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Battery Guard: Prevents damage from prolonged charging at unstable power voltages. Intelligently pauses charging once it reaches 80% at night, before topping up to full charge by the time users wake up.

Make Life Flow: Designed for high refresh screens (90/120Hz or more). UI First 2.0 combines OPPO’s proprietary lag-reducing engine with Quantum Animation. This boosts RAM utilisation by 45%, improving the response rate by 32% and the frame rate by 17%.

AI App Preloading: Learns user behaviour to preload the most-used apps, reducing loading time.

SuperTouch: intelligently identifies user scenarios and optimises the touch response speed, improving system fluency.

Gamers

Blocks calls, social media notifications, and limit gestures or operations that could disrupt your game. Blocked apps and gestures/operations include:

  • Incoming calls and messages (WhatsApp/Line/Telegram/Messenger)
  • Pushes from the status bar and notification drawer
  • Navigation gestures/buttons, back gestures, and Game Assistant
  • Power button screen lock, auto screen-off
  • Volume buttons
  • Floating windows

Security and Privacy

Embraces stock Android 11 added privacy options while creating a series of additional privacy protection and data security features.

Private System: Creates a separate system where a second version of apps and data runs independent of the original and is accessible only via a separate fingerprint scan or password.

App Lock: Enables users to lock apps through a password, fingerprint, or facial verification.

Enhanced permissions system: New temporary one-off permissions that reset the camera, microphone, and location access when the app is closed. Also, auto-reset permissions for unused apps.

Scoped storage: Prevents malicious apps from accessing other apps’ data and restricts an apps’ access to phone data, to requiring user permission.

Increased integration with third-party apps

OPPO has opened up its system capabilities, including Camera, AI, AR and more to contribute to the openness in smartphone technology development. App developers can incorporate OPPO APIs like Hyper Boost, Ultra Steady Video Shooting, and HDR.

GadgetGuy’s take – OPPO ColorOS 11 looks interesting and adds great value

What’s not to like? Every Google Android 11 feature plus OPPO’s enhancement based on millions of users.

As we said of ColourOS10,

Think of the UI as the icing on the cake that adds much more value. Apart from Google Pixel, most other brands have a certain degree of UI or customisation of Google Android (apart from Huawei that is not allowed to use Google’s Android).

If I were buying a phone, OPPO would high be on my shopping list. From its amazing $299 A52 (reviewed here) right up to its Find X2 Pro (or variants). When we review a phone, it goes through over 70 tests for an objective rating. Not like most reviewers that barely use it!

I would go so far as to say that OPPO is a driver in what Android needs to be. OPPO and Google close co-operate ensures that its advances are part of future Android releases. Perhaps when Android is perfect, we won’t need additional UI layers from phone manufacturers.