Oppo R11s review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

The Oppo R11s delivers what Oppo does best, namely a solid mid-range offering with a few features that peek into the premium space. It's still a shameless iPhone clone that lacks NFC, but for general users it's an easy recommendation.

The good

  • Good 18:9 display
  • Dual f/1.7 cameras deliver good mid-range performance

The bad

  • ColorOS is an invasive, inconsistent mess
  • Still no NFC onboard
  • Prominent camera bump

Oppo R11s at a glance
When was the Oppo R11s released? February 2018.
What’s new about the Oppo R11s? It comes with an 18:9 display, a Snapdragon 660 CPU and ColorOS 3.2.
How much does the Oppo R11s cost? RRP $659 outright.

Oppo's R11s tweaks around the edges of the existing R11 design with mostly pleasing results.

When Oppo announced the Oppo R11 in the middle of 2017, it was (as many of Oppo's phones tend to be) more or less an Android clone of the iPhone experience, predominantly tailored for the Chinese market where Oppo has had considerable success with that precise model.

It was also one of the first mid-range phones to offer dual camera compatibility, matching up a 2x optical lens with a standard lens to allow for both photographic flexibility and a match to the iPhone's "Portrait" mode.

The Oppo R11s is all that and just a little bit more, with tweaked camera optics and a more visually impressive 18:9 display that takes up the majority of the front display.

Design

  • Striking 6.01-inch 18:9 display
  • Still no NFC support

Camera

  • Larger f/1.7-aperture lenses provide better performance in low-light conditions
  • Front and rear cameras are solid performers capable of taking quality photos

Performance

  • Impressive mid-range power that can handle most anything you throw at it
  • ColorOS won't be to everyone's liking

Battery life

  • Easily delivers all-day battery even under heavy use
  • Support fast-charging, but only via Oppo's proprietary charger

Verdict

  • A refined version of the Oppo R11 that stands tall among 2018's mid-range smartphones

Pricing and availability

Oppo R11s

The already impressive Oppo R11 gets even better

Oppo has sanded off the rough edges of the R11 to deliver an excellent mid-range alternative to Apple's iPhone.

Promoted
  • The Oppo R11s retails for $659 but is available for around $500 from online retailers like Catch and Mobile Citi.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 6
Display resolution (pixels) 2160 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor Snapdragon 660
Height (mm) 155.1
Width (mm) 75.5
Depth (mm) 7.1
Weight (g) 153
Battery size (mAh) 3,205
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 20
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated November 12th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 660
6.4
2160 x 1080
64GB
Oppo R17 Pro
Oppo R17 Pro
Snapdragon 710
6.4
720 x 1520
128GB
Oppo R17
Oppo R17
Snapdragon 670
6.4
720 x 1520
128GB
Snapdragon 450
6.2
1520 x 720
32GB
Oppo Find X
Oppo Find X
Snapdragon 845
6.4
2340 x 1080
128GB
MediaTek MT6771
6.28
2280 x 1080
128GB
Snapdragon 660
6.28
2280 x 1080
128GB
MT6763T
6
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 660
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MT6750T
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 435
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB

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