VIVO S1 – Feature rich mobile at reasonable price


VIVO has introduced new mobile into the market that features rich but its moderately priced, VIVO S1.  The brand has roped in the latest sensation in Bollywood, Sara Khan as the brand-ambassador.  We see multiple ads of the mobile features the actor and showcasing the features.  One of the most striking features of the mobile is the backside that has amazing variants – Diamond Black & Skyline Blue.  It’s a phone that can make anyone look quite cool as it has got the young, funky & vibrant look.  With the growing population looking to change mobile in 1-2 yrs of purchase, this sure is the best fit for the budget.   And rightly, the brand has a cool punchline as “Its My Style”.IMG_20190803_161220

VIVO S1 Features

The phone has some amazing features, let me highlight a few that’s worth mentioning and explain more about the same in the next section.

Screen size – 6.38 inches, 99.9 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Main Camera – Triple 16MP, 8MP (ultra-wide), 2MP (depth sensor)
Selfie Camera – 32MB
Battery – 4500mAH
Card Slot – Upto 256GB
Charging – 18W Fast Charging
Memory – 64/128 GB ROM, 4/6 GB RAM

There are feature other features that have become default in most of the phone these days.  But it is important to highlight.

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Headphone Jack & headphone
Android 9.0 (Pie)
Flash In-Display Fingerprint
Cortex – A75 (2×2.0GHz), A55 (6×1.7GHz)

Key Features

Camera – Taking selfies have become mandatory at any event these days. Having a 32MP selfie camera surely helps the cause.  The triple camera in the rear serves different purposes and is a great enhancement.

Battery & Charger – The 4500mAH battery will allow users to charge the phone once and not worry about drain-out for the entire day.  I am yet to test out the battery performance but feel that its good.  The 18W fast charge helps in charging the mobile much quicker and it’s an added advantage.

Colors – The new colors that can be seen on the back of the phone looks amazing.  I personally loved the Diamond Black as it had the hint of Blue shade.  It also reflects the light in all direction making it look like a diamond.  The Skyline Blue has a distinctive light color and a shiny finish that reflects multiple colors in the spectrum.

Internal Memory – Mobile phone are used for storing loads of pictures, songs, videos and more.  The 128GB ROM allows one to continue storing and not worry about going out of memory.  The 6GB allows multiple apps to be installed and run in background, while mobile performs core functions.

About VIVO

VIVO came into existence in 2009 and they released the first mobile in 2011.  In 8-9 years, the brand has catapulted to becoming the most loved Mobile company in the world.  They have sold nearly 200 million phones worldwide until now.  VIVO as a company is owned by the Chinese Telecom/Networking giant, BBK Networks.

Future Innovations

VIVO is one of the active participants in the Mobile World Congress that happens every year.  In the latest event at Shanghai this year (2019), the company shared their vision for future.

5G enabled device – The new 5G will give allow multiple people in a specific location to get high bandwidth compared to the 4G.

Super FlashCharge120W – The superfast charge feature of the VIVO phone will allow the 50% of phone to be charged in under 5 minutes.  They will be able to fully charge the mobile in 13 minutes.

Final Thoughts

The latest phone VIVO S1 is one of the best phones to hit the Indian market.  This feature rich phone comes at a very affordable price that will be key differentiator in the market.  Some of the features I personally liked about the mobile include – 32MB Selfie camera, 4500mAH battery & Body color.  The competitive price will influence other mobile brands also to change their pricing strategy.  Looking forward to future innovations from VIVO.

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