Due to its massive 6.38-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ answer. Consider, maximum mid-rangers does not have an AMOLED display screen. AND sure, it’s one of the few mid-rangers with an In-Show fingerprint reader.

2. Beneath the hood, it has the similar chip and garage choices discovered at the OPPO A9 2020. It runs with the 11nm 64-bit Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with Adreno 610 GPU. It additionally has 8GB RAM and 128GB garage. The battery capability is slightly massive at 4,500mAh and it has a USB-C 18W speedy charging give a boost to.

This configuration is solely alright. Regardless that, I might have favored it higher if it used a rather sooner chip like a few of its similarly-priced competition.

3. The OS continues to be the similar and it’s nonetheless heavily-skinned. It nonetheless quite a bit with Android Pie, but it surely now has a rather cleaner Funtouch OS 9.2 pores and skin. 

Vivo additionally added the Multi-Turbo characteristic that improves the velocity and gaming efficiency of the telephone, Recreation Heart for numerous gaming and anti-distraction, and the “Voice Changer” that may permit customers to make use of various voices to offer protection to the privateness of the person. 

Promising cameras
Promising cameras

4. For cameras, I might have favored it higher if it has the 48MP Sony sensor, but when they may be able to music its 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Vibrant GM1 f/1.8 sensor neatly, I am superb. It’s assisted with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor, 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 intensity sensor for a complete of four cameras on the again.

For selfies, Vivo used a 
32MP f/2.0 OV32A sensor. We additionally spotted that it has numerous AI-assisted digicam modes.

Word: We will be able to check out its cameras within the coming days.

5. It has a rapid In-Show fingerprint reader, dual-band WiFi, Band 28 700MHz 4G LTE, gyroscope sensor, and twin SIM slots.

Vivo S1 Professional Specifications

Show: 6.38-inch 2.5D curved Schott Xensation UP glass + Gorilla Glass secure Tremendous AMOLED display screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 answer at 404 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 610
ROM: 128GB expandable by way of microSD card slot as much as 256GB (devoted)
Again Digicam: 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Vibrant GM1 f/1.8 w/ AF + 8MP f/2.2 extremely wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 intensity w/ LED Flash
Selfie Digicam: 32MP f/2.0 OV32A sensor
Battery: 4,500mAh w/ 18W Twin Engine speedy charging 
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ Funtouch OS 9.2
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, twin SIM (nano) 
Sensors: Accelerometer, gentle, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic 
Others: In-Show fingerprint sensor, IPX2 water splash resistance, twin mic, USB-C, Colours: knight black, fancy sky
Dimensions: 159.25 x 75.19 x 8.68 mm
Weight: 186.7 g
Value: PHP 15,999

As of the instant

I really like that it has a brand spanking new design, the show ranks one of the best for the associated fee, there is a correct In-Show fingerprint reader, it is going with massive RAM and garage, the battery capability is very large with speedy USB-C charging, and it’s loaded with numerous cameras that are meant to be just right for cellular images.

My handiest fear, for now, is Vivo’s number of the chipset. SD665 isn’t unhealthy, however this can be a chip that may be present in some below PHP 10Okay telephones. Let’s hope that its optimizations are sufficient to assist it stay alongside of the velocity of alternative equally priced units.

For the cost of PHP 15,999, just about the whole thing is forged concerning the Vivo S1 Professional up to now.

See you in our complete evaluate!

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).