The OPPO F19 Pro is priced at Rs 21,490 for the 8GB + 128GB variant, and the smartphone builds on the company’s legacy, making it an enticing option for users. In fact, we find the OPPO F19 Pro’s features to be of great help in creating cinematic video content. To add to the smartphone’s excellent features the F19 Pro comes across as a great device to shoot lengthy video sequences with excellent charging support. Its sleek design is an added boon too, and the handset undoubtedly looks the part of a premium product. All things taken together, we’re quite happy with the device, so let us tell you why the OPPO F19 Pro is a mid-range powerhouse paving the way for the next evolution in smartphone videography.
A full-day battery that charges in a flash
For a long day of outdoor shoots, the OPPO F19 Pro’s 4,310mAh battery is more than enough for all-day usage. What’s more, in spite of a big battery pack the phone feels light, thereby disrupting the otherwise seamless design of the device. The battery also reduces the number of times the device needs to be charged and prolongs its shelf life. But, more importantly, the 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 fast-charging standard used on the phone can be a life saver. In quick pit stops, while out shooting with the OPPO F19 Pro, the fast-charging standard can deliver 65 percent battery power in just 25 minutes of charge! With just 5 minutes of charging, you can get 2.9 hours of talk time. Now, how brilliant is that?
And if you’re worried about the battery’s longevity, then fret not as OPPO intelligently slows down the charging speed after the phone reaches the 65 percent mark. The device also supports Super Power Saving Mode, which can be toggled if your phone’s battery level is extremely low to meet your urgent requirement. The Super Nighttime Standby mode enables the mobile phone to consume as low as 2 percent battery overnight for over 8 hours. As a result, the OPPO F19 Pro’s VOOC charging, and battery capabilities are quite intuitive and perfectly complements the handset’s other features.
Flagship video features for next-gen Vloggers
The OPPO F19 Pro features AI Quad rear camera module with a 48MP primary unit, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle unit, a 2MP macro unit, and a 2MP mono unit. On paper, the F19 Pro’s camera configuration is on par with the best camera setups that users can buy in this price segment. But it is not just about the hardware that’s on offer here. What makes the OPPO F19 Pro special are its new software features and optimisations that make it a must-have in any videographer’s arsenal. The Quad camera setup is AI-enabled and lets you easily capture high-quality photos and record good videos. The key factor behind shooting videos on a phone is how seamless and autonomous the experience is and while playing around with the OPPO F19 Pro, not once did we feel like we should have had manual controls to refine the video’s output.
Interestingly, OPPO has bundled a handful of unique videography features with the device. One of the marquee videography features of the phone is the Dual View Video Mode wherein, users can record simultaneously from both, the front and the back cameras with just one tap. This feature has been specifically crafted keeping in mind the requirement of vloggers, who prefer creating content on the go. Buyers can also make use of the Dual-View Video mode to capture their favorite moments while playing with their pets at home or in the park. Thanks to the smartphone’s affordable MRP, more and more consumers will be able to use this feature.
Checkout the video sample which is the perfect example of the brilliance of this feature!
OPPO has also brought along segment-first features such as AI Color Portrait Video on the F19 Pro. The AI-powered software lets the subject of the video stand out in vivid colour by changing the background to black and white. As you can see in the camera samples, the phone manages to take stunning colour portrait videos which make the subject pop all that more. The state-of-the-art monochrome filters keep only the colours of the subject in the video and you can preview the video while recording it as well.
And that’s not all — the smartphone also ships with a portrait video mode which makes use of the smartphone’s depth camera module to produce stunning portrait video shots with a gorgeous bokeh effect around the subject. The best part is that videos shot in this mode don’t interfere with other elements in the frame and therefore, you won’t have to worry about the Bokeh effect infringing on the video’s brightness or exposure.
While all that’s good and dandy, the OPPO F19 Pro does offer manual controls for when you want more granular control over the camera settings. Not only does the phone allow you to change video lenses (standard to wide-angle) on the fly, akin to dedicated cameras, but it also lets you tweak the white balance too. Creating monochrome video sequences can also be plenty of fun, thanks to the dedicated mono video mode in the default OPPO Camera app.
Unique photography features for professionally shot images
As good as the OPPO F19 Pro is for shooting videos, the smartphone is a godsend for budding photographers too. In fact, the company is launching the phone with two unique features, namely Dynamic Bokeh and Night Plus. With Dynamic Bokeh, buyers can add a funky blur effect to their shots, thereby adding a motion blur aesthetic to their images. The feature works as advertised and brightens the subject, thereby making for a one-of-a-kind shot.
As for the Night Plus mode, it allows buyers to stylise their night-time photos by applying one of three filters which include Astral, Cosmopolitan and Dazzle. Each filter accentuates different hues in the shot, thereby adding a dramatic flair to the pictures. For instance, with Cosmopolitan, the OPPO F19 Pro will automatically bring up the saturation and brightness levels of red, orange and yellow colours, thereby outputting a striking image with ample contrast and panache. It goes without saying that these new filters challenge a user’s creativity and output tasteful pictures, such as the ones we’ve attached in this article.
Standing out for the sleekness
The OPPO F19 Pro offers a super sleek body, with a smooth finish that belies its affordable price tag. The F19 Pro measures 7.8mm in thickness and weighs in at just 172g, making it quite easy to carry around and the device is apt for single-hand usage too. Bear in mind that most competing handsets weigh well over 200g and after a period of time, are bound to fatigue the user’s grip. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about that when using the OPPO F19 Pro.
The handset’s premium build is further complemented by the Fluid Black and Crystal Silver colour options. The design impressed us as the OPPO F19 Pro is among the most fascinating devices in the mid-range segment and we are excited to see how the handset works in the long term. The design impressed us as the OPPO F19 Pro is among the most fascinating devices in the mid-range segment and we are excited to see how the handset works in the long term.
If you are just as impressed with the OPPO F19 Pro, you can head over to Amazon.in and pre-order the smartphone right away! The smartphone is priced at just Rs 21,490 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, though you can up the storage to 256GB (with the same 8GB RAM) by paying just Rs 23,490. The 8GB + 128GB variant goes on sale from March 17th and the 8GB + 256GB version will go on sale from March 25th, we couldn’t be more excited at the great price! So, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest retail stores or Amazon.in now!
The device also comes with attractive offers when you buy the device. You get a bundling discount under which the Enco W11 earbuds will be available at a price tag of just INR 999, while the OPPO Band Style will be available for INR 2,499 with the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G or the OPPO F19 Pro.
Furthermore, users can enjoy a range of attractive discounts and cashback for OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G with the following banks and digital wallets
- Flat 7.5 percent cashback on HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank credit cards
- 11 percent instant cashback via Paytm and one EMI cashback with IDFC First Bank
- Zero down payment option via HomeCredit and HDB Financial Services
- Triple Zero Scheme with Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank
- OPPO’s existing users can also avail an additional one-time screen replacement offer (valid for 365 days), extended warranty for 180 days along with INR 1500 upgrade bonus. They can avail these through OPPO AI WhatsApp chatbot.