vivo S1

  • Released 2019, July
    179g, 8.1mm thickness
    Android 9.0; Funtouch 9
    128GB storage, microSD slot
  • 16% 1,183,851 hits
  • 48 Become a fan
  • 6.38"
    1080x2340 pixels
  • 16MP
    1080p
  • 4/6GB RAM
    MT6768 Helio P65
  • 4500mAh
    Li-Po

vivo S1 - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Asia
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/150 Mbps
Launch Announced 2019, July
Status Available. Released 2019, July
Body Dimensions 159.5 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.38 inches, 99.9 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
 Always-on display
Platform OS Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9
Chipset Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Main Camera Triple 16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.8", 1.12�m, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Selfie camera Single 32 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR
Video [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Features Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery   Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
Misc Colors Diamond Black, Skyline Blue, Cosmic Green
Models 1907, V1907
Price $ 249.00 / ₹ 16,400

vivo S1 - User Reviews

  • Video call quality is very bad

  • It has. Please go to settings and find other settings, there you can see "Flashlight notif."

  • Bilal Yea it can run fortnite as well

  • i js buy this mb its very good in use but 1issue no notification led light :(

  • it works...

  • Is it smooth when it comes to heavy games?

  • Gyro sensor?????

  • Just update it thoroughly. The new software fixed almost every issues. I had a same problem, Now everything sorted, Camera is excellent now in this segment (INR16000/-)

  • Me exactly same here. Just like you Never thought one-day will use VIVO one thing you should also mention Awesome FUNTOUCH skin Extremely advance & hundreds of useful customization, Zero glitches, EG: three fingers screenshots, off screen WORD gesture app opener & many many many more.

  • disappointed . . . i can view 1080p videos on youtube which is good but regular screen resolution is 720p for example if u are using facebook or chrome then it will show you 720p resolution. i have honor 8x which has a fullhd resolution for every application including youtube. Vivo s1 works on fullhd only for youtube. may be vivo s1 has some setting but i ddnt find. if anybody knows about it kindly share.

  • guyz anyone please tell me is the in display finger print scanner of this phone works with tempered glass

  • What about notification light?

  • Amazing phone I m using it for last month love this 😍❤️ s1 vivo

  • It's a very good phone

  • Why weren't you impressed in beginning?

  • Hello everyone.. I'm using this phone phone for last 2 months.. At the beginning I was not much impressed with it.. But now, the phone is really amazing.. I compared vivo s1 with other brands phone (not by watching YouTube and using websites) the display is really great... And the camera is amazing.. It's got much improvement after the update of 1/11/2019.. Easily u can stream 1080p YouTube videos without buffering.. The battery is really cool.. Sometimes it last almost 2days .. Thank you vivo

  • I am also using this phone I agree with you

  • Protecter issue

  • good

  • Dear Mani, Yes, I also use only Whatsapp, Emails, Office Suite and Browsing. 4G Data always enable on my phone. i never need to re-charge in office due to long-lasting battery timing.

  • you have to change the settings while receiving a call i'm using vivo for one year. need to change a lot of setting

  • Is there any proximity sensor on it... I bought it few days ago when i recieve call.The screen did not turn off so anyone tell me what is the issue and how to resolve it......

  • I have bought Vivo S1. When I play anything audio or video off line or online it stops automatically after sometime. What should I do?

  • It's because of the chipset.. so cheap. All vivo phone is bad for gaming .

  • Yes the battery stays for more than a day on 4G usage

  • im using it for a month.. i play mobile game.. mobile legends.. its lagging... i dont know why? is it the phone or the network. its to frequent.. its stressing.. but the rest was good. long life batery.. good camera ..

  • Dear Thanks for sharing your experience. Actually am looking for business purpose means only for Whats App, Emails and some browsing but need a battery backup for at least a full day for being a lot of travelling. Do you feel that its battery can last for a full day with continuous connectivity to 4G?

  • I red already there's no update for Android 10 in vivo S1 so sad this .

  • As I purchased Vivo S1 15days before. I completely satisfied with performance of this phone. I never thought One day, I will use Vivo brand. Because, I always used Motorola, Samsung & Huawei smartphones. Best parts of this phone are: Super AmoLED Display "NO Heating" with Smooth Performance Long Live Battery Perfect Selfy Camera Under Display Finger Mount Sensor Powerful Performance with Highest Graphics Ratio Attractive & Super Cool Design

  • i was use this phone last 2 week. phone is really good camera, design and battery. awesome product from VIVO S1.

  • I just bought myself a Vivo S1 yesterday and this is fantastic. The camera was awesome, clear as the blue sky. So far, I don't have any complaints. It's a 6Gb, 128Gb. I love this phone. Smooth...i personally recommend To purchase this Mobile.

  • go to settings default apps choose default browser clear default or disable or force stop thats it

  • I just bought myself a Vivo S1 yesterday and this is fantastic. The camera was awesome, clear as the blue sky. So far, I don't have any complaints. It's a 6gb, 128gb. I love this phone. Smooth...

  • vivo phones doesnt have heating problems and high performed mobile data i love vivo phones to mention go for vivo v15

  • Good battery life...

  • It's working and please buy it. Fantastic phone

  • Hello to VIVO S1 users! May I ask, is your rear camera captures good quality photos or not? I'm starting to regret buying it because the rear camera photos are washed out, not clear nor detailed, blurry and it's not even bright. Please tell me your experience. Thank you.

  • Please let me know if there is anyway to disable google chrome browser in Vivo S1.

  • Dear only vivo s1 is gr8 mobile no heating on gaming and YouTube super vivo s1

  • I wanna know the android update & security update policy of vivo. I wanna buy vivo s1. Will it get android 10 & 11 in future ?? Thanks

  • as someone looking to get the a50 or y9 prime, why would you recommend vivo over them!!!

  • are you play game one side charging phone? if playing game need take 2 hours more around.

  • In theory, sure, but Samsung slow their phones down

  • A50 can manage 40+ FPS on HDR graphics in PUBG. It's much better than Vivo S1. Helio P65 can only manage balanced graphics or if it's optimised, then HD Graphics with 30 FPS. But both phones are bad. A50 has a lot of problems and both of these phones have one of the worst camera in this price. I suggest to look for SD 710 onwards phone like Realme 3 Pro, Realme X, Nokia 8.1. They've same or better performance than Galaxy A50 and have much better cameras.

  • Please let me know if there is heating during playing games or watching videos in youtube please advice me which one is better vivo s1 with helio p65 or samsung galaxy a50 with exynos 9610 ?

  • Where you from?

  • Make sure you've a 18 watt charger. To check watt, check your charger for volts and amperes, then multiply them. For example: 9V-2A = 18 watt. Similarly, make sure your data cable supports 18 watt. It's usually written on their box or on a sticker/band attached to the cable.

  • Realme 3 Pro has far better performance and camera. Snapdragon 710 can pull 40-60FPS on HDR in PUBG while the other two phones will be at their limit on Balanced settings. Don't buy any phone with Snapdragon 665 if you're interested in games. Its performance is close to Snapdragon 636 at the moment. Vivo S1 is overpriced with bad camera. You can get almost all of its features and better performance in half of its price, in Realme 3. The difference is HD+ vs FHD, but Realme 3 display is perfectly fine. IPS LCD vs Super AMOLED. I prefer IPS LCD because of more accurate colours. Ultra wide angle camera, but S1 has very bad camera.

  • Mine takes 1.6-1.8 hrs to be fully charged

  • I think this is good phone in market

  • I m a very choosy person and evaluate things very deeply. After deep inspection I have chosen Vivo S1. I am much happy with super Amoled screen with super fast on screen fingerprint sensor with always on display. Battery is good for 1.5 day for heavy use and two days for light use. Back camera works good in good indoor light. Low light support is not impressive and needs improvement. Sound quality is very loud and clear. Speaker phone is awesome. Call quality is excellent. Kids mode is another good feature.

  • I am using vivos1 now but I can't seem to get it charged fast. Still taking over 2 hours to get fully charged. Is there anything i should change? Like the adapter or the usb? I really don't know much about this 😅.

  • I found one set of vivo S1 after two days of search in whole market in Mardan. An amazing set. Full of great features.

  • Samsung s10+

  • but MT tho, is it worth it?

  • vivo s1 is more better than samsung / oppo.

  • Xiaomi note7 pro is better than vivo s1

  • Mi A3

  • Vivo s1 is better phone than Samsung A50 OPPO f11 pro and any other phone in this range

  • Oppo A9 2020

  • This phone isn't overpriced. Then it's still good, it even better than AZ2 when comparing with the price.

  • What a better 16mp rear camera .

  • Not a good phone in this range.You should consider other. Rear camera is the worst one,below average.Selfie camera is ok. As having battery of 4500mAh,it does not last one day with heavy use, battery timing is not as good as expected.I would say go for Samsung or Huawei.

  • i just want to ask why my phone vivo s1 shut down when im just watching i want tv without doing anything after 1 minute it shuts down what can i do to fix it?

  • What is the build quality is this made by metal?

  • I'm totally confused now Vivo s1 4gb variant , oppo a9 2020 or realme 3 pro 6gb variant Which phone should i buy pls guide me

  • Vivo S1 is the better choice to choose a better selfie & better battery capacity it's too good.very fast charging

  • Dear GSM Arena, you have mentioned 4gb or 6gb ram on the heading and mentioned 4gb/8gb ram in the memory section in the description, so which is correct?

  • A50

  • Thanks man... I had my eyes on note 8 pro for awhile now

  • Vivo best

  • Very nice

  • Vivo s1 vs samsung galaxy a50 which one is better plz advice me

  • You can wait for the Realmi 5 Pro or Redmi note 8 Pro. Vivo are not keen to updates.

  • Anyone can confirm if they are able to their vpn, through built in vpn setting. I am not talking about any third party.

  • Not good chipset for the price better buy z1 pro than this...

  • No the chip is on par with Helio P60 and Exynos 9810 so no... :c

  • Beats Motorola One Vision and Galaxy A50...

  • Question, So I have the money to buy this phone but im stuck between picking if I buy this one or the xiaomi a3? Xiaomi A3 is cheaper but I have to wait for it because of shipping and for the case of vivo s1, I can just go to a vivo retail store and buy it right away.

  • performance is not upto the mark at this price, GPU department sucks, lagging in pub g,vivo s1 price should be under 15000/- ,if you are camera lover go with it,gaming lover stay away..

  • bought this last saturday. experience some glitching of the emoji's in messenger. did the reboot and re install of the app, but just made it worst.

  • yes mate

  • does this phone have full screen gesture & hide the notch feature?

  • How is this phone? The battery life and performance? Can some pls let me know! Thank u

  • i don't like the phone.this phone is nothing in front of galaxy a50.you all should try it.

  • Vivo s1

  • Great phone for Vivo users and really cheap. I love it !

  • Lol.. its still using micro usb but it support 18w charging that soo damn fast compared to other cheap phone with usb type c

  • The camera is good enough, the helio p65 powerful enough for playing pubg mobile at hd - high..

  • Pics must have worst when camera is not good. Pls share the pictures and let's see how bad it looks !!!

  • yh? it last 2 days for me with a medium use... the camera is not bad considering its a midrange phone

  • hi dude dont buy this phone bcz this very low camera qulaity and battery only 5 hours stating i dont like this phone

  • Hey Vivo, just stick with the punch hole design, its way much better looking. Pop ups are wasting battery and its prone to damage and the water drop doesnt look good. and pls use higher chipsets like the snapdragon 710 and above chips.

  • Not good phone at that price

  • Nope it doesnt

  • can vivo s1 launch fortnite?

  • Is the specification is off S1 or something else

  • what about sound quality? it is good? does it have dolby atmos?

  • no usb c port

  • I think this new one should be having USB C port?

  • This is kinda true. But some specs on rear camera are very cool like the potrait shot. The pictures turn out to be very sharp and focused.

  • No. The battery lasts more than a day in average use.

  • Battery is suck.

  • Rear camera is worst.

  • Its not the same tri-core? OwO

  • Not that they suck, rather they are using less silicone on it... MP3 aka only 3 graphics cores VS Exynos & Huawei flagships who uses 10 to 12 cores! Its one of the reasons Mediatek is cheaper, until they release the G90 chip that is?

  • the phone is really nice and features like Mediatek helio P65 and reversible charging option are my favourite features

  • The phone is good and the features are impressive... MediaTek's Helio P65 also looks quite powerful

  • Performance won't be an issue here..(according to what I've heard) But they can't compete with GPU department.. Mediatek sucks when it comes to GPU (Just my opinion)

  • UD Fingerprint and micro USB?? what's going on here.. One step forward and one back.. Not worth 18K INR in my opinion..

  • No you dont know about mediatek. Actually they are good im using helio p60 device realme 3 and battery easily lasts 2 days. Im a normal user with connected all the time with wifi mostly watching youtube and tiktok

  • still using micro USB istead of type C. Why.....???

  • What about the processor is this ok or snapdragon is best

  • If u guys know or not. Any device with Mediatek processor has issue. they drain battary faster u cant even imagine. ur phone cant survive one day with normal uses. and Hangup is a regular behavior for mediatek.

  • U have to buy Vivo s1 only fentastic model

  • Should i buy this or honor play instead?

  • Super amoled is best for this model,go go go...Buy!!!

  • Full view but scarifies pop up camera durabilty

  • agree

  • i agree...

  • Huawei Y9 Prime have full view screen,type c,pop up camera...

  • i like the on display tough...

  • Does Vivo S1 support NFC?

  • The thing is, most of Vivo customers live in countries where USB ports/cables are much more dominant. Including mine. I would hesitate to buy a Type C phone in fear that I'll have to bring my own cord along with me everywhere I go. Only 1 or 2 of my friends have Type C phone and they go through the same hassle.

  • Then you need to stop being biased and learn more about chipsets in 2019 rather than 2015.

  • Advise: If you want good camera, better start reading about camera specs. Looking at camera MP will never help you buy a phone with good camera.

  • It has Helio P65 which a good chipset, better than Snapdragon 660 & Helio P60 - comparable to Snapdragon 665. It's good enough to handle games like PUBG on high graphics, but it doesn't appeal to me much when there are phones like Realme 3 Pro and Nokia 8.1 available in same/ less price with better chipsets. Its chipset could still be acceptable if it had decent camera. But its pales compared to its competitors. The edge detection is not good, so the borders on portraits come off blurred from main camera despite the presence of depth sensor. It doesn't capture good details in low light nor captures details in shadows in sunlight (shadows appear very dark). The selfie camera performs much poor than the main camera. Personally speaking, it would have been better if they used the depth sensor in selfie camera and only main + ultra wide camera in the rear camera. That way, at least its selfie could offer more acceptable performance - but still no where as good as Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8.1 and Realme 3 Pro. I think even Redmi Note 6 Pro offers better camera experience. The battery timing is its strongest aspect. 4500 mAh battery on a 12nm chipset with Super AMOLED display should last quite long. Most likely more than 2 days in semi heavy usage (2 or 3 hours of gaming daily on WiFi and rest on social media), unless Vivo doesn't optimise it properly.

  • lol 4GB RAM is more than enough for any heavy user out there for at least next 10 years. People like you don't even know what RAM does. More RAM is just a marketing tactics to trick people like you. There is no difference in playing a game on 10GB RAM phone and 4GB RAM phone. GPU is most important these days. Even CPU doesn't matter as much because they're all more than powerful enough.

  • 4gb 64gb, 4gb 128gb, 6gb 128gb 3 variants. Also 6 A55 cores clocked at 2.0ghz.

  • Useless chipset

  • Good

  • still USB v2 it's just rubbish!

  • Micro usb again can vivo build a new phone with the charging used usb type-c? I heard vivo will launch next month with a new vivo phone which vivo z series vivo z2 pro.is it true?

  • Malaysia market got 6/128 [email protected],099!!!

  • On bangladesh its available 6gb ramo

  • The era of 6Gb of RAM upwards started, why this 4Gb?..purely destroy this phones reputations!

  • Vivo should be selljng this smartphone at $1500 the chip is bad

  • In Bangladesh it comes with 6GB Ram And 128GB Rom

  • Vivo s1 buy my account

  • malaysia start selling above rm1099 its price tag...

  • Chinese product is being copy cat-ed by chinese product.. Now, huawei can understand how apple feelings..

  • So...beautiful design and enough specs but the hell micro usb made so sad. They should use USB type C in this price range atleast.

  • Micro usb is inshane, dual engine fast charging at least 20watt, main camer at least 48 + 16 + 8, ram at least 6GB, come on guys, S series, really?

  • Hell no..the gpu is a downgraded compared tp p60 wth are you talking about

  • How many battery endurance life of vivo smartphone

  • vivo oppo ml samsung

  • 4500mah & if be 'Usb Type C' instead of micro usb will be so nice

  • are they (Vivo Phones) really worth our money? Like their Funtouch 9 OS makes whole system slow. So should we even buy it or not? P.S is the Micro SD Card Slot dedicated or shared?

  • Helio P65 is a tremendously powerful chip! OwO

  • Amoled display, in-display fingerprint scanner, overall a neat design. But that micro usb tho? what year is this? 2016?

  • Mediatek is a big no for me..

  • Are these Vivo guys just plain silly, crazy or stupid to be still going with micro usb!!

  • Is dis phone even advisable?

  • Sorry no ugly notch.

  • helio p65 it supposed to bring 48mp cam for midrange phones must be //48 + 32// not //16 + 32// type c?????! this is not Y series, my friends even vivo s1 pro..doesn't support type c!! with sd675..lol

  • Yay another micro usb

  • Again with micro USB... uff