Design of Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo has launched some better designed smartphones in the market and now the company is using gradient finish in most of its models. Oppo F11 Pro It has been launched in Aurora Green and Thunder Black color and we have its Thunder Black variant available. The back panel of the phone is of dark blue color from one side and purple color on the other side and black color has been used between them. This reminds us of the Oppo Find X which used a similar gradient finish. The front of the device only has a display with thin borders on the top and sides, while the bottom part is a bit thicker.
Talking about the display of Oppo F11 Pro, it has a 6.53-inch full-HD + LCD display. It is equipped with 90.90 percent screen to body ratio. The notch has not been found on the front panel of the phone and the motorized pop-up selfie camera has been given at the top of the device. This module will also help you with face recognition. It is a motorized module so we are not sure how reliable it is in the long term. If the device falls, its mechanism can also be damaged. The smartphone also has a secondary microphone and an ambient light sensor at the top.
The earpiece has got a place just above the display, which is located between the frame and the display. On the left side of the earpiece is the proximity sensor which is neatly hidden. Screen protector is already installed on the display. In the retail box, you will also get a protective case that works well with the pop-up selfie camera. There is a micro-USB port at the bottom of the phone which might disappoint you a bit because Nokia 5.1 Plus ,review) And Samsung Galaxy M20 ,review) like budget smartphones come with USB Type-C port.
Along with the Micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, microphone hole and loudspeaker grill have got place. The frame of the Oppo F11 Pro appears to be made of plastic but it is not lightweight at all. The power button is located on the right side of the phone while the volume button is located on the left side of the phone. They are located in a suitable place, due to which they can be used easily. The hybrid dual-SIM tray is placed just above the power button. Two rear cameras have been given in the back of the phone. The capacitive fingerprint sensor is placed just below the rear camera.
The edges of the Oppo F11 Pro are curved, due to which they can be held comfortably in the hand. Its weight is 191 grams i.e. this phone is slightly heavier than average. In the retail box, you will get a 20W VOOC fast charger with earphones, with the help of which you will be able to charge the 4,000 mAh battery quickly.
Oppo F11 Pro Specification, Software and Features
Oppo F11 Pro is a slightly different phone compared to other smartphones that fall in the Rs 25,000 segment. This is because it comes with a pop-up selfie camera in this price segment. The hardware of the phone is good but not amazing. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor with four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The smartphone will come with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
It is worth noting that along with Oppo F11 Pro, the company also launched Oppo F11 smartphone which comes with 128 GB storage. If you want, you can also increase the storage with the help of microSD card instead of second SIM. This handset of Oppo has a 6.53-inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) LCD display. The screen is crisp and its viewing angle is also very good. You can also change the color output of the display to your liking. Connectivity features of Oppo F11 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A-GPS.
Oppo F11 Pro smartphone runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. This is a significant change that you will see on this phone as some models come with the older ColorOS version based on Android Oreo. The new UI is quite simple i.e. it does not contain bloatware. Pull down on the notification shade and you’ll see large side toggle buttons that are easy to identify. The screen brightness slider is present at the bottom, which means that if the phone is used with one hand, then it can be used easily. After clicking on the volume button, you will see a large slider on the screen.
Oppo has also made some changes in the UI navigation. You can choose from a three-button navigation layout or a two-button navigation system that google pixel 3 The stock in the (Google Pixel 3) series is similar to Android 9. In the Oppo F11 Pro smartphone, you will get Oppo’s App Store, Theme Store, Music Party and Oroming along with pre-installed apps like Facebook, UC Browser, PayTM, Wink Music, Dailyhunt, Webnovel, Newspoint, Amazon Shopping and ShareChat. Apart from this, there is also Hot Apps and Hot Games app which at first glance look like these folders but in fact they are part of Oppo App Store only. Google apps will also be available pre-installed. The device has a lot of bloatware but most of it can be uninstalled.
Like the old Oppo smartphone, you will also get Smart Driving Mode in this which automatically turns on once the car is connected to Bluetooth. Riding Mode is a new feature that has been added, it mutes everything except incoming calls. Gestures are also available in the phone, you can also open the app by drawing letters on the screen. Oppo has introduced separate power saving modes in the Settings app, which prevent apps from running unnecessarily in the background.
There’s also a Super High Power Efficiency Mode that closes some background apps, disables automatic data sync, turns off vibration, and dims the screen brightness. Sleeping mode protects the phone’s battery from dropping when the phone is not in use.
The game space has got a new look, it is a place where you will see all the games installed on the smartphone. This app optimizes your game performance by clearing RAM. If you want, you can also block banner notifications and calls while gaming. It has three modes – High Performance, Balanced and Low Power Consumption. Let us know that Oppo Game Engine is compatible with PUBG Mobile. If you want, you can also run two WhatsApp and Facebook in the device simultaneously. For the information of you people, let us tell you that our review unit February 2019 security patch is also running.
Oppo F11 Pro performance, battery life and camera
We have tested the Helio P70 processor in Reality U1 and Reality 3 (Review). But the price of Oppo F11 Pro is higher than both these models and when it comes to performance, there is not a big difference between them. The phone does not slow down at all during multitasking. The 6 GB RAM given in the phone proves to be helpful while switching to multiple apps. The camera module pops up every time you unlock the phone with the help of face recognition. In our experience, the selfie camera slides out in less than a second after scanning the face and slides back.
There are two options for Face Unlock, first when you click on the power button and second when you swipe-up the lock screen. Apart from this, the phone increases the screen brightness in the dark so that it recognizes the face easily. The fingerprint sensor of Oppo F11 Pro is very fast and it unlocks the phone fast.
To measure the performance, we played PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends. The setting for PUBG Mobile is set to Media by default. Graphics is set to Balanced and Frame rate media. After setting the phone to this setting, you can play the game smoothly without any problem. We played Asphalt 9 on the default setting but we found that the phone slowed down a bit in the middle. The sound from the loudspeaker is also very loud, you will be able to enjoy gaming and video.
A 4,000 mAh battery has been given to bring life to the phone. The phone provided 20 hours of backup in our HD video loop test, which is pretty impressive. Talking about the usage of the phone, our WhatsApp account was active all the time, after playing PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 Legends for half an hour, after running some benchmarks, after navigating for two hours with the help of Google Maps and some pictures Even after clicking, the phone had 46 percent battery left till the end of the day. Let us tell you that we used the phone after turning off all power-saving modes. You can get better battery life by enabling them. After playing two quick matches of about 11 minutes in PUBG Mobile, we found that the battery was reduced by only 3 percent.
The retail box comes with a 20W VOOC charger that can rapidly charge the 4,000mAh battery. In the video loop test, after the phone’s battery was completely exhausted, we put the phone on charge. The battery of F11 Pro was charged up to 46 percent in 30 minutes and the phone was fully charged in about 1 hour 45 minutes. We noticed that after 80 percent charge, the charging speed slowed down.
Recall that the 48-megapixel primary camera of Oppo F11 Pro was heavily advertised. Its aperture is F / 1.79, with this a secondary sensor of 5 megapixels will work. Oppo’s camera software is quite simple and the mode selector is located at the bottom of the screen and the quick toggles are given above. While Photo, Video and Portrait modes are easily accessible, you will find Pano, Expert, Time Lapse, Slo-mo and Nightscape modes in the sub-menu. Let us know that the new Chroma Boost feature comes with a quick toggle.
AI Scene Recognition will be switched on by default in the Camera app. Beautification feature is also available in the phone and you can change the beautification level as per your wish or you can also turn it off. It has a primary rear camera of 48 megapixels but it captures shots at 12 megapixels by default. If you switch to full resolution, you will miss out on features like Chroma Boost, HDR, Filters, Beautification, AI Scene Recognition, Continuous Shooting and Zooming.
The phone quickly locks focus during shooting. Photos taken in daylight came out crisp and had ample amount of detail. AI scene recognition quickly detects what we’re shooting and sets up the camera app that way. The camera automatically enables HDR when shooting against light. Colors are also accurate when shooting in macros mode. Portrait mode with the help of secondary sensor maintains the contrast between the subject and background and adds bokeh effect. However, customization is not available to adjust the blur level.
Noise remains low in pictures taken at night, which is why grains are not visible in the output. The phone captures a fair amount of detail, but we found the Oppo F11 Pro to take a little longer to lock focus at night. Nightscape mode proves to be a useful feature in low light. It takes pictures with long exposures. Chroma Boost improves the dynamic range of the photo. We did notice that it also boosts the color a bit.
Photos taken with the 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera have accurate colors and capture details accurately. We found the F11 Pro to overexpose the background at times when shooting against light. The primary and selfie camera is capable of recording video at 1080p, which will definitely disappoint you as other smartphones in this price segment come with 4K video recording support. Please note that image stabilization is available in the device.
Due to the pop-up selfie camera, there is only a display on the front panel of Oppo F11 Pro, which gives the modern look of the phone. Yes, it has a moving mechanism, due to which a fall can damage it or collect dust in it. The battery life of the phone is quite impressive and the VOOC fast charger is capable of fast charging the phone’s battery. Apart from the pop-up selfie camera and better battery life, there is nothing special in the Oppo F11 Pro that makes it different from others. In order to make the device a profitable deal, the company has given 128 GB storage in the phone.
Realme U1 ,review) has also used the same processor, whose starting price is Rs 10,999. from Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro ,review) has a better processor but battery life is the same and costs Rs 14,990. Also in this price range Poco F1 And Asus ZenFone 5Z are also available, both the smartphones are a great option. If the pop-up selfie camera is not very important for you, then there are many other options available.