Vivo is a tech brand based out of China that gained popularity through producing budget-friendly as well as high-end Android-based phones. It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics, the same company that owns Oppo, Realme and OnePlus. The brand threw two mid-rangers into the mix of feature-packed economical phones last year by launching Vivo Y17 in April and Vivo S1 in August of 2019.
The vivo Y17 is available online in Mineral Blue and Mystic Purple while the S1 was released in Diamond Black, Skyline Blue and Fusion Black colors. Following is a comparison between the Vivo Y17 and Vivo S1 with both theirpros and cons as well as prices and features.
Pros of Vivo Y17
Android 9 Pie
Excellent battery mileage
Good gaming performance
6.5-inch multi-touch display
Cons of Vivo Y17
Large and heavy
Lacks AMOLED display
Average display resolution
Non-expandable internal storage
Lacks in-display fingerprint scanner
Below average low light photography
Pros of Vivo S1
Great battery mileage
Huge AMOLED display
Cons of S1
Large and heavy
Disappointing low-light photography
Vivo Y17 and Vivo S1 Comparison
Vivo Y17 and Vivo S1 are only Rs. 2000 apart, where S1 is on the costlier side. Vivo Y17 is currently sold at USD $253 which is around PKR 33,999 in Pakistan. Vivo S1 costs USD $250 equalling to PKR 35999.
2. Display & Design
The Y17 has a 6.5-inch multi-touch LCD display and lacks in pixel density as it is only 268 ppi. On the contrary, the S1 has a gorgeous and huge 6.38 inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 404 ppi. Both phones are bezel-less, come with a dewdrop notch and weigh above 170 grams but the Y17 is slightly heavier and thicker at 190 gms and 8.99mm respectively. Both phones feature plastic bodies and lack waterproofing. When it comes to screen resolution, the S1 takes the lead with 1080 x 2340 pixels while the Y17 is only average with its 720 x 1544 pixels screen resolution.
3. Gaming & Performance
Y17 and S1 both feature the latest operating system Android 9 Pie. While the S1 sports a powerful MediaTek Helio P65 chipset, the Y1 comes with the average MediaTekHelio P35 chipset. When it comes to gaming, the S1 features a powerful Mali-G52 GPU that is great for intensive gaming. Y17 has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU that is good for mediocre level gameplay. Both the phones have 4GB RAMs for their base models and are great for day to day tasks as well as multitasking and switching between apps.
S1 has a triple camera setup on the rear that features 16 MP main camera, 8 MP ultrawide and 2 MP depth sensor. Y17 also sports a tri camera setup on the rear but its main camera is a 13 MP shooter with an 8 MP ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor. While the S1 has a 32 MP selfie cam, the Y17 features a 20MP front camera. S1 performs better in the rear camera department but lacks terribly in low light photography. Y17 has great daytime photography performance but struggles way more than S1 at nighttime shots. Overall S1 has better rear camera results than Y17 as selfies are also better with the S1.
5. Storage & Battery
The base models for both phones come with 128 GB internal storage capacity that can be expanded up to 256 GB on S1. Sadly the internal storage capacity on Y17 cannot be expanded. Vivo S1 features a 4500 mAh Li-Polymer battery whereas the Y17 sports a huge 5000 mAH Li-ion battery. Both phones support fast battery charging and give great battery mileage where the Vivo Y17 slightly performs better in terms of battery endurance. Which one out of these is a better phone, depends entirely on your budget and needs. Whether you decide to buy Vivo S1 or Vivo Y17 is a matter of choice as both the phones are almost the same in features as well as price. While the Y17 has an excellent battery mileage, the S1 performs better in all other departments making it a slightly better choice than Vivo Y17.