Vivo V11 Pro Review: Selfie-Centric Camera and Crispy Design


From past couple of years, the Chinese manufacturer has expanded the smartphone industry in a totally different manner with the latest technological innovation. Out of them, one giant named Vivo has created the buzz with the new technology modernisation. Quite few couple months back Vivo launched the first handset Vivo X21 with an under-display fingerprint sensor and which later created the new trend in the market. Anyhow, Vivo succeeded and seems like now following the footsteps of big daddies like Samsung and Huawei in the design department too.

Yes, why we have said this because vivo has finally unveiled the V11 pro in India, which is having a waterfall style notch display and crispy pleasing design. The overall form factor showcase and mark the premium feel while carrying in hand. in many ways, we feel this new vivo v11 pro is a complete replica of their handset X21 with some minor changes and improvements. Vivo V11 pro priced for Rs 25,990 in the market, does it is suitable price along with the specifications and design from its rivals in the same segment? Let’s check out the review below to get the answer.

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Vivo V11 Pro: Design and Display

The first factor which creates the whiz in everybody’s mind how the look and finish of the product. Truly the form factor or can say the design is similar to the Vivo V9(launched a few months earlier). The Button, sim tray, ports and even the camera setup placement are identical. The phone is a little bulky and thick as like vivo V9 with 7.9 mm. The overall design gives the premium fits and finishes like glass built as the back but the body is, in reality, is made up of plastic. Even though invites to the smudges while using it.

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The Vivo V11 Pro inherits 6.41 inches LCD Display, which makes the overall body feels larger. as with the slim borders around the display Vivo calling it “Hallo Full View Display” and with the tiny notch at the top seems like the waterfall.

The Display is equipped with the Super AMOLED panel which is decent and shows the vibrant and vivid colours. The Vivo V11 Pro display is having the full HD+ resolution with the 400 ppi density. Additional security option added on the display as Corning Glass 3 protection. However, the Vivo v11 Pro display has in-display fingerprint sensor at the bottom. The authentic level in display fingerprint sensor is not up to the mark but the company claims that it is of the fourth generation. And reliably fast as compared to the first handset launched from them Vivo X21. You can feel the lack of one or two seconds while unlocking the Smartphone from the locked stage.

Although the handset is equipped with another security feature, a facial recognition is decent fast as packed with the infrared sensors. Besides this, it works well in the low and dim lighting condition. Who is more precise to security options, though one can use both the features together, facial recognition and fingerprint sensor.

Vivo V11 Pro: Features and Specification 

The Vivo V11 pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is paired with the 6GB RAM and Adreno 512 GPU. There is 64GB onboard storage which is packed the add-on additional storage option up to 256GB via micro Sd card. The chipset configuration is a decent but important thing while using the multiple apps or games at the same point can give you some tiring performance.

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As the most popular games like PUBG and Asphalt 9, can feel lack while playing at the higher resolution because the GPU packed with the chipset doesn’t have nice feedback. The Vivo V 11 Pro comes with Wifi802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, USB-OTG, GPS and FM radio. Besides phones misses with USB Type C and NFC options. As comparing the other rivals available in the same segment are offering the USB type 2 to Type C data transfer cables with the handsets.

The Vivo has provided the option of always on display like feature in the V11 Pro alike the Samsung handsets, which shows the notification-date, time, battery level and app icons which have an incoming notification. Even you can control the music play option through your always on display.

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The Vivo V11 Pro comes with the FunTouch OS version 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, out of the box. The OEM owned Os theme is slightly different from the stock android. The Vivo V11 Pro comes with various gesture control, swipe options, a one-handed control mode, scrolling screenshots, and to create the clone of particular apps. The gesture included like swipe up to move to the apps drawer and swipe from the bottom of the display to toggle the control centre along to active the feature like bike mode.

However Vivo V11 Pro also comes with Jovi assistant through which you can use or filter the calls to accept or reject it, weather updates and helpful in different scenario’s. The Jovi is Vivo’s AI engine that has been developed on the same platform as the Bixby from Samsung. In China, the Jivo is quite popular AI assistant in the handsets.

Apart from these, the vivo v11 pro comes with various pre-installed apps like WPS office, News point, UC Browser and various social media apps. Anyhow, Vivo V11 Pro has one more interesting feature FunMoji(which Vivo is calling it) that can be accessed through TouchPal keyboard installed in the smartphone. We’ve found that this FunMoji is quite similar to the Apple’s AniMoji in terms of the character standards which they launched earlier in the mid of this year.

Besides this fingerprint scanner has seen cluttering while using for registering the finger scans for the security feature. You have to press somewhat forcefully to use it, where we find the scope of improvements in the upcoming version of the smartphone.

Vivo V11 Pro Camera and Battery

The Vivo V11 Pro is no doubt remarkable the best among the available the others but can feel downgrade in terms of specs. The rear camera is equipped with the dual lens module of- primary sensor 12 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture and coupled with the secondary sensor of 5 megapixels with a f/2.4 aperture in depth sensor and dual pixel autofocus capability. But doesn’t support the optical image stabilisation(OIS) and electronic image stabilisation(EIS). The auto HDR mode works perfectly in balancing the dark and bright exposure. The Vivo V 11 pro has portrait mode along the bokeh effect.

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Sometimes the AI-equipped selfie mode with beautification turns the images into unrealistic and flatter. So before taking the selfies, you should off the mode to have the perfect selfies under the bright light anyhow in dim light can handle smoothly.

The video recording in the smartphone has been restricted to two choices only with 1080pixels and 720 pixels at the 30fps. The EIS again remembers here of it while shooting the video.

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The Front camera is equipped with a 25-megapixel selfie camera, which exhibits the sharp and crisp images even though in the bright and dark lighting condition. The camera app comes with the various lighting modes. The AI beautify mode is also there. Vivo V11 pro enabled with AR stickers, which are fun to play around them too.

The functionality of vivo’ V11 pro is little confusing and annoying. As while taking the snaps in the landscape mode the setting button doesn’t rotate as per the mode, which is quite annoying.

The Vivo’s V11 pro comes with 3,400 mAh battery out of the box which can last up to 20 hours(specifically on usage). The battery life is decent for more hardcore heavy usage users to optimal users. Vivo V11 Pro support the fast charging as comes with Qualcomm Quick charge technology. It can charge up 42 per cent in just 30 minutes and have 9V/2A charger.

Vivo V11 Pro: Final Conclusion

The Vivo launched the V11 Pro at the price tag of Rs.25,990 in India. The smartphone is completely worthwhile comparing from the rival oppo F9 Pro. As Vivo V11 Pro is an upgrade version of the company’s one of product X21. It has a larger battery, better screen and impressive camera with front selfie one which can capture even accurate colours in low light.

But at this price point, another option Xioami their latest unveiled product is nevertheless can’t be ignored-Pocofone F1, which gives the top of the specs at this price point.

Besides this product can be better if they have provided the USB-type C, in-display fingerprint sensor be more productive and Custom Os could be more polish.

In the end, Vivo V11 Pro, an interesting product with a nice combination of features and specs at this reasonable price point in the segment.


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