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 has been launched in Aurora Green and Thunder Black colors and we have its Thunder Black variants available. The back panel of the phone is dark blue color on one side, purple color on the other side and black color has been used in the middle of 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 at the top and sides, while the bottom is slightly 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 found a place on the front panel of the phone and the device has a motorized pop-up selfie camera on the top. This module will also help you in face recognition. It is a motorized module, so we are not sure how reliable it is in the long term. The device may also suffer damage if the device falls. The smartphone also has a secondary microphone and an upside-down ambient light sensor.
The earpiece is positioned just above the display, which is located between the frame and the display. There is a proximity sensor on the left side of the earpiece which is neatly concealed. The screen protector is already installed on the display. In the retail box you will also find a protective case that works correctly with a pop-up selfie camera. There is a micro-USB port at the bottom of the phone which may disappoint you a bit as budget smartphones like Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) and Samsung Galaxy M20 (Review) come with USB Type-C port.
The 3.5mm audio jack, microphone hole and loudspeaker grille have been replaced with a micro-USB port. It seems that the frame of Oppo F11 Pro is made of plastic but it is not light 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 conveniently located and hence they can be used easily. The hybrid dual-SIM tray has a place just above the power button. There are two rear cameras in the back of the phone. Capacitive fingerprint sensor has got place just below the rear camera.
The edges of 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 more weighty than the average. In the retail box, you will get a 20-watt 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
The Oppo F11 Pro is a slightly different phone compared to other smartphones coming 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 has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor that comes 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 storage with the help of MicroSD card instead of another SIM. This Oppo handset has a 6.53-inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) LCD display. The screen is crisp and its viewing angle is also quite good. You can also change the color output of the display as per your choice. Connectivity features of Oppo F11 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A-GPS.
The Oppo F11 Pro smartphone runs on ColorOs 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. This is an important change that you will see in 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 have bloatware. After pulling down the notification shade, after this you will see large toggle buttons which are easy to identify. The screen brightness slider is present at the bottom, which means if the phone is used with one hand, it can be used easily. After clicking on the volume button, you will see a big slider on the screen.
Oppo has also made some changes in UI navigation. You can choose a three-button navigation layout or two-button navigation system that resembles the stock Android 9 in the Google Pixel 3 series. In the Oppo F11 Pro smartphone you will find pre-installed apps like Facebook, UC Browser, PayTM, Wink Music, Dailyhunt, Webnovel, Newspoint, Amazon Shopping and Sharechat with Oppo’s App Store, Theme Store, Music Party and Oroming. Apart from this, there are also hot apps and hot games apps which at first glance look like this folder but in fact it is part of the Oppo App Store. Google apps will also be pre-installed. There are a lot of bloatware in the device but most of these can be uninstalled.
Like the old Oppo smartphone, you will also get a smart driving mode that turns on automatically after 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 added different power saving modes in the Settings app, this prevents apps from running in the background in vain.
Apart from this, there is also super high power efficiency mode which closes some background apps, disables automatic data sync, turns off vibration and reduces screen brightness. Sleeping mode prevents the phone’s battery from falling 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 in the smartphone. This app optimizes your game performance by clearing RAM. If you wish, you can also block banner notifications and calls during 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 devices simultaneously. For the information of you people, let us know that our review unit February 2019 security patch is also running.
Oppo F11 Pro’s performance, battery life and camera
We have tested the Helio P70 processor and Realme 3 (Review) in Reality U1. But the price of Oppo F11 Pro is higher than both these models and when it comes to performance, there is not much difference between them. The phone does not slow down at all during multitasking. The 6 GB RAM provided in the phone proves helpful when switching to multiple apps. Every time you unlock the phone with the help of face recognition, the camera module pops up. In our experience, the selfie camera slides out in less than a second and slides back after scanning the face.
There are two options for Face Unlock, first when you click 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 can easily identify the face. The fingerprint sensor of Oppo F11 Pro is quite fast and it unlocks the phone fast.
We measured PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends to measure performance. By default is set to Settings Media for PUBG Mobile. Graphics balanced and frame rate set to media. After setting the phone to this setting, you can easily play the game without any hassle. We played Asphalt 9 on the default setting but we found that the phone slowed down a bit. Loudspeaker also makes the sound very loud, you will be able to enjoy gaming and video.
A 4,000 mAh battery has been provided to bring life to the phone. In our HD video loop test the phone provided 20 hours of backup which is quite impressive. Talking about the use 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 Google Maps and some pictures Even after clicking, by the end of the day the phone had 46 percent battery left. Let us know that we used the phone after turning off all the 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 has a 20-watt VOOC charger that rapidly charges a 4,000 mAh battery. In the video loop test, after the battery of the phone ran out, 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 the charging speed slowed down after charging 80 percent.
Recall that the 48-megapixel primary camera of Oppo F11 Pro was heavily advertised. Its aperture is F / 1.79, with it a 5-megapixel secondary sensor will work. The camera software of Oppo is quite simple and the mode selector is located below 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, slow-mo and nightscape modes in the sub-menu. Let us know that the new Chroma Boost feature comes with Quick Toggle.
AI Scene Recognition by default switch will be on in the camera app. Beauty 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 48-megapixel primary rear camera but it captures shots by default 12 megapixels. If you switch to full resolution, you will miss features such as chroma boost, HDR, filters, beautification, AI scene recognition, continuous shooting and zooming.
The phone locks focus sharply during shooting. Photographs taken in daylight came crisp and detail was also present in sufficient quantity. AI scene recognition quickly detects what we are shooting and sets 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 maintains the difference between subject and background with the help of secondary sensors and adds Bokeh effect. However, customization is not available for adjusting blur levels.
Noise is less in pictures taken at night which is why grains are not seen in the output. The phone captures a good amount of detail, but we found that the Oppo F11 Pro takes a little longer to lock focus at night. Nightscape mode in low light proves to be a work feature. It takes pictures with long exposure. Chroma Boost improves the dynamic range of photos. We notice that it also boosts the color slightly.
The colors taken in the pictures taken with the 16 megapixel pop-up selfie camera are accurate and it captures the details correctly. While shooting against light, we found that many times the F11 Pro over-exposes the background. The primary and selfie camera is capable of recording video at 1080p, this will definitely disappoint you as other smartphones in this price segment come with 4K video recording support. Explain that image stabilization is available in the device.
Being a pop-up selfie camera, Oppo F11 Pro only has a display on the front panel, which gives the phone a modern look. Yes, it has a moving mechanism due to which it can be damaged by falling or dust can accumulate 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 Oppo F11 Pro that makes it different from others. To make the device a profitable deal, the company has given 128 GB of storage in the phone.
The same processor has also been used in Realme U1 (Review), which starts at Rs 10,999. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review) has a better processor but battery life is the same and it costs Rs 14,990. Apart from this, Poco F1 and Asus ZenFone 5Z are also available in this price range, both smartphones are a great option. If the pop-up selfie camera is not necessary for you, then there are many other options.