Vivo smartphones are some of the huge hits on the local market today. One of the main contributors to their success is their strong marketing efforts that showcase the brand’s name to the eyes of a lot of people.
With that said, it’s no secret that some of their releases aren’t the top-picks of enthusiasts and specs-heads, which is probably the reason why they finally came up with the new Vivo V11i.
Unlike its bigger brother, the V11i seems to offer more value for the money. Vivo took out some of the novelties that the V11 has and made a more affordable but still powerful V11i.
The Vivo V11i’s specs list is not like any other Vivo smartphone that we saw before. But to really see if this is the one to get, we’ll be comparing it with a device from a company known for their bang-for-the-buck offerings.
What I’m talking about here is Xiaomi and their new Xiaomi Mi Max 3. Much like the Vivo V11i, the Mi Max 3 also comes with interesting specs that aim to justify the handset’s price tag. The interesting fact is, Xiaomi has been releasing these kind of smartphones for a long time now.
In our Vivo V11i vs Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specifications and features comparison, we’re about to see if Vivo has what it takes to go against pioneers like Xiaomi. Does the V11i provide better value for the money? Or will the Mi Max 3 win it for Xiaomi? Let’s figure that out.
|Vivo V11i||Xiaomi Mi Max 3|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
FunTouch OS 4.5
|Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS|
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
|6.9-inch Full HD+ IPS|
2160 x 1080 pixel resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
84% NTSC color gamut
|Processor||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core||1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 509|
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel +|
AI scene detection
|Connectivity||HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
|HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
|Dimensions||155.97 x 75.63 x 8.1mm||176.15 × 87.4 × 7.99mm|
Quick Charge 3.0
Both the Vivo V11i and the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 have their own strengths and weaknesses over each other. So for us to see which one is right for you, let’s list the features that one has got better over the other. Let’s start with the Mi Max 3.
Obviously, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is meant for the power-users and entertainment junkies. That has always been the mantra of Mi Max smartphones over the years.
Mi Max 3 brags an enormous 6.9-inch Full HD+ screen, which can easily immerse you when watching movies and can provide enough room for on-screen controls when playing games. They also got the audio game locked up as it comes with a stereo speaker setup.
Speaking of games, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. It does have an identical performance to the MediaTek Helio P60 chip on the V11i, but Qualcomm’s processor is proven to deliver better power efficiency.
Due to its large chassis, Xiaomi was able to put a large 5,500mAh battery. That’s obviously bigger than the 3,315mAh battery of the Vivo V11i. The Mi Max 3 also has a more futureproof USB Type-C port, as well as an infrared blaster, and a newer Bluetooth 5.0.
While the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is made for those who don’t want any compromise in performance, the Vivo V11i is targeted to the millennials who like a sleek smartphone that’s easy to carry, can take good pictures, and can do day-to-day tasks.
With a screen of 6.3-inches, the V11i is obviously more compact and pocketable than the Mi Max 3. It also has a more appealing “Halo” notch, which adds a little spice on the device’s already attractive design.
The Vivo V11i comes with two gradient colors; the Nebula Fusion and Starry Night. Both are easily more captivating than the traditional Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue color options of the Mi Max 3.
As stated earlier, both the V11i and Mi Max 3 equally powerful processors. But V11i gets to undermine the Mi Max 3 with its 128GB of internal storage, while the latter only has 64GB.
In addition, the 25-megapixel selfie camera of the Vivo V11i is noticeably superior to the 8-megapixel sensor found on the Mi Max 3. Vivo’s camera software also comes with more features that will encourage you to take more pictures.
To finally wrap it up, if you love to watch videos, play games, and you don’t mind carrying a gigantic phone all of the time, then the Xiaomi Mi Max is the one for you. But if you want something more portable, stylish, takes good pictures, and has tons of storage space, go with the Vivo V11i.
The Mi Max 3 has a price tag of Php14,990 and is now available in Xiaomi stores both online and offline. Meanwhile, the Vivo V11i costs Php1,000 more at Php15,999, with the availability date yet to be determined.