Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Impressive Design & Performance but is it worth the price?

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Oppo has added two more members to its Oppo Reno Series in India. The Reno Series which is known for camera capabilities now includes Oppo Reno 11 5G and Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G smartphones. Interestingly this time Oppo has launched a new series of Reno Devices within six months of its predecessor. The Oppo Reno 11 Pro has been powered by Dimensity 8200 chipset while the Reno 10 Pro came out with Snapdragon 778G SoC in July 2023. Although the chipset is different, otherwise specs like battery and camera are similar for both Reno 10 Pro and Reno 11 Pro. The Oppo Reno 11 Pro sports a 1.5K resolution AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It packs a 4600mAh battery with 80W wired fast charging. Camera specs have not changed but the new ColorOS 14 has added more features to the device. Let us have a look review of the Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G to learn how it performs in everyday life.

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review Snapshot

Editor’s rating: 3.8/5

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Pros

  • Good 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Reliable chipset
  • Impressive camera performance
  • 80W fast charging

Cons

  • No IP rating for protection
  • No Wireless charging
  • Continuity problem while opening/closing device

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Price & Availability

The Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G will be available in a 12GB RAM+256GB storage model for Rs. 39,999. It comes in Pearl White and Silvery Grey shades. The smartphone will retail via Flipkart with the first sale taking place on January 18.

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Design and Build

Oppo Reno 11 Pro is an attractive device that follows a similar design language as the Reno 10 Pro. There are differences in the looks of both devices but there are some common elements as well. The rear panel has a silvery ring around the camera module and the module is slightly bigger than the one on the predecessor. Also, this time Oppo has kept the LED flash outside the camera module. Out of the three sensors, two are circular while one is capsule-shaped. There is Oppo branding at the bottom. We received the Pearl White variant of Reno 11 Pro which features a marble texture design at the back. The back panel has a matte finish but shines when tilted under sunlight. The white color variant looks beautiful to look at but the texture makes it slip from hands. This can be avoided by using the protective cover bundled inside the box.

With the battery size still being 4600mAh, the device has become lighter (181 grams) and sleeker (7.66mm) than before. It has a metallic frame that looks like steel situated between a curved rear panel and a curved display. The right edge houses volume rockers, and a power button while the top edge has an IR blaster and microphone. The bottom edge has a dual SIM tray, microphone, Type-C port, and speaker grille.

If we look at the front of the Realme 11 Pro 5G, it has a 6.7-inch screen and a 32MP selfie snapper inside a punch hole cutout at the top. The display has thin bezels all around. All in all, Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G comes with an attractive design, white color model being suitable for all age groups. The only design flaw is the protruded camera lenses which make the device wobble on a flat surface. This can be solved by using the cover. Also, there is no IP rating for protection against dust or water.

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Display

Oppo Reno 11 Pro has the same 6.67-inch 120Hz display as its predecessor. It also comes with Full HD+ resolution (2412×1080 pixels). The display is an AMOLED panel with curved edges that makes it look impressive. The refresh rate options include Auto select, standard (60Hz), and High (120Hz), out of which the smoothest performance is with 120Hz. Some apps need a 90Hz refresh rate as well. Using the device at a 120Hz refresh rate will drain the battery faster. We mostly kept it at Auto Select mode.

Talking about brightness, Reno 11 Pro comes with 950 nits maximum brightness which allows you to work outdoors under sunlight, but this experience is not very comfortable as legibility is less. Since it is winter season in India and there has hardly been any sunshine in the past few days (in North India), in such a scenario, the brightness was adequate. The screen is slightly reflective as well.

The Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G comes with HDR10 support using which one can watch content on platforms like Netflix, and YouTube. There are three color modes, out of which we liked the Natural mode best. If you like bright colors, opt for Brilliant or Cinematic options in the Pro section. In comparison to Reno 10 Pro, colors seem boosted in Reno 11 Pro. Overall, visuals are decent and with HDR support this AMOLED display apps a good content consumption experience as the dynamic range and viewing angles are also good.

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Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Performance

While Oppo Reno 10 Pro had a 6nm Snapdragon 778G chipset, the Reno 11 Pro comes with a 4nm Dimensity 8200 SoC. The same chipset has been seen on Vivo V27 Pro and Vivo V29 Pro as well. It has a primary ARM Cortex A78 core with 3.1GHz clock speed along with three performance Arm Cortex A78 cores with 3.0GHz clock speed. There are also four Arm Cortex A55 cores with 2.0 clock speed. Paired with chipset are 12GB LPDDR5x RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage which boosts the performance of the device. Although 12GB RAM is more than enough, there is an additional 4GB virtual RAM capability as well.

We used the device for almost two weeks and it was smooth during everyday tasks. Tasks like Calling, Messaging, Watching Reels on Instagram, Video streaming, Gaming, etc. were easy to perform. Games like BGMI and Genshin Impact could be played with high graphics and high frame rates and the performance was buttery smooth. The device does get slightly warm after a long gaming session, but that is pretty normal.

Benchmarking test results are given below.

In terms of software, Realme 11 Pro runs ColorOS 14 based on Android 14. The UI is similar to Oxygen OS found in Nord 3 and Reno 10 Pro. Android 14 does bring some new features like Image Matting, File Dock, Trinity Engine, etc. Personalization options include O-Relax, O-Haptics, and Omoji. The features can be found in the settings app on the home page of the device. Android 14 also brings new Google Health Connect App support.

Overall, the software is better than before but just like mid-range devices it comes with pre-installed bloatware. The good part is that these apps can be uninstalled when not needed.

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Cameras

The camera setup on the Oppo Reno 11 Pro is similar to the Oppo Reno 10 Pro. There is a triple sensor setup including a 50MP Primary Sony IMX890 sensor with OIS and f/1.8 aperture. Along with the main lens are a 32MP telephoto lens (Sony IMX709 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, optical zoom, and 5x in-sensor zoom) and an 8MP ultrawide Sony IMX355 sensor with a 112-degree field of view. At the front is a 32MP Sony IMX709 selfie sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 2x zoom.

Although the camera setup is the same Reno 11 Pro comes with Oppo Hypertone Imaging Engine that was earlier seen in Find X6 and Find N3 Flip. According to Oppo, this will improve the dynamic range and detailing as well.

The main sensor of the Reno 11 Pro takes good impressive photos with ample detailing. The colors are good and don’t look boosted. The effect of OIS can be felt when you click images while walking and your hands are shaky, as these shots also come out well. Dynamic range is just about ok which works for mid-range devices. The shots below were taken on a day when there was no sunlight and yet they came out with good detailing and sharpness.

The ultrawide angles shots are decent as well but the detailing in these shots is less and colors are slightly faded. Keep in mind that the main sensor is bigger and better than this one. This sensor can be used to click landscape shots but on zooming in, detailing seems a little lost.

32MP telephoto lens works much better. It comes with 2x optical zoom and 5x in-sensor zoom. We clicked photos with 5x in-sensor zoom and these came out to be detailed and rich in colors. With Oppo Hypertone Imaging Engine and Android 14, the camera algorithm is slightly better than Reno 10 Pro. This can be used to click portrait shots with 2x zoom as well.

Talking about the selfie camera, it has a 32MP RGBW sensor which doesn’t disappoint. The selfies clicked capture detailing of the faces and are not too beautified. It comes with various selfie filters out of which we used Bokeh Flare Portrait which kept the subject as the main and blurred out the background.

Reno 11 Pro can be used to record 4k videos at 30fps full HD videos at 60 fps and HD recording at 60fps/30fps both.

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G Review: Battery Life and Charging

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G and its predecessor Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G have no difference in terms of battery life and charging. Both pack a 4600mAh battery with 80W Wired SuperVOOCTM charging. The battery lasts all day long, but in case of 1-2 hours of gaming sessions, you will need to charge it before the day ends. The good part is that the 80W adapter can charge it from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes.

There is an Oppo Battery Health Engine as well. Other than that, with Android 14 Google has also tried to minimize the battery drainage which makes the battery last longer.

Review Verdict: Should you buy Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G?

Oppo Reno 11 Pro 5G is a very good mid-range option. It has a 120Hz AMOLED panel, 4nm Dimensity 8200 chipset which gives good performance as seen on some other devices as well. Also, there is 12GB RAM and 256GB storage which is adequate. The camera setup is decent as well but there are no upgrades from the predecessor. Battery backup is impressive although battery capacity is similar to Reno 10 Pro.

All in all, Reno 11 Pro doesn’t come with many upgrades over its predecessor but in the mid-range segment with features like a 32MP selfie camera, 32MP telephoto lens, and 80W fast charging, it is a complete package offering solid competition.  

Reasons to buy

  • Good 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Reliable chipset
  • Impressive camera performance
  • 80W fast charging

Reasons to not buy

  • No IP rating for protection
  • No Wireless charging
  • Continuity problem while opening/closing device
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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