Monday , July 23 2018


OPPO announced the R11s and the R11s Plus to the world at the beginning of November but at the time there was no news on if or when it would ever make it to Australia. Now we have a date and it is very soon.

In an email to their newsletter subscribers yesterday and today via their Facebook page OPPO have today announced that their new “hero” devices, the R11s and the R11s Plus will be available to Australians on the 5th of February through various retailers and in various colours.

The R11s and the R11s Plus are no secret to the world with the same design language as the OnePlus 5T from their sister-company, OnePlus. It is an upgrade or variation on the R11 that was released in the middle of last year.

The R11s phones are both 18:9 AMOLED 1080P resolution display phones with the R11 6.01 inches while the Plus display measures in at 6.43 inches. Both are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 64gb of onboard storage. The R11 has 4GB of RAM while the Plus has 6GB of RAM.

The phones have the same cameras with the rear dual setup comprised of a 16MP f/1.7 and a 20MP f/1.7 display. The cameras function in the same way as the OnePlus 5T with the secondary camera (20MP) used mostly for bokeh/portrait photos and is designed to also be useful in capturing information in low light photos.

The battery sizes are impressive with the R11 housing a 3200mAh battery and the Plus a 4000mAh battery. The Plus is obviously thus the bigger phone with the bigger battery and display and measures 164.8 x 80.2 x 7.3 mm while the R11 is just 155.1 x 75.5 x 7.1 mm.

Unfortunately it will launch with Android 7.1.1 with an upgraded ColorOS 3.2 on the top — it will be interesting to see if this differs from the iOS-like version that arrived with the R11. The phone itself will come in black, red and champagne according to the OPPO Australia website but not all colours will be available at all retailers.

The R11s and R11s Plus will be available from Vodafone, Optus, Virgin Mobile, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Woolworths Mobile, Retravision and Mobileciti although it is unclear if all retailers will carry both versions.

For more information on these phones head over to the OPPO international website and check them out. At this stage the price of these phones for Australians is unknown but we hope to find that out sometime this week and have reached out to OPPO for more details — we expect them to be mid-range prices with a very high build quality, just as the R11 was.

Source: OPPO Facebook.

Scott Plowman   Associate Editor

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I bought the R11S Plus on Mondays release. Got it running – great phone. BIG AMOLED FHD+ screen and big battery and it’s surprisingly quick, with SD660 6Gb/ 64GB and expandable memory. I use a phone as a phone – I don’t mess with it. I bought it for the features it came with. No point waiting for the next big feature coming in a couple of months – you will never buy anything – unless you buy an old, about to be superceded model for a small discount. Now I can retire my old R7 Plus.

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Looking to buy a phone for a family member – the cameras here are excellent but the software just cripples it. I had an R9 and sold it within 2 weeks. The software is really that bad.

Jack Bauer
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Try the new Moto G series when they come out around May

Jack Bauer
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Oppo phones have great specs at a great price but the software is an absolute deal breaker for me.

I’ve read online with basically any Oppo phone that notifications for apps fail to come through. I also just saw in a video review that on this particular phone (not sure about others) you can’t change the SMS app that you use.

My auntie has the R9 Plus and she’s had a fair few problems just due to the software.

Yianni
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Yianni

I’m still waiting for the so called “major software update” for my R9s Plus that was ETA’ed for Q4 2017. The phone is stuck on Android 6.0.1 with the last security patch being July 2017. It also has the dreaded notification issue that’s been well discussed and I was assured it would be fixed in the next update… No thanks Oppo. Unless they get their act together with software updates and learn to be transparent about them, there’s no way I could ever recommend or purchase another device from them again. On the other hand my $200 Xiaomi Redmi Note… Read more »

Stephen
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“…with the same design language as the OnePlus 5T from their sister-company, OnePlus.”
Yeah, but as was discussed here recently, with a very different skin. ColorOS being one of the least popular, and Oxygen OS being one of the most popular.
So I wait to see what the next OnePlus is like in March, but mostly for my budget to give me permission to upgrade a bit early.

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6.4 inch screen , ooh i like it , very nice and big battery …… rock and rolll.

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