Vivo V11 Pro Performance and Gaming Review: Doesn’t Disappoint

Vivo recently launched the Vivo V11 Pro (Rs. 25,990) in India, a mid-range device that brings innovative new features like an in-display fingerprint scanner and an almost bezel-less display to this price range. The device packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 6GB RAM and it performs exactly as you’d expect any mid-ranger with these specifications to perform. If you’re in the market for the mid-range device and have been wondering about the Vivo V11 Pro’s performance then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put the Vivo V11 Pro to the test, so that you can be sure if you should spend your hard earned cash on the device or perhaps look at other more suitable options. Let’s jump right into the Vivo V11 Pro performance and gaming review and find out:

Vivo V11 Pro Performance and Gaming Review

As you’d probably already know, we at Beebom don’t give much importance to synthetic benchmark scores and value the device’s real-world performance more than any number generated by an app. However, we’re also aware that benchmarks scores hold much importance to some of you and we’d have to agree that they do provide a rough idea of the device’s real-world performance. Which is why, before testing the Vivo V11 Pro, we ran the usual set of benchmarking apps on the device in order to get a preliminary reading on the performance.

Vivo V11 Pro Benchmarks

As is more or less customary, we installed AnTuTu, Geekbench 4 and 3DMark on the Vivo V11 Pro as soon as we pulled it out of the box to check its benchmark scores and get a fair reading of how the device performs at its best. The scores delivered by the Vivo V11 Pro are pretty much in line with what you’d expect from a device powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor and 6GB of RAM. Starting off with AnTuTu, the Vivo V11 Pro managed to score 128304 which is just a tad bit less than the 129863 secured by the Xiaomi Mi A2, which also features a Snapdragon 660 SoC.

Vivo V11 Pro

Up next, in Geekbench 4, the Vivo V11 Pro managed a single-core score of 1444 and a multi-core score of 5485. While the single-core score is slightly less than the score secured by the Mi A2, Vivo V11 Pro’s multi-core score is significantly better.

Vivo V11 Pro

Finally, the Vivo V11 Pro managed to secure 1211 in 3DMark’s Sling Shot Extreme – OpenGL test and 962 in Sling Shot Extreme – Vulkan, both of which are slightly less than the scores posted by the Mi A2. However, if you’re thinking that the benchmark scores mean that the Vivo V11 Pro won’t even match up to the performance of the Mi A2, which didn’t perform quite that well to begin with, then you’d be surprised to know that that isn’t the case.

Vivo V11 Pro Gaming Performance

While synthetic benchmark scores might lead you to believe that the Vivo V11 Pro isn’t a great performer, in real world use the device performs significantly better than the Mi A2, which was an unoptimized mess. In order to test the device’s real world performance, we played quite a few games on it, including PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, Tekken and Breakneck.

The Vivo V11 Pro managed to do quite well in our testing, as I experienced no lags, stutters or freezing when the device was burdened with intensive games, something that I can’t say about the Mi A2. I player a couple of games of PUBG Mobile on the device and it performed reasonably well at medium settings, with no signs of any stutters of frame drops. Thanks to the 6GB RAM, multitasking performance was also pretty great with the device managing to keep several demanding apps and games open in the background at the same time.

Vivo V11 Pro

Asphalt 9: Legends also worked pretty well on the device with no stuttering or frame drops. Even after playing a number of races back to back and throwing in a couple of games of PUBG into the mix, the device faced no issues and easily managed to keep both games open in the background.

Lighter titles like Tekken and Breakneck ran perfectly well on the device, with no issues to speak of. Taking into consideration the fact that the Vivo V11 Pro features a heavily customized Android skin, unlike the Mi A2 which features stock Android, I was quite impressed with the device’s performance, although it does not match the Poco F1, which is in the same price range.

SEE ALSO: Vivo V11 Pro With Waterdrop Notch, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Launched in India

Vivo V11 Pro Performance and Gaming Review: Works Exactly How You’d Expect

Priced at Rs. 25,990, the Vivo V11 Pro doesn’t offer the absolute best performance you can get in a smartphone right now. That title’s securely held by the Poco F1 (starts at Rs. 20,999). But that doesn’t mean that the Vivo V11 Pro is a bad performer and it brings something else to the table. It fared quite well in our testing and it’s safe to say that the device’s performance does justice to the included hardware, unlike the Mi A2. So, if you’re in the market for a mid-ranger that offers some unique and innovative features that you wouldn’t even find in most flagship devices these days, along with some pretty decent performance, then you should definitely go for the Vivo V11 Pro. However, if you’re looking for the absolute best performer and don’t mind skipping the innovative features and the beautiful Super AMOLED display, then you can consider the Poco F1.

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