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Oppo R11s: Pros and Cons

Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Adreno 512
4 GB / 64 GB
6 inch (1080 x 2160 px)
16 + 20 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus

Oppo announced the launch of the R11s smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 6 inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus SoC, and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable battery. The 6 inch AMOLED displays has fast response times. The R11s has a multi-camera setup. The lens offers versatility. It lets you capture a wide range of subjects and scenes from different perspectives. Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Oppo R11s smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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Oppo R11s specifications

BrandOppo
NameR11s
ModelR11S
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Colorsblack, gold, red
SIM typeNano SIM

Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.2 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 1.84 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 512

The Oppo R11s comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6 inch
Resolution1080 x 2160 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 6 inch display should be big enough for your needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether you're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Oppo R11s comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. You can expand the internal storage (64 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera16 + 20 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera20 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The R11s does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Oppo R11s supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The R11s smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of R11s isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsColorOS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Dual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The R11s phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

The fast charging technology comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Oppo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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