OPPO seems to not restart the Find series high-end models product line, so the latest R11 becomes the OPPO flagship this year. R11 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, VOOC quick charge up to 4A, and dual standby supporting all wireless network in China mainland. It is sold from 2999 RMB (about $450). Will OPPO upgrade the display screen in colors?
If we just compare the specifications, R11's display screen seems to the same as R9s, 5.5-inch, FHD AMOLED display panel, and Diamond-Pixel Pentile sub-pixel array. Both are also same in the front face. Although OPPO and vivo are adopting Samsung AMOLED displays, they do not provide color management, so the color and luminance accuracy are not ideal, looks too vivid.
R11 runs on the ColorOS based on Android 7.1, OPPO still not providing color management settings, but has night shift mode and black night mode.
|Comparision||OPPO R11||OPPO R9s||XZP sRGB Mode||Galaxy S8+||Huawei Mate9 Pro||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Grayscale (Gamma 2.2)||2.16||2.06||2.22||2.29||2.05||2.21|
|Average Color Temperature K||7042||7603||6669||6324||6702||6794|
|Average Luminance Error||8.53||6.24||2.91||2.58||2.36||1.95|
|Comparision||OPPO R11||OPPO R9s||XZP sRGB Mode||Galaxy S8+ sRGB Mode||Mate 9 Pro||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Average Color Error||6.49||7||2.14||3.01||4.58||1.69|
|Largest Color Error||12.31||11.1||3.69||5.05||7.37||3.08|
R11's Gamma is closer to the 2.2 standard than R9s, which means that color contrast and luminance transitions are smoother. BTW, the native white point is nearer to the 6500K standard. However, we can see from the RGB curve in Gamma 2.2 testing graph that red and blue are deviating, so the luminance and color accuracy are not improved. R11 is able to cover about 130% sRGB, near to DCI-P3, wider color gamut brings higher saturation, but a little dazzling in warmth APPs like JD or Taobao.
In viewing angles and transparency, R11 would be a little reddish and whitish in specific overlook angles, better than R9s, but not as good as Xplay 6, Samsung S7/S8's curved displays. The maximum brightness is a little lower than that of R9s, but the glass is more transparent, so R11 and R9s has similar performance in outdoor using.
Summary: R11 has slight better display performance than R9s, the main shortage is lacking color management. Not to say Samsung or Apple, Sony had added sRGB mode in Xperia XZ Premium, even OnePlus started support DCI-P3 color gamut. Color management is not something difficulty for OPPO, and vivid color is not controversy to accuracy.