At the end of last year, the Vivo S16 series paved the way for us to take portraits of thin and light mobile phones with the industry’s narrowest body of 7.36mm, 50MP front soft light images, and rear dual LED ring flash. However, vivo has never stopped thinking about “how to take good portraits”. After half a year, the vivo S17 series was born, implementing the design concept of the vivo S series of thin and light, and ushered in a new era in the field of portraits. change. The protagonist we are going to review today, the vivo S17 Pro, has adjusted the dual LED flash and replaced it with Vivo’s largest multi-color gentle halo so far, and introduced an intelligent color matching system, allowing the flash to have the ability to intelligently change colors, and the first For the first time, a 2x telephoto portrait lens was used in the S series, which has a better ability to restore the details of characters.
1. S series first-up telephoto portrait lens group
In order to create the ultimate portrait effect, the vivo S17 Pro introduced a 2x portrait telephoto camera for the first time in the S series. The 12-megapixel lens group can output truly lossless picture quality under 2x zoom.
In addition, the S17 Pro also introduces a multi-color temperature ring flash in the rear mirror group for the first time, which can intelligently adjust the color temperature according to the ambient light. Using this light-fill artifact to take pictures of your girlfriend, you no longer need to learn how superb portrait shooting skills, combined with 2x optical zoom can easily compose pictures, automatically fill in the light, and take proof of your girlfriend’s satisfaction.
2. The 1.5K diamond screen S series is the best screen so far
The vivo S17 Pro has the best screen of the S series so far. For the first time, it has achieved the coexistence of 1.5K resolution and 1300nit peak brightness, and 452PPI super retina resolution. The viewing screen is delicate and soft, and small text can be clearly seen even in sunlight. The static contrast ratio of the screen has reached 8000000:1, which makes the bright part of the picture brighter and the dark part darker.
3. Dimensity 8200 performance iron triangle
The chip carried by the vivo S17 Pro is the same as the previous generation. The Dimensity 8200 is paired with LPDDR5+ UFS3.1 to form the performance iron triangle of the 8 series, and it is supplemented by a memory fusion of up to 8GB. With 12GB of physical memory, it is equivalent to a super large 20GB of memory. Memory, the background will not freeze even if you open more.
Design & Appearance
The color of the vivo S17 Pro obtained by Kuaitech is Shanhaiqing, and the industry’s first particle ink technology is used on the back. 15 million magnetic particles are piled up in the back shell, and 15 million magnetic particles are controlled by invisible magnetic force to form a specific pattern. pattern.
With this alternative design, the Vivo S17 Pro has the unique soul and beauty of the S series. These 15 million magnetic particles are full of uncertainty, just like flowing mountains and rivers. When you hold it in your hand, the light from all directions Enters, and you can feel the smart visual effect brought by the mobile phone.
The lens group on the back of the mobile phone introduces a telephoto portrait lens for the first time, with 12 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom, which can output lossless image quality when shooting portraits.
A brand-new smart soft halo is integrated under the lens group. This flash can intelligently judge the ambient light, and automatically change the color temperature and brightness to achieve the most suitable light perception for shooting in combination with the environment.
The front of the vivo S17 Pro uses a 6.78-inch 1.5K super retina eye protection screen with a resolution of 2800×1260 and a PPI of 452. It is the clearest screen in the vivo S series so far. With a static contrast ratio of 8000000:1 and a local peak brightness of 1300nit, the content displayed on the screen can be seen clearly even in sunlight. Combined with the 3D slightly curved shape, it provides a comfortable grip.
The 50-megapixel front camera in the center of the front uses high-pixel selfies to zoom in enough to see any details of the face, and it can even be used as a mirror. With the COP packaging process, the chin of the mobile phone is very narrow, and the bottom border has been trimmed so that it does not hurt your hands when using full-screen gestures.
The body of the Vivo S17 Pro is only 7.46mm and weighs only 188 grams. Such a light body is almost unimaginable in a 5G mobile phone.
The word “professional portrait” is printed on the top of the phone, that is, professional portrait, and the opening on the right is a noise-canceling microphone. The bottom of the phone integrates a SIM card slot, a microphone, a Type-C charging port, and a speaker.
The accessories that come with the vivo S17 Pro include a transparent silicone phone case, a fast charging kit, an instruction manual, and a SIM card pin. The S17 Pro supports 80W wired fast charging and is also the phone with the highest power in the vivo S series.
The vivo S17 Pro is the first mobile phone in the S series equipped with a 2x telephoto portrait lens. The 12-megapixel IMX663 sensor can take portraits within 0.5-2 meters into account, which is more realistic than direct cropping by the main camera.
Vivo S17 Pro has a new upgraded rear soft light, which incorporates environmental sensing, so that this soft light can automatically adjust the color temperature as the light changes, and is separated from the flash. You need to use this 360° portrait A ring flash with even distribution of light is suitable.
The Vivo S17 Pro is the same as the previous generation. It has 2 soft lights on the front, and the angle of the fill light is increased to 90°. With a 50-megapixel lens group and a large aperture of f/2.0, the hardware specifications are enough to make the camera The portraits produced have become the benchmark in the industry.
So what is the effect of the front and rear portraits of the vivo S17 Pro?
With the front-fill light, the vivo S17 Pro captures delicate and soft faces in darker scenes, without particularly dazzling light, which is almost indistinguishable from that in bright scenes.
The 2x portrait lens is very suitable for taking half-length close-up photos. Combined with Vivo’s exclusive portrait algorithm, the transition between the background and the characters is very natural on the S17 Pro. Zooming in to see the edges of the characters’ hair will not appear hazy.
Secondly, the clarity of the models shot by vivo S17 Pro is very high, and in this kind of scene where the indoor light is relatively complex, the details of the shot faces are restored in place, there will be no traces of over-optimization, and even rosy faces can be shot The effect, and the separation of the light yellow light is very detailed.
Secondly, the vivo S17 Pro can also learn through the neural network, simulating a professional photographer to automatically adjust the brightness and color of the picture, perform exposure compensation for different colors, deeply restore the color of the real scene, and make the picture more realistic. Compared with other mobile phones, the effect of software tuning is much better.
The rear ring flash of the vivo S17 Pro supports multi-color temperature adjustment. During the photo-taking process, you can realize infinite adjustment by sliding the slider left and right. Through different color temperature adjustments, you can face different scenes and achieve a diverse atmosphere with a great personality. expression.
The vivo S17 Pro has three rear cameras, the main camera is the common 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, 1/1.56” photosensitive unit, 1.0-micron single pixel, and supports OIS optical image stabilization. There is also a 12-megapixel IMX663 lens, which is mainly responsible for lossless portrait shooting. The ultra-wide-angle is an 8-megapixel OV08D10 lens that supports a 108-degree field of view.
1. Proof of the main camera
In the daytime scene, the main mirror continues vivo’s high-saturation tuning, and the proofs taken look very pleasing to most people, but some people prefer that kind of real color, so this imaging style The degree of preference also varies from person to person. For this reason, the vivo S17 Pro has integrated a “natural color” switch option in the camera. Users who prefer real style can turn on this switch.
In the night scene, I really didn’t expect that the S17 Pro can control the glare so well. Under direct light, it can even disperse the light, and the picture presented is soft and pure, even comparable to most high-end mobile phones.
In terms of color, it also tends to be highly saturated, while retaining the light and dark details of light and shadow to a great extent. The bright part will not be dazzling, and the small characters in the dark part can still be clearly seen after being enlarged. The proofs are pleasing to the eye.
In the daytime scene, the resolution of the proofs taken by the telephoto lens is excellent. In the 2x mode, the picture can be clean and neat, effectively avoiding messy objects, and the color saturation adjustment is the same as that of the main camera.
The 2x telephoto lens, although the proofs taken are not as good as the main camera, but through long exposure, it can still show the original appearance in the face of highlighted objects, the color of the light board is pure, and the small billboards outside the mall The text can be clearly seen after zooming in, and the internal lights, load-bearing walls and placed objects can also be seen clearly.
Especially in the last sample, the light bars on the edge of the two pairs of buildings do not have too many optical defects, and the sky behind the buildings does not have too much noise, but there is a slight color cast.
3. Super wide-angle proofs
Under the ultra-wide-angle lens, due to the difference in photosensitive units, the proofs in the daytime will appear slightly darker than the main camera, which may be due to the cloudy weather on the day of shooting, and it may be better on a sunny scene. But in the night scene, using long exposure can take enough stunning proofs, and the ultra-wide lens can better express the tension of the building.
Hardware & Performance
The vivo S17 Pro has a built-in TSMC 4nm Dimensity 8200 chip. We are more familiar with this processor. It can be regarded as a small upgrade chip with a different architecture from the previous generation Dimensity 8100 and a small increase in the main frequency.
The Vivo S17 Pro has built-in up to 12GB LPDDR5 memory + 512GB UFS3.1 flash memory, which is consistent with the previous generation S16 Pro. So, what kind of performance does this chip have in such a thin and light mobile phone? Next, we come to a set of theoretical performance tests.
In the AnTuTu V9 comprehensive performance test, the total score reached 885,000+. Since the S17 Pro is equipped with the same chip as the S16 Pro, the overall performance does not have a big gap with the previous generation.
In the latest AnTuTu V10 performance test, the comprehensive score reached nearly 940,000 points. In the single CPU test, the Dimensity 8200 scored 1000 single-core and 3750 multi-core in GeekBench5, and the latest GeekBench6 also ran 1250 single-core and 3474 multi-core.
From the perspective of comprehensive CPU performance, the single-core capability of the vivo S17 Pro is fairly normal, but the multi-core capability is relatively weak. Of course, considering the thickness of the phone is only 7.46mm, it is reasonable to be conservative in performance release. In the single GPU test, we use GFXBench to conduct six routine tests at 1080P, and its GPU performance is almost the same as that of the previous generation.
In the Androbench flash memory test, the read and write speeds of the Vivo S17 Pro reached 1859.41MB/s and 1733.44MB/s respectively, which belong to the top performance of UFS3.1. Finally, we also tested the memory performance of the S17 Pro, with a copy speed of 14.65GB/s and a write speed of 23.7GB/s, basically in line with LPDDR5.
In the game testing session, we conducted it in an office environment with a room temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, and used three mainstream mobile games “QQ Speed”, “Call of Duty” and the so-called hardware killer “Yuan Shen” to test their frame rate, temperature and power consumption. test.
1. QQ Speed
QQ Speed mobile game starts with high image quality + high frame rate, and the single game is stable at 120.2 frames. Dimensity 8200 can handle games with lower loads with ease. The average power consumption of 3.88W, the frame energy consumption reaches 32.2mW, and the energy efficiency ratio is 30.96.
Compared with other mobile phones that are also Dimensity 8200, the power consumption close to 4W is slightly higher, which also leads to a low energy efficiency ratio. After nearly 10 minutes of the 3 games, the temperature of the real body reached 40.4 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the back was 39.4 degrees Celsius. The higher power consumption further increased the heat generation. The main reason is that the thin body is not conducive to heat dissipation. Scattering leads to accumulation, but holding the phone with both hands does not feel particularly hot, just a warm feeling.
2. Call of Duty
The Call of Duty mobile game can run smoothly in the 90-frame mode. After a round of fierce team battles, the average frame rate is stable at 89FPS, and there is not much fluctuation during the game. The average power consumption is 2.64W, the frame energy consumption is 29.7mW, and the energy efficiency ratio is 33.71.
In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the phone is 38.4 degrees Celsius, and the back of the phone is only 37.9 degrees Celsius. Holding the phone with both hands will be more comfortable than the speed mobile game.
3. Original God
The last is the heavy-loaded Yuanshen mobile game. Just looking at the frame rate curve fluctuations will be a little frequent, but the average frame rate has reached 58.1FPS, with an average fluctuation of 3.3, and the data is relatively stable. The average power consumption is 5.52W, the frame energy consumption is 95.1mW, and the energy efficiency ratio is 10.53.
Greater power consumption will also lead to higher heat generation. The highest temperature is 44.3 degrees Celsius on the front of the phone, and 43.6 degrees Celsius on the back of the phone. During the game, you will gradually feel more and more heat, but fortunately, the high-temperature area is located next to the camera. , does not know how to control the video game, and you can continue to play with a slight change in the position of holding the phone.
Of course, considering the thinness of the mobile phone, its heat dissipation capability must not be comparable to that of the main performance flagship phone. The main user group of the vivo S17 Pro is women, and not many girls will use it to play Yuanshen, right?
The vivo S17 Pro integrates a large 4600mAh battery in such a thin and light body. Of course, it must be a single cell, but it has a healthy charging algorithm, which increases the battery life to twice the industry standard and achieves 1600 times of charge and discharge. Still have 80% battery health.
The Vivo S17 Pro supports 80W voyage flash charging, which is a new charging solution specially designed for thin and light bodies. While reducing charging heat, it can charge to 70% in 30 minutes. In this regard, we also conducted a series of tests on the charging capability and battery life of the vivo S17 Pro.
In the charging test, the battery level of the mobile phone was tested from 1%, charged to 28% in 10 minutes, 49% in 20 minutes, and 68% in half an hour, which is not much different from the 70% officially advertised. Charged to 87% in 40 minutes, and then entered the trickle charging mode, and the final full charge took 53 minutes.
For the battery life test, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog produced by Kuai Technology. In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate user usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.
Before the test, we now adjust the screen brightness of the mobile phone to 50%, turn off the automatic brightness, and use the adaptive refresh rate to conduct the battery dog test. The final power consumption from 100% to 20% takes 8 hours, 23 minutes, and 47 seconds.
After conversion, the full battery life can reach 10.5 hours, which is a full improvement of 2 hours compared with the previous generation. In a thin and light mobile phone, it is really impressive to have such a battery life. In addition to the daily use of office and chatting, even use it To play a game, it can also be used for most of the day.
The vivo S series maintains the original intention of a thin and light design. In the new generation of S17 Pro with 2x portrait telephoto, the thickness of the body is still controlled at 7.46mm, and the weight is controlled within 200g. Miss sister should get it There will be a feeling of love in the hand
In addition, while ensuring a light body, the performance experience of the mobile phone is also uncompromising. The Dimensity 8200, known as the god U of the year, is still used in the S17 Pro. It’s not enough to play a game.
The vivo S17 Pro integrates 15 million microns of magnetic particle light and shadow into the thin and light body, forming a texture like a splash-ink landscape painting. Whenever I pick up the phone, I will touch it carefully. This unique and novel design is really It will be addictive.
The Dimensity 8200 chip equipped with the S17 Pro, in our actual test, even the most performance-hungry Yuanshen mobile game can stabilize at around 58 frames , but the disadvantage is that the cooling capacity is not enough, for female users Group, who will use this phone to fight Yuanshen?
The multi-color warm ring soft light created in the vivo S17 Pro, a wide range of fill light angles, an intelligent color-changing system, and a 2x telephoto lens, let us no longer have to consider the environment we are in when shooting portraits . Adjust the exposure and angle, and you can get a textured portrait proof with just one shot. It is more beautiful to take pictures in any light environment, and your girlfriend will never scold you for not taking pictures!
Not only is the portrait excellent, but the upgraded 1.5K super retina screen is also paired with the strongest performance of the Dimensity 8 series Audio-Technica, achieving an extremely balanced experience in the industry. While satisfying your girlfriend’s patting, you won’t feel stuck when playing a few games, although There are still no dual speakers and linear motors, but in such a thin and light body, what can we expect?
All in all, vivo S17 Pro has not forgotten its original intention and is committed to being the experience king among thin and light mobile phones . If you love selfies and want to have a high-value mobile phone with both thin and light performance, you might as well take a look at vivo S17 Pro!
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