Vivo Z1i Review (Full Specifications and Price)

Vivo Z1i

Chinese smartphone makers Vivo recently announced the Vivo Z1i, a low budget Android smartphone.

The Vivo Z1i is pretty much the upgraded variant of the Vivo Z1 smartphone. Also, it brings along a better storage space and an enhanced selfie camera.

In addition, there’s a 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Android 8.1 Oreo and 4GB RAM of internal storage. Furthermore, a 3260mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery is included in the package.

This post reviews the Vivo Z1i.

Design and Display

Vivo Z1i

The Vivo Z1i smartphone has dimensions of 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm (6.09 x 2.96 x 0.31 in). With a weight of 149.3 g.

The device also sports a 6.26-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, there’s a 19:9 aspect ratio (~403 ppi density) present.

The Vivo Z1i has Multitouch features, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4 user interface. Also, it comes in two colour variants: Black and Red.

Hardware and Software

vivo z1i

The Vivo Z1i Android smartphone comes with Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.

Vivo Z1i is powered by a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset with a 32-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor configured at 1.8 GHz.

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 509 GPU for graphics handling.

This device offers 4Gb of RAM and 128 Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can be expanded with a microSD of up to 256 GB.

Sensors present on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

Camera and Battery

vivo z1i

Vivo Z1i features a Dual: 13 MP (PDAF) + 2 MP (no AF, depth sensor) rear camera setup, with LED flash.

Upfront, there’s a 16 MP selfie camera for cool selfies.

There’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery.


The Vivo Z1i Android smartphone sells for about 250 EUR. Which is equivalent to N105,846.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Vivo Z1i.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, July
Status Available. Released 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm (6.09 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
Weight 149.3 g (5.26 oz)
Build Plastic back
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.26 inches, 97.8 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
– Funtouch OS 4.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 13 MP (PDAF) + 2 MP (no AF, depth sensor), LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 16 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Red
Price About N105,846


Precious Okafor

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