Our Opinion

The Oppo F11 Pro (64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A9 (6GB RAM, 2018), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F11 Pro (64GB)!

Oppo F11 Pro (64GB)  Samsung Galaxy A9 (6GB RAM, 2018) 
Oppo F11 Pro Samsung Galaxy A9
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Excellence Score
42.8
40.5
Value for Money Score
72.3
66.1
Price ₹ 16,990 onwards ₹ 19,994 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2019 Nov, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch) 1080x2220 pixels (~ 392 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 512
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 5MP 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; 6P lens, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture 24MP: F/1.7 Aperture; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (ultrawide), 10MP: F/2.4 Aperture; (telephoto); 2x Optical Zoom, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 16MP 24MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR, Pop-up Selfie Camera F/2.0 Aperture, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.8 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 190 gm 183 gm
Width 76.1 mm 77.0 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3800 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 23.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 19 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 59 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always-On-Display Off): upto 112 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Simply one of the best designed smartphones all around in the sub-Rs 25, 000 price segment
  • Sturdy and well built - the overall chassis looks so rigid that it is hard to distinguish it from the most premium flagship phones
  • Uses an aluminum mid-frame while the back panel is plastic that has been textured to give it the effect of a beautiful rich gradient finish
  • The design takes precedent not only on the back but also at the front - the Oppo F11 Pro has a stunning all screen, immersive design that does not have a notch or hole punch cut-out at the front - the Oppo F11 Pro's pop-up camera liberates space at the top of the display for a sleek, modern look
  • Very good 6.5-inch LCD screen with full-HD+ resolution - it is crisp and has good viewing angles - you also get the option to tweak the colour output of the display as per your liking
  • ColorOS 6 is certainly better than before, and Oppo has taken an approach that is like what Samsung did with its One UI recently - the whole user interface has been tweaked to resonate with Google’s Material Design with large white surfaces around every nook and corner
  • Other useful features include a gesture based UI, a new app drawer, and a specialized Game Space mode
  • Good overall performance with a solid Helio P70 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 660/675) - everything runs smoothly including complex graphics games like PUBG
  • Good set of dual rear cameras at the back - there is a 48-megapixel main camera paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor
  • In daylight, Oppo F11 Pro takes images that are quite natural with even dynamic range and saturated colors
  • In the night, where you use Night Mode, the result is extremely bright (though not very accurate)
  • The portrait mode puts the secondary sensor to use to distinguish between subjects and backgrounds, and adds a good bokeh effect
  • Video recording is good too, and image stabilisation is available which helps deliver video without a lot of shakiness
  • Of course, the hero here is the unique pop-up selfie camera experience - the image quality from the front camera is good too, and it includes a powerful beauty mode
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - will give you up to 1.5 days of use
  • Supports VOOC fast charging standard, which is quite good - you will go from 0 to 46 percent in 30 minutes
  • Oppo F11 Pro is a a great, premium-looking, all-round device if you seek differentiation - this is a phone that should be seen for its beautiful design and engineering and not specifications
  • Attractive taffy-inspired colors, and a premium glass design
  • Immaculate 6.3inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED display - it is super bright, very rich when it comes to colors, vibrant, and has a good contrast -Colors, whether natural or artificially enhanced, pop out – thus, laying out a dramatic and vivid picture - watching videos, reading text - everything is a pleasant experience
  • The display, being an AMOLED, also supports 'always-on' feature
  • Overall, this is one of the best displays you will get on a smartphone under Rs. 40k
  • Samsung Experience UI is a decent, polished Android UI
  • Solid mid-range performance with the Snapdragon 660 - which means that everything except high-end games runs butter smooth
  • This is the world's first mainstream phone to pack 4 cameras on the rear - the quad camera comprises a 24-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 sensor aimed at providing ample muscle power for night light shots, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor for 2x zoom, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor for a 120-degree field of view, and lastly a 5-megapixel sensor for sensing depth to render images with bokeh effects
  • Out of these, the wide-angle sensor is actually pretty good - and is a useful power tool to have to capture wide shots
  • The included set of in-ear style earphones are pretty good in terms of clarity and a good amount of isolation
  • The Galaxy A9’s solo speaker too seems very powerful and punchy (although there is not much bass)
  • Dolby Sound support
  • Very good battery life with a 3800mAh battery - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast charging support - takes 1 hour 25 minutes to go from 10% battery to 100% battery - it's not mind blowing, but it's good
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly on the heavy side
  • Overall though, it's still not quite as clean as a stock Android UI, or quite as refined as the MIUI
  • Of course, adding a mechanical component adds the risk of early product failure - it is a moving mechanism and could get damaged by drops or by dust and grime getting into it (although Oppo does claim it's been tested well to avoid such long term issues)
  • No 4K video recording support
  • Uses the old Micro-USB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard
  • Having said that, there is a lot of great competition around - the Redmi Note 7 offers a faster processor at a much lower price, the Poco F1 and the Zenfone 5Z offer a much faster processor and more bang for the buck at a similar price
  • The Oppo F11 Pro also faces competition from a pretty similar pop-up selfie camera device, the V15 Pro, which is a bit more expensive but provides a more versatile camera experience, and a slightly better processor
  • Overall, the F11 Pro makes sense if you are looking for the novelty of a pop-up selfie camera or a 'true' full screen design, and prioritise looks over other factors - if not, then you have better choices around
  • Feel slightly hefty and using it would be a two-hand affair if you have small or medium-sized hands
  • The left side features a dedicated button for Bixby (Samsung's AI assistant), which still has a very limited use case
  • The fingerprint scanner on the back feels cramped and is not fast at all - further, the slow wake up animation don't åhelp the cause
  • The Face unlocking, too, misses the mark here with very slow performance and high dependency on a bright light source.
  • Like most custom UIs though, it has plenty of bloatware, and is not as simple and minimalistic as a stock Android interface
  • The issue though is that, at this price, other competitors come with flagship chipsets (Snapdragon 845) that leave the Galaxy A9 far behind - the Snapdragon 660 is now a more mid-range chipset, available at as low as Rs. 15k price ranges
  • You will see the difference mostly in games like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, and Mortal Kombat X
  • Overall though, the cameras are a complete let-down especially given all the hype - they are just ok - and you can certainly get better camera performance in this price bracket
  • Generally, the cameras tend to fall flat in terms of details, especially when the object is too close or too far
  • When there’s low light, the smartphone again struggles to capture details, especially when the object is moving, the saturation is overblown, and the smartphone often fails at retaining ample light in the image
  • Portrait mode shots are also not very impressive - edge detection is not the best in class
  • The front camera is average too
  • In the portrait mode on the front camera, the phone can struggle to detect edges cleanly - and there is an over-smoothening of images
  • Video recording is average too, and EIS only works upto Full HD resolution
  • If you are a multimedia/video centric consumer and a loyal Samsung fan, you may want to consider the Galaxy A9 (2018) because of it's good display and audio chops - but for all other users, you will find much better value elsewhere - in phones like the OnePlus 6T (much better performance, better cameras, stock-like Android), or the Pixel 2/XL (again better performance, much better cameras, and stock Android) - you can also look at much cheaper phones like the Poco F1 and get much better value
Expert Reviews
  1. An instant eye-catcher...but then again if one tiny notch is not an issue then you can grab any of the equally capable competitors for much less money
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If the pop-up camera isn't really that important to you, there are plenty of other options worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Bold attempt with very few flaws
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you seek differentiation, Oppo F11 Pro brings a plenty to the game
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you’re ready to pay for a phone with a pop-up selfie camera and a bezel-less display, Oppo F11 Pro is for you
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A complete package
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. I’ve been using the OPPO F11 Pro for a few weeks, and I’ve come to the conclusion that we’ve reached peak smartphone
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Your all-around mid-range smartphone
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  9. As a standalone product, the Oppo F11 Pro is a great phone with a lot of merits... But the competition is pretty intense here
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. It’s easy to recommend the Oppo F11 Pro to buyers who are interested in owning a premium-looking smartphone but don't want to dig too deep
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. If you are after taking nice pictures with your phone regardless of the number of cameras it has - well, there are better options out there
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Seriously, Samsung? Seriously?! Is this really the best you can come up to rival OnePlus, Pocophone, Honor and all the rest?
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Does not live up to the hype
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Samsung is trying to take on the OnePlus 6T, and that doesn't quite work out in its favour
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This might not be a heavily spec’d smartphone to beat the competition, but the four cameras and a great design still make it a worthy contender
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy A9 purely for photography purposes, caught up by the hype, we would suggest holding off
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A good attempt by Samsung to bring some new flavour to its mid-range line
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. alphr.com hands-on Read Review »
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