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realme 11 4G impressions and initial review

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The realme 11 4G will soon launch in the Philippines. The 4G model, which debuted in Vietnam last August, features a 90Hz display, a Helio G99 processor, a 108MP main camera, and 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging.

The smartphone is set to arrive in the country on November 9. Before we get our hands on these devices, let’s take a sneak peek at what the realme 11 4G has to offer.

realme 11 4G review

Inside the Box

The realme 11 4G comes with the usual set of accessories, including the 67W SUPERVOOC fast charger.

  • realme 11 unit
  • Silicone case
  • Fast charger
  • USB-C cable
  • SIM eject tool
  • Documentation

Initial Setup

Like most smartphones nowadays, the realme 11 4G comes with its share of what some would call bloatware. It’s a collection of third-party and duplicate apps that you may or may not use. Brands claim it helps lower the price of the phones. However, it does slow down the initial setup.

It’s not a major issue as most of us are probably used to this by now. You can just uninstall or disable the apps you don’t need, but it is still annoying nonetheless, especially for those who prefer a simpler and cleaner setup process.

The realme 11 4G runs on realme UI 4.0 on top of Android 13. We recommend taking the time to properly set up the phone to make the most out of your device.

First Impressions

The realme 11 4G is a stunner. The phone has a gradient design with an S-shaped streak of light. It has a flat display with curved edges and sides, with a large circular camera island inspired by luxury watches.

realme 11 4G review

Our review unit is in Gold. It is also available in a Black colorway for those who want a more traditional hue. At the front, the realme 11 4G has a 6.4-inch FHD AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080, a refresh rate of 90Hz, a peak brightness of 1000 nits, and a hole punch at the top left corner that houses a 16MP selfie camera.

The screen supports a wide color gamut with 98% NTSC and can display more than 16.7 million colors for a vivid and realistic viewing experience. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

realme 11 4G review

The device is very comfortable to hold thanks to its slender frame and flat sides. It measures 159.9 x 73.3 x 7.95 mm and weighs 178 grams.

One of the realme 11 4G’s highlight features is the 108MP primary camera, which is prominently displayed on a large circular island alongside a 2MP B/W depth camera. The main sensor captures 12MP images and supports 3x sensor zoom, which is a high-quality crop of a high-resolution shot. The camera also supports 108MP direct output, Street Mode 4.0, Night Mode, Pro Mode, and more.

Here are some sample photos from the realme 11 4G to give you a glimpse of what it is capable of creating.

Under the hood, the realme 11 4G is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, a powerful gaming-centric octa-core mid-range chip with two performance and six efficiency cores with a clock speed of up to 2.2GHz. It also features 8GB+8GB expanded RAM, a generous 256GB of storage, and a side fingerprint scanner.

As for the battery, the realme 11 4G has a 5000mAh capacity that supports a speedy 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging, which, according to realme, can charge the phone from 1% to 50% in just 17 minutes.

realme 11 4G review

That wraps up our first impressions and initial review of the realme 11 4G. The smartphone will launch in the Philippines on November 9. Stay tuned for our full review, where we will explore more of its features and performance.

realme 11 4G specs

Display6.4-inch FHD AMOLED Display, 2400×1080, 90Hz refresh rate, up to 1000 nits, Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G99
RAM/Storage8GB+256GB
Up to +8GB dynamic memory expansion
Expansion slot
Rear Camera108MP main, 3x sensor zoom
2MP B/W depth
Front Camera16MP
Network4G, dual SIM, triple slot
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC
OthersSide fingerprint scanner, USB-C, Hi-Res Audio
OSrealme UI 4.0, Android 13
Battery5000mAh Battery, 67W SUPERVOOC

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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