Vivo S1 is one of the latest devices from Vivo in Nepal. With in the two months of the launch of the new device, Vivo Nepal is offering cashback on all new Vivo S1 for the customers. At the first, the only 6/128GB variant of the device was available in Nepal but later 4/128GB variant was introduced in the market. Vivo offered a cash discount of Rs. 1000 as festival offer on the occasion of Tihar. After the discount, the new price of Vivo S1 in Nepal is Rs. 28,900 for 4/128GB variant and Rs. 34,690 for the 6/128GB variant.
Overview of Vivo S1
Design and Display
Talking about the design of the device, the handset looks beautiful and is quite great to hold on the hand. There is a tiny waterdrop notch on the front and a relatively smaller chin on the bottom. Vivo has offered in-display fingerprint on this budget device and this is one of the great features of the phone.
The new Vivo S1 highlights a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340px. The implementation of the AMOLED panel adds an extra feature of always-on-display on the phone which comes pretty handy in times. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with 404 ppi density makes the phone more lucrative and has a good image quality.
Performance and Camera
While it comes to the performance, the phone is among the performing phones in this price range. The Vivo S1 houses a Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 12nm processor which is coupled with 4/6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device runs on Funtouch 9 OS on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Comparing the performance of the phone with other devices at the price range of 30K in Nepal, it comes in level with Snapdragon 660, 665 or even with 710.
As far as cameras are concerned, Vivo S1 features a triple camera set up on the rear and teardrop designed selfie shooter. There is a 16 MP 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, PDAF primary lens, ultra-wide 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm and 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor in the back. In the video section, the phone can only shoot at 1080p @ 30 fps which is below average. There is a 32 MP, f/2.0 lens for beautiful selfies.
Battery and Others
The Vivo S1 packs a massive 4500 mAh battery which is considerably large for a mid-range device like this. The phone supports fast charging and the Vivo offers an 18-watt charger in the box. The unavailability of USB C port is one of the downsides of this device. For connectivity, the phone has dual nano-SIM and is 4G compatible and supports every 4G bands of Nepal. Read here for Things to consider while buying 4G phones in Nepal.
Vivo S1 Specifications
Display – Screen size 6.38 inches Super AMOLED, FHD+ (1080 x 2340 Pixels)
CPU – Octa-core 2x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A75 6x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Vivo S1 was launched a few months earlier in Nepal and is available throughout the country. There are two variants of the handset in the market and the price varies accordingly. The price of Vivo S1 for the 6/128GB variant is Rs. 34,690 and Rs. 28,990 for the 4/128GB variant. Originally, the 4/128 GB variant was available at the price tag of Rs. 29,990 but got a price drop of Rs. 1000 as Tihar offer. The new price of Vivo S1 is Rs. 28,990 for 4/128 GB variant.