Our Opinion

The Vivo V11 Pro is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Vivo V11 Pro!

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Excellence Score
63.2
68.1
Value for Money Score
61.4
84.0
Price ₹ 34,490 onwards ₹ 24,749 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.28 inches 6.41 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2220 pixels (~ 393 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity Display Super AMOLED, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #13 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #13 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 512
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 24MP), 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 24MP: F/1.7 Aperture, PDAF, Panorama, HDR Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Dual Pixel, Ultra HD mode, Professional mode, Slow-mo, Time-lapse Photography, Live photo, Bokeh mode, HDR, AI Face Beauty, Panorama, AR Stickers, AI Face Shaping, Time watermark, AI Scene recognition
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 25.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Portrait Mode
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.55 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 188 gm 156 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh 3400 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face unlock; Samsung Pay; Bixby; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; ANT+ support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Jovi Assistant; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Super stylish design - the gradient color on the back adds the touch of flair, and plays with light in interesting ways - and then there is the 'tear-drop' notch - there are no two ways about it, the Vivo V11 is a striking-looking device
  • Being polycarbonate (as opposed to the more common metal/glass designs of today), the phone is pretty light too, and likely more durable over the long term
  • Another key USP of the phone is the in-display fingerprint scanner - it works just fine - although, like other such scanners - it's not quite as fast a physical scanner - but even to include such cutting edge tech on a phone at this price is quite an achievement for Vivo
  • Vivo has improved its infrared face unlocking too, using 1024 facial feature points to unlock your device, even in the dark
  • Great, tall AMOLED screen, with the tiny teardrop notch - manages to achieve a fantastic 91.3 percent ratio of screen/body - that ensures that even at 6.41 inches of display, the V11 never feels like a large phone - also colors are rich, the contrast is great, the blacks are suitably deep, and the V11 gets plenty bright enough outdoors - there is also an always-on display option in the lock screen settings that you can use
  • Vivo’s FunTouch OS UI is pretty decent, looks a lot like iOS and delivers a lot of additional functionality - including gesture navigation, app privacy, duplicate apps, gesture shortcuts, and custom shortcut for long-pressing the volume down button
  • Solid all-round performance backed by the efficient Snapdragon 660 and 6GB of RAM - it's butter smooth throughout
  • Good set of rear dual cameras, especially in daylight (although low light performance is also pretty decent) - the AI chops help, bokeh shots come out good, and overall picture quality is pleasing - all in all, the V11 camera performs admirably for a mid-tier device
  • The selfie camera is good too
  • The single bottom-firing speaker next to the micro-USB port is loud and sounds pretty decent, with generally crisp, clear highs and decent mids
  • Very good battery - the 3400mAh battery on the Vivo V11 lasts at least a day, with heavy use, and a day and a half with more moderate use
  • Quick charging support - Vivo’s Dual Engine Fast Charging tech fills the V11 up in less than an hour and a half
  • On the whole, in the fiercely competitive mid-range market the V11 manages to have a bunch of stand-out features, and is a pretty strong choice - there's not another phone out there for that price to offer under-display fingerprint scanner and a characteristic waterdrop notch - add those gradient paintjobs in the mix and it makes for a very good all-round phone - the phone will compete with the Oppo F9 Pro (it swaps the OLED for an LCD panel, and doesn't have a in-display scanner, but keeps the waterdrop notch, and is cheaper) - of course, there is also the Poco F1 to consider, and if you value sublime performance over stylish looks, then it's a no brainer - but overall, the V11 Pro is still a very good phone on it's own and one with some surprisingly legitimate A.I. smarts
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • The V11’s shiny polycarbonate back panel collects fingerprints very quickly
  • Video recording is decent but could have been better with image stabilization
  • Micro-USB charging (instead of USB-C) is a bit of an odd thing for a phone that is otherwise on on the cutting edge of tech
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. In the fiercely competitive mid-range market, the V11 manages to stand out
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A solid all-rounder at this price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. This is a very good — but not quite great — phone with some surprisingly legitimate A.I. smarts
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Mid-ranger with flagship features
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Bites off more than it can chew
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Innovative features at an affordable price
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Looks like a phone from 2019
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
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