OPPO swung their F-series from Selfie Expert to Brilliant Portrait on their new OPPO F11 Pro. According to the OPPO Malaysia Branding Director, Ms Chen Lu, the consumers have switched from selfie to portrait photos taking that where they can share more stories about themselves and surrounding.
The OPPO F11 Pro is a mid-range device that offers quite a competitive pricing among reputable smartphone brands in the market since OPPO F9.
I’ll be covering my thought and impression after a week use of the device.
The device has a unique design and sturdy built. The buttons and fingerprint placement are on point. The rear design looks premium despite its not glass instead of high gloss laminated plastic. This means the rear is more crack-resistant.
Although the 6.53-inch display sounds like a huge device, the over 90% screen-to-body ratio made the device palm/pocket-friendly. The LTPS IPS panel look bright and true to colour giving a very immersive display experience. The drawback is it has only a single down-firing speaker that tend to get covered when playing game/watch movie in landscape mode.
There is a slight improvement over its predecessor, OPPO F9 in terms of performance. The MediaTek Helio P70 based on the 10nm process is a very capable SoC that gives at least 13% performance improvement and offers better battery life.
OPPO F11 Pro is able to handle major of the new mobile game titles like PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends and Asphalt 8 without any lags or heat issue.
In term of the camera, OPPO F11 Pro offers a new camera sensor, 48-megapixels f/1.79 aperture, 1/2-inch sensor size and 0.8µm. The main camera also assisted by a secondary 5-megapixel camera that works as a depth sensor. Hardware optical stabilization (OIS) is not available on the device but it offers a quite good Software stabilization (EIS) for video recording.
The main 48-megapixels camera is actually a 12-megapixel sensor that uses pixel binning technic to upconvert the resolution while improving the photos quality. The camera app features A.I. scenes optimization and other modes like Panorama, Time-lapse, Google Lens, Expert (manual mode) and Slo-mo.
There is this useful Night/Nightscape mode that made for night shooting. The Nightscape will capture a photo at slow shutter up to 4-seconds and stabilize the shaky image with the assist of A.I. The Nightscape image output is pretty what the consumers want.
The centre positioned 16-megapixels pop-up front camera is the things that create the “wow” factor of this device. It doesn’t only take selfie photo it also works to authenticate to unlock the phone. The motorised pop-up is nothing new but it’s a cool feature to have a truly edge-to-edge full view display.
Here are some photos taken by OPPO F11 Pro
OPPO F11 Pro runs on the latest ColorOS 6 based on the new Android 9.0 Pie that offers a very modern design and has a lot of original Android Pie elements. It also supports eSIM for those who need to use two SIM and memory card together.
OPPO F9 was the first F-series offered with VOOC Flash Charge which only available on more premium series, the OPPO F11 Pro get an updated VOOC 3.0 that provide 0% to 100% 4,000 mAh battery charge in 80 minutes.
The huge 4,000 mAh battery able to provide me sufficient 2 days use with just a single charge. According to OPPO, it has 5 layers of protection and claimed to have the world’s fastest and safest charging technology to date.
OPPO F11 Pro
Nowadays there are a lot of brands aiming towards the fierce competition mid-range market. OPPO a head-turning hardware to make it evident in the group by offering a notch-less screen with a “wow” factor motorised pop-up camera to deliver a true edge-to-edge screen experience.
For the price of RM 1,399, it may sound a little high for a mid-range smartphone but the OPPO F11 Pro offers uniqueness design and features that competitor couldn’t offer.
► Immersive huge display without any notch
► Adequate performance
► 48MP camera sensor can provide more details with zoom
► Great battery life with super fast charging (VOOC 3.0)
► Futuristic design with pop-up camera
► Outdated microUSB
► No 4K recording on the native app