Vivo produces many smartphones regularly, putting out a lot of models for the mid price ranges. It is a brand that is owned by BKK Electronics, which also owns Oppo, Realme and OnePlus. This is helpful for the technological crossover between them, what one brand develops ends up making its way to the others as well.
Keeping in line with affordable but good quality and more than ample specs, Vivo has put out the S1 and the vivo S1 Pro. The price difference is a little but that sets apart some of the specs by a huge margin. The OS running both of these smartphones is Android 9 Pie, with the Funtouch OS layered onto it as the interface skin.
Internal spec comparison
With the basic chipsets Vivo has gone for the MediaTek Helio P65 on the S1 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 on the S1 Pro. The former is a hexa core and the latter a quad core, this gives the S1 Pro more power. The RAM variation also sets them apart, the S1 Pro is double what the S1 has at 8GB.
For graphics the Mali-G52 has been used in the S1 and the Adreno 610 is what the S1 Pro houses. The storage is the same in both, with 128GB as the main and the addition of an SD card allows 256GB more.
For the most part the S1 Pro has better camera systesm as far as the main camera goes, starting at the fact that is has one sensor more than the S1. The S1 Pro has a 48MP primary camera while the S1 has a 16MP one. The secondary on both smartphones is an 8MP wultra wide shooter. Both also have a 2MP depth sensor that adds a lot more layers to ones photograpy. The one sensor that the S1 Pro does have over the S1 is the macro shooter at 2MP, this allows users some more levels of variation in their photography.
The S1 houses an Exmor-RS CMOS sensor and the S1 Pro has a CMOS sensor. Image resolution differences are huge, with the S1 at 4616×3464 pixels and the S1 Pro at 8000×6000 pixels. The shooting modes are similar on both as they are based on the app rather than the components.
The one thing the S1 does win out on is the video recording. It has the ability to record either 3840×2160 at 30fps or 1920×1080 at 30fps. On the S1 Pro there is only the option for 1920×1080 at 30fps. For the selfie camera, both smartphones have a 32MP sensor and record video at 1920×1080 at 30fps.
Connectivity, sensors and more.
For the connectivity, both models have the same options which include Bluetooth, WiFi, FM radio, dual-SIM and GPS. Neither have the NFC feature. The USB port is different, the S1 has a microUSB and the S1 Pro has a Type-C USB, despite that both phones have the USB On-The-Go option which allows them to hose other USB devices. These models retain the 3.5mm audio jack.
The sensor range is also the same on both phones. This includes a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a compass and an ambient light sensor. They both also have fingerprint readers that help one unlock their phone a lot more easily. These fingerprint readers are on the screen for both models.
Each of these models has a 4500mAh battery that is based on the Li-Polymer technology powering it. They also have the support for fast charging, making ones battery recharge time a lot less.
What to pick between the two
Given that the specs are quite different with a small change in price, the real question is what one’s budget is. The S1 is available for approximately Rs 36,000 and the S1 Pro is at about Rs 38,000. If one can spare the little extra they will have a smartphone that has a lot more to it.