The F11 Pro’s display with almost zero bezel and no notch keeps up Oppo’s standards
Oppo recently launched their latest flagship killer phone, the F11 Pro. Oppo made their name because of their bold designs, and the F11 Pro is no exception.
After using the phone for about a week, these are my impressions.
One of the main attractions of the device is the 6.53” full HD+ display, with no notch, no camera hole, and almost zero bezel. This kind of display is ideal for gaming or watching videos, as there are no obstructions on the screen. In addition, it has a bright and colourful gradient.
The display could have been improved further if the display ratios were the same at the top and bottom of the screen, but this small miss does not take away from the quality of the phone.
The latest Android 9.0 Pie and ColorOS 6 operating system ensures that users can benefit from the newest Android releases. Different types of android home screen replacement applications may be used, but they do not have the same feel as the build-in one.
Oppo phones are known for the performance of their cameras. With dual primary cameras, including a 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, as well as a 16 MP rising selfie camera, the F11 Pro maintains Oppo’s high standards.
There are three primary modes - photo, video and portrait – as well as other settings such as high definition, slow motion, timelapse video, panorama, night mode, expert mode and Google lens.
I like the primary camera most as it can enable larger pixel and detailed pictures, while the secondary depth sensor camera helps take in-depth pictures. The experience appears similar to that of a DSLR camera, and photos can be taken in auto mode for ease, or expert mode for more customization options.
Although the F11 Pro has a 48MP primary camera, pictures that are taken are automatically converted to 12MP. Pictures taken in daylight are the best, with superb contrast and colour as well as sharpness. The camera did not perform as well in low light, and night mode was disappointing but functional.
The HDR mode is my personal favourite, because of the sharpness and definition of the pictures.
The main attraction for me is the 16MP rising selfie camera, and the popup function is quite impressive.
The camera has a fixed focus lens with no AF. This front camera can capture very nice pictures, but I was disappointed with a lack of detail despite an abundance of colour.
I was also unimpressed by the HDR mode on the selfie camera, as the image quality drops noticeably.
The phone has the ability to record 1080p HD video. Video performance is good, but not comparable to other brands on the market.
Oppo had already made their name with the attractive and eye catching designs of their phones. The F11 Pro’s display with almost zero bezel and no notch keeps up Oppo’s standards, and the phone comes in two colours: Thunder Black and Aurora Green.