Vivo S1 Pro is the successor of Vivo S1. Vivo S1 was launched last year, in Rs 36,000/- price range, with 4GB RAM and an AMOLED Display. And that is why that phone, was a blockbuster phone. As well as, one of my favourite phones in 2019. And now, Vivo has launched its S1 Pro which arrived in Pakistan with the retail price of Rs 43,000/- Phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB built in storage. And its two colours are launching in Pakistan. One is black and the other one is our today’s device, which is Dreamy White. I am using Vivo S1 Pro since many days now. And if we begin our review with the build quality, then phone’s back is of glossy plastic, which looks like a glass. The rail in the middle is of plastic as well, and is present in this copper colour. The back of this phone is curved, and I really liked its hand feel Despite of having a plastic build, this phone feels quite premium in hands. But yes, Redmi phones have Gorilla Glass in this price range and a lot of you guys like Gorilla Glass more. But the durability of plastic is more, and this phone will tolerate drops better. Along with it, the camera is added in the diamond shaped array at the back that made the phone seem beautiful to me. If we talk about button placements and ports, then volume rockers and Power & screen on/off buttons are present at the right side of the phone. And the power button is made in this contrasting red colour. Along with it, there is a SIM tray on the left side. And the bottom side includes the phone’s mic, USB Type-C Port, and a speaker grill. Whereas, the headphone jack is given at the top side of the phone. Overall the build quality seems fine to me, and I really liked the look of the phone. If we move towards the display, then the display of Vivo S1 Pro is identical to Vivo S1 display. Similar notch, similar pixel density and the same size. A 6.38 inches Super AMOLED Display is given in Vivo S1 Pro which has a Full HD 1080 x 2340 Resolution, with the pixel density 404ppi. Along with it, an in-display finger print sensor is present on this display as well. This phone’s display is my favorite feature about this phone, because it is an AMOLED panel. And just because of the AMOLED panel, Vivo S1 was a blockbuster success too. If you look at the main competitors of this phone, meaning Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro both of them have IPS LCD Panels. And we see AMOLED panels in very few phones within this price range. Basically, the colours are more punchy in AMOLED panels, their blacks are deeper, and overall, AMOLED technology is considered superior to the IPS LCD technology. Along with it, AMOLED panels are more battery efficient and you can save the battery by activating the dark mode as well. Along with it, ‘Always on Display’ is also present in the phone. And right now, in-display finger print technology can also be included in the AMOLED panels only. And for this reason, Vivo S1 Pro at the moment is the undisputed winner in displays. Along with that, another upgrade in S1 Pro over S1 is in its camera. And now there is a Quad camera setup in the phone, which includes a 48MP Wide Angle lens of f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP Ultra Wide lens of f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP Macro camera and a 2MP Depth sensor for blurred backgrounds and portrait effects. At the front side, inside this dew drop notch, a 32MP Wide Angle Selfie shooter of f/2.0 aperture is present. First lets talk a little about the sensor of the camera of this phone. In S1 Pro, Samsung GM1 sensor is given. This is the same sensor that we have seen in Realme 5s before. Keeping in mind, is available with the retail price of Rs 30,000/- right now. Which means it is around Rs 14,000/- cheaper than this. Samsung’s GM1 sensor is basically a 12MP sensor. Which uses a software process called ‘Interpolation’ and forms 48MP pictures. But this sensor is not considered truly of 48MP, because the actual sensor is of 12MP, so keep this thing in mind. If we talk about image quality overall, I found it reasonable. And I will share these images on our instagram as well So you can follow us @reviews_pk Do not expect an excellent image quality because of a GM1 sensor, but the camera is fine for daily usage. The dynamic range of the camera seemed okay to me. The blues in the sky were visible in bright images too. And I didn’t see any clipped highlights or crushed shadows. If we talk about colour reproduction, the overall performance was fine here. But there was a colour difference at some places, for example in this image, the flowers should be of blurred red colour, but the camera was showing them in slight pink shade. If we talk about sharpness, then it is acceptable as well. But there are sharper cameras available in this price range. Because of the 8MP of the Ultra wide camera, when you switch to it, you can feel the quality drop in good lightening as well. If we talk about the Macro camera, images comes out very soft because of the 2MP of the camera. If we move towards the low-light performance, it is never good in this price range. But because of f/1.8 aperture, it is acceptable to some extent. To examine the video quality, I will show you guys a video sample. The maximum video recording resolution of Vivo S1 Pro is 1080p, and there is no Electronic Image Stabilization either. If we talk about selfies, I am impressed with Vivo’s selfie game for a while now. And here, the 32MP selfie shooter of S1 Pro, which includes a HDR as well, it takes amazing selfies. Sharp and a good dynamic range. So, if we talk about it overall, then Vivo S1 Pro camera did not impress me at all. And the prime reason for that is a more superior hardware is given in the competitors of this phone. And in Realme’s case, a more superior software processing is present as well. So, if the camera is your priority, then I will suggest you to look towards the competitors of this phone. Now, lets talk about the hardware specifications and performance of Vivo S1 Pro. Vivo S1’s RAM is raised from 4GB to 8GB, GPU is upgraded from Mali G-52 to Adreno 610, and instead of micro USB, this time USB Type-C port is given. And these are definitely very welcoming updates. But, the processor of this phone, which is Snapdragon 665, is quite a weak processor for this price range. We have seen the same processor in the price range of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 35,000/- meaning, Realme 5, Realme 5s and in Xiamo Redmi Note 8. And according to this price range, I think, if Vivo S1 Pro had a Snapdragon 700 series processor and Adreno 612 GPU, then it would’ve been a lot better. But if we talk about performance, then on the basis of Benchmarks, in Geekbench 4, the single core score for Vivo S1 Pro, came out to be 1516. Whereas, the multi core score was 5525. If we talk about Antutu benchmark, where GPU is also given a weightage, the score was 185829. If we compare the benchmarks with the competitor phones, the performance of Vivo S1 Pro is below average in the competition. One surprising thing here is that in Geekbench 4, S1 Pro’s scores were lower than Vivo S1 as well. But if we look towards the Antutu scores, since GPU performance is tested here as well, then here, Vivo S1 pro, because of Adreno 6 GPU, had a better performance. If we talk about everyday usage, Snapdragon 665 will handle your everyday usage apps easily. I didn’t feel any lag in daily normal usage. And the phone was operating smoothly. WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix type light apps, this phone will handle easily. But if you use heavy apps and games, then you might require a more powerful phone. If we talk about gaming, then you can do casual gaming on Vivo S1 Pro, but I will not recommend this phone for serious gamers. We played Pubg in this phone, it ran on low settings by default, And the game was playable. But there was no option to increase the graphic settings in Pubg, and the game will not work on Full HD. Along with it, one more surprising thing in this was that when I played Call of Duty on Vivo S1, the game ran on high settings by default and options to change the graphical settings were present here. And the gameplay was smooth as well. If we talk about the accuracy and speed of finger print sensor, it seemed fine to me. The phone was unlocking easily in daily usage, and I didn’t have any issues. Lets talk about the battery and charging speed now,. A huge 4,500 mAh battery is given in Vivo S1 Pro and along with it , Vivo’s dual engine 18W fast charging is also present in the phone. If we talk about charging time, there was 30% battery in 30 minutes and to get full charged, it will take 2.25 hours to 2.5 hours, which is a little long. But I liked this big battery really much. This phone will give you a day, even with heavy usage. And if your usage is light, then it can give upto 1.5 to 2 days as well. And its main reason is its under powered Snapdragon 665 processor. Along with a Super AMOLED Display, in which you can turn on the dark mode as well. That saves the battery for you as well. So, all in all, this phone’s battery made me really happy. If we talk about the interface, Vivo S1 Pro ships with Android 9.0 Pie, with Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 9.2 over it. Funtouch OS is basically inspired by Apple iOS, so you get all your icons on your home screen. Apart from that, menus also look like Apple ones, and the control centre also opens from the bottom of the screen, like it used to be in Apple phones before. iOS is considered a simple OS, so that everyone can use it easily. For that purpose, Funtouch OS is a great OS for everyday users. If we do a recap, this phones build quality seemed okay to me, but I really liked its look. I found the display of this phone excellent. Camera performance seemed below average. On the basis of performance, the phone seemed below average as well. But if we talk about battery size and battery life, then that made me really happy. Vivo S1 Pro is taking the same thing forward, that Vivo had started. Yes, the phone’s camera is not best, nor its processor is the most powerful. But what it is offering, is a Superior AMOLED Display. This phone is made for those people, who consume a lot of video content on their phone, either watch YouTube videos or Netflix, and display is a big priority to them. Along with that, a big and a good battery means that you can consume a lot of content on this phone. And its processor will run daily usage apps very easily. So if your usage is not much heavy, and you don’t do heavy gaming either, then this phone can be a good option for you. What are your thoughts on Vivo S1 Pro? Do you think this phone is also a blockbuster success like Vivo S1? Whatever you liked or disliked about this phone, do let me know in the comment section. That is all for this video. I will meet you in the next one. Goodbye!