Last week, realme unveiled the realme 11 Pro+ in India, the top model in the company’s number series. This has the same display, same CPU, and same battery, but it has a new design and better cameras, and the price has gone up as well. Is this the greatest smartphone available for less than Rs. 30,000? Let’s examine the review to find out more.
- realme 11 Pro+ 12GB + 256GB version in Sunrise Beige color
- 2-pin 100W SuperVOOC fast charger (USB Type-A port)
- USB Type C Cable
- SIM Ejector tool
- Protective case
- User Guide and Warranty information
Display, Hardware and Design
Similar to the 10 Pro+, the realme 11 Pro+ has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2412 pixels) curved AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and 394 PPI. The display has a maximum brightness of 950 nits, making it quite bright. Due to its 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, it gives good colour output, and its sunlight legibility is also excellent. Vibrant, Natural, and Realme 11 Pro+ screen colour settings are available.
The phone uses high-frequency dimming at 2160 Hz. The phone will automatically transition to 2160Hz PWM dimming mode to preserve correct colours on display with a more comfortable eye experience, according to the manufacturer, in low-light conditions (brightness below 90 nits) where DC dimming cannot function.
Additionally, the phone supports HDR 10, which is compatible with YouTube but not Netflix. From the display options, you may enable video HDR boost, which boosts the colours while watching SDR videos to make them appear HDR. Additionally, video colour enhancement is an option.
Although the phone lacks a notification LED, it has an always-on display that continuously or periodically displays contextual information and notifications. With the integration of Spotify, there is also the option of music streaming in the always-on display. The music player transforms into an interactive panel with play, pause, and advance buttons when you double-tap the AOD. Additionally, it offers real-time updates on meal delivery and suggests four playlists you might enjoy.
The phone’s bezels are very thin. The phone sports an ultra-narrow chin of 2.33 mm thanks to COP Ultra packaging technology. The side bezels are only 1.41 mm thick. It has a linear vibration motor on the X-axis. According to the manufacturer, it boasts Rainbow Two Strong glass protection.
A 32-megapixel camera, an improvement over the 16-megapixel camera in the 10 Pro+, is housed in a tiny punch-hole on the left of the phone. The top edge of the device has an earpiece that serves as a secondary speaker and is located above the display. It has a fingerprint reader built into the display.
The power button and the volume rockers are located on the right side of the device, respectively. On the bottom, there is a dual SIM slot, a main microphone, a USB Type-C connector, and a speaker grill. On top is the second microphone. The phone’s storage cannot be expanded Realme 11 Pro+.
The phone’s Oasis Green and Sunrise Beige colour options have lychee leather backs instead of plastic ones, and a lace-like strip wraps around the camera module and extends all the way to the bottom. This looks and feels high-end. According to the firm, Matteo Menotto, a former Gucci print designer, provided advice during the design process. There are no IP ratings for the phone.
- 200MP 1/1.4″ Samsung HP3 sensor, f/1.69 aperture
- 8MP ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX 355 sensor, f/2.2 aperture
- 2MP 4cm macro camera with OmniVision OV02B / GalaxyCore GC02M1 sensor, f/2.4 aperture
- 32MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX 615 sensor, f/2.45 aperture
The realme UI 4.0’s camera interface is recognisable. There include tilt-shift, text scanner, starry mode, Panorma, Macro, Flim, Slo-mo, Time-Lapse, Dual-View video, and Realme 11 Pro+ mode options. There are two bokeh options for portrait photos: dynamic and bokeh flare. Only the portrait Bokeh Flare option is available for video. After pixel binning, the back camera outputs 12.5MP, while the front camera produces 32MP photos.
The 200MP sensor produced well-exposed daylight images, and auto HDR improves the dynamic range. There is an AI mode that detects various photographic scenarios and automatically modifies camera settings to enhance the colours. Thanks to in-sensor zoom, which enables the camera to automatically zoom in on a subject and crop the image to keep it in the centre, 2X and 4X are good. Since the 2MP macro camera is worthless and the portrait mode is passable, it is advised to utilise a 2X or 4X zoom setting on the regular camera.
Low-light images are fantastic because they have lots of details and little noise. Even though the night mode is helpful, processing takes a while. Additionally, there is a manual tuning Realme 11 Pro+ mode in night mode. In daytime, the front camera also performs well Realme 11 Pro+. The edge detection on the bokeh images is good.
Software, UI and Apps
Realme UI 4.0, which is based on Android 13, is preinstalled. The April 2023 Android security patch is installed. Similar to previous phones, the phone should receive three years of security patches and two Android upgrades Realme 11 Pro+. Intuitive iconography, a new card-style UI layout, 79 new Omoji face characteristics, Smart AOD, large folders, dynamic homescreen widgets, Auto Pixelate, Private Safe, and an improved Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 are all included in the relame UI 4.0 update.
Amazon Shopping, Snapchat, ShareChat, DailyHunt, Josh, PhonePe, Moj, Public, Spotify, LinkedIn, and more are included in addition to the standard range of realme applications and Google apps. These applications can be removed, but they reinstall themselves after a phone reset. Additionally, there are Hot Games and Hot Apps. When the business launched 10 Pro+, it claimed that it was taking measures to remove inappropriate app suggestions, yet they are still present.
You may use 11.29GB of the total 12GB of LPDD4X RAM, and while default programmes are running in the background, around 7GB of RAM is free. Additionally, it features a DRE function that uses the internal storage as RAM. This features an extra RAM extension of up to 12GB. You receive around 224GB of free storage out of the whole 256 GB. We measured sequential read rates of 1688.91 MB/s on the phone’s UFS 3.1 storage, an advance over UFS 2.2 on the 10 Pro+.
Fingerprint sensor and Face unlock
Although it unlocks the phone swiftly, the in-display fingerprint sensor is not as rapid as a traditional fingerprint sensor. You may add as many as five fingerprints Realme 11 Pro+. The fingerprint may also be used for in-app purchases and local payments in apps. Additionally, you have the option of changing or disabling the fingerprint animation.
You may track your heart rate using the fingerprint sensor with the realme Labs’ heart rate measuring feature. It may also be saved, and once saved, it appears in the history. The phone also features a capability for face unlocking.
Music and Multimedia
The default Music Player is YouTube Music. It boasts Dolby Atmos, a headset-compatible feature, and customisable Smart, Movie, Game, and Music modes. There is no FM Radio support Realme 11 Pro+. Even at maximum volume, the stereo speakers produce high-quality, distortion-free audio. Earphone audio quality is also excellent.
To play HD material on Netflix and other streaming services, this has Widevine L1. While Netflix does not offer HDR content, YouTube does.
Dual SIM and Connectivity
The n1/n3/n5/n8/n28A/n40/n41/n77/n78 Network Bands in India are supported by the realme 11 Pro+. It includes VoLTE, 4G Wi-Fi, and Carrier Aggregation on 4G support. Wi-Fi 6 802.11 axe (2.4GHz + 5GHz), VoWiFi / Wi-Fi calling compatibility, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou, and Bluetooth 4.2 are additional connectivity possibilities. It does not support NFC but does allow OTG. Moving on, we should mention that the call quality was excellent, there were no call dropouts, and the earpiece level was high.
The body and head SARs of the Realme 11 Pro+ are also far below India’s 1.6 W/kg (over 1 g) standard at 0.532 W/kg and 1.146 W/kg, respectively.
Performance and Benchmarks
The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 6nm SoC, which is simply a rebranded version of the Dimensity 1080 used in various phones, is one of the first to power a phone. It contains 6x A55 CPUs with a maximum 2GHz clock speed and 2 x A78 CPUs with a maximum 2.6GHz clock speed. Mali-G68 MC4 and up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM are both present Realme 11 Pro+.
The business made no mention of cooling. There are no delays in the performance, and it provides fluid gaming even in graphically demanding games. It gets a little warm when you play graphically demanding games like COD, BGMI, and Genshin Impact, but not too warm. It attained a maximum temperature of 45o during our testing indoors using Wi-Fi, which is nearly identical to the 10 Pro+. However, this may differ outside using 4G or 5G.
Since both have the same SoC and we have the same 12GB RAM version, realme 11 Pro+ has also been included. This demonstrates the realme 10 Pro+’s performance as being almost identical.
Regarding battery life, the phone has a 5000mAh (usual) built-in battery, much like the model it replaces. With Wi-Fi, it lasts all day, but with 4G or 5G and dual SIMs, it lasts much longer. With more than a day of use on Wi-Fi and in 120Hz, I was able to get roughly 6 hours of screen time Realme 11 Pro+. The phone can charge from 0 to 50% in around 12 minutes and from 0 to 100% in under 30 minutes thanks to the 100W SuperVOOC Charge, an improvement from 67W, which is supported by the device.
A new battery health option that displays battery capacity has been added. Additionally, it offers smart charging and battery booster functions.
The realme 11 Pro+ is a slight but significant increase over the 10 Pro+ when it comes to the camera and has an appealing look while keeping the other things, beginning at Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB + 256GB. Hope the firm addresses the bloatware, which was also a complaint for the 10 Pro+, and uses a better cooling system for a pleasant gaming experience.
If you spend more money, the Motorola Edge 40 is an excellent substitute with a stock Android experience and a more potent CPU. The realme Realme 11 Pro+, which has almost identical features, including the design, is a viable choice at a lower cost if you’re willing to make a camera tradeoff.
Pricing and availability
The cost of the realme 11 Pro+ ranges from Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB + 256GB variant to Rs. 29,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. Starting today, June 15, it is accessible via realme.com, Flipkart, and physical shops. For cards from ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, a discount of Rs. 2000 is also available.
- 120Hz Curved AMOLED display is brilliant
- Smooth performance
- Good cameras
- Attractive design
- Good battery life with fast charging
- Heats up quickly on intensive gaming
- No NFC in the Indian version
What is the advantage of Realme 11 Pro+?
The iPhone 11 Pro/iPhone Realme 11 Pro+ Max models differ from the entry-level model in that they have a stronger steel frame and textured glass for easier handling, better waterproofing, higher-quality displays, a much more sophisticated rear camera, better battery life, and the option for more storage.