After launching the affordable Vivo S15e last month, the Chinese brand has unveiled more powerful phones in the series, the S15 and the S15 Pro. The S15 Pro is Vivo’s first Dimensity 8100 phone while the vanilla S15 sticks with the tried and tested Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Design and Display
The two phones are not that different when it comes to design. They even have similar screens, which is an AMOLED panel with 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. The S15 Pro has a slightly smaller 6.56-inch screen (down from S15’s 6.62-inch), but it’s brighter than the vanilla phone (1,500 nits vs 1,300 nits).
The fingerprint sensor is underneath the display on both phones and the main camera design is no different either.
Internals and Storage
As mentioned earlier, the two phones differ in terms of chipsets. The S15 Pro brings the high-end Dimensity 8100 SoC, while the standard model has 2021’s Snapdragon 870 chip. There are 8/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options for both variants. There is no memory card slot for storage expansion.
Android 12 with Origin OS Ocean covers the software side of the phone.
Vivo S15 has a 64MP main camera while S15 Pro has a 50MP lens, but this is based on a slightly larger sensor for better image quality. S15 Pro has a 12MP ultrawide shooter and the standard S15 has an 8MP ultrawide camera. Both phones have a 3rd 2MP shooter, but it acts as a macro camera for the S15 and a depth sensor for the S15 Pro.
The two phones share the same 32MP selfie camera.
Battery and Pricing
Battery capacity is 4,500 mAh on both phones, but the S15 is limited to 66W while the S15 Pro takes it up to 80W.
Vivo S15 costs $400 while the S15 Pro will go for $505. The two phones are only available in China for now.
|Vivo S15||Vivo S15 Pro|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 7nm||MediaTek Dimensity 8100 5nm|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)||Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Adreno 650||Mali-G610 MC6|
|OS||Android 12, Origin OS Ocean||Android 12, Origin OS Ocean|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G|
|Display||6.62″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 1300 nits||6.56″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2376 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 1500 nits|
|RAM||8GB, 12GB||8GB, 12GB|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB|
|Main Camera||64 MP, f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.72″, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 116˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Colors||Blue, Black, Yellow||Blue, Black|
||4500 mAh, 66W fast charging||4500 mAh, 80W fast charging|