Oppo R11 review – CNET

Affordable phones are getting better and better, so there’s never been a better time to not pony up for a pricey iPhone[1] or Samsung Galaxy S. The latest budget phone to impress me is the Oppo R11, a solid 5.5-inch device with a great camera and impressive battery life. The Oppo R11 is worth your money — though it lags slightly behind the even-more-worth-your-money OnePlus 5[2].

You may not have heard of Oppo, but it’s currently the world’s fourth biggest phone manufacturer[3], thanks mainly to its popularity in China. And it’s been making affordable Android phones for years. The company makes a big deal over the new R11’s selfie camera, which clocks in at 20 megapixels.

Those extra pixels[4] (£673.99 at Amazon.com[5]) didn’t seem to make that much of a difference in selfie quality, though my colleague Claire Reilly loved the beautifying software. Instead, the real stars of the show are the dual 20 and 16-megapixel cameras at the back.

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8 Oppo R11 sports dashing good looks

The phone retails in China for 2,999 yuan and the official price in Australia is AU£650. If you’re in the US or UK, you can import it for around £440 or ?340. That’s around £300 or so less than you’ll pay for the similarly sized iPhone 7 Plus[6] (£823.89 at Amazon Marketplace[7]) or Samsung Galaxy S8[8] (£669.88 at Amazon Marketplace[9]).

Despite the smaller price tag, the camera stands up to the shooters on those high-end phones[10].

References

  1. ^ iPhone (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ OnePlus 5 (www.cnet.com)
  3. ^ fourth biggest phone manufacturer (www.cnet.com)
  4. ^ pixels (www.cnet.com)
  5. ^ £673.99 at Amazon.com (dw.cbsi.com)
  6. ^ iPhone 7 Plus (www.cnet.com)
  7. ^ £823.89 at Amazon Marketplace (dw.cbsi.com)
  8. ^ Samsung Galaxy S8 (www.cnet.com)
  9. ^ £669.88 at Amazon Marketplace (dw.cbsi.com)
  10. ^ phones (www.cnet.com)

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