Lenovo Vibe S1 Tips, Tricks, FAQs, and Useful Options

by Pavan Kumar B.C 4

Unveiled at IFA earlier this year, Lenovo Vibe S1 became the first ever smartphone to come with a dual front facing cameras. Yes, you heard it right, dual front cameras! It has a 8 MP as well as a 2 MP camera on the front for high quality selfies. This device was showcased along with Lenovo P1 and P1m and has been launched for Rs. 15,999 in India. This device comes with a 5-inch FHD display and is powered with a 64-bit Octa-core processor MediaTek MT6752 processor clocking at 1.7 GHz coupled with 3 GB of RAM.

If you are planning to buy this device, these tips and tricks will be helpful in knowing more about its features so that you can plan accordingly and buy S1.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Vibe S1?
  • What is the resolution of rear camera?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on the device?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • Will the S1 Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • What is LumiFlex on S1?
  • What is Quick Snap on the device?
  • What is Knock to light feature on Vibe S1?
  • What is Wide Touch on the device?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • What is the Model number of the device?
  • How much is the RAM memory on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What are the Benchmarking scores of the device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    To insert SIM card on S1, Lenovo has provided a slot on the left of the device where the user needs to insert the SIM ejector PIN in the slot provides, and a tray pops out. Now insert the SIM and push it back to its position to use the SIM with the device.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Lenovo Vibe S1 is a Dual SIM variant and uses two Nano-SIM’. As the second SIM slot is a Hybrid slot, you can use it for placing the second SIM or else an external memory card to extend the memory, incase if you want to.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    To share data via Tethering on S1, Go to the settings of the device and tap on the more option. Now select the option Tethering and portable hotspot on the device. Here you have the option of switching off or on the tethering option via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Vibe S1?

    To take a Screenshot on the Lenovo Vibe S1, you need to hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously for a second and the screen shot is captured. This captured screenshot will be saved in the file manager app, and you can view it directly or share it easily if needed.

    What is the resolution of the rear camera?

    There is a 13 MP camera on the rear of the device, and it is accompanied with two front facing cameras. The resolution on this rear camera is 4128 x 3096 pixels, and it also comes with HDR, dual LED flash, phase detection and autofocus.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    To check if any Android update is available for the device, go to the settings and select the option About phone. Now tap on updates and you can see the notification on the device if there is any update available for it. In case if there is an update, you need to make sure that the charge on the device is more than 50% and then proceed with the update.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    There are sensors like Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro and Barometer on S1. These are the normal sensors that are available on most of the midrange devices and help the users in many ways by determining the distance they travelled, the location that they are in, etc.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes. There is an LED notification light on the device that notifies whenever there is a notification or a charging cable inserted. This is an easier way to get all the notification without missing any import message or alert.

    How much is the internal storage on the device?

    Lenovo Vibe S1 comes with an onboard memory of 32 GB out of which 23.32 GB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied for the system software and other pre-installed apps. There is also provision for extending the memory up to 128 GB via microSD card slot.

    Lenovo Vibe S1 Storage

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device supports USB OTG (On the Go) drive. This is used to transfer date easily from phone to the device or vice versa using the File manager app. This feature will be helpful when you have to carry a lot of data, and the device does not have enough of it.

    Will the S1 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The company has not given any word on the Android Marshmallow update, but it is expected to get this update after all the high-end devices receive it. This update will bring new features and also clear all the bugs if any available on the device.

    What is LumiFlex on S1?

    LumiFlex on Lenovo Vibe S1 is used to enhance the clarity of the photos in the gallery based on the brightness of the environment and the photo scene. This gives better images, without having to change the setting all the time.

    Lenovo Vibe S1 LumiFlex

    What is Quick Snap on the device?

    Quick Snap is the feature lets you take a snap, just by double pressing any of the volume buttons. This is mainly useful to capture a movement before it passes away by the time you open the camera application. Although, it works as a volume button if the music is playing and take a snap only when music is not being played.

    Lenovo vibe S1 Quick Snap

    What is Knock to light feature on Vibe S1?

    Knock to light feature on Lenovo Vibe S1 is used to wake up the screen of the device when it is locked. The user just needs to double tap on the screen while the phone is locked without having to press the lock key every time.

    What is Wide Touch on the device?

    Wide Touch is used to set up floating button transparency and size. You also have the option of selecting customized gestures for these floating buttons to use them easily.

    Lenovo Vibe S1 Wide touch

    How much battery is available on the device?

    Lenovo Vibe S1 comes with a non-removable 2420 mAh Li-Po battery on it back. This battery gives a Stand-by of Up to 264 hours on 2G and Up to 240 hours on 3G. The talk time of the device is Up to 26 hours on 2G and Up to 12 hours on 3G.

    What is the Model number of the device?

    The model number of the device is Lenovo S1a40 as mentioned on the device. To view the model number of it, go to the settings and tap on About phone, and then select Device information option. The model number of the device depends on the location it is sold.

    Lenovo vibe S1 Device info

    How much is the RAM memory on the device?

    The device comes with a 3 GB RAM along with 32 GB of internal memory, but out of 3 GB only 1.95 GB is available to the user and the rest of it is utilized by the system and the other background app that are running.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, S1 cannot capture 4K videos with the 13MP camera available on the rear. 4K video capturing is available on most of the high-end devices or camera centric devices only and it is neither of them.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, the device supports 4G LTE connectivity even after being a mid-range device. Faster data speed is the trend now a day as it saves a lot of time energy and that’s the reason most of the device is the market support LTE connectivity via Network.

    What are the Benchmarking scores of the device?

    Followed are the tips and tricks of Lenovo Vibe S1 that will determine the performance levels of the device.

    Antutu benchmark score: 46512
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1825
    Vellamo Metal score: 1347
    Chrome Browser Score: 3310
    Geekbench Single-core score: 807
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 3937
    Quadrant Standard score: 21176

    These are the Tips and Tricks of Lenovo Vibe S1 and if you have more questions regarding on this do drop a comment below.

    Pavan Kumar B.C

    Editor

    Pavan is an Electronic & Communication Engineer, a Gadget freak and has passion towards Photography, Wild life, Sports and always trying and finding new thing in the fields interested. He also collects rare information, which are not in books (mostly about animals), and very much interested in modelling and acting. Loves to spend time with friends, kids and importantly, PETS!

    • Cassy La Grande

      Hello. You have mentioned that Lenovo Vibe S1 has its notification led light but I can’t find how to enable it on settings. Please help. Thank you

    • Jairam

      There is any software update of volte for Lenovo vibe s1

    • Jairam

      Lenovo vibe S1 supports volte or not

    • Jairam

      Reply