Vivo S1

Vivo S1 Mobile Review and Price in Pakistan

Vivo S1

Vivo S1 Mobile Review Price in Pakistan

The design of the vivo s1 is quite simple – looking like a bigger version. It features slim bezels on all four sides that help achieve 83% screen-to-body ratio while still providing enough space for front camera, earpiece and sensors.

This model doesn’t feature a notch but it does have rounded corners which aren’t very pleasing to eyes if you’re not explicitly looking for them.

The glossy back of the phone is made out of glass and still manages to feel like plastic in practice, this creating some issues with grip which isn’t helped by the thin profile of the unit.

Vivo’s custom UI isn’t as bad as others out there; it looks nice enough at first glance but you quickly realize its pitfalls when trying to customize it.

The launcher doesn’t have an app drawer because vivo believes that everyone uses their phone differently so having one would be pointless – not everyone likes this feature though.

Also, the average amount of bloatware can be annoying at first but you can uninstall most applications that you don’t want.

The whole thing packs at 179g which, alongside thin profile makes it quite comfortable to hold – you won’t be struggling holding it up for longer periods even if you have smaller hands.

There’s also a dedicated AI button on the left side which can be customized to your liking but its default function is to activate Google assistant.

Vivo S1 Price in Pakistan

Vivo S1128GBRs.47,299

Now let’s talk about more practical aspects of using this model – port placement. It has micro USBv2.0 at bottom flanked by speaker grills while the 3.5mm headphone jack has been moved to the top.

On the back we can see a 16 MP primary camera accompanied by a 16MP ultra-wide one and fingerprint sensor that is present under the screen.

All three sensors are stacked vertically and protrude above the metal rim surrounding them which makes them more susceptible to scratches and damages once they’re placed on a flat surface (e.g. your desk at work).

Under the hood, vivo s1 packs Mediatek MT 6768 Helio P65 (12 nm) chipset paired with either 4 RAM depending on whether you opt for 128GB storage. Instead – the latter costs around 35,999 Pakistani rupee.

Vivo’s camera is good and certainly capable, featuring 16MP and 2MP sensors which can capture images with a bokeh effect.

Pictures taken during the day look pretty decent and you will be satisfied by their quality but if we had to find some faults it would be that they lack some detail when zoomed in (there’s also noticeable shutter lag) and colors tend to be too vivid, oversaturated even.

Also, HDR doesn’t really improve things much at all – you are better off disabling it most of the time as it slows down the shutter speed significantly without resulting in any noticeable improvements.

In terms of connectivity abilities, vivo s1 offers you all features you expect from a modern smartphone – GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth v5.0 that also offers improved audio quality when used for wireless earphones or speaker playback along with NFC that’s responsible for phone’s payment capabilities if enabled by your bank.

Battery pack inside this unit has a capacity of 4,500mAh non removable and comes with Quick Charge 3 fast charging support via micro USB port at bottom while its back side houses dual-SIM card slots so you won’t have to give up on second SIM slot to use micro SD expansion – nice solution from Vivo. There’s also an FM radio chip that can be used if you wish to catch local broadcasts over the air.

vivo s1 review price in Pakistan packs a 4,500mAh battery, it charges pretty fast and lasts for about 2 day on typical usage (a couple of hours of gaming, 4-5 hours of video playback and some browsing and other apps).

With heavy use you should be able to get about 5:30h of screen-on time which isn’t as good as other phones with similar sized batteries but is still decent.

You have to install the vivo app in order to change themes, wallpapers or configure your phone’s settings.

You can also configure call settings and do a lot of other things using this software as well as theme-on-theme option for those who want an additional layer of customization.

Detailed specifications


This mobile device will work on all networks except CDMA carriers. It supports 2G band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900. 3G HSDPA: Bands 850/900/1900/2100. LTE: Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).) 

Additionally it also supports various networks of other countries.

Usually the frequency bands supported by a phone are not mentioned by manufacturers, but vivo had listed them out leaving no questions for potential consumers. This shows that they care about their customers and want to build trust in them.


The display on this smartphone is a 6.38″ FHD+ IPS LCD protected by super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which means the display will remain intact even under harsh conditions.

The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9, and it has an impressive resolution 1080 x 2340 pixel density of 404 PPI.

The sunlight performance of its AMOLED panel could be better, but for most purposes it should work well enough. The brightness could also be higher: even in a strong sun you must pay attention if you want to use your phone and keep your eyes safe.

Fortunately, there’s the eye protection mode that reduces blue light emission — we recommend keeping this activated at all times when using your phone.


Vivo s1 has 128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB via micro SD card (which is good because there’s no hybrid SIM tray).

The RAM here is 4GB which makes multi-tasking super smooth and ensures lag-free gameplay even for high-end games like PUBG Mobile or Asphalt 9 Legends. According to vivo, users will never need more than 4GB of RAM, even for multi-tasking and high-end gaming.


The front camera on this device is 32MP and it takes some really good selfies with good dynamic range and noise reduction. It has a dedicated AI scene detection system so that the phone will be able to detect 12 different scenes instantly and adjust the settings accordingly.

The back camera is triple with 16MP + 8MP + 2MP which enables portrait mode as well as DSLR quality bokeh shots as seen in its promotional material.

Portrait mode photos had excellent edge detection but there were some problems with exposure saturation which can be fixed via software updates later on by vivo itself. EIS works well here too, especially when recording video at 1080P or 720P resolution.


The vivo s1 is powered by the MediaTek MT6768 octa-core (2x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 + 6 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55) processor and has dual SIM (nano) card slots with 4G connectivity.

Other connectivity options include WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and micro USB Type for charging and data transfer purposes.

This phone also supports the Fast Battery Charging feature that will allow you to charge your battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Battery life

The vivo s1 has a 4,500mAh battery that’s supposed to last two days, but I’ve found it often lasts for more than that.

Vivo s1 won’t likely give you more than two days’ worth of battery on a full charge. You’ll definitely want to have the charger cable with you whenever you go out for more than two days.

That’s not really an issue as long as you keep track of your charger. But there are plenty of other smartphones with higher capacity batteries but vivo s1 is good worth it.

It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to charge fully from zero battery level. The charging cable is pretty long which makes the watch easy to use while charging, but it’s very bulky.


Overall vivo s1 is a great phone with awesome features. It has a nice camera with a good selfie flash also called front flash.

A quick review of the phone would be that it has an amazing Heating system. The battery lasts longer than most phones I’ve used lately, its capacity is 4,500mAh.

That’s amazing, also it can be charged quickly in less than 4 hours. It has a long-lasting battery and the manufacturer says that it lasts 2 days with normal usage but I think that it will last even longer when you set the phone in power saving mode which is good for all of us who like to run around our day with limited battery life.

I think that vivo s1 is a good buy at just under 40,000 Pakistani rupee because you know that it has been made from quality materials even though it doesn’t have an IP68 certification and lacks CDMA support (but you still get WCDMA and GSM bands). The display brightness could be better but if you turn the brightness up to the maximum levels, you’ll be able to see it even in broad daylight.

What do you think?

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