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Vivo V11 Pro

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Last Updated : 02-10-2018
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Mobisium
Score

8

Vivo V11 pro Performance

7
Octa-Core, 2.2 GHz, Snapdragon 660.
6 GB RAM

Vivo V11 pro Display

9
6.41 inches (16.28), 402 PPI Super AMOLED

Vivo V11 pro Camera

8

25 MP Front Camera

Vivo V11 pro Battery

8
3400 mAh, Fast Charging.
Non-Removable
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Dual SIM Nano + Nano
  • 64 GB + 256 GB (Expandable)
  • VoLTE
  • Face Unlock
  • Fingerprint Scanner
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Review from an Expert

Buy Latest Vivo V11 Pro Now as it is better than OnePlus 6T? | In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Reviewed by Miheer Patil - Published on 27-09-2018

Score

3/5

Oppo & Vivo are those smartphone companies which are constantly competing amongst themselves &  trying to be a better manufacturer since last few years. Their latest rivalry is between Oppo F9 Pro & Vivo V11 Pro. Each time one of them rolls out some exclusive product the other tries to bring a better product to outdo the former one. When Vivo introduced Vivo NEX which had moving camera module which popped out while clicking selfies, Oppo came up with Find X which had moving camera module too. Same goes with respect to fingerprint scanner embedded into the display which we first saw on the Vivo X21 and then on the Oppo R17.

Now the only fight we can see today is to make the notch look minimal. So we had the Oppo F9 Pro which had teardrop notch & yes! The Vivo V11 Pro has tried hard to imitate Oppo with its neat tear drop notch but let’s see if it has done a good job on it.

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Vivo V11 Pro is definitely faster than the F9 Pro, has a better camera and has the in-display fingerprint reader but Should you buy it? Well, I’ll tell you about the pros & cons of the Vivo V11 Pro at the end of the video so let’s start with the review of Vivo V11 pro right away.

Build and Design:

Vivo V11 Pro employs a dual-tone blue and purple color scheme which makes it look premium on every viewing angle. The phone feels light in the hand and the back is made of plastic. The frame feels like metal and it is a nice flashy phone which looks to be durable as well.

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The phone has a dual-camera system which is aligned vertically. The bottom side has a micro-USB port, a headphone jack, and a speaker grill. On the right side, we have the power and volume buttons while on the left we have dual-SIM card tray.

Display:

There’s a huge Super AMOLED display of 6.4-inch which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The in-display fingerprint sensor needs an OLED panel for it to work and I believe that Vivo has embedded this panel neatly on V11 Pro. The images and videos on the phone appear to be sharp and crisp. The Vivo V11 Pro has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.26 percent the chin on the phone is perhaps the smallest I’ve seen till now & it is certainly smaller than the OnePlus 6 and F9 Pro.

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The phone has Halo Full View Display which stands to indicate specifically at the teardrop notch design and nothing else.  I would like to point out that while both the F9 Pro and the V11 Pro have the same style of the notch, the F9 Pro’s notch looks well-defined to me than the on V11 Pro. All in all the display is exceptional & easily readable under bright sunlight.

Software:

The Vivo V11 Pro comes with Android 8.1 Oreo & FunTouch OS skin which is a copy of iOS, but it also has excessive bloatware in it. There apps for your browser, gallery, music, calendar and more. You can’t delete any of them and when you swipe right you are greeted by Jovi, the AI-assistant from Vivo which is quite inferior to Google Assistant. If you are an iPhone user like me, the FunTouch UI may feel similar to you as the gestures are somewhat the same.

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Hardware & Performance:

The device runs on Snapdragon 660 chipset & there is also 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card. However, the V11 Pro does go through everyday tasks such as opening multiple apps, browsing through heavy apps such as Instagram and Facebook, taking quick photos and viewing video content with ease.

Snapdragon 660 SoC

While playing graphics-intensive games such as PUBG and Asphalt 9, I had to use mid-level graphics settings. Playing on high settings caused a lot of lag in the gameplay and also started heating it up. I don’t recommend this phone for intensive gaming activities rather you choose the Poco F1 for high-end gaming.

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The phone also comes with a quick face unlock mechanism which is more secure than the face unlock-system seen on the OnePlus 6. The in-display fingerprint on the V11 Pro has improved since the Vivo NEX, but I’m still not that satisfied with its speed. It takes a few attempts as I’m not able to authenticate in the first attempt even if I’m placing the finger in the correct position & I find this annoying. For now,  I’m not a big fan of the in-display fingerprint reader.

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Camera:

The Vivo V11 Pro comes with a 12MP primary camera & 5MP secondary camera with a f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. On the front, you have a 25 MP selfie camera which is housed inside the teardrop notch.

Vivo V11 pro Camera sample

Vivo V11 camera 11 sample

My experience with the Vivo V11 Pro camera has been enjoyable in the daytime, but at night, the camera is unable to focus properly there’s a lot of noise in the pictures taken at night. The Vivo V11 Pro takes good photos but I feel it has average performance in the camera department.

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Battery:

The 3,400 mAh battery on the Vivo V11 Pro will easily last through the day even after intensive YouTube streaming, playing PUBG and shooting videos. The Vivo V11 Pro comes with Dual-Engine quick charge, which is likely competing against OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology. The Vivo V11 Pro’s Dual-Engine technology charges the phone from 75 – 100 percent in 41 minutes.

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Conclusion:

Pros of Vivo V11 Pro:

  • Beautiful Super AMOLED display
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Good selfie camera

Cons of Vivo V11 Pro:

  • Low light photography is poor
  • Bad UI
  • Average performance & looks
  • Not at all suitable for high graphics gaming

The verdict is in favor of the V11 Pro for its beautiful bezel-less display along with how light the phone feels in the hand. The camera on the V11 Pro is nice but you can get better photos with the OnePlus 6. So should you buy it?

If you take a lot of selfies and don’t do a lot of performance-intensive tasks on your device only then you can go for Vivo V11 Pro. If you are bothered about how good your phone looks then surely you can go for the Oppo F9 Pro, which in my opinion is the best looking phone under Rs 30,000.

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Vivo - V11 pro Specification

General

General specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Launch DateSep 12, 2018 (official)
BrandVivo
ModelV11 pro
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano
SIM 2 : Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)

Display

Display specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Screen Size 6.41 inches (16.281 cm)
Screen Resolution ( x pixels)
Pixel Density402 ppi
Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported
Screen to Body Ratio84.98 %

Performance

Performance of Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
ChipsetQualcomm
Processor Octa-Core, 2.2 GHz, Snapdragon 660
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 512
RAM6 GB

Device Design

Device Design Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Height157.9 mm
Width75 mm
Thickness7.9 mm
Weight156 g
Build Material Front : Aluminium
Back : Aluminium
ColorsStarry Night (black and blue) ,Nebula (blue and purple)

Storage

Storage specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Internal Memory64 GB
User Available StorageUp to 256 GB
USB OTG Support

Camera

MAIN CAMERA specs for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Resolution12 MP + 5 MP MP Primary Camera
Sensor image sensor
Autofocus
Aperture1.8 F
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash
Image Resolution3000 x 4000 Pixels
SettingsISO control, Exposure compensation
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video Recoding3840x2160 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA specs for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Resolution25 MP Front Camera
Autofocus
Aperture2.0 F
Flash

Battery

Battery specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationDetail
Capacity3400 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User Replaceable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging

Network & Connectivity

Network & Connectivity specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands)
VoLTE Supported
SIM 1
4G Bands:
SIM 2
Same as SIM 1
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v5.0
Location Yes, with A-GPS, with Glonass
NFC
Cable Type microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

Multimedia specifications for Vivo - V11 pro
SpecificationsDetail
FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Special Features

Special Features
SpecificationDetail
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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