Realme’s timing couldn’t be even more perfect with this new release!
The perfect gift is not just beautiful or trendy; it should also be functional and practical. The most practical gift that will surely make your manito or manita happy is a brand-new phone.
Just in time for the holidays, realme has released a new budget smartphone— the realme 11.
But worry not; We tested out the realme 11 to give you an idea whether or not you should purchase it.
realme 11’s Solid Build and Matte Finish
Let’s first talk about the design.
The realme 11 sports a plastic frame, which helps give the phone a solid build. Since it’s made of plastic, it’s quite light, which makes it easy to carry around. Moreover, the phone’s back panel sports a matte finish, giving it a simple yet sleek look.
At the back, the camera is situated at the upper corner. The camera still sports a circular look like the other phones under the 11-line.
Furthermore, the volume and power buttons are on the right side. Meanwhile, the left side houses the dual-sim slot. The USB-C port and speaker are on the bottom. What’s great about the realme 11 is that it has an audio jack, which users do not see on the realme 11 Pro and Pro Plus.
Vibrant Colors with realme 11’s AMOLED screen
When it comes to vibrancy, realme does not disappoint. The realme 11 is equipped with a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen, which makes colors vibrant.
Although the screen justifies gaming graphics, the realme 11 might not be a gamer’s favorite. But we’ll get to that in a bit.
Moreover, in terms of the screen’s display, the realme 11 is perfect for those who love watching videos or movies on their phones.
Performance, Audio, and Gaming
A good phone is more than its design, so let’s discuss the realme 11’s performance, audio, and gaming.
For context, you can check the specs below:
- MediaTek Helio G99
- 6.4 in 1080P Super AMOLED 90Hz
- 108 + 2MP
- Android 13, realme UI 3.0
- Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- 67W wired
- Glory Gold
- Dark Glory
Let’s talk about its performance.
The realme 11 is excellent for a daily smartphone. If you do most of your work on your phone, you might not be keen on this one. However, if you use your phone lightly, this is a perfect budget phone.
The realme 11 that we tried runs on a MediaTek Helio G99 processor with a Mali-657 GPU. It also has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The phone still worked smoothly after using the realme 11, such as scrolling through apps and watching videos from different social media apps. No lagging issues so far.
Now, let’s head to gaming. We tried the phone with our favorite FPS game, like COD mobile. Unfortunately, the phone does not support the highest graphics setting for the game. Although surprisingly, the phone did perform well even after we tried playing for an hour.
However, after using the phone for an hour or two, it was already quite hot.
In terms of audio, the sound is just average. However, this is where the 3.5mm audio jack comes in, which makes the sound quality better.
Aside from the performance, we know you are awaiting a camera review.
As mentioned, one of the assets of realme 11 is its 108MP camera with a 2MP depth sensor, which is good for an entry-level smartphone. We tried out a few test shots for realme 11, and the photos came out really clear and vibrant.
We were surprised that the phone can sport up to 20x zoom, however, do expect the quality to go down a bit. Furthermore, photos taken at night are not as sharp and clear as they are with good lighting; however, it’s also not that bad either.
Meanwhile, the selfie camera is good as well. There’s even an option for users to enhance facial qualities; we had tons of fun trying them out.
Sample Photos Below:
We used the phone for 30 minutes, and the battery percentage remained at 100. That’s quite impressive. The realme 11 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which lasts quite a long time. What’s great about it is it also charges really fast.
With its price and performance, the realme 11 is a great daily phone. It’s not as best-performing as its 11 Pro and Pro Plus counterparts, but it’s decent and works pretty well. Again, it’s not most suitable for games with demanding graphics. This phone is also ideal for children’s “first phones, ” making it a great Holiday gift.
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): ₱13,999