“Here’s how Vivo’s latest, the V15 Pro stacks up against its predecessor, the V11 Pro”

Vivo’s smartphones from its V range are incredibly popular in India among those who prefer to buy their devices offline. Last year’s V11 Pro offered great value for money with its large full-screen display, powerful performance and impressive cameras. And it’s now time for its successor, the Vivo V15 Pro, to take that a step ahead. And with an attractive design coupled with a loaded spec sheet, the latest offering does come a notable upgrade. So if you’re wondering what this new device has in store for you, we’ve got a detailed comparison between the V15 Pro and V11 Pro to help you understand the differences.

Vivo V15 Pro vs V11 Pro price in India

With most of its V series devices, Vivo caters to the upper mid-range between Rs 20,000 and 30,000. And the brand’s newest smartphone is no different. The Vivo V15 Pro price in India is set at Rs 28,990, and the device will go on sale starting March 6th both online and offline. In comparison, the V11 Pro India price at the time of its launch was Rs 25,990, though the handset is now available with a price tag of Rs 23,990.

Vivo 15 Pro vs V11 Pro specifications

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To talk about the features and specifications, the Vivo V15 Pro has gone for a pop-up front camera with an aim of providing a completely full-screen fascia. So thin are the bezels around its front panel that they are barely visible. The credit for this should also go to the phone’s adoption of an AMOLED panel, which eliminates the need for a longer chin. That said, the pop-up camera mechanism is pretty much the same as that of the Vivo NEX (review). The camera jumps out whenever it’s summoned, and even allows you to unlock the phone using your face. As for the Vivo V11 Pro, it features a waterdrop notch, and also has a noticeable chin at the bottom.

Furthermore, V15 Pro comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, just like the V11 Pro. That means their rear surfaces are only meant to house cameras. As leaks had suggested, the former has gone for a triple-camera setup, which we’ll talk about in detail later. The latter, on the other hand, has a dual-camera system on its back. Both the phones have gradient designs on their rear surfaces, which are of course made of glass. 3.5mm sockets are present on both of them, but only the 2019 handset offers a USB Type-C port, with its predecessor having a micro-USB one.

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A 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels can be found on the new smartphone, whereas the V11 Pro adopts a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED panel with the same resolution.

Both these Vivo phones offer Qualcomm chips with ample RAM to support their operations. The new V15 Pro has gone for the 11nm Snapdragon 675 model, which comes with a 2GHz octa-core processor and an Adreno 612 GPU. The chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. As for last year’s model, it ships with the relatively older 14nm Snapdragon 660 SoC bearing a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU. This handset also comes with 6GB of RAM, but storage is limited to 64GB. Both phones, however, offer microSD card slots, letting you extend the storage further.

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FunTouch OS is the software of choice for these Vivo handsets, but their Android versions are different. The V15 Pro has its software based on Android 9.0 Pie, whereas the V11 Pro’s is still based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Lots of stuff that is on offer through the software will be familiar to those who have used Chinese ROMs before. This includes AI-powered camera features, memory management apps, split-screen support and much more.

Vivo V11 Pro_1The Vivo V15 Pro is looking to absolutely kill it in the camera department. Not only does it offer a triple-lens camera system, but one of those cameras bears a powerful 48MP sensor. It’s accompanied by an 8MP and a 5MP camera. This allows the phone to capture wide-angle as well as portrait shots, respectively. The pop-up front camera of the phone is 32MP in resolution. In contrast, the V11 Pro features a dual-camera array. While its main sensor ships with 12MP resolution, the secondary one is 5MP. A portrait mode is one of its highlights. The front camera on this device is a 25MP unit.

A 3,700mAh battery has gone inside the V15 Pro, while the V11 Pro houses a slightly smaller 3,400mAh cell. Both these handsets support Dual-Engine fast charging.

Closing thoughts

Vivo V15 Pro 09The Vivo V15 Pro is definitely a great update to the V11 Pro. It impresses most with its true full-screen front surface and its versatile triple-camera setup. Moreover, it’s also powerful to play games and run heavy apps.