OPPO has always stayed ahead of smartphone trends and can be credited with a number of path-breaking innovations and industry-first technologies. The latest from the brand in the F-series is the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G that once again reimagines consumer experience with a number of interesting features including Smart 5G, an amazing design, 50W Flash Charging, and brilliant AI Highlight Portrait Video Quad Camera.

Considering the features on offer, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G has been launched at an extremely competitive price of Rs 25,990 and it will be available in India across mainline retailers and Amazon.

The new series was introduced at an invigorating musical launch event where the night came alive with energetic performances from Nucleya on his popular chartbusters and celebrities like Kusha Kapila and Kings United also performed dance at the launch event.

If you love to show your videography and photography and love to flaunt your nights then OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is the perfect companion for you.

Let’s discuss what the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is about and share our first-hand experience with the device. 

Awesome camera for every need!

To put it straight, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is a champ when it comes to low-light videography and photography. OPPO employs capable hardware and backs it up with smart software that makes capturing tricky scenes an extremely seamless experience.

The primary sensor is a 48MP main camera with a bright f/1.7 lens, and it’s duly assisted by a 2MP portrait camera, 8MP wide-angle macro sensor, and a 2MP macro mono camera. The AI Highlight Portrait Video combines sophisticated algorithms that can dramatically enhance the quality of the footage captured. We used the device and we were amazed with the outcome.

AI Highlight video samples:

The Ultra Night Video algorithm developed by researchers in OPPO Japanese Photo Lab can increase brightness by 26% and overall color saturation by 35%. The videos captured at night time, for instance when you are sitting in a dimly lit cafe or are posed against a lit city nightscape, we saw remarkable clarity and a wide dynamic range.

Not just videos, but even capturing stills of Night scenes with light sources in the background can be really challenging for handheld phone cameras. Night Plus mode on the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G easily compensates by capturing beautiful well-textured shots. The feature is extremely amazing and we really loved it. Users can further spruce up these images with three style options – Cosmopolitan, Astral, and Dazzle.

Apart from regular night scene shots, we also captured stunning portraits using Dynamic Bokeh. Say, you are standing in front of a mall entrance with multiple light sources exposing your face. The Dynamic Bokeh mode applies a low-light HDR algorithm to understand the skin tones and color of clothes. It then churns out a brilliant portrait with a naturally blurred backdrop. Dynamic Portrait mode works for both night and day scenes.

Things are often not as simple in brightly lit outdoor settings either. A simple real-life scene is a combination of different bright highlights and underexposed shadows. For instance, if you are shooting a video of your kids playing in a park, your phone will have to balance exposure of the sun in the sky and shade under a tree. To balance exposure while filming outdoors, OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G relies on HDR video technology that strikes the perfect balance and makes videos look richer, more vibrant, and natural. Here is a quick look at the video we captured with the device

And since kids are almost never stationary, the Focus Lock on the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G proved to be of immense help. We can simply lock focus on the primary subject and let the camera track his/her movements.

While using the Dual-View Video mode we experienced that we can capture footage from both front and rear cameras simultaneously. We feel that this is so cool and is a handy tool for Vloggers and new-age video content creators who wish to capture reaction videos. It’s also quite useful when you need to capture two different perspectives like when you sing a duet with your friend or wish to capture your reactions while your child cuts his birthday cake     

The handset also benefits from AI Scene enhancement 2.0 that can recognize 22 different scenes and alter image capture settings accordingly.

The bottom line is that the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G can consistently and effortlessly shoot amazing videos and stills, even in challenging settings. We keep looking for excuses to draw out the phone and start shooting random subjects, and that’s perhaps the ultimate hallmark of a great phone camera.

Equipped for the smart future: Smart 5G and capable hardware

We are fast transitioning into the era of 5G and OPPO is ready. The F19 Pro+ 5G features 8 antennas which ensure that users have cellular and GPS signals no matter where the phone is being used in the world.

The phone employs 360-degrees Antenna 3.0 where the wrap-around antenna design ensures that the connection isn’t dropped or blocked no matter how you hold your phone – and this should be particularly helpful while gaming. Even the GPS directional map can be optimized for faster position locking.

F19 Pro+ 5G can also speed up internet speed by combining Wi-Fi and 4G/5G channel or by combining 2 Wi-Fi connections.

All of the hardware innovations and cutting-edge connectivity options are driven by the powerful MediaTek 5G Dimensity 800U chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and is expandable up to 256GB storage.

OPPO also impresses with the new and improved Android 11 based ColorOS 11.1 software. We feel that the improved ColorOS software makes the interface extremely intuitive and well organized. There are a number of customization options and they are all neatly organized in the settings menu.

The handset makes room for a sizeable 4310 mAh battery with 50W Flash Charging support. To check the flash charging claim by OPPO we put the device on charge and it was amazingly true to its claim. We saw that it just took 48 minutes to charge the phone from 0 to 100. Also a 5 minutes charge can hold good for 3.5 hours of video playback, or for adding 5 hours of talk time! This is indeed a massive convenience that once tasted is impossible to live without.

Catches eyes and looks cool

A product that you wish to represent yourself needs to look the part. The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G goes for a minimalist sleek design and showcases remarkable craftsmanship. Even with all that bleeding edge technology housed within, OPPO has somehow managed to restrict the thickness and heft to just 7.8 mm and 173 grams, respectively.

In a day and age where phones are consistently getting bigger and bulkier, it’s a truly amazing feeling to hold and flaunt the F19 Pro+ 5G. To keep the heat in check, OPPO once again devises innovative solutions – to increase motherboard surface area for better heat dissipation. There are also three layers of graphite plates and highly thermal conductive aluminum and copper tubes to efficiently draw away the heat.

On the rear, the phone has a smooth back panel and a quad-camera array embedded behind a single piece of Gorilla Glass 5. On the front, there is a mesmerizing 6.4-inch Hole-Punch Super AMOLED display with sharp Full HD+ resolution and an immersive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio.

All said and done, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G looks extremely classy and will be available in two elegant color choices – Fluid Black, and Space Silver.

OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G a perfect night companion

OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is a complete package but it particularly impresses us with its videography performance, especially when it comes to nighttime videography. It truly empowers consumers to capture the night – We could shoot vibrant images and videos with stunning clarity with remarkable consistency and while putting in minimal efforts!

For a price of Rs 25,990 the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G sounds like an absolute steal! The phone will be available for purchase across mainline retailers and online on Amazon. The phone also comes up with some great offers. OPPO is offering a bundled discount under which the Enco W11 earbuds will be available at a price tag of just INR 999, while the OPPO Band Style will be available for Rs 2,499 with the OPPO F19Pro+ 5G or the OPPO F19 Pro.

Furthermore, smartphone enthusiasts can enjoy a range of attractive discounts and cashback for OPPO F19 Pro+5G with the few banks and digital wallets There is a flat 7.5% cashback on HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank credit cards. 11 %instant cashback via Paytm and one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank. There is also a zero down payment option via HomeCredit and HDB Financial Services and Triple Zero Scheme with Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank. OPPO ’s existing users can also avail an additional one-time screen replacement offer (valid for 365 days) and an extended warranty for 180 days along with INR 1500 upgrade bonus. You can avail these through OPPO AI WhatsApp chatbot.

Our first impressions of the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G are thoroughly positive and we are quite excited to spend some more time with the phone. It looks and feels delightful, is steered by very capable hardware, and the 50W Flash charging tops up the battery in a flash. With features like Smart 5G, the handset is fully equipped for the future.

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