The Good Dual cameras make pretty good photos even in low light. Battery life is great and the 6-inch display is bright and bright.
The Bad Oppo users who use Android borrow too much on iOS and don’t feel polished. The price is higher than most mid-range phones.
The Bottom Line The Oppo R11s is a great mid-range phone that has a brilliant camera and fantastic battery life.
Oppo was one of the largest phone makers of 2017 as well as the R11 ($ 170 on Amazon) makes it easy to see why.
For the midrange, the R11 has a lot of goodies, including a fantastic camera and well-made hands-free equipment. The phone is probably worth $ 659 (convertible $ 505 and £ 365), that is, if you haven’t already spent your hard-earned money on the previous R11 ($ 475 on Amazon) . Unfortunately, the phone is not scheduled to sell in the US or UK, but it also sells in Singapore for $ 699.
The R11s, a phone that debuted just six months after the R11, is a much better phone around than even its already impressive predecessor. 6 “18: 9 larger screen. The camera is just as good and even better with certain types of shots. It has a slim metal body, and at the bottom of the phone is a small groove with a speaker and a Micro-USB port attached.
Both the 16MP and 20MP cameras work unlike conventional dual-camera designs. In most dual-camera phones, one camera acts as a monochrome or telephoto lens, and the phone selects a secondary lens as desired, such as when there is not much light or when you want to zoom in. The R11 does this differently, automatically choosing the best camera to work with. For low-light situations, the 20MP sensor works for better images.
Check out the gallery below for our test shots.
Oppo R11s camera test shots
If there’s one thing that really holds back the phone, it’s Oppo’s mistaken attempt to copy the iPhone. The UI feels like iOS 10 right down to the control center that pops up when you swipe from the bottom. To be honest, I prefer the control center that appears on most Android phones when you swipe down. It’s much cleaner and I never accidentally lift it when trying to use the home button. The iOS Control Center works because it has a physical Home button, but the R11 doesn’t work.
I think it’s no secret that many Chinese phone makers are getting a lot of inspiration from Apple’s iOS, but the Oppo version feels like a pale imitation. Although you can copy the look and feel of some of the design features, such as the camera application’s user interface, it doesn’t feel natural. It’s like slapping a Ferrari engine in a Tesla, it should work, but it probably wouldn’t feel right.
By packing a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, performance is decent – you’ll be able to play 3D intensive games such as Asphalt 8 or Vainglory with a smooth frame, but other more powerful phones will run them better. Although the battery life is long. The phone lasted 18 hours, 12 minutes in my video loop test.
I didn’t expect the R11 to be as good given my previous experience with Oppo devices that typically support the iPhone ($ 899 on Amazon) appearance, but will give the user a subpar user and less than fantastic camera performance. However, R11 managed to buy the brand. There is much more to say about its copy copy of Android Android, but I will perceive the good with the bad.
Oppo R11s Specification Comparison Chart
|Oppo R11s||Oppo R11||Motorola Moto X4||HTC U11 Life|
|Display size, resolution||6-inch; 2,160×1,080 pixels||5.5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels||5.2-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels||5.2-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.11×2.97×0.28 in||6.1×2.9×0.27 in||5.8×2.9×0.31 in.||5.9×2.9×0.32 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||155×75.5×7.1 mm||154x74x7.8 mm||148.4×73.4x8mm||149.1×72.9×8.1 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.4 oz; 153g||5.3 oz; 150g||5.7 oz; 163g||5 oz; 142g|
|Mobile software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Camera||16-megapixel standard, 20-megapixel telephoto||Dual 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel||16-megapixel|
|Processor||2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630||2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|RAM||4GB||4GB||3GB or 4GB||3GB|
|Expandable storage||MicroSD||Up to 256GB||Up to 2TB||Up to 2TB|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back of phone||Beneath screen||Beneath screen||Beneath screen|
|Special features||Portrait mode, dual-SIM, fast charging||Portrait mode, VOOC Flash charge||Water-resistant, selfie-flash||Water resistant (IP67)|
|Price off-contract (USD)||Converts to $505||Converts to $440||$399 (Google)||$349 through HTC.com|
|Price (GBP)||Converts to £365||Converts to £340||£349||Converts to £263|
|Price (AUD)||AU$659 ($505 and £365 converted)||AU$649||Converts to AU$600||Converts to AU$456|