Review Oppo F11 Pro 6/128 GB

Review Oppo F11 Pro 6/128 GB

SPECIFICATION

NETWORK
Technology : GSM / HSPA / LTE


BODY
Dimensions : 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm (6.35 x 3.00 x 0.35 in)
Weight : 190 g (6.70 oz)
Build : Front glass, plastic body
SIM : Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY
Type : LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size : 6.53 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution : 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~397 ppi density)

PLATFORM
OS : Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
Chipset : Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
CPU : Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU : Mali-G72 MP3

MEMORY
Card Slot : MicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal : 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA
Dual : 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, 5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features : LED flash, HDR, panorama

SELFIE CAMERA
Single : Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1", 1.0µm
Features : HDR

SOUND
Loudspeaker : Yes
3.5mm jack : Yes, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS
WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth : 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio : FM radio
USB : microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES
Sensors : Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

BATTERY
Type : Non removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging : Fast battery charging 20W (VOOC 3.0)

Review Oppo F11 Pro 6/128 GB

REVIEW

Design

Feel so sturdy and well built, the overall chassis looks so rigid that it is hard to distinguish it from the most premium flagship phones. Uses an aluminum mid-frame while the back panel is plastic that has been textured to give it the effect of a beautiful rich gradient finish.

The design takes precedent not only on the back but also at the front, the Oppo F11 Pro has a stunning all screen, immersive design that does not have a notch or hole punch cut out at the front. The Oppo F11 Pro's pop up camera liberates space at the top of the display for a sleek, modern look. Anyway, sadly, it has slightly on the heavy side.

Display

Very good 6.5 inch LCD screen with full HD resolution, it is crisp and has good viewing angles. You also get the option to tweak the colour output of the display as per your liking.

Software

ColorOS 6 is certainly better than before, and Oppo has taken an approach that is like what Samsung did with its One UI recently. The whole user interface has been tweaked to resonate with Google’s Material Design with large white surfaces around every nook and corner. Other useful features include a gesture based UI, a new app drawer, and a specialized Game Space mode. But, Overall though, it's still not quite as clean as a stock Android UI, or quite as refined as the MIUI.

Performance

Good overall performance with a solid Helio P70 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 660/675), everything runs smoothly including complex graphics games like PUBG.

Camera

Good set of dual rear cameras at the back. There is a 48 megapixel main camera paired with a 5 megapixel depth sensor. In daylight, Oppo F11 Pro takes images that are quite natural with even dynamic range and saturated colors.

In the night, where you use Night Mode, the result is extremely bright (though not very accurate). The portrait mode puts the secondary sensor to use to distinguish between subjects and backgrounds, and adds a good bokeh effect.

Video recording is good too, and image stabilisation is available which helps deliver video without a lot of shakiness. Of course, the hero here is the unique pop up selfie camera experience. The image quality from the front camera is good too, and it includes a powerful beauty mode.

But, of course, adding a mechanical component adds the risk of early product failure - it is a moving mechanism and could get damaged by drops or by dust and grime getting into it (although Oppo does claim it's been tested well to avoid such long term issues), also unfortunately, it has no 4K video recording support.

Connectivity

Sadly, it uses the old Micro-USB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard.

Battery

Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery. It will give you up to 1.5 days of use. Oppo F11 Pro also supports VOOC fast charging standard, which is quite good, you will go from 0 to 46 percent in 30 minutes.

Conclusion

Oppo F11 Pro is a a great, premium looking, all round device if you seek differentiation, this is a phone that should be seen for its beautiful design and engineering and not specifications.

Well, Having said that, there is a lot of great competition around. The Redmi Note 7, offers a faster processor at a much lower price, the Poco F1 and the Zenfone 5Z offer a much faster processor and more bang for the buck at a similar price. Also, the Oppo F11 Pro also faces competition from a pretty similar pop up selfie camera device, the V15 Pro, which is a bit more expensive but provides a more versatile camera experience, and a slightly better processor.

Overall, the F11 Pro makes sense if you are looking for the novelty of a pop up selfie camera or a 'true' full screen design, and prioritise looks over other factors. If not, then you have better choices around. 

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