Oppo launched two new mid-tier phones in India recently under the F19 series. And out of the two, here we will be taking an in-depth look at the F19 Pro+ model. It comes powered by the 5G capable 7nm-based MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset. It differs from the non-plus variant mainly in terms of this processing power, i.e., the latter packs a MediaTek Helio P95 instead. Rest, they are pretty much identical. (Oppo F19 Pro+ Review हिंदी में पढ़िए)

C’mon, let’s get the specs out of the way.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Specs and Price in India

ModelOppo F19 Pro Plus
Dimensions and Weight16.01×7.34×0.78 cm; 173 g
Display6.4-inch Single Punch Hole Display
2400×1080 pixels; AMOLED
60HZ Refresh Rate; 20:9 Screen Ratio
90.8% Screen to Body Ratio; 408 PPI
800 nits (peak)
Gorilla Glass 5
Front Camera16MP Main Camera(F2.4)1/3“ Sensor
Rear Camera48MP Main(F1.7)1/2“ Sensor
8MP Wide-Angle Macro Camera (F2.2) 1/4” Sensor
2MP Portrait Mono Camera (F2.4) 1/5” Sensor
2MP Macro Mono Camera (F2.4)1/5“ Sensor
SoftwareColorOS 11.1
ProcessorMediaTek 5G Dimensity 800U
Memory8GB LPDDR4x RAM + 128GB UFS 2.1 storage(Max to 256GB Micro SD)
Battery4310mAh with 50W Flash Charge
Misc.In-Display Fingerprint 3.0, 5G, 3.5mm jack, solo speaker, dual-mics, USB-C port
ColorsFluid Black/Space Silver
Price₹25,990

As you see the phone brings a lot to the table. Speaking of which, here’s everything you get within the box.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Unboxing

  • Handset
  • Charger
  • Earphones
  • USB-C cable
  • SIM ejector pin
  • Protective case
  • Quick guide and safety guide

It’s now time to get the ball rolling. This is the Smartprix review of Oppo F19 Pro+.

Beginning with the build and beauty of it —

Oppo F19 Pro+ Review: Design and Display

Oppo has nailed the design. My unit looks like a slender body wrapped in a shimmering satin drape. At just 7.8mm thickness and 173g heftiness, it is one of the easily pocketable devices. This reminds me very much of last year’s F17 Pro (review).

Upfront, you’re getting a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel that only cycles 60 frames a second. So while the colors, quality, and clarity of the display are pleasing, the refresh rate fails to impress. That’s something you’d notice coming from a 90 or 120Hz screen. Else, you’d get by without a hint of a difference.

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The hole punch also occupies a tiny space over the top left corner. That and slim bezels ensure a larger screen real estate for media consumption. The screen is HDR capable and you can also enjoy DRM certified HD content on OTT platforms. The in-display fingerprint scanner and face-unlock work just fine.

By the back, you have an Oppo branding and an upland housing the triple cameras. You may slap on the supplied TPU shell to level the bump and fend off smudges.

Left and right, there are tactile but slightly loose buttons, and at the foot, a headphone jack, one of the dual-microphones, Type-C fissure, and speaker grille.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Audio, Calls, and Connectivity

The speaker output is tinny. So, it’s a good thing that the phone comes with not only a 3.5mm hole but a wired earphone itself. Also, it’s when you plugin, you get to enjoy the Dirac equalizer within System Settings > Sound. While you are here, do check out the Notification Tone Tunes, which makes consecutive alerts sound less alarming.

Moving on, call quality was serviceable. Other connectivity options like 5G, dual VoLTE 4G, Bluetooth 5.1 (w/aptX HD codec), dual-band Wi-Fi, and GPS are sustainable. Now although the options are healthy, the internet speeds were relatively slower on my unit.

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Oppo F19 Pro+ Dimensity 800U, and ColorOS 11

 

At the core, the Dimensity 800U handles the mantle with help from 8 gigs of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 gigs of UFS 2.1 ROM. We have used this chip and configuration inside the Realme X7 (review) and Realme Narzo 30 Pro (review). Therefore, the experience was positively familiar.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Benchmark TestsScores
Androbench Sequential Read | Write (Storage)960.65 MB/s | 468.45 MB/s
Androbench Random Read | Write (Storage)153.88 MB/s | 151.25 MB/s
Geekbench 5 Single-core | Multi-core (CPU)592 | 1737
PCMark Work6216
3DMark Slingshot Extreme | Wildlife3109 | 1601

I played Asphalt 9 and Call of Duty which ran at 30 fps and 60 fps, respectively. The aforementioned quibbles surrounding refresh rate and internet speed were apparent here as well.

ColorOS 11 is laid on top of this hardware. This OEM skin has come a long way from its previous version with this new Android 11-based update. Some fresh delicacies I liked using include — O Relax, Immersive Game Mode, Expandable Quick Settings Toggles, 3rd Party Apps, Enhanced Dark Mode, Wallpaper Creator, and other Personalization options.

For the minimalist out there, this flavor might still feel a bit much (*ahem* bloatware *ahem*). But, both on and behind the screen improvements add to the experience. Everything seems polished and zippy. Even the 4310mAh cell fared better than expected, probably because of optimized sleep standby, night charging, and overall battery use.

In my use case which includes a lot of browsing, multi-tasking between different socials, half an hour of casual gaming, some amount of Lightroom editing, Spotify playback, and YouTube, F19 Pro Plus ran till bedtime. The 50W charger can top up the juice in less than an hour.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Cameras

The camera assembly comprises a 48MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultrawide snapper, a 2MP macro module, and a 2MP depth mapper. The video recording is possible up to 4K30fps from the rear and 1080p30fps from the front.

That’s all a general set of sensors and shooting options. But, like in every other area, the software plays its part in enhancing the experience. Scroll to see what I mean.

With the main camera in broad daylight, you can capture some delectable shots. Although details won’t be enough to zoom in or spread out but should look good on your social grids n’ feeds. The shutter speed and autofocus lock are quick and the 48MP processing is also fairly fast.

Ultrawide shots retain a lesser amount of details and there is a color shift. Still, they are usable.

Close-up shots are alright.

Portraits are where the fun kicks in. Oppo has built-in filter and effect tools baked right into the camera app. You may either end up using them over the ordinary bokeh modes or forget their existence altogether.

There are similar treats hidden within the Night mode filter chest. Where the actual computational enhancement fails to impress, these add an artistic flair to the photos. Also, don’t bother employing ultrawide sensors during dark hours.

Some other cool camera trickeries worth trying are Dual-View Video, FHD Slo-mos at 120 fps, Timelapse, Panorama, Expert Mode, Text Scanner, etc.

And finally, it’s verdict time.

Oppo F19 Pro+ Review: Should you buy it?

Oppo F19 Pro+ is loaded with features and still manages to feel light. The phone convenes tempting hardware in terms of aesthetics, day-to-day performance, reliable battery life, stupid-fast charging speeds, and a decent set of optics. It even boasts 5G for whenever that’s ready in India. However, if you do intend on holding on to the phone for long, the inherent software would be the real secret sauce, I reckon. You are more likely to come here for the hardware design and dynamics but stay for ColorOS 11’s crispness and convenience.

Having all that said, the device still has its foibles that could spoil the fun, such as the 60Hz refresh rate and tinny speaker sound. Also, stock Android fans might feel the software slightly overwhelming. Now if you can live with these, the rest of it is an alluring mix of ingredients for a lasting experience.

Pros

  • Sleek and dapper design
  • ColorOS 11 customizations
  • Snappy performance
  • Reliable battery life backed by 65W fast charging
  • 5G future-readiness
  • Fancy camera tricks

Cons

  • Tinny speaker audio
  • No higher refresh rate for display

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