Vivo has launched in India one in every of their latest smartphones, sporting a 6.41-inch Full HD+ show, twin rear cameras, in-show fingerprint scanner, and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset – the Vivo V11. Take a look at our evaluate of the system under.
Design and Development
One of many issues I observed concerning the V11 is its resemblance to the X21 UD. It virtually has the identical form and design, placement of the buttons and cameras, even the fabric used. Should you put them aspect-by-aspect, you gained’t instantly discover the distinction until you look intently on the show.
The Vivo V11 sports activities a barely bigger display at 6.41-inches. It has a Full HD+ decision (2340 x 1080) or 402ppi, which is an effective decision for a display of this measurement. Additionally situated right here is the 25MP digital camera, the earpiece that’s cleverly hidden within the prime bezel, and the in-show fingerprint scanner. It really works nicely nevertheless, it’s sluggish and wishes a full second to unlock the gadget. At this level, we favor utilizing the face unlock function which is quicker.
Going over to the remainder of the outside, we have now the quantity and energy/lock button on the appropriate aspect. They’re agency, clicky, and straightforward to succeed in as they’re positioned close to the center of the body.
Discovered on the highest left aspect is the cardboard tray. Customers might be glad to know that the V11 has a triple tray so it may possibly accommodate two nano-sized SIM playing cards and a microSD card, all on the similar time.
Down on the backside, we have now the three.5mm audio port, the micro USB port, and the loudspeaker. It’s a pitty VIVO continues to make use of micro-USB port as an alternative of Sort-C port of their mid-vary smartphones.
On the again, we’ve got the protruding twin-rear cameras and LED flash. Additionally, you will discover right here the again panel’s gradient shade which is beginning to develop into a standard design selection for smartphone producers. Within the case of the V11, it has the Starry Night time and Nebula choices.
Within the palms, the feels identical to the X21. It has a shiny end which appears good till it will get crammed with fingerprints. Good factor Vivo included a jelly case within the package deal. It’s strong, straightforward to grip, and feels actually skinny which could be attributed to its tapered sides.
Show and Multimedia
By now you may already discover the redesigned notch which is considerably smaller in comparison with the X21. Vivo calls this the Halo FullView Show. The standard is sweet with good viewing angles. The colours are punchy whereas the blacks are deep because of the Tremendous AMOLED display.
The viewing expertise is sweet since we’re getting extra display and fewer bezels which is a bonus when watching movies, gaming, or viewing pictures. In the event you’re frightened concerning the notch, the V11 doesn’t have an choice to cover it. Nevertheless, the apps are displayed of their default show ratio that doesn’t prolong in the direction of the notch, however you even have the choice to have them displayed in full-display.
For the audio, the V11 has a single down-firing speaker. Like with most mid-vary smartphones these days, it’s crisp and loud, so in the event you’re simply casually watching movies, listening to music, or enjoying video games, this can suffice. However if you need a greater listening expertise, it’s greatest to plug a very good pair of headphones by way of the three.5mm audio port.
The V11 is provided with a 12MP (f/1.eight) + 5MP (f/2.four) twin rear cameras and 25MP (f/2.zero) entrance. The cameras include commonplace options like Doc mode, Skilled, Panorama, AI Face Magnificence, AR Stickers, HDR, Google Lens. It additionally has AI Portrait Framing that can also be discovered on the Vivo NEX. What it does is it analyzes the scene and tells you the place to middle the digital camera for a greater-composed shot.
Jovi, VIVO’s model of an AI companion, upgraded the telephones cameras by reworking the traditional face magnificence into AI. For this reason you’ll discover we’ve the sweetness choices on fast toggle each time it’s out there.
On the subject of high quality, the V11 can seize photographs with loads of particulars with good distinction. Colours are additionally punchy though we discover its processing to be on the hotter aspect. Selfies, as anticipated are good with sharp particulars and correct colours. The sweetness results carried out come out pure and don’t look synthetic. Take a look at the samples under.
As for others, we have now the Bokeh impact which may simulate f/16 to f/zero.95 apertures; AI scene recognition; AI Face Magnificence which lets you manually edit your photograph and apply results face whitening and thinning; and Selfie Lighting with six modes: Pure Mild, Studio Mild, Stereo Mild, Loop Mild, Rainbow Mild, and Monochrome Background.
In terms of video recording, the V11 can solely shoot at a most of 1080p at 30fps. It additionally has a Video Face Magnificence function however lowers the decision to 720p. There’s no video stabilization so footages can come out shaky. Watch the pattern under.
OS, UI and Apps
The Vivo V11 runs on Funtouch OS four.5 based mostly on Android eight.1 Oreo. The interface is just like the X21 and makes use of a number of house screens to deal with apps like these from Google and some from Vivo. You’ve got two choices relating to navigation: one is by way of the standard on-display keys, whereas the opposite is gesture-based mostly.
On the subject of options, the V11 has Recreation Mode, Motorcycle Mode, Safety and Privateness settings, Sensible Cut up (cut up-display), One-handed mode, App Clone, and Sensible click on which helps you to assign instructions like launching the digital camera once you press and maintain the quantity down button.
Storage-clever, the V11 has 64GB of storage with 49.49GB left for the consumer. This can be a good beginning storage however if you’d like more room, there’s help for USB OTG and a devoted microSD card slot that may accommodate as much as 256GB playing cards.
Efficiency and Benchmarks
Powering the system is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset, Adreno 512 GPU, and 6GB RAM. This can be a mid-vary chipset however with an above common RAM capability. To date, efficiency is sweet and may deal with all of the duties we throw at it together with gaming. Multitasking isn’t an issue and was capable of maintain loads of background duties with out choking. Switching between these apps are additionally fast and responsive. We will even recreation with out having to clear background duties.
Jovi, the AI function we discovered on the NEX, can also be right here. Nevertheless, it doesn’t work as an AI assistant however extra like an engine that helps within the digital camera and gaming efficiency. One of many issues it’s chargeable for is Recreation Mode which routinely optimizes CPU and RAM utilization when you open a recreation that’s on the record. After that a immediate for extra settings seems — a button for auto-rejecting calls, eradicating the background name choice and blocking pop-up banner notifications. Do take observe, to reap the benefits of all of this you need to add the sport to the record by way of Settings – Jovi – Recreation Mode – Add.
Relating to thermals, heating isn’t a problem as throughout testing the system solely reached a most of 33-34-degrees, which is near physique temperatures. I’m additionally getting respectable numbers in our benchmark checks however they’re decrease than what we obtained on the Vivo X21 UD. They’re Take a look at the outcomes under:
- AnTuTu – 129,021
- GeekBench – 1,450 (Single-Core), 5,502 (Multi-Core),
- 3D Mark – 1,230 (SSE – OpenGL ES three.1), 959 (SSE – Vulkan)
- PC Mark – 5,981 (Work 2.zero), 6,949 (Work 1.zero)
- AndroBench – 317.57 MB/s (Learn), 176.27 MB/s (Write)
Connectivity and Battery Life
The Vivo V11 obtained the essential connectivity options which embrace twin-SIM with 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It nonetheless makes use of a micro USB port so it might be a downer for some who’re wanting ahead to the USB Sort-C. Up to now, all the things is working properly because the calls are loud and clear, cellular knowledge connects instantly, whereas apps like Google Maps and Waze haven’t any issues discovering our location.
In comparison with the X21 UD and V9, the V11 has a barely bigger battery capability at three,400mAh. It was capable of final us an entire day of fixed WiFi connectivity, heavy social media, and average images and gaming, however this will range relying on how you employ it. In our video loop check, we acquired 17 hours of playback which is identical mileage we obtained from the X21 UD, which continues to be not dangerous. The Twin-Engine Quick Charging, then again, was capable of replenish the empty battery in simply 2 hours.
Notice: PC Mark crashes throughout testing. We’ll replace this text as soon as we get it to work.
The Vivo V11 packs massive enhancements over its predecessor, the V9. It has a greater and prettier design, nicer show with a smaller notch, and packs extra energy when it comes to hardware and software program. Frankly talking, it truly looks like an X21 UD however on steroids.
It’s a flexible performer that may fulfill those that are keen on gaming or simply need to take actually good selfies. What in all probability will make or break this system is the worth. Contemplating the competitors, we anticipate it to be beneath Php20Okay. If Vivo can place it nicely beneath the stated worth vary, I feel the V11 has a superb preventing probability.
Vivo V11 specs:
6.41-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Halo FullView Tremendous AMOLED show
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core CPU
Adreno 512 GPU
MicroSD as much as 256GB
12MP (f/1.eight) + 5MP (f/2.four) twin rear cameras, LED flash
25MP (f/2.zero) entrance digital camera
WiFi 2.5GHz / 5GHz
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
In-Show Fingerprint scanner
three.5mm audio port
Funtouch OS four.5 (Android eight.1 Oreo)
three,400mAh battery w/ Twin-Engine Quick Cost (9V/2A)
157.91 x 78.08 x 7.9 mm
What we appreciated:
• Engaging design
• Good construct
• Good show with smaller notch
• Good efficiency
• In-show fingerprint scanner
• Good cameras with AI options
• Quick face unlock
• Quick charging
What we didn’t:
• No 4K video recording
• No OIS or EIS
• Sluggish in-show fingerprint scanner