Lenovo VIBE S1 Review: Great mid range Camera phone

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Lenovo VIBE S1 Review: Great mid range Camera phone
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Dual Selfie Camera Phone Lenovo VIBE S1 Review

Released in November 2015, the Lenovo VIBE S1 is the ultimate phone. The front Gorilla Glass 3 disperses reflections in such a manner that the images will always appear softer and richer. While an 8 – step engineering process has gone into creating the VIBE S1’s impeccable curved-glass, rear-panel and premium rounded metal frame. At just 131 grams, this sleek smartphone also feels as light as a feather.

The VIBE S1 has a 64-Bit 1.7 Ghz Octa-Core processor, 400Mhz Mali GPU, 3GB RAM, that makes it ideal even for high-end games.

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Built Quality:

It comes with Corning gorilla glass 3 in both side and its back is curved glass giving it a stunning look.

The design is a fingerprint magnet, but it is so delightfully succulent that you will excuse it. You can click pictures using the volume keys and the buttons feels nice. The tactile feel deserves 5 stars.

In the Box
  • Lenovo Vibe S1 smartphone
  • 2-pin charger (5V-1.5A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Clear protective cover
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Scratch guard
  • User guide and warranty information
Display Quality:

It comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD captive touchscreen 1080 px x 1920 px display. Display produces vibrant colors. Gaming and video playback experience is good too. 

Sound Quality:

It is crystal clear both in earphones and speaker mode. Call quality is also good, we did not face call drops issues.

Camera Quality:

Lenovo Vibe S1 comes with a 13 MP rear camera and dual led flash. It has dual front cameras 8 MP  and 2 MP with unique features like photo cut, background changer and blurry effect etc. Quality of the rear camera is excellent in good lighting conditions, it also clicks pictures in low light with reasonably good image quality but it is not as good as if compared with Moto G4 Plus which has 16 MP camera.


Out of 32 GB internal storage, 23.5 GB of internal storage is left for the user. It can be expanded up to 128 GB, but it will mean you will have to loose one SIM slot for memory card and compromise on one SIM but that is what Hybrid SIM slot is all about!

Performance Factor:

The VIBE S1 has a 64-Bit 1.7 Ghz Octa-Core processor, 400Mhz Mali GPU, 3GB RAM, that makes it ideal even for high-end games. This phone is a very good performer for gaming and multitasking.

We played many graphics intensive games like Asphalt 8, Nova 3, COD Strike Team, MC5, GTA, FIFA 15 without any lag or heating issues. Temperature rose up to 43° which is great.

Operating System and UI:

The Android™ Lollipop operating system with VIBE UI includes a host of new features, a visual overhaul and numerous under-the-hood improvements to make it faster, more efficient and lighter on your battery. It also works perfectly with all your favorite Google apps. Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) is up-gradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow).


VIBE S1 has Non-removable Li-Po 2420 mAh battery.

  • Which gives you 12 hours and 30 minutes of talk time
  • Almost 5 hours while 3G browsing
  • While browsing on WiFi it can last for 6 hours
  • It can give you around 9 hours of video playback

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  • Good display
  • Great Ergonomics and Design
  • Good cameras with interesting features
  • 32GB of internal storage with expansion slot


  • Average battery life
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Non-backlit capacitive keys