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OPPO Reno11 5G review

Looking at the spec sheet, the Reno11 5G looks the part of a capable midrange phone
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The OPPO Reno11 5G is the latest addition to the Reno series, which aims to deliver premium features and performance at a reasonable price.

Looking at the spec sheet, the Reno11 5G looks the part of a capable midrange phone. It boasts a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with a variable refresh rate, a triple camera setup with a 50MP main sensor, a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, and a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. But how does it fare in real life? And Is it worth the P24,999 price tag? Let’s find out in this review.

Design and Display

The OPPO Reno11 5G is a sleek and stylish midranger with a slender design. It has a thickness of just 7.99mm and weighs a sprite 182 g.

Our review unit is in the Wave Green color. It combines sea green tones with a “shimmering” and smooth finish. While the design is unique and easy on the eyes, it might not be for everyone’s taste. There’s also a Rock Grey variant for those who want a more monotone hue.

OPPO Reno11 5G

At the back, the triple camera setup is housed on a pill-shaped island. It looks nice, giving the phone a slightly serious photography vibe. The camera bump is prominently raised a few millimeters from the panel, causing the phone to wobble when placed on a flat surface.

It has a slender thickness of just 7.99mm and weighs only 182g. This gives the phone a good hand feel, making it quite comfortable to hold.

OPPO Reno11 5G

The power and volume buttons are on the right side, while the left side is bare. The SIM tray, USB-C port, speaker, and microphone are on the bottom. And on the top side, it has an IR port, another microphone, and speaker vents.

The display is one of the highlights of the Reno11 5G. The 3D curved display tapers on the sides, adding to the sleek aesthetic. It measures 6.7 inches, with a resolution of 2412×1080 pixels and a variable refresh rate of 60/90/120Hz. It is bright with a max of 950 nits, and vibrant with pleasing saturated colors.

OPPO Reno11 5G

The display also has a punch-hole cutout on the top center for the selfie camera and thin bezels on the sides and bottom. The cutout isn’t as tiny compared to what other phones have, but it’s not distracting. The display has HDR10+ support and an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is fast and accurate.

The phone’s large display is great for watching videos, browsing the web, and scrolling through social media. It has dual speakers, which sounds good. You can also adjust the screen color mode and color temperature in the settings to suit your liking.

OPPO Reno11 5G

Cameras

The OPPO Reno11 5G has a triple camera setup, consisting of a 50MP Sony LYT600 main camera, a 32MP Sony IMX709 telephoto camera, and an 8MP Sony IMX355 ultra-wide camera. It also has a 32MP OmniVision OV32C selfie camera.

The camera app is straightforward with easy access to photo, video, pro, and portrait modes. It also has other features, such as night mode, a hi-res mode, panoramic, slo-mo, time-lapse, and more.

OPPO Reno11 5G

The camera quality of the main camera is good with a wide dynamic range and vibrant colors. It captures sharp and detailed images with good exposure.

The telephoto camera, which offers up to 2x optical zoom and 5x in-sensor zoom, also performs well with good colors and adequate sharpness. Using the in-sensor zoom works fine, despite losing some vibrancy and sharpness. However, it’s hardly noticeable when posting on social media.

The ultra-wide camera, which has a 120-degree field of view, gives you another option for shooting, especially for capturing landscapes and group shots. There’s nothing much to complain about here, save for some quality loss in low-light shooting. Again, it’s more than enough for social media.

The phone also has other modes and features to enhance the photography experience. The night mode is impressive, as it does a good job of lighting up darker areas while maintaining good color reproduction.

The portrait mode is good, with a smooth background, above-average edge detection, and natural colors. The selfie camera is decent, with adequate details and skin tones.

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Performance

The OPPO Reno11 5G runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The phone runs on ColorOS 14, based on Android 14. The user interface is clean and intuitive, with some customization options and features. However, it comes with some bloatware, such as Hot Apps and Hot Games. The good news is that these can be uninstalled or disabled.

OPPO Reno11 5G

One of my pet peeves with OPPO phones is the Global Search feature, which is accessed by swiping down on the home screen. I am a heavy user of search functions to quickly find apps. However, this one has an annoying trending list, which shows some irrelevant and spammy apps. You can’t disable it before, but thankfully a recent update now allows you to turn it off. To do this, tap on the three dots when on Global Search and go to the Home Page Management.

As for the phone’s performance, it is fast, with no visible lags or stutters. Apps and games load quickly, and multitasking is smooth. The phone also has a RAM expansion feature, which can use some of the storage space as virtual RAM, boosting multi-tasking performance further.

The Reno11 5G can handle most games in low to medium graphics settings, with acceptable frame rates. However, some games may not run at the highest settings. Genshin Impact, for example, defaults to low settings. You can play it at medium to high, but you will need to play around with the graphics settings to get the best experience out of it.

Here are the benchmark results should you care for it:

OPPO Reno11 5G Benchmark Scores

Battery

The OPPO Reno11 5G has a 5000mAh battery, which is standard for phones in this category. It also supports 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging. The battery life is good, as it can last a day with moderate usage, such as browsing, streaming, gaming, and social media. Heavy users, however, will need to charge before the day ends.

The 67W fast charging is impressive. It can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in under 50 minutes.

Final Remarks

Overall, the OPPO Reno11 5G is a good midrange phone. Some of its highlights I enjoyed include the stunning display and camera performance, good speaker quality, long battery life, and fast charging, which is what you’re getting for the reasonable price tag of P24,999.

It is a good choice for those who want a premium-looking and feature-packed phone, without breaking the bank. However, those looking for drawbacks will focus on the Dimensity 7050 chipset. While it offers decent performance, it is sadly eclipsed by other processors in similarly priced phones.

Moreover, the Reno11 5G faces some serious competition in the mid-range segment, including the HONOR 90 5G, vivo V29 5G, Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, and realme 11 Pro+ 5G, among others.

If you’re looking for a more powerful phone with even better cameras and double the storage capacity, you might like its bigger sibling, the OPPO Reno11 Pro 5G with 12GB+512GB, priced at P31,999.

OPPO Reno11 specs

Display6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2412×1080, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, up to 950 nits
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7050
RAM/Storage12GB+256GB
Rear Camera50MP main, Sony LYT600, OIS
32MP telephoto, Sony IMX709, 2x optical zoom, 5x in-sensor zoom
8MP ultra-wide, Sony IMX355
Front Camera32MP, OmniVision OV32C
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, IR
OthersIn-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, stereo speakers
OSColorOS 14, Android 14
ColorsWave Green, Rock Grey
Battery5000mAh battery, 67W wired fast charging

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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