Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G Review: OnePlus Nord Killer?

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5G smartphones are a dime a dozen lately in India, even within the worth phase. In some ways, the OnePlus Nord may be credited with paving the best way for inexpensive 5G smartphones in India. Producers are consistently introducing 5G fashions throughout their portfolios, and some months in the past, Oppo’s F sequence obtained its first 5G providing within the type of the Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G.

Priced at Rs. 25,990, the F19 Professional+ 5G may be seen as a direct competitor to the OnePlus Nord, however it additionally has competitors from decrease priced choices such because the Realme X7 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10i, and the Moto G 5G. The massive promoting factors of the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G are its low weight, very fast charging, and AI digicam options. Are these sufficient to make it a compelling product? It is time to discover out.

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G design

Oppo has actually nailed the slim kind issue and weight of the F19 Professional+ 5G. At simply 173g and seven.8mm thick, it is arduous to imagine this cellphone really has a battery and different parts inside. The end is fairly good too. The plastic body has a shiny chrome end, whereas the plastic again has a frosted matte end. The silver unit that I had for this evaluation did entice fingerprints however these weren’t simply seen.

The structure of the ports and buttons feels ergonomic, and Oppo has even managed to suit a headphone jack on the F19 Professional+ 5G. The triple-slot tray enables you to use two Nano-SIMs and a microSD card. The show is a big 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch safety. The show appears to be like sharp, colors are punchy, and the in-display fingerprint sensor is dependable. Sadly, it solely helps a 60Hz refresh fee and nothing greater, which might have been good to have at this value.

The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G has a pointy AMOLED show, however misses out on a excessive refresh fee

 

Within the field, you may discover the standard contents reminiscent of a case, USB cable, headset, and charger. The charger really helps Oppo’s 65W SuperVOOC customary, however the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G prices at a most of 50W. This 65W charger can’t be used to quick cost telephones that do not help SuperVOOC charging and even units reminiscent of laptops.

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G specs and software program

Oppo has gone with a fairly fashionable price range 5G SoC from MediaTek, the Dimensity 800U. In response to Oppo’s web site, the F19 Professional+ 5G helps 4 5G bands, which is not quite a bit, however remains to be higher than another dearer Android telephones. Just one configuration is offered in India, which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inside storage. The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G additionally helps the same old sensors and satellite tv for pc navigation methods, plus dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and FM radio.

The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G runs on ColorOS 11.1, primarily based on Android 11. My unit lately obtained a software program replace which claimed to have improved system efficiency and stability, and it additionally added the April Android safety patch. ColorOS is extremely feature-rich however this cellphone additionally comes with numerous bloatware which did a terrific job of at all times guaranteeing I had undesirable notifications. The Theme Retailer and Browser are infamous for this. You’ll be able to restrict these alerts by twiddling with the settings however these apps cannot be uninstalled.

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The Oppo F19 Professional+ helps 50W quick charging with the bundled adapter

 

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G efficiency and battery life

The efficiency of the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G was predictably good through the evaluation interval. This Dimensity SoC is one thing we have seen earlier than in quite a few telephones and its efficiency is fairly stable for the value. Benchmark scores weren’t too shabby, and the F19 Professional+ 5G scored 3,43,176 factors in AnTuTu. Multitasking was usually snappy however the cellphone lacked the smoothness and fluidity that you’d expertise with a excessive refresh fee show. I believe Oppo ought to have included it, a minimum of on this ‘plus’ mannequin.

I did not face any points relating to heating both. The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G ran pretty cool for essentially the most half, and solely obtained a bit heat whereas gaming. Talking of which, video games ran very properly on this cellphone. The visuals regarded nice due to the intense and punchy colors of the OLED show, and the underside speaker obtained decently loud for an pleasant expertise. There are many shortcuts and tweaks that can be utilized whereas enjoying through the Recreation House app.

Battery life was greater than passable in my expertise. The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G has a 4,310mAh battery, and it lasted 19 hours and 42 minutes in our HD video loop check, which is surprisingly good for such a capability. With common gaming, digicam, and social app utilization, I used to be simply averaging a couple of day and a half on a single cost. The battery prices in a short time too, finishing a zero to 100 p.c top-up in lower than 50 minutes.

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The MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC within the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G delivers speedy efficiency

 

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G cameras

I felt the cameras on the Oppo F17 Pro, this cellphone’s predecessor, had been a bit underwhelming, and the F19 Professional+ 5G does not appear to have made any main upgrades on this space. We have now a principal 48-megapixel digicam, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, and two token 2-megapixel cameras for macros and a black-and-white filter. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel digicam within the show’s hole-punch cutout.

Since video is likely one of the huge promoting factors of this cellphone, let’s cowl that first. The Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G has an ‘AI Spotlight Video’ toggle button within the viewfinder. With this on, the digicam app will robotically simulate HDR in video or improve the publicity when taking pictures at night time, which is indicated by a change within the AI icon. Each these options do work however the ensuing video high quality is strictly common even when taking pictures in daylight.

Coming to plain movies, the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G can report at as much as 4K 30fps, however with out stabilisation.Video shot through the day is nearly satisfactory, however it will get grainy and fairly dangerous at night time. Different video modes embody dual-view for recording a mixed stream from the rear and selfie cameras. Topic monitoring can also be obtainable, which works properly supplied your topic does not drop out of the body whereas taking pictures.

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G ultra-wide digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Daytime panorama images lack readability and element, particularly if the digicam has to use HDR aggressively, like when taking pictures on a sunny day. The ultra-wide digicam captures weaker particulars than the primary one, however it’s helpful if you wish to get extra of any scene in a single shot. The macro digicam just isn’t nice, however that was anticipated given the dimensions of the sensor. Common close-up photographs really look good, given the correct quantity of sunshine. At night time, panorama stills undergo from weak textures and poor particulars. Issues enhance barely with Night time mode, however not by a lot.

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G selfie digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

 

Selfies are likely to look unnaturally processed with the default settings. Pores and skin tones and textures enhance a bit as soon as you choose the ‘Pure’ choice within the magnificence filter. HDR is dealt with fairly poorly and if you happen to occur to make use of Portrait mode for a selfie in a backlit body, the background tends to get blown out. Noise is dealt with properly when taking pictures selfies indoors and underneath good mild, however pores and skin tones do not at all times look nice.

General, the digicam efficiency of the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G could be very underwhelming and this isn’t one thing I anticipated from a cellphone costing practically Rs. 26,000.

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The cameras within the Oppo F19 Professional+ 5G are merely not on top of things, which is a giant disappointment

 

Verdict

The Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G just isn’t the improve to the F17 Professional that I used to be anticipating. Its enhancements are higher battery life, faster charging, and a quicker 5G SoC, however that is concerning the extent of it. The slim design, low weight, AMOLED show, and cameras are just about the identical as what its predecessor supplied. In reality, I might argue that the cameras have dropped a notch or two in high quality, which is a disgrace. Oppo appears to be focusing extra on its Reno sequence now, and within the cut price, hasn’t actually performed sufficient with the F19 Professional+ 5G to justify its value.

I might say the OnePlus Nord remains to be the stronger contender between the 2, and I might suggest it over the F19 Professional+ 5G. If you wish to save a bit, then telephones such because the Xiaomi Mi 10i supply higher efficiency and options for a lot much less. There’s additionally Realme’s X7 5G which presents very comparable options, bodily dimensions, and specs because the F19 Professional+ 5G, however with higher cameras and a extra engaging price ticket.

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