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vivo S18 Pro

vivo S18 Pro
$455.00
Brand: Vivo
Category: Specifications and Prices
  • OS Android 14
  • Display 6.78 inches - AMOLED
  • CPU Dimensity 9200 Plus
  • RAM 12 - 16 GB
  • Battery 5000 mAh

Our Rating

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  • Phone Rate 8 / 10

Vivo launched the S18 lineup in late November 2023, which consists of three new phones, the most prominent of which is the vivo S18 Pro, which is considered one of the most prominent phones in the mid-range category. While the price category of the phone suggests that it is a traditional phone in the middle category, its specifications and features suggest that it is closer to the middle category, due to its wonderful screen, powerful internal hardware, good rear camera, and fast charging, so what should we know about this wonderful phone?

Here are the specifications and price of the Vivo S18 Pro, all its advantages and disadvantages, and a comprehensive user guide for everything related to the entire phone, in addition to a comprehensive review of the Vivo phone, which is considered among the best in the mid-range category for the year 2023, and this comes after we had the opportunity to spend several days with the phone and experience it comprehensively and extensively. Forming an informed opinion allows us to tell you our final opinion on whether the phone is worth buying or not.

Vivo S18 Pro specs

  • The phone arrives with a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
  • Regarding the hardware and internal hardware, the phone is powered by a powerful chipset, the Mediatek Dimensity 9200 Plus.
  • As for the software, we have the OriginOS 4 user interface based on the Android 14 operating system.
  • The 50MP triple camera setup will do great with a good 50MP front camera.
  • Last but not least, the phone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
  • We start from the back panel of the phone, in which we get a stunning design with a triple camera module at the back. Besides, the company has also released the vivo S18 Pro in various color options so that users can choose the best option according to their color preferences. Where we have black, blue and silver options.

The phone has a unique design that gives the user a great grip experience. As for the quality of materials, the phone is largely identical to another phone in the same series S18Except you get an extra touch of shine. The power button and volume rockers are placed within finger reach, while one-handed use of the phone is also possible.

Moving to the display, we have the 6.78-inch AMOLED display that is seen on the standard variant. However, you will get great FHD+ support that will enhance the overall user experience and give immersive colors also thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate. Although there is hardly any information about the type of glass layer that protects the screen. However, it is good to see that the company offers a maximum peak brightness of 2,800 nits.

The software department got the OriginOS 4 user interface based on the Android 14 operating system, while there are a lot of amazing modifications to customize the interface and the possibility of giving it a personal touch. You can modify the interface layout to your liking by adding gestures, widgets and functions for your daily use. Besides, we have some fun features for you to explore. Apart from this, you will notice a few bloatware apps here and there.

In terms of performance, the Mediatek Dimensity 9200 Plus chipset based on the 4nm manufacturing architecture is the best feature that the current smartphone has to offer. With this setup, you can try different things, like gaming and you can also count on multitasking and using social media apps. Moreover, you will get a flawless gaming session with the help of the Immortalis-G715 MC11 GPU, which gives you great graphics and visual support while gaming.

In general, this internal setup will provide a leading performance experience, especially with 12 or 16 GB RAM options, along with internal storage space starting from 256 GB and up to 512 GB, and without the ability to expand it by installing an external memory card since you will not need that. basically.

The vivo S18 Pro smartphone has a triple rear camera led by a 50-megapixel primary lens. Here we have a better aperture for the primary rear camera, so the sensor can absorb more colors and contrast to deliver detailed photos and videos without any problem. Furthermore, the primary lens offers optical image stabilization to capture images with less distortion and fine details in every shot. And let's not forget that daytime photos also look great.

Night mode enhances colors and delivers clear details with adequate noise reduction support. The AI software offers several perks under the hood that will improve the camera's results somewhat. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the company offers a built-in camera app that offers various photography and video editing features.

With this, you can capture what you want without any hassle. In addition, the phone also offers a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor that supports true optical zoom up to x2. You can shoot video at up to 4K resolution with a variety of recording features. Apart from this, the 50MP front camera is also capable of clicking great photos and recording 4K pixel video as well.

Last but not least, the device comes with a 5000 mAh lithium polymer battery that will provide a long time for daily use. You can expect up to 6+ hours of screen time in normal usage situations. In addition, you can play games for more than four hours. Even after that, approximately 20% of battery life will remain. Apart from this, the phone can recharge the battery through 80W fast wired charging, which requires 28 minutes to refill the battery from 0 to 100%.

Vivo S18 Pro price

The price of vivo S18 Pro is as follows:

  1. The 12 + 256 GB version is priced at $450
  2. 16 + 256 GB version is priced at $495
  3. 16 + 512 GB version is priced at $520

The phone was unveiled on December 14, 2023, and actually arrived on market and store shelves on January 13, 2024. The phone is available in China, India, and some selected Asian countries. We hope that the company will officially launch the device in various global markets, and you can learn more about the phone. here.

Vivo S18 Pro features

  • Beautiful design and multiple color options
  • A more than ideal screen for watching videos and movies
  • A performance experience that is among the best in 2023 in any phone due to the powerful internal hardware
  • Giant battery that integrates well with fast charging
  • Excellent pricing considering this huge amount of features
  • Excellent rear camera

Phone defects

  • The phone is not available in many markets
  • There is no support for wireless charging

S18 Pro review and evaluation

After trying almost everything in the phone, we came to the conclusion that the vivo S18 Pro is a good option in this price category. It is packed with many features, most notably a gorgeous screen saturated with colors, powerful processing power, next-level graphics support, elegant camera results, and many more perks that are difficult to find in this category. It is one of the few phones that offers a powerful chipset and offers ideal camera sensors and good configuration. In general, you can seriously consider this phone if it is released outside China.

Specifications and price

Release Date

Announcement Date December 14, 2023
Launch Date January 13, 2024

Body

Dimensions 164.4 x 75.1 x 7.5 mm (6.47 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
Phone Materials Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
Weight 188 grams
Phone Colors Black, blue, silver

Display

Display AMOLED
Size 6.78 in
Resolution 1260 x 2800 pixels, with a pixel density of 453 pixels per inch
protection layer -
Screen-to-body ratio 89.9% screen-to-body ratio
Other Features HDR10+
120Hz refresh rate
2800 nits

Internal Hardware

Chipset Mediatek Dimensity 9200 Plus - 4 nm
CPU Octa-core (1x3.35 GHz Cortex-X3, 3x3.0 GHz Cortex-A715, 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Immortalis-G715 MC11
Memory Card No
RAM 12 - 16 GB
Internal Storage 256 - 512 GB

Camera

Main Triple
1st Sensor 50 MP (wide), f/1.9
2nd Sensor 12 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
3rd Sensor 50 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2
4th Sensor -
Fifth -
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera Single
- 50 MP (wide), f/2.0 aperture
Features Dual LED flash, HDR
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Battery

Capacity 5000 mAh non-removable
Type Lithium Polymer
Fast Charging 80W
wireless charging -

Sound

3.5mm jack No
Noise blocking Yes
Other features of the sound 24-bit/192 kHz audio
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers

Additional Features

Safety Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical
Bluetooth 5.3
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
GPS Yes
Sensors Acceleration
Rotation
proximity
compass
barometer

Model

Model number Currently unknown
Phone Name vivo S18 Pro

Phone Price

Price in US Dollar $455
Price in Saudi Arabia 1700 SAR
Price in Iraq 596.000 IQD
Price in India 37.900 INR
Price in Egypt 14.000 EGP

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