Vivo India is on a roll. The smartphone manufacturer started 2019 on a good note with the Vivo V15 series. Both the Vivo V15 and the V15 Pro are great smartphones for the price they come for and helped the company double its market share in India. Following the Vivo V15 series the company announced a new Z-series in India last month and the first smartphone under this new online-centric series is the Vivo Z1 Pro. After the Vivo Z1 Pro the company has now introduced another series called the S-series and with that comes the Vivo S1. On August 7 Vivo launched its first-ever S-series smartphone aka Vivo S1 in India.

The Vivo S-series is mostly targeted to the offline buyers in the country. The Vivo S1 is already available for purchase across all offline stores in the country and will go on sale on Vivo’s e-store, Flipkart and Amazon starting August 14. The India price of the Vivo S1 starts at Rs 17,990. The question now is, should you go for the Vivo S1 or buy Vivo’s Z-series smartphone aka Vivo Z1 Pro instead that comes for starting price of Rs 14,990?

Before deciding which of the two Vivo phone you should buy let’s take a quick look at everything these smartphones offer to the consumers.

Vivo S1 vs Vivo Z1 Pro specs and features

–The Vivo S1 comes with an sAMOLED display but Z1 Pro lacks that. This, however, shouldn’t worry you because the screen of the Z1 Pro gets bright enough in almost all situations. The Vivo S1 comes with a 6.38-inch super AMOLED display and offers 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 90 per cent screen-to-body-ratio and FHD+ screen resolution. In comparison, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display that offers screen-to-body-ratio of 90.77 per cent and resolution of 2340×1080 pixels.

On the hardware front the Z1 Pro is the winner as the Vivo S1 lags occasionally. The Vivo Z1 Pro is the first smartphone in India to be powered by 10mn Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset that supports Adreno 616GPU. For the S1 Vivo goes for MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core processor. In overall performance, the Vivo Z1 Pro beats the Vivo S1. In gaming too the Z1 Pro is a notch higher.

–Both the Vivo phones come with three cameras on the back panel. The Vivo S1 includes a primary 16-megapixel sensor, secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and third is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In comparison, the Z1 Pro includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel super-wide secondary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

–On the front the Vivo Z1 Pro includes an in-display camera while the Vivo S1 comes with Halo FullView display. Both the Vivo phones come packed with a 32MP camera on the front that helps users click stunning selfies.

–Vivo phones have always been big on battery and the Vivo S1 and Z1 Pro are no exception. The Vivo S1 comes with a 4500mAh battery setup while the Vivo Z1 Pro packs a massive 5000mAh battery. Both these Vivo phones come with 18W dual engine fast charging support.

–On the software front the Vivo Z1 Pro, as well as the Vivo S1, run FunTouch OS based on Android 9 Pie.