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vivo S18

vivo S18
Brand: Vivo
Category: Specifications and Prices
  • OS Android 14
  • Display 6.78 inches - AMOLED
  • CPU SD7 Gen3
  • RAM 8 - 12 - 16 GB
  • Battery 5000 mAh

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Phone Rate 8 / 10

Vivo S series phones are usually exclusive to the Chinese local market, and in most cases we do not see them in global markets except on numerous occasions and through other renamed phones, but this does not prevent them from being highlighted because they receive great popular interest from various categories of users. Because of the great value it offers for the price and the many features it offers, and the vivo S18 is undoubtedly another example of that.

In this article, we will learn together about the specifications and price of the Vivo S18 and everything you want to know about the device, in addition to the advantages and disadvantages of one of the most prominent Vivo phones for the year 2023, and our final evaluation of it at the end of the review and our frankness with you about whether it is worth buying or not, which is what we arrived at after spending A full 5 days to try out the phone and get to know it more.

From the first look at its specifications table, you will find it interesting to see a mid-range 5G phone coming with the most powerful chipset with the latest Android operating system in 2023 and much more. At first glance, the phone's impressive, innovative design will catch your eye. However, we can't judge a smartphone based on looks alone, so let's head over to our vivo S18 review to know more details about this phone.

Vivo S18 specs

  • The device comes with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that has brilliant colors and better touch response.
  • In terms of internal hardware, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset that was unveiled for the first time.
  • Many customization features are available in the OriginOS 4 interface based on the Android 14 operating system.
  • As for photography, you will find a 50-megapixel dual camera with a 50-megapixel front camera.
  • The phone runs on a huge 5,000 mAh battery and supports 80W fast charging
  • The curved back panel looks great while holding the phone, and the sleek design of the camera module is also noteworthy. You're getting a brand new camera island with different color options to choose from. Basically, there are three colors for the S18, each of which looks incredibly cool!

Now, let's talk about the design quality. The materials used are made of plastic, except for the front panel, which is made of glass, but it looks excellent and you will not notice many smudges. The phone also weighs approximately 186 grams. Moving to the screen. We have a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel supported by an under-display fingerprint sensor and Face ID.

However, the company does not provide any specific information about the layer of protection on the screen. Despite this, the screen comes with FHD+ quality, but unfortunately it does not support the features that all users want, such as Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Moreover, the 120Hz refresh rate provides a great UI experience and enhances touch responsiveness. Finally, it is good to see that the phone provides a maximum brightness level of 2800 nits per inch so that users will not have a problem using the phone during the day and under the sun.

The performance looks interesting since you are getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset based on the 4nm manufacturing architecture that will provide great speed and power in browsing applications and playing the most graphically demanding games, and in general it can handle all your tasks without any hassle, so we have no Any comment at all regarding the phone's amazing performance.

In terms of internal storage, the company ensures that users get a wide range of options. You can choose between 256 and 512GB of internal storage, along with 8, 12, and 16GB of RAM. There is no option to expand the internal storage by installing an external memory card as the existing options are already more than enough for almost all users.

The camera is unfortunately not improved compared to the last phone vivo S17, but this time it comes with a very good artificial intelligence program to accurately manage colors and contrast. The dual rear camera setup is led by the 50MP primary lens that will deliver immersive colors and great contrast with fine details. Although the color saturation seems a bit disappointing while taking photos in daytime times. However, the AI mode allows you to push the limits.

Apart from this, the phone also offers an 8MP ultra-wide lens that gives dynamic range, decent contrast, and amazing details in most shots. Although skin tone appears washed out when shooting in low-light conditions.

But there is no doubt that the camera application provides many benefits to users that allow them to take excellent photos and record great videos. Overall, you can record great quality videos up to 4K at 30fps. Apart from this, the 50MP front camera takes great photos that you can share on your social media, and overall it is almost the best selfie camera in this price segment.

The vivo S18 is powered by a 5000mAh battery that can easily provide up to 7 hours of screen time for watching content, gaming, and scrolling through your social media platforms. Moreover, the wired charger comes with 80W fast charging support. At the same time, it was disappointing that the company did not provide the phone with support for wireless charging, but it supports reverse charging in return in order to charge any wireless accessories.

Typically, users do not see support for wireless charging on regular mid-range phones. But it could have given it an advantage over the rest of the competitors, given that there are not many smartphones that provide these features in this price segment.

Vivo S18 price

The price of vivo S18 is as follows:

  1. The 8 + 256 GB version is priced at $325
  2. The 12 + 256 GB version is priced at $365
  3. 12 + 512 GB version is priced at $395
  4. 16 + 512 GB version is priced at $425

The phone was launched on December 14, 2023 and is available exclusively for the Chinese market only at the present time. It may be launched later in other markets in Asia such as India, but the chances of its launch in the Middle East, Europe and North America remain very weak at the present time, but it may be launched at the same time. Specifications, but with a new name later, and you can view the phone in more detail and learn more about it through the phone page on the company’s official website here.

S18 features

  • Nice looking design
  • Great screen suitable for watching videos and movies
  • A powerful chip that will enable you to run all applications and games
  • Many options for RAM and internal storage
  • Excellent fast shipping
  • Many cheerful color options
  • Good pricing compared to the features the phone gets

Phone defects

  • The camera experience is somewhat disappointing, especially the main camera. In general, the rear camera did not receive any upgrade at all compared to the previous phone.
  • Limited availability in various global markets

Vivo S18 review

The Vivo S18 phone is definitely one of the best smartphones presented by Vivo in the mid-range category in 2023. The phone contains a complete package of features that are difficult to find in another phone, such as the wonderful screen, the most powerful chip in this price segment, multiple memory and storage options, and super fast charging. . However, the photography experience seems a little disappointing compared to competitors. But the rest of the features and specifications of this phone are still great, and in general we recommend buying it if the opportunity is available, as it will provide the best value for the price to the customer. If you want to try other options, we advise you to buy another phone that comes at a similar price, which is Xiaomi Redmi K70.

Specifications and price

Release Date

Announcement Date December 14, 2023
Launch Date December 22, 2023


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 186 grams
Phone Colors Blue, black, green, silver


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 120Hz refresh rate
2800 nits

Internal Hardware

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 - 4 nm
CPU Octa-core (1x2.63GHz Cortex-A715, 3x2.4GHz Cortex-A715, 4x1.8GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 720
Memory Card No
RAM 8 - 12 - 16 GB
Internal Storage 256 - 512 GB


Main Dual
1st Sensor 50 MP (wide), f/1.9
2nd Sensor 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
3rd Sensor -
4th Sensor -
Fifth -
Features Dual LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera Single
- 50 MP (wide), f/2.0 aperture
Features Dual LED flash, HDR
Video Recording 1080p@30fps


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


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

Additional Features

Safety Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical
Bluetooth 5.4
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensors Acceleration


Model number V2323A
Phone Name vivo S18

Phone Price

Price in US Dollar 325 USD
Price in Saudi Arabia 1220 SAR
Price in Iraq 425.600 IQD
Price in India 27.000 INR
Price in Egypt 10.000 EGP

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