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realme 11 4G review: Midrange phone with a powerful 108MP camera

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The realme 11 4G is the latest addition to realme’s popular number series lineup, boasting a 108MP Prolight camera, a 90Hz AMOLED display, a Helio G99 processor, and a 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging.

But how does it perform in real life? Is it worth the ₱13,999 price tag? Let’s find out in this review.

Design & Display

The realme 11 4G has a sleek and elegant design, with a glass front and a polycarbonate back. Our review unit is in Gold colorway. For those who want a more classic hue, there is also a Black option.

The phone has a gradient design reflecting an S-shaped streak of light and a large circular camera module in the upper left corner, with a look inspired by luxury watches.

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A fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button on the right side with the volume buttons. The bottom edge has a 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone, a USB Type-C port, and a mono speaker grill.

The speaker sounds good and is adequate for most things. It’s clear and it can get loud. However, there’s not much bass, as expected in this price range.

The display is one of the highlights of the realme 11 with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits.

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 Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has a small punch-hole cutout on the upper left corner for the selfie camera.

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Like most OLED displays, this one is bright, vibrant, sharp, and smooth, with excellent viewing angles and contrast, and good sunlight legibility. It also makes navigating the phone, watching videos, and browsing the web an enjoyable experience.

Cameras

Another highlight feature of the realme 11 4G is its 108MP Prolight 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, a digital crop of a 108MP resolution shot. The camera also supports 108MP direct output, Street Mode 4.0, Night Mode, Pro Mode, and more, and shoots 1080p@30fps videos.

The main camera can capture detailed and clear photos in good lighting. Colors look accurate with a wide dynamic range. Indoor photos are also good, but you get mild graininess in the darker areas.

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In Night Mode, photos have decent quality. However, there is some softness in the details and the colors are not as vibrant. The image quality deteriorates further when you zoom in.

The 16MP selfie camera has an f/2.45 aperture and can capture selfies with natural skin tones and fine details. The photos may have some slight over-sharpening, but it is not noticeable unless you zoom in or crop the image. The selfies are good enough for social media sharing.

The selfie camera also features modes like night, street, portrait, and 108MP, as well as features like AI beautification and face unlock. It can also shoot 1080p@30fps videos.

Overall, photos from the realme 11 4G are impressive, especially the 108MP main camera, which outshines other phones with the same resolution in the local market.

Performance

The realme 11 4G is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, which is a 6nm octa-core chipset with two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz.

It also has a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU and 8GB of RAM, plus up to 8GB of dynamic RAM. Take note that dynamic RAM is set to 4GB by default. You can change it by tapping on RAM to Settings > About device. You will be prompted to restart the phone for it to take effect. The phone also has 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card.

The realme 11 4G runs on Android 13, with the realme UI 4.0 interface. At this point, the UI software is mature. It’s user-friendly, customizable, and feature-rich.

The Helio G99 does a great job of keeping things smooth and responsive. As a daily driver, the phone can handle most tasks and apps without issue. It can even run multiple apps in the background, switch between them smoothly, and load them quickly.

It can also play games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and Genshin Impact. You can get away with medium to high graphics settings in some games, but you’ll get the best performance in low to medium graphics. The phone does get warm, but nothing alarming.

For those into benchmarks, here are the scores.

realme 11 Benchmark Scores

Battery Life

The 5000mAh battery of the realme 11 4G can power it for a full day of mixed usage. Gaming will take a bigger toll on battery life, but you can still enjoy hours of playtime. For the most part, you don’t have to worry about running out of juice before the day ends.

The phone supports 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0% to 50% in 18 minutes, and 100% in about 45 minutes using the provided charger and cable.

Verdict

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The realme 11 4G is a decent mid-range phone with a flagship camera. It has a stunning display, good performance, a long-lasting battery, and fast charging. It also has a sleek design and a decent selfie camera.

The only drawbacks worth noting are the lack of stereo speakers and 5G connectivity. However, these do not affect the overall experience of the phone.

For ₱13,999, the realme 11 4G is a great choice, offering a lot of value for its price. Compared to other 108MP camera phones in the market, this one stands out thanks to its superior camera performance, brought about by better, more refined software.

The realme 11 is available in realme stores and kiosks nationwide, authorized dealers, and online on Lazada, Shopee, TikTok, and the SM Malls Online app.

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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