OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review: F for Formidable Camera Smartphone

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OPPO introduced its mid-range Reno11 series globally in early January and it was unveiled locally early last month. Now, it is expanding in the Philippines with the OPPO Reno11 F 5G which was launched in Thailand in early February

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We expect the Reno11 F 5G to be a more affordable option in the series slotting just under the Reno11 5G. As of writing this, the price of the F variant hasn’t been released yet, but the specs alone reveal its price point. The top of the specs that give away this is the lack of a 32MP telephoto lens, instead, the new Reno11 series 5G member has a 2MP macro lens. 

But how does the OPPO Reno11 F 5G fare in the real world? Well, we were given a review unit of the device, and here’s our experience with the latest member of the Reno11 series 5G.  

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Full Specifications

Display6.7-inch FHD+ OLED
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7050
Rear Camera64MP main (OmniVision OV64B, f/1.7)
8MP ultrawide (Sony IMX355, f/2.2)
2MP macro
Front Camera32MP (Sony IMX615)
67W SuperVOOC 
OSColorOS 14.0 (Android 14)
ColorsOcean Blue
Coral Purple
Palm Green

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Build and Design

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The OPPO Reno11 F 5G is built around a 6.7-inch FHD+ adaptive 120Hz OLED display with flat sides and tapered edges. The latter makes handling the device so much easier. This is pretty much standard fare in 2024.

On the right of the device are its volume rockers and power button. Both of which are easy to reach without the need to readjust my hands. 

The SIM tray is found on the right of the device, while the bottom features the USB-C port, speaker, and one of the microphones. The second microphone is on the top. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review rear camera design 2

We received the Palm Green colorway which is the darkest option of the three colors. It has a matte finish and a deep green sheen. It is a stunning color for the device but I was surprised to see that it was quite the fingerprint magnet despite the matte finish. Perhaps, it had something to do with how it was produced and it may not even matter to you, but it’s still worth mentioning. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review rear camera design

Despite being a member of the Reno11 series 5G, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G has a rectangular silhouette to its camera module, compared to the oval design of its siblings. The rectangular camera module has two circles that ultimately house the triple rear camera of the latest Reno11 series member. 

I prefer this design over its siblings’ approach in the camera. This includes the glossy finish on the camera module which coupled with the matte design of the Palm green option, can be quite eye-catching. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review in box

However, one downside is that the island has an overall larger footprint in the rear panel and this is even more apparent with the included silicone case. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Performance 

Under the hood, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G is powered by the same MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset as its vanilla sibling coupled with the same 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Before I get to my personal experience with the Reno 11F 5G, here are the benchmark results of the device on Geekbench 6, 3DMark, and AnTuTu. 

With that out of the way, let’s get to how the chipset performed based on my time with the device. Overall, it was a fairly decent experience, albeit with some hiccups here and there, especially with the gesture control. But with more typical use, like checking social media and emails, watching videos on YouTube/Netflix, and light gaming, it will hold up fairly well. 

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Speaking of gaming, the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, held up against the variety of games we tried. The list included Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty Mobile, Diablo Immortal, and even more graphic-intensive games like Honkai Star Rail and Genshin Impact. 

It breezed through the lighter games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and even League of Legends: Wild Rift at max settings. Although, in 2024, that is far from a feat as it is to be expected from most smartphones, especially in the mid-range segment. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review Genshin Impact

The device was also able to handle Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt 9 at max settings as well as Diablo Immortal. Although, on Diablo Immortal, I felt the device heat up a bit over time. This was the same with Honkai Star Rail at High settings. If you do decide to play these games on the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, I suggest keeping it at Medium for a more manageable experience. 

Lastly, Genshin Impact. I was able to play it at the highest setting but there were stutters here and there as well as some heating. This was less of an issue on High, but I highly suggest you play it at Medium or even Low settings just so you can play for a bit longer. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Camera 

Now to the camera. Which, I think is the highest point of the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, and understandably so as it is the Portrait Expert. The rear sensors are comprised of a 64MP OmniVision OV64B main sensor and joined an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro lens. 

The combination of which isn’t bad, especially for what we expect to be a sub-PHP 20k price tag. However, in the grand scheme of things, it has a dual camera, as the 2MP macro lens won’t be able to keep up with the quality of the other two sensors. 

That said though, let’s take a look at the shots of the main camera. 

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I was highly impressed with the main camera which produced good color reproduction with vibrant hues, especially in daylight. It also had good details and dynamic range. 

I’m a fan as well of the bokeh of the rear camera which helps bring out your subject. I also tested this with two subjects at different distances and it was able to adjust well. 

The ultrawide lens, while it has a bit more washed-out colors and is less detailed than the main sensor, but it’s a decent camera that allows you to include more in your shot. It’s a very welcome addition to the rear camera module. 

Where the OPPO Reno11 F 5G excels though is in Portrait photography via the Bokeh Flare Portrait effect when you get to the Portrait mode. After taking some extra shots last weekend, it really blew my mind with how gorgeous the shots looked, giving it a bit more depth as far as being a camera smartphone goes.

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Despite being what we expect is a more affordable option, the Reno11 F 5G carries over the 32MP front sensor from its siblings and it is quite impressive. It offers good detail, even when taking photos indoors. But unsurprisingly, it does even better with more light. 

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However, its portrait mode could be improved. I like testing out the portrait of front cameras to see how they will handle my fly-away hair. This time around, you can see artifacts of the processing that takes some of my hair. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Battery 

According to the PCMark Battery test, which runs the device through a constant test of various tasks like editing, scrolling, and going through videos until the device reaches 20% battery, the 5000mAh battery of the OPPO Reno11 F 5G should offer around 18 hours of battery. This is an average across the three different refresh rates – Standard, High, and Dynamic. 

Here are the results:

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review PCMark
(L-R) Standard, Dynamic, High Refresh Rate Modes

This is pretty accurate with my personal experience with the Reno11 F 5G with more ‘typical’ use which includes going through hours of Instagram Reels/TikTok videos, YouTube videos, and occasional gaming. 

With longer gaming sessions, this was shortened to 12 hours or sometimes even less, depending on the game that you’re playing and the settings you’re playing with. 

Topping up the battery is pretty quick though, thanks to the device supporting 67W SUPERVOOC charging. More importantly, it comes with a 67W charging adapter which is definitely a huge bonus in this age of companies omitting the brick altogether.

From my testing, I was able to top up the 5000mAh battery from 0-100% in about an hour. This should come in handy if you need a bit of juice when you forget to charge due to a busy day. You can get around 0-30% with a 10-minute charge, which should be enough to get you home while still keeping people updated on your whereabouts.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G – Software

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On the software front of the Reno11 F 5G is ColorOS 14.0 on top of Android 14. It has a lot of nifty features which you may or may not use, but its flexibility is definitely there. Among these features are a Smart Sidebar with a File Dock, a Flexible Window feature, a Split View, and a Quick Launch.

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review ColorOS 14.0 features

These will make life easier, especially for those who do a lot of work on the go. Being able to split up the display into multiple apps and quickly drag and drop files into certain apps is a good addition. I, personally, didn’t use them but they are good features to have. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review ColorOS 14.0 Smart Sidebar

One of the downsides of ColorOS though is the amount of bloatware you get upon booting the device. I prefer a more vanilla experience and just install what I need, when I need them, rather than have everything pre-installed. It just makes booting up a new device a bit too cluttered and overwhelming. 

OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review ColorOS 14.0 bloat


The OPPO Reno11 F 5G is quite a solid device, especially in the camera department. Both the rear and front sensors deliver really good images and I enjoyed going around shooting. 

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The fast charging support and charging adapter in the box are also a godsend, especially with the device supporting faster charging speeds. 

ColorOS though, isn’t quite my cup of tea although I am a fan of the OPPO Sans font face that you get as an option. It made the device feel fresh without looking too whimsical. 

For more information on the Reno11 F 5G, visit the official website.

8.4Expert Score
OPPO Reno11 F 5G Review: A Formidable Camera Mid-range Device

Do I recommend the device? For those looking for a good camera, yes. Although, ultimately, it will all boil down to how much the device will be offered. The Android mid-range market is currently highly competitive and the price plays a big part in differentiating this segment. 

I assume the Reno11 F 5G will have a price tag at under PHP 20,000, so as not to cannibalize the market of its vanilla sibling which is offered at PHP 24,999. The further away from PHP 20K the OPPO Reno11 F 5G is, the better. It’s hard to give a definitive recommendation without the price. I’ll gladly update this once the price is revealed.

Update (3/12/24): The company has officially revealed the price and the OPPO Reno11 F 5G and it is available for PHP 18,999, making it quite competitive.

If you’re looking for a smartphone with a main focus on camera capabilities under PHP 20K, this is worth checking out, especially if you don’t mind the bloatware of Color OS 14.

You can now pre-order the device. For more details, check that out here.

Build and Design
Camera (Rear)
Camera (Front)
Battery Life
  • 64MP main rear camera is impressive
  • Front camera is quite good
  • 67W SUPERVOOC Charging
  • Comes with a charger
  • Portrait photos are stunning via the Bokeh Flare Portrait Mode
  • Matte design back is still a fingerprint magnet
  • ColorOS 14.0 has a lot of bloatware

Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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