Vivo Z1 Pro has been announced in India and it is the first phone under the Z-series moniker launched in India for a price starting at Rs 14,999. The Z1 Pro is being touted as a gaming-centric phone and the device has a few software tricks up its sleeve to enhance gaming performance.

The Z1 Pro has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display and has the Snapdragon 712 SoC running under the hood. There are three RAM and storage variants you can chose from which are 4 GB RAM + 64 GB, 6 GB + 64 GB and 6 GB + 128 GB. In terms of cameras, the device has a 16 MP main lens, 8 MP super wide-angle lens and 2 MP. The selfie end of the phone is handled by a 32 MP sensor located in the punch-hole present on the display.

But what about the devices it is competing against? At its price, the device is going up against Galaxy A50, Poco F1 and the recently announced Moto One Vision. Bear in mind that this happens to be a spec comparison of the devices on paper.

Smartphone Vivo Z1 Pro Moto One Vision Galaxy A50 Poco F1
Display Size (inch) 6.53 6.3 6.4 6.18
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 2340 1080 x 2520 1080 x 2340 1080 x 2246
Pixel Density (PPI) 395 432 403 403
Dimensions(mm) 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8
Weight (gm) 201 180 166 182
Dual SIM Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connectivity Types GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Processor Snapdragon 712 Exynos 9609 Exynos 9610 Snapdragon 845
CPU Cores Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 8×2.2 GHz 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
GPU Adreno 616 Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 630
RAM 4, 6 GB 4 GB 4, 6 GB 6, 8 GB
On-Board Memory 128 GB 128 GB 64, 128 GB 64, 128, 256 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 1 TB Yes, up to 1 TB Yes, up to 256 GB
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Primary Camera 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP 48 MP, f/1.7 + 5 MP, f/2.2 25 MP, f/1.7 + 8 MP, f/2.2 + 5 MP, f/2.2 12 MP, f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.0
Optical Image Stabilization Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera Array Triple Dual Triple Dual
Autofocus System PDAF PDAF PDAF PDAF
Secondary Camera 32 MP, f/2.0 25 MP, f/2.0 25 MP, f/2.0 20 MP, f/2.0
Video Capture [email protected] [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]/60fps, [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected], [email protected]
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS Version Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (Pie)
AI (Smart Assistant) Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5 5 5 5
NFC No Yes Yes No
Infrared No No No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, rear-mounted Yes, rear-mounted Yes, under display Yes, rear-mounted
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes
Radio Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Type microUSB Type-C 1.0 Type-C 1.0 Type-C 1.0
USB Standard USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Battery (mAh) 5000 mAh 3,500 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,000 mAh
Fast charging Yes, 18W Yes, 15W Yes, 15W Yes, 18W
Colors Sonic Blue, Sonic Black, Mirror Black Bronze gradient, Sapphire gradient Black, White, Blue, Coral Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Prices in India Starts at Rs 14,990 Rs 19,990 Starts at Rs 18490 Starts at Rs 17,990


Again we see the unassailable Poco F1 from Xiaomi offering breakthrough specs at a very minimalistic price. Although the Snapdragon 845 is more than a year old it is still a flagship level chipset and is quite definitely faster than the brand new Snapdragon 712. However, the triple-cameras and the wide variety of shooting options give it an edge over the Poco F1.

The Galaxy A50 also comes with a triple-camera setup but the Exynos chipset did not hold up very well in our review of the device. As for the Moto One Vision, the 48 MP camera certainly scores brownie points for the device but it cancelled out due to a lack of ultra-wide which is present in the Vivo Z1 Pro. Any way you slice it, there are things that competing phones have that Z1 Pro doesn’t and vice versa.

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