As Oppo launched the Oppo F11 Pro in Kenya, it also launched the Oppo F11. If you find the Pro version a little expensive, the F11 is a good cheaper option that allows you to enjoy almost everything that you would get from its more expensive sibling. Here is a summary of its specifications:
- 6.53 inches display (1080 x 2340 pixels)
- Android v9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6
- MediaTek Helio P70 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- Dual 48MP + 5MP rear camera
- 16MP front camera
- 4020mAh battery
Oppo F11 Design and display
The F11 is almost the same as the F11 Pro but has different color options. The key difference is the presence of a waterdrop notch instead of a pop-up front camera mechanism. The back is polycarbonate plastic and its sandwiched to the front by a metallic frame. Like the F11 Pro, this device looks good, more like a premium device.
The display is the same as that found on the Pro version. The 6.53 inches screen is covered by a pre-installed protector and is surrounded by very thin bezels. The volume rocker and hybrid SIM tray are on the left side. The power button is on the right side. The 3.5mmm headphone jack, micro-USB port, and speaker grills are on the lower side of the phone. It is disappointing that Oppo decided to use a micro-USB port instead of a USB type C port.
At the back, you will spot the dual 48MP + 5MP camera module, an LED flash, and a fast fingerprint scanner. They are neatly arranged in the middle. The back looks good but its glossy design makes it a fingerprint magnet. Fortunately, there is a jelly case included in the package.
Generally, the Oppo F11 looks just like the Pro version without the pop-up selfie camera mechanism.
This device comes with a 6.53 inches display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels. The display has good color reproduction and great viewing angles. It makes Oppo F11 a suitable device for media consumption. It’s also bright – you can view content clearly in direct sunlight.
Software and Hardware
Oppo F11 is powered by Android v9.0 operating system with ColorOS 6 skin on top. The user interface is clean and easy to understand. There is a smart assistant sidebar that makes it pretty easy for you to access different apps. You can also tweak the setting to be able to access the Google Assistant by pressing the power button for 0.5 seconds.
The F11 has the same SoC found in the F11 Pro, MediaTek Helio P70. Helio P70 processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage space. This configuration facilitates a smooth experience while browsing, checking social media, streaming videos, etc.
You should also expect to play your games without any issues. Oppo F11 can handle both lightweight and heavy games at high settings. PUBG, Asphalt 9, Mobile Legend and other games with heavy graphics will run smoothly. Temperatures may rise, but not too much to make it uncomfortable to handle the device.
Oppo has always marketed itself in Kenya as the go to brand for camera phones. The F11 does not disappoint in this department. This smartphone is equipped with a 48MP f/1.79 shooter at the back paired with a 5MP depth sensor. The user interface is the same as that of the Pro version.
One of the most attractive features of the rear camera is its night mode. This mode allows you to capture decent photos in places with low light. Photos taken outdoors, during the day are good enough to stand out when posted on social media platforms.
The front-facing camera is 16MP. Selfies are pretty good in places with adequate light. However, front portrait mode struggles to separate the subject and the background.
Oppo F11 can record 1080p @30fps videos. However, the phone lacks optical image stabilization. You have to be stable or use a tripod when you want to capture good quality videos.
Battery and Extras
The F11 is equipped with a 4020mAh battery. This is 20mAh more than what the users of the Pro version get. Under moderate to heavy use, it will comfortably take you through the day on a single charge. It supports Oppo VOOC (3.0) fast charging technology. You can recharge it from 0% to 100% in around two hours.
Oppo F11 Pros and Cons
- A bright, colorful display
- Good battery life
- Good camera phone, especially during the day
- Decent processing power
- Bulging camera module
- You can find cheaper phones with more onboard storage
- Hybrid SIM slot
Oppo F11 Alternatives
I personally think you get more value for money when you buy the Oppo F11 rather than the F11 Pro. Other than RAM and the pop-up camera mechanism, everything else is pretty much the same. Cameras are the same, the displays are practically the same and they also have the same processor. But there is the 10,000-shilling difference between them.