Vivo recently launched a new phone in the style-centered S series, which is called the S1Pro. This model is a continuation of the Vivo S1 which was launched last year. Just like its sibling, the S1 Pro focuses on design, especially the new diamond-shaped rear camera module. Also, unlike the Vivo S1, the S1 Pro gets a modern USB Type-C port.
Vivo has just launched a single version of this phone, priced at Rs. 19,990 in India. This puts it in the best-selling cellphone, this makes the Vivo S1 Pro worthy of competing with other products.
Vivo S1 Pro design
The Vivo S1 is a handsome phone, and the S1 Pro follows that tradition. The diamond pattern on the back has disappeared and instead, we have a choice of three different gradient finishes. The one we have is called ‘Jazzy Blue’ but the phone is also available in ‘Dreamy White’ and ‘Mystic Black’ thanks.
The S1 Pro feels a little thick at 8.68mm thick, and after prolonged one-handed use, the 186g weight is visible. The rounded edges and tapered back make it easier to hold, and even with the glossy finish, we didn’t feel too slippery. The back is not glass, because Vivo still uses coated plastic.
On the front, we have a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD + resolution. There’s also an in-display fingerprint sensor, which works fine.
Vivo also includes some great unlock animations to choose from. Face unlock is also present, which is reliable but not as fast as implementations in other phones at this price level. The screen has a screen protector pre-applied, which becomes annoying quickly when the edges touch your skin while using gestures.
The button placement on the Vivo S1 Pro is quite good. On the left, there is a tray for two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and a microSD card. We prefer a dedicated slot for memory expansion. On the bottom, we have a USB Type-C port and speakers, and there’s a headphone jack at the top.
The back of the phone is where the S1 Pro stands out in terms of design. Aside from the jazzy colors, we liked the slim profile of the camera module, which barely stands out at all. The LED flash is placed on the outside of the camera module. Below that, we have the Vivo logo and tagline.
In the box, the Vivo S1 Pro ships with the usual accessories like a silicone case, Type-C cable, 18W charger, and headset.