Smartphones have gone beyond being simple communication tools. They have become trendy fashion accessories that are part of an individual’s style statement. This goes beyond simply designing a pretty looking smartphone. It needs to have the right software and camera capability to appeal to the social media savvy generation.
OPPO seems to know this quite well. The company’s F-Series of phones have always tended to focus on camera, design, performance, and faster charging. The new OPPO F19 Pro is one of the newest smartphones launched in the series and has high expectations to live up to.
We have had the phones with us for a while now and there are some of the key features that users can check out.
The OPPO F19 Pro packs a quad-rear camera setup. This includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP mono camera. There is also a 16MP front-facing camera. With so many cameras, users have the flexibility to take the perfect shot for social media, and bring in the likes and shares. Be it detailed portraits, wide-open landscapes, huge groups of friends, detailed close-ups and more. The user is limited only by his or her imagination.
Besides hardware, the OPPO F19 Pro also has a bunch of software tricks up its sleeve. One of the most important ones being AI Colour Portrait Video. This feature uses artificial intelligence to intelligently recognise the human subject when taking a video. It then separates the subject and applies a monochrome filter to the background. The result is a video in which the subject is in full colour, but everything else is in monochrome.
As mentioned before, the design is pretty important to OPPO when it comes to the F-Series. Thankfully, the new OPPO F19 Pro seems to live up to the company’s standards. The phone features a minimalist design with a ‘one-piece’ quad-camera module at the back. Instead of an extremely glossy rear panel, the phone features a matte finish that would avoid fingerprints and smudges on it.
On top of this, the OPPO F19 Pro is also pretty slim and lightweight. The phone is 7.8mm thick and weighs about 172gm. This is pretty important as this impacts the way the phone feels in the hand.
The phone is available in two colour variants, Fluid Black and Crystal Silver. The Fluid Black variant features a gradient that goes from dark to light, which is said to be similar to ink smudging in water. The Crystal Silver features the Reno Glow Print Effect that makes the rear panel of the device glitter and catch the eye.
The OPPO F19 Pro packs a 4310mAh battery.. To ensure users don’t spend ages waiting for the device to charge back up, the phone supports the company’s 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology. With this in place, the phone is said to charge back up in just 56 minutes. In fact, OPPO notes that with a 5-minute charge, users can expect 3.2 hours of talk time or an hour of Instagram.
Besides the 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology, the phone also comes with a Super Power Saving Mode. This mode kicks in when the battery level is extremely low and adjusts some key features of the phone. The CPU frequency and well as brightness is tuned to be as efficient as possible. There is also Super Nighttime Standby mode that is designed to kick in at night when the phone is not in use.
At the heart of the OPPO F19 Pro is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P95 SoC. This chipset features two performance-centric A75 cores that offer a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz. For everyday tasks, the chipset uses six power-efficient A55 cores for better battery efficiency.
Besides hardware, OPPO has also tweaked the software to better performance. The OPPO F19 Pro runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1. This includes a feature called System Performance Optimiser. This is specifically designed to improve touch responsiveness and reduce app launch times. It is also designed to reduce lag, even after long periods.
The OPPO F19 Pro packs a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a single punch-hole in the corner that houses the front camera. The phone features a narrow bezel design that allows the phone to offer a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%. There is also a fingerprint scanner hidden under the display that allows for a more clean build as there is no need for an exterior sensor.
As one can see, with the OPPO F19 Pro, the company has focused on the design, camera and performance of the phone. Snazzy camera features like the AI Color Portrait make it an alluring option of the social media savvy generation that wants to capture it all. Meanwhile, the overall design ensures that users still look cool while taking shots and recording video. In other words, the new phone continues the tradition of the F-Series of smartphones and is worthy of the badge.
The OPPO F19 Pro (8GB+128GB) starts at Rs 21,490 and is available across mainline retailers, Amazon, Flipkart and other leading e-commerce platforms The 8GB+256GB variant is priced at Rs 23,490 and will go on sale starting March 25th.
OPPO is also offering a special bundle deal that will allow F19 Pro or F19 Pro+ 5G buyers to buy the OPPO Enco W11 earbuds for Rs 999. They can also pick up the OPPO Band Style fitness tracker for Rs 2,499.
Aside from this, there are also a number of discounts and cashback offers for buyers. Those with an HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank credit cards can enjoy a 7.5% flat cashback. Paytm users get a 11% instant cashback and one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank. HomeCredit and HDB Financial Services are offering a zero down payment option, while Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank have a triple zero scheme in place. On top of this, existing OPPO customers can avail an additional one-time screen replacement offer that is valid for 365 days. Buyers can also get an extended warranty for 180 days along with Rs 1,500 upgrade bonus. These offers can be redeemed via the OPPO AI WhatsApp chatbot.