Vivo Z1 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 15,149 onwards

launchJul, 2019

54.8

excellence score

88.1

value for money score

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Design

  • Attractive, eye-catching glossy plastic rear panel with a beautiful multi-coloured gradient finish, that catches the light as you tilt the phone around
  • The front is sharp and modern with a 6.54-inch Full HD+ display, thin bezels, and a punch-hole camera on the top-left corner of the display
  • On the whole, the Z1 Pro is arguably the best designed phone of this price segment
  • Has a handy dedicated Google Assistant button
  • On the heavy and bulky side (thanks to the large battery it packs)

Display

  • Large, sharp Full HD+ display, with good viewing angles, and sunlight legibility - you get an immersive experience while watching videos, playing games and consuming other multimedia content on it
  • The display does not have a Widevine L1 certification - as a result, you can stream videos available on the over-the-top platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos at a maximum resolution of only 480p — not HD or fullHD

Software

  • Vivo's Funtouch OS UI is fairly feature packed, and aesthetically is similar to iOS
  • There is also now a ‘Dark Mode’ feature that turns almost all the popular apps dark
  • The Vivo Z1 Pro also has a gaming assistant and mode rolled into one called Game Cube - it offers functions like blocking background calls, blocking notifications, reject calls during gaming, turning on Esports Mode and other things
  • For people who like a stock Android interface though, Funtouch OS may not be to their taste (once again, it's more iOS like in its aesthetic, and also packs some bloatware)

Performance

  • Excellent, class-leading performance with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor - you will get snappy performance all-round, and even high-end games will run effortlessly in their 'high graphics' settings
  • The smartphone also has good temperature control, so even with long times of gaming, there isn't much heating up

Camera

  • Good set of triple rear cameras (16-megapixel primary camera + 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor)
  • You get some pretty detailed photos in most lighting conditions - the color reproduction and balancing is quite accurate as well
  • On the front, it comes with a excellent 32-megapixel snapper, which again does very well with details
  • Overall, this is a good camera setup for the price bracket, and only a bit behind the top cameras of the Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the Realme 3 Pro

Battery

  • Excellent battery life, with a huge 5000mAh battery - you will get a comfortable 2 days even with heavier use
  • Fast charging support - the device goes from 0 to 100% in 2 hours - which is pretty decent for the battery size

Verdict

  • The Z1 Pro looks like a smart winner from the Vivo camp, with hardly any flaws, and an excellent performance to price ratio - if you value performance in a phone, or are into gaming, this is the mid-range phone to get - if you are looking for the best possible cameras instead, then the Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Realme 3 Pro have a slight advantage

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  1. Strong all-rounder...Definitely worth considering in this price bracket
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Fully loaded smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. One of the better smartphones in its price segment...recommended buy
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Competent mid-ranger...An excellent choice, especially if design is your primary consideration
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If gaming is your main focus and you want a phone that looks good, you do not need to look any further than this
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Pretty solid offering
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A mixed bag of hits and misses
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Overall well-rounded device... look like a winner
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Fantastic phone at these prices
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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Vivo Z1 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712Ranked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight201 gm
Thickness8.85 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture
  • 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (ultrawide)
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • AI filter
  • Backlight HDR
  • Portrait bokeh
  • Portrait light
  • AR stickers
  • Slow motion
  • Time Lapse
  • AI Beauty
  • Live Photo
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • AI Filters
  • AR stickers
  • Portrait light effects
  • Live Photo
  • AI Beauty
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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