After the success of F19 Pro+ 5G and F19 Pro in India, OPPO has decided to take the legacy of the F series forward with the launch of its latest device the OPPO F19. F series is known for its style quotient and the F19 Pro Series have added a massive element of utility to the segment by adding premium videography features. These could well be the reason for the F series selling over 10 Million smartphones. With the launch of the OPPO F19, the smart device brand has taken another step to cement the F series legacy. Launched on 6th April 2021, the F19 comes with 33W Flash Charging, 5000mAh battery and AMOLED FHD+ Display. The OPPO F19 is available for sale across mainline retailers and Amazon for Rs 18990. But does it have the capability of becoming the latest mid-range king?
To answer that, I have been using the review model of the F19 extensively for about a week, and here is a quick rundown of features that, I think, offer a great value proposition.
• Massive Battery
• Fast Charging
• FHD+ Display
• Sleek design
• Amazing camera performance
5000mAh battery with fast charging
In today’s time, a smartphone needs to pack enough juice to last an entire day. An average user, like me, always looks for a smartphone’s battery capacity and, most of the times, it influences the buying decision. While I was using the F19, I found that the phone packs enough juice to get through an entire day, effortlessly performing regular tasks. My regular usage involved calling, a little gaming, checking emails, browsing through social media. After using the OPPO F19 for an entire day, the phone still had 30 per cent battery capacity at the end. Sometimes, it lasted for even a day and a half. This feat is possible thanks to the massive 5000mAh battery that comes inside the OPPO F19. After a full charge, the F19 supports 56.5 hours of talk time or 17.8 hours of YouTube playback. Gaming enthusiasts will be glad to know that you can play Free Fire for 10.2 hours straight.
Not only that the 33W Flash Charger that comes inside the box, is a boon for heavy users. Though I could never challenge the F19 battery, there are people who can and for those the flash charging support comes in handy. The Flash Charger is capable of an 11V-3A output which can charge the F19 to 30% in just 15mins. For a full charge, you just need about 72 mins, or that’s how much it took for me. Further, charging the F19 for 5mins can give you almost 2hours of Instagram usage and YouTube watching respectively.
As an additional feature, I should mention the AI Night Charge. This feature is common in premium smartphones that cost twice the amount. I was pretty amazed seeing how F19 offers this feature, and how seamlessly it works. AI Night Charge is an intelligent night charging system which uses AI to gauge your sleeping pattern and then intelligently charges the phone in intervals so that your phone isn’t continuously charging. It reduces risks related to trickle charging or overheating issues, and improves the battery life.
While we are still talking about Battery life, I would like to mention another important thing I noticed. Despite the chunky 5000mAh battery, the phone only weighs 175g and measures at 7.95mm thickness. I was impressed by OPPO’s crafty approach to retain the sleek appearance by using die-casting aluminium alloy technology.
Vivid Display of the F19
The OPPO F19 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with a punch-hole design. The 90.8% screen to body ratio with 409-pixel density makes it a good device for content consumption. I don’t prefer the punch-hole design myself, but with the F19, it didn’t feel obtrusive while watching videos. I could very well adjust the aspect ratio according to my preference.
While using the F19 outdoors, I noticed that the screen offers effortless visibility in broad daylight. The HBM (High Brightness Mode) allows you to increase the screen brightness to a maximum of 600nits.In the indoor setting, the OPPO F19 does quite the opposite. It allows you to bring down the brightness to 2nits. This way, it is a lot safer for the user to use the device at night, in low-light or no-light conditions.
Many of us have this habit of watching movies on their phones before they sleep. I have this habit of using my phone before bedtime as well. Nigh time usage is often marred by screen flickering. Although the flickering is not noticeable to naked eyes, the effect can surely be felt on one’s eyes. While using the OPPO F19 in the darkness, I noticed that my eyes aren’t getting tired compared to how I felt using my personal device. The reason being the OPPO F19 offers DC Dimming feature which reduces the screen-flickering and thus makes it more comfortable to view content on the screen for long.
Aesthetically pleasing design
Available in two different colours – Prism Black, Midnight Blue –the OPPOF19 is a neat looking smartphone that looks stunning in both the colour variants. The Prism Black looks magnificent with a matte finish and elements of gloss. Midnight Blue, my personal favourite, is transparent with a gradient effect. Although it has a reflective surface, it does not invite fingerprints or smudges.
The OPPO F19 looks premium with its 3D curved design. Arguably, the F19 is amongst the thinnest smartphone available in the market compared to others with similar battery capacity. Because of this slim and sleek design, the F19 is pretty comfortable to hold. For people like me with not very huge palm, that’s a relief. Overall, for the design, the F19 scores brownie points for its elegance and plush touch and feel.
The OPPO F19 has a rear AI triple camera setup, which has pretty much become the standard camera setup these days with any smartphone. F19 has a 48MP primary camera bundled with a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. The OV48B sensor of the primary camera allows you to capture a wider dynamic range, showing more details in dark areas.
I also noticed, the pixel binning technology leads to a larger light-sensitive area and richer picture details, especially in dark environments. The pixel binning technology has been in the market for quite some time now, and it works decently in F19 as well. The photographs taken with the 48MP AI camera produced sharper images with more detail and contrast.
Now all these jargons effectively mean that the device is able to recreate scenes with close to natural colour reproduction in various scenarios. The AI element also makes its way to the camera with the phone offering AI Scene Enhancement. With the help of the AI the device automatically enhances the images for a brighter and more accurate picture.
The front facing 16 MP camera is also powered by AI and is housed in a tiny punch hole design. I tried taking selfies using the front camera and noticed that the AI Beautification feature enhanced the image and made it look more polished and ‘pretty’.
And yes! OPPO ensures that the photographs are social media ready. It has a host of filters on offer for different daily scenarios, including portraits, daily life, textures, and more. Point, shoot and upload – it’s that easy with the OPPO F19.
Every year smartphone companies launch hundreds of new models; some are fresh introductions while others are additions to an existing line-up. Amidst the plethora of options, getting the best out of the lot becomes a daunting task for the user. That’s why I reviewed this OPPO F19 for you. I think this smartphone will cater to those looking for a new device that offers most of the latest features yet does not neglect the basic needs. With a massive battery, Flash Charging and good display, F19 is a smartphone you can consider.
OPPO F19 is priced at Rs 18990 and is available in 6GB + 128 GB variant with attractive offers across mainline retailers and Amazon.
• OPPO is offering a bundled discount under which the, Enco W11 will be available at an exclusive price of Rs 1299 (MRP 3,999) and OPPO Enco W31 at Rs 2499 (MRP 5,900).
• Flat 7.5% cashback on EMI Transactions from HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank &Standard Chartered Bank
• 11 %instant cashback via Paytm
• Triple Zero Scheme with Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank
• Users can also avail Zero Down Payment with Home Credit, HDB Financial Service, HDFC Bank and Kotak Bank
• OPPO’s existing loyal users can also avail an additional one-time screen replacement offer (valid for 365 days), extended warranty for 180 days on newly purchased and activated F19 Series.
• Exclusively on Amazon and Flipkart, customers will get an Instant Discount of upto Rs 1500 on HDFC Debit/Credit Cards and Credit Cards EMI.
• Users can also get Complete Mobile Protection on Amazon and at Rs 1 on Flipkart.
• Existing OPPO users can upgrade their OPPO Phone and get Rs 1000 extra exchange.
• There are also offers on OPPO Enco W11 and OPPO Enco W31 which will be available for Rs 1299 (current MOP Rs 1999) and Rs 2499 (current MOP Rs3499), respectively if purchased with the F19.
• There is also a bundled offer on OPPO Band Style exclusively on Amazon which can be purchased for Rs 2499 (current MOP Rs 2799) with the F19.