realme Philippines has unveiled their latest mid-range smartphone powerhouses: the realme 11 Pro 5G and realme 11 Pro+ 5G. Boasting 100MP and 200MP OIS SuperZoom Cameras, these models combine style and performance. Notably, their rear cameras excel in capturing stunning and detailed images, even at 4x zoom, thanks to their lossless technology feature.
VP Tech obtained the Oasis Green variant, enabling firsthand exploration of its camera capabilities and added features. If you missed our Unboxing and First Impression, catch up here.
Now, let’s delve deeper into understanding these new releases, with a focus on the new #realmeProPlus5G.
PREMIUM LEATHER VEGAN DESIGN
Over the past years, realme has consistently pushed forward with technology and aesthetics in their phone releases, aligning with their global campaign “No Leap, No Launch.”
This is where the realme 11 Pro Series 5G truly shines. In the realm of aesthetics, both the realme 11 Pro 5G and realme 11 Pro+ 5G radiate stunning premium quality, thanks to their Premium Lychee Vegan Leather back design. This innovation stems from realme’s collaboration with Matteo Menotto, the former Gucci Prints Designer and Bulgari’s Head of Design for Prints.
Offering three color variants, we acquired the Oasis Green for this review, while Sunrise Beige serves as the flagship color for 11 Pro Plus 5G. Exclusive to 11 Pro 5G is the Astral Black option.
These models boast stunning, classy, and premium designs for mid-range smartphones. The leather-like back finish provides a comfortable grip, resistant to scratches and slips. Unlike glass panels, it avoids fingerprints, smudges, and breaks due to mishandling. However, my sole concern with the leather design is its susceptibility to stains and potential wear over time.
Screen with Flicker-Free Display
Showcasing a 6.7-inch FHD+ 61-degree OLED display, the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G boasts the 120Hz Curved Vision Display. This enhances navigation by maintaining a 120Hz refresh rate, ensuring seamless interaction. Moreover, its integration involves a Touch Sampling Rate of 360Hz, swiftly reaching an instantaneous 1260Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The model’s brightness is adjustable across 20,000 levels. Notably, TUV Rheinland certification ensures a Low-Blue Light and Flicker-Free display, prioritizing both comfortable viewing and eye protection for users.
Furthermore, the punch hole front camera rests at the upper center of the screen. Complementing this is an in-display Fingerprint scanner at the center bottom, enhancing convenience and security.
During testing, the screen panel of the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G exhibited remarkable responsiveness, even while multitasking across various social media apps, games, and streaming K-Dramas. My eyes remained at ease while watching, validating the effectiveness of the TUV Rheinland certification. Notably, the screen adjusts its brightness based on surrounding light conditions.
It’s noteworthy that this new smartphone delivers exceptional sound quality, allowing for an immersive experience while watching your favorite YouTube or Netflix videos at full volume, thanks to its Dolby Atmos Dual Speakers.
200 MEGAPIXELS REAR CAMERA
The realme 11 Pro Plus 5G stands as the flagship in the 11 Pro series, featuring the groundbreaking 200MP OIS SuperZoom Camera. Meanwhile, the 11 Pro 5G boasts the 100MP OIS ProLight Camera.
Out of the box, the realme 11 Pro+ 5G is equipped with a triple camera setup: 200 MP, f/1.7, 23mm (wide), 1/1.4″, 0.56µm, PDAF, OIS; 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ (ultrawide); and 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro).
4x Lossless Camera Zoom
Distinguishing itself from competitors in this segment, the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G claims the title of the world’s first to offer 4x lossless zooming through in-sensor technology. This achievement is a result of a partnership with Samsung, integrating the ISOCELL HP3.
We have already shared sample photos of its camera capabilities in our initial unboxing and first impression, available here. Additionally, we have delved further into its performance, as showcased in the shots below.
Realme’s dedication to delivering budget-friendly yet camera-capable smartphones to Filipino consumers is truly admirable. It’s intriguing to witness our market’s evolution, with mid-range options now featuring flagship attributes. The realme 11 Pro Plus 5G’s rear camera impresses with quality details, accurate color reproduction, and contrast in well-lit environments. I also appreciate realme’s approach of maintaining photo authenticity and stability, akin to iPhones. What you see is what you get.
Kathryn Bernardo, realme Ambassador – Photo captured using realme 11 Pro+ 5G, 4X Zoom
The 4x lossless camera proves handy for distant subjects. Furthermore, low-light photos are notably improved compared to recent releases.
Others photos captured using the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G at the realme 11 Pro Series 5G Grand Launch
32MP Sony Selfie Camera
Regarding the front camera, it features a 32MP f/2.4 Sony Selfie Camera, capably delivering attractive selfies in various lighting conditions.
Selfie photos are immensely popular among Filipinos, and realme thoughtfully includes an embedded beauty effect. The selfie camera excels in capturing detailed, color-accurate photos, but enhancing the Face Beauty stabilisation could render more natural results.
Its camera capabilities encompass Auto-zoom, Street Photography Mode, Moon Mode, Starry Mode Pro, Super NightScape, Pano, Professional Mode, Portrait Mode, HDR, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filters, Text Scanner, Portrait Distortion Correction, One Take, and Super Group Portrait.
PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY
Beyond the style and camera prowess of the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G, realme has also made a concerted effort to elevate the technology and features of this latest mid-range offering with flagship attributes.
Ultra-Fast Charging with 100W SuperVOOC Charge
The new realme 11 Pro Plus features a massive 5,000mAh battery and an impressive 100W SuperVOOC charging adapter. To validate realme’s claim of full charging in 36 minutes, we depleted the battery around 8:25 PM starting from 1%. In under 21 minutes, it reached 49% charge, and by around 9:14 PM, or 48 minutes later, it hit 100% charge. Despite being about 20 minutes behind the feature sheet’s indication of 100% charging in 26 minutes, this model still stands as the fastest charging phone we’ve tested within the mid-range category.
The Power of Processor
Progressing to the processor, the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G employs the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor, enhancing power efficiency and battery life. This octa-core chip integrates 2 Cortex-A78 cores at 2600 MHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores at 2000 MHz. Moreover, the device operates on Android 13-based realme UI 4.0, ensuring seamless functionality.
It arrives with a substantial 12GB RAM, with the possibility of Dynamic RAM Expansion, and 512GB storage, satisfying multitasking and storage requirements for files, apps, or games.
Furthermore, essential phone features encompass WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, LTE, 4G, and Dual 5G capabilities.
Concerning gaming, during our tests, the realme 5G ensured seamless gameplay in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The screen posed no hindrance, given its highly responsive touch panels, attributed to the 1260Hz TurboCharge Touch Sampling. Remarkably, these capabilities remain intact even at maximum settings: Super Refresh Rate and Ultra Graphics.
Notably, the gaming experience can be tailored to personal preference, offering a customized approach. In our evaluation, the realme 11 Pro Plus delivered an impressive gaming experience.
To assess its performance, we conducted varied benchmarking tests on the device using apps like AnTuTu, Geekbench 6, 3DMark, and CPDT.
Here are the realme 11 Pro+ 5G benchmarks:
- AnTuTu: 622,136
- Geekbench 6: 946 (single-core), 2,387 (multi-core)
- 3D Mark Wild Life: 2,287 at an average of 13.70 fps
- CPDT: Sequential write speeds of 647.87MB/s, sequential read speeds of 562MB/s.
The evolving smartphone market in the Philippines is intriguing, and realme stands out as a game-changing brand, providing feature-packed phones for budget-conscious Filipino consumers.
The realme 11 Pro Series 5G, particularly the realme 11 Pro Plus 5G, sets a high standard in combining style and performance within a smartphone.
Regarding design and style, realme seamlessly merges premium aesthetics with flagship technology in a mid-range smartphone.
Furthermore, its 200 MP Camera impressively captures stunning photos in various lighting, complemented by the innovative 4X lossless Zooming feature for the mid-range market’s delight. On the selfie camera, while it captures quality photos, room for improvement remains to enhance the natural look when activating face beauty.
If you’re a mobile photography enthusiast and social media-savvy individual aiming to share striking photos in an instant, the realme 11 Pro Plus is worth considering for your on-the-go lifestyle.
VP Tech Ratings:
- Build/Aesthetic 4.9
- Cameras 4.8
- Performance 4.7
- Multimedia Experience 4.8
- VP Tech Approved: 4.8
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The realme 11 Pro Series 5G will be available through both online and offline channels. Starting on August 24-25, the new models can be purchased on realme’s official TikTok Shop and E-Store, with up to PHP 3,000 in early bird discounts. Similarly, Shopee offers the same deal during realme’s Super Brand Day Sale from August 27-28.
For those favoring offline purchases, realme has over 5,000 stores and kiosks nationwide facilitating pre-orders from August 25-31. The claiming weekend is set for September 1-3. Offline buyers will enjoy equivalent value, complemented by various in-store freebies reaching as high as PHP 3,499.
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