Vivo has launched a new smartphone in China today, known as the Vivo Z3i. This is a mid-range smartphone, which is currently exclusive to China. The phone comes with a premium looking design, and decent hardware. It is the successor to the Vivo Z1i, which was announced a few years, and was also China specific.
We had already seen an unboxing video of the phone, which leaked earlier this month. Turns out, the Vivo Z3i is pretty much a rebranded Vivo V11i. The Chinese smartphone maker had launched the Vivo V11 in India, and V11i in other regions such as Malaysia and Thailand. Basically, all of these phones have similar internal integrations and designs.
Vivo Z3i Price and Specifications
The Vivo Z3i is a mid-range smartphone, as stated earlier, and is mainly targeted at the youth of China. It is priced at 2,398 Yuan, which is about Rs. 25,000. The design is similar to the Vivo V11i or Vivo 11 that has been available in several parts of the world. The rear is a glass panel, with a vertically placed camera setup in the corner, and a centrally-located fingerprint sensor.
You get a large 6.3-inch LCD display up front, with a waterdrop notch. The display has a Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the MediaTek P60 octa-core processor, which is coupled with 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. The phone comes only in this variant.
The camera setup is slightly different than the Vivo V11i. You still get a dual-rear camera setup, but it has a 16MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 24MP selfie camera. The phone is backed by a 3315mAh battery, which supports fast charging. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, with FunTouch OS 4.5 UI on top. The phone has a microSD card slot, Dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 4.2, and is available in two color options: Millennium Pink and Aurora Blue.
Vivo Z3i is Rebranded Vivo V11i
Like we said earlier, the new China-only Vivo Z3i is pretty much the same as the Vivo 11i which has been launched in other regions. There are only a few things that are different between the two, and you cannot tell the difference from the outside, apart from the color options.
While the Vivo V11i gets a 16MP+5MP camera setup at the back, the Vivo Z3i has a 16MP+2MP combo. On the front too, the former gets a 25MP camera, compared to the 24MP unit on the Z3i. That’s about all the differences in hardware between the two phones. There is also a Vivo Y97 available in China, which is also similar to the Vivo Z3i, but lacks a fingerprint sensor, and has lower resolution cameras all around.