Review verdict: OPPO made a few improvements on the already-good Reno10 5G with an upgraded main camera and improved camera features on the Reno11 5G to make it a better mid-range phone for content creation.
-Main camera is an improvement
-4K selfie videos at last
-Same processor as last year
-More expensive than the Reno10 5G
OPPO Reno11 5G Review Philippines: Unboxing and Packing Contents
The Reno11 5G has the same packaging design as its predecessor, consisting of a white box with an iridescent print with the bold 11 branding in black.
Inside the box, you get the usual contents: the phone itself, a gray TPU case, documentation, a SIM ejector tool, a USB-C cable, and a 67w charger.
OPPO Reno11 5G Review Philippines: Design
While it has roughly the same footprint as the Reno10 5G, the Reno11 5G’s camera module looks sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing. The top part of the module houses the new LYT600 main camera, while the bottom has the 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and 32-megapixel 2x telephoto camera.
We’re happy that OPPO has been equipping its Reno phones with a more usable telephoto camera down to the standard version, and that trend continues with the Reno11 5G. We like this trend on mid-range phones, and we hope more brands follow OPPO’s example of ditching those filler cameras with a more usable telephoto snapper.
Our review unit is in Rock Grey, and it still has the same brushed finish that makes the Reno11 5G elegant while being resilient against smudges. We like this back panel finish, as it makes us confident enough to rock the phone without the case.
Like the Reno10 5G, the button and port layout on the Reno11 5G is the same. That includes the IR port on top, stereo speakers, and the in-display fingerprint scanner.
OPPO Reno11 5G Philippines: Display and Speakers
The Reno11 5G uses the same 6.7-inch 120hz curved AMOLED panel found on the Reno10 5G, and we’re not complaining: it’s a decent display for a mid-range phone with an excellent brightness range for outdoor use.
OPPO has been using good quality AMOLED panels for its Reno series in the past few years, so you’re assured of getting vibrant colors and great viewing angles that will make you enjoy watching your favorite KPop group’s latest music video.
While the Reno11 5G does not have a headphone jack, you get stereo speakers that have a generally great soundstage for both listening to music and watching videos.
OPPO Reno11 5G Philippines: Cameras
We already like the Reno10 5G for ditching the filler camera for a more useful 32-megapixel IMX709 x telephoto camera, and the Reno11 5G is even better with an all-new main camera that uses an LYT600 sensor and now has OIS.
It’s one of the two biggest improvements on the Reno11 5G: despite the lower megapixel count, the LYT600 uses a stacked sensor design that’s meant to improve imaging performance, especially in low light.
We tried out the Reno11 5G’s main camera and we noticed the improved low-light performance compared to the Reno10 5G’s 64-megapixel sensor–especially when you pixel peep and check out the details in the photo. The addition of OIS also makes the Reno11 5G more suitable for shooting steady footage even at 4K resolution.
With an all-Sony triple rear camera setup, the Reno11 5G covers the basic focal lengths that you’ll need for taking photos and videos.
The other big improvement on the Reno11 5G is that the 32-megapixel selfie camera can now shoot 4K selfie videos. This is also another step in the right direction for OPPO and is a feature we expect future mid-range phones to have as a standard feature.
If we were to nitpick, we wished that OPPO upgraded the selfie camera to have eye autofocus like the Pro version–though the fixed focusing on the Reno11 5G’s selfie camera still gets the job done.
OPPO Reno11 5G Review Philippines: Internals and Battery Life
While the Reno11 5G retained the Dimensity 7050 processor and 256GB internal storage, you are getting more RAM at 12GB. This makes the Reno11 5G better than its predecessor when it comes to multitasking.
The Dimensity 7050 is based on the Dimensity 1080, which is an aging processor in 2024–OPPO could have opted for something like the Dimensity 7200 to make the Reno11 5G even better overall.
The Reno11 5G comes with Android 14-based ColorOS 14 out of the box, which feels fluid with minimal bloatware preinstalled. OPPO has improved its software support with its Reno phones, and we expect the same (or better) level of upgrade commitments with the Reno11 5G.
Like the processing package, the Reno11 5G retains the same 5000mAh battery with support for 67w charging–which is impressive given the Reno11 5G’s 7.9mm thin frame and the fact that it is a few grams lighter than its predecessor. The Reno11 5G lasted us around 13 hours and 29 minutes on PCMark’s battery benchmark test, which means that you can use the phone comfortably for the entire day before you need to charge.
OPPO Reno11 5G Philippines: Wrap-up and Conclusions
Despite being a bit more expensive Reno10 5G, the Reno11 5G’s new main camera and added support for 4K selfies make it a promising mid-range phone that’s great for content creation. Granted that it’s very similar to the Reno10 5G, the Reno11 5G’s higher asking price is justified by the significantly better performance of its main camera–proof that Sony’s new LYT sensors will set a new benchmark when it comes to smartphone imaging.
OPPO Reno11 5G Review Philippines: Price
The Reno11 5G has an official price of Php 24,999 in the Philippines.