OPPO has finally launched its F21 Pro 5G smartphone in India and the phone simply stands out from the crowd, thanks to its unique design, camera features, and build quality. The OPPO F21 Pro 5G comes in flaunt-worthy colours and features an ultra-slim retro design that has already captured the entire market’s attention. The phone has set new benchmarks in terms of camera performance for its price range. One of the highlight-worthy aspects of the OPPO F21 Pro 5G is its Dual Orbit lights for push notifications. This is one of the coolest new features that you can find on the market right now. As this phone comes firing on all cylinders, let’s dive into the various aspects that make it a must buy.
Camera features that make OPPO F21 Pro 5G a must buy
The OPPO F21 Pro 5G comes with a 64MP AI triple camera setup. The primary camera setup consists of a 64MP high-resolution sensor, assisted by a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro unit. At the front, the phone features an extremely capable 16MP selfie camera that takes stunning shots.
The camera setup on the OPPO F21 Pro 5G comes with powerful hardware, which is assisted by equally powerful AI features that together ensure that you are equipped with the perfect tool to capture precious moments of your life.
Bokeh Flare Portrait – Handles background light like a champ!
Do you ever find it really tricky to tackle the background lights while recording videos or clicking pictures? Trust us, we’ve all been there. As a solution to this problem, the OPPO F21 Pro 5G comes with Bokeh Flare Portrait feature that offers bokeh effects similar to a wide aperture DSLR camera. This feature turns the background lights into dreamy spheres with rich colour, while focussing on the human subjects.
The rear camera setup supports EIS (electronic image stabilisation) and video beautification while Bokeh Flare Portrait is used, so you can be sure that the resulting videos are professional-grade. This feature is supported by both the front and rear cameras. With Bokeh Flare Portrait, the front camera offers more accurate and delicate portrait cutouts and AI natural background. On the F21 Pro 5G, the algorithm has been developed in such a way that it recognises more than 100 scenes and offers enhanced portrait recognition and portrait cutout abilities. The background depth offered by the phone’s camera has also been optimised to retouch human hair and shirt details at the pixel level in order to make them appear more clear against simple backgrounds.
HDR Selfie – Captures full range of colours and emotions!
High dynamic range can do wonders to an image and the HDR Selfie feature on the OPPO F21 Pro 5G has been included to accomplish the same. In backlit conditions, which often prove to be tricky for other phones, the HDR Selfie feature improves the dynamic range for selfies. With this feature, the phone manages to retain clear details of faces and backgrounds and makes the highlights properly exposed so that both the subject and background both look astonishing.
Although some phones make it impossible to take portrait selfies from certain angles, with the OPPO F21 Pro 5G, you will be able to take portrait selfies easily from any angle and anywhere with the phone’s Portrait HDR feature and advanced Bokeh algorithms.
More camera goodness – Features that transcend hardware!
The OPPO F21 Pro 5G offers AI Color Portrait feature that allows you to apply black and white filters to the background, while retaining the original colour of the portrait subject. This feature allows for creative freedom and you will be able to take shots that liven up your social media profile. The handset offers upgraded Portrait Retouching that allows you to make your pictures better than ever using natural beautification effects. This feature works for both front and rear cameras and can remove blemishes, pimples, acne scars, sunspots and intelligently retouch skin tone or makeup. Notably, this feature doesn’t remove desired beauty marks on your face.
The handset offers optimised AI Scene Enhancement that recognises 23 scenes and accordingly adjusts the colour saturation and contrast to produce best pictures possible.
The Dual View Video feature on the phone allows it to record from rear and front cameras simultaneously. If you ever missed out being part of a video as you were behind the camera, this feature will ensure it never happens again. The AI Palette feature on the phone recreates different preset portrait styles with a single click and allow you to shift the photo setting to retro, cinematic, or vintage style with a single click.
OPPO Glow Design – Head-turner in its own right!
One of the most exciting aspects about the OPPO F21 Pro 5G is its design. The phone comes with a premium finish and has the OPPO Glow design that sets it apart from the rest of the phones in its price range. The three-layer texture and two-layer coating process with OPPO Glow provides the back panels of Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black a matte finish with a subtle glittery appearance that is eye-catching.
With the ultra-slim retro design, OPPO F21 Pro 5G is extremely easy to hold. The device measures thinness of 7.55mm for the Rainbow Spectrum model and 7.49mm for the Cosmic Black model and weighs just 173 grams. This means you won’t have any issues using it for long hours or carrying it around in your pocket.
Dual Orbit lights – These angelic rings are really cool!
There are very few design features on any phone that look as impressive as OPPO’s first and brand-exclusive dual-ring setup in action on the OPPO F21 Pro 5G. The Dual Orbit floating and breathing light design is perfectly hidden under the two main rear cameras.
When the Dual Orbit lights are on to indicate push notifications, they appear like two angelic rings, making the rear design of the phone look magnificent. As we get notifications through the day, let’s just say that these Dual Orbit lights make this smartphone not just unique but extremely cool every single time these rings light up. Especially in the dark, the Dual Orbit lights look magical.
Snapdragon 695 5G SoC – Capable powerhouse for all your needs
The OPPO F21 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful mid-range 5G SoC for 2022 – Snapdragon 695 5G. This means that the phone offers truly global 5G connectivity with Sub-6 and mmWave support. The Adreno 619 GPU offers up to 30 percent performance improvement from previous generation and the power-efficient 6nm fabrication process ensures improved performance and power savings. With the Qualcomm AI Engine, the chipset enhances the low-light capture capabilities of the phone.
Immersive and durable display
With a punch-hole display design, the 6.4-inch AMOLED display panel offers a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. This means that the phone offers an extremely immersive experience when you are watching video or playing games on it. The display is protected by SCHOTT Xensation glass, which ensures it safety against occasional falls.
The OPPO F21 Pro 5G offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, which can be used as a convenient unlocking mechanism for the phone. Overall, the display on the OPPO F21 Pro 5G is a treat to look at and makes it an enjoyable experience to use the phone.
Large battery with SuperVOOC fast-charging support
OPPO F21 Pro 5G ships with a 4,500mAh battery that will easily last a full day of regular use. If you enjoy watching videos, playing games, or browsing on your phone, you can be sure that the OPPO F21 Pro 5G will provide you with enough juice to not run to the charging point every few hours. To make the package even better, the handset supports OPPO’s 33W SuperVOOC fast-charging technology, which charges up phones fully in just 63 minutes. If you have to rush out, you can charge the phone for just 5 minutes to get 3 hours of calling battery life. OPPO has led the industry in terms of fast charging technology and it is on showcase with this smartphone as well.
The OPPO F21 Pro 5G is one of the first smartphones to receive the top-level A rating in the TÜV SÜD 36-Month Fluency certification. This certification considers the fluency of the products at both the initial stage and after 2 or 3 years of use. As this phone has received the highest available rating, you can expect a smooth and consistent performance even after years of use. The phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM as standard but with OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology, the phone’s original 8GB RAM can be expanded by up to 5GB of additional RAM by temporarily allocating ROM. While dealing with demanding tasks, this feature allows a smooth and lag-free experience. The phone also comes with the AI System Performance Optimizer, which works towards ensuring your phone operates smoothly at all times. This feature comes along with several tools such as such as UI First, Super Touch, System Guard, and Idle Time Optimiser to improve the quality of user experience.
ColorOS 12 – Fun new features and safer than ever
ColorOS 12 brings along an inclusive design language as the brand has optimised the way text is displayed for 67 languages spoken in more than 140 countries or regions around the world. The brand has included new 3D Icons, including a frosted glass texture and intuitive interaction with virtual light. With the help of the Air Gestures on the ColorOS 12, you can control and navigate the smartphone with just your hand motions. In case your hands are not clean but you want to scroll through Instagram or Facebook feed, this feature will make your life much easier.
The 3D animated emojis from OPPO, called the omojis, have been introduced with ColorOS 12 for the very first time and allow users to express their emotions fully in a unique fun way.
The Anti-Peeping notifications feature ensures that detailed notification content remains hidden if apart from you, someone else is peeping at the screen. This ensures that your confidential content will not be exposed to someone else, even if they are peeping your phone.
Get ready for seamless gaming performance with OPPO F21 Pro 5G
Gaming is a crucial aspect of any smartphone experience and with features such as AI Frame Rate Stabilizer, Ultra Touch Response, and Smart Network Switch, OPPO F21 Pro 5G leaves no stones unturned to offer you the best gaming experience on a phone. The AI Frame Rate Stabilizer uses efficient AI algorithms to evaluate the frame rate in realtime and provides stabilisation to ensure consistent and smooth gameplay. With Ultra Touch Response, you won’t feel any input delays while playing intense online multiplayer games, and Smart Network Switch automatically switches your Internet network depending on signal strength so you don’t disconnect in between online gaming sessions.
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OPPO F21 Pro 5G is a handset that will surprise you with its capabilities in every single department. The phone offers incredible camera performance, thanks to impressive hardware and industry-leading software features. The phone comes with a premium and unique design that will leave you in awe of it. The handset comes with an extremely capable chipset that is efficient and powerful. Overall, the OPPO F21 Pro 5G gets a 5-star rating from us as the phone delivers on all fronts and leaves no stones unturned to offer you maximum performance, especially when you need it the most.
But wait, there is more!
OPPO Enco Air2 Pro
OPPO has recently added another gem to their IoT portfolio. The latest wireless earbuds – Enco Air2 Pro – offer true noise cancellation and deliver exceptional sound quality. These wireless earphones are available in white and grey colours. Let’s have a look at what they have to offer.
Sound Quality – Exceptional sound with a capable driver
The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro come with a 12.4mm titanised diaphragm driver and the ‘Enco Live’ tuning that helps the earphones deliver nuanced but clear mids and crisp highs. The rear chamber of the earbuds has been specially designed to be larger to increase the bass for an overall balanced sound. The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro come with support for the high-definition advanced audio codec (AAC) and low-complexity sub-band codec (SBC) to supply users with high-resolution audio. The dual-core active noise cancelling (ANC) chip on the earphones neutralises low-frequency noise. If you need to be more attentive of the surroundings, there is a transparency mode offered by these earphones as well.
Design – Comfort has a new name!
The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro have been designed to maximise wear comfort and minimise long-time wear fatigue. These wireless earphones come with a tactile touch control area, which makes it easier to control the earbuds without even looking. In case you are worried about durability, these earbuds come with the IP54 rating for dust and water resistance. The OPPO Enco Air2 Pro come with a stylish reflective pebble-shaped case, which looks extremely classy.
The curve design of the case allows 77 percent of the earbuds to be seen, instead of the traditional 55 percent, when you pop the cover open. This means that taking out the earbuds would be easier than ever and not a chore for you.
Battery – No need to run to charging points anymore
OPPO Enco Air2 Pro offer up to seven hours on a full charge. With the charging case, you can fully recharge these earphones three more times, which means you get a battery life of around 28 hours. With the Flash Charging support, the Air2 Pro can offer up to two hours of listening time with just a 10-minute recharge.
OPPO Enco Air2 Pro are perfect for those of you who are looking for truly wireless earphones that deliver excellent sound signature and offer effective noise cancellation. With its impressive battery life and fast charging support, these wireless earphones are the best option for the asking price.
Price, offers and availability
Now that you know everything about the OPPO F21 Pro 5G and the Enco Air2 Pro TWS, you must be itching to get your hands on these devices. Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you how you can own these amazing offerings. OPPO F21 Pro 5G has been priced at Rs 26,999 for the solo 8GB+128GB configuration and can be bought in Cosmic Black or Rainbow Spectrum colour options. Customers will get a 10 percent cashback from HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, Standard Chartered, IDFC First Bank, and Bank of Baroda credit cards along with no-cost EMI for up to 6 months. They can also avail of an offer of 70 percent assured buyback, via OPPO Upgrade for the new F21 Pro Series. They can also get an exchange bonus of up to Rs 2,000 for their old device of any brand, and an Rs 3,000 in exchange of an OPPO device. Customers will also be able to avail No Cost EMI up to 6 months, one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank, and affordable EMI schemes are also available from finance partners like Bajaj Finserv, IDFC First Bank, Kotak Bank, ICICI Consumer Finance, Mahindra Finance and others.
Additionally, lucky customers get a chance to spin and win assured gifts. They even stand a chance to win OPPO F21 Pro 5G from a free raffle after the purchase. The phone can be bought from the OPPO’s’online store, Amazon, and other leading mainline retail outlets.
Moving on to the Enco Air2 Pro, the wireless earbuds from the brand have been priced at Rs 3,499 and come in White and Gray color options. These can also be bought from the mainline retail outlets and OPPO online store. Both devices, OPPO F21 Pro 5G and OPPO Enco Air2 Pro will go on sale starting 21st April 2022.