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Nokia 8.1 vs OPPO F11 Pro Specs Comparison

The arrival of Nokia 8.1 in the Philippines adds to the impressive roster of 2019's mid-rangers. Let's see how it matches with the similarly priced OPPO F11 Pro.
Nokia 8.1 vs OPPO F11 Pro Specs Comparison
Nokia 8.1 vs OPPO F11 Pro

Nokia 8.1 vs OPPO F11 Pro Specs Comparison

DeviceNokia 8.1 OPPO F11 Pro
Display6.18-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2246 x 1080 resolution at 403 ppi6.53-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
2.1GHz 64-bit Helio P70 octa-core processor w/ dual-core AI
GPUAdreno 616Mali-G72 MP3
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 sensor w/ ZEISS optics, Dual PDAF, OIS, EIS + 13MP w/ dual-tone LED flash48MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera20MP f/2.016MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty and screen flash
3,500mAh w/ 18W fast charging
4,000mAh w/ VOOC 3.0 flash charge
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie OS
Android 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5 aptX, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM slots
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM (nano)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Google Assistant button, USB-C, Smart Amp, dual-mic w/ Nokia OZO Audio Colors: iron steel
Fingerprint sensor, dual mic, Colors: thunder black, aurora green, waterfall gray
Dimensions154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm
181 g
190 g
PricePHP 19,990
PHP 18,990

Can Nokia compete with OPPO?

Build / Design - Nokia 8.1 has a relatively dated design with a HUGE notch upfront. It also has slim bezels and chin. The OPPO F11 Pro sports a more updated design with a fullscreen display and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.
Nokia 8.1
Nokia 8.1

Both come with a fingerprint scanner behind instead of an In-Display fingerprint scanner.

Display - Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with 2246 x 1080 FHD+ resolution at 403 ppi pixel density. OPPO F11 Pro has a 6.53-inch IPS screen with 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and 395 ppi pixel density. It also has an unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
OPPO F11 Pro waterfall gray
OPPO F11 Pro waterfall gray

F11 Pro has a taller, notch-less screen but Nokia 8.1 has DCI-P3 and HDR10 support. OPPO also has an unspecified level of Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Specs - In terms of performance, the Nokia 8.1 has a 2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, Adreno 616 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB storage and a 3,500MAh battery with 18W fast charging.

The F11 Pro has a 2.1GHz Helio P70 octa-core processor with dual-core AI, Mali-G72 MP3, 6GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 flash charge.

Nokia 8.1 has a faster CPU and GPU combo. Both have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. However, F11 Pro takes the lead in the battery department with a bigger cell and faster fast charging technology.

Both are also packed with 700MHz 4G LTE support.

Cameras - In terms of cameras, both are impressive. The Nokia 8.1 has a dual-camera setup with 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 sensor with ZEISS optics, Dual PDAF, OIS, EIS + 13MP sensor and dual-tone LED flash. It also has a 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

OPPO F11 Pro has a dual rear camera setup with 48MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 with PDAF and LED flash.  For selfies, it has a 16MP f/2.0 with AI face beauty and screen flash.

On paper, the F11 Pro sounds more impressive due to the sheer size of its main sensor at 48MP. However, Nokia 8.1's dual-camera setup is supplemented with great features such as Dual PDAF, OIS, and EIS. The latter has a bigger selfie camera sensor as well.

Other features - Nokia 8.1 features a traditional fingerprint sensor, face unlock, a dedicated Google Assistant button, USB-C connection, Smart Amp, dual-mic with OZO Audio. OPPO F11 Pro has Dual Band WiFi and dual-mic.

Though both run Android 9.0 Pie, Nokia 8.1 is included in the Android One program. Android One ensures that Nokia 8.1 gets at least two years of Android OS upgrades, up to three years of monthly security updates, clean UI and no bloatware. OPPO F11 Pro sports a skinned version of Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.0.

Nokia 8.1 advantages - Display has DCI-P3 and HDR10 support, faster CPU and GPU, more camera features such as OIS, EIS, and dual PDAF, USB-C, Android One device
OPPO F11 Pro - Bigger screen with Gorilla Glass, 48MP main camera, larger battery with faster-charging tech, slightly cheaper

Our thoughts

Both Nokia 8.1 and OPPO F11 Pro are pretty good phones under PHP 20K. Nokia 8.1 might have the advantage in terms of screen technology, specs, and camera features though.

On the other hand, OPPO F11 Pro has a bigger main camera sensor, a bigger battery, faster charging, and a more affordable price tag.

What do you guys think?
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