vivo Z1Pro First Impressions: The Elegantly Crafted smartphone

vivo recently launched the vivo Z1Pro, a midranger with a Full View display with a In-display camera. It features a massive 5,000 mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core SoC, and a Triple camera setup. Take a look at our hands-on experience and first impressions on the vivo Z1Pro.

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Vivo Z1 Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display, Full HD+ resolution (2340  × 1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Software: FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie
  • Fingerprint Scanner | Face ID: Yes, at the back | Yes
  • CPU: Up to 2.3 GHz octa-core Kryo 360, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC, 64-bit
  • GPU: Adreno 616 GPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM OR 6 GB RAM, LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 64 GB OR 128 GB internal, expands via microSD card (dedicated slot)
  • Main Camera: Triple Cameras (16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)
    16 MP f/1.78 main camera
    8 MP super wide-angle camera (120 degrees FOV)
    2 MP depth camera
  • Selfie Camera: 32 MP In-Display
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Cellular: 4G LTE, 2x nano SIM (GSM), dual-VoLTE
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Colors: Sonic Blue, Mirror Black, and Sonic Black
  • Price: Rs 14,990 (4 GB + 64 GB), Rs 16,990 (6 GB + 64 GB), Rs 17,990 (6 GB + 128 GB)
  • Availability: From 11th July via Flipkart and Vivo Store

Design, Display, Build, & Ergonomics

The vivo Z1Pro emerges with a 32MP AI In-Display selfie camera in the top-left corner of the screen.

On the front, the vivo Z1Pro flaunts a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The back is elegantly designed with 3D gradient dual colors and a glass finish. The display has tiny bezels and curves on the sides, and the overall feel of the phone is good.

There’s a physical fingerprint scanner on the rear and a Triple Rear Camera setup (16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP) with an LED flash placed vertically. This is the Sonic Blue color while there are two more variants of the phone in black – Mirror Black & Sonic Black.

The bottom has a micro USB while the left side has a dedicated Google Assistant key and a triple-slot SIM Tray carrying two 4G nano SIM slots and a microSD card slot to expand the storage.

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In terms of software and user interface, the vivo Z1Pro runs on the new UI FunTouch OS version 9 based on Android 9 Pie. The software comes with a number of pre-installed apps which can be removed if not required.

The new FunTouch OS 9 adds in Multi Turbo technology that includes Center Turbo, AI Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo and Game Turbo features. It also comes with Ultimate Game Mode, which brings a voice changer, a sound-localization training center, 4D game vibrations, do not disturb mode and a blue light filter.

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Triple Cameras & In-Display Selfie Camera

The rear has a Triple Rear Camera setup housing a 16MP main camera with an f/1.78 aperture, a 8MP camera with a super-wide-angle lens (120-degree FOV), and an additional 2MP depth camera for portrait shots or bokeh shots. The front side offers a whopping 32MP sensor for selfie needs.

We took some shots to see how the vivo Z1Pro clicks, see the samples below.

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Vivo Z1Pro Camera Samples

Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core CPU & a 5,000 mAh Battery

Talking about the performance of the phone, the vivo Z1Pro packs a powerhouse 2.3 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC. The vivo Z1Pro is the first smartphone in India to be equipped with a Snapdragon 712 CPU under the hood.

Digging more into the CPU, the Snapdragon 712 is based on the 10nm process and consists of eight Kryo 360 cores clocked at a maximum 2.3 GHz. It comes with a dedicated gaming mode powered by Adreno 616 GPU that’s capable of running games on medium to high settings without any hiccups.

There are three variants, the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 14,990, the mid variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 16,990, and the top variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage priced at Rs 17,990.

On the battery side, the vivo Z1Pro packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery which ensures a battery life of 2 days. Compared to the competition in terms of battery, the vivo Z1Pro is significantly ahead. vivo says the Z1Pro offers 21 days of standby time, 40 hours of voice calling, 13 hours of YouTube playback, and 7.5 hours of PUBG MOBILE gameplay.

To charge the battery, the Z1Pro supports 18W fast charging as well as reverse charging feature.

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Early Verdict

The vivo Z1Pro is impressive for its features, triple cameras, a FullView™ display with an In-Display camera, an elegantly designed back, the superfast Snapdragon 712 CPU coupled with a 5,000 mAh battery. For those who demand performance and longer battery life, the Vivo Z1Pro should be ideal, there’s nothing better you can get at this price.