Vivo Z1 Pro Review

Vivo launched a Midrange smartphone Named Z1 Pro. This  Vivo Z1 Pro was released in India on 4 July 2019. This Was the Rebranded Smartphone from Vivo Which Was Launched In China on the Name of Vivo Z5x. Vivo Z1 Pro is priced at 14,990 ( 4GB + 64GB ) Indian Rupees in India & CNY 1398 ( 4GB + 64GB ) In China.

Vivo Released Z1 Pro ( Z5x) in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using Vivo Z1 Pro I got a perfect Midrange Smartphone feeling when holding in the hand with a Triple Camera Setup on rear and single camera set up on the front & SD 712 Underhood at a Un Believable Price makes this Smartphone a true Performance & Camera beast.

Vivo Z1 Pro features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 712 which is available on Mi 9 SE too. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz, second part features 6 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.7GHz. it has Adreno 616 GPU which increases its work by 33% compared to SD 710 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Vivo Z1 Pro and Jump into the review.

Vivo Z1 Pro Specs

  • 6.53” Full HD+ LCD Full-screen display
  • Snapdragon 712 CPU
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 6 GB LPDDR4 Ram
  • 128 GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 256 GB Via Micro – SD Card.
  • Camera : Rear 16MP f/1.78 (Main) + 8MP f/2.2 (wide Angle) + 2MP f/2.4 (depth Sensor) , 4K UHD video Capture,
  • 32MP f/2.0 Pop-up front camera
  • 5000mAH battery with 18W Dual Engine fast charging support
  • Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch OS 9 on top
  • Rear Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual band GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Micro USB / 3.5mm Jack

6.53″ Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department, Vivo Z1 Pro Features an Excellent Full HD IPS LCD panel Notchless screen with 403 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight.

it is Protected with Normal Chinese Made Glass On Front Which is Drop resistant and Protects the IPS LCD Screen.

Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Z1 Pro, Vivo Used the traditional Single Speaker System and it is Adequately Louder than Other Midrange Smartphones. The Out From the Speaker is Clear.

Vivo Has Included Headphone jack In Vivo Z1 Pro Smartphone which is a good thing in my opinion. All the brand are not taking interest in the headphone jack and removing it. Coming to 3.5mm and earphones, the 3.5mm port provides a punchy and clear sound.

Build Quality : 

Vivo Z1 Pro is Build with Polycarbonate Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. it provides a good look and Doesn’t feels Good Because it is made with Polycarbonate. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality.

Rear Fingerprint scanner: 

Vivo Z1 Pro Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Top Rear of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Weight balance: 

Vivo Z1 Pro feels A bit Heavy with 6.53″ Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. This Z1 Pro can be used by one hand But, You Will feel Little Heavy While Using. You Will Not Feel After Using a Week. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made Up of Polycarbonate On Rear and Side.

Battery life:

My Vivo Z1 Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 30% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000 mAH Battery. We got 6 to 6.2 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 7.5hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Z1 Pro is very low. the 18W Quick charging 4+ makes a difference and charges the phone in 110 min which is a bit good.

Funtouch Ui Based On Android 9 Pie :

Fun touch OS based Android 9 Pie present on the Vivo Z1 Pro SmartPhone is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has a ton of bloatware like Huawei & Xiaomi Devices. There are some extra features like Inbuilt Face Unlock System, Direct video calling feature, Perfect Gaming Mode makes this FunTouch OS special for Z1 Pro SmartPhone.

Performance: 

My Z1 pro managed to do day to day tasks very well. there are No issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Z1 pro. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Z1 Pro device. it features 4 / 6 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Z1 Pro. Multitasking experience is good.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 712 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Storage:

In Z1 Pro, Out of 64, 128GB Storage, we get 64GB, 108GB With Google Account Included.

Cellular Network Connectivity:

The Cellular network Connectivity is ExCellent On Z1 Pro. In Hyderabad, The Signals From Airtel And Jio Are Very good. I’m Getting Nearly full Signal Which is Nice. It also Supports Dual 4G VOLTE.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Z1 Pro is outstanding than other Midrange Devices and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. In Z1 Pro the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Z1 Pro features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Z1 Pro. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Primary Camera: the 16MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.78. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are near to natural photo. Exposure is In control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions.  In low light Conditions, the images are clear and No noise which is good to see. This Camera Very good On Human Subjects like Skintones. it has Lightning Effects Which Really Makes Difference.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 8MP ultra wide angle lens on Vivo Z1 Pro does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera also captures good photos with decent sharpness and in Controlled Exposure.

3. Depth camera:

 the 2MP Depth Camera on Vivo Z1 Pro Doesn’t do a good job in low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect. it is built to get Good support primary camera in low light Conditions.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range. the Telephoto Camera Makes Difference in Video Recording with 2x Lossless Zoom. Slow Motion video Recording is Good

Selfie camera :

Vivo Z1 Pro has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal low light images compared to the rear camera. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range. This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

We can record Video Up to 1080p@30fps. the Video Footage is pretty Great Through Selfie camera.

Pros

  • Awesome Punch Hole Display
  • Rear Fingerprint Sensor Is good
  • Fast and Fluid Funtouch OS
  • Great Performance With SD 712 Soc
  • Awesome Front & Rear camera’s
  • Good Battery Life

Cons

  • No Physical Led Notification Light
  • No Gorilla Glass
  • Looks Mostly Like iOS Copy
  • Still Micro USB

VERDICT

Who can Get Vivo Z1 Pro SmartPhone view: 
if you want a Midrange Flagship Phone with Bright AMOLED Full HD+ Punch Hole screen, with Snapdragon 712 processor and 18W Wired charging, Triple Rear Camera Setup then you can go with Vivo Z1 Pro SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

Samsung Galaxy M40

Realme 3 pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro

LG W30 can be your Alternatives to Vivo Z1 Pro.

If you are using Vivo Z1 Pro then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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