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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G vs OPPO Reno7 Z 5G Comparison

Xiaomi and OPPO has recently released 5G-capable offerings around the Php20,000 price range, namely the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G and the OPPO Reno7 Z 5G. How fierce is the competition between them? Find out below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5GOPPO Reno7 Z 5G
6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED, 395ppi6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED screen, 409ppi
120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate60Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC
Mali-G68 MC4 GPUAdreno 619 GPU
6GB, 8GB RAM8GB RAM
128GB, 256GB UFS 2.2128GB UFS 2.2
microSD up to 1TB (hybrid)microSD card support (hybrid)
Triple-rear cameras:
• 108MP F1.9 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
Triple-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.7 main
• 2MP F2.4 monochrome
• 2MP F2.4 macro
16MP F2.5 front camera16MP F2.4 front camera
Dual SIMDual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 6WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
NFCNFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavICGPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB-CUSB-C
3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers (Tuned by JBL)Stereo speakers
IR Blaster
Fingerprint scanner (side)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)ColorOS 12 (Android 11)
IP53 dust and splash resistanceIPX4 dust and splash resistance
4,500mAh w/ 120W fast charging4,500mAh battery w/ 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging
163.7 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm159.85 x 73.17 x 7.49~7.55 mm
204 g173 g
Graphite Gray, Star Blue, Forest GreenCosmic Black, Rainbow Spectrum

Summary of advantages

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G:
• Higher main camera resolution
• Gorilla Glass 5
• Wi-Fi 6 support
• More navigation systems
• Slimmer, newer GPU
• Better performance benchmarks for chipset
• Faster charging
• Larger internal storage available
• Higher refresh rate, touch sampling rate

OPPO Reno7 Z 5G:
• Higher screen pixel density
• In-display fingerprint scanner
• Lighter, slimmer build
• Higher IP rating with liquids

Display

While Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has a larger screen overall with a higher refresh and touch sampling rates, OPPO Reno7 Z 5G has a slightly better pixel density at 409 pixels per inch (ppi). The Gorilla Glass protection for Redmi does not seem to have an equivalent in Reno.

Chipset

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G uses a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G with an octa-core CPU and a max clock speed of 2.5GHz. For its GPU, it has a Mali-G68 MC4. OPPO Reno7 Z 5G, on the other hand, has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G with an octa-core CPU and a max clock speed of 2.2GHz. For its GPU, it has an Adreno 619.

To examine if there are any significant differences in performance, let’s take a look at their benchmarks.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5GOPPO Reno7 Z 5G
AnTuTu v9377,534370,200
Geekbench 5• 747 (Single-Core)
• 2,234 (Multi-Core)
• 687 (Single-Core)
• 1,998 (Multi-Core)
PC Mark9,468 (Work 3.0)7,998 (Work 3.0)
3D Mark• 1,961 (Wild Life)
• 581 (Wild Life Extreme)
• 1,218 (Wild Life)
• 366 (Wild Life Extreme)

Apparently, Redmi has produced better performance benchmarks than Reno. This added with a slimmer and newer GPU. Nonetheless, Snapdragon processors are usually optimized for gaming more often than Dimensity.

Memory and Storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has two options in this category, 6GB and 8GB for RAM, as well as 128GB and 256GB for internal storage. OPPO Reno7 Z 5G only has the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version. Both support microSD card expansion, but OPPO did not seem to cite how much it could accommodate via external storage.

Cameras

The resolution for all their cameras are the same except for their primary shooters. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has 108MP F1.9 as its main, while OPPO Reno7 Z 5G has 64MP F1.7. Another difference would be the ultra-wide feature for Redmi, something that is not present with Reno. Aesthetically, Reno’s back cameras can light up when charging or getting notifications. They call these ring lights as Dual Orbit Lights.

Connectivity and Features

There is not much difference in their basic connectivity features. One exception would be the Wi-Fi 6 support with Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, which OPPO Reno7 Z 5G does not have. On the other hand, Reno would have a slightly higher IP rating when it comes to liquid protection than Redmi. Then again, Reno does not seem to have been tested yet with solids, whereas Redmi has indicated dust protection.

Battery

Both have similar battery capacities, but if faster charging is a preference, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G can offer 120 watts, while OPPO Reno7 Z 5G has to do with 33 watts.

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB is priced at PHP 19,999 and PHP 21,999, respectively. OPPO Reno7 Z 5G has a similar price range, being pegged at PHP 19,999.

Which one to get?

As witnessed in this concise comparison, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G appears to have more tangibles to work with compared to the similarly priced OPPO Reno7 Z 5G. If the aforementioned advantages weigh more in making your decision for your next phone, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G might be the better option at this juncture. Has this comparison been helpful in your choice? Let us know in the comments.

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