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Vivo S16


Vivo S16
Vivo S16 (S Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, or 12GB
6.78 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 164.1 x 74.8 ( = 0.29 x 6.46 x 2.94 in)
4600 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 13
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 50 MPix f/2.5
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
350 Euro



Reviews for the Vivo S16

Vivo S16 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Vivo S16 comes with decent specs and perks that every user demand from an upper mid-range phone. It brings a powerful chipset configuration accompanied by top-notch display quality with beautiful camera results. Overall, the phone is worth recommending if you are looking for something different with decent photography. But at the same time, the battery life is slightly lower than the competition, though it doesn’t come with wireless or reverse charging support. With that said, there are tons of other options that can replace this phone. For instance, the Xiaomi Redmi K60 offers almost the same attributes, which are also available on the international market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2023
Vivo S16 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Last month, smartphone company Vivo launched its S16 series. In the S16 series, Vivo also released S16, S16e, and S16 Pro smartphones. The Vivo S16 smartphone cost around $350 (Rs 29,590 in India) approx. The smartphone has 5G connectivity and also comes with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and the display has a better 120Hz refresh rate. The phone weighs around 182 grams, that’s is good in the hand. The Vivo S16 runs on the latest Android 13 OS with the Origin OS 3 user interface. For chipset, the smartphone equips a 7nm Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G works better in daily tasks and gaming with Adreno 650 GPU. In the Vivo S16 smartphone, you get 8GB/12GB RAM support accompanied by 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage. But the secondary card slot is missing in this smartphone. Let’s talk about camera performance, the Vivo S16 has a triple camera setup including a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP camera lens. The main camera setup can easily record up to 4K videos, while the front selfie camera comes with a 50MP selfie camera that gives you amazing selfies. The selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps, but both side cameras are missing gyro-EIS support. The smartphone also has a Li-Po 4600 mAh battery capacity that powers the smartphone, while 66W fast charging support is also present. You can buy the Vivo S16 smartphone in 3 colors variant: Black, Mint, and Gold.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2023


Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 870: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2020 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one Prime Core based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.182 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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