Oppo R11s Pros & Cons Review

Picture of the Oppo R11s, by Oppo

- Analysis by KJ David

While it is definitely a solid high-end contender, Oppo's R11s was not immune to some cons, the biggest of which is its apparent lack of NFC (Near Field Communication) support -- all but a standard feature as of its November 2017 market entry. Additionally, it passes up on its big brother's (the R11s Plus) 4000mAh battery power, settling for a not-so-ambitious 3205mAh power capacity instead. Both the R11s models also keep it rather mild when it comes to storage, coming with only 64GB of internal memory , while several competing phablets lug 128GB or 256GB internal storage caps. It does support up to 256GB of external memory, though.

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As for its strengths, the R11s makes a run for our list of the best camera phones by rocking dual rear cameras , a high-resolution 20-megapixel cam designed for portrait-shooting in dark environments and a 16-megapixel cam for regular daytime shooting. Both cams have 6P lenses and are powered by Oppo's AI beauty recognition technology . It also proves to be a contender on the selfie front, touting a 20-megapixel 5P-lens front-facing camera , which levels with those of some of the highest-ranking selfie smartphones as of this specs-based review.

Joining the remainder of its pros and cons are a full-fledged high-end Snapdragon 660 eight-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 4GB's worth of RAM -- its Plus sibling has a 6GB RAM. Its screen would have been a spotless pro as well, if not for its 2160 x 1080 resolution , which does not quite have that premium punch, especially when compared to some of its rivals' 2K-1440p definitions. It also scores a pretty low 401ppi pixel density , not even reaching the 500ppi threshold that many VR contenders boast. Having said that, its large 6.01-inch AMOLED screen on an 18:9 aspect ratio could still attract some phablet seekers.

Wrapping up the Oppo R11s's list of pros and cons are an aluminum housing and the Android 7.1.1 Nougat platform. It is available in three colors: Red, Black, and Champagne. So, where does the R11s land in the high-end Android spectrum? Let's just say it's an imaging-focused flagship that could have done better in terms of storage and stamina.

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