vivo has from poco presented the new smartphones of the X90 series, but we also have another addition dedicated to the mid-range. Let's talk about family vivo S16, again composed of a triptych of smartphones and in this in-depth analysis we take stock of the situation on the characteristics, technical specifications, release and price of the new models.
vivo S16, S16 Pro and S16e: everything you need to know
Display and design
The previous generation consists of the models S15 and S15 Pro, together with the "small" S15e. Also for the new range it offers three devices, with the same scheme. So we have vivo S16, the older brother S16 Pro and a more accessible proposition called S16e.
Il design it is the same for all models, with some differences in terms of display and dimensions. The look of vivo S16 Pro differs from that of the previous generation, but still maintains some elements in common. Even the standard version has the same look, as also happened for the S15 and S15 Pro; unlike what happened previously, even the small one in the series - S16e - has an identical design, but adopts a flat screen.
Turning to the display, vivo S16 and S16 Pro are equipped with drives AMOLED da 6.78" equipped BORDI curvi, resolution in Full HD +, integrated fingerprint reader and refresh rate a 120 Hz. The smartphones measure 164 x 74,9 x 7,5 mm for a weight of 182 grams.
vivo S16e also adopts a panel AMOLED but from 6.62" and without the curved edges; the refresh rate remains at 120 Hz and there is ID reader under the screen. The device has a thickness of 7.8 mm for a weight of 188 grams.
Speaking of style, the S16 and S16 Pro versions in the Green colorway present an absolute novelty for the world of smartphones: the new series of vivo adopt for the first time a jade glass with a smoky sapphire green color and particular veins that give a very elegant and premium style (which emerge through the use of a panel photochromic, a solution already introduced by vivo and not only).
Moving on to the specifications, the S15 devices were equipped with MediaTek, Qualcomm and Exynos solutions; in this round the tradition is revived. The S16e model mounts l'Exynos 1080 while the standard S16 is driven by the Snapdragon 870. The most performing model, on the other hand, is powered by the Dimensity 8200.
In recent days, benchmarks have also appeared on Geekbench dedicated to smartphones vivo signed V2244A: it is indeed S16, with 12 GB of RAM, the Snapdragon chip and Android 13.
As for the battery, all three smartphones are equipped with units from 4.600 mAh with support for quick charging from 66W. On the software side, the higher models come with Android 13 and OriginOS 3; the small S16e was launched instead with Android 11 (in the form of OriginOS Ocean).
The photographic sector of the S16 Pro is based on the Sony IMX766V sensor from 50 MP with OIS, accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide and a 2 MP macro lens. The standard model S16 adopts a triple camera from 64 + 8 + 2 MP (with OIS, wide angle and macro), the same as the previous generation. We conclude with the S16e, equipped with a 50 + 2 + 2 MP module (with macro and depth).
The two older brothers present a 50MP selfie camera with dual flash LEDs front; the smallest of the range mounts a 16 MP unit instead.
vivo S16, S16 Pro and S16E – Price and availability
La presentation di vivo S16, S16 Pro and S16E took place during an event held on December 22, 2022, obviously in China. The price starting point of the range vivo S16 is €283 at the current exchange rate (i.e. 2.099 yuan): below you will find the various configurations and the relative prices.
- 8 / 128 GB - €283 (2099 yuan)
- 8 / 256 GB - €310 (2299 yuan)
- 12 / 256 GB - €337 (2499 yuan)
- 8 / 128 GB - €337 (2499 yuan)
- 8 / 256 GB - €364 (2699 yuan)
- 12 / 256 GB - €405 (2999 yuan)
- 12 / 512 GB - €445 (3299 yuan)
- S16 Pro
- 12 / 256 GB - €445 (3299 yuan)
- 12 / 512 GB - €486 (3599 yuan)