OPPO F19 Pro is the latest offering from the company in the mid-range segment. It’s launched alongside the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G for a price of Rs 21490 for the 8GB+128GB variant and Rs 23490 for the 8GB+256GB variant. The device in both the variants is available for purchase across retails and Amazon.
The device packs in super-fast charging with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 and a brilliant design but the icing on the cake is its best-in-class videography features. These include some of the standout features like Dual View Video, AI Color Portrait Video, and more. We tested the device for a while and this is why we feel that OPPO F19 Pro should be your next purchase.
Both sides of the story with Dual View Video
A prominent and highlight feature in the OPPO F19 Pro is the Dual View Video Mode. It lets you record videos with both cameras simultaneously. You can further preview them right away while recording in a split-screen form. The preview screens can be swapped with a simple tap on the ‘lens switch’ button. The front camera in this mode further supports AI beautification’ and you get EIS support on the rear cameras.
As you can see in the camera sample The Dual View Video is a perfect tool if you’re a content creator, Vlogger, or just a smartphone camera enthusiast who loves capturing the scene and one’s reactions in the same frame.
We had a lot of fun while shooting these videos and are sure users will enjoy it to create some stunning videos for their next social media update.
(Dual View Video)
Color me right with AI Color Portrait
The OPPO’s AI Color Portrait video feature helps create a stylized video which can be a big help for video content creators. This feature is available for both rear and front cameras and allows you to capture some fantastic video shots, which previously would have been achieved only through photos. The AI Color Portrait video uses OPPO’s AI software combined with built-in monochrome and color filters.
You can record your portrait with colors popping out while keeping the background in monochrome. And, you can see it getting applied right during recording in real-time. This makes a fantastic color pop-up video with your portrait in focus. There’s also EIS support and AI beautification to make your AI Color Portrait videos look richer.
I tested the feature and as you can see the portrait shot is visible in color, wherein the rest of the background is monochrome. The stability is great despite the recorder and the portrait subject moving while recording. The other highlight is that the video has been shot in bright light outdoors, yet the OPPO F19 Pro did a great job keeping the portrait subject in focus while keeping the colors intact.
(AI Color Portrait Video)
The device also supports Monochrome video mode for rear cameras, which lets Red, Green, or Blue colors in the video pop-up, keeping the rest of it in monochrome. Here’s a sample shot entirely in monochrome. Again, you can see the stabilization and primary focus on the subject is on point, thanks to EIS and a dedicated Monochrome video mode.
Stunning Night Photography with Night Plus
The OPPO F19 Pro’s rear camera features the new Night Plus that helps you to capture stunning photographs during the nights. To achieve that, it utilizes three rear camera filters — Cosmopolitan, Astral, and Dazzle. My personal favorite the cosmopolitan filter is mainly for night scenes as it increases saturation for red, orange, yellow colors and reduces the same for other colors for a stunning night shot. Here are the samples that were taken using OPPO F19 Pro’s Night Plus mode, explicitly using the Cosmopolitan filter. The shots were clicked again on the busy streets during the night. The images captured appear intact and sharp with a good amount of detail.
The exciting part of these filters on the device is they can be applied easily — open up the camera — swipe left where you can see the ‘Night’ category — the three filters appear right away — apply anyone based on your preference. Yes, it is as easy as it sounds, and delivers exactly what it promises.
- (Left to Right: Night Plus rear camera filters — Cosmopolitan, Astral, and Dazzle)
Professional Photography with Dynamic Bokeh
And, there’s Dynamic Bokeh mode for rear cameras. This mode upholds the subject of the portrait, and motion blurs the background instantly. Further, this mode uses low light HDR algorithms and professional color tuning to highlight the subject. The best part is it works for portraits taken in any lighting conditions, day or night. And you can see these algorithms work as promised in our sample shot that we captured on yet another busy street. Our colleague can be seen standing right in the middle of an overly busy road. The photo captured using the Dynamic Bokeh mode on the OPPO F19 Pro keeps our colleague in primary focus, along with the brilliant bokeh effect.
All Round Features of the F19 Pro
Apart from the brilliance of camera-centric features on the OPPO F19 Pro, the device sports a ultra-sleek design weighing just 172 grams. I was quite pleased with the minimalistic design that gave a shimmering effect and was convenient to hold during daily usage. For those wondering, it comes in two color variants — Fluid Black and Crystal Silver.The punch-hole display comes with a 6.4-inches Super AMOLED high-resolution screen that allowed for an immersive viewing experience, be it in watching videos, recording videos, or playing games
As mentioned previously the device comes with a segment-leading 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 that supports a 4310mAh battery. With just five-minute of charge can enjoy 2.9 hours of video playback and 3.2 hours of talk time. The device ensured us a day’s worth of usage and having a 30W quick charge to top up was quite beneficial as well.
Why OPPO F19 Pro should be your next purchase?
The OPPO F19 Pro is a well-rounded device with a Super AMOLED immersive display and brilliance of Fast Charging support. The videography features like Dual View Video and AI-powered AI Color Portrait mode present the right mix of hardware and innovative algorithms to offer stunning videography in the mid-range price segment. All of these stunning features are packaged in a beautifully design device that oozes elegance and style. With the right mix of trendy looks, videography features and super-fast charging the OPPO F19 Pro is a wholesome package that you can add to your shopping list right away.
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