Creating new trends in the smartphone space has been OPPO’s forte from the get-go. The brand has always introduced innovative and useful features in all its product series. To add to that the company’s F-series has always emphasized on serenading millennials with good-looking mid-range smartphones. The new OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is but an extension of the company’s ‘get more than you expected for’ philosophy and is, hence, the most desirable and glamorous mid-range smartphone available right now. I used the device for roughly a week and found it to be a mid-ranger that packs quite a punch, not only in the camera department but also performance. Here’s everything that makes it such an outstanding offering.
Get professional-grade footage with AI Highlight Portrait Video
Owning a phone that just clicks good pictures is not enough anymore. With video content gaining popularity across social media , videography is no longer playing second fiddle to photography – in fact, making videos is of utmost priority for youngsters these days. OPPO has recognized this demand and has brought its high-end AI Highlight Portrait Video feature to the F19 Pro+ 5G, which I found to be quite impressive. In case you didn’t know, AI Highlight Portrait video combines the company’s Ultra Night Video and HDR Video protocols, both of which use innovative algorithms to render stunning videos irrespective of the lighting conditions. All you need to do while capturing a video is click on the AI Highlight Portrait Video icon in the Camera app and the smartphone will dynamically adjust the settings to give you the best possible video output especially in conditions where lighting is limited.
When I took the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G out to shoot at night, its Ultra Night Video feature kicked in and dramatically improve the visibility of the night-time footage I was shooting. What’s more, Ultra Night Video didn’t just ensure that the videos I was recording are bright and focused, but it also made sure that there’s minimal noise even in the darkest of areas. Now for someone like me this feature is extremely useful as I like to go out in the evenings with friends.
As you can see in the sample the building on the right appears brighter with sharper detailing around the trees.
Enjoy exciting videography and photography features
AI Highlight Portrait Video is just the tip of the iceberg though when it comes to the camera benefits of the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G. Take Dual-View Video for example; which I used to capture what was happening in front of me along with my own reaction to it. That makes it the perfect tool for budding vloggers– it’ll simultaneously records footage from both the front and rear cameras, with the resulting video being split in two screens. Below is a Dual-View Video we took at Cyberhub in Gurgaon to test this feature!
Focus Lock is another important attribute of the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G. As its name suggests, it allows you to lock onto and track any fast-moving subject. Correspondingly, be it a video of your pet dog running around in a park or of a kid frolicking around, Focus Lock makes sure that the focus is always set wherever you want it to be.
OPPO has also introduced new enhancements to its scene recognition engine with AI Scene Enhancement 2.0. The phone’s AI Scene Recognition attribute can now identify 22 different scenes and change the saturation and contrast levels to best capture them. While trying out this feature, I spotted this cool new Dazzle Color feature that also works in the background and uses a pixel-level colour mapping algorithm to reconstruct the colours to make the images I shot more vivid and natural. In short, simply activating AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 during any of the 22 chosen scenarios will guarantee the best possible photograph of the scene. Check out some samples I shot below.
But things are kicked up a notch with Night Plus, which helped me to capture stunning nighttime photos. With just one tap, the feature adapted the camera settings to make up for the contrasting colours and levels of light between the dark and the bright spots. Interestingly, the feature even gave me the option to apply one of three different filters to make the shots pop out that much more. The first of the three filters is called Cosmopolitan and accentuates golden hues against black backgrounds to highlight bright lights and metallic textures on buildings. Another filter is Astral, and which I used to give a cool sci-fi look to photos by adding a greenish tint to the sky and the shadows. The last one is called Dazzle and enhances black, blue and orange hues to make the city lights in the frame shine brighter.
Grab unlimited power with large battery and fast charging
Considering all the videography and photography that you will do when you have this phone, battery capacity is, quite obviously, an important consideration so that you can take as many videos as possible without worrying about your phones battery running out. For me since I need to spend a lot of time gaming and shooting videos, I was delighted to see that the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is packed with a 4,310mAh battery that lasted me through the day. With great battery backup, I was able to easily exploit the device for gaming, daily tasks, calling, messaging, and a lot more and still had enough juice left in the phone by the time I wrapped up my day. To make things even more enticing, the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G comes with 50W Flash Charging support, and it was simply amazing. This phone charges incredibly fast – in fact, with just quick 5-minute charge, I was able to enjoy 3.5 hours of video playback time, have a 5-hour audio call, and browse Instagram for 1.5 hours! Thanks to the handset’s blazing fast battery charging speeds, keeping your phone tethered to a wall outlet for hours will be a thing of the past.
Flaunt your style with amazing looks
One of the coolest aspects of the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G’s aura is hands down, the smartphone’s minimalistic design. Lending the phone its attractive aesthetics is the quad camera module on its back, which gives a sense of depth to the printed text across the handset’s design and allows an array of colours to be reflected under different lighting conditions. I found the phone to be elegant and classy on the front too, which houses a 6.4-inch hole-punch Super AMOLED screen that takes immersion to whole new levels with its 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. I was even more impressed by how OPPO was able to keep the smartphone ultra-thin and lightweight – it weighs just 173gms and is only 7.8mm thick! Imagine that! To top it all off, OPPO is offering the F19 Pro+ 5G in two gorgeous colours too–Fluid Black, and Space Silver. I had received the Fluid Black unit and got so many compliments about the phone’s design and looks that I’ve lost count.
Extract robust performance with ultimate hardware
At the heart of the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is the 5G-ready, Dimensity 800U chipset. With the Indian 5G boom just months away, it’s incredibly wise to purchase a phone that will ensure ultimate download and upload speeds made possible by the new connectivity standard. Moreover, I found the chipset’s 2.4GHz octa-core processor, which works alongside 8GB of RAM, to be perfect for rendering smooth and swift user experience, as well as running high-end games. And I was pleasantly surprised by the phone’s finely tuned System Performance Optimizer feature which starts automatically when the phone is under load to give it an instant boost and increase swipe responsiveness by 14.9 percent and reduce the overall lag by 18 percent.
The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G even boasts of Smart 5G features 4G/5G Seamless Data Switch and Dual Network Channel, which basically speeds up the network access by connecting to both a Wi-Fi and 4G/5G channel, or simply two Wi-Fi connections at the same time. The phone’s 5G support is given a huge boost by its 360° Antenna 3.0 technology, which allows it to hold a signal irrespective of the way you hold your phone.
The OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is now available for purchase through offline stores and Amazon. The handset is priced at just Rs 25,990 and, as is the case with most OPPO launches, you can bring down the price of the phone by leveraging various offers that have been made available by the company, including a flat 7.5 percent cashback on HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank credit cards. Paytm users can get 11 percent instant cashback, while IDFC Bank customers can get EMI cashback on purchasing the phone. There is a zero down-payment option by Home Credit and HDB Financial as well as Triple Zero Scheme by Bajaj FinServ, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank. On top of this, you can get a one-time screen replacement (valid for an entire year, by the way) on buying this phone, along with Rs 1,500 upgrade bonus, and extended warranty for 180 days – all available via the OPPO AI chatbot on WhatsApp!
Suffice it to say, I can see these offers will lure you towards the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G, You will be mighty impressed with the stellar cameras, superior performance and glamorous design that this mid-range smartphone brings to the table. Sling of innovative features and fashionable technology makes it a must buy in the segment. So, what are you waiting for? Head to Amazon.in and get your smartphone today!