Vivo has gone beyond what’s expected of them lately. Early this year, it introduced the under-display fingerprint sensor on a smartphone, which has now found its way to a more affordable midrange V series phone, the Vivo V11, also known as the V11 Pro in India. In the Philippines, the P19,999 (roughly $371) device is already up for preorder until September 20.
What if the V11 is not quite within your budget? Fortunately, there’s a cheaper variant of the handset. The Vivo V11i, which will be available for purchase on September 21, is priced at just P15,999 ($297).
The V11i lacks the in-screen fingerprint scanner featured on its more expensive sibling; instead, it’s mounted on the back. But the smartphone looks similar to the V11 and offers the same stunning color choices: Starry Night, where black is paired with a blue-purple glittery gradient, and Nebula, where you can see a smooth transition from blue to purple at the base.
Of course, the specifications are watered down. The Vivo V11i’s Halo FullView Display (which is like the OPPO F9‘s) is a bit smaller at 6.3 inches and is of the IPS-LCD, not the steeper OLED, variety. The battery has a lower capacity at 3,315mAh, too. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native memory instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip mated to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Still a bang-for-the-buck proposition, we think. We did place a comparison chart below to make it easier for you to picture the differences between the Vivo V11i and V11. If you are planning to buy one of them, which are you getting? Let us know.
Vivo V11i vs Vivo V11: Specs and price comparison
Main image via Enza Saylo Locsin
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