Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

GSMArena Team, 22 April 2021.

Design and handling

As we already mentioned on the previous page, the F19 Pro+ 5G is one of the compact solutions on the mid-range market. That's actually pretty rare these days.

Tipping the scale at just 173g and measuring just 7.8mm in thickness, you've probably already guessed that it's a pleasure to use with one hand. The 6.43-inch display also helps, of course. Sadly, only the front panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

It not only feels nice, but it also looks nice. The Space Silver color we received will appeal to people looking for a more minimalist, premium-like design. No shifting colors, just matte reflection. The finish of the back panel is silky to touch without allowing too many smudges to stick, which was a nice surprise. The glossy frame of the phone, on the other hand, is a fingerprint magnet.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

The power button and the volume keys have nice, clicky feedback and are easy to reach with your thumbs, which is rather expected given the size of the handset. The fingerprint reader, which is placed under the display, is a bit tricky, though. We felt it to be a bit lower than it should, but the good news is that it works very well. It's snappy and accurate.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

We can't shake the notion of awkwardness when we look at the camera design on the back, though. The module itself is fine, and you could say it's in line with the modern aesthetics, but it protrudes more than it should. Perhaps the slim profile of the phone didn't allow the designers to reduce the bump. Even the provided case doesn't help, and when placed on a flat surface, it wobbles.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

Hardware overview

Oppo promises a bright and crisp 1080 x 2400px Super AMOLED display. And by the looks of it, the screen is indeed bright enough for outdoor use. When set to auto mode, it's supposed to peak at 800 nits. The display also supports HDR10, HLG codecs, and there is Widevine L1 certification for Full HD streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

Our only complaint would be the 60Hz refresh rate. While competitors are offering up to 120Hz for the same or lower prices, the F19 Pro+ 5G fades. Take the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, for example. It has a stunning, just as bright 120Hz OLED panel and sells for around INR 19,000. However, HRR might not be on top of your priority list because, let's face it, the HRR support of games on Google's Play store is a wild west.

MediaTek's Dimensity 800U 5G SoC is in charge of rendering those pixels, which is a big step up from the Helio P95 found on the non-Plus model. The Dimensity 800U allows for 5G connectivity at a lower price point, then again, 5G isn't really widely available in India anyway, and it won't be for some time. That's why it shouldn't be a deciding factor when you are choosing your next phone. We will take a closer look at its performance in the next section. Spoiler alert: the CPU department shows solid performance, the GPU is just okay.

Camera-wise, the phone offers pretty much what all competitors do - a main camera joined by an ultrawide snapper and two more shooters for depth sensing and macro photography.

The main camera here is a 48MP f/1.7 unit, while the ultrawide uses the popular 8MP sensor paired with f/2.2 lens. The macro and depth cams are both 2MP.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

Once again, the main camera drags behind the competition as the 48MP sensor isn't only dated, but it has also found its way into the low-end segment of the market. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and the Realme 8 Pro both boast the 108MP sensor, while other rivals have the 64MP unit at the very least.

A 4,310 mAh battery keeps the lights on, supporting fast 50W FlashCharge. Our tests confirmed that it can go from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes, while a full charge takes just four minutes shy of an hour. A rough estimate of the runtime would be a full day on Wi-Fi, and if you use the phone on a cellular most of the time, it could be less. It's still user-dependant.

Performance

It's needless to say that the day-to-day performance of the handset is great. No stuttering or hiccups, not that we expected them.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G employs 2x higher clocked Cortex-A76 cores at 2.4 GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 ticking at 2.0 GHz. The Mali-G57 MC3 GPU takes care of the graphically intensive tasks. The whole chip is based on the 7nm manufacturing process too.

Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G hands-on review

The SoC is good enough to go against the likes of Snapdragon 690 and other Snapdragon 700-series chipsets. You can check out the benchmarks below to see how it fares against them.

GeekBench 5 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    2997
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    1787
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    1780
  • Realme 8 Pro
    1678
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    1648

GeekBench 5 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    756
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    597
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    591
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    569
  • Realme 8 Pro
    566

AnTuTu 8

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    510317
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    333952
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    295442
  • Realme 8 Pro
    286666
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    286037

GFX Car Chase ES 3.1 (offscreen 1080p)

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    46
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    20
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    20
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    19
  • Realme 8 Pro
    18

GFX Car Chase ES 3.1 (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    40
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    18
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    17
  • Realme 8 Pro
    16
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    16

3DMark SSE Vulkan 1.0 (offscreen 1440p)

Higher is better

  • Realme X7 Pro
    5160
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
    3035
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
    2976

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Tongue twister right there lol

  • Anonymous

Waiting for the Pro Plus Max Giga Mega One S.

Somebody should share their hi res processing achievements, hi res gimmicks without adding more detail, just taking more hdd space is such a scam.