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    Oppo F11 Pro review: A commanding camera and screen

    Synopsis

    The design looks and feels premium thanks to the gradient colour and curved glass-like back.

    Oppo F11 Pro: Cheapest Full-Screen Phone With Pop-Up Camera
    Price: Rs 24,990
    Rating: ****

    The notch is passé! If you believe that and are ready to move on, the choices are usually in the high-end of the smartphone market. If you remember, Oppo was one of the first to go all-screen with the Find X last year. It felt like a proof-of-concept yet was an actual product that went on sale and was much appreciated for its forward thinking design. Oppo has brought down the tech to a much lower price point now — sub Rs 25k for this phone.

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    The design looks and feels premium thanks to the gradient colour (Aurora Green) and curved glass-like back. The frame and back are polycarbonate but don’t feel cheap. The effect is obviously aided by the expansive display and slim bezels on all sides. The box contents are quite generous, especially at this price point. You get a hard case in the box, along with 3.5mm earphones, 20watt VOOC fast charger and VOOC microUSB cable. There’s a pre-applied screen protector too.

    Looking around the phone, you can appreciate the attention to detail. On the back panel, the fingerprint scanner, Oppo logo and camera module are centrally aligned. The front pop-up camera is also placed centrally and comes up quickly. The display is nice to look at with high brightness, excellent viewing angles and punchy colour but it is not an amoled display. If amoled is what you need, you should be looking at the Vivo V15 Pro (Rs 28,990). A few other small disappointments in our book are the heavy Android skin (Color OS) and a micro USB port instead of USB type C.
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    The display is nice to look at with high brightness, excellent viewing angles and punchy colour but it is not an amoled display.

    But let's move on to the good parts. The F11 Pro uses a 48MP primary camera with a half inch Sony IMX586 sensor. The same sensor also does duty in the Redmi Note 7 Pro (which we praised for camera quality) and the new flagship OnePlus 7 Pro. It shoots 12MP stills by combining 4 pixels into 1, doubling the pixel size and giving you higher quality images. We got some excellent images in most lighting conditions (except really low light scenes). The 5MP secondary camera is for depth and does an admirable job. The front 16MP pop-up camera shoots some great selfies too - overall two thumbs up for the camera quality. It’s definitely one of the highlights of this phone.

    That being said, this is not a phone to get when you’re interested in performance. It has a Helio P70 processor - not bad for general use and light gaming, but you can’t call it a powerhouse. Even the Redmi Note 7 Pro that costs half as much will outperform this when it comes to gaming. Luckily, it is efficient enough to give you a day and half of battery life. Plus, fast charging is included in the box. So this is phone meant for someone who values design, hand feel, bezelless display and camera quality. If you’re more interested in performance, look at something like Poco F1. If you want an amoled display with no notch, consider the Vivo V15 Pro.

    OnePlus 7 Pro Screen vs Vivo NEX vs Vivo V15 Pro

    Tune in as ET's Hitesh Raj Bhagat compares displays of just launched OnePlus 7 Pro, Vivo NEX and Vivo V15 Pro. All three devices have high screen-to-body ratio, pop-up selfie cameras and amoled displays with optical in-display fingerprint scanners.

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