Vivo has launched a refresh to its 5-year old model “Vivo Y11”, with notable upgrades in every aspect you could possibly think of. Dubbed the “Vivo Y11 2019“, the phone keeps up with the design trends of modern times and offers the performance of a Snapdragon chipset on a budget.
Display & Design
The Y11 2019 features a near-identical design with the Vivo Y12 (priced Rs. 21,990) which was launched a couple of months back. Both phones feature a 6.35-inch Halo LCD display with an HD+ (720 x 1544) resolution on a 6.28 x 3.02 x 0.35-inch body. There’s a significant bezel on the bottom despite a minimal one on the top. As with most of the budget-oriented phones, the new Y11 has a plastic build with a fingerprint sensor on the back. However, it is sizeably heavy thanks to its big battery and feels decently premium on the hands.
I remember the time when a phone’s color had simpler names. If it looked black, they’d be called black and the same rule went for other shades and hue. But OEMs have gotten a little more innovative now. Vivo, whose phones are known for their design and looks, has jumped in on the radical color scheme train too. The Y11 2019 comes in 2 color variants: Coral Red and Jade Green and gives off different vibrant colors when light hits it from different angles.
Additionally, there’s a small ‘V‘ shaped waterdrop notch on the front for the 8MP selfie camera with Vivo’s AI Face Beauty feature for you fashionistas out there. It also supports software-based face unlock. While the Y12 boasts a triple-rear camera, the Y11 2019 sees a downgrade and rather houses a dual-AI camera on the back with a 13MP primary lens and a 2MP depth sensor. You’ll have to get a little more creative to get those wide-angle shots with the Y11 2019.
Performance & Memory
Talking about the performance, Vivo has switched from the MediaTek Helio P22 (12nm) chipset on the Y12 to a slightly underpowered Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (12nm) on the new Y11. This is complemented by a moderate 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. On the UI side, the Y11 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.1 on top.
One area where Vivo has been very generous in the Y11 2019 is the battery. With the above industry average 5000 mAh battery alongside Vivo’s intelligent power management system, the phone should easily last you a day or two in a single charge. A budget phone with a big battery is something of a trend these days and we couldn’t be more grateful.
On a disappointing note, Vivo is still sticking with the older generation micro-USB port for charging and data transfer here, not that this is the first time the company has let us down that way. A much more expensive and celebrated Vivo V15 Pro also featured the same technology. Come on Vivo, get your head in the game and give us the USB Type-C already!
Vivo Y11 2019 Specifications
- Body: 6.28 x 3.02 x 0.35 inches; 190.5 gm
- Display: 6.35-inches “Halo” LCD display
- Resolution: HD+ (1544 x 720 pixels)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439; 12nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (Quad-core 1.95 GHz Cortex A53, Quad-core 1.45GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card)
- Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.1
- Rear Camera: Dual-camera; 13MP f/2.2 primary lens, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
- Front Camera: 8MP, f/1.8 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor: Physical (rear-mounted)
- Audio: 3.5mm audio jack
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4G), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BeiDou, Micro-USB
- Battery: 5000 mAh battery with 10W Charging
- Colors: Coral Red, Jade Green
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Vivo Y11 2019 Price & Availability in Nepal
Talking about the price, the Vivo Y11 2019 is available for purchase in Nepal for Rs. 17,990. It is available for purchase via offline retail shops all over Nepal.