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Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G review: Just portraits

Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G review: Just portraits

Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G

If you like taking portraits, then the Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G is probably your phone. It keeps the slim frame and design aesthetics of the Reno10 Pro+, and is comfortable to hold. It has three rear cameras, and takes portrait mode shots that look great, albeit touched up by software.

Quick specs

  • MediaTek Dimensity 8200 (octa-core)
  • 12GB RAM, 256GB/512G storage
  • 4,440mAh battery, 80W SuperVOOC fast charger
  • Cameras: 50MP main, 32MP telephoto, 8MP ultra-wide, 32MP front

The Reno11 Pro 5G is pretty much as mid-range as you can get. You get a MediaTek Dimensity 8200, which has adequate performance. I had no issues with normal apps or light gaming such as Marvel Snap, but the phone struggled with Android Auto. It had pretty noticeable lag until it loaded everything. It ran smoothly after that, though. The phone's design is pretty neat, too. I love the Rock Grey colour, and the matte glass gives it a pretty good grip. The Rock Grey version is also slightly thinner at 7.59mm versus the Pearl White version that's 7.66mm. But the slimness of the phone does mean that the rear camera module really sticks out. The 120Hz curved display is also nice, but it may feel dated since flatter displays are now trending.

Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

For a mid-range phone, the Reno11 Pro is pretty decent. It comes with a triple camera setup: 50MP main, 32MP telephoto, and 8MP wide. Based on my tests, the Reno11 Pro takes pretty good pictures, and portraits are where it shines. I do find the colors a bit more saturated compared with the neutral tones of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The wide angle isn't also as wide as the iPhone. But the Reno11 Pro's portrait mode really does make your subject look good. However, that's also due to some post-processing on Oppo's end. Your skin will look super smooth, which is a miss for me. But some may like it, especially if you have a partner who wants you to take lots of portrait shots of them for OOTDs.

Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

Battery life for the Reno11 Pro is not as good as the other phones we've tested. In fact, it's probably the shortest with just 6hr 36min of runtime using PCMark's battery life test. I did manage to squeeze out a full day of use, but you can quickly charge its 4,600mAh battery up to 45% in 10 minutes with the included 80W SuperVOOC charger. The MediaTek processor delivers about half the performance of flagship products such as the Samsung Galaxy S24 based on Geekbench 6 tests. It also comes with 12GB RAM, and either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage.

At S$849, the Oppo Reno11 Pro 5G is a bit pricey for a mid-range phone. In comparison, the Poco X6 Pro 5G has pretty similar specs, better battery and performance at half the price. But the Reno11 Pro does take really good portraits. Get it from Lazada or Shopee.

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Note: Review unit provided by Oppo.

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Good camera, but a bit pricey.

Buy from Shopee
Get from Lazada

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