The OPPO Reno series has given us some real gems in the past, and with its latest entry – OPPO Reno11 5G – the trend seems to continue. The device seems to make headlines for its new Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System, design engineering, massive battery, and super-fast charging. Priced comfortably at INR 29,999 for 128GB and INR 31,999 for the 256GB variant, Reno11 5G offers segment-leading features. As we have spent some time with the phone now there’s so much to unfold. Let’s dive straight into our first impression of the OPPO Reno11 5G.
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Stunning looks – Crème de la crème
Everything from the build quality to the styling of this handset is inspired by nature. When we first held it in our hands, we were astonished by its natural feel and effortless grip. Its dual 3D curved glass design leads to a slender frame that’s just 7.99mm thin (Rock Grey) and 8.04mm thin (Wave Green). And at 182g, its weight is also towards the lower side, making it a delight to hold and carry around in your pocket. On its rear surface, the Sunshine Rings camera housing is quick to grab your attention. Its glimmering surface reflects light in a unique pattern to add to the device’s visual flair. As for the front surface, it’s stunningly beautiful, thanks to the large display that’s surrounded by extremely thin bezels.
The Reno11 5G is available in two color options. We got to test the Wave Green variant that creates the vision of a green sea under the glass surface, giving the phone a truly natural look. We were constantly inquired about the phone wherever we took it, which is always a good sign. The other color is Rock Grey, which uses OPPO’s famed Glow process and is also a treat to look at. The design offers a great balance between looks and comfort.
Gorgeous display and high-quality audio – Multimedia powerhouse
Just looking at the specs of the Reno11 5G makes it evident that it’s an entertainment powerhouse. During our time with it, the phone’s marvelous display made it a treat to consume any kind of content on it and we noticed that a lot of factors have gone into achieving this. Firstly, its super-narrow bezels give it a stunning screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent, allowing almost the entire front surface to glow up with gorgeous colors. And then there’s its size. This 6.7-inch AMOLED panel feels expansive and evokes wonder when you’re playing games or watching movies or TV shows.
This is also an HDR10+ rated panel, which allows it to render its visuals with high contrast levels, immersing you further into the content you’re watching. The 10-bit panel is adept at rendering colors as well; it supports a whopping 1.07 billion hues that bring the visuals alive. But any viewing experience is never complete without great audio. The Reno11 5G’s dual stereo speakers deliver crisp sound at all volume levels. This is partly because the speakers are tuned by OReality Audio, which is known for providing a broad soundscape. OPPO has even given this phone a 300% Ultra Volume Mode that can be unlocked if you keep pressing the volume up button even after it’s on full. You may not use this feature while consuming content, but it can be quite important for those who never want to miss a notification or don’t want their alarm to go unheard.
Class-leading portrait camera – Explore the inner photographer in you!
The Reno11 5G comes with a rear triple camera setup that enables us to click images like never before. There’s tons of software innovation here. It gets what OPPO calls the Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System, which gives it class-leading portrait-capturing ability. The main camera is a 50MP Sony LYT600 sensor that’s 1/1.95” in size. This OIS-equipped snapper features a wide f/1.8 aperture lens that makes it ideal for low-light photography. While all the daytime shots we captured using this camera were great, we were especially surprised by how detail-heavy and accurately colored the night-time shots were.
We also tested its 32MP telephoto camera, which offers 2x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom. This is a Sony IMX709 sensor, which bears an RGBW pixel arrangement that leads to a 60 percent increase in photosensitivity and a 35 percent decrease in noise. This is exactly where the Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System comes into the picture. It uses the telephoto arrangement to offer a Pro-Grade Portrait Mode that lets you switch between 24mm and 47mm focal lengths. While the former is ideal for group portraits, the latter works perfectly for a single subject.
Capturing portraits with this system was an absolute delight. The Reno11 5G offers tremendous control over how you want your portraits to look and sure enough, they look gorgeous. OPPO’s Portrait Expert Engine has a lot to do with this. It enhances the look of your photos with a fourfold process that involves separating the subject from the background, controlling the white balance to maintain skin tones, using AI to remove noise and improve clarity, and merging different exposures to enhance the dynamic range. The results are portraits that people will never believe have been clicked on a smartphone.
Aside from all this, the Reno11 5G even ships with an 8MP ultra-wide camera, which does its job well. As for selfies, they are taken care of by a 32MP OmniVision OV32C camera. Whether you’re capturing individual or group selfies, you will find crisp quality in all of them. Plus, the phone supports 4K videos on both the front and rear cameras, which is great news for content creators. We found the video quality offered by the front camera to be impeccable as well.
Blazing fast speeds – Unwavering, relentless, and uncompromising
The Reno11 5G, has a ultra-powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC inside it. Its 6nm processor has two dedicated performance cores that make sure that even the heaviest of tasks are handled with finesse. Throughout our time with the handset, we were greeted by a seamless and smooth user experience for hours. And thanks to OPPO’s 48-Month Fluency Protection, you will continue to experience the same smoothness for years to come.
The OPPO Reno11 5G ships with 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough to support your multitasking needs. And of course, you can also use OPPO’s 8GB Dynamic RAM feature to bring the total RAM up to 16GB. As for storage, there’s ample of that on offer via both variants. You can choose between 128GB and 256GB options and use their microSD card slots to add up to 2TB of space.
The highly advanced internal hardware of this phone is also home to the LinkBoost engine with which all our calls have crystal-clear voice clarity and unblemished connectivity. LinkBoost even helps the phone get back online after leaving an elevator up to 87 percent faster than the competition. It is an awesome feature to have.
All-day battery life – Optimization is the key
Seeing how light and slim the phone is, we found it hard to believe that it had a massive 5,000mAh battery inside it. This large power pack ensures truly non-stop usage throughout the day. Even with our heavy usage, which included a few hours of gaming, we found that the phone would have around 25-30 percent juice left in it by the end of the day. Those with moderate usage can easily stretch it to two days. OPPO’s Battery Health Engine is present on this device as well, offering several optimizations that deliver long-lasting battery durability.
Charging the phone is a delight thanks to its adoption of 67W SUPERVOOCTM fast charging, which lets you charge the handset from 0 to 100 percent in just 45 minutes. This is so ideal for when you forget to connect the phone to the charger and only realize that right when you’re about to leave your house and in just 10 minutes you get 33% battery life.
The beauty of ColorOS 14 – Simple, elegant, and productivity
The Reno11 5G comes with ColorOS 14, which provides you with the right balance between aesthetics and functionality. This latest version is home to a feature called Smart Touch, which acts as a solution for situations where users wish to copy text from images. Smart Touch enables the conversion of unselectable text, allowing easy pasting elsewhere. Complementing this is the Smart Image Matting tool, which facilitates the creation of transparent PNGs by long-pressing on images—an ideal feature for crafting custom stickers or producing impressive artwork.
And then there’s File Dock, a convenient cabinet that we could summon to quickly store something we’ve copied. This way, there can be a seamless transfer of content between apps. The File Dock can hold the copied information for as long as you want, so you can store stuff like your address or bank account details there to easily access them whenever you want.
ColorOS 14 also introduces the Trinity Engine which is designed to optimize device performance and extend storage capabilities. It uses ROM Vitalisation for compressing unused data and removing duplicate files, potentially saving up to 21GB of space. The Trinity Engine also features RAM Vitalisation, which allows the phone to keep up to 28 apps running in the background for an impressive 72 hours. And finally, there’s CPU Vitalisation, which learns from user habits to optimize battery life.
Parting Thoughts – This should be your next phone!
As you can see, the OPPO Reno11 5G seamlessly marries elegance with cutting-edge features, presenting users with a device that transcends mere functionality to become a style statement. Its formidable features lead to an incredibly pleasant user experience but what truly sets the Reno11 5G apart is its remarkable all-day battery life, ensuring that users can navigate their day without constantly worrying about running out of power. OPPO has crafted a masterpiece that not only caters to the demands of the modern smartphone user but does so with ample grandeur.
You can purchase the device today for a price of INR 29,999 for 128GB and INR 31,999 for the 256 GB storage variant. Both devices are available with a string of attractive features. Log on the Flipkart, OPPO E-Store, or visit your nearest OPPO mainline retailers to check out the device.