Oppo R11 Review: Selfie Master: Telephony, Loudspeaker, Pre-installed Apps

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The phone app is simple but functional. The dialer supports smart dial, or you can go into the Contacts tab for a more extensive search. You can block numbers from calling you, a handy way to classy screen unwanted calls. You need to head to the Settings menu for more options.

The dialer app • Smart dial • Contact details • Phonebook

The Oppo R11 is a dual-SIM phone with VoLTE support. This recent technology offers superior audio quality but needs to be supported by your carrier.


The Oppo R11 scored an Average imprint with its single loudspeaker, but it really depends on what you're playing. It's fairly quiet in the vocal range, but it performs remarkable for music. The sound output is rich and clean, and even though the loudness is average, the R11's speaker is rather good.

Speakerphone testVoice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score

Sony Xperia XA 61.6 66.2 68.3 Below Average

Oppo F3 Plus 62.3 69.8 70.0 Average

Oppo F3 63.1 68.7 70.4 Average

Oppo R11 66.4 71.5 65.0 Average

Sony Xperia XA1 61.7 69.7 71.8 Average

OnePlus 3T 61.0 69.3 78.3 Good

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 66.5 66.6 75.8 Good

Oppo R9s 64.3 71.5 76.1 Good

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) 67.3 70.3 81.5 Very Good

Xiaomi Mi 6 66.1 69.0 84.1 Very Good

OnePlus 5 69.2 72.9 77.5 Very Good

Huawei P10 67.7 70.0 83.6 Very Good

Meizu M5 Note 65.1 70.7 86.8 Very Good

OnePlus 2 75.7 73.5 80.7 Excellent

Sony Xperia L1 (xLOUD) 91.5 74.3 83.2 Excellent

App package

The Oppo R11 has the complete Google package, but it brings its own alternatives to many of them. We already saw several, like the Theme Store, Phone and Messages. It's time to meet the others.

The Phone Manager offers Virus scans, Permission management as well as memory cleanup. You can just hit the Quick scan button to see if the app thinks your phone needs a tune-up.

The Phone Manager • Cleaning up the storage • App Permissions • Scanning for viruses

Google Calendar oversees your daily routine, but that's for the international models. The Chinese Read-Only Memory (ROM) comes with an iOS-like Calendar app.

The Calendar app

The Weather app seems similarly borrowed from Apple. It pulls data from AccuWeather and manages to fit plenty of information on a single screen. You shouldn't be surprised that the Calculator is as iPhone as can be too.

The Weather app is powered by AccuWeather

Oppo has pre-installed the free version of WPS Office. It can create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and it offers a nice selection of templates to give you a flying start. Note that some templates are paid, and you'll occasionally see banners for the premium version of the app.

Free WPS Office reminds you there's a paid version • Spreadsheet • Document • Presentation

One thing the iPhone does not have is a file manager. The one on the Oppo R11 organizes files into categories and natively supports ZIPs. The File safe option allows you to lock certain files with a fingerprint/pattern for safe keeping.

There's an option to go files without a cable - the phone creates a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspot, and you connect to it over FTP. That's a techy solution that can be cool, but it may turn some people off - cloud storage integration would have been simpler.

File manager • Encrypting files • All files • Sharing files over FTP

The Backup and Restore app has an extra feature that's not found in its name - it can clone phones, simplifying the transfer from your recent device. For backups, it will create a copy of System data, Applications, and Personal data.

The Backup and Restore app can also go your data to a recent phone



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