These are the Oppo R11 best features that end users might not know existed brought to you by you Sydney CBD Repair Centre Team.
The OPPO R11 features a 5.5-inch 1080P display. While not quite quad HD, we can let this lower resolution slide given the R11’s competitive pricing. With that said, if you consider quad HD to be a must-have, you should know that there are similarly priced options out there with quad HD displays.
Resolution aside, the OPPO R11’s display looks great. It’s an AMOLED panel, so the colors are super punchy and well saturated. If you have used the OPPO R9s, you’ll find the display very familiar.
OPPO states that the R11 offers 20% faster CPU performance and 30% faster GPU performance from the R9s. This is because of an upgrade from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 660 platform also includes the 14-bit Spectra 160 ISP, which is a first for Qualcomm’s 600 series and is important for processing images taken with the high-resolution camera.
COMES UNLOCKED OUT OF THE BOX
Unsurprisingly, the OPPO R11 is an unlocked dual-SIM smartphone, so you are free to use any two SIM cards simultaneously. This is a really great feature to have if you would like to combine a work and personal phone or travel frequently.
Surprisingly, the Chinese OPPO R11 variant partially supports US 4G LTE. While some other Chinese smartphones also partially support LTE, this is still very rare for smartphones not intended for the US market. The support is still partial, however, so you won’t always have service where you usually would and carrier aggregation will be limited (i.e., not all available bands will be bonded resulting in limited speeds).
GREAT SOUNDING SPEAKERS
We were pleasantly surprised by the OPPO R11’s bottom-firing speaker. It’s moderately loud with minimal distortion, which we don’t always see on smartphones, let alone at this price. While front-facing speakers are still superior, the OPPO R11’s speaker is an above average performer.
For external audio, the R11 includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack. This is nice to have while the transition to USB Type-C audio is being made, as it allows users to use their old accessories. Unfortunately, however, we found that the 3.5 mm jack has limited compatibility.
The cameras are the unmistakably highlight of the OPPO R11. For the rear, we’re looking at a dual-camera setup. The secondary camera has a longer focal length and effectively offers a 2x optical zoom from the primary camera. The primary camera is a 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. On the other hand, the secondary camera is a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with an f/2.6 aperture.
That sounds like a pretty beefy setup on paper, but we all know how great camera specs don’t necessarily translate to great camera performance. Image processing is a very important piece to the puzzle. Thankfully, OPPO made sure to pay careful attention to this detail by working with Qualcomm on a platform level.