The new Vivo S16e is the most affordable device in the just-launched S-series line from the Chinese smartphone maker. It drops off some flagship-level specifications that we see on the Pro and vanilla variants of this smartphone line-up. Despite not being as powerful as other devices in its series, this device is still a solid option for those shopping on a budget.
This budget device maintains the design that we see on the Pro and vanilla S16 series devices. But it switches the curved screen for a flat screen, it also replaces the curved edges for flat ones. The screen size on this device is 6.62-inches, and it uses an AMOLED panel that supports a 120Hz refresh rate.
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For its processor, the new Vivo S16e uses one of Samsung’s best SoCs, the Exynos 1080 and is the least powerful in the S16 series. This processor is followed by up to 12GB worth of RAM capacity and up to 256GB worth of storage. With this processor and memory combination, this device will be capable of operating smoothly with low lag and glitches.
For the cameras, Vivo uses a triple rear setup on this device, housing a 50MP main camera and two 2MP secondary cameras. On the front, we have a 16MP selfie camera, and both front and rear cameras come with tons of shooting modes. With the features we already have, it is safe to say that the Vivo S16e is a great device.
Moving over to its battery, this device comes with a 4500mAh capacity and supports 66W fast charging. But, the software of this device doesn’t check the right boxes, it runs Android 11 on the Vivo OriginOS Ocean. Possibly, the global variant will come with a more recent Android version once it launches. The pricing of this device starts at 2099 Yuan (~$301) for the base 8GB memory variant.