The Oppo F11 Pro comes with a stunning gradient finish. It comes in Colours ranging from blue to black to purple and though it is made of plastic, it really does look like glass. The phone seems pretty durable and doesn’t feel cheap despite the plastic but, of course, at this price point waterproofing is a bit much to ask for.
It probably wouldn’t even be possible either thanks to one of the F11 pros key features, that is, the motorized pop-up selfie camera that hides inside the body and comes out when you need it. It isn’t slow but we’ve seen faster ones on other phones.
Oppo did a nice job with the aesthetics on the F11 Pro though. The healthy cam is directly in the centre in line with the rear camera bump, it all looks symmetrical and kind of satisfying and since the bump is centred, the phone doesn’t wobble much on a table, of course, you could slap on the included case if you want the most stability.
|Release date||March 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Aurora Green, Thunder Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.53|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P70|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel + 5-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 9|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Oppo F11 Pro Display.
Thanks to the hidden selfie cam, the Oppo F11 Pro is a tall phone that comes with a 6.53″ display and has minimal bezels and notch free, unlike the regular F11. It’s an IPS LCD with a 1080p resolution.
That gives you a great full-screen experience with pretty deep blacks and at 400 PPI content looks crisp. Colour accuracy is just average by default but you can improve it by turning the colour slider to warm in settings. Maximum brightness sits at 414 lx and there’s no boost if you’re in auto mode.
Fingerprint and speaker.
You can unlock the F11 pro with the fingerprint reader located on the back. it’s always on and very fast and of course you can open your phone using face unlock which is a bit less secure but it’s an excuse to play around with a selfie camera and impress people.
The Oppo F11 Pro has one loudspeaker at the bottom. It posted a score of very good in our loudness test and quality is excellent with a rich and deep sound.
Plugging in headphones through the 3.5 mm jack degrades the stereo quality quite a lot and loudness is only average. There is FM radio though.
The F11 pro comes with 64 or 128 GB of storage and it is expandable through the hybrid slot. Unfortunately, Oppo is still sticking to micro USB ports on its mid-range phones instead of switching to USB-C.
The device runs Android 9 pie with colour OS 6 on top. It looks a bit different from stock Android you can choose to store your apps in an app drawer or to keep them all on the home screen.
Swiping to the left takes you to smart assistant panels which give you things like a calendar, step tracker and space for shortcuts and swiping from a bar on the right edge of the screen opens a space for shortcuts too.
There’s a game space where you can store your games and change settings for performance and blocking notifications and the phone comes with some gesture options.
Oppo F11 Pro Hardware and Battery.
Oppo F11 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with either 4 or 6 GB of RAM. It also has a dedicated chip for AI-driven tasks. Performance is smooth with no heating or throttling issues. Games run well – especially if you take your time to tweak their settings in the game space.
With a 4000 milliamp-hour battery, you’d expect battery life on the F11 Pro to be pretty good and you’d be right. It scored an excellent endurance rating of 109 hours on the proprietary tests.
The phone also brings 20W VOC fast charging. It isn’t blazing fast but decent, you will be able to charge from zero to 40% in 30 minutes.
The Oppo F11 Pro comes with the dual camera setup. There’s a 48MP F/1.8 main camera with face detection autofocus and a 5 MP one for depth sensing in portrait mode.
Because of Quad-Bayer technology, the default output of the main camera is 12 MP. In good light shots come out excellent there’s plenty of detail, high dynamic range, lively and accurate colours.
Superb contrast and overall very nice processing. We did find one issue- In areas of uniform colours, there are noticeable patterns of noise. You can toggle on the dazzle colour mode which uses advanced image stacking to improve the dynamic range further than HDR.
It also adds some saturation to the colours but you lose some fine details. If you really want to shoot in 48 MP you can do it but the photos you’ll get are far from impressive they’re just upscaled versions of the 12-megapixel ones with no improvement in detail.
The photos we took in portrait mode are excellent. Subject separation works very well and transitions from sharp 2d focused are quite smooth these are among the better portraits you will see flagships included.
Thanks to the bright F/1.8 lens, normal shots in low-light come out excellent as well, way beyond what we expected for the class. There is nice detail, low noise levels, balance highlights and excellent contrast. There’s even a dedicated ultra night mode each shot takes a few seconds but it gives you a brighter exposure and cleans up noise.
Dynamic range is improved and you get boosted contrast and saturation but you lose some fine detail.
The selfie camera is a 16 MP in F/2.0 and there’s no autofocus here. It does a decent job, there are nice colours and detail and dynamic range is good for a selfie shooter.
For video, the F11 Pro maxes out 1080p at 30fps even though the Helio P70 can handle 4k videos. Quality is good though there are plenty of resolved detail, accurate colours. low noise and stereo sound recording.
GIS is always on and dynamic range is average. Thanks to the high-resolution sensor you can also shoot videos with two times lossless zoom and their quality are on par with regular 1080p ones.
So that’s the Oppo F11 Pro. With this shiny package, you are getting a device with a large notchless screen, excellent battery life and great camera experience. There are only a few things left to complain about, the micro USB port is kind of a bummer plus this isn’t the cheapest mid-range smartphone at around 25,000 rupees or $360.
That said, if you’re looking for a totally notch free device, the Oppo F11 Pro is one of the best you can find right now. It definitely deserves a recommendation but if going notchless isn’t your priority, it’s worth it to shop around. There are a lot of competing phones that you can find for less money.