The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is packed to the hilt with features. From a sleek design to smart 5G support to 50W Flash Charge, it has everything you could possibly want in a smartphone. But the one key element where the F19 Pro+ 5G stands out is its camera performance. As someone who enjoys vlogging in my spare time, the one thing I look for in a smartphone is a good camera setup, and the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G had me covered on all fronts.
What particularly impressed me however was the low-light performance. From the AI Highlight Portrait Video to Dynamic Bokeh to the gorgeous Night Plus filters, the F19 Pro+ 5G has become my new favorite companion for night-time photography and videography. The device is priced at Rs 25990 and is available for purchase across offline retailers and Amazon.
To give you an idea of how versatile the cameras are in low light, I took the F19 Pro+ 5G for a spin on a night out. The images and videos below will give you an idea of how well the cameras performed for my evening shoots. Without further adieu, let’s take a deep dive into the F19 Pro+ 5G’s cameras, through the eyes of a vlogger.
Turn on AI Highlight Portrait Video to see the difference
The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G features a quad rear camera setup, which includes a 48MP f/1.7 main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP mono camera. The AI Highlight Portrait Video function works in tandem with the main camera, andcan drastically improve footage in low light.
When AI Highlight Portrait Video is turned on, the camera automatically detects and applies the Ultra Night Video algorithms in low light conditions. This resulted in footage looking brighter, with richer and more enhanced colors. I found it extremely useful to use while shooting videos at restaurants and outdoor events with colorful lighting.
A personal perspective with Dual-View Video
Another mode I absolutely loved using for my vlogs was the Dual-View Video. This mode let me record videos from both the front and rear cameras in a split-screen mode, giving a unique perspective to my videos. I was able to not only capture scenic views from the rear camera, but record my reactions from the selfie shooter as well. This feature makes for some really personalized vlog and Instagram Stories.
Gorgeous night portraits for every occasion
Video isn’t the only aspect the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G’s cameras excel at – the phonecan take some really professional-looking night portrait shots with a variety of modes on offer. First up, the AI Color Portrait and one of my personal favorite modes. By using this mode, I was able to keep myself in color, with the background turning black and white for a truly dramatic effect. The best part – I could use this mode with both the front and rear cameras.
AI Color Portrait front vs AI Color Portrait Rear
The AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 was another mode I ended up using often, since it can automatically recognize up to 22 different scenes. While this mode works well in the day, it also enhances photos taken in low light. I used it for night shots to bring out the details in darker areas and enhance dull colors, and the difference was very noticeable.
AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 OFF vs ON
For really spectacular portrait shots, I turned to the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G’s Dynamic Bokeh mode, which created an artistic and realistic looking motion blur in the background, while keeping my portrait in sharp focus. I loved using this mode to highlight my outfits in images. Another equally amazing mode was Neon Portrait, which created DSLR-style bokeh backgrounds, perfect when shooting portraits against lights. Check out the samples I took to see how well this mode worked.
Last but not least is Night Plus, which gives you a choice of three gorgeous filters that are ideal for cityscapes. While the Cosmopolitan filter lent a warm hue to images, emphasizing the reds, yellows and oranges, the Astral has a more greenish-blue tint, making images look cool and futuristic. Lastly, the Dazzle mode enhances the black, blue and orange hues. I was able to drastically change the look of city shots and architecture by using any of these modes.
As a vlogger, I can’t emphasize how important the selfie camera is in my line of work, and the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G does not disappoint. Not only does the camera capture detailed selfies in daylight, it also works especially well in low light, with bright results that are low on noise. Special mention goes out to the portrait mode, which does an exceptional job of keeping even the smallest hairs in focus while blurring the background.
Smart 5G that goes beyond speeds
While the cameras were the highlight of the F19 Pro+ 5G for me, there are several other aspects which stood out in my usage, such as Smart 5G. Now, even though 5G is not available in India yet, Smart 5G integrates features that can be used even today. It employs 8 antennas, which means it covers the full spectrum of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and even GPS, ensuring a crystal-clear connection and fewer network drops. The phone also features a 360-degree antenna design, ensuring the signal doesn’t drop no matter which way you hold the phone. This ensured I was able to continue streaming videos and playing games on the phone even when I was in low network areas.
Other features like Dual Network channel that connect to both 4G/5G and Wi-Fi for improved speeds and seamless switching between 4G and 5G networks are also future-proof innovations.
50W Flash Charge tops up the battery in minutes
The F19 Pro+ 5G’s 4,310mAh battery easily lasted a full day with regular usage. However, on days when I used the phone for shoots, recording multiple videos and snapping dozens of photos, this understandably took a toll on the battery life. The best part though was the presence of 50W Flash Charge, which topped up the phone battery completely in under 50 minutes.
This meant that after coming home at the end of a work day, the phone was able to charge faster than the time it took me to get ready to go out for dinner! For a quick top up on the go, I just needed to plug in the phone for 5 minutes, which gave me enough juice to talk on the phone for up to 5 hours.
Classy, minimalist design
As a vlogger, a phone is as much of a fashion accessory as it is an essential gadget, and the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G had me covered with its elegant, minimalist design. From the single piece of scratch-resistant glass on the camera module to the ultra-thin 7.8mm waistline, the phone looks and feels sleek. Not to forget the immersive 6.4-inch display, which was great for watching videos thanks to the FHD+ Super AMOLED panel.
ColorOS 11.1 is the icing on the cake
The Dimensity 800U chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage was a powerful combination for all my daily activities, whether it was using the camera extensively, watching videos, playing games or running multiple apps like Facebook, Instagram, Chrome and more. But what really added to the overall experience for me was ColorOS 11.1.
From the Game Focus mode to Flex Drop multi-tasking to dark mode and privacy features like Private Safe and Privacy Shield, the enhanced software really improves the overall experience of this device.
OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is a must buy
If you’re looking for a sleek and stylish phone that ticks all the boxes, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is the ultimate no-compromise buy. From impressive night-time videography and photography to the ultra-fast 50W Flash Charge to Smart 5G, this phone really is the ultimate vlogging companion. With all these features in mind, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is more than worthy of a 5-star rating.
The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is available in a choice of Space Silver and Fluid Black colour options. It is priced at Rs 25,990 for the single 8GB + 128GB variant, and will be available on Amazon and mainline retailers. To make the purchase even more attractive, you can choose to avail a bundled discount by purchasing the Enco W11 earbuds along with the phone at just Rs 999, and the all-new OPPO Band Style for Rs 2,499.
Additionally, buyers can also avail offers like a flat 7.5 percent cashback on HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and FederalBank credit cards, 11 percent instant cashback via Paytm and one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank, zero down payment option via HomeCredit and HDB Financial Services, and Triple Zero Scheme with Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank. Existing OPPO users can avail a one-time screen replacement, 180 days extended warranty and Rs 1,500 upgrade bonus as well.