OPPO F11 Pro Marvels Avengers Limited Edition

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Introduction

With the already successful smartphones like Find X and R17 Pro in its lineup, Oppo is back at it again with its new attention-grabber called Oppo F11 Pro. The smartphone comes with a massive 48-megapixel camera, near bezel-less experience, a 4000mAh battery and of course a pop-up selfie camera. Oppo recently launched a special edition of the device dubbed Oppo F11 Pro Marvels Avengers in order to commemorate the release of Avengers: End Game. 

Luckily, we somehow managed to get our hands on this limited edition variant and I’ve been using this device for a while now. Although the device sounds impressive on paper, how does it perform in the day-to-day? Let’s try to find that out in our review of Oppo F11 Pro Marvels Avengers Edition.

Price in India, Variants, Availability

The all-new Marvel Avengers Edition comes in a single storage variant featuring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Coming to the colour option, the device is only available in Space Blue option. We’ll talk more about the design and build later on. The smartphone is available to purchase exclusively via Amazon India for a price tag of INR 27,990. At the time of writing this review, there are no special offers which you can benefit from. In fact, getting your hands on the Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Limited Edition is a bit challenging. 

Box Content

Since this is the special edition we’re talking about here, the Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition comes packed in a rather big premium box. Moving aside from the current trend, Oppo decided to use the black colour box with a big Avengers logo on the front and “Avengers End Game” printed on the sides. To make things a bit interesting, Oppo decided to keep the device a little bit of surprise since the first thing you’ll come across with the collection certificate. The collection certificate features the emblem of each six Avengers with a golden coin in the centre. 

 

The Golden coin has the Avengers logo on the front and the Avengers End Game written on the back. It feels very hefty and is definitely a good collectable item. Another interesting thing found inside the box is the back case which again reminds you of Marvel Avengers. The case has a soft lining on the inside and faux-leather like material on the outside. The back cover represents Captain America with the blue colour and shield designed at the back. Captain America shield also doubles as a phone ring which you can use in order to get that extra grip. 

 

Apart from all these, there is a fast charger adapter, Micro-USB cable and a pair of earphones. Sadly, Oppo decided to use ordinary white colour with these essentials eve though it is a special edition. You also get a SIM ejector tool and some reading manuals. 

 

Here is a quick overview of what you’ll be getting inside the box: 

 – Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Limited Edition 

 – Collection certificate 

 – A hefty golden coin 

 – Captain America premium back case 

 – Wall charger adapter 

 – Micro-USB cable 

 – A pair of earphones 

 – SIM ejector tool 

 – Manuals and documentation 

Specs at a glance

Before we jump right into our comprehensive review, let us first have a quick look at the specifications of the device. 

 

 – Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display, 1080×2340 pixels, 397ppi

 – Processor: MediaTek Helio P70, 12nm 

 – RAM & ROM: 6GB and 128GB 

 – Rear cameras: 48MP+5MP

 – Selfie camera: 16MP, f/2.0, motorized pop-up mechanism 

 – Battery: 4,000mAh capacity, 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support 

 – Software: Android Pie, ColorOS 6 

 – Weight: 190g 

 – Dimensions: 161.3×76.1×8.8mm 

 

With specifications cleared out of the way, let’s jump right into the first aspect of the device. 

Design and Build

Like the back case, the limited edition of the Oppo F11 Pro is basically Captain-America themed. As expected, the device makes use of the trending glass and metal sandwich design which to be honest feels very premium. At the back, there is a fresh coat of blue paint with a big Avengers logo which looks pretty incredible. To give this device a more textured look, Oppo decided to go with small hexagonal patterns on the back which you’ll be able to see if you look closely. There’s a dual-camera setup at the back along with an LED flash and a physical fingerprint sensor. If you look closely, you’ll also find the Avengers logo in the camera housing. 

The front is dominated by a near bezel-less screen with no cutout for cameras. The brand decided to opt for the motorized pop-up mechanism to house the selfie camera. The cut-out opens up pretty quickly and feels solid in my daily usage. Although it does attracts few dust particles which is worth considering for long term usage. When it comes to the build quality, Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Edition manages to live up to our expectation. Thanks to the curved edges, the device feels more comfortable and sleek in the hand. 

 

At the bottom, there is a 3.5-mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port for charging and a speaker grille. On the left side, there is a power button with a red accent which adds up to the overall theme of the device. The volume shocker, as usual, can be found on the right side. Overall, the build quality of Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition is flawless and the device definitely looks impressive with its Captain America theme. For someone who’s a Avengers fan, the device offers a chance to geek out completely. 

Display

Like the regular variant, the Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition is equipped with a large 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with notch-free and bezel-less experience. As mentioned earlier, the brand decided to go with the pop-up camera mechanism in order to provide a massive real estate on the front and thanks to this decision, the phone has a impressive 90.9% screen-to-body-ratio. 

 

With Full HD+ resolution having 2340×1080 pixels, the colour accuracy and viewing angles are pretty impressive on this display. Watching movies or playing games on this device is a joyful experience largely due to the near bezel-less experience. Of course, the display is not as impressive as the high-res AMOLED panels. The device still manages to churn out good overall experience with a good level of brightness, perfect viewing angles and impressive colours. Coming to the sunlight legibility, I rarely had to manually tweak the brightness level of the phone outside.

Performance

Under the hood, Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. For graphics, the processor makes use of the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Helio P70 is a processor which is fabricated using the 12nm manufacturing process which consists of four Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.0GHz. 

 

The Helio P70 chipset is not the best one out there but it still manages to offer pretty decent performance be it multitasking or gaming. In my daily usage, I notice no stutter or lags whatsoever. The device offered me a fluid experience with apps opening up quickly providing a smooth and responsive interface. With 6GB of RAM at disposal, the apps stay in memory for the longer period of time and it rarely refreshed itself. Being a heavy multitasking user, I faced no issues with the device.

 

Coming to the gaming, we tried playing Pubg Mobile on the phone for a few sessions and noticed no frame drops. In fact, the frame rate was quite consistent during my entire gameplay offering a smooth and great experience. At max settings, I started noticing some significant frame drops which are expected since it is not a flagship processor.  

 

Oppo is touting its own performance acceleration engine which the brand is calling Hyper Boost. As per the brand, the feature will offer more responsive experience in gaming as well as daily tasks. Various popular gaming titles have been optimised specifically for Hyper Boost which of course included the Pubg Mobile. Although we were not able to actually test this claim, the device was offering pretty smooth and responsive experience overall. With that said, Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition manages to provide you with a decent experience no matter what tasks you’re trying to perform. 

Software

Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition runs on the latest version of Android i.e. Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box based on the company’s latest ColorOS 6. Previously, the brand was used to get a lot of criticism for its iOS look-alike UI which was not that good looking. Even today, the UI is not the best one out there but it seems like the brand is getting there slowly. The icon packs look bright and sit right in the middle between the plain and too cartoonish. Personally, I still am not a big fan of these icon packs but it is not that offensive too. 

 

There are a few noticeable changes which you can be found in the UI itself. For once, the notification panel is redesigned and it now comes with square tiles with rounded corner. I am not a big fan of it but in the end that it is all about personal preferences. I like the fact that Oppo has optimised the UI very much and the applications take complete benefit of the bezel-less display. Like most of the Pie smartphone out there, this phone too comes with gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness. 

 

During my daily usage, Smart Assistant comes in very handy showing all the necessary information like frequent contacts, apps, weather details. Calendar overview and much more on one single screen. In fact, the options and widgets are laid out nicely in the tile format with rounded corners. Another useful addition is the Smart Bar which you can fire up by swiping in from the edge of the screen. The Smart Bar shows your app shortcuts and a few useful systems functions like Screenshot. 

 

With that said, I did share some of the good times with the all-new ColorOS 6 and will really miss some useful nifty additions. ColorOS 6 is not the worst UI out there nor it is the best one. As a matter of fact, Oppo has optimized it nicely resulting in a decent experience. If you’ve never used the ColorOS, then you might need to give some time to the software. 

Cameras

Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition is equipped with a dual-camera module at the back having a 48MP primary sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP front snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 housed in the pop-up mechanism. As with most the 48MP smartphones out there, the rear camera is set to 12MP by default because of the pixel-binning. Although you can always switch from the settings, you will lose some useful features like AI Scene detection, HDR and digital zoom. 

With F11 Pro Marvel Edition, we were able to click pictures with a good level of details, decent exposure and excellent colour accuracy. Although the colour sometimes looks punchy, we found no problem with it whatsoever. I do miss the option of the wide-angle lens in the camera module which could have made this a decent module. Keeping that aside, Oppo F11 Pro manages to deliver some of the nice shots in the daylight conditions. In fact, the device is ready enough to compete with its rivals in terms of rear camera performance. 

 

For low-light conditions, the device makes use of Ultra Night Mode which clicks photos with an increased level of brightness and detail. Even without the Night Mode, the clicked pictures turn out to be decent with an average level of details and good colour reproduction. In low-light conditions, I noticed next to no difference between the 48MP and 12MP photos. AI Scene Detection seems to work pretty well in both low-light as well as daylight conditions. 

 

Moving to the front camera, the pop-up mechanism seems to work pretty well and quickly. The selfies taken from the device turns out to be sharp, crisp and acceptable skin tones. I like the fact that the phone did not over smooth the pictures which used to happen with most of the Oppo devices. Even the portrait mode photos, there is a good separation between subject and background.

Battery Life

Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Edition is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery packed inside with the support of 20W VOOC 3.0 charging. With massive battery, the device is able to give a pretty solid battery life. In heavy usage which includes constant text messaging, media streaming, music playback and few hours of gaming, the device was able to last throughout the day easily. If you’re a moderate user, you will be able to push the device to two days easily. To some extent, the full HD+ resolution display also helps in battery life since it consumes less power than the high-res AMOLED panels. 

 

For charging, the device has 20W VOOC 3.0 support which can let you charge your device completely from zero to 100% in just 80 minutes. Oppo does have some more powerful charging technologies in its back pocket but sadly, we were not able to witness those in this phone.

Audio, Biometrics, Connectivity

When it comes to audio, there is nothing to write home about. The phone has a bottom-mounted single speaker which is loud enough to give you a decent experience. At max volume, there was no noticeable distortion in the audio output. There is a 3.5-mm headphone jack at the bottom which also manages to deliver excellent output. Oppo was kind enough to bundle a free pair of earphones with the device. 

 

Coming to the biometrics, there is a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor which seems to work pretty quickly. The sensor is fairly accurate, fast and reliable unlike the Face Unlock in the device which uses 2D map representation of faces. Surprisingly, the Face Unlock is also equally fast to some extent. 

 

As far as the connectivity is concerned, the device comes with all the standard features like dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP and LE, GPS and a Micro-USB port for charging. Sadly, there is no NFC for mobile payments and one-tap pairing requests.

Pros & Cons

Pros: 

 

 – Limited edition Marvel Avenger themed design 

 – Bezel-less experience 

 – Pop-up camera mechanism 

 – 3.5-mm headphone jack 

 – Long lasting battery 

 

Cons: 

 

 – No dedicated microSD slot 

 – Still stuck with the Micro-USB port 

 

 

Verdict

Oppo F11 Pro Marvel Edition turns out to be a pretty impressive smartphone not just in terms of design but in raw performance too. It manages to pack all the sweetness with its bezel-less design, pop-up camera and long-lasting battery life. The design of the device is pretty incredible especially for those who’re into the Marvel universe. Even though the phone runs on P70 chipset, you can still feel the smooth and responsiveness throughout the interface. I am not a big fan of OxygenOS but after using it on this device, I seem to differ. The software optimisation is on point with this device. With that said, if you’re really attracted to the design aesthetic of the device, you can definitely go for the limited edition. If not, there is a cheaper regular Oppo F11 Pro waiting for you with the same sets of hardware. Oppo seems to manufacture some of the impressive phones from a while now and I really like that direction for this brand. The entire F11 Pro lineup is perfect for someone who wants to try new without missing out on all the popular bells and whistles in the smartphone industry.