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Realme 11 Pro 5G Review: Elevating Mid-Range Excellence

The Realme 11 Pro 5G is a testament to the brand’s commitment to delivering feature-packed smartphones at an accessible price point. Boasting impressive specifications across the board, it aims to offer a premium experience to the mid-range segment. Discover why the Realme 11 Pro 5G stands out in this review.

Build and Design

The Realme 11 Pro’s design is a marvel to behold, seamlessly blending sleek contours and premium materials. This phone is not just a device; it’s a statement of style. With the Sunrise Beige variant, personalization takes center stage.

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Let’s check out the phone’s design. At the back is a whole new design for the camera module and LED flash that now puts them at the center, rather than just the upper left part.

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The volume and power keys are on the right side, while the dual SIM card tray, the microphone, the USB Type-C port, and the bottom-firing loudspeaker grill.

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The call speaker at the upper top part in front also doubles as a second speaker so you get that

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Available in Sunrise Beige, Oasis Green, and Astral Black, the Realme 11 Pro 5G boasts a sleek and premium design. Its slim profile and lightweight build make it comfortable to hold and carry. The phone is significantly thinner if you happen to get the Astral Black colorway, the premium lychee leather gives an impression that the phone is thicker than what it actually is.

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Nonetheless, that premium leather is a testament to the brand’s commitment to elevating its design from its previous number series iterations. This is actually the first time the brand has collaborated with a designer for the series and took inspiration from designs in Milan to bring this aesthetic to life.


The device features a striking 6.7-inch 120Hz Curved Vision Display with a resolution of 2412×1080 (FHD+). The curved edges provide a visually pleasing and immersive experience, while the 120Hz refresh rate ensures smooth interactions. With a screen-to-body ratio of 93.65% and a color gamut covering full DCI-P3, the visuals are vibrant and crisp, making it an ideal companion for both multimedia consumption and everyday tasks.

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The inclusion of Super Linear Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmos support promises an immersive audio experience. Dual-mic Noise Cancellation ensures clear voice quality during calls. It also comes equipped with a variety of sensors, including an in-display fingerprint sensor for convenient and secure unlocking.

The stereo speakers are loud enough to fill up a quiet medium-sized bedroom and can be amplified louder with realme’s Ultra Volume audio tech that allows to have twice the loudness. Using it normally gives you Keep in mind, though, that going over 100 may make your beats sound cracked. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack here too, a departure from the realme 10 Pro 5G, so better get prepared for a USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor or use your favorite wireless audio gear.


The rear camera setup features a 100MP OIS ProLight Camera for capturing high-resolution shots with clarity and detail. The addition of a 2MP Portrait Camera and various photography modes such as Super NightScape and Street Photography Mode gives users creative flexibility. On the front, the 16MP Selfie Camera with AI Beauty Mode and Super Nightscape delivers stunning selfies.

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There’s also an updated Street mode for those who want to capture more dramatic or nostalgic-looking photos, depending on the filter you choose.

Using the camera outdoors gives you nicely detailed, well-saturated photos you can share on your social media, or even print out for your own photo frames. Using it indoors, though, takes away some of those details as the camera struggles especially when you zoom it in.

Night shots are nice, though could be a bit better given the camera’s resolution. The neon signages of the building in one of these photos look a bit blurry and don’t give enough sharpness.

The edge detection in portrait mode works well in well-lit instances but sometimes struggles with indoor or low-light environments. The selfie camera also needs light when shooting with less light. Here are some sample shots:

Videos give the same quality as photos – well-saturated and detailed clips with just the right amount of dynamic range. Click on any of the videos to have more details on how they work:


Under the hood, the Realme 11 Pro 5G is powered by the Dimensity 7050 5G chipset, built on a 6nm process, and coupled with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. This configuration ensures smooth multitasking and efficient performance for daily use, gaming, and more. Running on realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13, you can expect a user-friendly interface with access to the latest features and updates.

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Here are some benchmarks we took with the device:

  • AnTuTu – 530,447
  • Geekbench CPU: Single-Core 936, Multi-Core 2,291
  • Geekbench GPU: OpenCL 2,280, Vulkan 2,189
  • GFXBench: T-Rex 3,265
  • PCMark: Work 3.0 10,073

Connectivity and security features are also not an issue. With support for 5G SA/NSA and a wide range of frequency bands, this phone is ready to take advantage of next-gen network speeds. Dual-frequency GPS ensures accurate navigation. Additionally, it supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for seamless connectivity. We had no problems connecting to these when we used the Internet via WiFi or mobile data, listened to music with our realme Buds Q2 via Bluetooth, or went out and mapped ourselves using the phone’s GPS.

You can also use the in-display fingerprint scanner, which works really well and unlocks your phone really fast once you’ve set your fingerprints up. It also has face unlock and it works really good in most settings.

Battery Life

With a 5000mAh battery, you can’t go wrong with having an all-day performance. The realme 11 Pro was able to last a day with light to medium activities over WiFi and 5G mobile data. A PCMark Battery Test scored the phone at 9 hours and 20 minutes, which is decent.

Recharging the phone with its 68W SUPERVOOC (why remove SUPERDART for OPPO’s charging branding?) brick takes less than 50 minutes to complete a battery cycle. It’s worth noting that the device has a certain “wise mode” where it fast-charges until 80%, then trickles down the charging of the final 20% to prevent the battery from deteriorating quickly.

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