June 18, 2024
OPPO Reno11 Pro

Similar to earlier Reno models, the new OPPO Reno11 Pro places a strong emphasis on design and cameras. That may also imply that the Reno11 Pro isn’t really a powerful device, but don’t base your decision only on data. Comparing the performance in real life to some of its immediate counterparts, it can differ greatly and frequently cannot be distinguished.

However, the price tag of the Reno11 Pro is one thing that it cannot conceal. Available in a single storage option (12GB + 256GB) at Rs 39,999, it competes with the likes of Honor 90 (review), OnePlus Nord 3/ OnePlus 11R (review), iQOO Neo 7 Pro (review), and more.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Verdict

The OPPO Reno 11Pro fulfills its promises with a dependable back camera system and a flashy look. Additionally, you receive the benefits of Android 14, something that many smartphones in this market still lack. ColorOS 14 still comes with a ton of pre-installed apps, though, which clogs up the software interface. The front camera needs work, particularly in portrait mode, while the rear cameras do a good job in most lighting situations.

Design and display

Bold looks are often embraced by OPPO smartphones, and the Reno11 Pro is no different. Its back has an elegant, “contoured” texture that gives it a very high-end appearance. Because of the luxuriously smooth surface on the rear panel, even the in-hand feel is as sophisticated. For improved looks, OPPO has added more components to the camera module.

Review of Opporeno 11 Pro
I dislike the form of the camera module and the cutouts that house the various cameras, even though I enjoy the accent elements that surround it, such the rim that resembles an analog watch. Compared to the Reno10 Pro, the Reno11 Pro weighs approximately five grams less, or 181 grams.

The 3D curved norm that most smartphone OEMs are implementing in their phones costing more than Rs 30,000 is still present on the display of the OPPO Reno11 Pro. Viewing is sharp thanks to the 6.68-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,412 x 1,080-pixels, which is 10-bit. For a better viewing experience, OPPO has now introduced support for HDR 10+ and up to 120Hz refresh.

The absence of stereo speakers in the big screen makes for a somewhat disappointing movie experience, even while it’s ideal for reading views and skimming through quick videos on Instagram or YouTube. Wireless headphones are a workaround for the issue, but if you want to quickly view a movie on YouTube or another OTT app, it might get bothersome.

Cameras

A 50MP IMX890 camera sensor with OIS, a 32MP IMX709 sensor with a telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultra-wide camera make up the triple back camera system of the Reno11 Pro. For taking selfies, there’s also a 32MP front camera. By utilizing the HyperTone Imaging Engine technology that was first released in the Find X Pro and Find N3, OPPO is concentrating on portraits. In a moment, more on it.

The Oppo Reno 11 Pro Performance.
Images captured with the primary camera usually have a more subdued tone with well-balanced contrast. Shadows are consequently less noticeable, yet the dynamic range is still excellent. The images maintain minimum noise and sharpness even in low light. Additionally, the color calibration is accurate to real life. But in really low light, the Reno11 Pro has a tendency to oversmooth things.

The 32MP camera produces decent, if not the finest, selfies. The program tends to enhance the skin tone even though the photographs look sharp. The selfie camera’s inability to precisely discern edges extends even to portrait mode. The issue of precise edge recognition is also present in the portrait video mode. OIS and software adjustments allow for the effective stabilization.

Performance

Reno’s Pro edition is still offered in a single storage configuration. It is a complete upgrade over the Reno10 Pro, including 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 12GB of LPPDR5x on MediaTek’s 4nm-based Dimensity 8200 SoC.

The Reno11 Pro performed satisfactorily in real life as well; I had no problems with sudden app crashes or overheating. Performance when playing challenging games like COD and BGMI was decent, if not exceptional. The Reno11 Pro achieves respectable results in benchmarks (pictures below). But, based on statistics at least, the scores trail those of the OnePlus Nord 3, Redmi Note 13 Pro+, and iQOO Neo 7 Pro.

What distinguishes it is the stock Android 14 experience, something that the majority of competitors are either slowly releasing or have not yet done so. One of my favorite features of ColorOS 14, which is based on Android 14, is File Dock, which allows you to store files, text, or images in a tidy dock in the corner of the screen. Plus, the dock syncs across your ColorOS 14 phone and tablet. All it does is capture a clean screenshot of the topic that you can send to other messaging apps. Additionally, the UI feels considerably more polished overall.

Nevertheless, the Reno11 Pro has a ton of pre-installed apps even if it runs Android 14. At least three years of Android will be available for the phone.

Battery

With the highest settings enabled, the 4,600mAh battery life of the OPPO Reno11 Pro nearly lasts the entire day. One way to extend the battery life is to disable some high-energy applications and features, such as AOD. I appreciate that the ColorOS 14 has an app-specific high refresh rate, which allows you to set aside 120Hz for certain gaming apps and use 60Hz for other programs. In theory, this could result in a longer battery life.

Moreover, 80W SuperVOOC charging is still supported by the Reno11 Pro. The phone takes about 25 minutes to reach a 50% charge when using the included charger. It could take up to 45 minutes for a complete charge.

Final verdict

There are several more reasonably priced options available, and the OPPO Reno11 Pro does feel like a pricey device. For example, you might want to think about the iQOO Neo 7 Pro, which is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+, if gaming is your top priority. With its all-around specs, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is also a good choice. Additionally, the OnePlus Nord 3, which ironically makes use of the same IMX890 camera sensor as the Reno11 Pro, is a good option if software is important to you.

In conclusion, while the Reno11 Pro might not be the most potent smartphone in its class, it is unquestionably one of the flashiest gadgets available for any budget.

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