OPPO Reno11 5G First Impression: Bundle of Innovations in a User-Centric Design

Read on to find how the Reno11 5G stands out in the competitive smartphone landscape.

OPPO, a pioneer in mobile technology, has launched its latest marvel, the OPPO Reno11 5G.

In India, the smartphone is set to go on sale on January 25th for a starting sale price of INR 29,999 from Flipkart, OPPO e-store, and mainline retailers. As the anticipation builds around the Reno11 5G, which ships with an innovative design, cutting-edge technology, and user experience that transcends expectations; let’s take you through our first impression of the device and why it stands out in the competitive smartphone landscape.

Aesthetic Brilliance With Nature-Inspired Elegance

In terms of design, the OPPO Reno11 5G is a visual masterpiece that seamlessly combines nature-inspired styling with sleek functionality. We especially liked the dual 3D curved design, which tapers at the sides. It enhances the phone’s aesthetics and ensures a comfortable grip, making it perfect for watching long movies without tiring our hands.

It comes in a mesmerising Wave Green color option, which gives the back cover a sparkling and flowing texture. The sophisticated Rock Grey design for those who prefer a more subdued style also caught our attention. Coming to the design of the camera module, it truly is a work of art, thanks to the innovative Sunshine Rings and their role in reflecting light dynamically.

Immersive Visuals: A Display Beyond Boundaries

The display on the OPPO Reno11 5G is a visual spectacle as it comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen framed by super-narrow bezels. The display is essentially borderless, which made the viewing experience fully immersive for us. Playing games was also enjoyable, and so was watching videos on streaming apps.

The 120Hz refresh rate ensured silky-smooth transitions and enhanced our overall experience. Whether gaming, streaming, or simply navigating through the device, the combination of an almost borderless curved-screen effect with rich tones, clarity, and responsiveness makes the display stand out in the segment. Supported by HDR10+ and 10-bit color the Reno11 5G delivers 1.07 billion hues for realistic and delicate gradients, free from color banding. The stereo sound, powered by dual speakers with OReality Audio, complements the visual brilliance. We are yet to test this feature; however, it looks promising. Watch out for our review for the same!

Capture Moments With Precision With Powerful Camera Systems

OPPO Reno11 5G’s camera system is a photography enthusiast’s dream as it sets the scene for stunning and crystal-clear photos. The rear camera system combines a 50MP main camera with OIS, a 32MP telephoto camera, and an 8MP ultra-wide camera. The main camera has OIS, a fast f/1.8 aperture, and a high-resolution Sony sensor. It awed us with incredible shots in various lighting conditions.

The 32MP telephoto camera, with 2x optical zoom and in-sensor zoom technology, captures detailed and crisp shots with a classical perspective. The telephoto camera also features an in-sensor zoom technology for up to 5x quality zoom. The Ultra-Clear Portrait Mode, backed by the Portrait Expert Engine empowers the device to get studio-quality portraits effortlessly.

With adjustable aperture settings and accurate facial recognition, we got professional-grade portraits with every click with the Reno11 5G’s camera system. We experienced how this engine fine-tunes the portrait shooting experience, offering facial recognition, skin tone protection, clarity enhancement, and environment merging. The camera system on the Reno11 5G stands out for its exceptional software processing in the camera system that adds to the hardware available on board.

Selfies And 4K Video Mastery

The 32MP front camera, featuring an OmniVision OV32C sensor and a wide f/2.4 aperture lens ensures share-worthy selfies and group shots. Taking the selfie game to the next level, OPPO Reno11 5G allowed us to shoot selfie videos and vlogs in 4K, which translated to consistency in resolution across front and rear cameras.

For video enthusiasts, the OPPO Reno11 5G supports ultra-steady and ultra-clear 4K video capture at 30fps. Simply put, whether cinematic footage or vlogging adventures, one can rely on the Reno11 5G’s camera system for crisp and detailed videos.

Elevate User Experience With ColorOS 14

ColorOS 14 on the Reno11 5G has been designed to offer smart, intuitive, and efficient experiences, ensured by features like Smart Image Matting, File Dock, Smart Touch, and more.

We enjoyed the Smart Image Matting feature, which simplified the process of cutting out foreground objects and making it easy to create instant stickers. The File Dock feature allowed us to save and access images, text, or files with quick drag-and-drop convenience. It even synced across all other ColorOS devices making it easier to access.

Then there is the Trinity Engine computing system that keeps the device fast and responsive. ROM vitalization compresses unused data and removes duplicate files. This is a super useful feature to have, especially with so many of us constantly downloading apps and clicking pictures in high resolution that can take up a lot of space. With RAM vitalization, one can keep up to 28 apps running in the background for up to 72 hours for flagship multi-tasking and fast app switching. The features contribute to the device’s overall longevity and efficient performance over the years.

A Performance Powerhouse

At the heart of the Reno11 5G’s performance lies the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor. Engineered using a 6nm process and featuring two performance cores and six efficiency cores, this chipset delivers seamless multitasking and impressive power management. With up to 8GB RAM and two options for internal storage: 128GB and 256GB, the Reno11 5G is a powerhouse that seamlessly handles our demands.

Say goodbye to low-storage warnings, as the Reno11 5G’s internal storage can be expanded by up to 2TB via a microSD card slot. Thanks to ColorOS 14 and its Trinity Engine, we could save up to 19GB of extra space for enhanced efficiency.

Users in India and several other countries worldwide can enjoy LinkBoost which takes connectivity a step further. The OPPO-developed LinkBoost technology offers AI network selection and stable signals, especially in low network zones, like basements, lifts, etc.

Despite being lightweight at 182 grams and having slim dimensions the Reno11 5G packs a huge 5,000mAh battery. This large capacity, coupled with the exclusive Battery Health Engine, gave us a full day of messaging, browsing, listening, watching, and vlogging on a single charge.

But as with its predecessors, fast charging is a game-changer, and the Reno11 5G takes it to the next level with its 67W SUPERVOOCTM fast charging. This allowed us to charge the smartphone up to 33 percent in just 10 minutes and achieve a full 100 percent charge in 45 minutes.


No prizes for guessing that the OPPO Reno11 5G is a masterpiece that stands out in the competitive smartphone landscape. Whether it’s the nature-inspired design, the immersive display, the powerful camera system, or the robust performance, the Reno11 5G emerges as a symbol of innovation and user-centric design in its first impression. The device has a lot to offer across various features and we are more than excited to explore the device in detail.

The device is available for preorder today and will go on sale from Jan 25th across Flipkart, OPPO e-store, and mainline retailers. The 128GB variant is available for a sale price of INR 29,999 and the 256GB variant is available for a sale price of INR 31,999. There are a host of exciting offers, do check those out today!