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Oppo F11 Pro First Impressions: Oppo’s pop-up selfie camera gamble!

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New DelhiLast updated March 06, 2019 9:40 am

Oppo F11 Pro First Impressions: Oppo’s pop-up selfie camera gamble!

The smartphone is equipped with a gradient finish and boast some interesting hardware proposition. However, is it enough to woo the Indian consumers?
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Oppo has today announced the launch of a new mid-range smartphone, the Oppo F11 Pro. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 26,990 and it will be available for purchase from Flipkart.

 

With this, Oppo has introduced its first smartphone with a 48-megapixel sensor and pop-up selfie camera or Rising Camera as the company calls it. The smartphone is equipped with a gradient finish and boast some interesting hardware proposition. However, is it enough to woo the Indian consumers? Here is what we think of it.

 

Design and Display

 

Oppo F11 Pro

 

Oppo has introduced the company’s first features in the new Oppo F11 Pro. The smartphone comes with a gradient finish at the back panel, which comes with a combination of different colours. We got the Thunder Black colour option for review and it gave a finish of purple, black and blue colours. The finish surely looks premium from all angles and it is certainly one of the most beautifully-designed smartphones from Oppo.

 

The gentle curves around the edges make it easier to hold in your hand, though we have to see say that is a bit slippery in nature. Also, the problem of smudges is prominent in this one. Thankfully, the company has bundled a protective case with Oppo F11 Pro, which is quite sturdy in our opinion. Giving brief about ports placement, the front sports a large display with minimal bezels around the corners. The side features a SIM tray and power on/off button, while the left is equipped with volume controls.

 

Oppo F11 Pro

 

The base of the device comes with micro USB cable flanked between a 3.5mm audio jack and speaker grilles. The top of the phone comes with a mic and there is a pop-up selfie camera module as well. The back panel of Oppo F11 Pro houses vertically-aligned dual rear cameras and just beneath you will find a fingerprint sensor.

 

Coming to the display, the Oppo F11 Pro is equipped with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The screen, in our opinion, is quite decent as the viewing angles are good and so is the colour reproduction. You will certainly enjoy the screen while streaming your favourite series.

 

Hardware and Software

 

Oppo F11 Pro

 

On the hardware front, the Oppo F11 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The phone is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with an option to expand the memory via microSD card slot. That said, it could have been better if the company used a better processor as the same chipset is available for purchase in sub Rs 15,000 segment. The chipset does offer you some smooth performance, but it will have a tough time competing with the likes of Vivo V15 Pro, Nokia 8.1, Honor Play, Xiaomi Poco F1 and more.

 

On the software front, the smartphone runs on ColorOS 6.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Finally, the company has actually listened to its user base and added some much-need features in the ColorOS 6.0. The first thing you will notice is the inclusion of an app drawer, which can be accessed with a swipe up from the home screen. The notification panel is also refined and it looks immersive. The UI comes with new navigation gestures as well, which are easy to use. We will talk more about the new user interface in our upcoming review.

 

Camera

 

Oppo F11 Pro

 

Coming to the camera, this is also the first smartphone from Oppo that comes with a 48-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. For the front, there is a pop-up selfie camera, which pops up when you switch to front camera. The company has employed a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.

 

The camera UI has been improved and it is much easier to use now. The top right-corner features Settings menu from where you can switch to a 48-megapixel sensor by going to Photo Ratio > 4:3 (Ultra HD). The camera comes with different modes including Portrait, Photo, Video, Nightscape, Pano, Expert, Time-lapse and Slo-Mo.

 

Coming to the camera performance, we found out that the phone does a really good job of capturing photos in broad daylight. We took a couple of macro shots and the detailing was on point. The selfie shooter also does a decent job. We are yet to test the camera capabilities in other lighting conditions. So, stay tuned with us for further details.

 

Battery and Connectivity

 

Oppo F11 Pro

 

On the battery front, the Oppo F11 Pro features a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The company claims that the new fast charging is better as compared to VOOC 2.0. At a time when most of the competition is now favouring USB Type-C port, Oppo has relied on the micro USB. The battery charging time is yet to be tested out and so is the performance. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, micro USB and dual-SIM support.

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Verdict

Oppo F11 Pro is one of the best-designed smartphones we have seen in this price band. The gradient finish gives a premium look and the display looks immersive. The processor is good, though it will have a tough time competing with the competition. The cameras look impressive and the battery capabilities are yet to test out. As for the competition is concerned, the smartphone will have a tough competition with Vivo V15 Pro, Nokia 8.1, Xiaomi Poco F1 and Samsung Galaxy A50.

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