OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review: An Average Joe With Flagship Trade

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review: An Average Joe With Flagship Trade

March 15, 2024 0 By Rowena Cletus
  • Performance: MediaTek Dimensity 7050 / 8GB RAM
  • Main Display: 6.7-inch OLED
  • Weight: 177g
  • Storage: 256
  • OS/Software: Android 14, ColorOS 14
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Charging: 67W SUPERVOOC
  • Features: 4K  / 1080p HDR video recording
  • Rear Camera: 64 MP Main + 8 MP Ultra-Wide + 2MP Marco 
  • Front Camera: 32 MP, 4K Video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.4, NFC,LTE, 5G, IR Blaster
  • Colour: Coral Purple
  • Rating: 3.9/5
  • Price: RM1399

In today’s world, a smartphone is a crucial necessity as it consolidates all platforms into a compact 6.7-inch screen, showcasing its small yet powerful nature.

Amidst the prevailing circumstances and financial constraints, many, including the Alpha Generation, seek affordability coupled with sleek designs in their handheld devices.

Starting with the unboxing and initial impression, OPPO products come with two bonuses: a 67W brick and a transparent casing. The standout coral purple variant eagerly awaits its introduction, accompanied by a USB Type-C cable and setup guidelines.

Now, let’s delve deeper into the details of the OPPO Reno11 F.


The design of the Reno11 F 5G is sleek, catching people’s attention with glimmers and boasting a slim profile at just 7.54mm thick, making it pocket-friendly, featuring flat sides and rounded corners for a glamorous appearance.

Weighing 177g, the Reno11 F 5G is comfortable to hold for streaming or taking photos with one hand, while its IP65 rating ensures it can withstand downpours effortlessly.

The bonus of owning this smartphone lies in its durability, as it has undergone rigorous testing to handle years of use, commonly associated with high-end flagship smartphones, including 100,000 volume key presses, 200,000 power button presses, and 20,000 instances of plugging in and removing the USB-C cable, instilling confidence in its longevity.

Available in three vibrant colors, the Ocean Blue variant evokes a sense of calmness akin to the tranquil ocean, while the Palm Green option showcases layers of emerald, immersing users in nature. Lastly, the Coral Purple variant, with its playful character and soft glitters, adds a fun and fashionable touch.


The Reno11 F 5G features a borderless design with a 120Hz display, framed by super-narrow bezels, creating a sleek, flat-screen device.

With its expansive 6.7-inch display, you can indulge in streaming your favorite movies with dynamic HDR10+ range on platforms like Amazon Prime HD and Netflix HD.

An enjoyable feature while watching movies or listening to music is the Ultra Volume mode, where simply pressing the volume button increases it to 300%, enhancing your audio experience.


The Reno11 F 5G is equipped with a triple camera setup, allowing users to capture stunning memories with a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera.

Main Camera 

During the day, effortlessly capturing photos yields good results even in high-intensity sunlight; for optimal day photography, avoid distant shots and opt for closer ones to ensure precise detail.

Behind the lenses, AI algorithms enhance brightness and sharpness post-capture; users can adjust sharpness levels to their preference by lowering brightness and customizing color tones.

In low-light settings at night, photos may appear fuzzy and blurred in certain areas; capturing in well-lit environments ensures satisfactory results.

Portrait Expert

OPPO’s camera excels in portrait photography, delivering consistently satisfying results with each capture. The camera’s lenses employ facial recognition to isolate subjects, ensuring natural skin tones and sharp details.

Utilizing an AI portrait super-resolution algorithm, the camera enhances clarity and facial features, reducing noise in low-light conditions and evening-out skin tones while maintaining a natural appearance.

Furthermore, the camera seamlessly merges portraits with their surroundings, applying optimal HDR settings to achieve a balanced blend of light and shadow that complements the scene.

Front Camera 

The Reno11 F 5G features a 32MP front camera, offering a wide angle to capture both flattering selfies and group shots suitable for sharing.

Portrait mode can be activated to achieve a soft background effect, adding dimension and applying flattering retouching to enhance the natural beauty of subjects.

In low-light conditions, the front camera’s performance improves, but adjusting the brightness level is necessary to achieve soft sharpness.

With 4K video recording capability, users can capture steady and clear footage even while walking in busy environments, making it ideal for vlogging and shooting with the front camera at high resolutions.


ColorOS 14 installed on the Reno11 F 5G offers an array of benefits including beauty, security, productivity, reliability, and longevity, among others, with seamless navigation and smart features readily available.

Utilize File Dock to effortlessly save images, text, or files for easy access across various applications, simply by dragging and dropping desired items into the dock.

Moreover, File Dock synchronizes between your ColorOS 14 phone and tablet, ensuring ultimate convenience by accessing your shared dock through your OPPO account on both devices.


The Reno11 F 5G runs on MediaTek’s Dimensity 7050 chipset, ensuring smooth performance and efficient power management.

Equipped with up to 8GB RAM and Dynamic RAM, along with ColorOS 14’s Trinity Engine, the device excels in multitasking. OPPO’s 48-Month Fluency Protection ensures sustained performance over time, while its 256GB internal storage provides ample space for games, movies, and apps, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.

ColorOS 14, coupled with the Trinity Engine, enables the Reno11 F 5G to save up to 23GB of additional space from the total storage capacity, optimizing internal storage usage.

OPPO’s proprietary network optimization engine, LinkBoost, enhances transmission power by up to 100% and reception by 58.5%, ensuring stable connectivity with minimal downtime. In regions like Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, LinkBoost is further optimized to reconnect users up to 87% faster than competitors in various scenarios such as exiting elevators, traveling in fast-moving vehicles, attending crowded events, or being underground.


Despite its lightweight and slender build, the Reno11 F 5G sustains a full day of activities such as messaging, browsing, listening, watching, and vlogging on a single charge, alleviating concerns about battery life due to its spacious 5000mAh capacity.

Experience fast-charging capabilities that outperform flagship devices with the Reno11 F 5G’s 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging, allowing over 90 minutes of YouTube streaming after just a quick five-minute charge.

With the supplied power adapter, the Reno11 F 5G charges up to 62% in only 20 minutes and reaches a full 100% charge in just 50 minutes, ensuring swift and efficient power

Should I Purchase this device?

I refer to this device as the “Average Joe.” When you buy it, don’t expect too much, but it can handle your needs and endure both entertainment and essential tasks. In essence, it’s a budget-friendly device that offers comparable performance to the OPPO Reno11, making it a reasonable purchase.