Xiaomi Should Be Worried: vivo’s Z1 Pro Is A Mid-range Powerhouse For Cheap

Affordable and feature-packed!

vivo, one of the last companies that you expect to be challenging Xiaomi for bang-for-the-buck smartphones, is challenging Xiaomi with their new bang-for-the-buck Z1 Pro. This new mid-range smartphone has officially debuted in India, and boy does it have an awesome spec sheet.

This particular mid-range phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset, along with RAM and storage options of 4GB/6GB and 64GB/128GB respectively. The phone has a large 6.53-inch full HD+ display with a hole-punch notch, along with an equally large 5,000mAh battery.

The phone is no slouch when it comes to imaging too – a 16-megapixel f/1.78 aperture main camera sits on the rear, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie snapper is a 32-megapixel deal.

There’s no fancy under-display fingerprint scanner here though, and the phone still comes with a microUSB port instead of a USB Type-C port, though you still get to use your wired cans thanks to the 3.5mm jack.

Android 9 Pie is present on the phone, along with FunTouch OS 9.0.

vivo Z1 Pro Specs

  • Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB of RAM
  • 6.53-inch Full HD+ display
  • 64GB/128GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • Triple rear cameras: 16-megapixel f/1.78 main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor; LED flash, PDAF
  • 32-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock 2.0, Game Turbo
  • Android 9 with FunTouch OS 9.0
  • 5000mAh battery with 18W quick charging

The best part? The phone starts at just INR 14,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant which translates to just Php 11,150 Filipino buckaroos, which undercuts many similarly-specc’d smartphones from other brands.



John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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