OPPO Reno11 F 5G review and price and specs via Revu Philippines

OPPO Reno11 F 5G review: ‘F’ for fantastic?

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OPPO‘s latest portrait-focused contender, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, has officially landed in the Philippines. It joins the increasingly crowded midrange market as an entry-level addition to the Reno11 Series 5G.

Locally, the phone carries a suggested retail price of P18,999 (around $342 converted) for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. If you preorder until March 22, there are some serious goodies up for grabs for you, including a free QX7 Pro smartwatch, as well as exclusive perks, such as 4,500 Mabuhay Miles, Pickup Coffee points, food vouchers, and even shopping gift codes, through the MyOPPO app.

It looks fantastic, especially in the purple colorway pictured here, and the AMOLED screen is promising, too. On the surface, this seems like the perfect option for those who don’t want to pay a steep price for the Reno11 5G or its higher-end stablemate, the Reno11 Pro 5G, which is P2,000 ($36) more expensive than its predecessor.

But what about performance, battery life, and the rest of the good stuff? Does the OPPO Reno11 F 5G deliver the goods? Let’s find out!

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The unboxing video we posted a week ago

When nature meets functional design (and durability)

Offering a compelling mix of style, comfort, and real-world durability, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G is a strong contender for those seeking a well-rounded smartphone that prioritizes both form and function.

The company’s Reno lineup has a reputation for eye-catching rear panels, and its latest iteration manages to push that even further. It’s all about contrasts this time around — nature-inspired flourishes and color options meet industrial and practical design. The Reno11 F 5G comes in a boxy form factor, and you get a choice of three colors that look and feel different from one another.

There’s a sense of depth and playfulness to the Coral Purple variant, which introduces OPPO’s Magnetic Particle Design that we dig. It reminds us of glistening sand on a tropical beach, although the back is smooth and can slide around on some surfaces. We like that the unit’s matte appearance naturally hides fingerprints and smudges, too. If you prefer a frosted finish that’s more subtle and less striking, you may want to opt for the Palm Green version instead.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G price and specs and availability or release date via Revu Philippines
There’s a sense of depth and playfulness to the Coral Purple variant, which introduces OPPO’s Magnetic Particle Design

The front and back are flat and use twice-reinforced glass, while the middle frame is made of plastic with a metallic coating. At 177 grams, the Reno11 F 5G isn’t particularly light, but its 7.54mm profile is rather slim and makes it more comfortable to hold and use for extended periods. The combination of matte, flat sides and rounded corners against the polished rear panel creates a pleasing handling experience.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G review and price and specs via Revu Philippines
The 7.54mm profile is rather slim and makes the smartphone more comfortable to hold and use for extended periods

It’s not just about looks, though. The IP65 dust- and water-resistance rating is a welcome addition in this price segment and allows the OPPO Reno11 F 5G to confidently handle everyday challenges like rain or dust exposure. This level of protection is often reserved for high-end devices, making its inclusion here noteworthy.

Additionally, the brand’s commitment to durability extends beyond environmental factors. Rigorous testing, including 100,000 volume key presses, 200,000 power button presses, and 20,000 USB-C cable insertions/removals, demonstrates build quality designed for longevity and reliability. This thing is built to last — at least on paper (since we have no way to test these estimates).

OPPO Reno11 F 5G review and price and specs via Revu Philippines
The OPPO Reno11 F 5G only has a single speaker at the bottom

Unfortunately, the bottom-firing speaker, although loud, falls short of expectations. The OPPO Reno11 F 5G only has a single speaker at the bottom, meaning no stereo sound. The audio quality could be better, too. It sounded a bit tinny, and at 300% volume (that’s not a typo!), it became uncomfortable to listen to.

Using the device in landscape orientation proves somewhat problematic, as the speaker’s placement might lead to frequent accidental muffling. But then again, most smartphones — even flagship ones — suffer from this problem.

Flat AMOLED display gets the job done

The OPPO Reno11 F 5G features a sizable 6.7-inch flat display of the AMOLED variety. This panel delivers respectable black levels and color vibrancy, enhanced by its smooth 120Hz refresh rate. You get three refresh-rate options — Auto Select, Standard, and High. Out of the box, this new model is set to Auto Select, the default option, which intelligently varies the refresh rate to save power and provide a fluid experience, although it seems to favor the 60Hz setting.

Slim bezels contribute to the device’s modern look and high screen-to-body ratio. Outdoor visibility shouldn’t be a challenge. Thanks to the claimed 900-nit maximum brightness, the screen remains pretty legible in direct sunlight. The advertised 1,100 nits of local peak brightness for HDR offers a bit of real-world improvement to the viewing experience as well.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G review and price and specs via Revu Philippines
Slim bezels contribute to the Reno11 F 5G’s modern look and high screen-to-body ratio

The screen size and 20:9 aspect ratio are definitely nice for watching videos and scrolling through feeds. Streaming HDR content on YouTube is smooth. There’s Widevine L1 DRM on the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, too.

For convenient unlocking, this smartphone is equipped with an under-display fingerprint reader, and it works as advertised — consistently fast and reliable.

Made for vlogging and social media

The OPPO Reno11 F 5G features a triple-camera setup with specs that, on paper, suggest competent photography and videography capabilities. The 64-megapixel high-resolution primary sensor sits behind a moderately bright aperture lens (f/1.7) and is paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide that offers a 112-degree wide field of view and a 2-megapixel filler sensor for macro shots as close as 4cm. There’s also a 32-megapixel selfie shooter that boasts auto-focus, plus a lens wide enough to accommodate group selfies.

Colors in daylight images exhibit noticeable saturation, particularly blue tones, especially when shooting with the ultrawide camera. Some users may find this visually appealing, but those seeking a strictly neutral color profile might note the inaccuracy.

On a more positive note, there’s an option to adjust the bokeh when shooting portraits without a filter. We highly suggest you increase the virtual aperture to dial down the background blur and make it look more natural.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G camera sample picture in review by Revu Philippines
OPPO Reno11 F 5G camera sample picture in review by Revu Philippines

Sample shots

The main sensor handles shadows well enough, and its ability to retain details at 2x magnification with little to no loss in clarity makes it a good option for portraits and street photography. Auto-focus is generally snappy, and shutter lag isn’t any worse than most phones in dim lighting.

The front-facing camera provides ample resolution and a tendency towards skin smoothing. While these effects can be adjusted, they align with the expectations for a smartphone targeting vlogging and social media use. Impressively, both front and rear cameras are capable of recording 4K video at 30 frames per second and support OPPO’s effective Ultra Steady feature for more stable footage at 1080p and 30fps, at the expense of cropping into the frame.

HDR performance is a bit of a mixed bag, while overcast and truly low-light scenes occasionally suffer from noise and washed-out details.

Capable performance, long battery life

The OPPO Reno11 F 5G, powered by the midrange MediaTek Dimensity 7050, delivers a satisfying user experience overall. Day-to-day tasks like launching apps and browsing feel fluid and responsive, highlighting the company’s optimization efforts. Gaming performance is also commendable, although resource-intensive titles like Genshin Impact require lowering the graphics settings to maintain smooth frame rates. Prolonged intensive use can result in the device heating up, but it’s nothing you should be concerned about.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G benchmark scores and battery life test result by Revu Philippines

Most preinstalled apps can be removed, certain system-level applications cannot, presenting a minor annoyance. OPPO’s Android 14-based ColorOS overlay allows for significant customization, including a robust Always-On Display implementation and a wealth of editing options in the Gallery app, which we like a lot.

The 5,000mAh battery is another highlight. Users can expect a full day’s use even under heavy workloads — and sometimes with juice to spare depending on the usage. This phone will easily last two days with normal use. In PCMark’s battery benchmark, our unit lasted 17 hours and 44 minutes — one of the best results we’ve seen in the category. The bundled 67-watt fast charger adds further convenience, achieving a full charge in approximately 50 minutes.

Availability: Retail stores and the brand’s official shops on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop

Final thoughts

If you’re looking for a stylish, well-built phone with standout battery life and a competent camera for online use, the Reno11 F 5G deserves serious consideration. The bright and vibrant AMOLED display and OPPO’s reliable 67-watt fast charging add brownie points as well.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G specs

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 7050 5G chipset
  • Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
  • 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Triple 64-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • Under-display fingerprint reader
  • 5,000mAh battery with 67-watt fast charging
  • IP65 rating
  • ColorOS 14 based on Android 14
  • Color options: Palm Green, Ocean Blue, and Coral Purple

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.