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Nature-inspired design, best-in-segment display, and class-leading portrait camera make OPPO Reno11 5G a showstopper

Loud buzz surrounds every OPPO phone that’s launched in India and the same is the case with the OPPO Reno11 5G. At a starting price of just Rs 29,999, it offers best-in-segment features that are highlighted by the Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System. Moreover, it has stunning looks that will grab the attention of everyone who lays their eyes on it. We have been using the OPPO Reno11 5G for a while now, and here’s what we feel makes it a showstopper in every sense of the term.

A design so unique that people won’t stop asking you about it!

As we shared our initial impressions of the phone, we were blown away from the moment we first laid eyes on this phone, and after spending around two weeks with it, the feeling remained the same. The mixture of curved glass and a thin yet solid frame gives a fantastic grip and is extremely comfortable to carry around. Not just that, even in our long gaming sessions (where we played Battle Royale games back-to-back for hours), we found that our hands never felt tired of holding the phone.

The sunshine ring camera housing on the back of OPPO Reno11 5G ensures that the phone stands out. The photos don’t quite do justice to the texture of the Wave Green color variant, so you need to see it in person. The phone also comes in a Rock Grey variant, offering a more subdued style. Needless to say, you simply can’t go wrong with any of these variants.

Gorgeous visuals that will encourage you to binge-watch! 

We binged video content on the phone for hours across several streaming platforms and played multiple games from different genres. Having spent so much time with the phone, it was clear that we have a flagship-grade display panel on offer here. The 6.7-inch AMOLED panel is just the perfect size and ensures that one gets an immersive experience. Because of the thin 1.57mm bezels on the sides of the display, our window to entertainment looked incredible. 

But the list doesn’t end there, the Reno11 5G’s display boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, guaranteeing silky smooth transitions and fluid scrolling. The display feels like the perfect combination for people like us who indulge in mobile gaming for hours each day.

As all of us get tired of using earphones at some point, it was a huge bonus that the Reno11 5G’s display is complemented beautifully by its dual stereo speakers that deliver an extremely rich aural experience. These speakers are balanced and feature a broad soundscape. We would like to give a shoutout to OPPO for including the 300% Ultra Volume. We played a song on Spotify before activating this mode, and it’s safe to say we could create a full-scale party atmosphere without the need for a speaker.

Mind-blowing portrait camera – ‘Ultra-Clear’ in every sense

Over the years, OPPO has already perfected the art of delivering top-tier camera tech. The question remains on how the Reno11 5G carries the legacy forward. Here the phone’s Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System is hogging all the limelight. The handset’s main camera is a 50MP Sony LYT600 sensor with a large 1/1.95-inch sensor size, a wide f/1.8 aperture, and OIS support. The secondary camera is a 32MP telephoto unit with a Sony IMX709 sensor, a 1/2.74-inch sensor size, and an f/2.0 aperture along with an 8MP ultra-wide lens.

In our usage, we found that both these cameras combine to deliver the finest portrait-capturing experience. Thanks to the Pro-Grade Portrait Mode, we get the option to shuffle between 24mm and 47mm focal lengths depending on whether they wish to capture multiple subjects or singular ones. The portraits from both these modes are stunning under all kinds of lighting conditions. They beautifully represent the features while also letting you choose stuff like the amount of bokeh effect and flare patterns. The OPPO Reno11 5G was extremely accurate in judging the skin tones and treating them all with their respective styles.

Image Caption: Portrait with 1x and 2X

As for selfies, 32MP OmniVision OV32C excels at capturing every aspect of your beauty in glimmering detail. Like the rear camera, this front snapper also supports capturing 4K videos, which spells good news for content creators.

As you can see from the sample shots we’ve posted here, the output of the Reno11 5G’s camera system is top-notch, and every kind of photography scenario is handled effortlessly.

 

Image Caption: Indoor Lighting

Caption: Landscape

Then there is Smart Image Matting, which enabled us to quickly cut out subjects from photos to turn them into cutouts. This is quite a neat feature, and thanks to this, our group chats are riddled with funny stickers of us and our friends.

Goodness of ColorOS 14

The Reno11 5G comes loaded with ColorOS 14, the latest version of OPPO’s utility-filled Android skin. We got a chance to test out all the new additions to this software, and it is quite useful and intuitive. The new File Dock is a neat little space that acts as a clipboard for text and images. You can summon it anytime with a simple swipe and grab whatever it is you have copied to paste it into another app. The best part is that the stuff on this File Dock doesn’t expire until you remove it from there, and it also syncs across other OPPO devices, creating an ecosystem.

The next new ColorOS 14 addition that we tried was Smart Touch. It recognizes and separates elements from image files. This way, if you wish to extract just a tiny object from an image, you just need to long-press on it, and the Smart Touch will identify all the elements that can be copied to be placed into other apps or in the File Dock. But the best use of Smart Touch isn’t even that. It can magically recognize and let you copy text from within an image file. This advanced feature is ideal for those rare situations where you want to jot down something from a screenshot, saving you time.

To improve the user experience, OPPO has also equipped ColorOS 14 with the Trinity Engine, which uses a threefold approach of compressing unused data, maintaining background apps for a long duration, and optimizing battery life to make sure that there’s utmost smoothness and stability.

Dominant performance

At no point during our phone experience, there was even the slightest performance issue despite the heavy usage. It handled long sessions of Call of Duty Mobile without any hiccups and even supported the swift editing of heavy 4K videos. That’s all thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chip at its heart. The 6nm processor is paired with 8GB of RAM to make sure that uninterrupted multitasking. Moreover, OPPO’s 48-month Fluency Protection technology ensures no deterioration in the phone’s performance even after years of use.

The Reno11 5G also offers 8GB worth of RAM that can be extended by up to 8GB more thanks to the Dynamic RAM feature. As for the storage, hefty 128GB and 256GB options exist, and the phone even comes with a microSD card to support an additional 2TB of space.

Also worth mentioning is the phone’s LinkBoost engine. Whether we used the phone in a basement, in car parking, on metro subways, or just in areas with low signal there was top-end call clarity and we didn’t experience even a single call drop.

Reno11 5G’s 5,000mAh power pack ensured that there was always enough juice in the handset. Remarkably, moderate usage easily led to a two-day battery life. Charging the phone was a delight as well with its 67W SUPERVOOCTM fast charging standard meant that just a 10-minute burst of charge was enough to give the phone a commendable 33 percent of juice. And taking it from 0 to 100 percent was a matter of just 45 minutes, a testament to the unrivaled charging efficiency.

Verdict

The OPPO Reno11 5G signifies a union between sophistication and high-grade functionality. It’s a veritable style icon that enhances user experience through its perfect amalgamation of software and hardware. And its Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System is another feather in the cap of OPPO, which continues to astonish us with truly breathtaking camera experiences year after year. At Rs 29,999 for 128GB and Rs 31,999 for 256GB, the OPPO Reno11 5G is the kind of offering you can’t afford to miss.

The OPPO Reno11 5G is available through the OPPO E-store, Flipkart, and major retail outlets. Exciting sale offers include a discount of up to Rs. 3,000 for transactions made with SBI, ICICI, One Card, IDFC First Bank, and Bank of Baroda credit cards and EMI transactions. Additionally, there are no-cost EMI options, and customers can benefit from extra discounts by exchanging their old smartphones. So do check out the phone today!

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