After the launch of two premium mobile phones, Vivo X21, and Vivo Nex the leading smartphone brand in India has finally launched a new V series smartphone called Vivo V11 Pro. Vivo V11 Pro is the successor of Vivo V9 launched back in March this year. Vivo has introduced the In-Display fingerprint scanner with the Vivo X21 which was the first mobile phone in India to feature the under display fingerprint sensor and then the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has also introduced a revolutionary Pop-Up/Elevated camera design with the Vivo Nex; these two premium phones have set a benchmark in the mobile phone industry with their unique and milestone design and features.
Now Vivo is back to its main and the most popular segment the Vivo V series, V series is the mid-budget mobile phone series which is one of the top-selling mobile phone series by Vivo in India. Vivo V11 Pro has some unique and very useful features which make this phone the best smartphone in the V series yet.
Vivo V11 Pro has the In-Display fingerprint sensor, Vivo is bringing In-Display fingerprint sensor first time in the V series and that also means that this is the first time when the company is releasing In-Display or under display fingerprint feature to a wider range of audience. Apart from the In-Display fingerprint sensor, V11 Pro will also be the first Vivo mobile phone to feature the teardrop notch display design. Let’s take look at the key specifications of Vivo V11 Pro:
Key Specifications Of Vivo V11 Pro:
- Dual SIM dual standby, 4G-VoLTE Support, Hybrid SIM slot
- 2-Nano and 1 MicroSD card slot in a single tray
- 6.41 inches Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 403 PPI
- 3rd Generation Gorilla Glass for screen protection
- Processor: Snapdragon 660 AIE Octa Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
- GPU: Adreno 512
- 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64 GB internal storage
- Storage expandable up to 256 GB (dedicated card slot)
- 4th Gen In-Display fingerprint sensor + IR Face Unlock
- Rear Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel Sensor (f/1.8) + 5MP Dual Pixel Sensor (f/2.4) AI camera with a single LED flash, PDAF, Ultra Mode, Portrait Mode, Manual Mod, Shot Refocus etc.
- Front Camera: 25 MP f/2.0 selfie camera, AR Stickers, Portrait Mode
- Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor (In-Display), Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-compass, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope
- Connectivity: WiFi, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack and USB 2.0 with OTG support
- Colour: Starry Night, Dazzling Gold
- Dimension: 157.91 x 75.08 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 156 g
- 3400 mAh Non-removable battery with Dual-engine fast charging
- Funtouch 4.5 operating system based on Android Oreo 8.1
Unboxing Of Vivo V11 Pro, What’s In The Box?
The box and packaging of the Vivo V11 Pro are same as any other Vivo smartphones specially the same as the V series Vivo phones. Inside the box, you will get the Vivo V11 Pro handset, travel adapter, microUSB 2.0 cable, earphone with built-in mic, white transparent back cover, and a plastic screen guard already applied on the phone. Unboxing photos are below.
Vivo V11 Pro First Impression:
I have been using the device for the last couple of days and I really like the beautiful AMOLED display, its camera and the ultra-fast face unlock features. The overall design of the phone looks impressive however finishing is just average; the one I am reviewing is Starry Night color variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
There are two color variants of Vivo V11 Pro as of Now, one is Starry Night and another is Dazzling Gold, both color variant looks very good but the one with blue & black gradient color which also called as Starry Night is really amazing, I just love it.
The front of Vivo V11 Pro is fully covered with the gorilla glass 3 and has teardrop notch at the top of the 6.41 inches full HD+ super AMOLED display and then right above the teardrop notch, there is the earpiece.
The rear panel and other most of the body parts are made up of the plastic; using plastic body makes the phone lighter and convenient to hold in hands.
The phone comes with the In-Display fingerprint scanner and a super fast IR assisted Face Unlock features as well but so far I have not used the fingerprint scanner much because its Face Unlock feature is so fast either in the low light or no light that I don’t even have to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone.
Vivo is known for their selfie centric phones but in its recent phones, the company is also improving and focusing on the rear or primary camera of the phone. You can take some really good photos with the 12+5 MP dual rear camera with the default settings but if you want the complete control on camera features then there is the Professional mode which allows you set the shutter speed, ISO, White Balance etc. manually. (Note: These are low-resolution images, click on the image to see the full resolution images via Google Drive.)
There is a 25 MP front camera to take selfies, front camera doesn’t have the LED flash or the Moonlight flash that Vivo phones used to have but it has screen flash which is basically the max display brightness; when the flash is enabled for front camera and you taking selfies in dark light or the low light the screen will go completely white with yellow tint and full brightness and that gives the decent amount of light on your face to take good selfies in the low light scenarios. (Note: These are low-resolution images, click on the image to see the full resolution images via Google Drive.)
Vivo V11 Pro is running the Functouch 4.5 OS based on Android 8.1, Snapdragon 660 and 6 GB DDR4x RAM is able to give the smooth and glitch-free performance so far. There is one feature that I wanted to mention before we jump to the price and availability and that is Quick Charge which Vivo is calling the “Dual Engine Quick Charge”. Having a quick charge on your phone can make your life easier by saving your time and energy to charge the phone. I haven’t tested it very precisely but I have noticed that Quick Charge on Vivo is charging roughly 60% of its 3400 battery in approx 35 minutes which is almost as good as the Dash Charge on OnePlus phones.
In my next post about the Vivo V11 Pro, I will share the detailed reviews about the phone with more camera samples and benchmark scores.
Price Of Vivo V11 Pro And Where To Buy:
As I have mentioned earlier, Vivo V11 Pro will be available in two different color variants with the same specifications and price tags. You can get this phone at a price of Rs. 25,990. The pre-booking for Vivo V11 Pro has started today on September 6 followed by the first sale on September 12. Online buyer can buy the V11 Pro from and Vivo E-Store, Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, and PayTM Mall; online buyers can also avail some banks and mobile networks specific cashback and discount, HDFC bank credit or debit card users can get the INR 2000 cashback.
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