The F series from Oppo has always been big on the front camera. Dubbed the “Selfie Expert”, this series of phones brought about a dynamic change in mobile self-shooting. The journey of the F series began in 2016 with the F1. Fast forward to 2022, Oppo had a grand launch of their latest F21 Pro devices in Bangladesh on 11th April. Currently, pre-orders are available with scheduled sales to start on 18th April 2022. Here is UNB’s detailed take on the Oppo F21 Pro.
Key Specifications of Oppo F21 Pro
Design and Build Quality
Beyond the obvious spectrum of the F21 Pro being a camera phone, there is also another aspect that makes it even more unique. The F21 Pro is the first device from Oppo that has been assembled in Bangladesh. It’s a testament to the development of the tech production infrastructure of Bangladesh and the first of many such initiatives to follow.
Moving onto the design and build, there are a few key changes this year. Oppo made a straight jump to F21 Pro from last year's F 19 Pro, skipping the 20 in between. So, what are the changes here?
The most notable change is on the back and the camera module. The back features fiberglass leather, an enhanced variant of the usual leather which is touted to be more durable and long-lasting. The camera module features a more iPhone-like design with two large sensors and a smaller third one.
The frame of the device is made from plastic with a glass front. Ports and button selections are as usual with an addition of the secondary noise cancellation mic on the top. However, there aren’t any dual stereo speakers, only a single bottom-firing loudspeaker. This is a letdown considering the premium price of the device.
Overall, the build quality and design are definitely a notch up from last year with a few notable improvements and room for some more.
The F21 Pro sports an AMOLED panel on the 6.43-inch display panel. The FHD+ panel is just another usual AMOLED panel without any bells and whistles. However, one important feature of the display is the brightness.
The phone has a max brightness of 600 nits and a direct sunlight brightness of up to 800 nits. This makes the panel perfectly legible under any lighting condition. The viewing angles are also excellent with the panel. Overall, users will be getting a quality viewing experience here.
As mentioned before, the F21 Pro has always been a camera-oriented phone, especially the front camera. The main camera module on the back features a triple camera setup with a 64 MP f/1.7 wide-angle shooter. The other two accompanying lenses are a 2 MP microscopic lens and a 2 MP depth sensor.