OPPO Reno11 F 5G review: Function over form

Decent performance and superb main camera.

OPPO recently launched the newest member of the Reno11 Series. The OPPO Reno11 F 5G was unveiled with much fanfare and star power. The smartphone is priced at P18,999 and offers a 120Hz AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, and an impressive set of cameras.

But how does it fare in real life? And most importantly, is it worth our money? Let’s find out.

Design and Display

The OPPO Reno11 F 5G features a flat design with a flat frame and curved corners. The phone comes in three colors based on nature. Our review unit comes in Ocean Blue color, which has a gradient pattern that resembles “shimmering waves”. Personally, I prefer the other two colors — Coral Purple and Palm Green.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

The phone has a good hand feel, thanks to a solid construction and chamfered edges. It has an IP65 water and dust resistant build, as well, meaning it survived a water jet test of up to 3 minutes and up to 60 minutes in a rain test.

It has a flat 6.7-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. It has narrow side bezels with a chin at the bottom, which is common to phones in this range.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

The display has punchy colors and above average legibility under the sun. It has a hole punch cutout at the top center for the selfie camera.

On the right side of the phone is the volume and power buttons. The left side is the SIM tray. At the bottom we have a microphone, USB-C port, and the mono speaker. There’s a second microphone at the top.

It’s unfortunate that the phone only has one speaker. On the bright side, it sounded good with ample volume.


The phone has a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 64MP Ultra-Clear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. While in front, there’s a 32MP shooter for selfies.

In good lighting conditions, the image quality is excellent. Photos are sharp with a wide dynamic range. The colors are punchy with good details. It has 2x zoom, which also produces good results.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

In in-door lighting, image quality remains decent, despite softer sharpness and details. Zooming in, however, results in less details , some noise, and slightly muted colors. Photos are still useable, especially for social media.

As with most OPPO phones, selfie quality is good, especially if in bright conditions. Video quality is average. In low light, you will get noise and grain, and colors take a hit. On the bright side, you can take 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps.

Here are some sample photos.


The Reno11 F 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It runs on ColorOS 14 based on Android 14.

The UI is typical of OPPO phones with some options for customizations, including changing icon shapes and styles, setting home screen grid layouts, and changing transition animations.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

The refresh rate is set at automatic. You can always set it to 120Hz refresh rate at the expense of some battery life. The phone also has that irritating YouTube refresh rate bug, where it sets the refresh rate to 60Hz on most devices, even if it is set to 90Hz or 120Hz.

On this phone, YouTube runs at 60Hz if it’s set on automatic refresh rate, and 90Hz if it’s set on high. However, you can now set a specific refresh rate per app. To do this, go to Settings> Display> Screen refresh rate and choose high. A new option will appear underneath it. Find YouTube and set it to 120Hz.

In daily use, the Reno11 F 5G is smooth and responsive. It can handle most apps and games with no issues. Gaming is not a problem as well. Most games are playable at high graphics settings. Genshin Impact had no issues with graphics quality set on highest at 60fps. Meanwhile, Honkai Star Rail is playable at very high graphics with 60fps. You can get better results by playing around with the graphics settings.

Here are the benchmark results, should you care for it.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Benchmark Scores

Battery Life

The OPPO Reno11 F 5G has a 5000mAh battery and supports 67W wired fast charging. During the review, the handset easily lasted a day with moderate usage. You can push this further if you use the phone lightly, however, I still suggest charging it at the end of the day.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

Charging the battery took about an hour, faster if you don’t charge it from empty. The battery also has a couple of features to ensure its longevity. You can turn on Smart charging, where the phone learns your charging habits and adjusts charging patterns accordingly. You can also set the charging to stop at 80%, another feature to slow down battery aging.


Priced at P18,999, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G is a good option for those looking for a phone with decent performance and superb main camera that punches above its class. It is also a workhorse, with all day battery life and fast charging.

However, it does have its downsides. For one, the Ocean Blue colorway isn’t as appealing as the other options. And two, video quality could have been better. Then there’s the lack of a stereo speaker.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G

In the end, I still think its a compelling option in a sea of mid-range phones calling for your attention. Its design may not stand out, but if its photo quality you’re after, then this should be on your radar.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G specs

Display6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2412×1080, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 1100 nits, HDR10+, Panda Glass
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7050
Rear Camera64MP main, f/1.7
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2
2MP macro, f/2.4
Front Camera32MP, f/2.4
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC
OthersIn-display fingerprint sensor, USB-C, IP65 dust and water resistance
OSColorOS 14, Android 14
ColorsPalm Green, Ocean Blue, Coral Purple
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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