vivo S16 Pro Price: The starting price of the vivo S16 Pro is $529 (€529) for the base model that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This smartphone features a new 2023 mid-range MediaTek Dimensity chipset and has a curved screen.
The vivo S16 Pro is arguably one of the best affordable mid-range phones you can buy this year. But there is more to this smartphone that makes it even more interesting. So, along with the vivo S16 Pro price, we’ll also be sharing with you details of its specifications, release date, and where to buy.
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vivo S16 Pro
vivo S12 Pro is an affordable premium mid-range smartphone from vivo. This phone is the successor to the vivo S15 Pro released last year and it comes with an improved camera system and performance. To know more about this phone, let’s talk about its specifications starting from the chipset, CPU, and GPU.
Chipset, CPU, and GPU
Under the helm, the vivo S16 Pro features the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 5G chipset. This 5G chipset is built on a 4nm process technology and it features an octa-core CPU and the ARM Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. The CPU has one 3.1GHz Cortex-A78 performance core, three 3.0GHz Cortex-A78 prime cores, and four 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.
The ISP, 5G MODEM, and AI Engine available in the vivo S16 Pro are:
- ISP: MediaTek Imagiq 785 is a premium 14-bit HDR-ISP
- AI Engine: MediaTek APU 580 is a powerful AI processing unit
- 5G MODEM: Equipped with the latest 3GPP Release-16 standard technology and 3CC carrier aggregation
- Display Chip: MediaTek MiraVision 785 Display offers Superfast, pin-sharp displays that deliver flagship-class experiences.
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vivo S16 Pro has a triple rear camera system and a single front camera. On the rear, it has a 50-megapixel main camera that has PDAF and OIS features. The main camera is supported by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 50-megapixel front camera with AutoFocus feature.
The 50MP main camera can record steady videos in 4K resolution while the 50MP front camera can record videos in 1080p resolution. Other camera features are Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, Ring-LED flash, panorama, HDR, etc.
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Display, Design, and Durability
vivo S16 Pro has a 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) display resolution with support for 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. The front screen is slightly curved and it has a centered punch hole on the top of the screen that houses the 50-megapixel front camera.
The phone is made of a Glass front, glass back, and aluminum frame. It is protected by Gorilla Glass but is not certified to be water and dustproof. The rear design of the phone looks cool with a big rectangular rear camera module in the top left corner of the rear panel and the VIVO logo written on the bottom left corner of the rear panel.
vivo S16 Pro has no 3.5mm headphone jack port and no microSD card slot. The phone has Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and two speakers (one at the bottom the other at the top). The volume and power buttons are on the right side of the frame while the USB Type-C port and microphone are at the bottom frame of the phone.
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RAM, Storage, and Battery
vivo S16 Pro comes in three storage options of 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB, and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. There is no microSD card slot hence users can not expand storage once they exhaust the internal storage.
The battery inside the phone is a 4,600mAh battery with support for 66W wired fast charging. Using the 66W wired charger, you can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in about 40 minutes. The phone does not support wireless and reverse wireless charging.
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Software and Other Features
vivo S16 Pro boots OriginOS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box. The phone will get about three years of major software updates and security patches. You can download and install apps from the Google Play Store on this phone and even download major updates over OTA. Other features of the vivo S16 Pro are:
- Fingerprint (under display, optical)
- USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, etc.
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vivo S16 Pro Specifications
|Display Features||120Hz, HDR10+|
|Software||Android 13, OriginOS 3|
|Chipset||Dimensity 8200 5G|
|Back Camera||50MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|RAM||up to 12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G & 5G|
|Colors||Black & Green|
vivo S16 Pro Price
The vivo S16 Pro Price is $529 for the model with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The models with 12GB RAM + 256GB and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage are sold for $579 and $639. The color options available to choose from are Black and Green.
For those living in Canada, the vivo S16 Pro price in Canada is about C$735 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB model, C$805 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB, and C$888 for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model. Details of how to buy the vivo S16 Pro are available in the table below.
Buy vivo S16 Pro
|vivo S16 Pro||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$529.00|
vivo S16 Pro Release Date
vivo S16 Pro was released in China on December 22, 2022, and preorders started after it was launched. Details of how and where to buy the vivo S16 Pro are available in the table above. But tell us, what do you think of the vivo S16 Pro price? Let us know via the comment section below.