OPPO has a history of coming up with innovative smartphones that not only look good but also offer great value. The brand’s latest offering comes in the form of the OPPO F11, a smartphone that is aimed at providing users with a familiar package at an incredibly affordable price tag. The phone bears pretty much the same specifications as the highly popular OPPO F11 Pro but in a slightly redesigned chassis. The result is a handset that potentially makes its own mark in the sub-20K smartphone market.
Vibrant Screen, Premium Build
No sacrifices were made when building the OPPO F11 as it looks just as magnificent as its pricier sibling. This translates to a modern aesthetic where you get a gradient rear panel with golden accents. OPPO continues to offer a sense of symmetry with the F11 with the way the dual cameras, LED flash, fingerprint scanner, and ‘Designed By OPPO’ tagline are placed vertically across the middle of the rear panel. Then we have the display of the OPPO F11 where you are greeted by a vibrant 6.5-inch panel with a tiny waterdrop notch at the top that still manages to achieve an impressive 90.70% screen-to-body ratio. This display bears a Full HD+ resolution and offers a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
An Imaging Setup With Proven Photography Chops
The OPPO F11 Pro has already proven itself to be a master at photography, and the same imaging sensors have made their way to the OPPO F11. On the back, you will find a 48MP+5MP setup that takes full advantage of a 6P lens and 4-in-1 pixel binning to capture incredible low-light portrait shots. Software enhancements such as an integrated Ai Engine and Ultra-Clear Engine play key roles in offering an Ultra Night Mode on the OPPO F11 pro to take low-light imaging a step further. Then there is the Dazzle Color Mode can be used to make images more vibrant and reduce noise when the lighting is challenging. Even with this mode disabled, the OPPO F11 uses AI to improve pictures after the fact as it is capable of recognizing up to 23 different scenes.
A similar level of attention has been given to the selfie camera where we have a 16MP sensor capable of capturing well-detailed images. Along with many of the same features you find on the rear camera, the front camera gets beautification filters to ensure you are always on top of your selfie game. This mode not only uses AI to automatically apply the best enhancements based on gender and age recognition, but it also allows you to create custom beatification profiles of your choice. The most recently used profile is even saved for the next time you launch the camera app.
Competitive Performance That Lasts Well Through The Day
The OPPO F11 has been equipped with the same Helio P70 chipset found on its pricier counterpart. With OPPO’s software enhancements that come baked in with its latest ColorOS 6, you get to enjoy a refined and smooth user experience. Other than all the best Android 9.0 Pie has to offer, we also have OPPO’s HyperBoost to thank for most of the improvements made to this experience.
HyperBoost efficiently manages memory in four parts: by compressing data in RAM, defragmenting app data across the storage, eliminating unnecessary memory allocated in the kernel, and removing inactive apps from memory. Real-world improvements can be seen with aspects such as Facebook startup time being increased by 31%, getting to the homepage becoming 27% faster, and navigation on the home screen getting 19% quicker. Games will run smoother with better frame rates, and a more stable network connection will ensure a lag-free experience in online shooters.
And to maintain this improved performance well throughout the day, the OPPO F11 gets a large 4020mAh battery. This is marginally larger than what you find on the OPPO F11 Pro. While this large battery ensures impressively long usage on its own, when you do run out of juice, VOOC 3.0 allows nearly half the battery gets topped up in about half an hour.
The OPPO F11 looks impeccable, houses superb imaging hardware, and makes great strides in its performance with meticulous optimization techniques. Above all, the most exciting aspect of the phone is its price. At just INR 17,990, the OPPO F11 offers better value for an already impressive package.