The Vivo S1 Pro Smartphone Review: Display Technology It took a little while for me to get used to my new phone, but it’s definitely the display which impresses me most. The screen is simply gorgeous to boot. Having seen other high-end smartphones from the likes of Sony Ericsson and Nokia, I was pleasantly surprised with the display on the Vivo S1 Pro. Perhaps its the diamond edged or rather square rear camera module, maybe its just the fact that the phone has such a high density odie-clear display, or even the slightly longer life-span of the device.
The battery life on the vivo s1 pro is pretty good. I’ve had many handsets with smaller screens and the S1 pro is only 2.5 inches taller than my old Nokia 1. With the large battery, I can normally get through the day with no problems. On the other hand, the S1 pro does come with an additional charge cable, so if you’re planning on using the phone for more than a couple of days, make sure that you have one extra to plug in.
Video Recording, Video Quality and Features There are some features on this smartphone which don’t make it unique compared to others on the market: the 23 megapixel camera, built-in flash, and the high-speed cellular network. What makes the vivo s1 pro vivo s1 pro different though is its video recording quality, which is nothing short of excellent. Even though the footage is recorded onto internal memory, it doesn’t seem to compress the same as rivals. I’m not a professional videographer so it would be difficult for me to discern if that’s a good or bad thing. However, it does result in some impressive videos, which I’ll demonstrate below.
I filmed this footage during my first use of the vivo s1 pro’s camera app, playing around with different effects to see what it would produce. It was a bit slow to start recording, but then it sped up to full force after a few minutes. The battery was also a bit slower than anticipated, but it easily lasted throughout the whole test, lasting several hours and 25 minutes between charges. This is excellent when comparing the Stamina Pro and the vivo s1 pro, as the former managed to last for nearly double the length of the latter. That aside, the handset’s beautiful screen, the dual-engine fast boot, super amoled visual display, and excellent sound quality are just some of the things I really like about the vivo s1 pro.
Image Quality and Features This phone definitely has one of the most unique diamond shaped camera panel on a smartphone, which takes some beating in my opinion. There’s actually quite a few features that stand out on this phone, and every time I open the package, I’m impressed with how great it looks. From the phone’s home button which acts as both the on/off button and a shortcut to the built-in camera, everything is done neatly and quickly. It’s also worth mentioning that the home button also acts as a fingerprint sensor, so you can immediately start performing tasks without having to unlock your smartphone. The built-in speaker also impresses me, because it easily makes the smartphone sound clear despite its relatively high volume.
The Hardware and Performance After using this smartphone for several days now, I’ve come to the conclusion that the cost of the vivo s1 pro price tag isn’t justified by the kind of performance it provides. In terms of the physical hardware, the phone runs on a MSM Livia 2G processor from Sony, along with a bootload of the Android operating system. The phone also has a touch screen, which is a nice addition if you’re looking for something along the lines of on-screen buttons and navigation, but the screen itself isn’t something that’ll appeal to most users. Despite the lack of physical buttons on the handset, this smartphone still packs quite a punch, with a long list of customizable features that make browsing the internet, downloading music, and downloading videos easy and fun.