Vivo Z1 Pro FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 27 Jun 2019

Vivo Z1 Pro

Vivo is looking to take on gaming smartphone craze in India with the Z1 Pro. This budget-oriented gaming smartphone packs a number of gaming-centric features which aim to help gamers in offering a superior experience. If you are looking to buy the Vivo Z1 Pro when it launches, check out our detailed FAQ surrounding it.

The FAQ below will answer some common questions surrounding the Vivo Z1 Pro like whether it comes with Gorilla Glass or not, what kind of fast charging it has, whether it lacks a notification LED or not, and more.

Vivo Z1 Pro FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Vivo Z1 Pro? 

A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 204g
  • Display: 6.5-inch, FHD+ (2160 x 1080) punch-hole LCD Display, 2.5D curved glass
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    Primary: 16M, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording, EIS
    Secondary: 8MP, f/2.2 aperture, 108-degree FoV
    Third: 2MP Depth sensor
  • Front camera: 32MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Rear fingerprint scanner, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
  • Battery: 5000mAh non-removable
  • Others: Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Q) Is the Vivo Z1 Pro water-resistant?

A) No, it is not.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Vivo Z1 Pro features a unibody build, the battery and back cover is not removable.

Q) What are the key gaming features of the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Since the Vivo Z1 Pro is a gaming-centric phone, it comes with a number of gaming features. This includes 4DX Vibration which provides better feedback in games. There’s also Game Cube and Game Mode in which the OS automatically optimizes the system settings for optimum performance. There’s an eSports mode as well if you want to have an uninterrupted PUBG or Fortnite gaming session.

Q) Is there a notification LED on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) No. The phone lacks a notification LED.

Q) Does the Vivo Z1 Pro feature a glass back?

A) No, it does not. The back panel of the handset is made of plastic.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the Vivo Z1 Pro for HD playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc?

A) Sadly, the Vivo Z1 Pro lacks Widevine L1 support which means it cannot playback HD videos on Netflix.

Q) Is there EIS while recording videos on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Yes, the handset has EIS but it is only available while recording Full HD videos at 30fps.

Q) Is the display of the Vivo Z1 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) No. The phone features strengthened 2.5D curved glass but its not Gorilla Glass.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Vivo Z1 Pro have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Vivo Z1 Pro features a two dedicated nanoSIM card slot. This means you can use two nanoSIM cards and a microSD card at the same time.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Vivo Z1 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) No, the Vivo Z1 Pro lacks an IR blaster.

Q) Can one click 32MP selfies on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Yes. By default, the phone clicks photos in 8MP resolution. However, you can change this to 32MP from the camera settings. However, if the lighting is not perfect, it is recommended that one sticks to shooting 8MP photos.

Q) Do you get face unlock on Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on phone?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Vivo Z1 Pro.

Q) Does the Vivo Z1 Pro feature FM radio?

A) No, the Vivo Z1 Pro lacks FM radio.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Vivo Z1 Pro located? 

A) The Vivo Z1 Pro features a fingerprint scanner at the rear.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the phone?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the phone?

A) Yes. It can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@120fps. It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps and since it has EIS, the footage will not be shaky as well. EIS is not available while recording 4K videos or at 1080p@60fps.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Vivo Z1 Pro without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Vivo Z1 Pro without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie.

Q) Does the Vivo Z1 Pro support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Z1 Pro also has dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.

Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel and Vodafone’s network?

A) Yes, the Vivo Z1 Pro supports Airtel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network.

Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) Yes. The Vivo Z1 Pro comes with 18W fast charging that can charge it from 0-50 percent in just 45 minutes. A full charge takes just over 2 hours. Remember that the Z1 Pro comes with a massive 5000mAh battery.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Vivo Z1 Pro out of the box?

A) Almost 111GB of free space

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Vivo Z1 Pro, but not all. The phone does come with quite a bunch of pre-installed apps a.k.a bloatware.

Q) What colors are the Vivo Z1 Pro going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Blue color.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphone, protective case, and some regulatory papers. Vivo is also pre-installing a screen protector on the Z1 Pro.

Q) Does the Vivo Z1 Pro offer navigation gestures?

A) Yes, it does, though it needs to be manually enabled.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Vivo Z1 Pro supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) What’s the price of the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A) The price of the handset has not yet been announced, though it is expected to be priced around Rs 20,000.

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