A few days back Vivo launched V11 pro in India with a waterdrop notch on top and an in display fingerprint sensor being the highlights of the phone. This is the cheapest phone available with an in display fingerprint scanner. It has the screen to body ratio of more than 91% because of that waterdrop notch on top. After a few days, so we need to know how good the V11 Pro is for day to day usage. The price of the phone is Rs 259990 in India. There is a lot of Ai included in the phone. It is a mid-range phone being powered by Snapdragon 660 but has the looks of a flagship phone? To clear all the misunderstandings we have the full review of Vivo V11 Pro with pros and cons.
Vivo V11 Pro Specifications
The V11 Pro has a 6.41inches full HD Plus full view display with the resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio super AMOLED panel. The software includes Android Oreo 8.1 along with its custom UI fun touch OS 4.5 alongside the Snapdragon 660 running inside. There is 6gb Ram and 64 GB internal storage in the phone.
The v11 Pro features dual rear cameras with the primary camera of 12 megapixels with an aperture size of f/1.8 and the secondary camera of 5 megapixels with the aperture f/2.4. There is 25-megapixel selfie camera with aperture f/2.0 and AI features. The phone is powered by 3400 mah battery with the support of fast charging and 18-watt charger. Connectivity options include dual Nano SIM,4G VOLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB. There are two colour options available, Dazzling Gold and Sterry night black.
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Vivo V11 Pro Review
The Vivo V11 Pro is a smartphone priced for Rs 26000 in Indian market which is the upper segment of mid-range smartphones. It is powered by an octa-core processor Snapdragon 660 which is available for even Rs 17000 on Xiaomi Mi A2. So as far as the performance is concerned the Vivo V11 pro is not so good with snapdragon 660. For gaming, it is coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6 Gb of Ram. IIts not like the processor is not so good but the optimization is not well. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1runs on Snapdragon 636 but the optimization is so well that it loads and runs PUBG smoother than Vivo V11 Pro.
In terms of design, the V11 Pro is far ahead of flagship devices also. It has waterdrop notch, none of the flagships has it and the in display fingerprint sensor. Flagship phones like Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X only have in display fingerprint sensor which has the flagship pricing too.
A MID-RANGER trying to be Flagship?
The V11 pro has a beautiful design and looks with flagship features but performs like a mid-range smartphone. The Vivo V11 Pro has Snapdragon 660 and a 6 GB Ram but the optimization of CPU is not so good. Even the Ram management is not so well. Vivo needs to work on this and hopefully, they can solve this with a software update. In terms of software, there is Android oreo running inside and the custom UI called FunTouch OS. If you are trying to be a flagship Stock android is much preferable.
Vivo V11 Pro Pros
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The design is a great part of the Vivo V11 Pro. It has Dual cameras in the back vertically placed and the VIVO logo that’s it, nothing else there in the back. But the phone looks gorgeous from the back and front too. There is a notch on top which is different from others being a waterdrop notch, not the regular one. There are minimal bezels in the bottom and sides. Most of the front is covered by a super AMOLED Display. the lower part of the display acts as a fingerprint sensor making it cheapest phone with an in display fingerprint.
This is for the first time we considered notch in the pros as this one is a waterdrop notch. After Vivo v11 Pro only Oppo F9 Pro has the waterdrop notch in India. The notch is the reason we have minimal bezels and the screen to body ratio goes to 91.27%. It looks even beautiful being placed in the centre of the phone and has the front camera placed over it.
In Display Fingerprint
The fingerprint sensor used to be in the back in most of the phones but now it is in the front. The front fingerprint placement takes apart of the body leaving a chin in the bottom. But Vivo has the solution they did not utilize any space of the body, they just placed the fingerprint sensor inside the display. For the first we have seen in display fingerprint sensor in Vivo X21, then in Oppo Find X, and in Vivo NEX. So, this is the fourth generation of in display fingerprint sensor much secure and faster than the previous ones. Practically you have to press little harder to unlock the phone but that is something we can do for a stunning design.
Vivo V11 Cons
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The Vivo V11 has a powerful Soc running inside called Snapdragon 660 by Qualcomm but the optimization part is a con. There are phones with the same chipset giving better performance, even the lower CPUs are performing better than this. Vivo needs to work on this part, even the Ram management is not well optimized. If you are looking for the hardcore performance-oriented device, probably this one is not for you. There are better options available like the Poco F1, Honor Play etc.
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Despite the beautiful design, the Vivo V11 Pro is made up of plastic. And that’s not even the problem but when you hold it on your hand you will feel the plastic. So the Plastic build is ok but there has to be some factor making it a premium device. The Realme 1 is also made up of plastic but you will not feel the plastic there. It feels premium so it is a con that Vivo V11 Pro will look cheaper when you actually hold it.
There are not many cons to the phone than the pros. We can keep discussing it but we mentioned the only part that matters. All in all a great phone with a stunning design. But the people who don’t care about design may not be much impressed with it. But it has great design and the in display fingerprint sensor making it a revolutionary device. Tell us what do you think about it and will you buy it if you want to