King of Cost Performance – realme GT 11 Pro+ Review Multiple Focal Lengths with a Single Lens for Freedom in Photography
The realme GT 11 Pro+ offers cost-effective high performance and versatile photography with its multiple focal lengths
【PhoneAuto Review】Last year, the arrival of the realme 10 series made the thousand-yuan price market lively, and the good market feedback made realme strive for excellence when making this generation of products, which is what everyone often says is “more aggressive”! Horizontally speaking, from the beginning of this year to now, the realme GT Neo5 is focused on flash charging, and the 240W full-level instant charging has brought mobile phone charging into the era of seconds. The realme GT Neo5 SE focuses on superior endurance, and the combination of 5500mAh+100W once again caught everyone off guard. The all-new realme 11 series has become realme’s third superior product in 2023, focusing on superior imaging.
Vertically speaking, the realme 10 series focuses on superior screens, and does not hesitate to incur costs to achieve a good screen that is rare in its price range. The final sales of over 200,000 units also proved the success of the product. This time, the newly unveiled realme 11 series focuses on imaging, with the industry’s first 200 million single-lens zoom camera, bringing an unprecedented photography experience in its price range, which can be called a ceiling for long-focus shooting experience in its price range.
Although there are many choices in the same price range as the realme 11 series on the market, when we delve deeper, we will find that the realme 11 series brings experiences that other products do not have, whether it is design, imaging, large battery, or flash charging. It has already formed a symbolically significant label. For most users, the launch of the realme 11 series will be the best choice for a phone upgrade.
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Regarding imaging, it seems that it is always the “privilege” of flagship phones. I especially like Xu Qi’s sentence, “The realme 11 series no longer puts flagship imaging on a pedestal.” When we argue on the Internet about which flagship product from Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, or vivo has better imaging, realme is working hard to bring young people a superior imaging experience with the realme 11 series.
The realme 11 Pro+ has upgraded its sensor to the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 Super Zoom version, with a super high resolution of 200 million pixels and a size of 1/1.4 inches. It has an aperture of f/1.69 and supports hardware-level OIS optical stabilization, making it one of the few products equipped with a 200 million pixel camera. The realme 11 Pro+ supports Tetra2pixel technology, which can achieve four pixels in one or sixteen pixels in one depending on the light conditions, fully utilizing the advantages of large pixels to ensure clear photos can be taken in various lighting conditions.
Let’s take a look at a set of sample photos.
Realme 11 Pro+ 1x sample photo
Realme 11 Pro+ 1x sample photo
In fact, what attracted me the most to the realme 11 Pro+ camera is its 2x/4x lossless single-lens zoom capability. With this technology, it can effectively solve the problem of the lack of telephoto experience in most products in this price range. The realme 11 Pro+ brings a zoom experience comparable to optical zoom while further controlling costs through lossless zoom technology, giving users a better choice.
As for the principle, let me give you a brief introduction. In 2x mode, the sensor will first switch to the 50 million pixel mode of four-in-one, and then select the output of the middle area of 12.5 million pixels from the sensor to obtain a high-quality 2x photo. In 4x mode, it will first switch to the 200 million mode, and then select the output of the middle area of 12.5 million pixels from the sensor to obtain a high-quality 4x sample photo.
Now let’s take a look at a set of zoomed photos from the realme 11 Pro+.
Realme 11 Pro+ 2x sample
Realme 11 Pro+ 2x sample
Realme 11 Pro+ 2x sample
Realme 11 Pro+ 4x sample
Realme 11 Pro+ 2x sample
Realme 11 Pro+ 4x sample
The lossless single-lens zoom capability of Realme 11 Pro+ gives us greater creative space, especially for users who are keen on telephoto shooting. Although it is not equipped with a dedicated telephoto lens, the 2x/4x lossless zoom it provides is indeed stunning. In actual use, I believe it will enlighten everyone. However, based on actual experience, there is still room for improvement in the optimization of 4x, and I hope that Realme 11 Pro+ can continue to improve the shooting effect in future versions.
Thanks to the 200 million pixel main camera, Realme 11 Pro+ is also equipped with a moon mode, which is the first time that Realme has supported handheld moon mode. In the focal length above 10x, after the AI scene recognition algorithm recognizes the moon, Realme 11 Pro+ will automatically trigger moon mode. Everyone can see the actual shooting effect from the sample, which is indeed excellent. Taking a clear picture of the moon is no longer the patent of flagship phones, Realme 11 Pro+ can also do it.
Moreover, in order to maximize the advantages of 200 million pixels, Realme 11 Pro+ also brings a function of taking multiple photos with one click, which realizes intelligent composition through AI algorithm, generating multiple photos with different perspectives at once, giving us greater space for selection in the later stage. If you don’t know how to choose at the moment, Realme 11 Pro+ still understands you well in the later stage.
In addition, the realme 11 Pro+ also supports gameplay such as handheld starry sky mode, super night scene, and super portrait, with strong practicality and fun. Photography enthusiasts can try it out.
The realme 11 Pro+ is equipped with the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, which has a TSMC 6nm process technology and a flagship-level architecture design with two 2.6GHz cores and six 2.0GHz cores. The CPU frequency can reach 2.6GHz, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and DRE dynamic memory expansion technology, the realme 11 Pro+ has excellent performance. Especially with the option of up to 12GB+1TB storage combination, you can say goodbye to memory anxiety. It is worth mentioning that the realme 11 series has further lowered the price of 1TB large memory smartphones, giving consumers more choices when choosing.
Perhaps many people currently do not know much about the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor. Looking at the Antutu benchmark, the realme 11 Pro+ with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor can score up to 560,000 points, which is an improvement compared to the realme 10 Pro+ with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor. However, it should be noted that the performance improvement is mainly in the MEM project, and the CPU and GPU are basically unchanged. Therefore, from this perspective, the performance of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor is basically on par with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor.
With the support of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200, the realme 11 Pro+ can smoothly run mainstream mobile games such as “Peace Elite” and “King of Glory”. Moreover, “King of Glory” is also adapted to 90 frames. In the test, the average frame rate of “King of Glory” on the realme 11 Pro+ is 89.9fps, and the overall performance is good. It is worth mentioning that the realme 11 Pro+ is also equipped with a 1260Hz esports touch engine, which has a more sensitive response speed during gaming. With the industry’s highest 16 times super touch resolution, it can quickly sense the user’s finger position, making it a game artifact in its price range.
On other aspects, the realme 11 Pro+ supports 360° full-range sensing enhanced version NFC, Dolby panoramic sound dual speakers, X-axis linear motor, fast under-screen light-sensitive fingerprint, full-speed antenna matrix system 2.0, etc. Whether listening to music or playing games, it is a good choice.
It is worth mentioning that realme Buds Air 5 Pro, which debuted with the realme 11 series, adopts the unique design of 11+6mm coaxial dual unit in the price segment, and has Hi-Res certification, LDAC high-definition transmission certification, and supports 3D spatial sound effects. The superior sound quality experience is the best companion for the realme 11 Pro+. At the same time, it further explores noise reduction and adopts 50dB deep-sea noise reduction 2.0, combined with 4000Hz ultra-wide-band active noise reduction, bringing a comfortable and intelligent noise reduction experience. When you wear realme Buds Air 5 Pro on the subway, airplane, or office, it seems that the world has quieted down.
Regarding the battery life and flash charging that everyone is concerned about, the realme 11 Pro+ uses a combination of a 5000mAh large battery and 100W light-speed flash charging. It can be charged to 100% in 26 minutes, ensuring long-term battery life and a fast charging experience. It is currently a very balanced choice. In addition to its parameters, what is worth mentioning about the realme 11 Pro+ is some of its technologies. It has achieved full-link gallium nitride from the adapter to the phone, making it the first hundred-watt flash charging with full-link gallium nitride in the price segment. In addition, the realme 11 Pro+ is also equipped with a SUPERVOOC S power management chip, which has six functions: charging, discharging, decoding, resetting, security protection, and power-off. It can improve the discharge efficiency from 97.5% to 99.5%, making it more reassuring to use with low battery.
If you want to find the shadow of the previous generation design on the realme 11 Pro+, I think it is almost impossible. It adopts a brand-new design concept and the circular camera module in the center has a high recognition. The main color of this realme 11 Pro+ is Sunrise, which has been mentioned during the preheating period. It is a joint design by realme Design Studio and Matteo Menotto, the former GUCCI print designer. This may be a new master version that will continue in the future.
We got the Starry Night Black color. Although it doesn’t have the suede texture or the handmade three-dimensional stitching design, the black matte material makes the overall look more stable and gives a feeling like black obsidian. Of course, compared with the mirror surface, the matte texture is more resistant to dirt, and it doesn’t need to be wiped frequently when not using a phone case. It also doesn’t collect fingerprints embarrassingly when showing it to others.
Compared with the back, I am actually more concerned about the quality of the front screen. The realme 11 Pro+ continues the design of the previous generation’s dual-curved screen. The 61° golden curvature brings an almost borderless visual effect and feels thinner in the hand, which has unique competitiveness in the same price range. This is a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a 2.33mm ultra-narrow chin, supporting a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM ultra-high frequency dimming, 1.07 billion color display, 100% P3 wide color gamut, 2412×1080 resolution, supporting sunlight screen and 20,000-level brightness adjustment, and has passed HDR10+ certification. The screen quality is very high, both in terms of color and eye protection ability, which is quite outstanding in daily use.
The latest masterpiece of the realme digital series is the realme 11 Pro+, which boasts impressive features such as a 200 million single-lens zoom camera, exceptional design, and a maximum of 1TB internal storage. These specifications give it a strong competitive edge in its price range, with outstanding telephoto shooting capabilities and rare large memory configurations. We believe that the realme 11 Pro+ will become the next dark horse, continuing the legacy of its predecessor’s legend.
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