Exploring the RealMe 11 Pro 5G with Pros and Cons-only best

RealMe 11 Pro 5G is quite affordable, however, it does appear to lack in the camera department. Let’s dive into assessing if its Rs 23,999 price tag is justified or if it’s simply a phone with a curved display.

The prices for the RealMe 11 Pro 5G In India

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage: Rs 23,999
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage: Rs 24,999
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage: Rs 27,999

The RealMe 11 Pro 5G Review

RealMe 11 Pro 5G

RealMe is presenting a unique offer that users tend to appreciate – a curved display shown off in an appealing design. However, outside of this feature, the RealMe 11 Pro 5G lacks that irresistible appeal, especially given its Rs 23,999 price tag.

So, the question is – is the RealMe 11 Pro 5G worth purchasing? Well, it’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. If you are on the hunt for a phone optimized for gaming or prioritizing camera quality, this might not be the right fit for you. The phone only comes with a single rear camera and an adequate SoC, playing down these features.

On the flip side, if you’re a casual user looking for a good-looking smartphone that also includes a curved display and you’re not that into gaming, then the RealMe 11 Pro 5G could be a great choice to think about.

Display

Hey there, just to let you know, both the RealMe 11 Pro Plus and the RealMe 11 Pro come with the same display. They both sport a 6.70-inch curved AMOLED panel and surprise – they even share the same peak brightness at 950! Pretty cool, right?

Good news! The phone comes with a perfectly working in-display fingerprint sensor. So, you can rely on it! Plus, you have the option to unlock it using your face.

Now, the awesome part is that for Rs 23999, RealMe has indeed done an incredible job. You’ll simply be blown away by the display. But hey, let’s talk about a little issue – the build quality.

Build and Design

The RealMe 11 Pro 5G is available in stylish Leather and a sleek Plastic edition. The good news? They’re both priced equally! So, all you need to do is choose the one that appeals to you the most.

Personally, if given a choice, I prefer Leather over Plastic. However, if RealMe introduced a Glass version, I would choose that.

Unfortunately, the frames are crafted from plastic, which might not look too bad but feel rather cheap.
Remember, plastic frames are likely to break more easily than those made from Aluminum. So, a word of advice – avoid sitting on your phone!

While it isn’t something groundbreaking, the new design sure is refreshing. Rounded cameras have been around, but they aren’t common in mid-budget phones.

I adore this feature. What about you? I’d appreciate it if you could share your thoughts in the comments.

Let’s Talk Performance

In terms of handling gaming tasks, the Mediatek Dimensity 7050 is honestly not your go-to processor. Sure, it can manage a bit of gaming here and there, but it’s not built specifically for this purpose. Hence, if you’re someone who spends hours each day gaming, the RealMe 11 Pro might not be your best bet.

Just a quick note: The Mediatek Dimensity 7050 (6 nm) is essentially a re-labelled version of its sibling, the Mediatek Dimensity 1080 (6 nm). Do remember, the latter didn’t make waves in the gaming world either.

The phone operates with RealMe UI 4.0, which is packed with ads. However, don’t worry, you can deactivate these but not entirely. You’ll often still spot a few ads scattered around. Make it a point to turn off features such as Hot Games, Hot App, and even Realme’s Security apps.

Here’s the highlight – the phone is loaded with many pre-installed apps. While you can’t get rid of these, be prepared to invest a bit of time – around 10 to 30 minutes should do it.

All I’m suggesting is that this phone costs Rs 23,999, and from every perspective, it doesn’t match up to the experience you’d expect for that price point.

RealMe 11 Pro 5G with the Photography 

If you’re interested in nailing high-quality photos on a budget, you might want to check out the RealMe 11 Pro 5G. It’s going for a pretty decent price of Rs 23,999. Sounds cool, right?

When it comes to its camera specs, it’s decked out with a beefy 100MP main sensor and a 2MP macro sensor at the back. For selfie lovers, it has a decent 16MP front-facing camera.

When it’s time to record some videos, the back camera is ready to roll at 1080p with options for 30 or 60fps, and even kicking up to 4k at 30fps. Want to capture those Insta moments? The front camera can comfortably record at 1080p at 30fps.

Oh, and here’s a neat little bonus feature – The back camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for buttery-smooth shots. The bummer news is, that it doesn’t function at 4k, but hey, it works like a charm in 1080p.

The video quality could use some improvement. Sure, it can take decent videos but tends to intensify colours and soften human subjects in all videos. As such, expect less natural-looking videos.

The front camera also has a similar issue with more emphasis on giving videos a ‘whiter’ appearance. It struggles a bit with maintaining dynamic range too.

We see this problem more when, for instance, you’re trying to capture yourself on video, using the front camera, with a light source behind you – the sensor tends to have a hard time adjusting its focus.

On a positive note, the videos are not really awful, and upgrades could greatly help improve the quality.
Switching to the back of the phone, we find only two sensors—the 2MP macro is seemingly just for display, while the 100MP sensor comes across as a marketing gimmick.

Why? Because it produces overly enhanced, yet somewhat soft images. If you’re a fan of more natural colouration in your pictures, this might not work for you. But it’s a win if you like your images whiter and more saturated.

As for comparison, the photo quality is slightly superior to that of the RealMe 10 Pro, but don’t expect a dramatic upgrade from the preceding generation.

Battery Life and Charging Options

There’s a 5,000mAh battery in the RealMe 11 Pro 5G that can last a full day. If you’re someone who often uses your phone heavily, you might find the need to charge it twice a day. But don’t worry, most users won’t face any battery issues.

It also comes with a 67W charger right in the box. So, you can charge it quickly and get back to using it in no time.
Curious about NFC? The RealMe 11 Pro 5G does not include this feature, unlike the RealMe 11 Pro Plus 5G.

Pros and Cons RealMe 11 Pro 5G

Let’s have a friendly chat about the RealMe 11 Pro 5G’s advantages (pros) and its potential downsides (cons).

Let’s Know More

PROS CONS
Check out this rad Curved AMOLED Panel with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate! Sorry, there’s no Ultra-Wide Lens available.
Good Quality Cameras Hey there, it seems like the OIS isn’t functioning properly.
Beautiful Layout It seems like the HDR videos aren’t quite delivering the vibrant colours we’d hope to see.
Support for 67W Wired Charging😊 Not quite the top choice for gaming enthusiasts
We’ve got 9 different 5G bands for you! Frame Made of Plastic
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