OPPO has always produced great devices that pack a punch. It has repeatedly proven its ability to deploy technological innovations with the greatest ease. Its F series is particularly popular among its Indian customers and has consistently produced above average numbers.
The BBK subsidiary launched the F19 Pro and F19 Pro + last month. OPPO has just launched a brand new F-series smartphone, the OPPO F19. The all new smartphone is a feature rich proposition.
But does the OPPO F19 shine in real life or are there too many cut corners? Let us find out.
“Sleek” is the keyword
We’ve seen most phones pack a 4,500mAh battery or greater than or close to 200 grams and carry a thickness of around 10mm. The OPPO F19 surprised us when we first picked it up. It is one of the most stylish smartphones with a 5000mAh cell.
It stretches 160.31 x 73.76 x 7.95mm and weighs only 175 grams. The less than 8mm thickness is a surprise given the size of the battery inside. The weight distribution is even and the slimness ensures that most users won’t need two hands to operate it.
The OPPO F series has successfully carried the modern design philosophy for years, and the new OPPO F19 is an extension of it. It comes in two amazing color variations – Prism Black and Midnight Blue.
Large battery and 33W fast charge
The OPPO F19 packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports flash charging up to 33W. The company claims that the included adapter can fully charge the phone in just 72 minutes. For those short on time, you can go past it for 5 minutes and get up to 5.5 hours of calling, around 2 hours of YouTube, and more.
In our limited use, we ended most days with around 30% in the tank. The smartphone still held its own when we tortured it with heavy camera use, a bit of gaming, and constant switching between Wi-Fi and mobile network. The large battery combined with a midrange processor ensures high endurance in most scenarios.
A 20: 9 AMOLED screen for an immersive experience
OPPO F19 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD 20: 9 display, resulting in a respectable 409PPI. The bezels are minimal on all three sides, but the lower one is prominent. Like most other smartphones, it has a left perforated screen that houses the front camera.
The smartphone achieves a touch sample rate of 180 Hz for gaming. The screen itself is typical AMOLED with rich colors and deep blacks. The screen is true to color and the company boasts 92% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB coverage.
Maximum brightness in auto mode is 800 nits, which is great for outdoor use. The viewing angles are incredible and the punchy, oversaturated colors make it a great viewing experience.
48-megapixel triple rear camera setup for lifelike photos
OPPO F19 comes with a 48-megapixel triple rear camera setup to capture stunning images and videos. The large f / 1.7 aperture ensures the sensor has more light to play with and you get great results every time.
For your next vacation or your next weekend, the OPPO F19 can be the perfect companion. The cameras come with a range of AI-powered features that further enhance your photos.
Snapdragon 662 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
Under its hood you will find the mid-range Snapdragon 662, an 11nm chipset from Qualcomm with 4 x Kyro 260 Gold and 4 x Kyro 260 Silver. OPPO has only launched one memory variant in the country – 6GB + 128GB.
Prices and offers
The OPPO F19 is set to go on sale for the first time on April 9 and is already available for pre-order. The device is available for ₹ 18,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant alone, which comes in two colors – Prism Black and Midnight Blue.
To make it a more compelling deal, OPPO is offering a bundle discount whereby the Enco W11 will be available at an exclusive price of Rs 1299 (MRP 3999) and OPPO Enco W31 at Rs 2499 (MRP 5900) In addition, enthusiasts smartphones can enjoy a range of attractive discounts and offline cashback for OPPO F19 with the following banks and digital wallets
- 7.5% Fixed Cash Back on EMI transactions of HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank and Standard Chartered Bank
- 11% instant discount via Paytm
- Triple Zero Scheme with Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank
- Users can also benefit from zero down payment with Home Loan, HDB Financial Service, HDFC Bank, and Kotak Bank.
- Existing loyal OPPO users can also benefit from an additional one-time screen replacement offer (valid for 365 days), an extended 180-day warranty on newly purchased and activated F19 series.
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Most Stylish Phone * Data based on internal OPPO study