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Vivo Z1i Sports 128GB ROM and AI-assisted Cameras (Full Specs, Features and Price)

Vivo is out with another monster device called the Vivo Z1i. This smartphone is an upper mid-range smartphone with specs that’ll draw your attention come what may.

Well, we know Vivo is a popular brand in China, and they keep up with the latest trend just like they did in this smartphone. It features the trendy top notch design that’s similar to the iPhone X‘s top notch that’s making waves across the globe. Vivo X21 and Vivo V9 are the other smartphones from Vivo that have featured the top notch design.

In other areas, you’ll see astonishing features like AR stickers, something that Samsung didn’t take with levity in Samsung Galaxy S9. Let’s find out other interesting details of this smartphone as we proceed.

Vivo Z1i Quick Review

Starting from the design aspect, Vivo Z1i appears beautifully in a bezel-less look that features a top notch. The top notch houses the front camera as well as a few sensors. A chin is present to complete the frontal outlook of the device. The phone is well covered in plastic, although an aluminium alloy covering would have been ‘bae’. Still focusing on the rear, a dual camera setup, fingerprint scanner and vivo logo are chief occupants.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-series SoC, specifically Snapdragon 636. The system-on-chip comes highly equipped with an octa-core Kryo CPU that turbos up to 1.8GHz. As the GPU, the Adreno 509 handles graphics delivery effectively. The Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android Oreo OS regulates the software actions on the device.

Next up, there’s the 6.26-inch IPS screen that relays the beautiful display of the smartphone. It’s coordinated by 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and density of 403PPI. It also feature the 19:9 aspect ratio and 84% screen-to-body ratio.

There’s something beautiful about the rear photography of this smartphone; it is AI-assisted. In light of this, the 13MP + 2MP rear shooters snap brilliant images without problems. At the front, the smartphone shines with a 16MP solo camera.

Duration of this smartphone solely lies on the shoulders of the non-removable 3,260mAh battery. Also, the internal storage of this phone can accommodate 128GB of files. Added to this, it can also be expanded to 256GB using the hybrid SIM 2 slot as memory card slot. Finally, a 4GB RAM sees to the effectual multitasking of apps on the smartphone.

Vivo Z1i Key Specs

Here are the Vivo Z1i key specifications…

Display 6.26-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2280 pixels
OS Funtouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo OS)
Processor Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/16MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3260mAh
Price N70,000 – N80,000


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Vivo Z1i Price and Availability

The Vivo Z1i launched July 2018, it is available in colors Black, Blue, Red. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below. Vivo V9 retails at $250 (₦70,000 – ₦80,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY VIVO Z1i)

Vivo Z1i Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Funtouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 (Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636)
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Colours: Black, Red
  • Dimension: 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 149.3g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.26-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2280 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP (PDAF) + 2MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps, 1080P@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yea
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,260mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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