The OPPO F11 Pro was first announced in India earlier this month. It is coming to the Philippine on March 27, 2019. Before it does, we were fortunate enough to get our hands on one. We took its cameras for a spin to see how they perform.
Before we proceed, let’s take a close look at the OPPO F11 Pro’s cameras.
The handset features dual 48MP + 5MP rear cameras. The primary camera has a 1/2.25-inch sensor with 1/6um sized pixels, and comes with a bright f/1.79 aperture lens and an AI-assisted image processing. It uses pixel binning to output 12MP photos, with the intention of preserving as much details and colors as possible.
The 16MP selfie camera is housed on a motorized module that pops up when called. It has a 1/3.1-inch sensor with 1.0um sized pixels paired with a f/2.0 aperture lens.
Its camera features include portrait mode, night mode, panoramic, expert (or pro mode), time-lapse, slo-mo, and Google Lens.
The OPPO F11 Pro can produce above average quality photos, especially in good light. Images look colorful with good saturation and detail. There are some signs of over sharpening from time to time, and sometimes photos are a tad too warm for my taste. These are not deal breakers, though.
The F11 Pro can also produce good natural bokeh. It’s not as creamy as flagships and there were some evidence of noise, but it doesn’t distract.
The phone does particularly well in macro shots. Details and colors seem to pop-out more on this mode.
The F11 Pro also offer 2x telephoto zoom which outputs 12MP photos. The zoomed image looks okay, but you do see some deterioration of sharpness and details.
The OPPO F11 Pro features a night mode, similar to Huawei’s implementation. The phone takes multiple photos in a couple of seconds and uses AI image processing to stack the images together to produce a shot.
That being said, photo quality is good in low light. There’s ample detail there.
In extreme low light situations, however, the phone stumbles a bit. There is an abundance of noise and details become smudged. Still, images are serviceable, especially if it’s just for social media.
I like how the F11 Pro handles selfie photos. Images look sharp with good detail. Colors are good, but a bit on the warm side. Beauty mode works well to minimize pores and age lines. Just don’t overdo it or you risk making it look unnatural.
Again, OPPO has done well in proving that they’ve gone farther than others when it comes to imaging and photography. The OPPO F11 Pro delivers in terms of image quality. It was not all smooth sailing, though. There were some issues that need improvement. Still, it’s good enough to get the job done.
The only thing missing now is the price. Unfortunately, OPPO PH has kept mum on that end.
The OPPO F11 Pro is set to officially launch in the Philippines on March 27, 2019.
OPPO F11 Pro specs:
- Display: 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS Display (2340 x 1080, 395 ppi), Waterdrop Notch 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
- Processor: 2.1Ghz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70, 12nm
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- RAM + Storage: 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB
- Rear Cameras: Dual 48MP f/1.79 + 5MP Cameras
- Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0 Camera, Motorized Pop-Up
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 80211ac, Dual Band
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BDS
- Others: Fingerprint Scanner (Rear), Face Unlock, MicroUSB Port, NFC, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- OS: ColorOS 6, Android 9 Pie
- Dimension: 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm, 190 g
- Colors: Thunder Black, Aurora Green
- Battery: 4,000mAh Battery, VOOC 3.0 Fast Charge