vivo V11 Review
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vivo V11 Review

Last updated on November 25th, 2018 at 07:00 pm

Intro

Vivo’s V11 is one of the best smartphones they brought to the Philippines.

The phone by far is one of the best phones to hold in the hands because of its aesthetics, the curves and the size.

The V11 is powered by a modified Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor which is paired with the Adreno 512 GPU. There’s a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to 256GB.

Aside from the waterdrop notch, this device has impressive cameras. The main shooters include a 12MP Dual PD rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor, 1.28 μm aperture, a secondary 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The selfie shooter has 25MP f/2.0 with AI and screen flash.

Lastly, there’s a 3,400 battery equipped with fast charging feature.

It is now available in the market bearing the price tag of P19,990.

Vivo V11 Specs

Display6.41-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
CPU1.95GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 512 GPU
RAM6GB
Storage64GB, expandable via microSD
SIMDual SIM
OSFuntouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Camera12MP Dual PD rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor, 1.28 μm aperture, a secondary 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
SecurityIn-display fingerprint sensor
Dimension157.9 x 75 x 7.9mm; Weight: 156g
ConnectivityDual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS
Battery3,400mAh battery with fast charging

Unboxing Video

Display

This device has a 6.41-inch with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, Super AMOLED Full HD+ display. And a19.5:9 aspect ratio that fills up the screen almost entirely.

The display is super crisp which can be attributed to the AMOLED display.

Wait, in case you forgot what the word AMOLED means, it is defined as the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode.

The notch has been a common design in the current smartphones but I am sad to report that not ALL apps adapt to it.

The UI is the same familiar setup. All app shortcut is on the home screen. It is all up to you to arrange the apps into your liking.

But I like it that the Settings, Play Store, and other important apps are on the home screen.

What I don’t like is that there is another app store, the V-Appstore, which offers apps that are mostly redundant.

Benchmarks

PCMark Work5914
AnTuTu129, 630
Geekbench1,436 (Single Core)
Geekbench5, 487 (Multi Core)
3DMark23, 544 (Ice Storm Unlimited)
3DMark1,861 (Sling Shot)
3DMark1,222 (Sling Shot Extreme)
3DMark968 (Sling Shot Extreme – Vulkan)

Camera

There is no doubt, this is Vivo’s smartphone with the best camera configuration.

All images that I took used the automatic settings only but it produced a clear, crisp and saturated image.

Here are the samples for you to judge.

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Performance

Let’s give credit to the modified Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor + Adreno 512 GPU.  Let’s also include the 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. All these gave me a smooth experience. No lags, no apps that would hang or crash. Just a smooth performance.

The in-display Fingerprint Scanner

This technology came too early.

While it does the job, it needs more polishing. It is not the best fingerprint scanner there is in the market. Something has to be done here.

So, while the in-display fingerprint scanner is a sound security feature, I have used the face unlock most of the time during this review.

The face unlock is quite fast and accurate.

Connectivity

Like any other Android smartphone, the V11 is packed with standard connectivity features that worked like a charm. WiFi connects fast, Bluetooth connects to my fitness tracker without issues.

The only thing I noticed is when I do voice calls.

I thought the audio of the speakers is low. But when I changed the angle of the phone towards my ears, the audio improved.

So the way the speakers are installed is not as ergonomically design. You need to find the best angle to fully hear the voice on the other end.

Verdict

I love to carry the Vivo V11. The design and aesthetics are so nice. While it has a large display, the curved in the edges of the phone makes it nice to hold in the hands.

Cameras are nice.

Battery life is long lasting. Plus it is also fast to charge the 3,400mAh battery.

 

  • Design10.0
  • Display9.0
  • Camera10.0
  • Performance10.0
  • Price8.0
9.4Overall Score

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