Oppo Singapore has been unveiling magic through last few of its releases and the wide range of features that Oppo packs its smartphones with, has made the brand one of the top seed brads in the smart phone sector in Singapore as well as globally. Of late, Oppo has unveiled the R11 model in a press event which is the successors to the R series of smart phones under the brand well known for their fantastic performance, great camera and fabulous selfie photography.
DESIGN AND HARDWARE
The first phones from Oppo to feature a Snapdragon 660 chip which is expected to give outstanding camera performance when combined with Spectra ISP and Hexagon DSP. Oppo also claims of an improved battery life and performance due to the new chipset. The ‘arc curve’ design of the phone is similar to its predecessor and the metal unibody construction is a charm. Irrespective of the metal build, the phone has the necessary grip to prevent accidental slipping from the hand, all credits to the curved edges. The 5.5 inched 1080p AMOLED display comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has a 401 ppi pixel density. There are two capacitive keys along with a clickable home button with the finger print scanner embedded onto it. The phone is 6.8 mm thick and flaunts jazzed up antenna lines which are coloured to blend to the body of the phone. Oppo has used the fresh Antenna 2.0 technology and has reduced the number of antenna lines from the earlier three to two.
The best feature of the phone is its camera. The 20 MP + 16 MP rear combo camera is a bomb which takes great photos seamlessly. The camera features a 2x zoom which helps in getting clear pictures without compromising on the quality. Oppo has worked with Qualcomm to develop a processor that would help in faster stabilization of pictures irrespective of the resolution. The 20 MP front camera is pretty good at taking high clarity selfies.
SOFTWARE, PERFORMANCE and OTHERS
The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the custom Color OS 3.1 UI. The octa core processor and the 4 gigs of RAM provide enough power for the phone to run smoothly. The internal memory on the phone is 64 gb but the SIM Slot 2 can double up as a micro SD slot. The phone supports 4G connectivity. The phone has a 3000mAh non removable juice pack and supports VOOC Flash Charging. However it uses the same old microUSB slot for charging purposes. Oppo has introduced a lot of additional features on its custom OS including vitals like the WiFi security check, file transfer assistant Oppo Share which help in transferring files in a jiffy etc. the Snapdragon 660 chipset is a great work by Qualcomm and Oppo has successfully implemented the same in one of the best phones in the range.
Demo set available for testing at Red White Mobile
R11 is another biggie from Oppo in the camera phones category. With its promising and competent features, Oppo R11 is definitely the best smartphone model in the upper mid price budget range. The phone will be available in three colour variants black, gold and rose gold. The looks of the phone clash with that of OnePlus 5 and with all these features on board Oppo is surely aiming big with this phone.
*Red White Mobile is the official retailer for OPPO Singapore. All new mobile phones from OPPO is valid for 2 years warranty by OPPO Singapore unless stated.