Game changer in mobile photography

Maruf Billah

20 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Game changer in mobile photography

A smart phone that comes with an attractive design, gradient color, immersive screen without notch and a selfie camera that remains hidden and rises out when needed, sounds like a premium flagship device.

But no, all these features come in OPPO F11 Pro that is more affordable than a flagship device. If you are planning to buy a phone that is a real game changer in terms of photography then check out this review of the OPPO F11 Pro before making any final decision.

Design and Construction

The F11 Pro is the first in the OPPO F Series that features a rising selfie camera. With impressive 6.53 inch display this phone is slightly bigger than any average-sized smart phones nowadays. Since OPPO gives more emphasis on edge-to-edge screen, so size is not an issue considering the higher body to screen ratio.

The tripled color gradient designed back cover makes it look premium. There are two color variants Thunder Black and Aurora Green which are really eye-catching. In addition to that the metallic frame aided the premium look.

Structure Arrangement of the Rising Front Camera is arranged in the middle of the screen to avoid distorted images. It flaunts a rounded curve design that makes the handset stand out. To balance the thickness due to the 16MP high-resolution structure, the rear camera and flashlight are packaged using a Decorative Ring.

Display and Multimedia

For display OPPO F11 Pro comes with 6.53-inch full HD+ LCD display with a 2340 x 1080p resolution, a pixel density of 397ppi, plus, a large 90.9% screen-to-body ratio. The panoramic HD+ screen offers perfect gaming and movie experience. It also offers great viewing angels and even in direct sunlight the phone offers bright and clear view.


OPPO devices are famed for their camera and OPPO F11 Pro is no difference.  Backed by AI, the F11 Pro has a 16MP f/2.0 front-facing camera and a dual 48MP main shooter plus a 5MP lens for sensing depth. Another top feature of the OPPO F11 Pro’s camera is its Ultra Night Mode for improved low light performance, which means the output from night photography from F11 Pro less noisy and portrays more highlights when shooting subjects at night or in dim environments. OPPO has significantly improved the quality of rising selfie camera.

The F11 Pro has improved AI beauty mode that gives more freedom to adjust selfies manually. For portrait mode F11 Pro blurs the objects behind the subject even in bright background, so it gives a DSLR standard photo output.

OS, UI and Applications

The OPPO F11 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie skinned with ColorOS 6.0, so it has an easy-to-use UI with convenience features such as the smart assistant dashboard, smart sidebar, Assistive ball, and a feature that allows you to press the power button for 0.5s to quickly access Google Assistant. F11 Pro comes with impressive Game Space which is OPPO’s gaming performance acceleration engine. It really works well with selected games such as PUBG and Arena of Valor.

Battery Life

For the battery, the F11 Pro has an above-average 4,000mAh capacity with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It can play videos for around 16 hours. For regular users F11 Pro can last for whole day. Since it comes with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology, it takes just 30 minutes for 49 percent charge and around 1 hour 20 minutes for full charge.

Considering all the specifications, design and price, F11 Pro is really an impressive smart phone. It is an awesome device with edge-to-edge display, good battery, jaw dropping cameras for photography, smooth security and balanced performing phone that handles the entire load that users throw at it.


Maruf Billah is a writer focusing on technology issues.