OPPO F11 Pro Review – Great Value for Money Device

Aiman Maulana
17 Min Read
OPPO F11 Pro Review – Great Value for Money Device
  • Appearance - 8/10
    8/10
  • Efficiency - 7/10
    7/10
  • Features - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Materials - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Performance - 6.5/10
    6.5/10
  • User Experience - 8/10
    8/10
  • Value - 8.5/10
    8.5/10

Summary

The OPPO F11 Pro is a surprisingly good smartphone for the price that it’s being offered. It’s not the best smartphone around for sure but it’s a great value-for-money device that can satisfy many people out there.

Overall
7.6/10
7.6/10

Pros

+ Above average battery life
+ Notch-less display
+ Looks and feels premium
+ Aesthetically pleasing
+ Large display with good colours
+ Good camera performance
+ Surprisingly quick face recognition
+ Has good grip for a smartphone with glossy back
+ Affordable price
+ Value-for-money smartphone

Cons

– Uncertainty on longevity of the pop-up camera mechanism
– No IP certification (waterproof / dustproof)
– Far from the best in mobile gaming among midrange devices
– Screen is rather dim in sunny outdoor environments
– No stereo speakers
– Camera quality takes a huge hit in low-light environments

Unboxing the OPPO F11 Pro

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

In the box, you are expected to receive a number of items. Nothing out of the usual, just your standard stuff:

  • The OPPO F11 Pro smartphone
  • Clear TPU case
  • VOOC 3.0 charger
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Handsfree kit
  • SIM Tray Ejector Pin
  • User Guide and Warranty Info

Appearance

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

Chances are that when you’re looking at the phone itself, you’re gonna be wondering where the selfie camera or notch is. Well, what makes the OPPO F11 Pro smartphone special here is that there is no notch, and the selfie camera is hidden by a pop-up mechanism. This means that you will get the entire 6.53-inch of screen with no sacrifices for a selfie camera placement. There is a noticeable amount of bezel on the bottom part however, but you’re still getting the all-screen display on the front. To be precise, you’re looking at a 90.9% screen-to-body ratio here.

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

On the back of the OPPO F11 Pro, you can see the dual-camera setup, a fingerprint scanner right below that, followed by some OPPO branding. For our OPPO F11 Pro review, we are using the Aurora Green colour option, which essentially seems to be aqua blue with a hint of green. You have a refined plastic back, which gives it a bit of a premium look at the cost of it being a slight fingerprint magnet. I’ve seen worse fingerprint magnets on smartphones before and this actually isn’t too bad. The camera does protrude a bit, which may be scary in the event of a drop. A protective case is definitely needed.

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

At the top of the device, you only have some microphone holes. On the bottom however, you get a 3.5mm audio jack, another microphone hole, a microUSB port, and a speaker grille.

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device

On the left side, you have the volume rocker sitting in solitude. On the right side, you have the power button as well as the SIM Card / microSD tray. It’s worth noting that all sides have a matte finish as opposed to the glossy finish on the back. This certainly helps in getting a better grip with the phone, making it less slippery.

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device 5

OPPO F11 Pro Review - Great Value for Money Device 5

To my surprise for a smartphone of this price, it looks and feels rather premium. Furthermore, it’s definitely aesthetically pleasing, with the Thunder Black one being more attractive in my opinion. It also has some practical design choices made in order to give the OPPO F11 Pro a better grip, particularly the matte finish on the sides and top. If you’re not a fan of the notch, then you would definitely be pleased with this in terms of looks alone.

Specifications

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CPU/Chipset: Mediatek Helio P70 (4 x Cortex-A73 + 4 x Cortex-A53), 12nm
GPU: Mali-G72
RAM: 6GB
Display: 6.53″ FHD+ (1080 x 2340) LTPS IPS LCD display, 19:5:9 ratio, 397ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Storage: 64GB
Camera: Main Camera(s)
48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
LED flash, HDR, panorama, Full HD @ 30 FPS videos
Front Camera
Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
HDR, Full HD@30 fps videos
OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6.0
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Audio: Mono speakers
3.5mm jack
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano)
Battery: 4,000 mAh non-removable
20W VOOC 3.0 fast charge
Dimensions: 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm
Colours: Aurora Green, Thunder Black

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Performance

OPPO F11 Pro Smartphone Review