Our Opinion

The Vivo V11 Pro is a significantly better phone, but the Oppo F9 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend!

Oppo F9  Vivo V11 Pro 
Oppo F9 Vivo V11 Pro
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Excellence Score
57.1
64.3
Value for Money Score
88.5
83.3
Price ₹ 16,141 onwards ₹ 23,175 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 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 6.3 inches 6.41 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display Super AMOLED, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #15 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 512
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16MP + 2MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.85 Aperture, PDAF, HDR, Panorama 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 16.0MP 25.0MP
Secondary Camera Features AI Camera, HDR, Bokeh Selfie 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 GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.99 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 169 gm 156 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3500 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Jovi Assistant; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely stunning design - this one is sure to get you those 'oohs' and 'aaahs' when you whip it out in public - 2 unique innovations stand out - one is the unusual "water-drop notch" that reduces the notch to about as small as you could go without shifting to a 'pop-out camera' phone like the Find X - and second is the blue-black shimmering rear with its diamond pattern, that is just breathtaking to look at from any angle - it's not possible to stress this enough, the Oppo F9 looks gorgeous
  • The water drop notch also ensures a commendable screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent (the iPhone X's ratio stands at a paltry 82 percent)
  • The phone’s face unlock and fingerprint mechanism are lightning fast, and at par with the OnePlus 6
  • The display by itself is great too - it's a bright screen with great, punchy colours - arguably the best display in this price bracket
  • Gorilla Glass 6 protection - one of the first phones in India to have it
  • Very good dual camera setup on the rear - takes colorful and bright photos, good portraits, and does reasonably well in low light too - overall, it's on par with the excellent Poco F1 and only a shade behind the OnePlus 6
  • Good front camera too - takes good AI powered selfies
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life, with a 3500mAh battery - will comfortably last the day - and does not tend to heat up during processor-heavy tasks
  • Overall, if you want a phone that's the ultimate looker, you won't go wrong with the Oppo F9, and you will get a pretty good camera to go along with it - having said that, if you prioritise performance over looks, there is no competing with the Poco F1 here, it's just in a different league - finally, if you want the most simple, clean software experience of all, with an equally good camera, then the Nokia 7 Plus is worth looking at
  • 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
  • Very 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]
  • ColorOS is decent as an Android UI, has a lot of features, and is quite 'colorful', but it will certainly come with it's share of bloat - such as duplicate Music, Gallery and Phone Manager apps, an unnecessary smart assistant, and an annoying 2-step process to dismiss notifications
  • While the performance is pretty good in almost all use cases with a solid mid-range Helio P60 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 652), the performance expectations in this price bracket are now completely shifted since the launch of the powerhouse Poco F1 - if you are not much into heavy gaming, the Oppo F9 will more than suffice - but if you want truly breathtaking performance, there is no match for the Poco F1 in the mid-range
  • While the cameras are good with still photography, video recording capabilities on the phone are average at best - there is no OIS or EIS so the videos are quite shaky - also, 1080p and 720p are the only modes in which you can shoot videos
  • The single speaker on the phone’s bottom, though loud, sounds hollow and crackles
  • No fast charging support
  • Uses the old microUSB standard, instead of the modern USB-C
  • 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
  1. If you prioritise good looks over everything else, the Oppo F9 does have that going for it....on the other hand, some of the competitors offer better value for money
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  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. A great option for anyone wanting a good-looking daily driver...you can't go wrong with the Vivo V11 Pro
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Mid-ranger with flagship features
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Bites off more than it can chew
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Top-notch camera phone with exceptional design and security features
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good mix of features and performance at a competitive price
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Love taking selfies and want big, bold bezel-less AMOLED display? Then the Vivo V11 Pro is for you
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Innovative features at an affordable price
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Looks like a phone from 2019
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  16. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
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