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Vivo Z1 Pro Review | Detailed Review with Pros & Cons

Vivo Z1 Pro Review in detail

Vivo Z1 Pro Review

Vivo Z1 Pro Review – Vivo had launched the Z1 Pro smartphone in India in early July 2019, we had bought this phone from Flipkart in the first sale. After using this phone for around one month we are able to provide a detailed review of this phone, which would be helpful for visitors for making a decision on buying this phone.

We have divided the review between the pros and cons before review please see below the main highlights of this phone.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6.53 inches big IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution
  • Hole punch display design
  • 2.3 GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 712)
  • Massive 5000 mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging, Fast charger included in the box
  • 32-megapixel in-display selfie camera within punch hole (AI enabled)
  • 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel (Wide Angle)+ 2-megapixel triple rear camera
  • Three Variants – 4GB/64GB | 6GB/64GB | 6GB/128GB
  • Funtouch OS runs on Android 9.0 (Pie)

PROS

  • 6.53 inches big IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution
  • Polycarbonate unibody design
  • Massive 5000 mAh battery
  • Fast charging up to 18watt
  • 18watt fast charger included in the box
  • Best Selfie camera (32megapixel)
  • Best rear cameras (16-megapixel main camera + 8-megapixel ultrawide camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor)
  • The best processor in the price segment Snapdragon 712, based on 10nanometer process
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button (Customisable)
  • Dedicated micro sd card slot

CONS

  • Feels bulky in the hand due to big 5000 battery. (Weight 201gm) (Depth 8.85mm)
  • Funtouch OS (If someone doesn’t like) (depends on user)
  • Missing Gorilla Glass protection but the company claims that they have used SCHOTT Xensation® 3D glass protection which is similar or even better than Gorilla Glass 5
  • Missing notification light
  • Micro USB port

BOX CONTENTS

  • Mobile phone
  • Pre Applied screen guard
  • Sim ejector tool
  • TPU case (Very good quality)
  • 18W Travel adapter
  • Micro USB cable
  • Earphone
Vivo Z1 Pro box contents

DETAILED REVIEW

DISPLAY & DESIGN

Vivo Z1 Pro is built of a polycarbonate back with glossy finish design with vibrant colours feels premium in hand. It feels bulky in the hands due to its massive 5000 mAh battery. It has big 6.53 inches FHD+ IPS LCD full view screen with an in-display camera. The display quality is good and clear, punch hole or in-display camera gives it a more modern look.

Vivo Z1 Pro is missing the Gorilla Glass protection but the company claims that the device uses SCHOTT Xensation® 3D glass protection which is equal to or tic better than Gorilla Glass 5. It also comes with a pre-applied screen guard.

The phone has dedicated Google Assistant physical button which is customisable as well. User can customise the button as per their own needs.

PERFORMANCE & SOFTWARE

Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset which is an octa-core processor based on a 10-nanometer process and capable to provide good performance and efficient battery life, It works just fine, the gaming performance of the phone is also good due to its powerful processor. Also, no excessive heating issues found.

The phone runs on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 (Pie) which is smooth and quite responsive. Vivo Z1 pro comes with many useful features, dual apps, digital wellbeing, AI features etc.

Funtouch OS looks like a copy of iPhone OS, so some users might don’t like the UI, otherwise, the UI is smooth and responsive.

BATTERY & CHARGING

Vivo Z1 Pro has a massive 5000 mAh battery which provides around 2 days battery life. The processor used in this device is also power-efficient, that’s why the device is capable to provide the good battery life even after heavy usage.

This phone supports 18W fast charging and a good thing is that it comes with 18W fast charger in the box. The device takes around 2 hours for charging up to 95%

CAMERA

Vivo Z1 Pro packs triple rear cameras including the 16-megapixel main shooter with aperture ƒ/1.78, it performs well and takes good shots in the daylight conditions as well as in low light conditions. It has 8-megapixel ultrawide angle camera which covers ultrawide areas in photos and takes good ultrawide shots, the 3rd camera is 2-megapixel depth sensor camera which is for depth sensing.

For the selfie lovers, it provides the 32-megapixel camera with aperture ƒ/2.0 which is also capable to take good shots in daylight conditions as well as low light conditions.

Users can take good bokeh shots with the front as well as rear cameras.

Surprisingly the camera performance is very good in the front as well as rear cameras, The photographs are really good in this price segment phones.

AUDIO

The phone has a single speaker in the bottom, but the sound quality is good enough and loud, it also comes with Dolby Atmos sound but for that users need to use headphone.

For the calls, the earpiece is also good and provides a clear and crisp sound.

NETWORK

This phone comes with dual 4G VoLTE support and works better with Jio sims in both slots, as well as Jio and Airtel sims simultaneously. Network signal reception is also good.

FACE UNLOCK AND FINGERPRINT

The phone supports face unlock which is quite fast and even works in darkness as well. So, no complains.

This phone comes with a rear fingerprint sensor which is also quite fast and secure.

VERDICT

Overall it is a Very good mobile phone from Vivo under ₹15,000. It has very good cameras in the front as well as backside. The photographs are really good in this price segment. The Performance of the phone is also very good due to its powerful Snapdragon 712 processor, Gaming performance is also very good. No excessive heating issues found.

AVAILABILITY: This phone is available via Flipkart online store

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