Oppo Reno 11F 5G smartphone review – mid-tier device with premium looks and features

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The Oppo Reno 11F 5G, priced at just $599, is quite a capable device at this price with the sort of features and design that would make you think it should be priced even higher. Many people who paid more for their smartphone will be wondering why if they ever get the Reno 11F 5G in their hand.

Oppo has always offered attractive and innovative smartphones and its new Reno 11F 5G continues that story with a sleek design and a host of features that you would use every day.
It has a near borderless 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display that’s capable of displaying more than a billion colours and HDR10+ certified.

It has a 93.4 per cent screen to body ratio.

Images, apps and websites look great on the screen – you’ll never get tired of looking at it.

The display can also adjust its brightness to adjust to your eyes in the dark or in the brightest sunlight of the day.

There was only a couple of occasion where we needed to adjust the brightness but usually the Reno 11F 5G handled the situation brilliantly on its own.

Design-wise, the Oppo Reno 11F 5G is both thin at just 7.5mm thick and light at only 177g.

It has a nice feel in the hand thanks to that svelte design and fits nicely in your pocket as well.

The rear panel has a decent sized camera bump and a dazzling magnetic particle design.

We received the Palm Green model for review – the other colour is Ocean Blue and looks like light reflecting off water.

On the surface it looks like there’s glitter mixed in with the paint and this is what plays with the light when it shines on it.

Despite its dazzling look the rear panel does feel like plastic – but the upside is that it keeps the device light.

It’s also quite durable despite its slender dimensions and has an IP65 water and dust resistance rating.

We have been using the Oppo Reno 11F 5G as our daily driver for almost two weeks and we’ve been using it for everything – calls, browsing, email, using apps and taking images.

Speaking of images, onboard the Reno 11F 5G are three cameras – a 64-megapixel main camera alongside an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel.

It has an intelligent night mode to draw in even more light into your images – you’ll be surprised how much light it can find in low-light conditions.

On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Image captured with the Oppo Reno 11F 5G

 

 The Oppo Portrait Expert Mode adds some polish to your images with a mix of clarity and soft focus.

Also included is an AI Eraser that can easily remove any unwanted background people and objects simply by drawing a circle around it.

And it can also capture crisp 4K videos through the main camera on the back and front 32-megapixel camera.

Image captured with the Oppo Reno 11F 5G

The Oppo Reno 11F 5G is running Android 14 but has the ColorOS 14 user interface that provides a clean system that’s easy to navigate.

It does look remarkably like the iPhone and iOS in some instances and it’s very responsive and quick to switch between apps.

Performance wise, the flagship phones will be faster but that’s why they are flagship phones.

Image captured with the Oppo Reno 11F 5G

It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 with 256GB of internal memory and up to 8GB RAM with the RAM expansion feature which can dip in and use unused ROM memory.

Users can also expand the memory with microSD card.

On the security side, the smartphone also has an in-screen fingerprint reader that works almost instantly to unlock the device.

For its price, the Oppo Reno 11F 5G can more than hold its own.

One of its best features is its excellent battery life with its 5000mAh battery lasting us a day and half before we had to grab the charger.

And when it is time to charge can get back to 100 per cent in less than an hour (as fast as 48 minutes in fact) thanks to the 67W SuperVOOC fast charging.

The Oppo Reno 11F 5G is available now and is priced at $599.

VERDICT

The Oppo Reno 11F 5G, priced at just $599, is quite a capable device at this price with the sort of features and design that would make you think it should be priced even higher. Many people who paid more for their smartphone will be wondering why if they ever get the Reno 11F 5G in their hand.

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