OPPO F19 Pro First Look: Flaunt Your Nights in Style

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OPPO is back with its F-Series this year and there are two gorgeously crafted phones vying for your attention. Along with the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G, OPPO has also launched the OPPO F19 Pro. Two phones that have a lot in common yet stand out in their own unique ways. That the OPPO F19 Pro is a looker is a given, but it goes beyond the looks and manages to be impressive inside out. Allow us to explain how.

But before that, take a look at this fun GIF unboxing we’ve created for you.

Cameras to Flaunt Your Night

The OPPO F19 Pro comes with a 48MP primary camera on the rear. But most importantly, you get a variety of features in the camera app to record your memories and most of these have trickled down from more expensive flagship phones. For example, the AI Color Portrait mode in video recording is particularly enamouring. You also get an Ultra Steady Mode that can further stabilise your videos to look extremely smooth. Even DSLRs cannot do that without additional professional gear.

There’s also the Dual-View Video mode, which lets you shoot videos using the front and the rear cameras at the same time. Furthermore, the bokeh mode for video lets you shoot human subjects and separates the background out effectively with a faux blur.

As for the camera-related features, you get a very effective artificial intelligence (AI) mode called AI Scene Enhancement 2.0. And, you are bound to enjoy the Ultra Night cam that offers extremely good looking night mode shots. What’s particularly fun are also the really cool night filters such as Cosmopolitan, Astral, and Dazzle. Just take a look at our carousel of camera samples to judge for yourself.

All in all, the F19 Pro’s camera has to be one of the best in its price range.

VOOC Your Battery Worries Away

The OPPO F19 Pro has a 4310mAh battery with 30W Super VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 charging as well. It can get your battery charged from 0% to 100% in just 56 minutes. Plus you get a Super Power Saving mode for even better battery life. And, to conserve battery life even further, Super Nighttime Standby can learn your bedtime routines to use only 2% battery at night. Seriously, it is just fantastic.

Designed to Impress and Be Stylish!

The Crystal Silver colour of the OPPO F19 Pro is the perfect embodiment of that tagline – “Flaunt Your Nights in Style.” The phone is also available in a Fluid Black variant, but the Crystal Silver looks more ravishing in our opinion. The matte finish is naturally integrated into the glossy texture to make the colour gradient glare-free, slow shifting, and soft to the touch. Honestly, it just looks stunning and shines bright like a diamond in the night.

That’s not it though, the F19 Pro is also extremely slim at just 7.8mm and super light weight at 172g. Mind you, OPPO has managed to achieve such a low weight despite using a large 4310mAh battery, like we’ve mentioned before.

The perfectly contoured design helps with the one handed useability as the phone’s design blends into your palms organically. Plus the textured finish gives it an extra grip as well. In its class, the F19 Pro is definitely a design trendsetter.

Colourful, Bright and Crisp AMOLED display

And when you move over to the front, you get a gorgeous 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel with Widevine L1 support as well. Whether you are watching your favourite show on Netflix or playing games, this display does not disappoint. Plus the maximum peak brightness of 800 nits comes in handy when you take the phone outdoors as well.

Furthermore, the super fast 3rd generation in-display optical fingerprint scanner sits on the display as well. And, only a tiny punch hole with the selfie camera is positioned away from your peripheral vision to ensure that you get the viewing experience.

Powerful With Latest Hardware and Software

The OPPO F19 Pro comes with Helio P95 inside, 8GB of RAM and 128GB and 256GB of internal storage variants. But, more importantly, the hardware specs have been optimised well with the latest ColorOS 11 software based on Android 11. Color OS 11.1 is fast, nimble and extremely malleable now. Also, it always runs smoothly without any hiccups. There’s also the excellent System Performance Optimiser. It ensures no lag performance and smoother data handling compared to the previous generation F series phone.

Plus gaming is super fun on it too with Game Focus mode. If you want to play your favourite games distraction-free, you cannot find a better solution. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gaming-related features on the F19 Pro. Because there’s also the Bullet Screen Message feature that essentially makes incoming messages scroll across the screen to distract disruption. Currently, it supports WhatsApp and Telegram. Finally, there is the Gaming Shortcut mode which reserves virtual memory for a game so that it opens up quickly and is ready to fire up instantly. Based on the frequency of use, the game will be kept running in the background after you exit it.

Great Value Proposition in the Mid-range

By now, you must have realised that the OPPO F19 Pro seems like a great value proposition for someone looking for an allrounder device that not only performs well but also looks good while it is at it. If you want to buy the phone, it is going up on sale on the 17th of March and is available for pre-order right now. You can buy it from any OPPO-branded retail store or Amazon. OPPO has priced the F19 Pro fairly competitively for Rs 21,490. Are you planning on buying one?

To add more value, OPPO is offering a special bundle deal wherein buyers of the F19 Pro+ 5G or the F19 Pro will be able to pick up the OPPO Enco W11 earbuds for Rs 999. They can also pick up the OPPO Band Style fitness tracker for Rs 2,499.

Those planning to buy the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G are in for a treat as there are a range of discounts and cashback offers across a range of banks and digital wallets. This includes a flat cashback of 7.5% on HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank credit cards. There is also 11% instant cashback via Paytm and one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank. HomeCredit and HDB Financial Services are offering a zero down payment option, while Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank have a triple zero scheme. As if all this isn’t enough, OPPO’s existing users can avail an additional one-time screen replacement offer that is valid for 365 days. Buyers can also get extended warranty for 180 days along with Rs 1,500 upgrade bonus. One can avail these offers via the OPPO AI WhatsApp chatbot.