Oppo has been and remains to be one of those innovation minded companies that have put their best foot forward to topple some of the established brands in the sector. We’ve come to expect gradual progress amongst top brands in the smartphone sector who exploits every opportunity to maximize on their profits. But when you start considering upcoming brands such as Oppo and in this case the Oppo F11 Pro, that’s when you’ll really begin to appreciate small details we often overlook when shopping for that technology filled device. For instance, while we’ve seen large camera sensors on devices like the Huawei Honor View 20 which boasts of a 48megapixels sensor and now Oppo F11 Pro with a similar sized sensor, it’s almost not realistic to imagine the likes of Apple and Samsung could make such a move.
Make no mistake, it’s not like I don’t like the so-called established brands such as Apple and Samsung; in fact, I’ve been a loyal customer ever since I can remember. But at the same time, I have to acknowledge, sometimes loneliness gets the best of me. While it’s normal to expect brands like the Oppo F11 Pro to feature dual SIM capability, the same is not obvious on the other side of the aisle, you’d be expected to churn out lots of cash for such an ordinary feature. Having both of my Safaricom line and Telkom SIM in a single feature-rich device would be something to die for and we expect this from the F11 Pro. I mean what else would someone expect from a device that innovatively implements a motorized pop-up selfie camera instead of embracing the now so common notch and at the same time giving you an option for external storage and a bezel-less 6.53 inches display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels?
Let’s dive into the features and highlight both the pros and cons.
We take a look at the Oppo F11 Pro’s 6.53 inches display panel
If you were expecting us to start evaluating this device from the screen to the rest of good or not so good stuff, you guessed it right. Before I consider getting a new gadget, I always look at the display panel first and for a good reason. It’s basically the feature you’ll interact with most, but of course other specs are worth considering let’s you end up with the galaxies. Samsung’s devices are the most coveted for their super AMOLED panels, but often very expensive in comparison. On the other hand, here we have a comparatively affordable Oppo F11 Pro featuring a bezel-less 6.53 IPS panel that manages to achieve 84.4% of screen-to-body ratio thanks to a motorized pop-up selfie camera. The screen is equipped with enough pixels at 1080×2340 making text look sharp and images look vibrant and stunning. To the human eye, this is more than enough you’ll ever need except for the bragging rights.
Oppo F11 Pro Camera setup
One of the Oppo F11 Pro’s highlight feature is the rear camera setup that includes a 48megapixels sensor and a 5megapixels depth sensor. We understand there’s lots of work that goes into software optimization to make everything pop, but at the same time a 48megapixels sensor is poised to capture detailed snaps that most of you will love. Instead of going for a notch to house the selfie sensor, Oppo went for a Motorized pop-up 16 MP selfie sensor instead. We are a bit skeptical on the overall durability of this mechanism but it’ll wok at least for now. It comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery that supports fast battery charging at 20W (VOOC 3.0).
Oppo F11 Pro internal storage and performance
There are two options; a 64GB option with 4GB RAM or a 128 GB with 6 GB RAM, both are great options depending on what your needs are. You can beef it up further with a microSD of up to 256 GB. Underneath, this device is powered by Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor.
Oppo F11 Pro has a glass front but the rest of the body is plastic. It’s available in Thunder Black and Aurora Green. At the back you’ll find the 48MP+5MP Camera setup an LED flash at the top and a fingerprint sensor in the middle. Oppo F11 Pro is expected to cost around Kenyan shillings 32,000 here in Kenya.