F11 Pro Review

The modern list of basic necessities is food, shelter, clothing, and smartphone. Recently, I was in a crisis situation when my smartphone MI A1 broke in front of me. Seeing my phone broken was as painful as my first breakup. After a day of in-depth research, I ordered OPPO F 11 Pro through Amazon’s fast delivery. This is the first time I ordered a phone which was worth more than 20,000 bucks. The two days without a cell phone made me feel like I am going through rehab. My parents usually found me in the pensive state, staring at clouds trying to make sense of the world. After 3 days, on a lazy afternoon, my savior ‘Madav’, the delivery boy brought my order. Now, I know why celebrities are happy when they receive gift hampers from Karan Johar. After using the phone for two months, this is my review for OPPO F11 Pro.

The buyer’s persona
This is a key factor in choosing a phone. It’s important to understand what you exactly need on a smartphone or else you will buy one on recommendation and regret later. I had to deal with many choices and suggestions before making my decision. To purchase a high-end smartphone you need to spend loads of money. However, for mid-premium brands, there are always some aspects with superior quality than others. Hence, identifying what you want in your smartphone is crucial. I am a big-time gamer and Netflix user. Also, working in sales I need a bigger battery for long hours. Also as a traveler, I need a good camera to capture memories. Hence, my phone needs to have a large screen, mid-level processor, bigger battery and good resolution primary camera. So there you have it, my ideal phone needs to have these aspects of high quality.

The bold design
There are two color variants for OPPO F11 Pro – Aurora Green and Thunder Black. Both colors look great, but my favorite is Thunder Black. The color is black in the middle and fades away to rear with dark blue and purple shade. This gives a premium look and appeal. The display is 6.5 inch which is perfect for my gaming and streaming needs. When you hold the phone it gives you a premium feel. The 191gms phone is curved on edges and can easily be operated with one hand. The design is so good that it will surely generate some eyeballs.

The missing notch & pop – up camera
Does your phone have a notch? If yes, then you know how irritating it is. With F11 Pro the notch is absent and the front camera slides up from the top. This pop-up camera works well and the case is given has provision for it. Initially, I had doubts about the pop-up camera. But it works very smoothly and you don’t even notice it popping up. If in case your pop-up camera is out and you happen to accidentally drop the phone, the camera goes instantly.

Pro Performance
Being in sales, you need to be at calls for hours and multitask. This phone has never given me any issues so far. I have used it extensively and so far I don’t have any complaints. The phone is powered with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor and paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The Oppo software consists of ColorOS 6.0 which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The UI is good, but I don’t like the large icons in the drop-down menu. Overall the phone is superb to operate and the touch is really good.

OPPO Game Space
The gamer inside me is happy when my phones look after my gaming needs. I play Clash Royale, Shadow fight & PUBG and I have uninterrupted gaming experience. The game space is one location for all your games which also helps you to ignore calls and block banners during the game. One notable feature is HyperBoost, which helps your phone to optimize your gaming experience by increasing RAM space. HyperBoost also increases your touch sensitivity and loading speeds. There are other features like Game Assistant and Game Speech Enhancement which also improves your gaming experience.

VOOC Charger
This is the best thing that has happened to me after graduation. My days of frequently charging the phone, carrying power bank and saving battery by switching off the internet are over. This VOOC charger is amazing and it takes around 30min to charge up to 50%. Moreover, the 4000mAh capacity battery is exactly what I need. The battery and the charger definitely make this phone worth more. I guarantee you won’t go back to the old charger anymore after using this one.

The Camera Angle
Oppo phones are camera first phone and this phone stands out. The rear camera is 48MP + 5MP which gives a quality picture with high resolution. It captures great detail with balanced colors and good contrast. If you are looking for a camera phone that captures professional like photos even in dark, then check out this phone. The Ultra Night Mode gives you clean pictures with well-exposed highlights and shadows. Even though the front camera is 16MP which is less compared to 25MP F9 Pro, it still manages to capture decent photos. There is a beautification mode enabled with AI but I rarely use it.

OPPO Cares
I like how the company provides a pre-applied screen protector and phone cover. Into-the-ear headphones are also useful. I don’t have to worry about buying accessories and spending extra money. The smart driving mode is also useful and automatically turns on when paired with a car’s Bluetooth. The power-saving modes is also useful. Apart from these, I often use sleeping mode, night mode and quiet mode.

The verdict
Overall the phone is great and ideal for users who prefer a good camera and battery phones. In addition, the excellent design and sliding camera are notable features of this model. I would generously rate this phone 8/10 and would recommend users who are looking for a good camera and battery phones.

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