realme has been making waves in the smartphone market with its affordable and feature-packed devices. Their latest offering is the realme 11 Pro+ 5G, a flagship phone that boasts a 200MP main camera, a Dimensity 7050 processor, and 100W fast charging support.
But how does it perform in real life? Is it worth the price tag? Let’s find out in this review.
Design & Display
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G has a stunning look with a vegan leather back and a strip in the middle that gives the phone a premium feel and a better grip. Our review unit is in Sunrise Beige color, which offers a more luxurious aesthetic. Another option is the Oasis Green color.
The design was done in collaboration with Matteo Menotto, a former Gucci Prints Designer and Bulgari’s Head of Design for Prints, who brought a touch of luxury and elegance to the smartphone.
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G has a plastic frame that curves around the edges, making it comfortable to hold. The phone also has a dual SIM tray, a USB Type-C port, and stereo speakers at the top and bottom. However, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, which isn’t surprising in midrange phones nowadays.
The realme 11 pro+ 5G has a round camera module at the back, which houses three cameras and an LED flash. The camera bump is slightly protruding, but not too noticeable. It also has a fingerprint scanner under the display, which is fast and accurate.
The phone measures 161.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm and weighs 189 g. The phone is not too bulky or heavy, but it might be hard to use with one hand due to its large size.
The realme 11 pro+ 5G features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 2412×1080 resolution, a and refresh rate of 120Hz. The display supports HDR10+ and has a peak brightness of 950 nits. The display also has a punch-hole cutout at the top center for the selfie camera.
The display is one of the realme 11 pro+ 5G’s main selling points. The screen is sharp, vibrant, and smooth, with excellent contrast and color accuracy. The display also supports DC dimming, which reduces flickering at low brightness levels.
The display of the realme 11 pro+ 5G also has a touch sampling rate of 1260Hz, which means it can register touch inputs faster and more accurately. This is especially useful for gaming and multitasking.
The main attraction of the realme 11 Pro+ 5G is its rear camera setup, which consists of a whopping 200MP primary sensor with an f/1.69 aperture and OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 112-degree field of view, and a 2MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The phone can capture stunning photos with rich details, accurate colors, and dynamic range in various lighting conditions.
Moreover, the phone can record videos up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, or up to 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. The video quality is impressive, with good stabilization, clarity, and sound.
The front-facing camera is a 32MP sensor with an f/2.45 aperture. The selfie camera can take decent photos with good skin tones and softened features.
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The realme 11 Pro+ 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, a 6nm octa-core processor with two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. It is paired with a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU for graphics performance. The phone also comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The phone does not have a microSD card slot. It does offer up to 12GB RAM expansion for a total of 24GB.
The phone runs on Android 13 with realme UI 4.0 on top. The user interface is smooth, responsive, and customizable, with features like dark mode, smart sidebar, game space, digital well-being, and more. The phone also supports dual nano SIM cards, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, and 5G connectivity.
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G delivers excellent performance in daily tasks like browsing, messaging, social media, streaming, etc., as well as in heavy tasks like gaming, multitasking, editing, etc.
It can also handle most games (such as Genshin Impact, PUBG, and Call of Duty Mobile) at reasonable graphics settings without any lag or major heating issues.
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G packs a massive 5,000mAh battery that easily lasts for a full day of moderate to heavy usage, with activities that include streaming, messaging, and browsing.
The phone’s 100W SUPERVOOC fast charger charged the battery from 20% to 100% in just 25 minutes. While a 15-minute charge yielded around 45%.
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G is a great phone that offers a lot of value for money. It has a stunning design, a smooth display, decent performance, a huge 512GB storage, a capable 200MP camera, and incredibly fast charging.
Some of its drawbacks are the lack of a microSD card slot, headphone jack, and water resistance. However, these are minor issues that don’t overshadow the phone’s strengths.
Overall, we recommend the realme 11 Pro+ 5G for those looking for a fashionable phone that delivers a lot of value for your money. But if you are looking for a more powerful phone with more features (or features you want), you might want to consider other options.
The realme 11 Pro+ 5G with 12GB+512GB is priced at PHP 24,999. It is available for pre-order in realme stores and kiosks from August 24 to August 31. Pre-orders are bundled with a TechLife Wireless Earbuds worth PHP 2,499) and a TechLife Power Bank 10000mAh worth PHP 799.
From August 24 to 25, you can get the phone on realme’s official TikTok Shop and the realme E-Store with up to PHP 3,000 in early bird discount. From August 27 to 28, the same offer applies to Shopee, during realme’s Super Brand Day Sale.
You can also expect the phone to land on realme’s Lazada store and the SM Malls Online app as well.
realme 11 Pro+ 5G specs
|Display||6.72-inch FHD Display, 2400×1080, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 1260Hz touch sampling rate, 950 nits, Double-Reinforced Glass|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 7050 5G|
Up to +8GB dynamic RAM expansion
|Rear Cameras||200MP main, OIS|
|Network||5G, 4G, dual SIM|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC|
|Others||In-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers|
|OS||realme UI 4.0, Android 13|
|Battery||5000mAh battery, 100W SUPERVOOC|