The year 2018 will always be remembered for the introduction of several innovative camera designs and features by Chinese manufacturers. 2019, on the other hand, is most likely to go down as the year these new design elements started to go mainstream. To cite an example, it was Vivo who first introduced the in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X21 last year. This technology has now become fairly common and has even made it to mid-range devices. Vivo also pioneered the concept of a rising pop-up camera which first arrived on the Vivo NEX. To its credit, OPPO also came up with the amazing OPPO Find X which had a beautiful slider camera mechanism. The pop-up camera design meanwhile has now trickled down to cheaper handsets like the Vivo V15 Pro and the recently launched OPPO F11 Pro. In fact, in today’s article, we are taking a closer look at both these handsets to see how different these are from each other.
OPPO F11 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: Price in India
We start things off by talking about the price tag. Both these handsets are midrange devices that are priced under INR 30,000. They are also sold in single storage and RAM variants in India. As of this article being written, the prices of these handsets are as follows
- OPPO F11 Pro: 6GB RAM +64GB: INR 24,990
- Vivo V15 Pro: 6GB RAM + 128GB: INR 28,990
OPPO F11 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro: Specifications, features compared
Both the OPPO F11 Pro vs. Vivo V15 Pro are mid-range handsets that come with competitive specifications and above average camera hardware. The common feature on both these handsets is the pop-up front facing camera. While they do look similar, the front-facing camera on the V15 Pro is capable of capturing 32-megapixel images as opposed to the 16-megapixel camera on the F11 Pro. Since we are talking about the camera already, let’s also talk about the rear camera setup on both the phones. The F11 Pro gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48-megapixel primary shooter mated to a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The Vivo V15 Pro, on the other hand, features a triple camera setup consisting of a primary 48-megapixel sensor mated to an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
The F11 Pro uses the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC which happens to be a 12 nm chipset that integrates eight cores – four Cortex-A53 little cores operating at up to 2 GHz and four Cortex-A73 cores operating at up to 2.1 GHz. The chipset also uses the Mali-G72. The phone is offered in a single 6GB RAM + 64GB version in India. The Vivo V15 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC which is positioned above the SD 660 SoC. The phone is offered in a single 6GB RAM + 128GB version in India.
Thanks to the presence of a pop up front facing camera, both the handsets come with notch-less panels. The F11 Pro’s panel is slightly larger of the two measuring 6.53-inches across compared to the 6.3-inch panel of the V15 Pro. The display technology is also different with the Vivo using an AMOLED panel while the F11 Pro sticking to an IPS LCD panel.
Both the handsets run Android 9 Pie underneath their respective custom Android skins. The F11 Pro runs OPPO’s own Color OS 6 UI while the V15 Pro uses their Funtouch UI. Both the OPPO F11 and the F11 Pro feature large batteries. The F11 Pro being slightly larger, however, gets a slightly bigger 4000 mAh battery as opposed to the 3700 mAh unit on the V15 Pro. Both the phones still use a microUSB port for connectivity. We would have preferred USB Type-C connectivity here.