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Vivo V11 Review – Beautiful Design and Improved Cameras

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Vivo V11 Review

Vivo has recently launched the new Vivo V11 and Vivo V11i here in the Philippines. Both devices are now equipped with the in-display fingerprint scanner found on the Vivo X21.

Moreover, the Vivo V11 series now has a smaller notch which only houses the front camera. The Vivo V11 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, Super AMOLED display, 64GB ROM / 6GB RAM, and a Dual Engine Fast Charging technology.

With these added features and specifications, the Vivo V11 was priced at PHP 19,999. Do you think Vivo Philippines has priced is right? Let’s find out.

Vivo V11 Review

What’s in the box:

  • Vivo V11 unit
  • jelly case
  • wall adapter
  • data / charging cable
  • earphone
  • SIM ejector tool
  • manuals / documents

BUILD QUALITY AND DESIGN

Vivo V11 Review

The Vivo V11 now comes in a sandwich glass body which most premium phones have now-a-days. The one that we have has the Starry Night coating that became more elegant with gradient color with glittery accent.

We also love the metal plate with golden color accent that surrounds the rear cameras.

Vivo V11

On front, the Halo Notch now only houses the selfie camera which became more pleasing to the eyes. On top are the voice call speaker, the ambient light and proximity sensor. For sure, it won’t be a big problem anymore from some apps like IG Stories and some games. The lower bezel has also reduced in size which results to a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Ports and Buttons:

  • Top: microphone
  • Bottom: 3.5mm jack port, microphone, micro USB port, speaker
  • Left: triple slot microSD & SIM tray
  • Right: volume rockers and power button

Overall, the Vivo V11 is now more stunning and beautiful as compared to the old Vivo V7 and V9 units.

DISPLAY QUALITY

Vivo V11 Review

The Vivo V11 now comes in a Super AMOLED display. Although it has nearly the same resolution with the older Vivo V9, we can say that the integration of the OLED display on the V11 makes it better to look at. It also has a huge 6.4-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which results to a really nice display estate.

SOFTWARE, OS, UI

The Vivo V11 now comes in Funtouch 4.5 custom skin and running on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is still just like any other Vivo smartphone in the past, except for the integration of the new AI assistant – Jovi.

Vivo V11 Review

Jovi is Vivo’s AI assistant that can work behind the camera for recognizing skin type, gender, age, etc. It also has Smart scene that can generate an information aggregation card to remind you to take rest if it detects that you are doing to much work. And lastly, it also handles AI Game Mode that enhance your in-game experience.

PERFORMANCE

Vivo V11 Review

The Vivo V11 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, Adreno 512 GPU, and a memory configuration of 6GB RAM / 64GB of internal storage.

Benchmark scores:

The SD660 may not be as powerful as the SD835 and SD845 but it is capable enough to perform intensive processing with ease. The 6GB of RAM is huge enough to handle multi-tasking and shifting through multiple apps simultaneously.

Vivo V11 Review

The in-display fingerprint scanner works pretty well. Although it is not as fast as those usual fingerprint scanners, it can still perform its task to unlock the phone. And since it requires a slightly longer time to unlock the phone, accidental touches won’t unlock the phone easily. Take note that the Face Access feature is really fast too.

CONNECTIVITY

Vivo V11 Review

This device supports dual 4G SIM signal running at the same time. It can now also connect to 5G wi-fi signals and has the latest Bluetooth 5.0 module.

When it comes to charging port, we are expecting to see a USB Type-C port instead of the regular micro USB port. Moreover, the dual engine fast charging technology solved one of the problems.

CAMERA

Vivo V11 Review

The Vivo V11 has a lot of improvements on its camera section. First is the upgrade on the aperture size on its rear camera. The f/1.8 aperture size on its 12MP sensor has results to better low-light imaging. The Backlight HDR also works pretty well in balancing the light when the subject has a brighter background. Its selfie camera has also upgraded to a 25MP sensor with AI Face Beauty. Vivo has also added Selfie Lighting on its front camera which allows you to apply artificial lightings like; Studio light, Stero light, Loop light, Rainbow light, and Monochrome background.

Sample Photos:

Backlight HDR and Portrait Mode

Studio Lightings

No effect, Studio light, Stero light, Loop light, Rainbow light, and Monochrome background.

BATTERY LIFE

Vivo V11 Review

When it comes to battery endurance, the Vivo V11 has passed our one day of intensive usage. We take it into a whole day test from 8AM to 12MN with the frequent use of mobile data, GPS, social media, web browsing, and other stuff. At the end of the day, we still had 15% of battery juice left. This means that the Vivo V11 can stand all day and in case you need to charge, it has a dual engine fast charging technology that can fully charge the device from 15% in just 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Vivo V11 Review

VERDICT

The Vivo V11 is a real stunner, with its sandwich glass body, AMOLED display with a small notch cut-out, impressive cameras, and the addition of fast charging technology. We can say that with the price of PHP 19,999, Vivo has just priced it right. If we take a look of the older Vivo V9 and compared it with the new Vivo V11, you can really see such an improvement not only on the design but also on the internal specifications.

How about you guys, what can you say about the new Vivo V11?

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Vivo V11 Specs:

  • 6.41-inch Super AMOLED Halo FullView display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5×9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE, Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.5
  • 64GB ROM, up to 256GB via dedicated slot
  • 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4) rear cameras, with AI Backlight HDR and LED flash
  • 25MP (f/2.0) AI front camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual 4G/LTE
  • WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • In-display Fingerprint scanner and Face Access
  • accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • OTG support
  • 3,400 mAh battery with Dual Engine Fast Charging technology
  • Price: PHP 19,999

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