We recently unboxed the Vivo V11 which was officially launched in the Philippines on September 11, 2018. We were able to test the device’s camera capabilities as well as look at its design.
The Vivo V11 is a mid-range phone which sports an in-display fingerprint scanner. Find out more about the device in our first impressions here.
|Display||6.41″ Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 ratio, 402 PPI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Memory||6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4), depth sensor, LED flash|
|Front Camera||25 MP, f/2.0|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 75 x 7.9 mm, 156g|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
What’s inside the box?
The device came in a hard and white box with the smartphone’s name on top. The package contained the 6.41″ Vivo V11, a wall adapter, a white microUSB 2.0 cord, earphones, a transparent silicon case, some documents, and a SIM ejector pin.
The Vivo V11 sports a glass back along with an aluminum frame and curved edges. It measures 157.9 x 75 x 7.9 mm and weighs 156 g. The device was really slim even but can easily be gripped. Similar to other recently released flagships, the smartphone has the infamous notch as well as thin bezels. In terms of its notch, it stood out due to its small size. No physical or capacitive buttons can be seen at the front since the Vivo V11 made use of on-screen buttons.
Moving on to the rear part of the device, the dual rear cameras are positioned at the top-left corner with its LED flash underneath. At the center, the company’s logo can be found with the words, “Designed by Vivo” at the bottom part of the device.
The usual power button and the volume rockers can be found on the right side of the smartphone the SIM tray can be seen on the left side. The bottom houses the USB 2.0 port, speaker grille, microphone, and the 3.5mm audio jack.
Overall, the design of the Vivo V11 looks elegant and modern. Unfortunately, some users might not be in favor of the glass rear back since it can be smudged with fingerprints. Although compared with other smartphones with glass rear backs, the marks aren’t that noticeable. We recommend using the transparent plastic case that came with the device to be safe.
The Vivo V11 features a 6.41″ Super AMOLED notched display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device’s screen produced vibrant images thanks to its FuntouchOS 4.5. The color also doesn’t change when viewed from different angles. We also tried taking some shots outside and we didn’t have any issues with looking at the screen.
In regards to the notch, although it can’t be hidden in the device’s default screen, it automatically hides when watching videos on YouTube as well as playing games. In addition, you can adjust the screen size of the YouTube videos by pinching the display.
An additional option included in the smartphone’s display is the “Always-On Display” mode. Furthermore, the user may control how long the mode can last.
The Vivo V11 sports a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera along with a 25MP front snapper supported by AI. Here are some sample shots:
The Vivo V11 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 along with an Adreno 512 GPU and an octa-core processor clocked up to 2.2 GHz. It came with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is fueled by a 3400mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
We’ll dive more about its features and user experience in our full review.
The Vivo V11 is priced at PHP 19,999.