The phone app is simple but functional. The dialer supports smart dial, or you can go into the Contacts tab for a more extensive search. You can block numbers from calling you, a handy way to screen unwanted calls. You need to head to the Settings menu for more options.
The Oppo R11 is a dual-SIM phone with VoLTE support. This new technology offers superior audio quality but needs to be supported by your carrier.
The Oppo R11 scored an Average mark with its single loudspeaker, but it really depends on what you're playing. It's fairly quiet in the vocal range, but it performs great for music. The sound output is rich and clean, and even though the loudness is average, the R11's speaker is rather good.
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The Oppo R11 has the complete Google package, but it brings its own alternatives to many of them. We already saw several, like the Theme Store, Phone and Messages. It's time to meet the others.
The Phone Manager offers Virus scans, Permission management as well as memory cleanup. You can just hit the Quick scan button to see if the app thinks your phone needs a tune-up.
Google Calendar oversees your daily routine, but that's for the international models. The Chinese ROM comes with an iOS-like Calendar app.
The Weather app seems similarly borrowed from Apple. It pulls data from AccuWeather and manages to fit plenty of information on a single screen. You shouldn't be surprised that the Calculator is as iPhone as can be too.
Oppo has pre-installed the free version of WPS Office. It can create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and it offers a nice selection of templates to give you a flying start. Note that some templates are paid, and you'll occasionally see banners for the premium version of the app.
One thing the iPhone does not have is a file manager. The one on the Oppo R11 organizes files into categories and natively supports ZIPs. The File safe option allows you to lock certain files with a fingerprint/pattern for safe keeping.
There's an option to move files without a cable - the phone creates a Wi-Fi hotspot, and you connect to it over FTP. That's a techy solution that can be cool, but it may turn some people off - cloud storage integration would have been simpler.
The Backup and Restore app has an extra feature that's not found in its name - it can clone phones, simplifying the transfer from your old device. For backups, it will make a copy of System data, Applications, and Personal data.