OPPO is a brand that we count on to break the norms with remarkable innovations that add meaningful value to consumer lives. The latest from the brand is the exciting OPPO F19 Pro Series that includes two dashing phones – OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G and OPPO F19 Pro – that should particularly appeal to young Indians.
The OPPO F19 Pro Series starts at a very competitive mid-range price of INR 21,490. The phone offers some very exciting features like AI Color Portrait Video, Dual-View Video, and, in spite of its slim profile, makes room for a sizable battery with 30W fast VOOC Flash Charge 4.0.
Let’s discuss what makes the click and why we think it is a must-have for buyers who are constantly on the lookout for unique and appealing products.
A dazzling phone that’s comfortable to wield
One thing you’d realize about the OPPO F19 Pro is how amazing it is to hold and operate. Design is a subtle art that makes a colossal impact on end-user experience, and it’s heartening to see OPPO pay meticulous attention to design details for all of its products.
In spite of all the latest tech integrated within, the F19 Pro measures just 7.8mm in thickness and tips the scale at just 172 grams. The goal here is to not shave off a few mm here or there but to make the phone as comfortable to hold as possible.
The 3D curved back cover is available in two premium and elegant colors based on Flowing Light Design that strives to make color gradient glare-free, slow shifting, and soft. Consumers will have two options to pick from – Fluid Black and Crystal Silver.
The Fluid black gradient is similar to ink smudging in water and has a youthful and modern charm. The Crystal Silver finish that we have been testing is remarkably resistant to smudges. It brandishes the Reno Glow Print effect with refined, sparkly grains that feel incredibly premium.
On the front, there’s an immersive 6.43-inch hole-punch AMOLED display with a snappy and secure In-Display Fingerprint 3.0 reader lying underneath. This sharp FHD+ resolution screen has a very useful All Day Comfort AI Eye Care feature that adjusts colors and contrast based on ambient light to ensure that the display is soft on eyes throughout the day.
Overall, the OPPO F19 Pro is a thoughtfully designed phone that’s a delight to hold and looks striking. No two ways about it.
Best in class Videography!
What makes the OPPO F19 Pro stand apart from all the other phones in its price segment are the amazing videography features it offers. It is equipped with a 48MP primary camera paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, 2MP macro shooter, and 2MP mono sensor. The capable hardware is further assisted by smart AI software that works wonders and makes shooting videos and images from the F19 Pro a lot of fun.
Our personal favorite is the AI Color Portrait Video mode that works for both the 16MP front and quad rear cameras. This mode uses sophisticated AI algorithms to separate image subjects from the backdrop. This feature is able to recognize the human subject in the video, differentiate them from the background, and retain only the colors of the subject in the video. The background colors are muted to achieve a monotone color. AI Color Portrait Video works in real-time so users can preview the footage while recording it. This feature even works with up to two people in the shot and also supports both the front-facing and rear cameras.
The good thing is that you can check real-time previews while filming and see how the footage is turning out to be. We tried our hands on the device and the results were fabulous.
There is a lot more here for budding videographers. The interesting Dual-View Video feature lets users shoot from both front and rear cameras simultaneously and arrange the layout in three different split-screen modes – Top & Bottom, Rectangular, and Circular. This is remarkably handy for creating reaction videos, or when you are capturing a moment and wish to record your emotions in the same frame. For instance, when you are filming your child receiving an award or when you are capturing your kids first bicycle ride.
Then there’s a Monochrome video mode that lets you shoot videos that retain just one of the Red, Green, Blue primaries while converting the rest of the frame monochrome. The end result is stunning artistic footage that makes a statement.
Both the front-facing and rear cameras benefit from EIS Steady videos and all videos shot on the phone can get a professional outlook within minutes using the Soloop video editor
Not just videos, but there is a lot to like about still photography.
To start with, there are also a lot of cool options while shooting still portraits including Dynamic Portraits that motion blur the background, Night flare portraits that can generate beautiful bokeh with light sources in the backdrop, and the AI Color Portrait that keeps the subject in color and turns the backdrop monochrome. Here are some cool samples:
The AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 can recognize 20 different scenes and tweak camera settings accordingly, and the AI Beautification 2.0 feature can perfectly balance skin tones and other finer details.
The Night Plus mode is deft at catching the brilliance of night and users can add filters to the night sky for some extra fun. We really loved this mode!
The F19 Pro is replete with camera innovations and technology that add up to a very engaging camera experience. The videography features will be particularly appealing to young video content creators who produce a lot of video content on different social media platforms these days.
Charges in a Flash
Superfast charging is a convenience that once tasted is hard to live without – just a few minutes of charging and you are good to go!
OPPO employs 4310mAh capacity battery that supports 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology. We loved that it can top up 25% of the battery in just 10 minutes and takes only 56 minutes for a complete charge!
The phone also comes with a unique Battery Guard feature that ensures the charging speed and periods are customized based on your sleeping and charging habits to prevent it from overcharging problems. Wow, this is so amazing!
Dependable through and through
OPPO packs in a slew of software optimizations to get the most of the performance hardware.
The Idle Time Optimizer, for instance, recognizes when the phone is not in use and optimizes resources to help avoid slowdowns as the phone ages. UI First 3.0 differentiates foreground tasks from background tasks and optimizes resources accordingly for the smoothest possible experience.
For performance assurance in the long run, the OPPO F19 Pro has ample 8GB RAM + 128GBstorage expandable up to 256GB. The other variant includes 8GB +256GB. Just Further there is a smart Storage Optimizer that guides users to clean up junk and redundant files in order to avoid issues pertaining to low storage.
Thanks to the capable hardware and software optimizations working in tandem, the phone runs butter smooth without any hint of lag, even when pushed to its limit with demanding workloads like high-end games. A Multi-cooling System ensures effective heat dissipation and helps avoid performance drops and throttling during extended gaming sessions.
The refined ColorOS 11.1 interface that’s based on Android 11 has an excellent Game mode that helps avoid interruptions while gaming and also has an option to squeeze the game and keep it running in a floating window while you multitask. The software further has a ton of useful customization options that are neatly stacked and easy to navigate through.
OPPO F19 Pro: The Perfect Blend of Style and Substance
OPPO F19 Pro is loaded with style and the legitimately impressive camera technology clearly sets it apart from all competition. We had tremendous fun testing its amazing videography features and there was never a dull moment.
For its starting price of INR 21,490, the OPPO F19 Pro surely sounds like an irresistible deal. It will be available across all mainline retailers and Amazon.in starting March 17th. The 8GB + 256GB storage version costs Rs. 23,490 and will hit retail shelves starting from March 25 onwards.
To further sweeten the pot, 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 INR 2,499 with the OPPO F19 Pro+ 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.
|Product||OPPO F19 Pro|
|Display||6.43-inch hole-punch AMOLED Screen|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P95 (2x Cortex-A75 @2.2 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 @2.0 GHz|
|Memory and Storage||8GB RAM + 128GB storage; 8GB RAM + 256GB storage|
|Rear Cameras||48 MP main camera + 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera + 2MP macro camera + 2MP mono camera|
|Thickness and weight||7.8 mm thick; 172 grams|
|Battery||4310mAh Battery, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0|
|Software||ColorOS 11.1 (Android 11)|
|Price||8+128GB – INR 21,490 8+256GB – INR 23,490|