I’m sure we all have been seeing the latest Oppo F11 Pro Review on our TV screen while watching our favourite TV shows. If that’s the case, then here is all you need to know about The new Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo looks to carry the momentum they built in 2018 into 2019. Oppo made waves last year with phones such as the Find X and R17 Pro, and the F11 Pro looks to be its next attention-grabber. The Oppo F11 Pro is equipped with a 48-megapixel camera, a large 4,000 mAh battery, a pop-up selfie camera, and a near bezel-less screen with no notch.
The phone sounds impressive on the hardware front, but how does it function in the day-to-day?
OPPO F11 SPECS
- Body: Glass front, refined plastic back and sides, 190g
- Screen: 6.53″ LTPS TFT 1,080 x 2,340 px resolution; 397 ppi.
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70 (12nm) chipset: octa-core CPU (2×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53); Mali-G72 MP3 @900MHz GPU.
- Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB built-in storage, microSD slot support.
- OS: Color OS 6.0 on Android 9.0 Pie.
- Rear camera: 48MP f/1.8, 0.8µm, 1/2″, PDAF support, Quad-Bayer filter + 5MP depth sensor, LED flash; 1080p@30fps with EIS.
- Front camera: Pop-up 16MP f/2.0, HDR, 1080p video
- Battery: 4,000mAh, VOOC 3.0 20W (5V/4A).
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE Cat.7 download/ Cat.13 upload, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS; Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, LE, EDR, FM radio; microUSB 2.0.
- Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader, motorized pop-up selfie camera.
DESIGN & HARDWARE
The gradient paint job has made its way to the mid-range and even budget smartphones, so it’s all but a surprise to see it on the Oppo F11 Pro. Oppo has an excellent track record for making stunning gradients of all kinds since the F7 and R15 models. The F11 Pro has either triple-color or dual-color gradient depending on which model you opt for – Thunder Black of Aurora Green.
The Oppo F11 Pro’s key feature is that large 6.53″ display free of any cutouts and with the bare minimum of bezels. While the regular F11 has a waterdrop-like notch, the Pro model is all about the full-screen experience, and that’s why Oppo has moved the selfie camera onto a motorized pop-up.
A pop-up selfie camera is an already familiar concept as seen in the portfolio of another of BBK’s companies – Vivo to be specific. And it just makes sense to see this contraption spread among other BBK-owned companies, too.
The screen is not truly bezel-less, none on the market is. This allows the makers to fit the earpiece on the top bezel, no matter how thin it is. And the one on the F11 Pro is super thin and long. Oppo says there are two receivers in there for clearer and sharper sound. Just don’t mistake the earpiece for a speaker. The Oppo F11 Pro has just one loudspeaker, however, and it’s at the bottom.
The Oppo F11 Pro is equipped with the Helio P70 processor, MediaTek‘s latest mid-range chipset and 6GB of RAM. It’s not the most powerful set of internals, but the Helio P70 is a more than adequate chipset and offers a 13% performance boost over the previous generation P60. In everyday use, our Oppo F11 Pro review unit has offered a fluid experience. Apps are quick to load, navigating through the interface is smooth and responsive, and multitasking between apps poses no issues. Gaming on the F11 Pro is also a great experience. Graphically demanding games run very smoothly with no signs of stuttering or lag.
Oppo has developed its own performance acceleration engine called Hyper Boost for more responsive performance in daily operation and in gaming. It can intelligently allocate system resources for an improved gaming experience.
CAMERA & BATTERY
The cameras on the Oppo F11 Pro are probably the most eye-catching pieces of hardware because of the pop-up mechanism and the sheer number of megapixels. The front-facing camera is 16MP with f/2.0 aperture and the primary rear camera is a 48MP shooter that’s paired with a 5MP depth sensor. Both front and rear cameras support portrait mode. The rear camera also has an Ultra Night Mode for improved low light performance and AI scene recognition.
The Oppo F11 Pro is powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery. It offers Oppo’s custom solution called VOOC Flash Charging and requires using the bundled 20W charger and a proprietary micro-USB cable, which can be limiting. The 20W adapter can bring the Oppo F11 Pro battery from 0% to about 40% in around 30 minutes, which is quite rapid. It takes about 85mins for a full charge.
The Oppo F11 Pro ships with Android 9.0 Pie and ColorOS 6 software. Having the latest version of Android out of the box is always great, and aesthetically ColorOS is not very offensive. Oppo makes good use of colours without being overly bright or cartoony and the app icons blend in well with regular everyday Android apps. I also like that the shortcuts and the brightness slider in the notification shade are nice and large, which makes them easy to press.
The F11 Pro is an excellent option in regions where it’s available. It’s not the most powerful smartphone in terms of raw specifications, but it offers some head-turning hardware with its pop-up camera, edge-to-edge display, and beautiful gradient colours. The ColorOS software is also very intuitive and the phone’s long-lasting battery will satisfy even the heaviest of users.
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