Our Opinion

The Vivo V19 128GB is a significantly better phone, but the Vivo S1 Pro is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Vivo V19 128GB.

Vivo S1 Pro  Vivo V19 128GB 
Vivo S1 Pro Vivo V19
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Excellence Score
37.3
58.1
Value for Money Score
68.7
68.3
Price ₹ 17,490 onwards ₹ 24,989 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2020 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.38 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 404 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 712Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 616
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide); 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size (Macro camera), 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, AI Portrait Lighting, AI Super Wide Angle, Bokeh and Shot Re-Focus, Super Macro, Super Night Mode, Live Photo, AR Stickers, AI Portrait Framing, AI Scene Identification, Ultra Wide Video, Slo-Mo, Time Lapse 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps
Secondary Camera 32MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, AI Face Beauty, Filters, AI Portrait Lighting, Group Selfie (Panorama), Super Night Selfie, Live Photo, AR Stickers, Watermark, Mirror Selfie 32MP: f/2.1 Aperture; 23mm Focal Length; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.3 Aperture; 17mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide Lens, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.7 mmMedium 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 187 gmMedium 186 gmMedium
Width 75.2 mmOk for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 4500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging Yes, 33W Vivo Flash Charge 2.0 (54% in 30 min)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Jazzy, eye-catching back panel design with gradient finish and the unique diamond-shaped camera module
  • The slim profile of the camera module barely protrudes from the back
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor works well
  • Face unlock is present too, which is reliable (though, not as quick as on the other phones at this price level)
  • Vivid, crisp 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display - the colours are also very punchy thanks to the AMOLED panel, and text and icons are adequately sharp
  • The display gets very bright, making it easily legible even under direct sunlight
  • Widevine L1 DRM certified - you can watch Netflix and Prime in crisp HD resolution
  • Funtouch OS based on Android 9 Pie looks very similar to iOS, and is pretty feature packed
  • Decent performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 - it handles multitasking well and regular usage is smooth
  • Decent set of quad rear cameras - 48MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth camera
  • Close-ups are good, with good bokeh and details in objects
  • In bokeh mode, the Vivo S1 Pro's depth camera does a decent job of detecting edges, and blurs out the right areas - colours and details are also good
  • The macro camera is also handy at times, and lets you get very close to the subjects
  • Very good 32MP selfie camera - it captures detailed photos when shooting under ideal light - results are fairly good even when shooting against the light
  • The Vivo S1 Pro packs in a 4500 mAh battery, which easily lasts for 2 days of moderate use
  • Overall, the Vivo S1 Pro is a decent pick if all you want is a stylish design, good battery life, and a punchy display
  • Beautiful, sleek design with a silver finish that switches colours as per angled light
  • The front is sharp and trendy with a pill-shaped punch-hole on the top-right that has the two front-facing cameras
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner is quick
  • Vivid, crisp 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution - the display looks punchy and you can tweak the display colour mode as well as the colour temperature
  • Vivo claims the peak brightness of 1200 nits, which makes it a comfortable screen to look at even in direct sunlight
  • Decent performance from the Snapdragon 712 SOC - casual and day-to-day applications run fine without any issues
  • Good quad-camera setup - a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the primary camera manages good shots with ample detail, objects at a distance are visible on zooming in
  • The ultra-wide-angle gives a fun, wider perspective to images (though, the details aren't as good as the primary camera)
  • The portrait mode works well and it lets you select the level of blur before taking a shot - edge detection is good in well-lit conditions
  • In low light, the phone takes decent photos - the night mode makes the scene brighter and objects in the shadows more recognisable (though, it's a little slow and forces you to hold the camera still)
  • The 32MP selfie camera is capable of delivering some very good selfies that are sharp and detailed - There is also an 8MP ultra-wide sensor that lets you take wide selfies and fit more subjects or people into one shot
  • Very good battery life with the 4500 mAh battery - it can manage about a day and a half worth of use out of the battery in one charging cycle
  • Charging is quick, and the phone manages to charge to 83 per cent in an hour
  • The Vivo V19 is a good camera phone which nails the basics with a trendy design, crisp AMOLED display and very good battery with fast charging
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Vivo S1 Pro feels a little chunky at 8.68mm thick
  • The back isn't glass, as Vivo still uses laminated plastic
  • Having said that, the interface is unnecessarily complicated - swipe-up gesture to access system shortcuts is confusing, since it's in the notification shade in stock or other Android UIs
  • There's a lot of bloatware preinstalled on the Vivo S1 Pro (though the third-party apps can be removed)
  • Heavy games such as PUBG Mobile however struggle to run at a smooth frame rate even at the Low graphics preset
  • This isn't a bad processor, but it's typically now found in phones closer to the Rs. 10, 000 mark, such as the Realme 5i
  • In daylight, the primary camera manage to capture average-looking landscape shots - images lack depth, objects at the sides of the frame also have a bit of grain - HDR kicks in when needed, but the end result isn't always very good - some images have a very cool, bluish hue to them, which look unnatural
  • The wide-angle camera offered a nice perspective, but colours weren't very accurate
  • Low-light photos are just strictly average - focusing is a lot slower in the dark, and it takes a second or two longer to save each photo - there's no dedicated night shooting mode either
  • No option for a background bokeh effect with the front camera
  • Videos can only be recorded at up to 1080p, which is not great, especially at this price - there's no stabilisation either, which is a big letdown
  • Low-light video is not very good, from both primary & ultra-wide lens - has lots of grain as well as weak details
  • Overall, rear cameras are nothing special - you will get better outcomes with the Realme X2 or the Redmi K20
  • The single speaker doesn't get too loud and the sound is a little tinny
  • Vivo uses its Dual Engine Fast Charge feature, but the 18W charger isn't the fastest - charging the phone completely takes about two and a half hours
  • If you'd prefer a more well-rounded phone though, we suggest looking at offerings from Realme and Xiaomi instead, such as the Realme X2 and the Redmi K20, which have much more powerful SoCs
  • The Software continues to be a relatively weak point for Vivo, with a cluttered Funtouch UI - there's also plenty of bloatware (though it is quite feature-packed)
  • However, this processor is commonly found in smartphones priced at around Rs. 15, 000 and phones such as the Realme X2 Pro feel faster because of the better processor
  • The macro camera is just average and the output is restricted to 2-megapixels only
  • However, this is not the best all-rounder and the choice of processor for this price is a bit disappointing, when phones like the Realme X2 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro offer very good performance for the price and are better all-round phones
Expert Reviews
  1. Not a bad pick if all you want is a stylish design, good battery life, and a punchy display....If you'd prefer a more well-rounded phone though, we suggest looking at offerings from Realme and Xiaomi instead
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Vivo V19 does pack in good cameras, a big battery and the display is vivid... but doesn't have a very powerful processor, and that might be the deal-breaker for potential buyers
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Vivo V19 is a pretty good upgrade to the Vivo V17 with a  great display, battery life and a very good set of cameras... though power-user or gamers should check out the alternatives
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo V19 is a great camera phone, but only a decent overall smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Vivo V19 is a good package
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. A fantastic device for single-hand use... but not very powerful
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Strong camera game, impressive design but slightly expensive
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Goes big on cameras and design... but not price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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